Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 489 599
Rank change year-on-year +12 +110 +19
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 87 50 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 83 50 37
South East median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -15.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £57,750 £56,500
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 13,899 11,904 15,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 44.01% 39.45% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,205 10,339 13,543
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +20 46 £42,750 +27.61% 9
Oxfordshire -14 25 £43,000 +28.36% 3
Berkshire +21 20 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East Sussex - 12 £35,000 - 1
Surrey -3 9 £50,000 - 3
Hampshire -25 9 £45,000 -5.26%
West Sussex 0 4 £60,000 +9.09%
Kent - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £45,000 +14.65%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 73 (83.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (80.46%) Test Automation
3 58 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 56 (64.37%) Scrum
5 55 (63.22%) Selenium
6 54 (62.07%) BDD
7 45 (51.72%) QA
8 43 (49.43%) TDD
9 34 (39.08%) C#
10 30 (34.48%) JavaScript
11 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
12 26 (29.89%) Java
13 24 (27.59%) SpecFlow
14 23 (26.44%) JIRA
15 21 (24.14%) User Stories
15 21 (24.14%) ISTQB
16 18 (20.69%) Software Testing
16 18 (20.69%) HTML
16 18 (20.69%) CSS
16 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (20.69%) WebDriver
17 17 (19.54%) Microservices
17 17 (19.54%) Visual Studio
17 17 (19.54%) Exploratory Testing
18 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
18 16 (18.39%) REST
18 16 (18.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (18.39%) Confluence
18 16 (18.39%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (17.24%) SOAP

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 16 (18.39%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) Drupal
2 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
3 1 (1.15%) nginx
3 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.75%) SaaS
3 3 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.45%) GitHub
4 2 (2.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) AMQP
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) SMTP
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (11.49%) MySQL
3 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon QuickSight
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) Hazelcast
5 2 (2.30%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 55 (63.22%) Selenium
3 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
4 24 (27.59%) SpecFlow
5 23 (26.44%) JIRA
6 18 (20.69%) WebDriver
7 17 (19.54%) Visual Studio
8 14 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (14.94%) HP UFT
10 12 (13.79%) JUnit
11 11 (12.64%) LoadRunner
12 10 (11.49%) JMeter
12 10 (11.49%) Zephyr
13 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
14 6 (6.90%) Codeception
15 5 (5.75%) Ant
15 5 (5.75%) SoapUI
16 3 (3.45%) Gatling
17 1 (1.15%) Appium
17 1 (1.15%) gulp
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Electronics
2 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.30%) Marketing
2 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 20 (22.99%) Test Engineer
4 19 (21.84%) QA Engineer
5 17 (19.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 17 (19.54%) Tester
6 16 (18.39%) Developer
6 16 (18.39%) QA Test Engineer
7 11 (12.64%) Agile Test Analyst
8 10 (11.49%) Automation Tester
8 10 (11.49%) Principal Test Analyst
8 10 (11.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 9 (10.34%) Java Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Manual Tester
10 6 (6.90%) Software Tester
11 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
11 5 (5.75%) C# Developer
11 5 (5.75%) QA Analyst
11 5 (5.75%) Security Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) CSS
1 18 (20.69%) HTML
2 16 (18.39%) REST
3 15 (17.24%) .NET
3 15 (17.24%) SOAP
4 13 (14.94%) AngularJS
5 12 (13.79%) Hibernate
5 12 (13.79%) Spring
6 11 (12.64%) JSON
7 10 (11.49%) Web Services
8 9 (10.34%) JSF
8 9 (10.34%) JSP
8 9 (10.34%) React
8 9 (10.34%) Spring Boot
8 9 (10.34%) Spring MVC
9 7 (8.05%) Behat
10 6 (6.90%) jQuery
11 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (5.75%) WCF
12 4 (4.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Fintech
5 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (83.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (80.46%) Test Automation
3 56 (64.37%) Scrum
4 54 (62.07%) BDD
5 43 (49.43%) TDD
6 21 (24.14%) User Stories
7 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.69%) Software Testing
8 17 (19.54%) Exploratory Testing
8 17 (19.54%) Microservices
9 16 (18.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (18.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (16.09%) Kanban
10 14 (16.09%) MVC
11 13 (14.94%) Manual Testing
11 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
11 13 (14.94%) Test Strategy
12 12 (13.79%) Software Delivery
13 11 (12.64%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (12.64%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) C#
2 30 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 26 (29.89%) Java
4 15 (17.24%) SQL
5 13 (14.94%) Python
6 10 (11.49%) C++
7 7 (8.05%) VB.NET
8 6 (6.90%) PHP
9 3 (3.45%) Groovy
9 3 (3.45%) Scala
10 2 (2.30%) Java 8
10 2 (2.30%) Ruby
10 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.15%) Go
11 1 (1.15%) Haskell
11 1 (1.15%) Perl
11 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 14 (16.09%) ISEB
3 13 (14.94%) Degree
4 5 (5.75%) SANS
5 1 (1.15%) CEH
5 1 (1.15%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.15%) GPEN
5 1 (1.15%) GWAPT
5 1 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (51.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Docker
1 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Terraform
2 2 (2.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Grafana
3 1 (1.15%) Kibana
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) HP
2 10 (11.49%) Micro Focus
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle
4 6 (6.90%) VMware
5 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.30%) Birst
6 2 (2.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) Twitter
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods