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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 224 272 354
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +82
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 471 327 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.68% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.13% 5.63% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 258 172
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.16%
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
6606 5812 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.85% 12.06% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4430 3836 3355
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 121 203
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 +29 299 £425 +6.25% 66
South East +48 71 £330 -17.50% 15
South West +5 29 £375 +7.14% 9
Yorkshire +20 27 £340 +25.34% 3
East Midlands +14 13 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England -9 12 £400 - 2
North West -20 12 £350 +10.23% 11
West Midlands - - - - 3
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 753 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (62.20%) Java
3 524 (54.87%) BDD
4 506 (52.98%) TDD
5 468 (49.01%) Selenium
6 397 (41.57%) Ruby
7 390 (40.84%) Scrum
8 304 (31.83%) Test Automation
9 273 (28.59%) QA
10 248 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
11 246 (25.76%) Jenkins
12 243 (25.45%) JavaScript
13 238 (24.92%) WebDriver
14 223 (23.35%) Web Services
15 178 (18.64%) HTML
16 174 (18.22%) SQL
17 163 (17.07%) XML
18 156 (16.34%) Git (software)
19 148 (15.50%) Spring
20 143 (14.97%) OO
21 141 (14.76%) JUnit
21 141 (14.76%) CSS
22 140 (14.66%) Open Source
23 137 (14.35%) Linux
24 133 (13.93%) RESTful
25 126 (13.19%) Maven
26 124 (12.98%) Test Scripting
27 122 (12.77%) Automated Testing
28 110 (11.52%) JSON
28 110 (11.52%) RSpec

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 43 (4.50%) Node.js
2 38 (3.98%) Tomcat
3 35 (3.66%) Apache
4 21 (2.20%) Adobe CQ
5 16 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (1.68%) Apache Solr
6 14 (1.47%) CMS
7 12 (1.26%) Confluence
8 8 (0.84%) nginx
8 8 (0.84%) Jetty
9 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.52%) Mule
10 5 (0.52%) WordPress
10 5 (0.52%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.42%) SAS
11 4 (0.42%) Drupal
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
13 2 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 15 (1.57%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.84%) MS Office
5 4 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.04%) Amazon S3
3 21 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (1.78%) SaaS
5 13 (1.36%) GitHub
6 12 (1.26%) Heroku
7 9 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.42%) Route 53
10 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.21%) PaaS
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.66%) Internet
2 32 (3.35%) HTTP
3 11 (1.15%) SSH
4 4 (0.42%) DNS
4 4 (0.42%) DHCP
4 4 (0.42%) Firewall
4 4 (0.42%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.21%) DAB
5 2 (0.21%) AMQP
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.96%) NoSQL
2 69 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 61 (6.39%) MySQL
4 50 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.51%) Big Data
7 16 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.15%) Redis
11 10 (1.05%) SQL Server
12 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.42%) HBase
14 4 (0.42%) DB2
14 4 (0.42%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (0.31%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.31%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.31%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 468 (49.01%) Selenium
2 246 (25.76%) Jenkins
3 238 (24.92%) WebDriver
4 156 (16.34%) Git (software)
5 141 (14.76%) JUnit
6 126 (13.19%) Maven
7 110 (11.52%) RSpec
8 107 (11.20%) JIRA
9 98 (10.26%) JBehave
10 95 (9.95%) Hudson
11 91 (9.53%) Mockito
12 88 (9.21%) Subversion
13 87 (9.11%) Capybara
14 82 (8.59%) FitNesse
14 82 (8.59%) WATIR
15 80 (8.38%) Calabash
16 67 (7.02%) TeamCity
17 52 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 52 (5.45%) QuickTest Pro
18 49 (5.13%) Eclipse
General
1 102 (10.68%) Finance
2 26 (2.72%) Games
3 25 (2.62%) Retail
4 21 (2.20%) Banking
5 14 (1.47%) Publishing
5 14 (1.47%) Marketing
6 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.84%) Legal
8 8 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 389 (40.73%) Developer
2 188 (19.69%) Tester
3 132 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 118 (12.36%) Analyst
5 114 (11.94%) Test Analyst
6 104 (10.89%) Automation Tester
7 85 (8.90%) Test Engineer
8 60 (6.28%) Ruby Developer
9 43 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
10 40 (4.19%) QA Engineer
11 35 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 31 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (2.72%) QA Tester
13 26 (2.72%) Test Leader
14 25 (2.62%) Agile Tester
14 25 (2.62%) Automation Analyst
14 25 (2.62%) Architect
14 25 (2.62%) Consultant
15 23 (2.41%) Automation Test Analyst
16 22 (2.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (23.35%) Web Services
2 178 (18.64%) HTML
3 163 (17.07%) XML
4 148 (15.50%) Spring
5 141 (14.76%) CSS
6 133 (13.93%) RESTful
7 110 (11.52%) JSON
8 92 (9.63%) HTML5
9 84 (8.80%) .NET
10 72 (7.54%) REST
11 71 (7.43%) SOAP
11 71 (7.43%) jQuery
12 68 (7.12%) Gherkin
13 67 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
14 66 (6.91%) CSS3
15 61 (6.39%) Backbone.js
16 57 (5.97%) AngularJS
17 56 (5.86%) Hibernate
18 51 (5.34%) Ajax
19 48 (5.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 140 (14.66%) Open Source
2 78 (8.17%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.41%) Digital Media
7 18 (1.88%) User Experience
8 15 (1.57%) New Media
9 10 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.94%) Streaming Video
11 8 (0.84%) GIS
11 8 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.73%) Online Games
12 7 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.63%) DTV
14 5 (0.52%) iPhone
14 5 (0.52%) iPad
14 5 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.35%) Linux
2 69 (7.23%) Android
3 58 (6.07%) Apple iOS
4 42 (4.40%) UNIX
5 21 (2.20%) Windows
6 13 (1.36%) CentOS
7 10 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.73%) Solaris
9 6 (0.63%) AIX
9 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (54.87%) BDD
3 506 (52.98%) TDD
4 390 (40.84%) Scrum
5 304 (31.83%) Test Automation
6 248 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (14.97%) OO
8 124 (12.98%) Test Scripting
9 122 (12.77%) Automated Testing
10 110 (11.52%) Automation Testing
11 108 (11.31%) User Stories
12 107 (11.20%) E-Commerce
13 104 (10.89%) Software Engineering
14 92 (9.63%) Kanban
15 86 (9.01%) Pair Programming
15 86 (9.01%) MVC
16 61 (6.39%) SOA
17 51 (5.34%) Software Testing
18 45 (4.71%) Manual Testing
19 43 (4.50%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 594 (62.20%) Java
2 397 (41.57%) Ruby
3 243 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 174 (18.22%) SQL
5 92 (9.63%) C#
6 72 (7.54%) Python
7 71 (7.43%) PHP
8 50 (5.24%) Scala
9 33 (3.46%) Groovy
10 29 (3.04%) Objective-C
11 22 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.26%) Perl
13 12 (1.26%) C++
14 11 (1.15%) PHP5
15 9 (0.94%) Golang
16 7 (0.73%) CoffeeScript
17 6 (0.63%) Clojure
17 6 (0.63%) XPath
18 5 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (5.65%) Degree
2 48 (5.03%) ISEB
3 31 (3.25%) ISTQB
4 20 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.21%) CEH
7 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (28.59%) QA
System Software
1 18 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.94%) Varnish
3 8 (0.84%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.52%) Docker
5 4 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.31%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.31%) vCloud
7 2 (0.21%) HDFS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (6.60%) Puppet
2 35 (3.66%) Vagrant
3 25 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.36%) Capistrano
5 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.05%) Graylog2
7 5 (0.52%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.42%) Ansible
8 4 (0.42%) Nessus
9 3 (0.31%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.31%) Nagios
9 3 (0.31%) Oozie
9 3 (0.31%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.10%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.10%) logstash
11 1 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (3.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.25%) Adobe
3 28 (2.93%) VMware
4 27 (2.83%) Oracle
5 21 (2.20%) Zend
5 21 (2.20%) Akamai
6 16 (1.68%) HP
7 11 (1.15%) New Relic
8 9 (0.94%) JBoss
9 8 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.84%) hybris
10 7 (0.73%) ESRI
11 6 (0.63%) SAP
12 4 (0.42%) RightScale
13 3 (0.31%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.31%) EMC
13 3 (0.31%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.31%) Rackspace
14 2 (0.21%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.21%) Cloudera
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