Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 614 732 815
Rank change year-on-year +118 +83 +54
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 680 534 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 558 453 465
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,550 £32,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 72189 72861 83089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.16% 38.95% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 60006 63236 71019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin.

Salary trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +114 621 £50,000 - 41
UK excluding London +129 398 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London +1 264 £57,500 -4.17% 13
North of England +104 142 £50,000 +33.33% 12
North West +30 76 £40,000 +6.67% 11
South East +42 62 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Yorkshire +56 57 £53,750 +88.60%
Midlands +11 55 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South West +24 51 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East of England +23 49 £47,500 +5.56%
West Midlands +27 38 £47,500 +5.56%
Scotland -22 35 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +6 17 £42,000 +5.00% 3
North East - 9 £40,000 - 1
Wales +17 7 £42,500 +20.57%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 560 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 536 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (69.56%) Selenium
4 448 (65.88%) Cucumber
5 447 (65.74%) BDD
6 339 (49.85%) Java
7 278 (40.88%) TDD
8 271 (39.85%) Jenkins
9 251 (36.91%) C#
10 221 (32.50%) WebDriver
11 219 (32.21%) QA
12 205 (30.15%) Scrum
13 201 (29.56%) SpecFlow
14 196 (28.82%) Finance
15 192 (28.24%) SQL
16 185 (27.21%) Test Scripting
17 151 (22.21%) Git (software)
18 142 (20.88%) Degree
19 127 (18.68%) JIRA
20 123 (18.09%) Software Testing
21 121 (17.79%) Web Services
22 117 (17.21%) .NET
22 117 (17.21%) JavaScript
23 110 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
24 101 (14.85%) Microsoft
25 98 (14.41%) Configuration Management
26 97 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
27 96 (14.12%) REST
28 94 (13.82%) GitHub
29 92 (13.53%) RESTful

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (6.47%) Apache
1 44 (6.47%) Tomcat
2 25 (3.68%) JBoss
3 19 (2.79%) CMS
4 18 (2.65%) EPiServer
5 16 (2.35%) Confluence
6 15 (2.21%) IIS
6 15 (2.21%) Jetty
7 14 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.32%) Tornado
8 9 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.18%) nginx
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (2.06%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 97 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (13.82%) GitHub
3 53 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.65%) npm
5 12 (1.76%) BrowserStack
6 8 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 4 (0.59%) Slack
8 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.44%) SaaS
9 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.12%) Internet
2 26 (3.82%) HTTP
3 9 (1.32%) AMQP
4 6 (0.88%) LDAP
5 4 (0.59%) SSH
6 3 (0.44%) IMAP
7 2 (0.29%) DSL
7 2 (0.29%) TETRA
7 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.59%) NoSQL
3 35 (5.15%) Big Data
4 27 (3.97%) MySQL
5 26 (3.82%) Couchbase
5 26 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.76%) Redis
7 11 (1.62%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.32%) Riak
10 8 (1.18%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.29%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.29%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 473 (69.56%) Selenium
2 448 (65.88%) Cucumber
3 271 (39.85%) Jenkins
4 221 (32.50%) WebDriver
5 201 (29.56%) SpecFlow
6 151 (22.21%) Git (software)
7 127 (18.68%) JIRA
8 91 (13.38%) Visual Studio
9 84 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 78 (11.47%) JUnit
11 72 (10.59%) SoapUI
12 69 (10.15%) Maven
13 67 (9.85%) TeamCity
14 63 (9.26%) HP UFT
15 62 (9.12%) JMeter
16 57 (8.38%) Protractor
17 50 (7.35%) JBehave
18 42 (6.18%) WATIR
19 38 (5.59%) NUnit
20 34 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 196 (28.82%) Finance
2 43 (6.32%) Banking
3 35 (5.15%) Retail
4 29 (4.26%) Marketing
5 21 (3.09%) Games
6 19 (2.79%) Advertising
7 15 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
13 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Legal
15 1 (0.15%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 216 (31.76%) Tester
2 176 (25.88%) Automation Tester
3 160 (23.53%) Developer
4 108 (15.88%) Analyst
5 101 (14.85%) Test Engineer
6 97 (14.26%) Test Analyst
7 88 (12.94%) Senior Tester
8 72 (10.59%) Senior Automation Tester
9 64 (9.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 63 (9.26%) QA Engineer
11 56 (8.24%) Developer in Test
12 51 (7.50%) Java Developer
13 37 (5.44%) QA Tester
13 37 (5.44%) Software Developer
14 35 (5.15%) QA Test Engineer
14 35 (5.15%) Selenium Tester
15 34 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
16 33 (4.85%) Java Engineer
17 31 (4.56%) Senior Developer
18 29 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (17.79%) Web Services
2 117 (17.21%) .NET
3 96 (14.12%) REST
4 92 (13.53%) RESTful
5 89 (13.09%) XML
6 79 (11.62%) SOAP
7 75 (11.03%) HTML
8 72 (10.59%) CSS
9 64 (9.41%) AngularJS
10 52 (7.65%) JSON
11 50 (7.35%) jQuery
12 39 (5.74%) Node.js
13 35 (5.15%) HTML5
14 32 (4.71%) Spring
15 27 (3.97%) Chai
15 27 (3.97%) CSS3
15 27 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (3.53%) Sass
17 23 (3.38%) ASP.NET
18 20 (2.94%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.88%) Computer Science
2 72 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.35%) User Experience
4 36 (5.29%) Fintech
5 23 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (2.79%) RIA
7 18 (2.65%) Cloud Native
8 15 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.47%) BBC
11 9 (1.32%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.74%) Online Gambling
13 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.59%) ASIC
14 4 (0.59%) Media Streaming
14 4 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
15 3 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.65%) Linux
2 38 (5.59%) Windows
3 32 (4.71%) Unix
4 11 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.32%) Android
6 8 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.29%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 536 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (65.74%) BDD
4 278 (40.88%) TDD
5 205 (30.15%) Scrum
6 185 (27.21%) Test Scripting
7 123 (18.09%) Software Testing
8 110 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (14.41%) Configuration Management
10 92 (13.53%) SDLC
11 91 (13.38%) API Testing
11 91 (13.38%) Software Engineering
12 89 (13.09%) DevOps
13 82 (12.06%) OO
13 82 (12.06%) Scenario Testing
14 78 (11.47%) User Stories
15 75 (11.03%) SDET
16 74 (10.88%) Open Source
17 73 (10.74%) Kanban
18 67 (9.85%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (49.85%) Java
2 251 (36.91%) C#
3 192 (28.24%) SQL
4 117 (17.21%) JavaScript
5 87 (12.79%) Ruby
6 63 (9.26%) Python
7 37 (5.44%) Groovy
8 28 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 25 (3.68%) PHP
10 22 (3.24%) C++
11 21 (3.09%) VB.NET
12 20 (2.94%) Scala
13 16 (2.35%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.06%) Jython
14 14 (2.06%) VBScript
15 11 (1.62%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.32%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.18%) C
18 7 (1.03%) Perl
19 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (20.88%) Degree
2 72 (10.59%) ISTQB
3 55 (8.09%) ISEB
4 34 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.21%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) MCP
7 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.74%) OCP
7 5 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.74%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (32.21%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) EMIR
3 1 (0.15%) MiFID
3 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 45 (6.62%) Docker
2 6 (0.88%) Dovecot
3 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (5.15%) Ansible
2 27 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.38%) Puppet
4 18 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (2.06%) CA Service Virtualization
6 10 (1.47%) Terraform
7 8 (1.18%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 101 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.59%) HP
3 25 (3.68%) Oracle
4 20 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 20 (2.94%) CA
5 18 (2.65%) SAP
6 16 (2.35%) Google
7 14 (2.06%) CA Agile Central
7 14 (2.06%) Marketo
7 14 (2.06%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.18%) Adobe
8 8 (1.18%) Omniture
8 8 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.03%) Virgin Media
10 6 (0.88%) Cadence
10 6 (0.88%) IBM
10 6 (0.88%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.59%) Capita
11 4 (0.59%) Micro Focus
12 3 (0.44%) McAfee