The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 645 786 876
Rank change year-on-year
+141 +90
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 289 97 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.087% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.22% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 208 83 30
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +16.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
48721 44620 52093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 40.19% 41.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41025 38863 46474
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Gherkin Salary Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 24 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +100 239 £55,000 +10.00% 21
London +70 217 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Scotland - 47 £45,000 -
City of London +2 31 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Edinburgh - 29 £37,500 -
Glasgow - 21 £47,500 -
North West - 11 £30,000 -
South East -10 5 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Merseyside - 5 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 5 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £90,000 -
Watford - 4 £90,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £30,000 -
Northwich - 4 £30,000 -
East of England - 4 £90,000 -
Hampshire -1 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £100,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Southampton - 2 £41,250 -
Manchester - 2 £36,750 -
Knutsford - 2 £30,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £37,500 - 1
Chester - 2 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 269 (59.91%) BDD
2 267 (59.47%) Cucumber
3 261 (58.13%) Selenium
4 218 (48.55%) Scrum
5 211 (46.99%) Java
6 202 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (39.64%) C#
8 159 (35.41%) Web Services
9 156 (34.74%) HTML
10 148 (32.96%) Unit Testing
11 146 (32.52%) QA
12 138 (30.73%) TDD
12 138 (30.73%) SpecFlow
13 137 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
14 133 (29.62%) .NET
15 131 (29.18%) Open Source
16 128 (28.51%) RESTful
16 128 (28.51%) JavaScript
16 128 (28.51%) Jenkins
17 125 (27.84%) jQuery
18 122 (27.17%) CSS
19 101 (22.49%) E-Commerce
19 101 (22.49%) JSON
20 99 (22.05%) Automated Testing
21 97 (21.60%) Spring
22 94 (20.94%) Test Automation
23 87 (19.38%) JBoss
24 85 (18.93%) Hibernate
24 85 (18.93%) Ruby
25 84 (18.71%) Maven

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 65 (14.48%) Alfresco
2 36 (8.02%) CMS
3 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.34%) NServiceBus
3 6 (1.34%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (1.11%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.89%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.45%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.02%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.12%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.90%) CouchDB
5 11 (2.45%) MySQL
6 9 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.34%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.11%) Big Data
8 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.89%) Informix
10 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.45%) Riak
12 1 (0.22%) BigTable
12 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 267 (59.47%) Cucumber
2 261 (58.13%) Selenium
3 138 (30.73%) SpecFlow
4 128 (28.51%) Jenkins
5 84 (18.71%) Maven
6 64 (14.25%) Artifactory
7 62 (13.81%) WebDriver
8 53 (11.80%) TeamCity
9 47 (10.47%) SoapUI
10 46 (10.24%) NUnit
11 42 (9.35%) Git (software)
11 42 (9.35%) JIRA
12 33 (7.35%) QuickTest Pro
13 30 (6.68%) Visual Studio
13 30 (6.68%) JUnit
14 28 (6.24%) Moq
15 26 (5.79%) Calabash
16 25 (5.57%) JMeter
17 24 (5.35%) MSTest
18 23 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (17.37%) Finance
2 24 (5.35%) Banking
3 14 (3.12%) Retail
4 13 (2.90%) Games
5 11 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.23%) Publishing
7 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.78%) Marketing
9 6 (1.34%) Law
10 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.89%) French Language
10 4 (0.89%) German Language
10 4 (0.89%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.89%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 229 (51.00%) Developer
2 97 (21.60%) Java Developer
3 76 (16.93%) Senior Developer
4 66 (14.70%) QA Engineer
5 52 (11.58%) Analyst
6 47 (10.47%) Tester
7 45 (10.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 45 (10.02%) .NET Developer
8 36 (8.02%) C# Developer
9 33 (7.35%) Test Engineer
10 27 (6.01%) Automation Engineer
11 25 (5.57%) Senior .NET Developer
12 23 (5.12%) Test Analyst
13 22 (4.90%) QA Automation Engineer
14 15 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (3.34%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.12%) Senior C# Developer
16 13 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
17 12 (2.67%) Software Developer
17 12 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (35.41%) Web Services
2 156 (34.74%) HTML
3 133 (29.62%) .NET
4 128 (28.51%) RESTful
5 125 (27.84%) jQuery
6 122 (27.17%) CSS
7 101 (22.49%) JSON
8 97 (21.60%) Spring
9 85 (18.93%) Hibernate
10 73 (16.26%) SOAP
10 73 (16.26%) WCF
11 67 (14.92%) XHTML
12 59 (13.14%) HTML5
13 58 (12.92%) Ajax
14 57 (12.69%) ASP.NET
15 55 (12.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 50 (11.14%) Spring Security
17 47 (10.47%) .NET Framework
18 43 (9.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 40 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 131 (29.18%) Open Source
2 36 (8.02%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.23%) Blog
4 18 (4.01%) Inversion of Control
5 17 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.11%) Online Gambling
7 5 (1.11%) EPoS
7 5 (1.11%) GIS
8 2 (0.45%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.45%) Social Network
8 2 (0.45%) New Media
9 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.22%) iPad
9 1 (0.22%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.14%) Linux
2 39 (8.69%) Android
3 37 (8.24%) Windows
4 36 (8.02%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.67%) UNIX
6 6 (1.34%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (59.91%) BDD
2 218 (48.55%) Scrum
3 202 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (32.96%) Unit Testing
5 138 (30.73%) TDD
6 137 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (22.49%) E-Commerce
8 99 (22.05%) Automated Testing
9 94 (20.94%) Test Automation
10 78 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 78 (17.37%) Kanban
11 71 (15.81%) SOA
12 68 (15.14%) User Stories
13 67 (14.92%) MVC
14 63 (14.03%) Test Scripting
15 60 (13.36%) Document Management
16 52 (11.58%) OO
17 49 (10.91%) Test Strategy
18 47 (10.47%) Performance Testing
19 44 (9.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 211 (46.99%) Java
2 178 (39.64%) C#
3 128 (28.51%) JavaScript
4 85 (18.93%) Ruby
5 76 (16.93%) SQL
6 47 (10.47%) T-SQL
7 28 (6.24%) C++
8 21 (4.68%) PHP
9 20 (4.45%) Groovy
10 14 (3.12%) Python
11 10 (2.23%) CoffeeScript
12 7 (1.56%) ActionScript 3.0
12 7 (1.56%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.34%) Scala
13 6 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.34%) XPath
14 2 (0.45%) VBA
14 2 (0.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 29 (6.46%) Degree
2 14 (3.12%) MBA
3 9 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.78%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (32.52%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Basel III
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (19.38%) JBoss
2 35 (7.80%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.34%) Xamarin
4 14 (3.12%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.00%) Facebook
6 6 (1.34%) Perforce
6 6 (1.34%) Oracle
6 6 (1.34%) Adobe
7 4 (0.89%) ESRI
7 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.45%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.22%) Zend
9 1 (0.22%) HP
9 1 (0.22%) VMware
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