The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 141 205 165
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -40
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 360 243 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.55% 8.02% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 215 217
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
Cucumber
England

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

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3412 3030 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.80% 12.49% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2668 2222 2033
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £55.00 £44.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% +5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £22.05 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
City of London +39 86 £436 +4.00% 29
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 497 (74.85%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (62.65%) Java
3 396 (59.64%) BDD
4 350 (52.71%) TDD
5 313 (47.14%) Selenium
6 290 (43.67%) Ruby
7 228 (34.34%) Scrum
8 214 (32.23%) JavaScript
9 195 (29.37%) QA
10 178 (26.81%) Test Automation
11 174 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
11 174 (26.20%) HTML
12 161 (24.25%) WebDriver
13 147 (22.14%) Web Services
14 136 (20.48%) OO
15 135 (20.33%) Git (software)
16 133 (20.03%) XML
17 123 (18.52%) Jenkins
18 118 (17.77%) SQL
19 117 (17.62%) CSS
20 104 (15.66%) Open Source
21 100 (15.06%) HTML5
22 97 (14.61%) REST
23 93 (14.01%) Linux
24 92 (13.86%) Spring
25 90 (13.55%) Maven
26 82 (12.35%) RESTful
27 81 (12.20%) Kanban
28 78 (11.75%) Hudson
29 76 (11.45%) JUnit

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 44 (6.63%) Node.js
2 26 (3.92%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (2.11%) nginx
5 12 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (1.20%) Confluence
7 7 (1.05%) IIS
8 6 (0.90%) Drupal
8 6 (0.90%) CMS
9 5 (0.75%) JBoss
9 5 (0.75%) WordPress
10 4 (0.60%) uiautomator
10 4 (0.60%) Apache
11 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.45%) SAS
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.30%) Jetty
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (0.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Summit
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.90%) GitHub
3 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.30%) Trello
5 2 (0.30%) Heroku
5 2 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.72%) HTTP
2 3 (0.45%) Internet
2 3 (0.45%) AMQP
3 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.15%) LDAP
4 1 (0.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.24%) NoSQL
2 63 (9.49%) MongoDB
3 39 (5.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (4.07%) MySQL
5 20 (3.01%) Redis
6 18 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.26%) Big Data
8 15 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.81%) Neo4j
10 11 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.20%) HBase
12 7 (1.05%) SQL Server
12 7 (1.05%) DB2
13 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Navigator
14 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.45%) DbVisualizer
15 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 313 (47.14%) Selenium
2 161 (24.25%) WebDriver
3 135 (20.33%) Git (software)
4 123 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 90 (13.55%) Maven
6 78 (11.75%) Hudson
7 76 (11.45%) JUnit
8 67 (10.09%) Calabash
9 65 (9.79%) JIRA
10 63 (9.49%) WATIR
11 55 (8.28%) Capybara
12 52 (7.83%) Subversion
13 51 (7.68%) RSpec
14 49 (7.38%) QuickTest Pro
15 44 (6.63%) TeamCity
15 44 (6.63%) Mockito
16 40 (6.02%) Jasmine
17 39 (5.87%) Appium
18 38 (5.72%) JBehave
19 36 (5.42%) Sahi
General
1 62 (9.34%) Finance
2 27 (4.07%) Banking
3 21 (3.16%) Games
4 14 (2.11%) Retail
5 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.36%) Marketing
7 8 (1.20%) Legal
8 7 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (0.90%) Advertising
9 6 (0.90%) Law
10 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.75%) Front Office
11 4 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 303 (45.63%) Developer
2 100 (15.06%) Tester
3 93 (14.01%) Java Developer
4 63 (9.49%) Test Engineer
5 56 (8.43%) Automation Tester
6 51 (7.68%) Analyst
7 47 (7.08%) Test Analyst
8 38 (5.72%) Automation Engineer
9 35 (5.27%) Ruby Developer
10 31 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
11 26 (3.92%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.46%) QA Engineer
13 20 (3.01%) Web Developer
14 19 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
15 18 (2.71%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.71%) QA Tester
16 17 (2.56%) Senior Tester
17 16 (2.41%) Automation Test Analyst
18 15 (2.26%) Front-End Developer
18 15 (2.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (26.20%) HTML
2 147 (22.14%) Web Services
3 133 (20.03%) XML
4 117 (17.62%) CSS
5 100 (15.06%) HTML5
6 97 (14.61%) REST
7 92 (13.86%) Spring
8 82 (12.35%) RESTful
9 71 (10.69%) jQuery
9 71 (10.69%) JSON
10 70 (10.54%) AngularJS
11 68 (10.24%) CSS3
12 62 (9.34%) .NET
13 57 (8.58%) Gherkin
14 56 (8.43%) Backbone.js
15 53 (7.98%) Sinatra
16 51 (7.68%) Sass
17 48 (7.23%) Ruby on Rails
18 31 (4.67%) SOAP
19 29 (4.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 104 (15.66%) Open Source
2 50 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 34 (5.12%) User Experience
4 25 (3.77%) Digital Media
5 18 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.51%) Derivative
8 9 (1.36%) Video on Demand
9 7 (1.05%) Streaming Video
9 7 (1.05%) Equities
10 6 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (0.90%) Online Games
10 6 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.75%) STB
11 5 (0.75%) iPad
12 4 (0.60%) New Media
12 4 (0.60%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.60%) W3C
12 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.01%) Linux
2 44 (6.63%) UNIX
2 44 (6.63%) Android
2 44 (6.63%) Apple iOS
3 29 (4.37%) Windows
4 11 (1.66%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.90%) CentOS
6 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (74.85%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (59.64%) BDD
3 350 (52.71%) TDD
4 228 (34.34%) Scrum
5 178 (26.81%) Test Automation
6 174 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
7 136 (20.48%) OO
8 81 (12.20%) Kanban
9 74 (11.14%) Test Scripting
10 71 (10.69%) Automated Testing
11 64 (9.64%) Pair Programming
12 63 (9.49%) MVC
13 62 (9.34%) E-Commerce
13 62 (9.34%) Software Engineering
14 51 (7.68%) Automation Testing
15 46 (6.93%) OOP
16 43 (6.48%) SOA
17 40 (6.02%) User Stories
18 37 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
19 33 (4.97%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 416 (62.65%) Java
2 290 (43.67%) Ruby
3 214 (32.23%) JavaScript
4 118 (17.77%) SQL
5 69 (10.39%) Python
6 62 (9.34%) Scala
6 62 (9.34%) PHP
7 31 (4.67%) C#
8 29 (4.37%) Groovy
9 17 (2.56%) Objective-C
10 10 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.51%) Perl
11 9 (1.36%) PHP5
11 9 (1.36%) Golang
12 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.60%) C
13 3 (0.45%) Jython
13 3 (0.45%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.45%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 45 (6.78%) Degree
2 29 (4.37%) ISEB
3 16 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.26%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.15%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (29.37%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (2.86%) Varnish
2 15 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.60%) Docker
5 2 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.31%) Puppet
2 18 (2.71%) Ansible
3 12 (1.81%) Graylog2
3 12 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.51%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.90%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.45%) Nessus
6 3 (0.45%) Nagios
6 3 (0.45%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.45%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.30%) Oozie
7 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (4.07%) Zend
2 22 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.71%) VMware
4 16 (2.41%) Adobe
5 15 (2.26%) Oracle
5 15 (2.26%) Akamai
6 13 (1.96%) New Relic
7 9 (1.36%) Google
8 4 (0.60%) hybris
8 4 (0.60%) SAP
9 3 (0.45%) Mercator
9 3 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.30%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.30%) HP
11 1 (0.15%) RedDot
11 1 (0.15%) Endeca
11 1 (0.15%) Apple
11 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.15%) ATG
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