The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 140 139 198
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +59
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 72 58 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.12% 0.93% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.33% 7.61% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 18
Average daily rate £440 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
864 762 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.39% 12.23% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 605 490
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +52.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Cucumber
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 88 (70.97%) Selenium
2 78 (62.90%) Java
3 74 (59.68%) BDD
4 71 (57.26%) TDD
5 63 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (45.97%) Ruby
6 57 (45.97%) WebDriver
7 55 (44.35%) Test Automation
8 47 (37.90%) QA
9 36 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (28.23%) Scrum
11 34 (27.42%) JavaScript
12 33 (26.61%) Finance
13 32 (25.81%) Web Services
14 27 (21.77%) HTML
14 27 (21.77%) Git (software)
14 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
15 24 (19.35%) RESTful
15 24 (19.35%) SQL
16 22 (17.74%) Calabash
17 21 (16.94%) JBehave
17 21 (16.94%) Test Scripting
17 21 (16.94%) XML
18 20 (16.13%) Open Source
18 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
19 18 (14.52%) Mobile App
19 18 (14.52%) CSS
19 18 (14.52%) SOA
20 17 (13.71%) Spring
20 17 (13.71%) WATIR

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (8.06%) CMS
2 9 (7.26%) Alfresco
3 7 (5.65%) Node.js
4 6 (4.84%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.23%) Confluence
5 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.42%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Mule
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.81%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (0.81%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.42%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) HTTP
2 5 (4.03%) SSL
3 4 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) MongoDB
1 14 (11.29%) MySQL
2 12 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.42%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.42%) Redis
4 3 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 88 (70.97%) Selenium
2 57 (45.97%) WebDriver
3 27 (21.77%) Git (software)
3 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
4 22 (17.74%) Calabash
5 21 (16.94%) JBehave
6 17 (13.71%) WATIR
6 17 (13.71%) Robotium
7 12 (9.68%) Mockito
7 12 (9.68%) JIRA
7 12 (9.68%) eggPlant
8 9 (7.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (7.26%) SpecFlow
9 8 (6.45%) Hudson
10 7 (5.65%) Subversion
10 7 (5.65%) Maven
10 7 (5.65%) JUnit
11 6 (4.84%) RSpec
11 6 (4.84%) SoapUI
11 6 (4.84%) CruiseControl
General
1 33 (26.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Marketing
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Games
5 3 (2.42%) Local Government
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (32.26%) Developer
2 30 (24.19%) Tester
3 22 (17.74%) Automation Tester
4 17 (13.71%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Analyst
6 11 (8.87%) QA Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) Test Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) QA Tester
9 8 (6.45%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (4.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.23%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.42%) Quality Analyst
12 3 (2.42%) Principle Engineer
12 3 (2.42%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.42%) Java Engineer
12 3 (2.42%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.81%) Web Services
2 27 (21.77%) HTML
3 24 (19.35%) RESTful
4 21 (16.94%) XML
5 18 (14.52%) CSS
6 17 (13.71%) Spring
7 16 (12.90%) HTML5
7 16 (12.90%) Hibernate
8 15 (12.10%) CSS3
8 15 (12.10%) jQuery
9 13 (10.48%) SOAP
9 13 (10.48%) REST
10 12 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (8.87%) .NET
12 10 (8.06%) Spring Integration
12 10 (8.06%) JMS
12 10 (8.06%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (8.06%) Akka
13 9 (7.26%) JSON
13 9 (7.26%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Open Source
2 18 (14.52%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.84%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (4.03%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (3.23%) iPhone
6 4 (3.23%) iPad
6 4 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (3.23%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.42%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.42%) Online Games
7 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.61%) Social Media
8 2 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.61%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.61%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.81%) STB
9 1 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Apple iOS
1 15 (12.10%) Android
2 14 (11.29%) Linux
3 12 (9.68%) UNIX
4 5 (4.03%) Windows
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.68%) BDD
2 71 (57.26%) TDD
3 63 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (44.35%) Test Automation
5 36 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (28.23%) Scrum
7 21 (16.94%) Test Scripting
8 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
9 18 (14.52%) SOA
10 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
11 14 (11.29%) MVC
12 12 (9.68%) Kanban
12 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.06%) Automated Testing
14 9 (7.26%) Configuration Management
15 8 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (6.45%) User Stories
16 7 (5.65%) OO
17 6 (4.84%) ATDD
18 5 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (62.90%) Java
2 57 (45.97%) Ruby
3 34 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 24 (19.35%) SQL
5 11 (8.87%) C#
5 11 (8.87%) Python
5 11 (8.87%) Scala
6 10 (8.06%) Groovy
7 6 (4.84%) PHP
8 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.61%) XPath
9 2 (1.61%) F#
9 2 (1.61%) Clojure
9 2 (1.61%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.61%) XQuery
10 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) ISEB
2 5 (4.03%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (37.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) Puppet
2 7 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.42%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.81%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.81%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 5 (4.03%) HP
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) JBoss
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.61%) Adobe
4 2 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) hybris
5 1 (0.81%) ForgeRock
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago