The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 195 188 218
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +30
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 83 58 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.42% 5.78% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 16
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£353 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
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
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1293 1003 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.84% 10.98% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 582 555
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 20
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.58 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South East 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
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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
Hampshire -19 38 £331 +5.15% 6
Berkshire +9 15 £363 -25.64% 3
West Sussex - 9 £300 -
Surrey - 7 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire -21 6 £411 -0.30% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £320 -
East Sussex -2 2 £494 +31.66%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (59.31%) BDD
3 85 (58.62%) Selenium
4 78 (53.79%) Scrum
4 78 (53.79%) Java
5 64 (44.14%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (40.00%) TDD
7 51 (35.17%) Test Scripting
8 50 (34.48%) Jenkins
9 45 (31.03%) Git (software)
10 38 (26.21%) Web Services
11 37 (25.52%) Linux
12 34 (23.45%) Test Automation
13 33 (22.76%) QA
13 33 (22.76%) WebDriver
14 31 (21.38%) JUnit
14 31 (21.38%) C#
14 31 (21.38%) Subversion
15 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
16 27 (18.62%) HTML
16 27 (18.62%) WebLogic
17 25 (17.24%) SOAP
17 25 (17.24%) DevOps
18 23 (15.86%) Spring
18 23 (15.86%) JIRA
18 23 (15.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 22 (15.17%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (15.17%) Automation Testing
20 21 (14.48%) User Stories
20 21 (14.48%) Software Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (18.62%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.52%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.52%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.14%) JBoss
3 6 (4.14%) Apache
3 6 (4.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.76%) Node.js
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.69%) Jetty
6 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.14%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (4.14%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.76%) GitHub
4 1 (0.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Internet
2 5 (3.45%) DAB
3 1 (0.69%) SSH
3 1 (0.69%) AMQP
3 1 (0.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.45%) MySQL
2 5 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 85 (58.62%) Selenium
2 50 (34.48%) Jenkins
3 45 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 33 (22.76%) WebDriver
5 31 (21.38%) JUnit
5 31 (21.38%) Subversion
6 23 (15.86%) JIRA
6 23 (15.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (14.48%) SpecFlow
8 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 10 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 9 (6.21%) Mockito
10 7 (4.83%) JMeter
11 6 (4.14%) HP UFT
11 6 (4.14%) Appium
12 5 (3.45%) Zephyr
12 5 (3.45%) TestNG
12 5 (3.45%) RSpec
13 4 (2.76%) Hudson
13 4 (2.76%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (2.76%) Automotive
2 4 (2.76%) Legal
2 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Military
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (47.59%) Test Analyst
1 69 (47.59%) Analyst
2 24 (16.55%) Tester
3 20 (13.79%) Developer
4 16 (11.03%) Agile Test Analyst
5 14 (9.66%) Automation Analyst
5 14 (9.66%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.66%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Automation Tester
8 9 (6.21%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Software Tester
12 4 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.76%) Senior Tester
12 4 (2.76%) Technical Design Authority
12 4 (2.76%) Manual Test Analyst
13 3 (2.07%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.21%) Web Services
2 27 (18.62%) HTML
3 25 (17.24%) SOAP
4 23 (15.86%) Spring
5 20 (13.79%) XML
6 19 (13.10%) Gherkin
7 15 (10.34%) JSON
8 12 (8.28%) REST
9 11 (7.59%) RESTful
9 11 (7.59%) .NET
10 8 (5.52%) CSS
11 7 (4.83%) EJB
11 7 (4.83%) SAML
11 7 (4.83%) OpenID
11 7 (4.83%) HTML5
11 7 (4.83%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.83%) OAuth2
12 6 (4.14%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.76%) Play Framework
13 4 (2.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.14%) GIS
4 4 (2.76%) NHS
4 4 (2.76%) User Experience
5 3 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.69%) DTV
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.52%) Linux
2 21 (14.48%) Windows
3 9 (6.21%) Android
3 9 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.14%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.69%) CentOS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (59.31%) BDD
3 78 (53.79%) Scrum
4 64 (44.14%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (40.00%) TDD
6 51 (35.17%) Test Scripting
7 34 (23.45%) Test Automation
8 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
9 25 (17.24%) DevOps
10 22 (15.17%) Automation Testing
10 22 (15.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (14.48%) Software Testing
11 21 (14.48%) User Stories
11 21 (14.48%) Waterfall
12 20 (13.79%) Configuration Management
13 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
14 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
15 14 (9.66%) Web Development
15 14 (9.66%) Change Control
16 13 (8.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.79%) Java
2 31 (21.38%) C#
3 13 (8.97%) SQL
4 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.59%) Ruby
6 5 (3.45%) Groovy
6 5 (3.45%) Python
6 5 (3.45%) PHP
6 5 (3.45%) Scala
7 3 (2.07%) Perl
7 3 (2.07%) VBScript
7 3 (2.07%) VB
8 2 (1.38%) F#
8 2 (1.38%) C++
8 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.69%) XPath
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (12.41%) ISEB
2 14 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.21%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (13.79%) Puppet
2 19 (13.10%) Vagrant
3 7 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.76%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle
2 7 (4.83%) HP
2 7 (4.83%) WSO2
3 3 (2.07%) ESRI
4 2 (1.38%) Apigee
4 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.69%) VMware
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe
5 1 (0.69%) BMC
5 1 (0.69%) Cerner
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) Remedy
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago