Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 587 528 634
Rank change year-on-year -59 +106 +132
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 562 857 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 1.30% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 392 636 561
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £32,050 £32,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +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 51,038 65,886 70,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.46% 39.98% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41,906 54,491 58,135
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -29 547 £47,500 - 67
UK excluding London -18 351 £42,500 -5.56% 59
London -17 208 £57,500 -4.17% 12
North of England -21 100 £41,000 -3.53% 19
South East -2 93 £45,000 -2.17% 15
South West +48 58 £47,500 -7.32% 8
North West +26 54 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East of England +68 49 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Yorkshire -26 42 £45,000 - 12
Midlands +29 41 £35,000 -12.50% 7
East Midlands +9 24 £35,000 -12.50% 4
West Midlands +44 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland -26 7 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Wales -1 6 £34,500 -13.75% 2
North East +5 4 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 443 (78.83%) Test Automation
2 403 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (65.48%) Cucumber
4 357 (63.52%) Selenium
5 330 (58.72%) BDD
6 316 (56.23%) Java
7 247 (43.95%) QA
8 228 (40.57%) TDD
9 200 (35.59%) Scrum
10 192 (34.16%) C#
11 184 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
12 166 (29.54%) JavaScript
13 161 (28.65%) SQL
14 157 (27.94%) Jenkins
15 147 (26.16%) REST
16 134 (23.84%) Finance
17 123 (21.89%) API Testing
18 122 (21.71%) JIRA
19 117 (20.82%) Git (software)
20 114 (20.28%) SpecFlow
21 104 (18.51%) Kanban
22 95 (16.90%) DevOps
23 92 (16.37%) HTML
24 91 (16.19%) Web Services
25 90 (16.01%) Degree
26 88 (15.66%) JMeter
27 86 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
28 84 (14.95%) OO
28 84 (14.95%) Test Scripting
29 83 (14.77%) .NET

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 47 (8.36%) Confluence
2 31 (5.52%) IIS
3 28 (4.98%) JBoss
4 11 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.07%) GlassFish
6 6 (1.07%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.36%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 76 (13.52%) AWS
2 39 (6.94%) Azure
3 10 (1.78%) SaaS
4 9 (1.60%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (1.42%) Serverless
6 7 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.07%) CloudBees
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.71%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.71%) Trello
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (0.53%) GCP
10 2 (0.36%) PaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.36%) Slack
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) AWS IoT
11 1 (0.18%) npm
11 1 (0.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.60%) SSH
2 6 (1.07%) HTTP
2 6 (1.07%) Wireshark
3 5 (0.89%) AMQP
3 5 (0.89%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.30%) MySQL
3 38 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.25%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.89%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 368 (65.48%) Cucumber
2 357 (63.52%) Selenium
3 157 (27.94%) Jenkins
4 122 (21.71%) JIRA
5 117 (20.82%) Git (software)
6 114 (20.28%) SpecFlow
7 88 (15.66%) JMeter
8 71 (12.63%) JUnit
9 68 (12.10%) WebDriver
10 62 (11.03%) NUnit
11 51 (9.07%) TeamCity
12 49 (8.72%) Maven
13 45 (8.01%) Protractor
14 44 (7.83%) LoadRunner
15 42 (7.47%) Jasmine
16 35 (6.23%) Appium
17 34 (6.05%) SoapUI
18 33 (5.87%) Karma Test Runner
18 33 (5.87%) Mocha
18 33 (5.87%) Sinon.JS
General
1 134 (23.84%) Finance
2 58 (10.32%) Games
3 43 (7.65%) Banking
4 23 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.85%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.67%) Marketing
8 10 (1.78%) Electronics
9 9 (1.60%) Retail
10 8 (1.42%) Automotive
11 7 (1.25%) Front Office
12 6 (1.07%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.53%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 160 (28.47%) Developer
2 100 (17.79%) Test Engineer
3 94 (16.73%) Analyst
3 94 (16.73%) Tester
4 82 (14.59%) Developer in Test
5 70 (12.46%) QA Engineer
6 67 (11.92%) Test Automation Engineer
7 57 (10.14%) Software Developer
8 54 (9.61%) Software Tester
9 50 (8.90%) Senior Developer
10 43 (7.65%) QA Analyst
11 42 (7.47%) Test Analyst
12 39 (6.94%) Software Engineer
13 34 (6.05%) Senior Tester
14 33 (5.87%) Test Automation Developer
15 32 (5.69%) Automation Tester
16 30 (5.34%) Senior Test Engineer
17 27 (4.80%) Senior Software Tester
18 26 (4.63%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
19 24 (4.27%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (26.16%) REST
2 92 (16.37%) HTML
3 91 (16.19%) Web Services
4 83 (14.77%) .NET
5 73 (12.99%) SOAP
6 71 (12.63%) CSS
7 66 (11.74%) XML
8 55 (9.79%) JSON
9 42 (7.47%) AngularJS
10 41 (7.30%) CSS3
10 41 (7.30%) HTML5
11 37 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (6.58%) Jest
12 36 (6.41%) Spring
13 33 (5.87%) Chai
13 33 (5.87%) HTML5 Canvas
13 33 (5.87%) Node.js
13 33 (5.87%) RESTful
13 33 (5.87%) SVG
14 29 (5.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.21%) Algorithms
1 63 (11.21%) Data Structures
2 53 (9.43%) User Experience
3 39 (6.94%) Virtual Team
4 33 (5.87%) Online Gambling
5 29 (5.16%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.42%) Derivative
11 8 (1.42%) PMI
11 8 (1.42%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.07%) Life Science
13 6 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (1.07%) PlayStation
14 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.96%) Linux
2 54 (9.61%) Windows
3 28 (4.98%) Android
4 24 (4.27%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.07%) Unix
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (78.83%) Test Automation
2 403 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (58.72%) BDD
4 228 (40.57%) TDD
5 200 (35.59%) Scrum
6 184 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (21.89%) API Testing
8 104 (18.51%) Kanban
9 95 (16.90%) DevOps
10 86 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
11 84 (14.95%) OO
11 84 (14.95%) Test Scripting
12 75 (13.35%) Manual Testing
12 75 (13.35%) Software Testing
13 73 (12.99%) Mentoring
14 68 (12.10%) SDET
15 64 (11.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 64 (11.39%) Performance Testing
16 63 (11.21%) User Stories
17 62 (11.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 316 (56.23%) Java
2 192 (34.16%) C#
3 166 (29.54%) JavaScript
4 161 (28.65%) SQL
5 82 (14.59%) Python
6 31 (5.52%) Ruby
7 29 (5.16%) C++
8 28 (4.98%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.31%) C
11 10 (1.78%) VBScript
12 9 (1.60%) Scala
13 8 (1.42%) Java 8
14 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.25%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.07%) ES6
15 6 (1.07%) Go
16 4 (0.71%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (16.01%) Degree
2 64 (11.39%) ISTQB
3 58 (10.32%) ISEB
4 32 (5.69%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (4.09%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.71%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.18%) CBAP
12 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (43.95%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (6.41%) Docker
2 32 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.49%) Puppet
3 12 (2.14%) Ansible
4 11 (1.96%) Kibana
5 8 (1.42%) logstash
5 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.07%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.07%) Rancher
8 2 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (6.76%) Oracle
2 34 (6.05%) WorldPay
3 28 (4.98%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.91%) Atlassian
5 20 (3.56%) HP
6 14 (2.49%) CA Agile Central
7 11 (1.96%) Apple
7 11 (1.96%) SAP
8 10 (1.78%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 7 (1.25%) Adobe
10 4 (0.71%) FIS
11 3 (0.53%) CA
11 3 (0.53%) Parasoft
11 3 (0.53%) VMware
11 3 (0.53%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.36%) Google
12 2 (0.36%) Green Hat
12 2 (0.36%) NVIDIA
12 2 (0.36%) Sun
12 2 (0.36%) Twitter