The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 680 645 796
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +151
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 220 262 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.58% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 182 189 74
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40851 45236 43178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.41% 38.84% 39.82%
Number of salaries quoted 34864 38424 37345
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK.

Gherkin Salary Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Gherkin over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Gherkin Salary Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 205 £47,500 -5.00% 46
London -22 114 £57,500 +15.00% 17
South East +13 39 £45,000 - 6
City of London +45 33 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -5 18 £37,500 -14.28% 2
Scotland -9 14 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Berkshire +19 13 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 13 £31,000 - 8
Sheffield - 13 £31,000 - 6
South Yorkshire - 13 £31,000 - 6
Edinburgh -4 12 £45,000 -
East Midlands +8 11 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Glasgow -1 10 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Winchester - 9 £45,000 -
East of England +3 8 £47,500 -13.63%
North West -3 8 £42,500 +21.42% 10
South West -7 8 £41,750 -40.35%
Southampton +3 7 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Manchester +7 6 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Reading +4 6 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -6 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Bracknell - 6 £61,250 -
Surrey - 6 £47,500 - 4
Northamptonshire +10 5 £33,750 -
Watford -5 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 £67,500 -
Dorset - 5 £67,500 -
Nottingham -3 4 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Northampton - 4 £32,500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 331 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (68.05%) Cucumber
3 265 (64.63%) BDD
4 263 (64.15%) Selenium
5 197 (48.05%) QA
6 162 (39.51%) Scrum
7 149 (36.34%) C#
8 142 (34.63%) Java
9 138 (33.66%) Test Automation
10 131 (31.95%) SQL
11 129 (31.46%) TDD
12 114 (27.80%) Test Scripting
13 109 (26.59%) WebDriver
14 103 (25.12%) Automated Testing
14 103 (25.12%) SpecFlow
15 97 (23.66%) .NET
16 92 (22.44%) JavaScript
16 92 (22.44%) Finance
17 91 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
18 87 (21.22%) Web Services
19 84 (20.49%) Jenkins
20 78 (19.02%) HP UFT
21 76 (18.54%) HTML
22 75 (18.29%) Microsoft
22 75 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
23 71 (17.32%) Ruby
24 65 (15.85%) CSS
24 65 (15.85%) Python
25 63 (15.37%) XML
26 62 (15.12%) Visual Studio

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (7.56%) Confluence
2 20 (4.88%) Apache
3 13 (3.17%) Node.js
4 11 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.95%) Alfresco
5 8 (1.95%) JBoss
6 6 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.98%) IIS
8 3 (0.73%) CMS
9 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.49%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.17%) Internet
2 4 (0.98%) SMTP
3 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.73%) HTTP
3 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) DSL
5 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.27%) MySQL
2 28 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.34%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 18 (4.39%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (2.93%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.44%) DbVisualizer
7 10 (2.44%) DB2
8 6 (1.46%) Big Data
8 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 279 (68.05%) Cucumber
2 263 (64.15%) Selenium
3 109 (26.59%) WebDriver
4 103 (25.12%) SpecFlow
5 84 (20.49%) Jenkins
6 78 (19.02%) HP UFT
7 62 (15.12%) Visual Studio
8 59 (14.39%) JIRA
9 58 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 55 (13.41%) Git (software)
11 43 (10.49%) FitNesse
12 36 (8.78%) JUnit
13 35 (8.54%) Subversion
14 31 (7.56%) Maven
14 31 (7.56%) NUnit
15 29 (7.07%) SoapUI
16 20 (4.88%) JBehave
17 19 (4.63%) Mockito
17 19 (4.63%) Calabash
18 18 (4.39%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 92 (22.44%) Finance
2 20 (4.88%) Back Office
2 20 (4.88%) Games
3 15 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.93%) Publishing
5 11 (2.68%) Retail
6 8 (1.95%) Law
7 6 (1.46%) Front Office
8 5 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.22%) Electronics
8 5 (1.22%) Legal
8 5 (1.22%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.98%) Marketing
9 4 (0.98%) Banking
9 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (25.12%) Analyst
2 75 (18.29%) Developer
3 72 (17.56%) QA Engineer
4 64 (15.61%) Tester
5 63 (15.37%) Test Analyst
6 44 (10.73%) Senior Analyst
6 44 (10.73%) Test Engineer
7 43 (10.49%) Automation Tester
8 40 (9.76%) Senior QA Engineer
9 32 (7.80%) QA Analyst
10 26 (6.34%) Senior QA Analyst
11 24 (5.85%) Senior Tester
11 24 (5.85%) Java Developer
12 21 (5.12%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (4.39%) Business Analyst
13 18 (4.39%) Python Developer
14 17 (4.15%) Senior Developer
15 16 (3.90%) Senior Automation Tester
16 15 (3.66%) Agile Test Analyst
16 15 (3.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (23.66%) .NET
2 87 (21.22%) Web Services
3 76 (18.54%) HTML
4 65 (15.85%) CSS
5 63 (15.37%) XML
6 56 (13.66%) RESTful
7 47 (11.46%) jQuery
8 41 (10.00%) JSON
9 40 (9.76%) SOAP
10 34 (8.29%) ASP.NET
11 28 (6.83%) Spring
12 22 (5.37%) Ajax
13 20 (4.88%) HTML5
14 19 (4.63%) REST
15 18 (4.39%) Django
16 15 (3.66%) AngularJS
16 15 (3.66%) Hibernate
17 14 (3.41%) .NET Framework
18 12 (2.93%) DOM
19 11 (2.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.56%) Client/Server
3 27 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (6.34%) Derivative
5 25 (6.10%) Fixed Income
5 25 (6.10%) Equities
6 17 (4.15%) User Experience
7 15 (3.66%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.44%) iPhone
9 6 (1.46%) Online Games
9 6 (1.46%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.22%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.22%) Contract for Difference
10 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.22%) Blog
10 5 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.98%) Wiki
11 4 (0.98%) DTV
12 3 (0.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.73%) Windows
2 40 (9.76%) Linux
3 28 (6.83%) UNIX
4 20 (4.88%) Android
5 10 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.46%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (64.63%) BDD
3 162 (39.51%) Scrum
4 138 (33.66%) Test Automation
5 129 (31.46%) TDD
6 114 (27.80%) Test Scripting
7 103 (25.12%) Automated Testing
8 91 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
9 75 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (14.39%) Software Testing
10 59 (14.39%) Manual Testing
10 59 (14.39%) User Stories
11 58 (14.15%) Integration Testing
12 56 (13.66%) Test Management
13 55 (13.41%) SDLC
14 53 (12.93%) Automation Testing
15 49 (11.95%) Open Source
16 45 (10.98%) Performance Testing
17 44 (10.73%) E-Commerce
18 42 (10.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (36.34%) C#
2 142 (34.63%) Java
3 131 (31.95%) SQL
4 92 (22.44%) JavaScript
5 71 (17.32%) Ruby
6 65 (15.85%) Python
7 41 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 28 (6.83%) PHP
9 13 (3.17%) Groovy
10 11 (2.68%) Scala
11 9 (2.20%) C
12 7 (1.71%) Perl
13 6 (1.46%) C++
13 6 (1.46%) XPath
14 4 (0.98%) VB6
14 4 (0.98%) VB
14 4 (0.98%) VBA
14 4 (0.98%) F#
15 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.24%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 44 (10.73%) ISEB
2 27 (6.59%) ISTQB
3 20 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.39%) Degree
5 17 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (48.05%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.73%) Docker
3 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.98%) Puppet
4 3 (0.73%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.90%) Oracle
3 13 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.20%) Google
5 6 (1.46%) Facebook
5 6 (1.46%) Cognos
5 6 (1.46%) Capita
6 4 (0.98%) SAP
7 2 (0.49%) OpenLink
7 2 (0.49%) HP
7 2 (0.49%) Apple
7 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.24%) CODA
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.24%) Thunderhead
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
PCR
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + pension + 25 days holiday + healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago