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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 691 689 814
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +125
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 175 188 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 160 137 56
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%

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
38639 42772 46360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.10% 41.02% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 35742 41238
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +29 169 £52,500 +5.00% 31
London -7 116 £55,000 +8.37% 25
South East -11 17 £40,000 -13.51% 4
Berkshire +5 14 £40,000 -27.27%
City of London +5 13 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £55,000 - 1
Leeds - 12 £55,000 - 1
East of England -3 10 £55,000 -
Watford -3 9 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire -16 9 £55,000 -
Bristol - 9 £60,000 -
South West - 9 £60,000 -
Newbury - 7 £42,500 -
North West -13 4 £44,000 +25.71% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Scotland -19 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hammersmith - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey - 3 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £45,500 -
Staines - 3 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £45,500 -
Docklands, London -1 1 £52,500 -27.58%
Reading -4 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Manchester -4 1 £27,500 -45.00% 1
Norwich - 1 £26,500 -
Livingston - 1 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £37,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £26,500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 315 (75.72%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (63.22%) Cucumber
3 244 (58.65%) BDD
4 231 (55.53%) TDD
5 187 (44.95%) QA
5 187 (44.95%) Scrum
6 179 (43.03%) Selenium
7 151 (36.30%) Ruby
8 146 (35.10%) C#
9 123 (29.57%) SpecFlow
10 116 (27.88%) Java
11 115 (27.64%) Test Automation
12 110 (26.44%) Web Services
13 106 (25.48%) Test Scripting
14 104 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 104 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 104 (25.00%) Open Source
15 95 (22.84%) Automated Testing
16 88 (21.15%) .NET
16 88 (21.15%) MySQL
17 86 (20.67%) NUnit
18 85 (20.43%) OO
18 85 (20.43%) Mentoring
19 81 (19.47%) jQuery
20 79 (18.99%) Python
20 79 (18.99%) SQL
21 74 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
22 72 (17.31%) RESTful
23 69 (16.59%) XML
24 68 (16.35%) Linux

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 62 (14.90%) Apache
2 21 (5.05%) Confluence
3 17 (4.09%) Drupal
4 9 (2.16%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.16%) IIS
5 8 (1.92%) Node.js
6 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (3.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.81%) GitHub
3 13 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.54%) Internet
2 16 (3.85%) HTTP
3 7 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.44%) DSL
5 5 (1.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (21.15%) MySQL
2 74 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
3 67 (16.11%) SQL Server
4 57 (13.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 42 (10.10%) Big Data
6 38 (9.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (6.97%) Hadoop
8 24 (5.77%) Relational Database
9 23 (5.53%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.92%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.68%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.96%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 263 (63.22%) Cucumber
2 179 (43.03%) Selenium
3 123 (29.57%) SpecFlow
4 104 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 86 (20.67%) NUnit
6 67 (16.11%) WebDriver
7 62 (14.90%) TeamCity
8 61 (14.66%) WATIR
8 61 (14.66%) Moq
9 58 (13.94%) Jenkins
10 57 (13.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 50 (12.02%) Calabash
12 49 (11.78%) JUnit
13 48 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
14 43 (10.34%) JIRA
15 42 (10.10%) Rhino Mocks
16 40 (9.62%) CruiseControl
17 38 (9.13%) RSpec
18 31 (7.45%) Jasmine
19 27 (6.49%) JMeter
General
1 64 (15.38%) Games
2 41 (9.86%) Finance
3 26 (6.25%) Retail
4 25 (6.01%) Publishing
5 12 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.20%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (28.85%) Developer
2 109 (26.20%) QA Engineer
3 75 (18.03%) Analyst
4 54 (12.98%) Test Analyst
5 43 (10.34%) Quality Engineer
5 43 (10.34%) Python Developer
6 42 (10.10%) Tester
7 35 (8.41%) Test Engineer
7 35 (8.41%) Team Leader
8 34 (8.17%) C# Developer
9 29 (6.97%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (6.01%) QA Analyst
10 25 (6.01%) Senior QA Engineer
11 19 (4.57%) Java Developer
12 18 (4.33%) Software Engineer
13 17 (4.09%) Automation Tester
14 16 (3.85%) Lead Developer
15 14 (3.37%) Technical Team Leader
15 14 (3.37%) .NET Team Leader
15 14 (3.37%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (26.44%) Web Services
2 88 (21.15%) .NET
3 81 (19.47%) jQuery
4 72 (17.31%) RESTful
5 69 (16.59%) XML
6 60 (14.42%) SOAP
6 60 (14.42%) HTML
6 60 (14.42%) Django
7 51 (12.26%) WCF
8 47 (11.30%) MSMQ
9 46 (11.06%) REST
10 43 (10.34%) ASP.NET
11 35 (8.41%) CSS
12 31 (7.45%) RabbitMQ
13 30 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (6.97%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (6.01%) NHibernate
15 25 (6.01%) HTML5
16 24 (5.77%) .NET Framework
17 23 (5.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 104 (25.00%) Open Source
2 26 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (5.77%) Blog
4 16 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.85%) Online Gambling
5 12 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.64%) User Experience
7 8 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.20%) Social Media
9 4 (0.96%) Wiki
9 4 (0.96%) Social Network
10 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.24%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.24%) Statistics
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.35%) Linux
2 35 (8.41%) UNIX
3 23 (5.53%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.64%) Android
5 10 (2.40%) Windows
6 8 (1.92%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (75.72%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (58.65%) BDD
3 231 (55.53%) TDD
4 187 (44.95%) Scrum
5 115 (27.64%) Test Automation
6 106 (25.48%) Test Scripting
7 104 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 95 (22.84%) Automated Testing
9 85 (20.43%) OO
9 85 (20.43%) Mentoring
10 68 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (15.14%) Kanban
12 57 (13.70%) User Stories
13 56 (13.46%) Software Testing
14 50 (12.02%) Regression Testing
15 45 (10.82%) OOP
16 43 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 41 (9.86%) Test Strategy
17 41 (9.86%) OOD
18 39 (9.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 151 (36.30%) Ruby
2 146 (35.10%) C#
3 116 (27.88%) Java
4 79 (18.99%) SQL
4 79 (18.99%) Python
5 54 (12.98%) JavaScript
6 37 (8.89%) PHP
7 20 (4.81%) Groovy
8 18 (4.33%) Scala
9 11 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.68%) Perl
10 7 (1.68%) C++
11 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.96%) XPath
12 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.48%) C
14 2 (0.48%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.48%) VB
14 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (10.82%) Degree
2 22 (5.29%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.57%) ISEB
4 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (44.95%) QA
System Software
1 12 (2.88%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.40%) Puppet
3 7 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.20%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (7.69%) Oracle
2 29 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.85%) Google
4 15 (3.61%) Facebook
5 12 (2.88%) Apple
6 4 (0.96%) Cognos
6 4 (0.96%) Capita
6 4 (0.96%) Endeca
6 4 (0.96%) RedPrairie
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.24%) VMware
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Salary: £42500 - £57000 per annum + + Travel + Expenses + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, etc.
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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