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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 714 660 785
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +125
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 190 269 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.56% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 158 191 84
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £35,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.77%

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
41711 48043 44800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.77% 40.06% 40.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35548 40680 39010
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 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -4 179 £50,000 -9.09% 20
London -64 121 £52,500 -4.54% 14
South East +37 25 £45,000 +20.00% 1
City of London +28 22 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South Yorkshire - 20 £37,000 -
Yorkshire - 20 £37,000 -
Sheffield - 19 £37,500 -
Berkshire +3 7 £50,000 +42.85%
East of England +17 6 £47,500 -47.22% 1
East Sussex - 6 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 6 £29,000 -
Watford +9 5 - -
Hampshire +3 5 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -12 5 £31,250 -13.79%
Scotland -15 5 £31,250 -28.57%
Newbury - 5 £50,000 -
Hove - 4 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 -
Winchester - 3 £45,000 -
Crawley - 3 £44,000 -
Manchester +4 2 £47,500 +102.12% 4
Southampton -9 2 £35,000 -6.66%
North West -17 2 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Reading - 2 £45,000 -
Horsham - 2 £29,000 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 318 (85.95%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (61.62%) BDD
3 225 (60.81%) Cucumber
4 188 (50.81%) Selenium
5 177 (47.84%) TDD
6 176 (47.57%) QA
7 174 (47.03%) Scrum
8 148 (40.00%) Test Automation
9 123 (33.24%) Java
10 112 (30.27%) C#
11 111 (30.00%) SQL
12 101 (27.30%) Automated Testing
13 98 (26.49%) XML
14 91 (24.59%) Ruby
14 91 (24.59%) Test Scripting
14 91 (24.59%) SpecFlow
15 89 (24.05%) Git (software)
16 85 (22.97%) HTML
17 83 (22.43%) MySQL
17 83 (22.43%) Web Services
18 82 (22.16%) .NET
19 80 (21.62%) Python
20 79 (21.35%) JavaScript
21 77 (20.81%) WebDriver
22 71 (19.19%) Open Source
23 70 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
24 66 (17.84%) CSS
24 66 (17.84%) Mentoring
25 64 (17.30%) Jenkins
25 64 (17.30%) jQuery

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 55 (14.86%) Apache
2 23 (6.22%) Confluence
3 16 (4.32%) Node.js
4 6 (1.62%) IIS
4 6 (1.62%) Drupal
5 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.81%) WordPress
7 3 (0.81%) CMS
7 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.84%) Internet
2 11 (2.97%) HTTP
3 9 (2.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.35%) DNS
4 5 (1.35%) DSL
5 4 (1.08%) SMTP
6 2 (0.54%) Intranet
6 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.43%) MySQL
2 64 (17.30%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (13.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 44 (11.89%) SQL Server
5 24 (6.49%) Big Data
6 20 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.24%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.24%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.35%) DbVisualizer
9 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.35%) DB2
9 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 225 (60.81%) Cucumber
2 188 (50.81%) Selenium
3 91 (24.59%) SpecFlow
4 89 (24.05%) Git (software)
5 77 (20.81%) WebDriver
6 64 (17.30%) Jenkins
7 53 (14.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 51 (13.78%) Karma Test Runner
9 49 (13.24%) NUnit
10 39 (10.54%) Subversion
10 39 (10.54%) RSpec
11 38 (10.27%) JUnit
12 37 (10.00%) JIRA
12 37 (10.00%) Calabash
13 35 (9.46%) FitNesse
14 31 (8.38%) Visual Studio
15 28 (7.57%) Jasmine
16 26 (7.03%) SoapUI
17 25 (6.76%) Moq
18 24 (6.49%) JBehave
General
1 57 (15.41%) Finance
2 52 (14.05%) Games
3 29 (7.84%) Publishing
4 25 (6.76%) Retail
5 19 (5.14%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.97%) Online Betting
8 8 (2.16%) Law
8 8 (2.16%) Back Office
9 7 (1.89%) Legal
10 6 (1.62%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.08%) Electronics
11 4 (1.08%) Banking
12 3 (0.81%) Marketing
13 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (25.41%) QA Engineer
2 90 (24.32%) Developer
3 69 (18.65%) Analyst
4 43 (11.62%) Test Engineer
5 41 (11.08%) Python Developer
6 40 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 36 (9.73%) Tester
8 35 (9.46%) Senior QA Engineer
9 30 (8.11%) Software Engineer
10 25 (6.76%) Lead Developer
11 23 (6.22%) Automation Tester
11 23 (6.22%) Automation Engineer
11 23 (6.22%) QA Analyst
12 18 (4.86%) Lead Architect
12 18 (4.86%) Architect
12 18 (4.86%) Python/Django Developer
13 16 (4.32%) Consultant
13 16 (4.32%) Senior Test Engineer
14 15 (4.05%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (26.49%) XML
2 85 (22.97%) HTML
3 83 (22.43%) Web Services
4 82 (22.16%) .NET
5 66 (17.84%) CSS
6 64 (17.30%) jQuery
7 57 (15.41%) RESTful
8 51 (13.78%) Django
9 45 (12.16%) JSON
10 37 (10.00%) SOAP
11 32 (8.65%) ASP.NET
12 27 (7.30%) HTML5
13 21 (5.68%) Ajax
14 20 (5.41%) WCF
14 20 (5.41%) Spring
15 19 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (5.14%) REST
16 16 (4.32%) MSMQ
17 14 (3.78%) WPF
18 12 (3.24%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.19%) Open Source
2 43 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.59%) User Experience
5 12 (3.24%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.24%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.70%) iPhone
7 9 (2.43%) Equities
7 9 (2.43%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.43%) Derivative
7 9 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.62%) Wiki
9 6 (1.62%) Online Gambling
9 6 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.35%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.35%) Online Games
11 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.03%) Linux
2 35 (9.46%) UNIX
3 19 (5.14%) Apple iOS
3 19 (5.14%) Windows
4 17 (4.59%) Android
5 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (85.95%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (61.62%) BDD
3 177 (47.84%) TDD
4 174 (47.03%) Scrum
5 148 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 101 (27.30%) Automated Testing
7 91 (24.59%) Test Scripting
8 70 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (17.84%) Mentoring
10 62 (16.76%) Software Testing
11 60 (16.22%) User Stories
12 57 (15.41%) E-Commerce
13 55 (14.86%) Manual Testing
14 53 (14.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 49 (13.24%) Integration Testing
16 46 (12.43%) OO
17 40 (10.81%) Performance Testing
17 40 (10.81%) Regression Testing
18 38 (10.27%) Kanban
19 37 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 123 (33.24%) Java
2 112 (30.27%) C#
3 111 (30.00%) SQL
4 91 (24.59%) Ruby
5 80 (21.62%) Python
6 79 (21.35%) JavaScript
7 31 (8.38%) T-SQL
8 28 (7.57%) Scala
9 19 (5.14%) Groovy
9 19 (5.14%) PHP
10 11 (2.97%) Perl
11 9 (2.43%) C
12 5 (1.35%) C++
13 4 (1.08%) VB
13 4 (1.08%) VBA
13 4 (1.08%) VB6
13 4 (1.08%) F#
14 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.81%) XPath
15 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (11.89%) ISEB
2 29 (7.84%) Degree
3 24 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (47.57%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.24%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.89%) Puppet
3 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 50 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.57%) Oracle
3 25 (6.76%) Google
4 23 (6.22%) Facebook
5 14 (3.78%) Apple
6 10 (2.70%) Cognos
6 10 (2.70%) Capita
7 6 (1.62%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.54%) SAP
9 1 (0.27%) HP
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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