Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 260 424
Rank change year-on-year -112 +164 -13
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 77 29 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 0.80% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 68 29 80
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £61,250 " £64,250
90th Percentile £65,750 £55,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -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 7,196 3,638 9,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.27% 44.12% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,250 3,183 8,620
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £29,475
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +6.80%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Gherkin as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Gherkin in the South East.

Salary trend for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Gherkin in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -72 32 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire -99 26 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Berkshire -63 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £55,000 -
West Sussex -12 8 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Surrey -64 6 £45,750 +22.00% 1
Oxfordshire -26 3 £62,500 +38.89% 1
East Sussex -47 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Middlesex - 2 £45,000 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
2 51 (66.23%) QA
3 50 (64.94%) Cucumber
4 48 (62.34%) BDD
4 48 (62.34%) Selenium
5 40 (51.95%) C#
6 35 (45.45%) Social Skills
7 31 (40.26%) Scrum
7 31 (40.26%) Git (software)
8 30 (38.96%) Docker
9 29 (37.66%) SpecFlow
10 27 (35.06%) Software Testing
11 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
11 26 (33.77%) SQL
12 25 (32.47%) Java
12 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
13 21 (27.27%) JIRA
14 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
14 19 (24.68%) Microservices
15 18 (23.38%) DevOps
16 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (20.78%) Python
17 16 (20.78%) HTML
17 16 (20.78%) CSS
17 16 (20.78%) AngularJS
18 15 (19.48%) Non-Functional Testing
18 15 (19.48%) TypeScript
18 15 (19.48%) AWS

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 14 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) AWS
1 15 (19.48%) SaaS
2 10 (12.99%) Azure
3 6 (7.79%) BlazeMeter
4 5 (6.49%) BrowserStack
4 5 (6.49%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.90%) PaaS
5 3 (3.90%) Serverless
6 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
1 3 (3.90%) SSH
1 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.90%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (64.94%) Cucumber
2 48 (62.34%) Selenium
3 31 (40.26%) Git (software)
4 29 (37.66%) SpecFlow
5 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
6 21 (27.27%) JIRA
7 15 (19.48%) JMeter
8 11 (14.29%) TeamCity
9 9 (11.69%) Bitbucket
9 9 (11.69%) GitLab
9 9 (11.69%) PhpStorm
9 9 (11.69%) PyCharm
9 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (10.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (10.39%) REST Assured
11 7 (9.09%) Appium
11 7 (9.09%) Postman
11 7 (9.09%) Protractor
11 7 (9.09%) WebDriver
12 6 (7.79%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (45.45%) Social Skills
2 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (16.88%) Finance
4 12 (15.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 6 (7.79%) Electronics
5 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
5 6 (7.79%) Marketing
5 6 (7.79%) Public Sector
5 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.60%) Social Housing
7 1 (1.30%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) Test Automation Engineer
3 16 (20.78%) QA Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Tester
5 13 (16.88%) Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Software Tester
7 8 (10.39%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Automation Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Python Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Development Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) QA Leader
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Development Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Development Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) AngularJS
1 16 (20.78%) CSS
1 16 (20.78%) HTML
2 12 (15.58%) RESTful
2 12 (15.58%) WireMock
3 10 (12.99%) .NET
4 9 (11.69%) REST
4 9 (11.69%) SOAP
5 7 (9.09%) HTML5
5 7 (9.09%) LESS
5 7 (9.09%) Swagger
5 7 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.79%) OAuth
7 5 (6.49%) React
8 4 (5.19%) .NET Core
9 3 (3.90%) Behat
9 3 (3.90%) Jest
9 3 (3.90%) Laravel
9 3 (3.90%) phpspec
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) iPhone
2 10 (12.99%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (12.99%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.69%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Android
2 7 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) BDD
3 31 (40.26%) Scrum
4 27 (35.06%) Software Testing
5 19 (24.68%) Microservices
6 18 (23.38%) DevOps
7 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (19.48%) API Testing
8 15 (19.48%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (16.88%) SDET
10 13 (16.88%) TDD
11 12 (15.58%) Functional Testing
12 11 (14.29%) Coaching
12 11 (14.29%) SDLC
13 10 (12.99%) Agile Coaching
13 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
13 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
13 10 (12.99%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.95%) C#
2 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 25 (32.47%) Java
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 15 (19.48%) PHP
5 15 (19.48%) TypeScript
6 14 (18.18%) C
7 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.90%) C++
8 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) Groovy
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
9 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.39%) ISEB
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (66.23%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Accessibility
System Software
1 30 (38.96%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.79%) Ansible
3 4 (5.19%) Puppet
4 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.60%) Terraform
6 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.30%) MIIS
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Atlassian
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.90%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.60%) Apple
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) Syncfusion