The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 201 210 302
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +92
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 568 482 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 0.98% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.16% 7.51% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 388 206
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cucumber
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6959 6416 5500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.48% 13.00% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4630 4199 3513
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 131 133
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in England

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the England region.

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 331 £425 - 88
South East +7 80 £363 +7.40% 9
Yorkshire +12 56 £400 +25.00% 19
North West -9 31 £360 +10.76% 13
South West +10 28 £363 -3.33% 4
North East -4 20 £450 +38.46% 2
East of England -5 12 £295 -28.48% 3
Midlands - 4 £475 -
West Midlands +9 3 £263 -32.25% 1
East Midlands -14 3 - - 3
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 754 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (58.73%) Java
3 494 (49.60%) TDD
4 486 (48.80%) BDD
5 481 (48.29%) Selenium
6 360 (36.14%) Scrum
7 299 (30.02%) Ruby
8 281 (28.21%) QA
9 271 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
10 269 (27.01%) Jenkins
11 268 (26.91%) Test Automation
12 267 (26.81%) Git (software)
13 232 (23.29%) JavaScript
14 220 (22.09%) HTML
15 215 (21.59%) WebDriver
16 209 (20.98%) Web Services
17 202 (20.28%) JUnit
18 185 (18.57%) JIRA
19 179 (17.97%) Spring
20 165 (16.57%) Linux
21 151 (15.16%) RESTful
22 150 (15.06%) Automated Testing
23 147 (14.76%) CSS
24 144 (14.46%) C#
25 143 (14.36%) Test Scripting
26 127 (12.75%) Gherkin
27 125 (12.55%) MongoDB
28 124 (12.45%) Subversion
29 123 (12.35%) Finance
30 118 (11.85%) Automation Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 88 (8.84%) Confluence
2 84 (8.43%) Node.js
3 52 (5.22%) Apache
4 48 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 42 (4.22%) WebLogic
6 33 (3.31%) CMS
7 32 (3.21%) WebSphere
8 29 (2.91%) JBoss
9 21 (2.11%) Jetty
10 20 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
12 16 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.50%) WordPress
14 5 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.40%) Drupal
15 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.40%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Magento
2 3 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.11%) GitHub
3 20 (2.01%) Heroku
4 9 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.80%) SaaS
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.40%) Engine Yard
8 4 (0.40%) IaaS
9 3 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.82%) HTTP
2 51 (5.12%) Internet
3 14 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.20%) AMQP
5 5 (0.50%) DAB
6 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.40%) 3G
6 4 (0.40%) LTE
6 4 (0.40%) 4G
7 3 (0.30%) DNS
7 3 (0.30%) Firewall
8 2 (0.20%) VPN
8 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.20%) RTSP
8 2 (0.20%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.10%) Network Security
9 1 (0.10%) IMAP
9 1 (0.10%) ATM
9 1 (0.10%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (12.55%) MongoDB
2 62 (6.22%) NoSQL
3 54 (5.42%) Hadoop
4 46 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.42%) MySQL
6 40 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 37 (3.71%) SQL Server
8 35 (3.51%) Oracle Database
9 29 (2.91%) HBase
9 29 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.11%) Big Data
11 19 (1.91%) Redis
12 17 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.41%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.31%) DB2
14 13 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.60%) DbVisualizer
17 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 481 (48.29%) Selenium
2 269 (27.01%) Jenkins
3 267 (26.81%) Git (software)
4 215 (21.59%) WebDriver
5 202 (20.28%) JUnit
6 185 (18.57%) JIRA
7 124 (12.45%) Subversion
8 111 (11.14%) Maven
9 98 (9.84%) Mockito
10 89 (8.94%) RSpec
10 89 (8.94%) SpecFlow
11 62 (6.22%) IntelliJ
12 58 (5.82%) Capybara
13 55 (5.52%) JMeter
14 51 (5.12%) JBehave
15 45 (4.52%) HP UFT
16 44 (4.42%) Calabash
16 44 (4.42%) Appium
17 38 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 37 (3.71%) SoapUI
General
1 123 (12.35%) Finance
2 36 (3.61%) Banking
3 22 (2.21%) Games
4 21 (2.11%) Retail
5 16 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.51%) Back Office
7 12 (1.20%) Marketing
8 11 (1.10%) Automotive
9 10 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.90%) Publishing
11 8 (0.80%) Advertising
11 8 (0.80%) Legal
11 8 (0.80%) Front Office
12 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Law
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 383 (38.45%) Developer
2 190 (19.08%) Analyst
3 176 (17.67%) Java Developer
4 170 (17.07%) Test Analyst
5 143 (14.36%) Tester
6 74 (7.43%) Automation Tester
7 51 (5.12%) Test Engineer
8 45 (4.52%) Senior Developer
8 45 (4.52%) Automation Analyst
9 42 (4.22%) Automation Test Analyst
10 40 (4.02%) Ruby Developer
11 38 (3.82%) Automation Engineer
12 36 (3.61%) QA Engineer
13 29 (2.91%) Agile Test Analyst
14 28 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
14 28 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
14 28 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (2.81%) Architect
14 28 (2.81%) AWS Developer
15 25 (2.51%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (22.09%) HTML
2 209 (20.98%) Web Services
3 179 (17.97%) Spring
4 151 (15.16%) RESTful
5 147 (14.76%) CSS
6 127 (12.75%) Gherkin
7 111 (11.14%) HTML5
8 106 (10.64%) JSON
9 104 (10.44%) REST
10 102 (10.24%) XML
11 101 (10.14%) AngularJS
12 81 (8.13%) .NET
13 77 (7.73%) SOAP
14 62 (6.22%) Ruby on Rails
14 62 (6.22%) jQuery
14 62 (6.22%) CSS3
15 57 (5.72%) Sass
16 47 (4.72%) JAX-RS
17 46 (4.62%) J2EE
18 41 (4.12%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.03%) Mobile App
2 42 (4.22%) User Experience
3 40 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (1.51%) Digital Media
5 13 (1.31%) Social Media
5 13 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.10%) NHS
8 9 (0.90%) GIS
8 9 (0.90%) Market Risk
8 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.90%) Video on Demand
9 7 (0.70%) Online Games
9 7 (0.70%) Wiki
10 6 (0.60%) iPhone
10 6 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.60%) Clustering
10 6 (0.60%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.57%) Linux
2 84 (8.43%) UNIX
3 60 (6.02%) Windows
4 56 (5.62%) Android
5 53 (5.32%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.81%) CentOS
7 26 (2.61%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.81%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (49.60%) TDD
3 486 (48.80%) BDD
4 360 (36.14%) Scrum
5 271 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
6 268 (26.91%) Test Automation
7 150 (15.06%) Automated Testing
8 143 (14.36%) Test Scripting
9 118 (11.85%) Automation Testing
10 109 (10.94%) Open Source
11 105 (10.54%) Software Engineering
12 102 (10.24%) OO
13 95 (9.54%) E-Commerce
14 86 (8.63%) Pair Programming
14 86 (8.63%) Software Testing
14 86 (8.63%) SDLC
15 75 (7.53%) Kanban
16 72 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 69 (6.93%) User Stories
18 68 (6.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 585 (58.73%) Java
2 299 (30.02%) Ruby
3 232 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 144 (14.46%) C#
5 117 (11.75%) SQL
6 78 (7.83%) Groovy
7 77 (7.73%) Python
8 75 (7.53%) Scala
9 45 (4.52%) PHP
10 16 (1.61%) Go
11 12 (1.20%) C++
12 10 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.80%) C
14 6 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.50%) Perl
16 4 (0.40%) VBScript
16 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.30%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.52%) Degree
3 52 (5.22%) ISEB
4 50 (5.02%) SC Cleared
5 34 (3.41%) ISTQB
6 29 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.50%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.10%) IIBA
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (28.21%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (3.51%) Docker
2 27 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.61%) Varnish
4 9 (0.90%) GridGain
5 6 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 77 (7.73%) Puppet
2 52 (5.22%) Vagrant
3 24 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.91%) Graylog
6 10 (1.00%) Graphite
6 10 (1.00%) Ansible
7 9 (0.90%) Apache Shiro
8 4 (0.40%) Mesos
8 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.30%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.20%) logstash
11 1 (0.10%) Cacti
11 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (6.63%) Oracle
2 39 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.71%) Atlassian
4 27 (2.71%) VMware
5 22 (2.21%) Adobe
6 21 (2.11%) Akamai
7 20 (2.01%) HP
8 19 (1.91%) New Relic
9 14 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.41%) SOASTA, Inc
10 12 (1.20%) IBM
11 10 (1.00%) Google
12 9 (0.90%) WSO2
12 9 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.70%) Apigee
14 4 (0.40%) Percona
14 4 (0.40%) Cadence
14 4 (0.40%) hybris
15 3 (0.30%) ESRI
16 2 (0.20%) InterSystems
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago