Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 472 613 531
Rank change year-on-year +141 -82 +93
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 320 462 777
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 0.95% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 331 339 620
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,000 £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 27,198 48,843 60,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 38.85% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23,025 40,461 49,726
Median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 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 +161 307 £50,000 - 28
UK excluding London +141 190 £50,000 +11.11% 27
London +150 120 £57,500 +4.55% 11
South East +202 115 £50,000 - 3
Work from Home -21 50 £47,500 -2.56% 6
North of England +35 35 £45,000 - 7
South West +52 22 £55,000 -4.35% 5
Yorkshire +35 22 £45,000 - 2
East of England +70 9 £45,000 -21.74% 1
North West +39 9 £57,500 +43.75% 4
Wales +41 5 £45,000 +30.43% 4
North East +16 4 £35,000 -3.45% 1
Midlands +56 3 £33,750 -15.63% 1
East Midlands +50 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands +67 1 £27,500 -33.33% 1
Scotland +23 1 £44,000 -26.67% 4

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 233 (72.81%) Selenium
2 215 (67.19%) Test Automation
3 188 (58.75%) BDD
4 182 (56.88%) C#
5 169 (52.81%) QA
6 151 (47.19%) Cucumber
7 144 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (31.56%) Java
9 92 (28.75%) .NET
10 91 (28.44%) DevOps
11 87 (27.19%) Jenkins
12 86 (26.88%) TypeScript
13 84 (26.25%) Python
13 84 (26.25%) Azure
14 81 (25.31%) WebDriver
15 80 (25.00%) Scrum
16 70 (21.88%) SQL Server
16 70 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
17 69 (21.56%) JavaScript
18 68 (21.25%) SpecFlow
19 67 (20.94%) Finance
20 65 (20.31%) TDD
20 65 (20.31%) AWS
21 63 (19.69%) Docker
22 61 (19.06%) Git (software)
23 60 (18.75%) SDET
24 55 (17.19%) QA Automation
25 54 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
26 49 (15.31%) .NET Core
27 47 (14.69%) SQL

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 (6.56%) JBoss
2 20 (6.25%) Confluence
3 5 (1.56%) IIS
4 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.63%) Mule
6 2 (0.63%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.63%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 84 (26.25%) Azure
2 65 (20.31%) AWS
3 17 (5.31%) GCP
3 17 (5.31%) GitHub
3 17 (5.31%) Serverless
4 16 (5.00%) SaaS
5 12 (3.75%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (3.13%) Slack
7 7 (2.19%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.25%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.63%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.31%) IaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.13%) Skype
2 3 (0.94%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.31%) MySQL
3 29 (9.06%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.25%) Power BI
5 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.63%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.31%) Redis
7 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 233 (72.81%) Selenium
2 151 (47.19%) Cucumber
3 87 (27.19%) Jenkins
4 81 (25.31%) WebDriver
5 68 (21.25%) SpecFlow
6 61 (19.06%) Git (software)
7 46 (14.38%) JIRA
8 42 (13.13%) Postman
8 42 (13.13%) TeamCity
9 37 (11.56%) Appium
10 28 (8.75%) Eclipse
11 23 (7.19%) SoapUI
12 18 (5.63%) JMeter
13 17 (5.31%) NUnit
14 16 (5.00%) JUnit
14 16 (5.00%) TestNG
15 15 (4.69%) Cypress.io
16 13 (4.06%) Maven
17 10 (3.13%) REST Assured
17 10 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (20.94%) Finance
2 11 (3.44%) Advertising
3 8 (2.50%) Games
4 7 (2.19%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.88%) Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Law
7 3 (0.94%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (28.13%) Developer
2 87 (27.19%) QA Engineer
3 70 (21.88%) Analyst
4 68 (21.25%) Test Engineer
5 64 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 61 (19.06%) Test Analyst
7 47 (14.69%) QA Analyst
8 45 (14.06%) QA Test Analyst
9 34 (10.63%) Automation Test Analyst
10 27 (8.44%) Developer in Test
11 26 (8.13%) C# Developer
11 26 (8.13%) QA Automation Analyst
12 25 (7.81%) QA Test Engineer
13 23 (7.19%) C# Software Developer
14 22 (6.88%) .NET Developer
14 22 (6.88%) Test Automation Engineer
15 20 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
15 20 (6.25%) QA Leader
15 20 (6.25%) Tester
16 19 (5.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (28.75%) .NET
2 49 (15.31%) .NET Core
3 44 (13.75%) RESTful
4 38 (11.88%) Web Services
5 29 (9.06%) Node.js
6 25 (7.81%) JSON
7 24 (7.50%) REST
8 17 (5.31%) .NET Framework
8 17 (5.31%) XML
9 16 (5.00%) ASP.NET
10 13 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (3.75%) GWT
11 12 (3.75%) React
12 11 (3.44%) SOAP
13 9 (2.81%) HTML
14 6 (1.88%) Entity Framework
15 5 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (1.56%) CSS
15 5 (1.56%) Spring
15 5 (1.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.50%) User Experience
4 7 (2.19%) Xbox
5 6 (1.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.88%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.94%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.31%) BBC
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.31%) Life Science
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.25%) Linux
2 18 (5.63%) Windows
3 15 (4.69%) Unix
4 11 (3.44%) Android
4 11 (3.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (67.19%) Test Automation
2 188 (58.75%) BDD
3 144 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (28.44%) DevOps
5 80 (25.00%) Scrum
6 70 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
7 65 (20.31%) TDD
8 60 (18.75%) SDET
9 55 (17.19%) QA Automation
10 54 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (13.44%) Fintech
12 40 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 33 (10.31%) SDLC
14 32 (10.00%) Test Strategy
15 30 (9.38%) Configuration Management
16 29 (9.06%) ATDD
17 28 (8.75%) API Testing
17 28 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (8.13%) OOP
18 26 (8.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (56.88%) C#
2 101 (31.56%) Java
3 86 (26.88%) TypeScript
4 84 (26.25%) Python
5 69 (21.56%) JavaScript
6 47 (14.69%) SQL
7 23 (7.19%) Ruby
8 20 (6.25%) C++
9 15 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.44%) Scala
11 9 (2.81%) Groovy
11 9 (2.81%) Perl
11 9 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.50%) PHP
13 5 (1.56%) C
13 5 (1.56%) Go
14 3 (0.94%) Java 8
14 3 (0.94%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.63%) VBScript
16 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (8.75%) ISTQB
2 27 (8.44%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.88%) ISEB
4 20 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.75%) Degree
6 9 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.88%) CEH
7 6 (1.88%) CREST Certified
7 6 (1.88%) OSCP
8 3 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (52.81%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) ISO 20022
2 3 (0.94%) PSD2
2 3 (0.94%) TARGET2
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) GDPR
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (19.69%) Docker
2 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (10.00%) Oracle
2 22 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.19%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.63%) HP
4 2 (0.63%) Micro Focus
4 2 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.31%) Apple
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat