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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 129 108 133
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 38 53 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.19% 1.54% 1.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.47% 9.96% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 72
Median daily rate £475 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £300 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £608 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25
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
587 532 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.44% 15.43% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 440 633
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 58 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (56.47%) TDD
3 47 (55.29%) Java
4 45 (52.94%) Selenium
5 37 (43.53%) BDD
6 30 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 30 (35.29%) Scrum
6 30 (35.29%) Jenkins
7 29 (34.12%) WebDriver
8 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
9 26 (30.59%) HTML
9 26 (30.59%) Test Automation
9 26 (30.59%) QA
10 20 (23.53%) Node.js
11 19 (22.35%) CSS
12 18 (21.18%) Ruby
12 18 (21.18%) JIRA
13 17 (20.00%) RESTful
13 17 (20.00%) Web Services
13 17 (20.00%) XML
14 16 (18.82%) Linux
14 16 (18.82%) SQL
14 16 (18.82%) HTML5
15 15 (17.65%) Automated Testing
15 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (15.29%) C#
16 13 (15.29%) OO
17 12 (14.12%) REST
17 12 (14.12%) Scala
17 12 (14.12%) JSON

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.53%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) GitHub
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.53%) SaaS
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 1 (1.18%) AMQP
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
1 9 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (9.41%) Big Data
2 8 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.24%) HBase
3 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.71%) Data Lake
5 4 (4.71%) Neo4j
5 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.35%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.35%) RethinkDB
6 2 (2.35%) SimpleDB
6 2 (2.35%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.18%) Redis
7 1 (1.18%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (52.94%) Selenium
2 30 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 30 (35.29%) Jenkins
3 29 (34.12%) WebDriver
4 18 (21.18%) JIRA
5 9 (10.59%) JUnit
5 9 (10.59%) Mocha
6 8 (9.41%) gulp
6 8 (9.41%) SpecFlow
6 8 (9.41%) Subversion
6 8 (9.41%) TeamCity
7 7 (8.24%) Maven
7 7 (8.24%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.06%) Appium
8 6 (7.06%) RSpec
8 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.88%) JBehave
9 5 (5.88%) JSUnit
9 5 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Front Office
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (58.82%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Tester
4 14 (16.47%) Automation Tester
5 13 (15.29%) Developer in Test
5 13 (15.29%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Test Automation Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Java Hadoop Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Market Data Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Market Risk Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.59%) HTML
2 20 (23.53%) Node.js
3 19 (22.35%) CSS
4 17 (20.00%) RESTful
4 17 (20.00%) Web Services
4 17 (20.00%) XML
5 16 (18.82%) HTML5
6 12 (14.12%) JSON
6 12 (14.12%) REST
7 11 (12.94%) .NET
8 10 (11.76%) CSS3
9 9 (10.59%) Sass
9 9 (10.59%) SOAP
10 8 (9.41%) Gherkin
10 8 (9.41%) React
11 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (7.06%) LESS
13 5 (5.88%) jQuery
13 5 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) User Experience
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.71%) Market Risk
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) Fintech
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) IVR
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.35%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) Unix
3 5 (5.88%) Android
4 4 (4.71%) Windows
5 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (56.47%) TDD
3 37 (43.53%) BDD
4 30 (35.29%) Scrum
5 26 (30.59%) Test Automation
6 15 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (15.29%) OO
8 11 (12.94%) API Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Exploratory Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Kanban
8 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.76%) Microservices
10 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Automation Testing
11 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.41%) Open Source
11 8 (9.41%) Pair Programming
11 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.29%) Java
2 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.18%) Ruby
4 16 (18.82%) SQL
5 13 (15.29%) C#
6 12 (14.12%) Scala
7 9 (10.59%) Perl
8 8 (9.41%) PHP
9 7 (8.24%) Python
10 3 (3.53%) Clojure
10 3 (3.53%) VBScript
11 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.35%) C
11 2 (2.35%) C++
11 2 (2.35%) Groovy
12 1 (1.18%) ES6
12 1 (1.18%) Go
12 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) ISEB
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.59%) QA
2 10 (11.76%) SDET
3 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Docker
2 4 (4.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) HP
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.18%) Google
3 1 (1.18%) Green Hat
3 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.18%) IBM
3 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.18%) Splunk
3 1 (1.18%) Sybase
3 1 (1.18%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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