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

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 476 530
Rank change year-on-year +65 +54 +51
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 107 68 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 94 68 47
South East median annual salary £45,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.33% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,625 £31,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,600 £57,500
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 11,595 13,265 12,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.40% 42.46% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9,931 11,508 11,335
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 December 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 December 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
Hampshire +50 43 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +52 28 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Thames Valley -11 27 £66,000 +65.00% 6
Berkshire -12 11 £85,000 +112.50% 2
Oxfordshire +13 10 £68,000 +106.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Sussex -2 6 £34,000 -2.86%
Kent +24 1 £45,000 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (88.79%) Test Automation
3 82 (76.64%) Selenium
4 66 (61.68%) Cucumber
5 64 (59.81%) BDD
6 51 (47.66%) QA
7 49 (45.79%) Software Testing
7 49 (45.79%) C#
8 46 (42.99%) JIRA
9 38 (35.51%) Scrum
10 37 (34.58%) TDD
10 37 (34.58%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (32.71%) SpecFlow
12 32 (29.91%) Regression Testing
12 32 (29.91%) ISEB
12 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
13 31 (28.97%) Git (software)
14 30 (28.04%) Jenkins
14 30 (28.04%) Finance
15 28 (26.17%) SQL
15 28 (26.17%) Degree
16 26 (24.30%) Java
17 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
17 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
18 24 (22.43%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (20.56%) PHP
20 21 (19.63%) Web Services
20 21 (19.63%) Manual Testing
21 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting

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 11 (10.28%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (6.54%) Confluence
3 6 (5.61%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.61%) GitHub
3 6 (5.61%) npm
4 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) AMQP
2 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.08%) NoSQL
1 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.87%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 82 (76.64%) Selenium
2 66 (61.68%) Cucumber
3 46 (42.99%) JIRA
4 35 (32.71%) SpecFlow
5 31 (28.97%) Git (software)
6 30 (28.04%) Jenkins
7 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
8 16 (14.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (14.95%) WebDriver
9 15 (14.02%) HP UFT
10 13 (12.15%) JMeter
11 10 (9.35%) LoadRunner
11 10 (9.35%) Maven
12 8 (7.48%) JUnit
13 7 (6.54%) Robot Framework
14 6 (5.61%) Bower
14 6 (5.61%) Eclipse
14 6 (5.61%) Grunt
14 6 (5.61%) gulp
14 6 (5.61%) JIRA Agile
General
1 30 (28.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (41.12%) Analyst
2 39 (36.45%) Test Analyst
3 28 (26.17%) Test Engineer
4 22 (20.56%) Developer
5 19 (17.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 16 (14.95%) Developer in Test
6 16 (14.95%) QA Engineer
7 15 (14.02%) Test Automation Developer
8 14 (13.08%) Analyst Developer
9 12 (11.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (11.21%) Tester
10 11 (10.28%) QA Analyst
10 11 (10.28%) QA Test Engineer
11 10 (9.35%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (9.35%) Software Engineer
12 9 (8.41%) Agile Test Analyst
12 9 (8.41%) Principal Engineer
13 8 (7.48%) Java Engineer
13 8 (7.48%) JIRA Engineer
14 7 (6.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) Web Services
2 17 (15.89%) .NET
3 11 (10.28%) REST
4 9 (8.41%) RESTful
5 8 (7.48%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.48%) CSS
5 8 (7.48%) HTML
5 8 (7.48%) XML
6 6 (5.61%) Node.js
6 6 (5.61%) VCL
7 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.74%) Spring
7 4 (3.74%) WCF
8 3 (2.80%) .NET Core
8 3 (2.80%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.80%) jQuery
8 3 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.74%) Fintech
5 4 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Android
2 4 (3.74%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (88.79%) Test Automation
3 64 (59.81%) BDD
4 49 (45.79%) Software Testing
5 38 (35.51%) Scrum
6 37 (34.58%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (34.58%) TDD
7 32 (29.91%) Regression Testing
8 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
9 24 (22.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (19.63%) Manual Testing
11 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
12 17 (15.89%) Kanban
12 17 (15.89%) OO
12 17 (15.89%) OOP
12 17 (15.89%) Thought Leadership
13 16 (14.95%) Test Strategy
13 16 (14.95%) User Stories
14 15 (14.02%) Open Source
15 14 (13.08%) Community of Practice
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.79%) C#
2 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
3 28 (26.17%) SQL
4 26 (24.30%) Java
5 22 (20.56%) PHP
6 16 (14.95%) Python
7 8 (7.48%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.67%) Ruby
10 4 (3.74%) Java 8
11 3 (2.80%) C
11 3 (2.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) ISEB
2 28 (26.17%) Degree
3 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (47.66%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) WCAG
3 2 (1.87%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (17.76%) Docker
2 6 (5.61%) Varnish
3 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.80%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.87%) Ansible
4 2 (1.87%) Kibana
4 2 (1.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) Google
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) HP
5 2 (1.87%) Apple
5 2 (1.87%) Birst
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Xamarin