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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 701 676 801
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +125
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 196 253 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.55% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 158 172 69
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £37,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
41133 46041 43601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 39.09% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35167 39358 37957
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 6 July 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 6 July 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
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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 -15 180 £45,000 -10.00% 35
London -41 107 £55,000 +4.76% 16
South East +11 35 £45,000 - 4
City of London +33 23 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Hampshire -3 18 £45,000 -
Scotland -10 14 £45,000 +20.00%
Edinburgh -2 13 £32,500 -7.14%
Winchester - 12 £45,000 -
East of England +11 11 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Berkshire +10 11 £50,000 - 3
Sheffield - 10 £31,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 10 £31,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 10 £31,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 9 £50,000 -25.92%
Watford +7 8 - -
South West -1 7 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Southampton +4 6 £30,000 -20.00%
Reading +3 5 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow -18 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Manchester +2 4 £47,500 +35.71% 5
North West -7 4 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Bournemouth - 4 £67,500 - 2
Bracknell - 4 £62,500 - 2
Dorset - 4 £67,500 - 2
Surrey - 4 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -13 3 £38,500 -45.00% 1
Guildford - 3 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 312 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (66.40%) BDD
3 246 (65.08%) Cucumber
4 222 (58.73%) Selenium
5 186 (49.21%) QA
6 168 (44.44%) Scrum
7 149 (39.42%) TDD
8 137 (36.24%) Test Automation
9 129 (34.13%) Java
10 122 (32.28%) SQL
11 114 (30.16%) C#
12 103 (27.25%) WebDriver
13 101 (26.72%) Test Scripting
14 100 (26.46%) Automated Testing
15 89 (23.54%) JavaScript
16 87 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
17 81 (21.43%) SpecFlow
18 80 (21.16%) .NET
19 79 (20.90%) XML
20 75 (19.84%) HTML
21 74 (19.58%) Web Services
22 73 (19.31%) Finance
22 73 (19.31%) Jenkins
23 69 (18.25%) Python
23 69 (18.25%) Ruby
23 69 (18.25%) User Acceptance Testing
24 66 (17.46%) HP UFT
25 65 (17.20%) Git (software)
26 60 (15.87%) User Stories
27 59 (15.61%) Software Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 31 (8.20%) Confluence
2 26 (6.88%) Apache
3 13 (3.44%) Node.js
4 10 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.32%) CMS
6 4 (1.06%) Drupal
6 4 (1.06%) Alfresco
6 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.06%) IIS
6 4 (1.06%) JBoss
7 3 (0.79%) WordPress
8 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.03%) Internet
2 5 (1.32%) HTTP
2 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.06%) SMTP
4 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.53%) DSL
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) Intranet
4 2 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.70%) MySQL
2 35 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.88%) MongoDB
4 25 (6.61%) SQL Server
5 23 (6.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.65%) DbVisualizer
7 10 (2.65%) DB2
8 9 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.12%) Big Data
10 5 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 246 (65.08%) Cucumber
2 222 (58.73%) Selenium
3 103 (27.25%) WebDriver
4 81 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 73 (19.31%) Jenkins
6 66 (17.46%) HP UFT
7 65 (17.20%) Git (software)
8 52 (13.76%) JIRA
9 49 (12.96%) Visual Studio
10 43 (11.38%) Subversion
11 37 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (9.26%) JUnit
13 32 (8.47%) FitNesse
14 28 (7.41%) NUnit
15 25 (6.61%) RSpec
16 24 (6.35%) Maven
17 23 (6.08%) Karma Test Runner
18 22 (5.82%) Calabash
19 21 (5.56%) SoapUI
20 19 (5.03%) JBehave
General
1 73 (19.31%) Finance
2 27 (7.14%) Games
3 17 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.23%) Back Office
5 15 (3.97%) Retail
6 13 (3.44%) Publishing
7 9 (2.38%) Online Betting
8 8 (2.12%) Law
9 6 (1.59%) Legal
9 6 (1.59%) Electronics
9 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.32%) Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Marketing
11 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 93 (24.60%) Analyst
2 85 (22.49%) QA Engineer
3 70 (18.52%) Developer
4 53 (14.02%) Tester
5 51 (13.49%) Test Analyst
6 41 (10.85%) Test Engineer
7 39 (10.32%) Senior QA Engineer
8 34 (8.99%) Senior Analyst
8 34 (8.99%) Automation Tester
9 25 (6.61%) Business Analyst
10 23 (6.08%) QA Analyst
10 23 (6.08%) Python Developer
11 19 (5.03%) Senior QA Analyst
12 18 (4.76%) Consultant
13 17 (4.50%) Java Developer
13 17 (4.50%) Senior Test Analyst
13 17 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
14 16 (4.23%) Architect
14 16 (4.23%) Test Consultant
14 16 (4.23%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (21.16%) .NET
2 79 (20.90%) XML
3 75 (19.84%) HTML
4 74 (19.58%) Web Services
5 58 (15.34%) CSS
6 56 (14.81%) RESTful
7 47 (12.43%) jQuery
8 46 (12.17%) JSON
9 36 (9.52%) SOAP
10 30 (7.94%) ASP.NET
11 23 (6.08%) Spring
11 23 (6.08%) Django
12 22 (5.82%) HTML5
12 22 (5.82%) Ajax
13 16 (4.23%) REST
14 15 (3.97%) WCF
15 12 (3.17%) .NET Framework
15 12 (3.17%) Hibernate
15 12 (3.17%) J2EE
16 10 (2.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.82%) User Experience
3 20 (5.29%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (4.50%) Derivative
6 16 (4.23%) Fixed Income
6 16 (4.23%) Equities
7 13 (3.44%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.65%) iPhone
10 6 (1.59%) Blog
10 6 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.32%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.32%) Wiki
11 5 (1.32%) Online Games
12 4 (1.06%) DTV
13 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.96%) Linux
2 31 (8.20%) UNIX
2 31 (8.20%) Windows
3 22 (5.82%) Android
4 13 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.59%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (66.40%) BDD
3 168 (44.44%) Scrum
4 149 (39.42%) TDD
5 137 (36.24%) Test Automation
6 101 (26.72%) Test Scripting
7 100 (26.46%) Automated Testing
8 87 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (18.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 60 (15.87%) User Stories
11 59 (15.61%) Software Testing
12 58 (15.34%) Manual Testing
13 52 (13.76%) Integration Testing
14 51 (13.49%) Open Source
15 50 (13.23%) SDLC
16 46 (12.17%) E-Commerce
17 42 (11.11%) Test Management
18 41 (10.85%) Automation Testing
19 40 (10.58%) Performance Testing
20 39 (10.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (34.13%) Java
2 122 (32.28%) SQL
3 114 (30.16%) C#
4 89 (23.54%) JavaScript
5 69 (18.25%) Python
5 69 (18.25%) Ruby
6 41 (10.85%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.41%) PHP
8 19 (5.03%) Scala
9 14 (3.70%) Groovy
10 9 (2.38%) C
11 8 (2.12%) Perl
12 6 (1.59%) XPath
13 5 (1.32%) C++
14 4 (1.06%) VB
14 4 (1.06%) VBA
14 4 (1.06%) VB6
14 4 (1.06%) F#
15 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 48 (12.70%) ISEB
2 28 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 20 (5.29%) Degree
3 20 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.65%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (49.21%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.53%) KVM
2 2 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.06%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.03%) Oracle
3 14 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 13 (3.44%) Google
5 10 (2.65%) Facebook
5 10 (2.65%) Cognos
5 10 (2.65%) Capita
6 4 (1.06%) SAP
7 3 (0.79%) Apple
8 2 (0.53%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.53%) HP
8 2 (0.53%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.26%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.26%) CODA
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JWResource
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday +
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + pension health care 25 days
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Salary: 25000-32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
ABRS
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago