The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 209 250 258
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +8
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 511 363 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.46% 6.27% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 286 274
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6852 5790 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.48% 11.89% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3680 3330
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 209
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber within the UK.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber within the UK.

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
England +30 475 £405 +5.19% 155
London +34 326 £425 +6.25% 110
City of London +46 88 £425 +6.25% 42
South East +26 75 £400 +26.98% 15
Hampshire +29 56 £395 +28.45% 7
Southampton +14 33 £400 +30.08% 4
Scotland +3 24 £375 +53.84% 5
North West -15 22 £376 +7.28% 7
South West -14 19 £400 +23.07% 8
East of England +13 15 £350 - 3
Edinburgh +4 14 £350 +6.06%
Cheshire +6 11 £320 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +14 9 £404 +24.23% 4
West Yorkshire +8 9 £275 -21.42% 2
Yorkshire +5 9 £275 -21.42% 3
Manchester -8 7 £500 +37.93% 4
Berkshire -1 6 £388 +10.71% 3
Glasgow -2 6 £388 +63.15% 3
Surrey -3 6 £375 -
Northampton -4 6 £383 - 3
Northamptonshire -10 6 £383 - 3
Hertfordshire - 6 £500 - 2
Leeds 0 5 £275 -21.42% 2
Essex - 5 £269 -
Wilmslow 0 4 £320 -5.88%
South Wales -6 4 £363 -
Wales -13 4 £363 -
Bristol -15 4 £400 +23.07% 6
Reading +11 3 £388 -13.88% 2
West Lothian +7 3 £375 +8.69% 1

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 787 (73.14%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (59.29%) Java
3 521 (48.42%) Selenium
4 509 (47.30%) BDD
5 504 (46.84%) TDD
6 380 (35.32%) Scrum
7 360 (33.46%) Ruby
8 322 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
9 304 (28.25%) Jenkins
10 291 (27.04%) JavaScript
11 266 (24.72%) QA
12 255 (23.70%) Test Automation
13 254 (23.61%) HTML
14 248 (23.05%) Web Services
15 209 (19.42%) Git (software)
16 208 (19.33%) WebDriver
17 197 (18.31%) SQL
18 190 (17.66%) Linux
19 188 (17.47%) Maven
20 186 (17.29%) CSS
21 174 (16.17%) RESTful
22 170 (15.80%) Open Source
23 169 (15.71%) JUnit
24 167 (15.52%) Spring
25 164 (15.24%) XML
26 161 (14.96%) JSON
27 156 (14.50%) REST
28 147 (13.66%) JIRA
29 143 (13.29%) OO
30 136 (12.64%) Test Scripting

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (5.30%) Tomcat
2 50 (4.65%) Node.js
3 30 (2.79%) Apache
4 27 (2.51%) Confluence
5 23 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.86%) JBoss
7 19 (1.77%) nginx
8 18 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.39%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.30%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.93%) IIS
11 10 (0.93%) CMS
12 9 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.56%) Jetty
15 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.46%) Drupal
16 3 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.093%) Mingle
4 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.37%) Magento
3 3 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 26 (2.42%) GitHub
5 19 (1.77%) SaaS
6 8 (0.74%) PaaS
6 8 (0.74%) IaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Heroku
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.19%) Route 53
10 2 (0.19%) Trello
11 1 (0.093%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.30%) HTTP
2 44 (4.09%) Internet
3 18 (1.67%) Firewall
4 13 (1.21%) AMQP
5 7 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.37%) SSL
7 3 (0.28%) DAB
8 2 (0.19%) SSH
8 2 (0.19%) DVB
8 2 (0.19%) DHCP
8 2 (0.19%) DNS
9 1 (0.093%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.093%) Intranet
9 1 (0.093%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.83%) MongoDB
2 76 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 50 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (2.42%) Big Data
7 25 (2.32%) Redis
8 23 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.04%) SQL Server
10 21 (1.95%) MySQL
10 21 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.86%) Neo4j
12 16 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.93%) DB2
14 9 (0.84%) Hazelcast
15 8 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.74%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.46%) HBase
16 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
17 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 521 (48.42%) Selenium
2 304 (28.25%) Jenkins
3 209 (19.42%) Git (software)
4 208 (19.33%) WebDriver
5 188 (17.47%) Maven
6 169 (15.71%) JUnit
7 147 (13.66%) JIRA
8 99 (9.20%) Mockito
9 92 (8.55%) Calabash
9 92 (8.55%) Hudson
10 90 (8.36%) Subversion
11 85 (7.90%) RSpec
12 73 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
13 68 (6.32%) SpecFlow
14 62 (5.76%) TeamCity
15 59 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 59 (5.48%) WATIR
16 56 (5.20%) Jasmine
17 55 (5.11%) Appium
18 50 (4.65%) JMeter
General
1 89 (8.27%) Finance
2 32 (2.97%) Banking
3 27 (2.51%) Games
4 15 (1.39%) Retail
5 14 (1.30%) Law
6 13 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.93%) Publishing
8 8 (0.74%) Marketing
9 7 (0.65%) Front Office
9 7 (0.65%) Advertising
10 6 (0.56%) Electronics
11 5 (0.46%) Legal
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.093%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 461 (42.84%) Developer
2 185 (17.19%) Java Developer
3 151 (14.03%) Tester
4 146 (13.57%) Analyst
5 140 (13.01%) Test Analyst
6 95 (8.83%) Automation Tester
7 74 (6.88%) Test Engineer
8 52 (4.83%) Automation Engineer
8 52 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 43 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
10 36 (3.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 36 (3.35%) Ruby Developer
11 33 (3.07%) QA Engineer
12 31 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (2.60%) Software Engineer
14 27 (2.51%) Agile Test Analyst
15 26 (2.42%) QA Tester
16 25 (2.32%) Test Leader
17 23 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
18 22 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (23.61%) HTML
2 248 (23.05%) Web Services
3 186 (17.29%) CSS
4 174 (16.17%) RESTful
5 167 (15.52%) Spring
6 164 (15.24%) XML
7 161 (14.96%) JSON
8 156 (14.50%) REST
9 117 (10.87%) HTML5
10 101 (9.39%) jQuery
11 88 (8.18%) .NET
12 86 (7.99%) SOAP
12 86 (7.99%) Gherkin
13 81 (7.53%) AngularJS
14 73 (6.78%) CSS3
15 70 (6.51%) Hibernate
16 66 (6.13%) Backbone.js
17 60 (5.58%) Ajax
18 56 (5.20%) Sass
19 55 (5.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 170 (15.80%) Open Source
2 50 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 47 (4.37%) User Experience
4 35 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.97%) Digital Media
6 25 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.93%) Video on Demand
8 10 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (0.74%) Derivative
9 8 (0.74%) iPhone
9 8 (0.74%) iPad
9 8 (0.74%) Equities
10 7 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.65%) W3C
10 7 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.56%) Online Games
11 6 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.56%) DTV
11 6 (0.56%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 190 (17.66%) Linux
2 71 (6.60%) Apple iOS
3 70 (6.51%) UNIX
4 68 (6.32%) Android
5 57 (5.30%) Windows
6 20 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.12%) CentOS
8 10 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.19%) AIX
11 2 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (73.14%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (47.30%) BDD
3 504 (46.84%) TDD
4 380 (35.32%) Scrum
5 322 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
6 255 (23.70%) Test Automation
7 143 (13.29%) OO
8 136 (12.64%) Test Scripting
9 115 (10.69%) Kanban
10 112 (10.41%) Automated Testing
11 103 (9.57%) MVC
12 95 (8.83%) Automation Testing
13 92 (8.55%) Software Engineering
14 90 (8.36%) E-Commerce
15 83 (7.71%) User Stories
16 71 (6.60%) DevOps
16 71 (6.60%) Pair Programming
17 62 (5.76%) SOA
18 59 (5.48%) Web Development
18 59 (5.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 638 (59.29%) Java
2 360 (33.46%) Ruby
3 291 (27.04%) JavaScript
4 197 (18.31%) SQL
5 99 (9.20%) Python
6 96 (8.92%) C#
7 76 (7.06%) Scala
8 69 (6.41%) PHP
9 38 (3.53%) Groovy
10 20 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.86%) Objective-C
11 18 (1.67%) Perl
12 16 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.21%) C
14 12 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
15 8 (0.74%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (0.74%) ActionScript
15 8 (0.74%) C++
16 7 (0.65%) PHP5
17 6 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (6.41%) ISEB
2 52 (4.83%) Degree
3 49 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.44%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.093%) CEH
8 1 (0.093%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (24.72%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (2.04%) Docker
2 19 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.77%) Varnish
3 17 (1.58%) VirtualBox
3 17 (1.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 102 (9.48%) Puppet
2 67 (6.23%) Vagrant
3 34 (3.16%) Ansible
4 28 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.30%) Graylog2
6 10 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.56%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.37%) Nessus
8 4 (0.37%) WebInspect
9 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
9 3 (0.28%) Nagios
9 3 (0.28%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.28%) SCOM
9 3 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.19%) Salt
10 2 (0.19%) logstash
11 1 (0.093%) Graphite
11 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.093%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (4.28%) Oracle
2 40 (3.72%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.62%) HP
4 27 (2.51%) VMware
5 23 (2.14%) Zend
6 21 (1.95%) Adobe
7 18 (1.67%) Akamai
8 17 (1.58%) Google
9 15 (1.39%) New Relic
10 11 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.93%) hybris
11 10 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.65%) SAP
13 4 (0.37%) Splunk
14 3 (0.28%) WSO2
14 3 (0.28%) IBM
14 3 (0.28%) Mercator
14 3 (0.28%) Perforce
15 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.19%) RightScale
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