The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 210 295 359
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +64
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 489 273 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.57% 4.95% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 206 158
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 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6456 5516 5685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 11.84% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4221 3529 3389
Average daily rate £398 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 133 206
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +79 366 £420 +5.00% 80
South East +18 44 £336 -23.14% 13
Yorkshire +18 20 £320 +17.97% 4
North West -5 15 £325 +0.38% 9
South West - 15 £375 - 4
East Midlands +6 12 £320 -8.57% 4
East of England -14 10 £413 +17.85% 2
West Midlands -20 1 £388 -13.88% 1
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 607 (64.44%) Java
2 551 (58.49%) BDD
3 545 (57.86%) TDD
4 500 (53.08%) Selenium
5 454 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
6 431 (45.75%) Ruby
7 399 (42.36%) Scrum
8 357 (37.90%) Test Automation
9 304 (32.27%) QA
10 260 (27.60%) WebDriver
11 242 (25.69%) JavaScript
12 237 (25.16%) Continuous Integration
13 223 (23.67%) Web Services
14 217 (23.04%) Jenkins
15 201 (21.34%) XML
16 199 (21.13%) HTML
17 197 (20.91%) SQL
18 166 (17.62%) Git (software)
19 156 (16.56%) JUnit
20 148 (15.71%) Open Source
21 141 (14.97%) CSS
22 135 (14.33%) Linux
23 133 (14.12%) Spring
24 129 (13.69%) JBehave
25 124 (13.16%) Automated Testing
25 124 (13.16%) OO
26 123 (13.06%) JSON
27 120 (12.74%) Test Scripting
28 119 (12.63%) Automation Testing
29 118 (12.53%) Maven

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (5.31%) Node.js
2 42 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 33 (3.50%) Apache
4 27 (2.87%) CMS
5 25 (2.65%) Adobe CQ
6 13 (1.38%) Jetty
7 12 (1.27%) Confluence
8 10 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.96%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.85%) nginx
11 7 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.53%) Mule
13 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.32%) WordPress
14 3 (0.32%) OpenCms
15 2 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
15 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (1.70%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.74%) MS Office
5 3 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.21%) Mingle
6 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.08%) Amazon S3
3 21 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.70%) GitHub
5 12 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (1.17%) Heroku
7 8 (0.85%) SaaS
8 7 (0.74%) Route 53
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.67%) HTTP
2 30 (3.18%) Internet
3 11 (1.17%) SSH
4 7 (0.74%) Firewall
4 7 (0.74%) DNS
4 7 (0.74%) DHCP
5 5 (0.53%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.32%) SSL
7 2 (0.21%) SNMP
7 2 (0.21%) AMQP
8 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.11%) LDAP
8 1 (0.11%) SMTP
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.54%) MongoDB
2 67 (7.11%) MySQL
3 65 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 43 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (3.50%) Big Data
6 25 (2.65%) SQL Server
7 24 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.27%) Redis
11 10 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.42%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.32%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (0.32%) Riak
15 3 (0.32%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.32%) HBase
15 3 (0.32%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 500 (53.08%) Selenium
2 260 (27.60%) WebDriver
3 217 (23.04%) Jenkins
4 166 (17.62%) Git (software)
5 156 (16.56%) JUnit
6 129 (13.69%) JBehave
7 118 (12.53%) Maven
8 110 (11.68%) Hudson
9 105 (11.15%) RSpec
10 101 (10.72%) JIRA
11 99 (10.51%) Subversion
11 99 (10.51%) Mockito
12 95 (10.08%) WATIR
13 88 (9.34%) Calabash
14 82 (8.70%) Capybara
15 71 (7.54%) FitNesse
16 67 (7.11%) TeamCity
17 66 (7.01%) SoapUI
18 55 (5.84%) SpecFlow
19 52 (5.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 95 (10.08%) Finance
2 27 (2.87%) Banking
2 27 (2.87%) Retail
3 21 (2.23%) Games
4 19 (2.02%) Marketing
5 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.27%) Publishing
7 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.96%) Legal
9 7 (0.74%) Back Office
10 6 (0.64%) Advertising
10 6 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.42%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 369 (39.17%) Developer
2 195 (20.70%) Tester
3 130 (13.80%) Java Developer
4 123 (13.06%) Analyst
5 115 (12.21%) Test Analyst
6 100 (10.62%) Automation Tester
7 90 (9.55%) Test Engineer
8 57 (6.05%) QA Engineer
9 54 (5.73%) Ruby Developer
10 49 (5.20%) Automation Engineer
11 35 (3.72%) Software Engineer
12 28 (2.97%) Test Leader
13 27 (2.87%) Automation Analyst
13 27 (2.87%) Consultant
13 27 (2.87%) QA Tester
14 26 (2.76%) Agile Tester
15 24 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
15 24 (2.55%) Automation Test Analyst
16 23 (2.44%) Test Consultant
17 22 (2.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (23.67%) Web Services
2 201 (21.34%) XML
3 199 (21.13%) HTML
4 141 (14.97%) CSS
5 133 (14.12%) Spring
6 123 (13.06%) JSON
7 106 (11.25%) RESTful
8 101 (10.72%) .NET
9 87 (9.24%) HTML5
10 78 (8.28%) Gherkin
11 76 (8.07%) SOAP
12 71 (7.54%) REST
13 70 (7.43%) Ruby on Rails
14 64 (6.79%) jQuery
14 64 (6.79%) CSS3
15 58 (6.16%) Hibernate
16 53 (5.63%) AngularJS
17 51 (5.41%) Backbone.js
18 49 (5.20%) Ajax
19 47 (4.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 148 (15.71%) Open Source
2 85 (9.02%) Mobile App
3 55 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.87%) Digital Media
6 17 (1.80%) Video on Demand
7 16 (1.70%) New Media
8 12 (1.27%) IPTV
9 11 (1.17%) Streaming Video
10 9 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.74%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.74%) STB
11 7 (0.74%) iPad
11 7 (0.74%) iPhone
12 6 (0.64%) Online Games
13 5 (0.53%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.53%) GIS
13 5 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.42%) Smartcard
14 4 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 135 (14.33%) Linux
2 84 (8.92%) Android
3 69 (7.32%) Apple iOS
4 37 (3.93%) UNIX
5 22 (2.34%) Windows
6 11 (1.17%) CentOS
7 10 (1.06%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.85%) Solaris
9 6 (0.64%) AIX
9 6 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (58.49%) BDD
2 545 (57.86%) TDD
3 454 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
4 399 (42.36%) Scrum
5 357 (37.90%) Test Automation
6 237 (25.16%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (13.16%) OO
7 124 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 120 (12.74%) Test Scripting
9 119 (12.63%) Automation Testing
10 114 (12.10%) E-Commerce
11 111 (11.78%) User Stories
12 97 (10.30%) Software Engineering
13 96 (10.19%) Pair Programming
14 93 (9.87%) Kanban
15 71 (7.54%) MVC
16 70 (7.43%) SOA
17 61 (6.48%) Software Testing
18 54 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
19 47 (4.99%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 607 (64.44%) Java
2 431 (45.75%) Ruby
3 242 (25.69%) JavaScript
4 197 (20.91%) SQL
5 114 (12.10%) C#
6 68 (7.22%) Python
7 54 (5.73%) PHP
8 45 (4.78%) Groovy
9 40 (4.25%) Scala
10 30 (3.18%) Objective-C
11 26 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.80%) Perl
13 15 (1.59%) C++
14 10 (1.06%) XPath
15 9 (0.96%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
17 7 (0.74%) Clojure
17 7 (0.74%) Golang
18 6 (0.64%) C
18 6 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (7.11%) ISEB
2 50 (5.31%) Degree
3 42 (4.46%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) MBA
8 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (32.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.74%) Varnish
3 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.42%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.32%) vCloud
5 3 (0.32%) HDFS
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.21%) Docker
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (4.46%) Puppet
2 36 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (2.23%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.85%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.42%) Graylog2
7 3 (0.32%) Oozie
8 2 (0.21%) Nagios
8 2 (0.21%) Cacti
8 2 (0.21%) Munin
8 2 (0.21%) Opsview
8 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) Salt
9 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.11%) Nessus
9 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 47 (4.99%) Oracle
2 33 (3.50%) Adobe
3 28 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.55%) Akamai
5 21 (2.23%) VMware
6 20 (2.12%) HP
7 11 (1.17%) JBoss
7 11 (1.17%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.17%) Zend
8 7 (0.74%) RightScale
8 7 (0.74%) ESRI
9 6 (0.64%) New Relic
10 4 (0.42%) hybris
10 4 (0.42%) SAP
11 3 (0.32%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.32%) Cognos
11 3 (0.32%) EMC
11 3 (0.32%) Apple
11 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.32%) TIBCO
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280-320
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago