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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 645 629 794
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +165
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 260 287 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.65% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 219 202 78
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,850 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +1.87%

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
41241 43977 42328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.25% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35251 36969 36596
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -8 241 £47,500 -5.00% 39
London -10 141 £55,000 +10.00% 17
City of London +45 44 £65,000 +30.00% 2
South East -7 43 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Berkshire +25 19 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Hampshire -7 16 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Scotland -13 16 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 15 £31,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 15 £31,000 - 2
Sheffield - 15 £31,000 - 1
East Midlands +2 14 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Glasgow -3 14 £45,000 +20.00%
North West +10 13 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Edinburgh 0 13 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +8 9 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Reading +3 9 £43,750 - 1
Bracknell - 9 £52,500 - 1
Southampton +2 7 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Nottingham -4 7 £45,000 +16.88%
Nottinghamshire -12 7 £45,000 +16.88%
South West -12 6 £38,500 -45.00%
Winchester - 6 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire +12 5 £33,750 -
East of England +3 5 £47,500 -13.63%
Surrey - 5 £47,500 - 1
Cheshire -5 4 £40,000 +28.00% 2
Telford - 4 - - 1
Shropshire - 4 - - 1
Northampton - 4 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 368 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (68.20%) Cucumber
3 309 (67.76%) Selenium
4 299 (65.57%) BDD
5 226 (49.56%) QA
6 181 (39.69%) C#
7 166 (36.40%) Scrum
8 164 (35.96%) Java
9 154 (33.77%) Test Automation
10 145 (31.80%) SQL
11 138 (30.26%) TDD
12 129 (28.29%) WebDriver
13 128 (28.07%) Test Scripting
13 128 (28.07%) SpecFlow
14 119 (26.10%) .NET
15 113 (24.78%) Automated Testing
16 104 (22.81%) Finance
17 99 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
17 99 (21.71%) Jenkins
18 98 (21.49%) JavaScript
18 98 (21.49%) Web Services
19 93 (20.39%) Microsoft
20 86 (18.86%) HP UFT
20 86 (18.86%) HTML
21 83 (18.20%) User Acceptance Testing
22 77 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
23 72 (15.79%) Ruby
24 69 (15.13%) Visual Studio
24 69 (15.13%) Test Management
25 68 (14.91%) Software Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (5.92%) Confluence
2 15 (3.29%) Apache
3 13 (2.85%) JBoss
4 11 (2.41%) Node.js
4 11 (2.41%) Alfresco
5 10 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.88%) IIS
8 2 (0.44%) CMS
8 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.66%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.41%) Internet
2 3 (0.66%) SMTP
3 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.44%) HTTP
3 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.44%) DNS
3 2 (0.44%) DSL
3 2 (0.44%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.58%) MySQL
2 27 (5.92%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (4.82%) SQL Server
5 15 (3.29%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (2.85%) DbVisualizer
6 13 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.85%) DB2
7 9 (1.97%) Big Data
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 311 (68.20%) Cucumber
2 309 (67.76%) Selenium
3 129 (28.29%) WebDriver
4 128 (28.07%) SpecFlow
5 99 (21.71%) Jenkins
6 86 (18.86%) HP UFT
7 77 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 69 (15.13%) Visual Studio
9 61 (13.38%) JIRA
10 59 (12.94%) Git (software)
11 51 (11.18%) FitNesse
12 43 (9.43%) Maven
13 41 (8.99%) JUnit
13 41 (8.99%) SoapUI
14 36 (7.89%) NUnit
15 27 (5.92%) Subversion
16 21 (4.61%) JBehave
17 19 (4.17%) Mockito
18 18 (3.95%) Calabash
19 17 (3.73%) WATIR
General
1 104 (22.81%) Finance
2 24 (5.26%) Games
3 23 (5.04%) Back Office
4 15 (3.29%) Retail
5 14 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.63%) Publishing
7 10 (2.19%) Front Office
8 9 (1.97%) Law
9 5 (1.10%) Marketing
10 4 (0.88%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.88%) Electronics
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
12 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (26.10%) Analyst
2 81 (17.76%) Developer
3 79 (17.32%) Tester
4 77 (16.89%) Test Analyst
5 69 (15.13%) QA Engineer
6 56 (12.28%) Senior Analyst
7 48 (10.53%) Test Engineer
8 47 (10.31%) Automation Tester
9 43 (9.43%) Senior QA Engineer
10 41 (8.99%) QA Analyst
11 32 (7.02%) Senior QA Analyst
12 31 (6.80%) Java Developer
13 28 (6.14%) Senior Test Analyst
14 27 (5.92%) Senior Tester
15 21 (4.61%) Test Leader
16 18 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
16 18 (3.95%) Senior Developer
17 17 (3.73%) Senior Automation Tester
17 17 (3.73%) Agile Test Analyst
18 16 (3.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (26.10%) .NET
2 98 (21.49%) Web Services
3 86 (18.86%) HTML
4 66 (14.47%) CSS
5 56 (12.28%) RESTful
6 55 (12.06%) XML
7 50 (10.96%) SOAP
8 47 (10.31%) jQuery
9 37 (8.11%) JSON
10 36 (7.89%) ASP.NET
11 28 (6.14%) Spring
12 21 (4.61%) REST
13 19 (4.17%) HTML5
13 19 (4.17%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.51%) Ajax
14 16 (3.51%) Hibernate
15 15 (3.29%) .NET Framework
15 15 (3.29%) Django
16 14 (3.07%) J2EE
16 14 (3.07%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.99%) Client/Server
3 34 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (7.02%) Derivative
5 31 (6.80%) Fixed Income
5 31 (6.80%) Equities
6 16 (3.51%) User Experience
7 15 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.97%) Contract for Difference
8 9 (1.97%) Online Games
9 8 (1.75%) iPhone
10 6 (1.32%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.10%) Blog
12 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.88%) DTV
13 3 (0.66%) iPad
14 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.62%) Windows
2 36 (7.89%) Linux
3 28 (6.14%) UNIX
4 19 (4.17%) Android
5 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.32%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (65.57%) BDD
3 166 (36.40%) Scrum
4 154 (33.77%) Test Automation
5 138 (30.26%) TDD
6 128 (28.07%) Test Scripting
7 113 (24.78%) Automated Testing
8 99 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (18.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 69 (15.13%) Test Management
11 68 (14.91%) Software Testing
12 67 (14.69%) Manual Testing
13 65 (14.25%) User Stories
14 62 (13.60%) Integration Testing
15 60 (13.16%) SDLC
16 56 (12.28%) Automation Testing
17 48 (10.53%) Test Strategy
17 48 (10.53%) Unit Testing
17 48 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
17 48 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 181 (39.69%) C#
2 164 (35.96%) Java
3 145 (31.80%) SQL
4 98 (21.49%) JavaScript
5 72 (15.79%) Ruby
6 64 (14.04%) Python
7 46 (10.09%) T-SQL
8 29 (6.36%) PHP
9 16 (3.51%) Groovy
10 12 (2.63%) Scala
11 9 (1.97%) C
12 6 (1.32%) XPath
13 5 (1.10%) Perl
13 5 (1.10%) C++
14 3 (0.66%) VB
14 3 (0.66%) VBA
14 3 (0.66%) F#
14 3 (0.66%) VB6
15 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 44 (9.65%) ISEB
2 35 (7.68%) ISTQB
3 27 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (3.95%) Degree
6 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (49.56%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.97%) Puppet
4 6 (1.32%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 93 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.85%) Oracle
2 13 (2.85%) Atlassian
3 7 (1.54%) Capita
4 6 (1.32%) Google
5 5 (1.10%) Cognos
6 4 (0.88%) hybris
6 4 (0.88%) SAP
7 3 (0.66%) HP
7 3 (0.66%) Facebook
7 3 (0.66%) Zend
7 3 (0.66%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.44%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.44%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) CODA
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.22%) VMware
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parkwell Management Consultants
Salary: Exc Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension (18%), Flex Fund (5%)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £48000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + pension, holidays etc
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Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + exceptional benefits package!!!
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London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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London
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