Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Gherkin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Gherkin over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 139 154
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 +30
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 22 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 0.045% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 0.11% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 4
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £40,075 £42,500 £42,500
North West median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.20% -2.35% +6.25%

Gherkin is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,341 908 1,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.43% 40.74% 38.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,057 812 978
Cheshire median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,150 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,700 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Cheshire

Gherkin
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Gherkin in Cheshire

Gherkin
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 11 £40,000 -
Macclesfield - 9 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £36,000 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Gherkin
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
2 21 (95.45%) Cucumber
3 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
4 17 (77.27%) SQL
5 14 (63.64%) QA
6 13 (59.09%) Java
7 12 (54.55%) SoapUI
7 12 (54.55%) SOAP
8 11 (50.00%) Scrum
8 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
8 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
8 11 (50.00%) Process Improvement
9 9 (40.91%) SDLC
10 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
11 6 (27.27%) User Stories
11 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
11 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
12 5 (22.73%) Finance
13 4 (18.18%) .NET
13 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
14 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
14 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
14 2 (9.09%) Fintech
15 1 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
15 1 (4.55%) XML
15 1 (4.55%) C#

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
2 21 (95.45%) Cucumber
3 12 (54.55%) SoapUI
4 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Tester
2 13 (59.09%) Automation Tester
3 10 (45.45%) Senior Automation Tester
3 10 (45.45%) Senior Tester
4 8 (36.36%) Lead Tester
5 7 (31.82%) Software Tester
6 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Software QA Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Software QA Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) SOAP
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 11 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (40.91%) SDLC
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) User Stories
7 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (4.55%) API Development
9 1 (4.55%) BDD
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security
9 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
9 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft