Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 432 496 589
Rank change year-on-year +64 +93 +8
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 116 47 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 103 47 46
South East median annual salary £46,000 £36,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -17.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,050 £51,750 £51,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 13,391 12,202 15,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 44.14% 40.92% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11,679 10,591 13,496
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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
Thames Valley +17 42 £43,000 +48.28% 9
Surrey +35 27 £52,500 +47.89% 3
Hampshire -4 23 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Oxfordshire -4 22 £44,750 +54.31% 5
Berkshire +16 17 £40,000 +3.23% 2
East Sussex -11 14 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £58,750 -
Kent - 4 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 99 (85.34%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (76.72%) Test Automation
3 86 (74.14%) BDD
4 80 (68.97%) Selenium
5 79 (68.10%) Cucumber
6 65 (56.03%) Scrum
7 62 (53.45%) QA
8 58 (50.00%) TDD
9 49 (42.24%) JIRA
10 46 (39.66%) Jenkins
10 46 (39.66%) Java
11 44 (37.93%) Software Testing
12 42 (36.21%) SpecFlow
13 40 (34.48%) C#
14 36 (31.03%) Web Services
15 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
16 31 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (25.00%) JMeter
18 28 (24.14%) WebDriver
19 26 (22.41%) Manual Testing
20 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
20 25 (21.55%) SQL
21 24 (20.69%) ISEB
22 23 (19.83%) Software Engineering
22 23 (19.83%) Scenario Testing
23 22 (18.97%) Kanban
24 21 (18.10%) Performance Testing
24 21 (18.10%) Degree
24 21 (18.10%) Regression 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 18 (15.52%) Confluence
2 6 (5.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 6 (5.17%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.45%) SaaS
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.72%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 7 (6.03%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (5.17%) Amazon QuickSight
4 6 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.17%) Hazelcast
4 6 (5.17%) Pentaho
4 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 80 (68.97%) Selenium
2 79 (68.10%) Cucumber
3 49 (42.24%) JIRA
4 46 (39.66%) Jenkins
5 42 (36.21%) SpecFlow
6 29 (25.00%) JMeter
7 28 (24.14%) WebDriver
8 18 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
9 17 (14.66%) JUnit
9 17 (14.66%) Visual Studio
10 14 (12.07%) SoapUI
11 13 (11.21%) HP UFT
12 8 (6.90%) Eclipse
12 8 (6.90%) Robot Framework
13 7 (6.03%) Ant
14 6 (5.17%) Gatling
14 6 (5.17%) JIRA Agile
15 5 (4.31%) LoadRunner
15 5 (4.31%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Electronics
3 5 (4.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (28.45%) Analyst
2 32 (27.59%) Test Engineer
3 27 (23.28%) Test Analyst
4 22 (18.97%) Developer
5 21 (18.10%) Tester
6 18 (15.52%) QA Engineer
7 17 (14.66%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (11.21%) Software Tester
8 13 (11.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (10.34%) QA Test Engineer
10 11 (9.48%) Manual Tester
11 10 (8.62%) Software Engineer
12 9 (7.76%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (7.76%) QA Analyst
13 8 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (6.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 8 (6.90%) Java Developer
13 8 (6.90%) Java Engineer
13 8 (6.90%) JIRA Engineer
13 8 (6.90%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (31.03%) Web Services
2 17 (14.66%) CSS
2 17 (14.66%) HTML
3 16 (13.79%) REST
4 13 (11.21%) .NET
4 13 (11.21%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.48%) WCF
6 9 (7.76%) Hibernate
6 9 (7.76%) RESTful
6 9 (7.76%) Spring
7 6 (5.17%) J2EE
7 6 (5.17%) JPA
7 6 (5.17%) Middleware
7 6 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.17%) SOAP
8 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (11.21%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.31%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.59%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.72%) Fintech
9 1 (0.86%) Replication
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Windows
2 17 (14.66%) Linux
3 12 (10.34%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.31%) Android
5 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (85.34%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (76.72%) Test Automation
3 86 (74.14%) BDD
4 65 (56.03%) Scrum
5 58 (50.00%) TDD
6 44 (37.93%) Software Testing
7 31 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (22.41%) Manual Testing
10 23 (19.83%) Scenario Testing
10 23 (19.83%) Software Engineering
11 22 (18.97%) Kanban
12 21 (18.10%) Performance Testing
12 21 (18.10%) Regression Testing
13 20 (17.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 20 (17.24%) MVC
14 18 (15.52%) User Stories
15 16 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (11.21%) Test Strategy
17 12 (10.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) Java
2 40 (34.48%) C#
3 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 25 (21.55%) SQL
5 18 (15.52%) Python
6 8 (6.90%) C++
7 6 (5.17%) Java 8
8 4 (3.45%) Ruby
9 3 (2.59%) C
9 3 (2.59%) Groovy
9 3 (2.59%) Scala
10 2 (1.72%) Go
11 1 (0.86%) Perl
11 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (20.69%) ISEB
2 21 (18.10%) Degree
3 18 (15.52%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.59%) SANS
7 1 (0.86%) CEH
7 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (53.45%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) GCP
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.17%) Ansible
2 6 (5.17%) Terraform
3 2 (1.72%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) VMware
3 7 (6.03%) HP
4 6 (5.17%) Apple
4 6 (5.17%) Birst
5 5 (4.31%) Google
5 5 (4.31%) Micro Focus
5 5 (4.31%) SAP
6 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.86%) Capita
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter