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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 692 749 834
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +85
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 190 130 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.29% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 179 101 45
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £35,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £62,500 £55,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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
40720 44212 48079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.86% 41.02% 42.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35086 37344 42863
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +67 186 £52,500 +5.00% 13
London +9 109 £53,750 +2.38% 6
South East +6 21 £40,000 -17.94%
South West - 20 £48,750 -
Bristol - 20 £48,750 -
East of England -8 14 £55,000 +15.78% 2
City of London +20 13 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -7 13 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 13 £45,000 - 4
Watford - 13 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire - 13 £37,500 -
North West -15 9 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Maidenhead - 9 £37,500 -
Leeds - 8 £50,000 - 3
West Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 - 3
Cheshire - 7 £45,500 -
Sheffield - 5 £37,000 - 1
Staines - 5 £40,000 -
Warrington - 5 £45,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £37,000 - 1
Surrey - 5 £40,000 -
Newbury - 4 £41,250 -
Southampton +6 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Scotland -2 3 £34,750 +4.51% 2
Hampshire -20 3 £40,000 -17.94%
Edinburgh -7 2 £29,500 -22.87% 1
Hammersmith - 2 £42,500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £52,500 -
Norwich +4 1 £26,500 -24.28% 1
Norfolk -2 1 £26,500 -24.28% 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 357 (75.64%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 265 (56.14%) BDD
4 251 (53.18%) TDD
5 219 (46.40%) Selenium
6 216 (45.76%) QA
7 207 (43.86%) Scrum
8 180 (38.14%) C#
9 169 (35.81%) Ruby
10 137 (29.03%) SpecFlow
11 130 (27.54%) Test Scripting
12 127 (26.91%) Java
13 126 (26.69%) Open Source
14 121 (25.64%) Git (software)
14 121 (25.64%) Test Automation
15 119 (25.21%) Web Services
15 119 (25.21%) E-Commerce
16 111 (23.52%) NUnit
17 110 (23.31%) .NET
18 101 (21.40%) jQuery
19 98 (20.76%) Automated Testing
20 94 (19.92%) Mentoring
21 88 (18.64%) OO
22 87 (18.43%) MySQL
23 84 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (17.80%) WebDriver
24 83 (17.58%) Python
25 82 (17.37%) TeamCity
26 81 (17.16%) SQL Server
26 81 (17.16%) WATIR

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (13.35%) Apache
2 30 (6.36%) Confluence
3 24 (5.08%) IIS
4 14 (2.97%) Drupal
5 12 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.54%) Node.js
6 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.42%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (4.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.36%) GitHub
3 16 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.86%) Internet
2 15 (3.18%) HTTP
3 6 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.27%) DSL
4 5 (1.06%) DNS
5 3 (0.64%) Wireless
5 3 (0.64%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.43%) MySQL
2 81 (17.16%) SQL Server
3 75 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (12.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 40 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 40 (8.47%) Big Data
5 40 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (8.05%) RDBMS
7 31 (6.57%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.03%) RavenDB
9 14 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 295 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 219 (46.40%) Selenium
3 137 (29.03%) SpecFlow
4 121 (25.64%) Git (software)
5 111 (23.52%) NUnit
6 84 (17.80%) WebDriver
7 82 (17.37%) TeamCity
8 81 (17.16%) WATIR
9 75 (15.89%) Moq
10 68 (14.41%) Jenkins
11 65 (13.77%) JIRA
12 59 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
13 58 (12.29%) Karma Test Runner
14 57 (12.08%) QuickTest Pro
15 54 (11.44%) JUnit
16 53 (11.23%) Calabash
17 43 (9.11%) CruiseControl
18 36 (7.63%) JMeter
19 34 (7.20%) RSpec
20 33 (6.99%) Jasmine
General
1 65 (13.77%) Games
2 49 (10.38%) Finance
3 35 (7.42%) Retail
4 27 (5.72%) Publishing
5 8 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 130 (27.54%) Developer
2 126 (26.69%) QA Engineer
3 82 (17.37%) Analyst
4 66 (13.98%) Test Analyst
5 58 (12.29%) Test Engineer
6 52 (11.02%) Quality Engineer
7 48 (10.17%) Tester
8 45 (9.53%) Python Developer
9 39 (8.26%) C# Developer
10 35 (7.42%) Team Leader
11 31 (6.57%) Automation Engineer
12 28 (5.93%) QA Analyst
13 24 (5.08%) Senior QA Engineer
14 22 (4.66%) Java Developer
15 19 (4.03%) Automation Tester
16 16 (3.39%) Python/Django Developer
16 16 (3.39%) Senior Test Engineer
17 14 (2.97%) .NET Team Leader
17 14 (2.97%) Technical Team Leader
18 13 (2.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (25.21%) Web Services
2 110 (23.31%) .NET
3 101 (21.40%) jQuery
4 74 (15.68%) RESTful
5 69 (14.62%) HTML
6 66 (13.98%) SOAP
7 65 (13.77%) Django
8 64 (13.56%) MSMQ
9 58 (12.29%) ASP.NET
10 55 (11.65%) XML
10 55 (11.65%) WCF
10 55 (11.65%) REST
11 49 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (10.17%) CSS
13 43 (9.11%) NHibernate
14 41 (8.69%) .NET Framework
15 39 (8.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 33 (6.99%) RabbitMQ
17 31 (6.57%) ActiveMQ
18 24 (5.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 126 (26.69%) Open Source
2 34 (7.20%) Blog
3 23 (4.87%) User Experience
4 22 (4.66%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.39%) Online Gambling
7 13 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.91%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (1.06%) Social Media
13 3 (0.64%) Social Network
14 2 (0.42%) Wiki
15 1 (0.21%) NHS
15 1 (0.21%) Statistics
15 1 (0.21%) iPad
15 1 (0.21%) Visualisation
15 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
15 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.25%) Linux
2 40 (8.47%) UNIX
3 22 (4.66%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.03%) Windows
5 14 (2.97%) Android
6 9 (1.91%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (75.64%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (56.14%) BDD
3 251 (53.18%) TDD
4 207 (43.86%) Scrum
5 130 (27.54%) Test Scripting
6 121 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 119 (25.21%) E-Commerce
8 98 (20.76%) Automated Testing
9 94 (19.92%) Mentoring
10 88 (18.64%) OO
11 84 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (14.41%) Software Testing
13 63 (13.35%) Regression Testing
14 61 (12.92%) Kanban
14 61 (12.92%) Test Strategy
14 61 (12.92%) User Stories
15 58 (12.29%) MVC
16 53 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 46 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
17 46 (9.75%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 180 (38.14%) C#
2 169 (35.81%) Ruby
3 127 (26.91%) Java
4 83 (17.58%) Python
5 79 (16.74%) SQL
6 74 (15.68%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.90%) PHP
8 24 (5.08%) Groovy
9 19 (4.03%) VB.NET
10 16 (3.39%) Scala
11 14 (2.97%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.12%) Perl
12 10 (2.12%) C++
13 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.06%) XPath
14 4 (0.85%) C
15 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.64%) VB
15 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (12.92%) Degree
2 23 (4.87%) ISTQB
3 18 (3.81%) ISEB
4 7 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.42%) CISSP
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (45.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.06%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 67 (14.19%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.12%) Puppet
3 9 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.06%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (6.36%) Oracle
1 30 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.03%) Endeca
2 19 (4.03%) RedPrairie
3 14 (2.97%) Facebook
4 12 (2.54%) Google
5 8 (1.69%) Apple
6 2 (0.42%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.21%) VMware
7 1 (0.21%) Telerik
7 1 (0.21%) Capita
7 1 (0.21%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Norwich
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 25 days ago