Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 442 449 502
Rank change year-on-year +7 +53 +83
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 74 101 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.75% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 58 97 42
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +19.44% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,750 £59,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 10,390 13,409 11,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.91% 44.16% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,829 11,760 9,996
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 +38 40 £63,000 +46.51% 3
Berkshire +32 22 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +18 17 £66,000 +53.49%
Hampshire +17 17 £42,500 -5.56%
Surrey +28 14 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Sussex +6 3 £57,500 +64.29%
Buckinghamshire +20 1 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (79.73%) Test Automation
3 54 (72.97%) Selenium
4 50 (67.57%) Cucumber
5 45 (60.81%) TDD
6 41 (55.41%) Scrum
7 33 (44.59%) JIRA
8 32 (43.24%) Java
9 31 (41.89%) BDD
10 30 (40.54%) Git (software)
11 28 (37.84%) JUnit
12 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
12 24 (32.43%) SQL
12 24 (32.43%) C#
12 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
13 23 (31.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (29.73%) Microservices
15 21 (28.38%) QA
16 20 (27.03%) RESTful
17 18 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
18 17 (22.97%) Oracle
18 17 (22.97%) DevOps
19 16 (21.62%) ISEB
19 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
20 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
20 15 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
21 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (18.92%) Microsoft

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 5 (6.76%) Confluence
1 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.35%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (13.51%) Amazon S3
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) MongoDB
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (13.51%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (72.97%) Selenium
2 50 (67.57%) Cucumber
3 33 (44.59%) JIRA
4 30 (40.54%) Git (software)
5 28 (37.84%) JUnit
6 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
7 18 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
8 13 (17.57%) Appium
8 13 (17.57%) SpecFlow
9 12 (16.22%) Hudson
9 12 (16.22%) Maven
10 10 (13.51%) NUnit
11 9 (12.16%) Subversion
12 5 (6.76%) Spinnaker
13 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
14 3 (4.05%) HP UFT
14 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
15 2 (2.70%) Sourcetree
15 2 (2.70%) xUnit.net
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Test Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Developer in Test
4 10 (13.51%) Tester
5 9 (12.16%) QA Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Java Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Java Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.03%) RESTful
2 14 (18.92%) .NET
3 13 (17.57%) Web Services
4 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 11 (14.86%) REST
6 10 (13.51%) JSON
6 10 (13.51%) Spring
6 10 (13.51%) Spring Cloud
6 10 (13.51%) Swagger
7 8 (10.81%) .NET Core
7 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.81%) Entity Framework
7 8 (10.81%) jQuery
7 8 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (10.81%) NHibernate
8 5 (6.76%) CSS
8 5 (6.76%) HTML
8 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
9 3 (4.05%) WCF
9 3 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Fintech
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.35%) Smart Home
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Android
2 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (79.73%) Test Automation
3 45 (60.81%) TDD
4 41 (55.41%) Scrum
5 31 (41.89%) BDD
6 23 (31.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (29.73%) Microservices
8 17 (22.97%) DevOps
9 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
10 15 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
11 14 (18.92%) Kanban
12 13 (17.57%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (17.57%) Mentoring
12 13 (17.57%) Software Testing
12 13 (17.57%) Test Strategy
13 12 (16.22%) Decision-Making
13 12 (16.22%) E-Commerce
13 12 (16.22%) Logistics
14 10 (13.51%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) Java
2 24 (32.43%) C#
2 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
2 24 (32.43%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.81%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.76%) Java 8
5 5 (6.76%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) ISEB
2 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.51%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.38%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) HP ALM
2 7 (9.46%) Kubernetes
3 5 (6.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Spotify
4 4 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Xamarin