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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 225 245 331
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +86
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 548 467 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.88% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.41% 6.92% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 363 179
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £348 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 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 3 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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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 -11 485 £413 +3.12% 147
London -41 284 £450 +5.88% 73
South East +35 73 £380 +9.74% 24
City of London -14 70 £475 +8.57% 27
Hampshire +32 49 £374 +9.12% 5
Yorkshire +4 46 £388 +26.01% 15
West Yorkshire +5 40 £400 +26.98% 11
Wales +29 29 £350 -12.50% 6
Southampton +9 29 £375 +13.63% 3
South West +12 28 £350 - 6
Leeds -11 28 £375 +20.96% 10
Scotland +18 26 £375 - 4
South Wales +16 25 £350 -12.50% 3
North West -2 25 £368 +5.00% 15
Bristol +19 23 £350 +16.66% 4
Newport - 22 £350 - 1
East of England +10 15 £400 -5.88% 8
Edinburgh +11 13 £375 +1.35% 2
Cheshire +8 12 £363 - 6
Berkshire +17 7 £378 -4.06% 10
Hertfordshire -6 7 £450 - 6
Glasgow +1 6 £275 -33.33% 2
Basingstoke - 6 - -
Watford - 6 - - 2
West Lothian -7 5 £375 -
Livingston -7 5 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 5 £325 -5.79% 2
Tyne and Wear -28 5 £325 -6.47% 2
North East -28 5 £325 -6.47% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £418 - 1

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 799 (75.88%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (58.78%) Java
3 535 (50.81%) TDD
4 518 (49.19%) BDD
5 493 (46.82%) Selenium
6 418 (39.70%) Scrum
7 310 (29.44%) Ruby
8 281 (26.69%) Jenkins
9 278 (26.40%) QA
9 278 (26.40%) Git (software)
10 274 (26.02%) Continuous Integration
11 259 (24.60%) Test Automation
12 255 (24.22%) JavaScript
13 252 (23.93%) Web Services
14 228 (21.65%) HTML
15 220 (20.89%) JUnit
16 217 (20.61%) WebDriver
17 195 (18.52%) Spring
18 177 (16.81%) Linux
18 177 (16.81%) JIRA
19 172 (16.33%) RESTful
20 171 (16.24%) CSS
21 156 (14.81%) Test Scripting
22 146 (13.87%) SQL
22 146 (13.87%) Automated Testing
23 145 (13.77%) JSON
24 140 (13.30%) Subversion
25 138 (13.11%) Gherkin
26 131 (12.44%) OO
27 130 (12.35%) REST

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 70 (6.65%) Tomcat
2 65 (6.17%) Node.js
3 57 (5.41%) Confluence
4 53 (5.03%) WebLogic
5 51 (4.84%) JBoss
6 48 (4.56%) WebSphere
7 45 (4.27%) Apache
8 32 (3.04%) CMS
9 23 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 18 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (1.23%) Jetty
13 6 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.38%) nginx
14 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.28%) IIS
16 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (1.52%) MS Office
2 15 (1.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.85%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) Summit
3 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.61%) GitHub
3 19 (1.80%) Heroku
4 15 (1.42%) Amazon S3
4 15 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
5 11 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.95%) SaaS
7 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.57%) IaaS
8 6 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.38%) Engine Yard
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.19%) PaaS
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 1 (0.095%) Route 53
12 1 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.79%) HTTP
2 60 (5.70%) Internet
3 18 (1.71%) AMQP
4 12 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.47%) DAB
6 4 (0.38%) 3G
6 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.38%) RTSP
6 4 (0.38%) 4G
6 4 (0.38%) LTE
7 2 (0.19%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 2 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 1 (0.095%) ATM
8 1 (0.095%) SAN
8 1 (0.095%) DHCP
8 1 (0.095%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.83%) MongoDB
2 60 (5.70%) NoSQL
3 59 (5.60%) SQL Server
4 45 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.08%) MySQL
6 42 (3.99%) Hadoop
7 37 (3.51%) Oracle Database
8 29 (2.75%) Big Data
9 22 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.71%) Redis
12 16 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.42%) Neo4j
14 12 (1.14%) HBase
15 11 (1.04%) DB2
16 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.57%) Informix
17 6 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 493 (46.82%) Selenium
2 281 (26.69%) Jenkins
3 278 (26.40%) Git (software)
4 220 (20.89%) JUnit
5 217 (20.61%) WebDriver
6 177 (16.81%) JIRA
7 140 (13.30%) Subversion
8 127 (12.06%) Maven
9 105 (9.97%) SpecFlow
10 99 (9.40%) Mockito
11 86 (8.17%) RSpec
12 60 (5.70%) Eclipse
13 57 (5.41%) Calabash
13 57 (5.41%) Capybara
14 54 (5.13%) IntelliJ
15 53 (5.03%) JMeter
16 49 (4.65%) Hudson
16 49 (4.65%) Appium
17 43 (4.08%) JBehave
17 43 (4.08%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (12.16%) Finance
2 40 (3.80%) Banking
3 25 (2.37%) Retail
4 18 (1.71%) Back Office
5 17 (1.61%) Games
6 13 (1.23%) Marketing
7 12 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.14%) Front Office
8 9 (0.85%) Automotive
9 8 (0.76%) Legal
10 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.47%) Publishing
12 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Law
13 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.095%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.095%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.095%) Billing
14 1 (0.095%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 422 (40.08%) Developer
2 199 (18.90%) Java Developer
3 180 (17.09%) Analyst
4 160 (15.19%) Test Analyst
5 155 (14.72%) Tester
6 74 (7.03%) Automation Tester
7 56 (5.32%) Test Engineer
8 48 (4.56%) Senior Developer
8 48 (4.56%) Automation Analyst
9 47 (4.46%) QA Engineer
10 44 (4.18%) Ruby Developer
11 43 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
12 42 (3.99%) Automation Test Analyst
13 33 (3.13%) AWS Developer
14 31 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
15 29 (2.75%) Agile Test Analyst
16 28 (2.66%) Test Leader
17 27 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
18 26 (2.47%) Software Engineer
19 25 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (23.93%) Web Services
2 228 (21.65%) HTML
3 195 (18.52%) Spring
4 172 (16.33%) RESTful
5 171 (16.24%) CSS
6 145 (13.77%) JSON
7 138 (13.11%) Gherkin
8 130 (12.35%) REST
9 118 (11.21%) XML
10 105 (9.97%) HTML5
11 98 (9.31%) .NET
12 88 (8.36%) SOAP
12 88 (8.36%) AngularJS
13 74 (7.03%) Hibernate
14 70 (6.65%) jQuery
15 67 (6.36%) CSS3
16 59 (5.60%) Ruby on Rails
16 59 (5.60%) J2EE
17 53 (5.03%) Sass
18 42 (3.99%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.51%) Mobile App
2 54 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.23%) User Experience
4 18 (1.71%) Digital Media
4 18 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 10 (0.95%) Video on Demand
6 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 9 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (0.76%) Telematics
8 8 (0.76%) NHS
8 8 (0.76%) GIS
9 7 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.66%) Linked Data
10 6 (0.57%) Social Media
10 6 (0.57%) IPTV
10 6 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.81%) Linux
2 84 (7.98%) UNIX
3 72 (6.84%) Windows
4 68 (6.46%) Android
5 58 (5.51%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.71%) Mac OS X
6 18 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.14%) CentOS
8 11 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.38%) Solaris
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (75.88%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (50.81%) TDD
3 518 (49.19%) BDD
4 418 (39.70%) Scrum
5 274 (26.02%) Continuous Integration
6 259 (24.60%) Test Automation
7 156 (14.81%) Test Scripting
8 146 (13.87%) Automated Testing
9 131 (12.44%) OO
10 122 (11.59%) Open Source
11 115 (10.92%) Automation Testing
12 110 (10.45%) Software Engineering
13 94 (8.93%) E-Commerce
14 91 (8.64%) Kanban
15 90 (8.55%) SDLC
16 86 (8.17%) Pair Programming
17 77 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 67 (6.36%) Software Testing
18 67 (6.36%) User Stories
19 66 (6.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 619 (58.78%) Java
2 310 (29.44%) Ruby
3 255 (24.22%) JavaScript
4 146 (13.87%) SQL
5 126 (11.97%) C#
6 67 (6.36%) Python
7 58 (5.51%) Scala
7 58 (5.51%) Groovy
8 47 (4.46%) PHP
9 18 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.33%) C
11 12 (1.14%) Go
12 11 (1.04%) Perl
13 7 (0.66%) XPath
14 6 (0.57%) ActionScript
14 6 (0.57%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.57%) C++
14 6 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
15 5 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 69 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 64 (6.08%) ISEB
3 59 (5.60%) Degree
4 39 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.42%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.28%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.095%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (26.40%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (2.85%) Docker
2 26 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.33%) Varnish
4 9 (0.85%) GridGain
5 7 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.095%) vCloud
6 1 (0.095%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.095%) vSphere
6 1 (0.095%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 71 (6.74%) Puppet
2 58 (5.51%) Vagrant
3 23 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (2.18%) Graylog
4 16 (1.52%) Ansible
5 14 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.57%) Apache Shiro
7 4 (0.38%) Graphite
7 4 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.28%) Mesos
9 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.19%) SCOM
10 1 (0.095%) Nagios
10 1 (0.095%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.095%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (7.60%) Oracle
2 53 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 26 (2.47%) VMware
4 26 (2.47%) Akamai
5 25 (2.37%) Adobe
6 23 (2.18%) New Relic
7 19 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.61%) HP
9 13 (1.23%) Google
9 13 (1.23%) IBM
10 11 (1.04%) WSO2
10 11 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.76%) Apigee
12 5 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
12 5 (0.47%) hybris
13 3 (0.28%) Apple
14 2 (0.19%) Cadence
14 2 (0.19%) Zend
14 2 (0.19%) Sitecore
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per week + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago