The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 203 218 247
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +29
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 42 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.21% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.25% 1.97% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 1
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£335 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
988 915 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 10.76% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 496 462
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 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
Hampshire +24 33 £325 -1.51% 6
Berkshire -1 4 £394 -1.56% 1
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 34 (58.62%) Scrum
2 33 (56.90%) Web Services
3 30 (51.72%) Java
3 30 (51.72%) Jenkins
4 27 (46.55%) Test Automation
5 25 (43.10%) Selenium
6 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (36.21%) TDD
7 21 (36.21%) Maven
8 20 (34.48%) Ruby
8 20 (34.48%) Puppet
9 19 (32.76%) JIRA
9 19 (32.76%) SQL
10 18 (31.03%) BDD
10 18 (31.03%) RESTful
11 17 (29.31%) SoapUI
12 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
12 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
13 14 (24.14%) .NET
13 14 (24.14%) JUnit
14 13 (22.41%) SOAP
14 13 (22.41%) Eclipse
14 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (20.69%) Vagrant
15 12 (20.69%) FitNesse
15 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
15 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
16 11 (18.97%) Apache
16 11 (18.97%) Internet

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 11 (18.97%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.62%) Apache Solr
2 5 (8.62%) Node.js
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) Mingle
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) SaaS
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon S3
3 5 (8.62%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) Heroku
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.72%) Redis
5 1 (1.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 30 (51.72%) Jenkins
2 25 (43.10%) Selenium
3 21 (36.21%) Maven
4 19 (32.76%) JIRA
5 17 (29.31%) SoapUI
6 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
7 14 (24.14%) JUnit
8 13 (22.41%) Eclipse
9 12 (20.69%) FitNesse
10 10 (17.24%) RSpec
11 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
11 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (12.07%) Mockito
13 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
14 5 (8.62%) Subversion
15 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
15 4 (6.90%) Grunt
16 3 (5.17%) JMeter
17 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
17 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Analyst
1 18 (31.03%) Test Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (56.90%) Web Services
2 18 (31.03%) RESTful
3 14 (24.14%) .NET
4 13 (22.41%) SOAP
5 9 (15.52%) CSS
5 9 (15.52%) Spring
5 9 (15.52%) PostGIS
6 8 (13.79%) J2EE
7 7 (12.07%) JSON
7 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
8 6 (10.34%) Ajax
9 5 (8.62%) HTML
9 5 (8.62%) JPA
9 5 (8.62%) Spring MVC
10 4 (6.90%) jQuery
10 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (6.90%) JTS
11 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) GIS
2 3 (5.17%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) iPhone
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) UNIX
2 3 (5.17%) CentOS
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Scrum
2 27 (46.55%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (36.21%) TDD
5 18 (31.03%) BDD
6 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
7 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
9 10 (17.24%) Data Transformation
10 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.07%) User Stories
12 6 (10.34%) Automated Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.62%) Automation Testing
13 5 (8.62%) MVC
13 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
14 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
14 4 (6.90%) Web Development
14 4 (6.90%) DevOps
14 4 (6.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) Java
2 20 (34.48%) Ruby
3 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.07%) C#
6 5 (8.62%) Python
7 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.17%) Perl
8 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.72%) Groovy
9 1 (1.72%) Scala
9 1 (1.72%) VB
9 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) ISEB
1 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.62%) VirtualBox
2 3 (5.17%) vCloud
3 2 (3.45%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) Puppet
2 12 (20.69%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.72%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) ESRI
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) EMC
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) ATG
5 2 (3.45%) hybris
5 2 (3.45%) Demandware
6 1 (1.72%) Twitter
6 1 (1.72%) Akamai
6 1 (1.72%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.72%) Google
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