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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 212 241 277
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +36
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 517 408 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.32% 6.67% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 307 245
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7067 6116 5041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.45% 11.96% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3849 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 158
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £54.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +24 486 £400 - 127
London +12 295 £425 +2.10% 88
South East +32 81 £390 +32.20% 10
City of London +29 76 £425 - 19
Hampshire +31 60 £385 +28.33% 4
Southampton +18 38 £380 +26.66% 4
Yorkshire +21 33 £300 -14.28% 13
West Yorkshire +20 32 £300 -14.28% 5
North West -9 29 £338 -6.89% 9
Leeds +18 26 £300 -14.28% 5
South West -11 24 £400 +23.07% 3
Scotland +6 22 £375 +57.89% 4
Cheshire +6 14 £320 -9.85% 4
East of England +14 12 £394 +26.00% 2
Edinburgh +8 12 £363 +9.84% 1
East Midlands 0 11 £413 -
Hertfordshire +14 8 £450 +38.46% 1
Manchester -17 8 £500 +37.93% 5
Northamptonshire -7 7 £404 -19.25%
Northampton -10 7 £404 -19.25%
Berkshire +2 6 £350 +27.27% 2
Wilmslow - 6 £320 -
Glasgow -1 5 £388 +63.15%
Bristol -15 5 £400 +23.07% 2
Chester +7 4 £350 -1.40% 3
West Lothian +4 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Livingston +1 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Nottingham - 4 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £413 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 3 £325 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 798 (74.09%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (58.03%) Java
3 522 (48.47%) BDD
4 513 (47.63%) Selenium
5 511 (47.45%) TDD
6 406 (37.70%) Scrum
7 367 (34.08%) Ruby
8 304 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
9 284 (26.37%) Jenkins
10 283 (26.28%) JavaScript
11 271 (25.16%) QA
12 263 (24.42%) HTML
13 260 (24.14%) Web Services
14 259 (24.05%) Test Automation
15 231 (21.45%) Git (software)
16 203 (18.85%) WebDriver
17 201 (18.66%) SQL
17 201 (18.66%) Linux
18 197 (18.29%) Maven
19 182 (16.90%) RESTful
20 181 (16.81%) Open Source
20 181 (16.81%) CSS
21 179 (16.62%) JUnit
22 177 (16.43%) JSON
23 168 (15.60%) XML
23 168 (15.60%) REST
24 165 (15.32%) Spring
25 144 (13.37%) JIRA
26 135 (12.53%) OO
27 127 (11.79%) Test Scripting

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 55 (5.11%) Node.js
2 53 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 42 (3.90%) Confluence
4 31 (2.88%) Apache
5 26 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (2.23%) WebLogic
7 22 (2.04%) JBoss
8 20 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.76%) nginx
10 16 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.30%) CMS
12 9 (0.84%) IIS
12 9 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.56%) Jetty
15 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.28%) Drupal
16 3 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.093%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Magento
2 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.97%) GitHub
3 29 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (2.14%) Amazon S3
5 14 (1.30%) SaaS
6 10 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.74%) IaaS
8 7 (0.65%) PaaS
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.28%) ElastiCache
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.28%) Heroku
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.093%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.093%) Trello
13 1 (0.093%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.48%) HTTP
2 52 (4.83%) Internet
3 18 (1.67%) AMQP
4 17 (1.58%) Firewall
5 9 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.37%) SSL
8 3 (0.28%) DAB
8 3 (0.28%) RTSP
9 2 (0.19%) DVB
9 2 (0.19%) Intranet
10 1 (0.093%) DNS
10 1 (0.093%) DHCP
10 1 (0.093%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (9.47%) MongoDB
2 74 (6.87%) NoSQL
3 53 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (2.88%) Big Data
7 29 (2.69%) SQL Server
8 28 (2.60%) Oracle Database
9 27 (2.51%) Neo4j
9 27 (2.51%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.41%) Redis
11 17 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.49%) MySQL
13 8 (0.74%) DB2
13 8 (0.74%) Couchbase
13 8 (0.74%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.37%) HBase
17 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 513 (47.63%) Selenium
2 284 (26.37%) Jenkins
3 231 (21.45%) Git (software)
4 203 (18.85%) WebDriver
5 197 (18.29%) Maven
6 179 (16.62%) JUnit
7 144 (13.37%) JIRA
8 115 (10.68%) Subversion
9 107 (9.94%) Mockito
10 94 (8.73%) Calabash
11 87 (8.08%) RSpec
12 82 (7.61%) Hudson
13 80 (7.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 73 (6.78%) SpecFlow
15 65 (6.04%) Appium
16 62 (5.76%) TeamCity
17 58 (5.39%) WATIR
17 58 (5.39%) Eclipse
18 55 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 52 (4.83%) Jasmine
General
1 85 (7.89%) Finance
2 36 (3.34%) Banking
3 22 (2.04%) Games
4 17 (1.58%) Retail
5 15 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.11%) Law
7 11 (1.02%) Front Office
8 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.74%) Marketing
10 7 (0.65%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Legal
12 5 (0.46%) Electronics
12 5 (0.46%) Publishing
13 4 (0.37%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.093%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 455 (42.25%) Developer
2 194 (18.01%) Java Developer
3 164 (15.23%) Tester
4 160 (14.86%) Analyst
5 152 (14.11%) Test Analyst
6 91 (8.45%) Automation Tester
7 64 (5.94%) Test Engineer
8 55 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 47 (4.36%) Automation Engineer
10 46 (4.27%) Automation Analyst
11 40 (3.71%) Automation Test Analyst
11 40 (3.71%) QA Engineer
12 35 (3.25%) Ruby Developer
13 32 (2.97%) Test Leader
14 24 (2.23%) Agile Test Analyst
14 24 (2.23%) QA Tester
15 22 (2.04%) Software Engineer
15 22 (2.04%) Senior Test Analyst
15 22 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
16 21 (1.95%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (24.42%) HTML
2 260 (24.14%) Web Services
3 182 (16.90%) RESTful
4 181 (16.81%) CSS
5 177 (16.43%) JSON
6 168 (15.60%) XML
6 168 (15.60%) REST
7 165 (15.32%) Spring
8 111 (10.31%) HTML5
9 99 (9.19%) Gherkin
10 92 (8.54%) jQuery
11 90 (8.36%) .NET
12 88 (8.17%) SOAP
13 84 (7.80%) AngularJS
14 78 (7.24%) Hibernate
15 65 (6.04%) CSS3
16 60 (5.57%) Sass
17 55 (5.11%) Backbone.js
17 55 (5.11%) Ruby on Rails
18 51 (4.74%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 181 (16.81%) Open Source
2 52 (4.83%) User Experience
3 51 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.97%) Digital Media
6 21 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.02%) Video on Demand
7 11 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
8 10 (0.93%) Linked Data
9 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.84%) iPhone
9 9 (0.84%) Derivative
9 9 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.74%) Equities
10 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.65%) iPad
11 7 (0.65%) DTV
11 7 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.65%) W3C
11 7 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 201 (18.66%) Linux
2 76 (7.06%) Apple iOS
3 75 (6.96%) UNIX
4 74 (6.87%) Android
5 66 (6.13%) Windows
6 25 (2.32%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.93%) CentOS
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.093%) AIX
12 1 (0.093%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (74.09%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (48.47%) BDD
3 511 (47.45%) TDD
4 406 (37.70%) Scrum
5 304 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
6 259 (24.05%) Test Automation
7 135 (12.53%) OO
8 127 (11.79%) Test Scripting
9 124 (11.51%) Kanban
10 114 (10.58%) Automated Testing
11 99 (9.19%) Automation Testing
12 89 (8.26%) E-Commerce
13 85 (7.89%) User Stories
14 82 (7.61%) MVC
15 80 (7.43%) Software Engineering
16 77 (7.15%) SOA
17 73 (6.78%) Pair Programming
18 67 (6.22%) Web Development
19 66 (6.13%) DevOps
20 59 (5.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 625 (58.03%) Java
2 367 (34.08%) Ruby
3 283 (26.28%) JavaScript
4 201 (18.66%) SQL
5 90 (8.36%) C#
6 86 (7.99%) Python
7 64 (5.94%) Scala
8 60 (5.57%) PHP
9 34 (3.16%) Groovy
10 20 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.58%) Perl
12 16 (1.49%) Objective-C
13 15 (1.39%) C
14 13 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
16 9 (0.84%) ActionScript 3.0
16 9 (0.84%) ActionScript
17 8 (0.74%) C++
17 8 (0.74%) XPath
18 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (6.59%) ISEB
2 57 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 53 (4.92%) Degree
4 38 (3.53%) ISTQB
5 25 (2.32%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.11%) VCP4
8 1 (0.093%) IIBA
8 1 (0.093%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (25.16%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (2.23%) Docker
2 23 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.76%) Varnish
4 16 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (1.30%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.093%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (9.38%) Puppet
2 75 (6.96%) Vagrant
3 33 (3.06%) Ansible
4 25 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.67%) Graylog
6 8 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.46%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
8 3 (0.28%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.28%) Nagios
8 3 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.28%) SCOM
9 2 (0.19%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.093%) yum
10 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.093%) Nessus
10 1 (0.093%) logstash
10 1 (0.093%) Salt
10 1 (0.093%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 62 (5.76%) Oracle
2 44 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.44%) HP
4 29 (2.69%) VMware
5 23 (2.14%) Akamai
6 20 (1.86%) Google
6 20 (1.86%) Adobe
7 19 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.67%) New Relic
9 14 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.21%) Zend
11 10 (0.93%) hybris
12 6 (0.56%) SAP
13 5 (0.46%) IBM
13 5 (0.46%) WSO2
14 4 (0.37%) Splunk
15 3 (0.28%) Sitecore
15 3 (0.28%) Apple
15 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.28%) Perforce
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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