The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 682 763 724
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -39
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 235 205 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 207 166 195
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%

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
38096 41463 46169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.84% 37.74% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 33112 35381 39295
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 216 £50,000 +11.11% 33
London +52 115 £60,000 +9.09% 21
South West +40 31 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Bath - 22 £40,000 -
Somerset - 22 £40,000 -
South East +11 21 £42,500 -5.55% 3
East of England +44 20 £45,000 -5.26%
Scotland +15 19 £45,000 -
City of London +54 17 £60,000 - 3
Berkshire +11 15 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Hertfordshire +30 12 £45,000 -10.00%
North West +15 12 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Reading +18 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Glasgow -2 11 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +22 9 £36,000 +16.12%
Watford +21 9 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +5 9 £39,500 -12.22%
Gloucestershire - 9 £45,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +17 8 £47,500 -
Cambridge +15 8 £47,500 -
Manchester -4 5 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Liverpool - 5 £37,500 -
Merseyside - 5 £37,500 -
Leeds - 5 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
East Midlands +3 4 £45,000 +28.57% 2
West Midlands -9 4 £41,250 - 2
Nottingham +12 3 £45,000 - 1
Newbury +9 3 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £45,000 - 2

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 343 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (66.67%) Selenium
3 279 (61.18%) Cucumber
4 272 (59.65%) BDD
5 222 (48.68%) Scrum
6 218 (47.81%) QA
7 167 (36.62%) Java
8 155 (33.99%) TDD
9 147 (32.24%) Test Automation
10 125 (27.41%) C#
11 123 (26.97%) Jenkins
12 120 (26.32%) SpecFlow
13 98 (21.49%) Git (software)
14 97 (21.27%) Finance
15 96 (21.05%) Web Services
16 87 (19.08%) JavaScript
16 87 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
17 84 (18.42%) Ruby
18 82 (17.98%) SQL
18 82 (17.98%) WebDriver
19 79 (17.32%) Automation Testing
20 78 (17.11%) Microsoft
21 77 (16.89%) Automated Testing
22 71 (15.57%) Degree
23 69 (15.13%) RESTful
24 68 (14.91%) Python
25 65 (14.25%) User Acceptance Testing
26 63 (13.82%) ISEB
27 61 (13.38%) HTML
27 61 (13.38%) Mentoring

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (6.58%) Alfresco
1 30 (6.58%) JBoss
2 15 (3.29%) Confluence
3 14 (3.07%) Apache
4 8 (1.75%) CMS
5 7 (1.54%) NServiceBus
5 7 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.10%) Drupal
7 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.54%) GitHub
4 5 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.14%) Internet
2 21 (4.61%) SSH
3 10 (2.19%) HTTP
3 10 (2.19%) SMTP
4 5 (1.10%) Skype
5 4 (0.88%) Broadband
6 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.68%) MySQL
2 15 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.19%) Big Data
6 8 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.10%) Mixpanel
8 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 304 (66.67%) Selenium
2 279 (61.18%) Cucumber
3 123 (26.97%) Jenkins
4 120 (26.32%) SpecFlow
5 98 (21.49%) Git (software)
6 82 (17.98%) WebDriver
7 57 (12.50%) JIRA
8 46 (10.09%) JUnit
9 40 (8.77%) Maven
10 39 (8.55%) TeamCity
11 36 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (7.68%) Appium
13 34 (7.46%) NUnit
14 30 (6.58%) Artifactory
15 26 (5.70%) Jasmine
16 25 (5.48%) Karma Test Runner
17 22 (4.82%) JMeter
17 22 (4.82%) SoapUI
17 22 (4.82%) WATIR
18 21 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 97 (21.27%) Finance
2 33 (7.24%) Marketing
3 27 (5.92%) Retail
4 24 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.39%) Games
6 19 (4.17%) Electronics
7 17 (3.73%) Banking
8 14 (3.07%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.41%) Publishing
10 4 (0.88%) Law
11 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 116 (25.44%) Developer
2 75 (16.45%) Analyst
2 75 (16.45%) Tester
3 64 (14.04%) QA Engineer
4 61 (13.38%) Test Engineer
5 58 (12.72%) Test Analyst
6 49 (10.75%) Automation Tester
7 45 (9.87%) Test Automation Engineer
8 44 (9.65%) Developer in Test
9 43 (9.43%) Java Developer
10 36 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
11 29 (6.36%) QA Test Engineer
12 28 (6.14%) Automation Test Analyst
13 27 (5.92%) Selenium Tester
14 25 (5.48%) Python Developer
14 25 (5.48%) QA Tester
15 24 (5.26%) Agile Tester
16 23 (5.04%) QA Leader
17 22 (4.82%) Software Developer
18 21 (4.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (21.05%) Web Services
2 69 (15.13%) RESTful
3 61 (13.38%) HTML
4 58 (12.72%) .NET
5 56 (12.28%) CSS
6 50 (10.96%) jQuery
7 49 (10.75%) JSON
8 42 (9.21%) REST
9 39 (8.55%) XML
10 38 (8.33%) Spring
11 34 (7.46%) Hibernate
11 34 (7.46%) Spring Security
12 32 (7.02%) ASP.NET
13 30 (6.58%) AngularJS
13 30 (6.58%) XHTML
14 23 (5.04%) Django
15 20 (4.39%) SOAP
16 18 (3.95%) LAMP
17 16 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
18 14 (3.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.70%) Computer Science
2 26 (5.70%) Mobile App
3 25 (5.48%) User Experience
4 17 (3.73%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.85%) Fintech
7 11 (2.41%) RIA
8 7 (1.54%) iPad
9 6 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.10%) Ergonomics
10 5 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.10%) Wiki
11 4 (0.88%) Blog
11 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.88%) NHS
12 3 (0.66%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.44%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.94%) Linux
2 26 (5.70%) Windows
3 21 (4.61%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.73%) Android
5 16 (3.51%) Unix
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (59.65%) BDD
3 222 (48.68%) Scrum
4 155 (33.99%) TDD
5 147 (32.24%) Test Automation
6 87 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (17.32%) Automation Testing
8 77 (16.89%) Automated Testing
9 65 (14.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 61 (13.38%) Mentoring
11 60 (13.16%) Software Engineering
12 56 (12.28%) Manual Testing
13 51 (11.18%) Test Scripting
13 51 (11.18%) Test Strategy
14 48 (10.53%) Kanban
14 48 (10.53%) OO
15 47 (10.31%) Unit Testing
16 46 (10.09%) Open Source
17 44 (9.65%) API Testing
18 43 (9.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 167 (36.62%) Java
2 125 (27.41%) C#
3 87 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 84 (18.42%) Ruby
5 82 (17.98%) SQL
6 68 (14.91%) Python
7 27 (5.92%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.61%) PHP
9 12 (2.63%) Groovy
10 11 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.19%) C++
12 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.88%) Perl
14 3 (0.66%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.44%) VB
15 2 (0.44%) VB6
15 2 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 71 (15.57%) Degree
2 63 (13.82%) ISEB
3 37 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 31 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.44%) MCSD
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) OCA
7 1 (0.22%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.22%) OCP
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (47.81%) QA
2 31 (6.80%) SDET
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (5.04%) Puppet
3 6 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.39%) AppDynamics
2 20 (4.39%) New Relic
3 14 (3.07%) Oracle
3 14 (3.07%) SAP
4 12 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.63%) HP
5 9 (1.97%) Apple
6 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.54%) CODA
7 7 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.54%) Thunderhead
8 6 (1.32%) Google
9 3 (0.66%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.66%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.44%) MEDITECH
11 1 (0.22%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.22%) Twitter
11 1 (0.22%) Zend
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