Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 528 634 584
Rank change year-on-year +106 -50 +62
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 335 370 645
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.82% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 306 267 506
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,375 £70,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,200 £75,625
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 33,365 44,904 58,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.18% 39.45% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26,876 37,302 48,226
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 17 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 13 April 2021. 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 +91 309 £52,500 - 40
UK excluding London +108 192 £50,000 +11.11% 26
London +65 127 £55,000 - 15
South East +130 96 £50,000 - 11
Work from Home -62 72 £50,000 - 3
South West +38 34 £57,000 +42.50% 6
North of England +23 29 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire -2 13 £39,750 -11.67% 2
North West +20 12 £50,000 - 1
Midlands +25 10 £40,000 -8.57% 1
East of England +48 8 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +22 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland -6 6 £43,250 -3.89%
Wales - 5 £45,000 -
North East +17 4 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Northern Ireland +5 4 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +9 3 £38,750 -18.42% 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 251 (74.93%) Selenium
2 247 (73.73%) Test Automation
3 205 (61.19%) Cucumber
4 194 (57.91%) BDD
5 182 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (53.13%) QA
7 176 (52.54%) C#
8 132 (39.40%) Java
9 112 (33.43%) Jenkins
10 102 (30.45%) DevOps
11 96 (28.66%) Python
12 91 (27.16%) Scrum
13 89 (26.57%) Software Testing
14 84 (25.07%) TDD
15 83 (24.78%) WebDriver
16 82 (24.48%) JavaScript
17 79 (23.58%) Azure
18 77 (22.99%) Finance
19 74 (22.09%) SQL
20 72 (21.49%) TypeScript
21 70 (20.90%) SpecFlow
21 70 (20.90%) Git (software)
22 67 (20.00%) .NET
23 65 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
24 63 (18.81%) Scenario Testing
25 59 (17.61%) AWS
26 56 (16.72%) SQL Server
27 54 (16.12%) SDET
27 54 (16.12%) Docker
28 52 (15.52%) SDLC

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 21 (6.27%) JBoss
2 20 (5.97%) Confluence
3 4 (1.19%) IIS
4 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.60%) Mule
5 2 (0.60%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 79 (23.58%) Azure
2 59 (17.61%) AWS
3 15 (4.48%) GCP
4 13 (3.88%) Serverless
4 13 (3.88%) Slack
5 11 (3.28%) GitHub
6 10 (2.99%) SaaS
7 9 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.09%) BrowserStack
9 6 (1.79%) npm
9 6 (1.79%) Yarn
10 5 (1.49%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.90%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.06%) Skype
2 5 (1.49%) SSH
3 4 (1.19%) FTP
4 3 (0.90%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.30%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.24%) MySQL
3 35 (10.45%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.90%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.90%) Power BI
7 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 251 (74.93%) Selenium
2 205 (61.19%) Cucumber
3 112 (33.43%) Jenkins
4 83 (24.78%) WebDriver
5 70 (20.90%) Git (software)
5 70 (20.90%) SpecFlow
6 46 (13.73%) JIRA
7 41 (12.24%) Appium
7 41 (12.24%) Postman
8 34 (10.15%) Eclipse
8 34 (10.15%) TeamCity
9 29 (8.66%) SoapUI
10 27 (8.06%) JMeter
10 27 (8.06%) JUnit
11 23 (6.87%) REST Assured
12 22 (6.57%) Cypress.io
12 22 (6.57%) Maven
13 21 (6.27%) TestNG
14 17 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (4.18%) NUnit
General
1 77 (22.99%) Finance
2 16 (4.78%) Advertising
3 11 (3.28%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.69%) Marketing
5 8 (2.39%) Electronics
5 8 (2.39%) Publishing
6 7 (2.09%) Games
6 7 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.19%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Retail
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 89 (26.57%) QA Engineer
2 82 (24.48%) Test Engineer
3 76 (22.69%) Developer
4 60 (17.91%) Analyst
5 50 (14.93%) Software Developer
6 47 (14.03%) Test Analyst
7 36 (10.75%) QA Analyst
8 31 (9.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 31 (9.25%) Tester
9 30 (8.96%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (7.16%) Software Engineer
11 23 (6.87%) Automation Engineer
12 21 (6.27%) Automation Test Analyst
13 20 (5.97%) .NET Developer
13 20 (5.97%) Senior Test Engineer
14 19 (5.67%) Automation Tester
14 19 (5.67%) C# Developer
14 19 (5.67%) QA Test Engineer
14 19 (5.67%) Software Test Engineer
15 18 (5.37%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.00%) .NET
2 44 (13.13%) RESTful
3 43 (12.84%) REST
4 35 (10.45%) Web Services
5 32 (9.55%) .NET Core
6 27 (8.06%) Node.js
7 25 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 21 (6.27%) XML
9 20 (5.97%) JSON
9 20 (5.97%) SOAP
10 16 (4.78%) HTML
11 14 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (4.18%) CSS
12 13 (3.88%) React
13 12 (3.58%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.58%) Entity Framework
14 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET
14 10 (2.99%) GWT
14 10 (2.99%) Vue.js
15 8 (2.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.09%) User Experience
5 7 (2.09%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.19%) iPhone
8 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.30%) BBC
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) LIMS
10 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.76%) Unix
2 25 (7.46%) Linux
3 19 (5.67%) Android
4 18 (5.37%) Windows
5 15 (4.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (73.73%) Test Automation
2 194 (57.91%) BDD
3 182 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (30.45%) DevOps
5 91 (27.16%) Scrum
6 89 (26.57%) Software Testing
7 84 (25.07%) TDD
8 65 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (18.81%) Scenario Testing
10 54 (16.12%) SDET
11 52 (15.52%) SDLC
12 49 (14.63%) Test Scripting
13 43 (12.84%) Test Strategy
14 39 (11.64%) QA Automation
15 37 (11.04%) Fintech
16 35 (10.45%) OOP
17 32 (9.55%) Mentoring
17 32 (9.55%) Microservices
17 32 (9.55%) OO
18 29 (8.66%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (52.54%) C#
2 132 (39.40%) Java
3 96 (28.66%) Python
4 82 (24.48%) JavaScript
5 74 (22.09%) SQL
6 72 (21.49%) TypeScript
7 27 (8.06%) Ruby
8 23 (6.87%) C++
9 18 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.07%) Scala
11 15 (4.48%) Groovy
12 13 (3.88%) C
13 7 (2.09%) Go
14 6 (1.79%) ES6
15 5 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.49%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.19%) Perl
16 4 (1.19%) PHP
16 4 (1.19%) VBScript
17 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.87%) ISTQB
3 20 (5.97%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.67%) Degree
4 19 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.48%) ISEB
6 11 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.60%) CEH
9 2 (0.60%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.60%) OSCP
10 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (53.13%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (16.12%) Docker
2 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.19%) Ansible
2 4 (1.19%) Puppet
2 4 (1.19%) Terraform
3 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (10.45%) Oracle
2 25 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.69%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (0.90%) IBM
5 3 (0.90%) SaltStack
6 2 (0.60%) HP
6 2 (0.60%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe
7 1 (0.30%) Apple
7 1 (0.30%) CA
7 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat