Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 464 585 537
Rank change year-on-year +121 -48 +101
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 230 557 853
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 1.08% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 214 403 662
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% -3.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,100 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 21,808 51,709 65,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.86% 37.82% 39.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,612 42,652 54,107
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Gherkin.

Salary trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Gherkin over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 16 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 31 October 2020. 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 +121 219 £50,000 +5.26% 28
UK excluding London +120 135 £50,000 +11.11% 17
London +151 86 £70,000 +27.27% 12
South East +185 59 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North of England +125 45 £47,500 +13.10% 3
Yorkshire +109 29 £45,000 -
South West +92 16 £51,250 +7.89% 3
Work from Home +14 15 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North West +91 13 £50,000 +33.33% 3
East of England +102 9 £45,000 -21.74%
North East +22 3 £40,000 +14.29%
West Midlands +94 2 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +90 2 £30,000 -17.24% 5
Wales +48 2 £60,000 +73.91% 1
Northern Ireland +16 1 £70,000 +55.56%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 159 (69.13%) Selenium
2 146 (63.48%) Test Automation
3 144 (62.61%) BDD
4 115 (50.00%) C#
5 114 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (43.04%) QA
7 97 (42.17%) Cucumber
8 78 (33.91%) Java
9 77 (33.48%) DevOps
10 70 (30.43%) .NET
11 66 (28.70%) Azure
12 62 (26.96%) AWS
13 61 (26.52%) TDD
14 57 (24.78%) Jenkins
15 55 (23.91%) TypeScript
15 55 (23.91%) WebDriver
16 54 (23.48%) Python
17 52 (22.61%) Scenario Testing
18 50 (21.74%) Git (software)
19 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
19 48 (20.87%) Scrum
19 48 (20.87%) SDET
20 47 (20.43%) Docker
20 47 (20.43%) Finance
21 42 (18.26%) JIRA
22 41 (17.83%) SQL Server
22 41 (17.83%) Web Services
22 41 (17.83%) Fintech
23 39 (16.96%) SQL
23 39 (16.96%) SpecFlow

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 16 (6.96%) Confluence
2 9 (3.91%) JBoss
3 4 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.30%) IIS
5 2 (0.87%) CMS
5 2 (0.87%) Mule
5 2 (0.87%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.87%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 66 (28.70%) Azure
2 62 (26.96%) AWS
3 25 (10.87%) SaaS
4 18 (7.83%) GitHub
5 13 (5.65%) Amazon SQS
6 12 (5.22%) Serverless
7 10 (4.35%) GCP
8 8 (3.48%) npm
9 7 (3.04%) BlazeMeter
9 7 (3.04%) BrowserStack
10 5 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.74%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.30%) Office 365
12 3 (1.30%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.30%) Slack
13 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.43%) IaaS
13 1 (0.43%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.00%) Skype
2 3 (1.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.91%) MySQL
5 7 (3.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.87%) Redis
8 2 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 159 (69.13%) Selenium
2 97 (42.17%) Cucumber
3 57 (24.78%) Jenkins
4 55 (23.91%) WebDriver
5 50 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 42 (18.26%) JIRA
7 39 (16.96%) SpecFlow
8 37 (16.09%) Postman
9 27 (11.74%) TeamCity
10 15 (6.52%) Appium
11 13 (5.65%) Eclipse
11 13 (5.65%) NUnit
11 13 (5.65%) SoapUI
12 12 (5.22%) JUnit
12 12 (5.22%) TestNG
13 11 (4.78%) TestCafe
14 10 (4.35%) Cypress.io
15 9 (3.91%) JMeter
15 9 (3.91%) Maven
16 8 (3.48%) Mocha
General
1 47 (20.43%) Finance
2 7 (3.04%) Games
2 7 (3.04%) Public Sector
3 4 (1.74%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Electronics
4 3 (1.30%) Law
4 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.30%) Marketing
4 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (33.04%) Developer
2 46 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 45 (19.57%) Analyst
4 40 (17.39%) Software Developer
4 40 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 36 (15.65%) QA Engineer
6 27 (11.74%) QA Analyst
7 26 (11.30%) QA Test Analyst
8 25 (10.87%) Developer in Test
9 22 (9.57%) C# Developer
10 21 (9.13%) Tester
11 20 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
12 18 (7.83%) Software Test Engineer
13 17 (7.39%) .NET Developer
13 17 (7.39%) QA Automation Analyst
14 16 (6.96%) Automation Tester
15 15 (6.52%) Python Developer
15 15 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
16 14 (6.09%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (30.43%) .NET
2 41 (17.83%) Web Services
3 37 (16.09%) .NET Core
4 36 (15.65%) RESTful
5 26 (11.30%) Node.js
6 24 (10.43%) JSON
7 17 (7.39%) XML
8 15 (6.52%) REST
9 13 (5.65%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.65%) GWT
10 11 (4.78%) Chai
11 10 (4.35%) CSS
11 10 (4.35%) HTML
11 10 (4.35%) SOAP
12 9 (3.91%) Spring
12 9 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (3.48%) pytest
13 8 (3.48%) React
13 8 (3.48%) Sass
13 8 (3.48%) Vuex
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 8 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.04%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (3.04%) Xbox
5 5 (2.17%) User Experience
6 4 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.30%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) Equities
9 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Life Science
9 1 (0.43%) PMI
9 1 (0.43%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.39%) Linux
2 9 (3.91%) Windows
3 3 (1.30%) Android
3 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (63.48%) Test Automation
2 144 (62.61%) BDD
3 114 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (33.48%) DevOps
5 61 (26.52%) TDD
6 52 (22.61%) Scenario Testing
7 48 (20.87%) Scrum
7 48 (20.87%) SDET
8 41 (17.83%) Fintech
9 39 (16.96%) QA Automation
10 31 (13.48%) Microservices
11 29 (12.61%) ATDD
12 28 (12.17%) API Testing
13 24 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (8.26%) Exploratory Testing
14 19 (8.26%) OOP
14 19 (8.26%) Test Scripting
14 19 (8.26%) Test Strategy
14 19 (8.26%) Unit Testing
15 18 (7.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (50.00%) C#
2 78 (33.91%) Java
3 55 (23.91%) TypeScript
4 54 (23.48%) Python
5 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
6 39 (16.96%) SQL
7 14 (6.09%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.65%) Ruby
9 9 (3.91%) C++
9 9 (3.91%) Perl
9 9 (3.91%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.04%) PHP
11 4 (1.74%) C
11 4 (1.74%) Java 8
12 3 (1.30%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.87%) Scala
13 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.43%) Go
14 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (8.26%) ISEB
3 13 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.04%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.17%) CEH
6 5 (2.17%) CREST Certified
6 5 (2.17%) Degree
6 5 (2.17%) OSCP
7 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (43.04%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) ISO 20022
2 3 (1.30%) PSD2
2 3 (1.30%) TARGET2
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (20.43%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (6.96%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.04%) Terraform
3 5 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (6.09%) Oracle
2 12 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.30%) SAP
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.43%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.43%) HP
4 1 (0.43%) OutSystems
4 1 (0.43%) Pega
4 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.43%) Xamarin