Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 538 595
Rank change year-on-year +60 +57 -16
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 68 57 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 68 47 65
South East median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,625 £31,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,600 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 13235 12940 16467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 42.26% 38.12% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11493 11336 14365
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Thames Valley +16 37 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Berkshire +45 22 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -1 14 £33,000 -1.49% 1
Surrey +11 13 £35,000 -30.00%
West Sussex +8 7 £55,000 -
Hampshire -3 5 £40,000 -20.00%
East Sussex -6 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Kent - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 56 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (57.35%) Scrum
4 35 (51.47%) Selenium
4 35 (51.47%) Cucumber
5 26 (38.24%) BDD
5 26 (38.24%) QA
6 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
6 23 (33.82%) Java
7 22 (32.35%) Test Scripting
8 21 (30.88%) Kanban
8 21 (30.88%) ISEB
8 21 (30.88%) SpecFlow
9 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (23.53%) System Testing
11 16 (23.53%) C#
12 15 (22.06%) Degree
13 14 (20.59%) .NET
14 13 (19.12%) Finance
14 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
14 13 (19.12%) User Stories
15 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
15 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
15 12 (17.65%) TDD
15 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
15 12 (17.65%) JUnit
15 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
15 12 (17.65%) SQL

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (2.94%) Confluence
1 2 (2.94%) Drupal
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Jetty
2 1 (1.47%) nginx
2 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) DSL
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) SMTP
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
2 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (51.47%) Cucumber
1 35 (51.47%) Selenium
2 21 (30.88%) SpecFlow
3 17 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (17.65%) JUnit
4 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.76%) JIRA
5 8 (11.76%) TestRail
6 7 (10.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.82%) Codeception
7 6 (8.82%) HP UFT
7 6 (8.82%) JMeter
8 5 (7.35%) Appium
9 3 (4.41%) Capybara
9 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.41%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (4.41%) RSpec
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Electronics
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Test Engineer
2 19 (27.94%) Tester
3 18 (26.47%) Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Test Analyst
4 17 (25.00%) QA Engineer
5 13 (19.12%) QA Test Engineer
6 12 (17.65%) Automation Tester
7 9 (13.24%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) QA Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) QA Automation Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Developer
10 4 (5.88%) IT Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Performance Tester
11 3 (4.41%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) .NET
2 11 (16.18%) SOAP
3 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
3 7 (10.29%) Behat
3 7 (10.29%) JSON
4 6 (8.82%) CSS
4 6 (8.82%) Hibernate
4 6 (8.82%) HTML
4 6 (8.82%) JSF
4 6 (8.82%) JSP
4 6 (8.82%) React
4 6 (8.82%) REST
4 6 (8.82%) Spring
4 6 (8.82%) Spring Boot
4 6 (8.82%) Spring MVC
5 4 (5.88%) Web Services
6 3 (4.41%) Apache Flex
6 3 (4.41%) GWT
7 2 (2.94%) RESTful
7 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Android
2 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (57.35%) Scrum
4 26 (38.24%) BDD
5 22 (32.35%) Test Scripting
6 21 (30.88%) Kanban
7 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (23.53%) System Testing
9 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
9 13 (19.12%) User Stories
10 12 (17.65%) TDD
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (14.71%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
12 8 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (11.76%) Defect Management
12 8 (11.76%) Functional Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) Java
2 16 (23.53%) C#
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 11 (16.18%) Ruby
5 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.24%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.29%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) Scala
8 3 (4.41%) Groovy
9 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) Python
10 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
2 21 (30.88%) ISEB
3 15 (22.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Ansible
1 1 (1.47%) Puppet
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Capita
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter