Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 574 590
Rank change year-on-year +79 +16 +25
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 47 44 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 56
South East median annual salary £36,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.29% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £36,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £51,625 £53,375 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 12128 14899 15719
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 40.86% 39.23% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10544 13341 13614
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +65 30 £34,313 -19.26% 2
Oxfordshire +30 21 £29,000 -
Hampshire +28 7 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Berkshire +42 6 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Surrey +53 5 £35,500 -35.45% 1
Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
West Sussex +16 1 £53,500 +13.83%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (89.36%) Test Automation
3 29 (61.70%) ISEB
4 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
5 25 (53.19%) Windows
6 24 (51.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (48.94%) BDD
7 23 (48.94%) System Testing
8 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
9 18 (38.30%) Selenium
9 18 (38.30%) Cucumber
10 16 (34.04%) QA
11 13 (27.66%) Degree
11 13 (27.66%) TDD
11 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
12 12 (25.53%) Java
13 11 (23.40%) JIRA
13 11 (23.40%) SpecFlow
14 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
14 10 (21.28%) Finance
15 9 (19.15%) Scrum
15 9 (19.15%) SQL
15 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
16 8 (17.02%) User Stories
16 8 (17.02%) C#
16 8 (17.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 7 (14.89%) XML
17 7 (14.89%) .NET
17 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
18 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (51.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (38.30%) Cucumber
2 18 (38.30%) Selenium
3 11 (23.40%) JIRA
3 11 (23.40%) SpecFlow
4 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.26%) Appium
7 2 (4.26%) Capybara
7 2 (4.26%) Jasmine
7 2 (4.26%) JMeter
7 2 (4.26%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (4.26%) Protractor
7 2 (4.26%) RSpec
7 2 (4.26%) WATIR
8 1 (2.13%) JBehave
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.91%) IT Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Tester
5 9 (19.15%) Test Engineer
6 8 (17.02%) QA Engineer
7 7 (14.89%) Senior Tester
8 6 (12.77%) Automation Tester
9 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
9 5 (10.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (10.64%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
11 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Tester
11 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Engineer
11 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) Behat
2 3 (6.38%) Play Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Flex
3 2 (4.26%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (89.36%) Test Automation
3 23 (48.94%) BDD
3 23 (48.94%) System Testing
4 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 13 (27.66%) TDD
5 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.02%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Open Source
8 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (10.64%) OO
9 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
10 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) ISEB
2 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
3 13 (27.66%) Degree
4 8 (17.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 8 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Pole Star Space Applications
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago