The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 106 110 151
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +41
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 47 80 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 1.56% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.46% 11.07% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 70 47
Average daily rate £400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Cucumber
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
410 723 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.03% 14.06% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 578 548
Average daily rate £450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the City of London region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the City of London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 78 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (59.41%) BDD
3 50 (49.50%) Selenium
4 48 (47.52%) Java
5 39 (38.61%) TDD
6 34 (33.66%) Scrum
6 34 (33.66%) Jenkins
7 29 (28.71%) JavaScript
8 27 (26.73%) HTML
9 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
10 25 (24.75%) Git (software)
10 25 (24.75%) SQL
11 24 (23.76%) CSS
11 24 (23.76%) WebDriver
12 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (22.77%) QA
12 23 (22.77%) C#
13 21 (20.79%) Ruby
13 21 (20.79%) SpecFlow
14 20 (19.80%) JIRA
14 20 (19.80%) Web Services
15 18 (17.82%) .NET
15 18 (17.82%) Finance
16 17 (16.83%) HTML5
16 17 (16.83%) gulp
17 16 (15.84%) CSS3
17 16 (15.84%) Spring
18 15 (14.85%) REST
18 15 (14.85%) Sass
19 14 (13.86%) AngularJS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.88%) Node.js
2 7 (6.93%) Confluence
3 6 (5.94%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.96%) Mule
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) GitHub
2 7 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) Heroku
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.97%) Spotfire
5 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.98%) Big Data
5 2 (1.98%) HBase
5 2 (1.98%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.99%) DB2
6 1 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (49.50%) Selenium
2 34 (33.66%) Jenkins
3 25 (24.75%) Git (software)
4 24 (23.76%) WebDriver
5 21 (20.79%) SpecFlow
6 20 (19.80%) JIRA
7 17 (16.83%) gulp
8 12 (11.88%) Maven
8 12 (11.88%) Mockito
8 12 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (10.89%) JUnit
10 8 (7.92%) RSpec
11 7 (6.93%) JBehave
11 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
12 6 (5.94%) Appium
12 6 (5.94%) Eclipse
12 6 (5.94%) FitNesse
12 6 (5.94%) Subversion
12 6 (5.94%) TeamCity
12 6 (5.94%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Front Office
5 2 (1.98%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (45.54%) Developer
2 21 (20.79%) Analyst
3 20 (19.80%) Java Developer
3 20 (19.80%) Test Analyst
4 16 (15.84%) Senior Developer
4 16 (15.84%) Tester
5 12 (11.88%) Automation Tester
6 11 (10.89%) Automation Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (5.94%) Web Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (4.95%) Java Scala Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Ruby Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.73%) HTML
2 24 (23.76%) CSS
3 20 (19.80%) Web Services
4 18 (17.82%) .NET
5 17 (16.83%) HTML5
6 16 (15.84%) CSS3
6 16 (15.84%) Spring
7 15 (14.85%) REST
7 15 (14.85%) Sass
8 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
8 14 (13.86%) XML
9 13 (12.87%) Gherkin
10 12 (11.88%) JSON
11 11 (10.89%) LESS
11 11 (10.89%) RESTful
12 10 (9.90%) Backbone.js
12 10 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (8.91%) RequireJS
14 8 (7.92%) jQuery
15 7 (6.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) User Experience
2 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) Fintech
3 5 (4.95%) iPad
3 5 (4.95%) IVR
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.95%) Smartcard
4 4 (3.96%) Derivative
4 4 (3.96%) Equities
4 4 (3.96%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Wiki
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) Unix
2 8 (7.92%) Linux
3 6 (5.94%) Android
3 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.94%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (59.41%) BDD
3 39 (38.61%) TDD
4 34 (33.66%) Scrum
5 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
6 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (13.86%) DevOps
7 14 (13.86%) OO
7 14 (13.86%) Open Source
7 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
8 13 (12.87%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (10.89%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Progressive Enhancement
10 10 (9.90%) Test Management
11 8 (7.92%) Automation Testing
11 8 (7.92%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.92%) Kanban
11 8 (7.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) Java
2 29 (28.71%) JavaScript
3 25 (24.75%) SQL
4 23 (22.77%) C#
5 21 (20.79%) Ruby
6 9 (8.91%) Scala
7 7 (6.93%) Python
8 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.97%) Groovy
10 3 (2.97%) PHP
11 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.99%) AWK
12 1 (0.99%) C++
12 1 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.99%) Perl
12 1 (0.99%) sed
12 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) ISEB
2 7 (6.93%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.77%) QA
2 5 (4.95%) SDET
3 2 (1.98%) WAI
4 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.93%) Ansible
2 7 (6.93%) Puppet
3 2 (1.98%) Mesos
4 1 (0.99%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.94%) Informatica
4 3 (2.97%) hybris
5 2 (1.98%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe
6 1 (0.99%) Akamai
6 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.99%) comScore
6 1 (0.99%) Facebook
6 1 (0.99%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) Perforce
6 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.99%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.99%) Twitter
6 1 (0.99%) Zend
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