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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 658 779 834
Rank change year-on-year
+121 +55
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 242 100 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.093% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 208 81 36
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -23.15%

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
42096 43773 45586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.00% 40.67% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 35654 37872 40064
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 30 October 2014 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 30 October 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
(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 +128 238 £50,000 -6.10% 24
London +38 114 £52,500 -4.54% 11
South East +36 50 £40,000 -12.08% 5
South West - 37 £70,000 - 1
Bristol - 29 £70,000 - 1
Hampshire +10 25 £37,500 -25.00% 1
East of England +2 14 £55,000 +57.14%
Hertfordshire - 14 £55,000 -
North West -2 13 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Portsmouth -8 13 - -
City of London +16 12 £51,250 -12.76% 4
Watford - 12 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 11 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 11 £37,500 -
Southampton - 10 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Surrey -8 8 £47,500 +30.13% 1
Staines - 8 £47,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 6 £30,750 -
Sheffield - 4 £37,000 - 4
Sussex - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £37,000 - 4
Dorset - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £37,000 - 4
Scotland +5 3 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £52,500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 384 (75.59%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (60.24%) Cucumber
2 306 (60.24%) BDD
3 274 (53.94%) Selenium
4 249 (49.02%) TDD
5 223 (43.90%) QA
6 214 (42.13%) Scrum
7 183 (36.02%) C#
8 164 (32.28%) Ruby
9 153 (30.12%) Open Source
10 150 (29.53%) Java
11 137 (26.97%) E-Commerce
12 135 (26.57%) Web Services
13 131 (25.79%) SpecFlow
14 130 (25.59%) Test Scripting
15 123 (24.21%) Git (software)
16 121 (23.82%) jQuery
17 120 (23.62%) Test Automation
18 119 (23.43%) .NET
19 117 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
20 104 (20.47%) NUnit
20 104 (20.47%) Automated Testing
21 99 (19.49%) RESTful
22 97 (19.09%) Jenkins
23 96 (18.90%) JavaScript
24 93 (18.31%) OO
25 91 (17.91%) TeamCity
25 91 (17.91%) WebDriver
26 85 (16.73%) HTML
27 81 (15.94%) MVC

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 53 (10.43%) Apache
2 32 (6.30%) JBoss
3 29 (5.71%) Alfresco
4 27 (5.31%) Confluence
5 25 (4.92%) IIS
6 18 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.17%) Drupal
8 9 (1.77%) Node.js
9 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.79%) CMS
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (2.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.09%) GitHub
3 12 (2.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (11.81%) Internet
2 13 (2.56%) HTTP
3 3 (0.59%) DSL
3 3 (0.59%) Wireless
3 3 (0.59%) Wireless Security
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.37%) MySQL
1 73 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 63 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (8.66%) Amazon Redshift
4 43 (8.46%) Relational Database
5 41 (8.07%) RDBMS
6 40 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (5.31%) Big Data
8 26 (5.12%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.33%) RavenDB
10 19 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.79%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 306 (60.24%) Cucumber
2 274 (53.94%) Selenium
3 131 (25.79%) SpecFlow
4 123 (24.21%) Git (software)
5 104 (20.47%) NUnit
6 97 (19.09%) Jenkins
7 91 (17.91%) TeamCity
7 91 (17.91%) WebDriver
8 81 (15.94%) WATIR
9 76 (14.96%) JIRA
10 70 (13.78%) Moq
11 62 (12.20%) Rhino Mocks
11 62 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
12 56 (11.02%) JUnit
13 51 (10.04%) Calabash
14 47 (9.25%) Maven
15 44 (8.66%) Karma Test Runner
16 42 (8.27%) CruiseControl
17 40 (7.87%) JMeter
18 35 (6.89%) Behat
General
1 62 (12.20%) Finance
2 54 (10.63%) Games
3 29 (5.71%) Retail
4 15 (2.95%) Publishing
5 9 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.39%) Advertising
6 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.39%) Banking
7 1 (0.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Billing
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 167 (32.87%) Developer
2 123 (24.21%) QA Engineer
3 69 (13.58%) Test Engineer
4 67 (13.19%) Analyst
5 55 (10.83%) Test Analyst
6 54 (10.63%) Java Developer
7 50 (9.84%) Tester
8 49 (9.65%) Quality Engineer
9 41 (8.07%) Team Leader
9 41 (8.07%) Python Developer
10 40 (7.87%) Automation Engineer
11 39 (7.68%) C# Developer
12 30 (5.91%) Technical Team Leader
13 26 (5.12%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.13%) QA Automation Engineer
15 20 (3.94%) Automation Tester
15 20 (3.94%) Senior Test Engineer
15 20 (3.94%) QA Analyst
16 19 (3.74%) Senior QA Engineer
17 18 (3.54%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (26.57%) Web Services
2 121 (23.82%) jQuery
3 119 (23.43%) .NET
4 99 (19.49%) RESTful
5 85 (16.73%) HTML
6 69 (13.58%) SOAP
7 67 (13.19%) MSMQ
8 62 (12.20%) WCF
9 61 (12.01%) CSS
10 60 (11.81%) ASP.NET
11 59 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (11.42%) REST
13 53 (10.43%) Django
13 53 (10.43%) NHibernate
14 51 (10.04%) .NET Framework
15 49 (9.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 46 (9.06%) Spring
17 34 (6.69%) JSON
18 33 (6.50%) Hibernate
19 31 (6.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (30.12%) Open Source
2 44 (8.66%) Blog
3 40 (7.87%) User Experience
4 29 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.54%) Online Gambling
7 16 (3.15%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.57%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.79%) Social Media
13 2 (0.39%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.39%) Social Network
14 1 (0.20%) Online Games
14 1 (0.20%) NHS
14 1 (0.20%) Statistics
14 1 (0.20%) iPad
14 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.55%) Linux
2 40 (7.87%) UNIX
3 24 (4.72%) Windows
3 24 (4.72%) Android
3 24 (4.72%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.57%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (75.59%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (60.24%) BDD
3 249 (49.02%) TDD
4 214 (42.13%) Scrum
5 137 (26.97%) E-Commerce
6 130 (25.59%) Test Scripting
7 120 (23.62%) Test Automation
8 117 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (20.47%) Automated Testing
10 93 (18.31%) OO
11 81 (15.94%) MVC
12 75 (14.76%) Kanban
13 74 (14.57%) Test Strategy
14 73 (14.37%) Regression Testing
15 70 (13.78%) Mentoring
16 68 (13.39%) User Stories
16 68 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 64 (12.60%) Software Testing
18 55 (10.83%) OOP
19 51 (10.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (36.02%) C#
2 164 (32.28%) Ruby
3 150 (29.53%) Java
4 96 (18.90%) JavaScript
5 76 (14.96%) Python
6 67 (13.19%) SQL
7 49 (9.65%) PHP
8 22 (4.33%) VB.NET
9 18 (3.54%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.15%) Groovy
11 10 (1.97%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.97%) C++
12 7 (1.38%) Perl
12 7 (1.38%) Scala
13 6 (1.18%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.18%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.98%) XPath
15 4 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
15 4 (0.79%) C
16 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 74 (14.57%) Degree
2 17 (3.35%) ISTQB
3 13 (2.56%) ISEB
4 5 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.39%) CISSP
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (43.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.98%) Puppet
4 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (5.12%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.33%) Endeca
2 22 (4.33%) RedPrairie
3 21 (4.13%) Oracle
4 10 (1.97%) Facebook
5 8 (1.57%) Telerik
6 6 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.20%) VMware
8 1 (0.20%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.20%) Google
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Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £0
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000 per annum + benefits package
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FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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London
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