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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 230 214 235
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 2.39% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Average daily rate £325 £368 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1108 964 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.44% 11.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 526 550
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 62
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 8 £300 -7.69% 2
Berkshire -8 6 £300 -36.84%
Surrey -7 3 £400 +9.58%
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £238 -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (47.83%) Selenium
1 22 (47.83%) BDD
2 18 (39.13%) Scrum
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 18 (39.13%) TDD
3 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Ruby
3 17 (36.96%) Java
4 16 (34.78%) SQL
5 15 (32.61%) Oracle
5 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
6 11 (23.91%) C#
6 11 (23.91%) RSpec
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
7 10 (21.74%) Finance
7 10 (21.74%) JIRA
8 9 (19.57%) QA
8 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (19.57%) Web Services
8 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
8 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
9 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 8 (17.39%) JUnit
9 8 (17.39%) ISEB
9 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
10 7 (15.22%) JavaScript

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SSH
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Selenium
2 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) RSpec
4 10 (21.74%) JIRA
5 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
5 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
6 8 (17.39%) JUnit
7 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
7 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.04%) Maven
8 6 (13.04%) Subversion
9 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
10 4 (8.70%) Hudson
10 4 (8.70%) JMeter
11 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
12 2 (4.35%) Ranorex
12 2 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (4.35%) Gerrit
12 2 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
1 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Agile Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Automation Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 6 (13.04%) Gherkin
3 6 (13.04%) SOAP
4 4 (8.70%) RESTful
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.52%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) JSON
5 3 (6.52%) Spring
6 2 (4.35%) REST
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.35%) XSD
6 2 (4.35%) XSLT
7 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.17%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.17%) CSS
7 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Open Source
1 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) BDD
2 18 (39.13%) Scrum
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 18 (39.13%) TDD
3 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.87%) User Stories
8 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Software Deployment
8 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.52%) SOA
9 3 (6.52%) Data Transformation
10 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.35%) Data Management
10 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Ruby
1 17 (36.96%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) C#
4 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) Groovy
7 2 (4.35%) Apex Code
7 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) VB
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
1 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.35%) ESRI
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Akamai
4 1 (2.17%) Appcelerator