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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 195 232 215
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 65 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.74% 1.03% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 7 4
Average daily rate
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£385 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £242 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1132 1069 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.99% 11.96% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 593 499
Average daily rate £363 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 60
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £38.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +44 46 £385 +24.19% 3
Berkshire +6 8 £355 -21.11%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £323 +35.78%
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £413 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 108 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (65.28%) Java
3 86 (59.72%) Scrum
4 85 (59.03%) BDD
5 84 (58.33%) Selenium
6 75 (52.08%) TDD
7 71 (49.31%) Jenkins
8 63 (43.75%) Web Services
9 61 (42.36%) JUnit
10 56 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (36.81%) Linux
12 43 (29.86%) Spring
13 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
14 40 (27.78%) Puppet
15 35 (24.31%) Test Scripting
15 35 (24.31%) Vagrant
16 33 (22.92%) Test Automation
17 31 (21.53%) WebDriver
17 31 (21.53%) Subversion
17 31 (21.53%) QA
17 31 (21.53%) WebLogic
18 30 (20.83%) Mockito
18 30 (20.83%) RESTful
19 28 (19.44%) Configuration Management
20 27 (18.75%) Hibernate
21 26 (18.06%) JSON
21 26 (18.06%) Web Development
22 25 (17.36%) Automated Testing
23 24 (16.67%) Maven
24 22 (15.28%) Tomcat

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (21.53%) WebLogic
2 22 (15.28%) Tomcat
3 13 (9.03%) Apache
4 11 (7.64%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.64%) Confluence
5 9 (6.25%) JBoss
6 8 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.69%) Jetty
8 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 9 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) PaaS
6 2 (1.39%) GitHub
6 2 (1.39%) IaaS
6 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.58%) Internet
2 4 (2.78%) AMQP
3 1 (0.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.86%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.78%) Big Data
3 4 (2.78%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) DB2
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 84 (58.33%) Selenium
2 71 (49.31%) Jenkins
3 61 (42.36%) JUnit
4 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
5 31 (21.53%) WebDriver
5 31 (21.53%) Subversion
6 30 (20.83%) Mockito
7 24 (16.67%) Maven
8 21 (14.58%) JIRA
9 17 (11.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (10.42%) RSpec
11 13 (9.03%) Appium
12 12 (8.33%) SpecFlow
12 12 (8.33%) Eclipse
13 10 (6.94%) IntelliJ
13 10 (6.94%) Calabash
14 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
15 8 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (5.56%) JMeter
15 8 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 6 (4.17%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Legal
3 3 (2.08%) Automotive
3 3 (2.08%) Publishing
3 3 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (34.03%) Analyst
1 49 (34.03%) Test Analyst
2 40 (27.78%) Developer
3 37 (25.69%) Java Developer
4 19 (13.19%) Tester
5 12 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Automation Tester
7 9 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Software Tester
9 4 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (2.08%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (43.75%) Web Services
2 43 (29.86%) Spring
3 30 (20.83%) RESTful
4 27 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 26 (18.06%) JSON
6 21 (14.58%) SOAP
7 18 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 17 (11.81%) XML
9 16 (11.11%) HTML
10 14 (9.72%) SAML
10 14 (9.72%) OAuth2
10 14 (9.72%) OpenID
11 12 (8.33%) Spring MVC
11 12 (8.33%) Ajax
11 12 (8.33%) EJB
12 11 (7.64%) JPA
12 11 (7.64%) REST
12 11 (7.64%) PostGIS
13 9 (6.25%) CSS
14 8 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.17%) GIS
2 5 (3.47%) Robotics
2 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.69%) Online Games
4 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.81%) Linux
2 22 (15.28%) Windows
3 11 (7.64%) Android
3 11 (7.64%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.39%) UNIX
6 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (59.72%) Scrum
3 85 (59.03%) BDD
4 75 (52.08%) TDD
5 56 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (24.31%) Test Scripting
7 33 (22.92%) Test Automation
8 28 (19.44%) Configuration Management
9 26 (18.06%) Web Development
10 25 (17.36%) Automated Testing
11 22 (15.28%) DevOps
12 19 (13.19%) Open Source
13 17 (11.81%) Change Control
14 16 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (11.11%) OO
15 15 (10.42%) SOA
16 14 (9.72%) E-Commerce
17 12 (8.33%) Load Testing
17 12 (8.33%) Automation Testing
17 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (65.28%) Java
2 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (13.19%) C#
3 18 (12.50%) Ruby
4 6 (4.17%) SQL
5 5 (3.47%) Python
6 3 (2.08%) PHP
7 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.39%) C
7 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) XPath
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) ISEB
2 10 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (21.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) VirtualBox
2 4 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 40 (27.78%) Puppet
2 35 (24.31%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) Oracle
2 7 (4.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.86%) Apigee
3 6 (4.17%) WSO2
4 5 (3.47%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.69%) ESRI