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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 213 222 294
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +72
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 573 484 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.96% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.57% 7.34% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 383 244
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
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
7565 6593 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4272 3773
Average daily rate £408 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 119 123
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
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 31 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 31 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 -1 349 £425 - 61
South East -7 83 £353 +5.22% 14
Yorkshire -12 41 £400 +17.64% 9
South West +5 28 £350 -6.66% 3
North West -16 27 £365 +8.14% 15
North East -8 26 £450 +40.62% 2
East of England +5 9 £345 -13.75% 8
Midlands - 5 £500 -
East Midlands -12 4 - - 3
West Midlands - 3 £263 - 2
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 759 (76.44%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (58.61%) Java
3 491 (49.45%) Selenium
4 478 (48.14%) BDD
5 475 (47.83%) TDD
6 344 (34.64%) Scrum
7 292 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 281 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
9 271 (27.29%) Ruby
10 267 (26.89%) QA
11 263 (26.49%) Git (software)
12 259 (26.08%) Test Automation
13 225 (22.66%) JavaScript
14 223 (22.46%) WebDriver
15 218 (21.95%) HTML
16 195 (19.64%) JIRA
17 186 (18.73%) JUnit
18 185 (18.63%) Spring
19 178 (17.93%) Web Services
20 159 (16.01%) C#
21 156 (15.71%) Test Scripting
22 153 (15.41%) Automated Testing
23 149 (15.01%) Linux
24 146 (14.70%) CSS
25 138 (13.90%) Gherkin
26 131 (13.19%) RESTful
27 129 (12.99%) Automation Testing
28 126 (12.69%) MongoDB
29 121 (12.19%) Finance
30 117 (11.78%) SQL

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 94 (9.47%) Confluence
2 82 (8.26%) Node.js
3 54 (5.44%) Tomcat
4 51 (5.14%) Apache
5 34 (3.42%) WebLogic
5 34 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 33 (3.32%) JBoss
7 30 (3.02%) CMS
8 28 (2.82%) Jetty
9 23 (2.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.81%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.70%) nginx
14 7 (0.70%) Drupal
15 5 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.50%) WordPress
15 5 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (0.81%) MS Office
2 7 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Magento
2 2 (0.20%) Summit
2 2 (0.20%) 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 51 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.32%) GitHub
3 19 (1.91%) Heroku
4 9 (0.91%) SaaS
5 8 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.40%) IaaS
9 4 (0.40%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.30%) PaaS
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.10%) Route 53
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.64%) HTTP
2 43 (4.33%) Internet
3 15 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.81%) AMQP
5 6 (0.60%) DNS
5 6 (0.60%) Firewall
6 5 (0.50%) DAB
7 4 (0.40%) LTE
7 4 (0.40%) 4G
7 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.40%) 3G
7 4 (0.40%) VPN
8 3 (0.30%) SNMP
8 3 (0.30%) SMTP
8 3 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.30%) IPsec
8 3 (0.30%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.30%) IMAP
9 2 (0.20%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (12.69%) MongoDB
2 60 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 59 (5.94%) Hadoop
4 46 (4.63%) MySQL
5 43 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (4.13%) SQL Server
7 36 (3.63%) HBase
7 36 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.22%) Oracle Database
9 31 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.11%) Redis
11 17 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.51%) Big Data
13 13 (1.31%) DB2
13 13 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.70%) Neo4j
16 6 (0.60%) DbVisualizer
16 6 (0.60%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 491 (49.45%) Selenium
2 292 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 263 (26.49%) Git (software)
4 223 (22.46%) WebDriver
5 195 (19.64%) JIRA
6 186 (18.73%) JUnit
7 107 (10.78%) Subversion
8 101 (10.17%) SpecFlow
9 93 (9.37%) Maven
10 89 (8.96%) Mockito
11 73 (7.35%) RSpec
12 61 (6.14%) Capybara
13 60 (6.04%) IntelliJ
14 58 (5.84%) JBehave
15 55 (5.54%) JMeter
16 46 (4.63%) Calabash
17 41 (4.13%) Jasmine
17 41 (4.13%) Geb
18 39 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 38 (3.83%) Appium
General
1 121 (12.19%) Finance
2 39 (3.93%) Banking
3 21 (2.11%) Retail
4 19 (1.91%) Games
5 17 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.61%) Back Office
7 13 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.31%) Marketing
8 12 (1.21%) Publishing
9 11 (1.11%) Automotive
10 8 (0.81%) Legal
10 8 (0.81%) Front Office
11 6 (0.60%) Advertising
12 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Military
15 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 386 (38.87%) Developer
2 183 (18.43%) Analyst
3 178 (17.93%) Java Developer
4 166 (16.72%) Test Analyst
5 159 (16.01%) Tester
6 81 (8.16%) Automation Tester
7 50 (5.04%) Test Engineer
8 44 (4.43%) Senior Developer
9 43 (4.33%) Automation Analyst
10 40 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
10 40 (4.03%) Automation Test Analyst
11 39 (3.93%) Ruby Developer
12 32 (3.22%) QA Engineer
13 30 (3.02%) Agile Test Analyst
14 29 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
14 29 (2.92%) Architect
14 29 (2.92%) AWS Developer
15 28 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
16 27 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
16 27 (2.72%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (21.95%) HTML
2 185 (18.63%) Spring
3 178 (17.93%) Web Services
4 146 (14.70%) CSS
5 138 (13.90%) Gherkin
6 131 (13.19%) RESTful
7 107 (10.78%) HTML5
8 104 (10.47%) XML
9 102 (10.27%) JSON
10 98 (9.87%) AngularJS
11 95 (9.57%) REST
12 83 (8.36%) .NET
13 76 (7.65%) SOAP
14 65 (6.55%) jQuery
15 61 (6.14%) CSS3
16 57 (5.74%) Ruby on Rails
17 54 (5.44%) Sass
18 47 (4.73%) JAX-RS
19 43 (4.33%) Apache Camel
19 43 (4.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 45 (4.53%) User Experience
3 42 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.41%) Social Media
5 13 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.21%) Digital Media
6 12 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.91%) NHS
8 9 (0.91%) Wiki
8 9 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.81%) Video on Demand
9 8 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.81%) Market Risk
10 7 (0.70%) Online Games
10 7 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.60%) GIS
11 6 (0.60%) IPTV
11 6 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 149 (15.01%) Linux
2 70 (7.05%) UNIX
3 53 (5.34%) Windows
4 52 (5.24%) Apple iOS
5 49 (4.93%) Android
6 37 (3.73%) CentOS
7 36 (3.63%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.30%) Debian
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (76.44%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (48.14%) BDD
3 475 (47.83%) TDD
4 344 (34.64%) Scrum
5 281 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
6 259 (26.08%) Test Automation
7 156 (15.71%) Test Scripting
8 153 (15.41%) Automated Testing
9 129 (12.99%) Automation Testing
10 109 (10.98%) Software Engineering
11 99 (9.97%) E-Commerce
12 94 (9.47%) Software Testing
13 93 (9.37%) Open Source
14 91 (9.16%) OO
15 84 (8.46%) SDLC
16 82 (8.26%) Pair Programming
17 75 (7.55%) Kanban
17 75 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 73 (7.35%) DevOps
19 69 (6.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 582 (58.61%) Java
2 271 (27.29%) Ruby
3 225 (22.66%) JavaScript
4 159 (16.01%) C#
5 117 (11.78%) SQL
6 87 (8.76%) Scala
7 84 (8.46%) Groovy
8 81 (8.16%) Python
9 50 (5.04%) PHP
10 17 (1.71%) C++
11 13 (1.31%) Go
12 8 (0.81%) Perl
13 7 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.70%) C
14 6 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.50%) VBScript
16 4 (0.40%) Clojure
17 3 (0.30%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.04%) ISEB
4 58 (5.84%) Degree
5 42 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 41 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.70%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (26.89%) QA
2 8 (0.81%) SLA
3 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.30%) WAI
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 41 (4.13%) Docker
2 23 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.61%) Varnish
4 9 (0.91%) GridGain
5 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.30%) NFS
7 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 72 (7.25%) Puppet
2 40 (4.03%) Vagrant
3 31 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.51%) Graylog
6 12 (1.21%) Graphite
7 9 (0.91%) Apache Shiro
7 9 (0.91%) Ansible
8 8 (0.81%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.70%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.50%) logstash
10 5 (0.50%) Nagios
11 4 (0.40%) Mesos
11 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.30%) Cacti
12 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
13 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (6.45%) Oracle
2 39 (3.93%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.02%) Atlassian
4 25 (2.52%) Adobe
5 23 (2.32%) VMware
6 22 (2.22%) HP
7 17 (1.71%) SOASTA, Inc
8 16 (1.61%) Akamai
9 14 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.31%) New Relic
11 12 (1.21%) IBM
12 9 (0.91%) Google
13 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.70%) Percona
14 7 (0.70%) WSO2
15 6 (0.60%) Talend
16 5 (0.50%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.50%) Apigee
17 4 (0.40%) hybris
17 4 (0.40%) Zend
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago