Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Gherkin
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 580 582 629
Rank change year-on-year +2 +47 -20
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 299 610 690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 1.10% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 242 471 563
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

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 34,424 55,204 70,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 38.39% 40.61%
Number of salaries quoted 28,212 45,218 58,765
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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 +23 275 £52,500 +10.53% 16
UK excluding London +11 148 £50,000 +17.65% 9
London +52 146 £62,500 +4.17% 8
North of England +78 54 £47,500 +11.76% 4
South East +75 34 £50,000 +11.11%
North West +40 33 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Work from Home +44 20 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire +101 19 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +45 18 £45,000 +6.51%
Midlands +66 16 £45,750 +22.00%
East Midlands +46 12 £47,500 +18.75%
South West +42 12 £35,000 -17.65% 2
East of England +53 10 £50,000 -0.99% 2
West Midlands +58 4 £41,250 +10.00%
Channel Islands - 3 £65,000 -
North East +14 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 6 June 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.

1 217 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 214 (71.57%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (58.86%) Cucumber
4 175 (58.53%) Selenium
5 158 (52.84%) Java
6 154 (51.51%) BDD
7 137 (45.82%) C#
8 109 (36.45%) QA
9 98 (32.78%) Scrum
10 95 (31.77%) TDD
11 86 (28.76%) DevOps
12 83 (27.76%) JavaScript
13 82 (27.42%) JIRA
13 82 (27.42%) Jenkins
14 71 (23.75%) Git (software)
15 66 (22.07%) Azure
16 63 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (20.74%) SQL
17 62 (20.74%) Postman
18 61 (20.40%) Python
18 61 (20.40%) SpecFlow
19 60 (20.07%) Web Services
19 60 (20.07%) .NET
20 59 (19.73%) WebDriver
21 57 (19.06%) Finance
22 55 (18.39%) SQL Server
23 51 (17.06%) Microsoft
24 50 (16.72%) Test Scripting
24 50 (16.72%) Docker
25 44 (14.72%) AWS

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 31 (10.37%) Confluence
2 14 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.34%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.34%) JBoss
4 7 (2.34%) NServiceBus
5 6 (2.01%) IIS
6 4 (1.34%) nginx
7 2 (0.67%) Camunda
7 2 (0.67%) GemFire
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 66 (22.07%) Azure
2 44 (14.72%) AWS
3 18 (6.02%) SaaS
4 17 (5.69%) GitHub
5 11 (3.68%) Serverless
6 10 (3.34%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (3.34%) BrowserStack
7 9 (3.01%) BlazeMeter
8 7 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.01%) GCP
10 5 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.67%) npm
10 5 (1.67%) Sauce Labs
10 5 (1.67%) Slack
11 4 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) HTTP
2 2 (0.67%) SSH
3 1 (0.33%) RS-232
3 1 (0.33%) VLAN
3 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.01%) MySQL
2 12 (4.01%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.34%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (1.34%) Redis
7 2 (0.67%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.33%) Big Data
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) DB2
8 1 (0.33%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 176 (58.86%) Cucumber
2 175 (58.53%) Selenium
3 82 (27.42%) Jenkins
3 82 (27.42%) JIRA
4 71 (23.75%) Git (software)
5 62 (20.74%) Postman
6 61 (20.40%) SpecFlow
7 59 (19.73%) WebDriver
8 39 (13.04%) JMeter
9 35 (11.71%) SoapUI
10 28 (9.36%) REST Assured
11 22 (7.36%) Maven
11 22 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (7.02%) Mocha
12 21 (7.02%) TestRail
13 20 (6.69%) Protractor
14 18 (6.02%) Visual Studio
15 17 (5.69%) Jasmine
16 15 (5.02%) Appium
16 15 (5.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 57 (19.06%) Finance
2 25 (8.36%) Games
3 16 (5.35%) Banking
4 7 (2.34%) Law
5 5 (1.67%) Police
5 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.34%) Online Betting
6 4 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 90 (30.10%) Developer
2 69 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 53 (17.73%) Analyst
4 41 (13.71%) Test Analyst
4 41 (13.71%) Tester
5 32 (10.70%) Automation Tester
6 29 (9.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 28 (9.36%) Software Engineer
8 25 (8.36%) QA Engineer
9 21 (7.02%) Development Engineer
9 21 (7.02%) Software Development Engineer
9 21 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
9 21 (7.02%) Test Development Engineer
10 20 (6.69%) Software Developer
11 19 (6.35%) Automation Developer
11 19 (6.35%) Developer in Test
12 17 (5.69%) Lead Developer
13 15 (5.02%) Automation Team Leader
13 15 (5.02%) Team Leader
14 13 (4.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.07%) .NET
1 60 (20.07%) Web Services
2 41 (13.71%) RESTful
3 29 (9.70%) Node.js
4 28 (9.36%) REST
5 26 (8.70%) JSON
6 24 (8.03%) CSS
7 23 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 22 (7.36%) Chai
9 21 (7.02%) HTML
10 19 (6.35%) SOAP
11 18 (6.02%) React
12 17 (5.69%) .NET Core
12 17 (5.69%) Spring
13 16 (5.35%) Jest
14 15 (5.02%) AngularJS
15 14 (4.68%) HTML5
16 13 (4.35%) CSS3
17 12 (4.01%) XML
18 11 (3.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 20 (6.69%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.68%) User Experience
5 13 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.01%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.01%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.01%) Online Gambling
7 7 (2.34%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.67%) Social Media
10 4 (1.34%) Derivative
11 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.00%) Equities
11 3 (1.00%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.00%) Life Science
11 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.00%) Robotics
12 2 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.02%) Linux
2 7 (2.34%) Unix
3 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.34%) Windows
5 2 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 214 (71.57%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (51.51%) BDD
4 98 (32.78%) Scrum
5 95 (31.77%) TDD
6 86 (28.76%) DevOps
7 63 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (16.72%) Test Scripting
9 43 (14.38%) OO
10 41 (13.71%) Scenario Testing
10 41 (13.71%) SDET
11 40 (13.38%) Kanban
12 38 (12.71%) OOP
13 36 (12.04%) Fintech
13 36 (12.04%) Test Strategy
13 36 (12.04%) User Stories
14 35 (11.71%) Microservices
15 34 (11.37%) Non-Functional Testing
16 31 (10.37%) Computer Science
16 31 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 158 (52.84%) Java
2 137 (45.82%) C#
3 83 (27.76%) JavaScript
4 62 (20.74%) SQL
5 61 (20.40%) Python
6 30 (10.03%) Ruby
7 26 (8.70%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.68%) Scala
9 13 (4.35%) Groovy
10 12 (4.01%) VBScript
11 11 (3.68%) C
11 11 (3.68%) Go
12 10 (3.34%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.68%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.68%) C++
13 8 (2.68%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.68%) VB
14 7 (2.34%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 36 (12.04%) Degree
2 25 (8.36%) ISTQB
3 22 (7.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.69%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.68%) ISEB
7 9 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (36.45%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 50 (16.72%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (10.70%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.68%) Terraform
3 10 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.68%) Kibana
4 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.34%) Puppet
6 6 (2.01%) Ansible
7 4 (1.34%) logstash
7 4 (1.34%) Rancher
8 2 (0.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 51 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.36%) Oracle
3 15 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (3.68%) Google
5 10 (3.34%) HP
6 6 (2.01%) IBM
6 6 (2.01%) Micro Focus
6 6 (2.01%) Splunk
6 6 (2.01%) T-Plan
7 5 (1.67%) CA
7 5 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.67%) Parasoft
8 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.34%) Charles River
9 2 (0.67%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.67%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.33%) BT
10 1 (0.33%) hybris
10 1 (0.33%) McAfee
10 1 (0.33%) Plumtree