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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 686 706 801
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +95
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 203 232 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.49% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 166 159 71
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.77%

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
40191 46930 43105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.80% 39.95% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 34376 40132 37445
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 £60,000 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +27 191 £47,500 -13.63% 34
London -10 127 £52,500 -8.69% 19
South East +21 24 £45,000 - 5
City of London +53 23 £60,000 +4.34% 6
Yorkshire - 16 £40,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 16 £40,000 - 2
Sheffield - 16 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +1 11 £45,000 - 4
East of England +13 10 £48,750 -35.00% 2
Hertfordshire +15 9 £50,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland -1 9 £30,000 -14.28%
Watford +14 8 - -
Edinburgh -3 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Berkshire +4 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Winchester - 6 £45,000 - 2
Southampton +5 5 £30,000 -27.27% 2
Manchester +14 4 £47,500 +35.71% 4
North West +2 4 £47,500 +58.33% 5
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Newbury - 3 £50,000 -
Reading - 3 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 -
South West - 3 £67,500 - 1
Horsham - 2 £29,000 -
Hove - 2 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £67,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £43,750 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £29,000 -
Dorset - 2 £67,500 - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 317 (84.99%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (64.08%) BDD
3 229 (61.39%) Cucumber
4 204 (54.69%) Selenium
5 182 (48.79%) QA
6 175 (46.92%) Scrum
7 166 (44.50%) TDD
8 151 (40.48%) Test Automation
9 124 (33.24%) Java
9 124 (33.24%) SQL
10 112 (30.03%) C#
11 105 (28.15%) Automated Testing
12 100 (26.81%) XML
13 99 (26.54%) WebDriver
14 97 (26.01%) Test Scripting
15 86 (23.06%) SpecFlow
16 84 (22.52%) HTML
16 84 (22.52%) Python
17 83 (22.25%) .NET
18 82 (21.98%) JavaScript
18 82 (21.98%) Ruby
19 79 (21.18%) Git (software)
20 74 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
21 72 (19.30%) Web Services
22 71 (19.03%) MySQL
23 66 (17.69%) Software Testing
24 65 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
24 65 (17.43%) Finance
25 63 (16.89%) Open Source
25 63 (16.89%) User Stories

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 46 (12.33%) Apache
2 27 (7.24%) Confluence
3 13 (3.49%) Node.js
4 9 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.34%) Drupal
6 4 (1.07%) IIS
6 4 (1.07%) CMS
7 3 (0.80%) WordPress
7 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.70%) Internet
2 7 (1.88%) HTTP
2 7 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.07%) SMTP
4 3 (0.80%) DNS
4 3 (0.80%) DSL
5 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.03%) MySQL
2 53 (14.21%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (11.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 40 (10.72%) SQL Server
5 21 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 19 (5.09%) Big Data
7 14 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.41%) DbVisualizer
9 9 (2.41%) DB2
10 7 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 229 (61.39%) Cucumber
2 204 (54.69%) Selenium
3 99 (26.54%) WebDriver
4 86 (23.06%) SpecFlow
5 79 (21.18%) Git (software)
6 61 (16.35%) Jenkins
7 59 (15.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 44 (11.80%) Subversion
9 43 (11.53%) JIRA
10 42 (11.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 40 (10.72%) FitNesse
12 37 (9.92%) Visual Studio
13 36 (9.65%) NUnit
14 34 (9.12%) RSpec
15 31 (8.31%) JUnit
16 30 (8.04%) Calabash
17 29 (7.77%) SoapUI
17 29 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (6.17%) Jasmine
19 20 (5.36%) JBehave
General
1 65 (17.43%) Finance
2 42 (11.26%) Games
3 28 (7.51%) Retail
4 23 (6.17%) Publishing
5 20 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.49%) Back Office
7 12 (3.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.95%) Online Betting
9 8 (2.14%) Law
10 6 (1.61%) Legal
10 6 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.34%) Electronics
11 5 (1.34%) Banking
12 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.80%) Marketing
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (24.40%) QA Engineer
2 79 (21.18%) Developer
2 79 (21.18%) Analyst
3 47 (12.60%) Tester
4 44 (11.80%) Test Analyst
5 40 (10.72%) Test Engineer
6 37 (9.92%) Python Developer
7 36 (9.65%) Senior QA Engineer
8 30 (8.04%) Automation Tester
9 27 (7.24%) Software Engineer
10 23 (6.17%) QA Analyst
11 22 (5.90%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (5.90%) Lead Developer
12 19 (5.09%) Business Analyst
12 19 (5.09%) Consultant
12 19 (5.09%) Automation Engineer
13 18 (4.83%) Python/Django Developer
13 18 (4.83%) Django Developer
14 17 (4.56%) Test Consultant
14 17 (4.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (26.81%) XML
2 84 (22.52%) HTML
3 83 (22.25%) .NET
4 72 (19.30%) Web Services
5 61 (16.35%) CSS
6 54 (14.48%) jQuery
7 52 (13.94%) RESTful
8 44 (11.80%) JSON
9 42 (11.26%) Django
10 34 (9.12%) SOAP
10 34 (9.12%) ASP.NET
11 28 (7.51%) HTML5
12 21 (5.63%) Ajax
13 16 (4.29%) Spring
14 15 (4.02%) WCF
15 13 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (3.49%) REST
16 12 (3.22%) WPF
17 11 (2.95%) MSMQ
17 11 (2.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.56%) Client/Server
4 16 (4.29%) User Experience
5 14 (3.75%) Derivative
5 14 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.49%) Equities
6 13 (3.49%) Fixed Income
7 12 (3.22%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.95%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.68%) iPhone
10 6 (1.61%) Wiki
10 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.34%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.34%) Online Games
12 4 (1.07%) Online Gambling
12 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.35%) Linux
2 33 (8.85%) UNIX
3 25 (6.70%) Windows
4 22 (5.90%) Apple iOS
5 20 (5.36%) Android
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (84.99%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (64.08%) BDD
3 175 (46.92%) Scrum
4 166 (44.50%) TDD
5 151 (40.48%) Test Automation
6 105 (28.15%) Automated Testing
7 97 (26.01%) Test Scripting
8 74 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (17.69%) Software Testing
10 65 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (16.89%) Open Source
11 63 (16.89%) User Stories
12 57 (15.28%) Manual Testing
13 54 (14.48%) Mentoring
14 51 (13.67%) Integration Testing
14 51 (13.67%) E-Commerce
15 40 (10.72%) Regression Testing
15 40 (10.72%) OO
16 39 (10.46%) SDLC
16 39 (10.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 124 (33.24%) Java
1 124 (33.24%) SQL
2 112 (30.03%) C#
3 84 (22.52%) Python
4 82 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 82 (21.98%) Ruby
5 39 (10.46%) T-SQL
6 25 (6.70%) Scala
7 24 (6.43%) PHP
8 14 (3.75%) Groovy
9 10 (2.68%) Perl
10 9 (2.41%) C
11 5 (1.34%) C++
11 5 (1.34%) XPath
12 4 (1.07%) VB6
12 4 (1.07%) VB
12 4 (1.07%) VBA
12 4 (1.07%) F#
13 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (13.14%) ISEB
2 28 (7.51%) ISTQB
3 27 (7.24%) Degree
4 20 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (48.79%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) KVM
3 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 45 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.80%) Ansible
3 3 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.43%) Oracle
3 21 (5.63%) Google
4 19 (5.09%) Facebook
5 14 (3.75%) Apple
6 11 (2.95%) Cognos
6 11 (2.95%) Capita
7 8 (2.14%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.80%) SAP
9 2 (0.54%) HP
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + package + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
St. Albans
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago