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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 183 209 212
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 82 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.74% 4.25% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 11
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£363 £335 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -29.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £435 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.70%
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
1217 989 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 10.75% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 545 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 40 £344 +5.76% 3
Berkshire +18 16 £360 -8.57%
West Sussex - 9 £300 -
Surrey - 7 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire -19 6 £411 +4.44%
East Sussex -2 2 £494 +31.66%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Kent - 1 £413 - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 119 (72.56%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (59.76%) Java
3 97 (59.15%) BDD
4 94 (57.32%) Selenium
5 93 (56.71%) Scrum
6 72 (43.90%) TDD
7 70 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (42.07%) Jenkins
9 53 (32.32%) Test Scripting
9 53 (32.32%) JUnit
10 52 (31.71%) Web Services
10 52 (31.71%) Git (software)
11 47 (28.66%) Linux
12 44 (26.83%) Subversion
12 44 (26.83%) Test Automation
13 35 (21.34%) QA
13 35 (21.34%) WebDriver
14 34 (20.73%) Automated Testing
15 32 (19.51%) JIRA
16 30 (18.29%) Puppet
16 30 (18.29%) Spring
16 30 (18.29%) WebLogic
17 29 (17.68%) Configuration Management
17 29 (17.68%) Vagrant
18 28 (17.07%) SOAP
18 28 (17.07%) C#
19 25 (15.24%) DevOps
20 24 (14.63%) Windows
20 24 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
21 23 (14.02%) Atlassian Bamboo

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (18.29%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.71%) Apache
2 11 (6.71%) Confluence
3 10 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.66%) JBoss
5 6 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.44%) Node.js
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.61%) Jetty
8 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (3.66%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) DAB
3 4 (2.44%) AMQP
4 1 (0.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.61%) FTP
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.54%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.05%) MySQL
6 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 94 (57.32%) Selenium
2 69 (42.07%) Jenkins
3 53 (32.32%) JUnit
4 52 (31.71%) Git (software)
5 44 (26.83%) Subversion
6 35 (21.34%) WebDriver
7 32 (19.51%) JIRA
8 23 (14.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (10.98%) SoapUI
10 16 (9.76%) Mockito
11 15 (9.15%) SpecFlow
11 15 (9.15%) JMeter
12 13 (7.93%) RSpec
13 12 (7.32%) Maven
14 11 (6.71%) HP UFT
14 11 (6.71%) Eclipse
15 6 (3.66%) IntelliJ
15 6 (3.66%) Ant
15 6 (3.66%) TestNG
15 6 (3.66%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (2.44%) Automotive
2 4 (2.44%) Legal
3 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (45.73%) Test Analyst
1 75 (45.73%) Analyst
2 29 (17.68%) Developer
3 23 (14.02%) Java Developer
4 22 (13.41%) Tester
5 16 (9.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 13 (7.93%) Automation Analyst
6 13 (7.93%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.49%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.27%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Software Tester
11 4 (2.44%) Technical Design Authority
11 4 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (1.83%) Ruby Developer
12 3 (1.83%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (31.71%) Web Services
2 30 (18.29%) Spring
3 28 (17.07%) SOAP
4 22 (13.41%) HTML
4 22 (13.41%) RESTful
5 19 (11.59%) Gherkin
6 14 (8.54%) XML
7 13 (7.93%) JSON
8 12 (7.32%) OpenID
8 12 (7.32%) REST
8 12 (7.32%) OAuth2
8 12 (7.32%) SAML
9 11 (6.71%) Hibernate
10 10 (6.10%) EJB
11 9 (5.49%) CSS
11 9 (5.49%) .NET
12 7 (4.27%) HTML5
12 7 (4.27%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.66%) JMS
14 5 (3.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.88%) GIS
2 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.44%) NHS
4 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.22%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.66%) Linux
2 24 (14.63%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) Android
3 11 (6.71%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.27%) UNIX
5 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (72.56%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (59.15%) BDD
3 93 (56.71%) Scrum
4 72 (43.90%) TDD
5 70 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (32.32%) Test Scripting
7 44 (26.83%) Test Automation
8 34 (20.73%) Automated Testing
9 29 (17.68%) Configuration Management
10 25 (15.24%) DevOps
11 24 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (13.41%) User Stories
13 21 (12.80%) Automation Testing
13 21 (12.80%) Waterfall
13 21 (12.80%) Software Testing
14 19 (11.59%) Change Control
15 18 (10.98%) SOA
16 17 (10.37%) Web Development
17 16 (9.76%) Software Engineering
17 16 (9.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 98 (59.76%) Java
2 28 (17.07%) C#
3 18 (10.98%) Ruby
4 13 (7.93%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.71%) SQL
6 6 (3.66%) PHP
7 5 (3.05%) Python
7 5 (3.05%) Scala
8 4 (2.44%) Groovy
9 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.22%) VBScript
9 2 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.98%) ISEB
2 12 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.10%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (21.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (18.29%) Puppet
2 29 (17.68%) Vagrant
3 6 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.61%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (10.37%) Oracle
2 9 (5.49%) WSO2
3 7 (4.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.05%) HP
4 5 (3.05%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.44%) Apigee
5 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.83%) ESRI
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Remedy
7 1 (0.61%) BMC
7 1 (0.61%) Cerner
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
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