Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 486 554
Rank change year-on-year +93 +68 +26
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 133 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 114 57 43
South East median annual salary £47,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.33% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,800 £52,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

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 12,442 12,073 13,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.02% 41.88% 39.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10,772 10,447 12,209
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £64,750
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +28 48 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Surrey +49 39 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Thames Valley +13 30 £46,250 +23.33% 4
Berkshire +3 15 £57,500 +43.75% 3
Oxfordshire -11 11 £46,000 +58.62% 1
East Sussex -9 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Kent - 5 £47,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +29 4 £46,000 +22.67%
West Sussex -4 1 £57,500 +4.55%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 116 (87.22%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (81.20%) Test Automation
3 99 (74.44%) Selenium
4 89 (66.92%) BDD
5 77 (57.89%) Cucumber
6 72 (54.14%) QA
7 64 (48.12%) C#
8 60 (45.11%) Software Testing
9 55 (41.35%) SpecFlow
10 50 (37.59%) JIRA
11 49 (36.84%) TDD
11 49 (36.84%) Scrum
12 48 (36.09%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (31.58%) Java
14 40 (30.08%) JavaScript
14 40 (30.08%) Jenkins
15 39 (29.32%) Web Services
16 38 (28.57%) Regression Testing
16 38 (28.57%) ISEB
17 35 (26.32%) Finance
18 34 (25.56%) SQL
19 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
19 33 (24.81%) Degree
20 32 (24.06%) ISTQB
20 32 (24.06%) Continuous Improvement
20 32 (24.06%) Microsoft
21 29 (21.80%) Manual Testing
22 26 (19.55%) Team Foundation Server
22 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
22 26 (19.55%) JMeter

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 10 (7.52%) Confluence
2 6 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.01%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (3.01%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.01%) GitHub
3 4 (3.01%) npm
4 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) AMQP
2 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.76%) MySQL
5 4 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.01%) Amazon QuickSight
5 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.01%) Hazelcast
5 4 (3.01%) Pentaho
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 99 (74.44%) Selenium
2 77 (57.89%) Cucumber
3 55 (41.35%) SpecFlow
4 50 (37.59%) JIRA
5 40 (30.08%) Jenkins
6 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
7 26 (19.55%) JMeter
7 26 (19.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (18.80%) WebDriver
9 21 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 19 (14.29%) HP UFT
11 14 (10.53%) JUnit
12 13 (9.77%) SoapUI
13 12 (9.02%) Maven
14 11 (8.27%) Robot Framework
15 10 (7.52%) Eclipse
15 10 (7.52%) LoadRunner
16 8 (6.02%) JIRA Agile
17 6 (4.51%) NUnit
17 6 (4.51%) TestNG
General
1 35 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Electronics
4 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (39.10%) Analyst
2 45 (33.83%) Test Analyst
3 35 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 32 (24.06%) Developer
5 24 (18.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 22 (16.54%) QA Engineer
7 20 (15.04%) Developer in Test
8 19 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
8 19 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
9 18 (13.53%) Tester
10 16 (12.03%) QA Analyst
11 15 (11.28%) QA Test Engineer
11 15 (11.28%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (9.77%) QA Test Analyst
13 11 (8.27%) Software Engineer
13 11 (8.27%) Software Tester
14 10 (7.52%) Agile Test Analyst
14 10 (7.52%) JIRA Engineer
15 9 (6.77%) Manual Tester
15 9 (6.77%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.32%) Web Services
2 21 (15.79%) .NET
3 16 (12.03%) REST
4 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
4 11 (8.27%) CSS
4 11 (8.27%) HTML
5 10 (7.52%) RESTful
5 10 (7.52%) WCF
6 9 (6.77%) XML
7 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.76%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.76%) Node.js
8 5 (3.76%) Spring
9 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (3.01%) JPA
9 4 (3.01%) Middleware
9 4 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.01%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.51%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.01%) e-Learning
8 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.50%) Fintech
10 1 (0.75%) Replication
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.02%) Windows
2 10 (7.52%) Linux
3 6 (4.51%) Android
4 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (87.22%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (81.20%) Test Automation
3 89 (66.92%) BDD
4 60 (45.11%) Software Testing
5 49 (36.84%) Scrum
5 49 (36.84%) TDD
6 48 (36.09%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 32 (24.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (21.80%) Manual Testing
10 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
11 24 (18.05%) Kanban
12 22 (16.54%) Test Scripting
13 19 (14.29%) MVC
14 18 (13.53%) Project Planning
14 18 (13.53%) Task Automation
15 17 (12.78%) OOP
15 17 (12.78%) Scenario Testing
16 16 (12.03%) Open Source
17 15 (11.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.12%) C#
2 42 (31.58%) Java
3 40 (30.08%) JavaScript
4 34 (25.56%) SQL
5 22 (16.54%) Python
6 19 (14.29%) PHP
7 7 (5.26%) Ruby
8 6 (4.51%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.01%) C
9 4 (3.01%) Java 8
9 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.26%) C++
11 1 (0.75%) Go
11 1 (0.75%) Groovy
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
11 1 (0.75%) Scala
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (28.57%) ISEB
2 33 (24.81%) Degree
3 32 (24.06%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CEH
7 1 (0.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (54.14%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) PMO
2 2 (1.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.01%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.01%) Ansible
3 4 (3.01%) Terraform
4 3 (2.26%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.51%) Apple
2 6 (4.51%) Google
3 5 (3.76%) VMware
4 4 (3.01%) Birst
5 3 (2.26%) HP
5 3 (2.26%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle
6 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin