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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 706 646 791
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +145
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 177 249 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.58% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 155 175 66
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
39968 42832 43850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.34% 40.66% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34186 35557 38647
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -30 166 £52,500 +5.00% 23
London -35 109 £55,000 +5.76% 15
South East +3 26 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Yorkshire - 17 £45,000 - 6
City of London -3 16 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +15 15 £40,000 -27.27%
Leeds - 12 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 12 £55,000 -
Newbury - 9 £42,500 -
East of England 0 6 £55,000 -38.88%
West Sussex - 6 £44,500 -
Watford 0 5 £55,000 -38.88%
Hertfordshire -6 5 £55,000 -38.88%
South Yorkshire - 5 £36,500 - 6
South West - 5 £62,500 -
Bristol - 5 £62,500 -
Crawley - 4 £44,500 -
Sheffield - 4 £34,750 - 5
East Sussex - 4 £60,000 - 1
Scotland -41 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £37,500 -
North West -21 2 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Edinburgh -26 2 - -
Hove - 2 £60,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £32,500 -
Manchester -2 1 £27,500 -25.17% 1
Reading -6 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Staines - 1 £40,000 -
Warrington - 1 £45,500 -
Norwich - 1 £26,500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 292 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (63.83%) Cucumber
3 234 (62.23%) BDD
4 216 (57.45%) TDD
5 173 (46.01%) Scrum
6 158 (42.02%) QA
7 156 (41.49%) Selenium
8 122 (32.45%) C#
9 119 (31.65%) Test Automation
10 113 (30.05%) SpecFlow
11 111 (29.52%) Java
11 111 (29.52%) Ruby
12 106 (28.19%) Web Services
13 96 (25.53%) Automated Testing
14 93 (24.73%) Git (software)
15 85 (22.61%) Test Scripting
16 82 (21.81%) MySQL
17 78 (20.74%) SQL
18 77 (20.48%) .NET
18 77 (20.48%) E-Commerce
19 76 (20.21%) XML
19 76 (20.21%) Open Source
20 75 (19.95%) OO
20 75 (19.95%) NUnit
21 72 (19.15%) Python
22 70 (18.62%) jQuery
22 70 (18.62%) RESTful
23 66 (17.55%) PostgreSQL
24 63 (16.76%) Linux
24 63 (16.76%) HTML

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 56 (14.89%) Apache
2 17 (4.52%) Drupal
3 16 (4.26%) Confluence
4 12 (3.19%) Node.js
5 9 (2.39%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.60%) IIS
7 4 (1.06%) CMS
8 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.80%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.23%) Internet
2 14 (3.72%) HTTP
3 8 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.33%) DSL
5 4 (1.06%) DNS
6 2 (0.53%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (21.81%) MySQL
2 66 (17.55%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (16.49%) SQL Server
4 52 (13.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 39 (10.37%) Big Data
6 36 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (7.18%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.39%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 240 (63.83%) Cucumber
2 156 (41.49%) Selenium
3 113 (30.05%) SpecFlow
4 93 (24.73%) Git (software)
5 75 (19.95%) NUnit
6 56 (14.89%) Jenkins
7 52 (13.83%) Karma Test Runner
8 51 (13.56%) Moq
9 50 (13.30%) QuickTest Pro
10 48 (12.77%) TeamCity
11 46 (12.23%) WebDriver
11 46 (12.23%) JUnit
12 44 (11.70%) Calabash
13 38 (10.11%) RSpec
14 37 (9.84%) JIRA
15 36 (9.57%) CruiseControl
16 35 (9.31%) Rhino Mocks
17 33 (8.78%) WATIR
18 27 (7.18%) Jasmine
19 25 (6.65%) JMeter
General
1 59 (15.69%) Games
2 41 (10.90%) Finance
3 22 (5.85%) Publishing
4 21 (5.59%) Retail
5 12 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.60%) Online Betting
8 5 (1.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.06%) Banking
10 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (29.79%) Developer
2 84 (22.34%) QA Engineer
3 75 (19.95%) Analyst
4 46 (12.23%) Test Analyst
5 40 (10.64%) Tester
6 37 (9.84%) Test Engineer
6 37 (9.84%) Python Developer
7 32 (8.51%) Team Leader
8 31 (8.24%) C# Developer
9 26 (6.91%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (6.65%) Senior QA Engineer
11 23 (6.12%) QA Analyst
12 21 (5.59%) Lead Developer
13 18 (4.79%) Software Engineer
13 18 (4.79%) Java Developer
14 17 (4.52%) Quality Engineer
14 17 (4.52%) Automation Tester
15 15 (3.99%) Architect
15 15 (3.99%) Lead Architect
16 13 (3.46%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (28.19%) Web Services
2 77 (20.48%) .NET
3 76 (20.21%) XML
4 70 (18.62%) jQuery
4 70 (18.62%) RESTful
5 63 (16.76%) HTML
6 55 (14.63%) SOAP
7 52 (13.83%) Django
8 45 (11.97%) WCF
9 44 (11.70%) CSS
10 41 (10.90%) REST
11 40 (10.64%) MSMQ
12 34 (9.04%) ASP.NET
13 32 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (7.45%) JSON
15 27 (7.18%) ActiveMQ
16 25 (6.65%) HTML5
17 24 (6.38%) Spring
18 21 (5.59%) LAMP
19 20 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.21%) Open Source
2 28 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.46%) Online Gambling
5 12 (3.19%) User Experience
6 8 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.60%) Wiki
7 6 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.33%) Social Media
9 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.06%) Blog
9 4 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.80%) Social Network
11 2 (0.53%) iPhone
12 1 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.27%) NHS
12 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.27%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.76%) Linux
2 32 (8.51%) UNIX
3 23 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.46%) Android
5 8 (2.13%) Windows
6 6 (1.60%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (62.23%) BDD
3 216 (57.45%) TDD
4 173 (46.01%) Scrum
5 119 (31.65%) Test Automation
6 96 (25.53%) Automated Testing
7 85 (22.61%) Test Scripting
8 77 (20.48%) E-Commerce
9 75 (19.95%) OO
10 58 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (15.43%) Mentoring
11 57 (15.16%) Kanban
12 55 (14.63%) User Stories
13 51 (13.56%) Software Testing
14 44 (11.70%) OOP
15 42 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (10.37%) Integration Testing
16 39 (10.37%) Regression Testing
17 38 (10.11%) OOD
18 36 (9.57%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.45%) C#
2 111 (29.52%) Java
2 111 (29.52%) Ruby
3 78 (20.74%) SQL
4 72 (19.15%) Python
5 61 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.71%) PHP
7 18 (4.79%) Scala
8 16 (4.26%) Groovy
9 12 (3.19%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.60%) Perl
10 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.33%) C++
12 3 (0.80%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.53%) XPath
14 1 (0.27%) F#
14 1 (0.27%) C
14 1 (0.27%) VB6
14 1 (0.27%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (7.71%) Degree
2 27 (7.18%) ISEB
3 21 (5.59%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (42.02%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.19%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.39%) Puppet
3 6 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (8.51%) Oracle
2 29 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.32%) Google
3 20 (5.32%) Facebook
4 12 (3.19%) Apple
5 6 (1.60%) Cognos
5 6 (1.60%) Capita
6 4 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.27%) HP
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