Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 508 585
Rank change year-on-year +34 +77 +5
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 78 55 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 75 46 55
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,500 £28,950
90th Percentile £73,600 £57,500 £56,250
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 13,279 12,003 16,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 42.96% 38.24% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11,553 10,417 14,130
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +27 40 £35,000 -2.78% 3
Oxfordshire -7 21 £33,000 -1.49% 3
Berkshire +24 18 £40,000 -8.57%
Surrey +22 12 £35,000 -30.00% 1
West Sussex +3 7 £63,750 +15.91% 1
Hampshire -13 7 £40,000 -17.95% 3
East Sussex -25 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Kent - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £45,000 +14.65%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 65 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 63 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) Scrum
4 44 (56.41%) Selenium
5 42 (53.85%) Cucumber
6 32 (41.03%) QA
7 29 (37.18%) BDD
8 26 (33.33%) C#
8 26 (33.33%) Java
9 23 (29.49%) TDD
10 22 (28.21%) Kanban
11 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (26.92%) Test Scripting
11 21 (26.92%) SpecFlow
11 21 (26.92%) ISTQB
11 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
12 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
13 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (21.79%) .NET
14 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio
14 17 (21.79%) User Stories
15 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
15 15 (19.23%) SOAP
15 15 (19.23%) SQL
15 15 (19.23%) ISEB
16 14 (17.95%) JUnit
16 14 (17.95%) Exploratory Testing
17 13 (16.67%) Microservices
17 13 (16.67%) REST
17 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (8.97%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Drupal
2 2 (2.56%) nginx
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Jetty
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.85%) GitHub
2 3 (3.85%) SaaS
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
1 2 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (1.28%) DSL
2 1 (1.28%) SMTP
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) MySQL
2 8 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (56.41%) Selenium
2 42 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 21 (26.92%) SpecFlow
3 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio
5 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
6 14 (17.95%) JUnit
7 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 11 (14.10%) WebDriver
9 10 (12.82%) JIRA
10 8 (10.26%) TestRail
11 6 (7.69%) Codeception
11 6 (7.69%) HP UFT
11 6 (7.69%) LoadRunner
11 6 (7.69%) SoapUI
12 5 (6.41%) Zephyr
13 4 (5.13%) JMeter
14 3 (3.85%) Appium
14 3 (3.85%) TestNG
15 2 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Advertising
2 1 (1.28%) Electronics
2 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.28%) Marketing
2 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Test Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) QA Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Tester
3 14 (17.95%) QA Test Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Automation Tester
4 11 (14.10%) Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Principal Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.85%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) SOAP
3 13 (16.67%) CSS
3 13 (16.67%) HTML
3 13 (16.67%) REST
4 11 (14.10%) AngularJS
4 11 (14.10%) JSON
5 10 (12.82%) Hibernate
5 10 (12.82%) Spring
6 9 (11.54%) JSF
6 9 (11.54%) JSP
6 9 (11.54%) React
6 9 (11.54%) Spring Boot
6 9 (11.54%) Spring MVC
7 8 (10.26%) Web Services
8 7 (8.97%) Behat
9 4 (5.13%) jQuery
10 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.85%) WCF
10 3 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 63 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) Scrum
4 29 (37.18%) BDD
5 23 (29.49%) TDD
6 22 (28.21%) Kanban
7 21 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (21.79%) User Stories
10 14 (17.95%) Exploratory Testing
11 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (16.67%) Microservices
11 13 (16.67%) MVC
11 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.38%) System Testing
13 10 (12.82%) Software Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
15 8 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
15 8 (10.26%) Integration Testing
15 8 (10.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) C#
1 26 (33.33%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (12.82%) Ruby
5 9 (11.54%) VB.NET
6 7 (8.97%) PHP
7 6 (7.69%) Python
7 6 (7.69%) Scala
8 5 (6.41%) C++
9 4 (5.13%) Groovy
10 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.28%) Haskell
11 1 (1.28%) Perl
11 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 15 (19.23%) ISEB
3 13 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (3.85%) SANS
5 1 (1.28%) CEH
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.28%) GPEN
5 1 (1.28%) GWAPT
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
1 2 (2.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Grafana
2 1 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe
5 1 (1.28%) Capita
5 1 (1.28%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) webMethods