The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
UK
Rank 153 170 217
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +47
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 732 732 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.44% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.89% 9.60% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 545 363
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £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
7405 7624 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.99% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4949 5089 4633
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 198 123
Median hourly rate £41.13 £41.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 661 £438 +2.94% 142
London +3 340 £465 -2.10% 59
South East -10 74 £418 +4.37% 13
South West -9 53 £330 -8.96% 16
East of England +39 52 £435 +2.35% 5
Scotland +52 46 £400 +6.66% 2
Yorkshire -4 39 £425 -5.55% 13
City of London -22 35 £475 +11.76% 11
North East -2 34 £345 -28.12% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 34 £345 -28.12% 3
Tyne and Wear -8 34 £345 -28.12% 3
West Yorkshire +3 33 £425 -10.52% 8
Edinburgh +36 32 £400 -8.57% 1
West Midlands +19 32 £305 +1.66% 5
Leeds +2 31 £450 +8.43% 8
Oxfordshire +2 28 £550 +15.78% 2
Wales -9 25 £408 +16.42% 3
Hertfordshire +22 24 £425 - 2
North West -2 21 £355 -16.47% 18
Manchester +15 19 £338 -15.62% 15
West Sussex - 19 £370 - 1
Wiltshire +9 18 £330 -13.44% 2
Oxford -3 18 £600 +20.00% 2
Swindon +7 16 £330 -13.44% 1
Bristol +5 16 £325 -7.14% 4
Shropshire - 15 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +14 13 £275 -50.00% 2
Worthing - 13 £387 -
Watford +10 12 £438 - 2
Cardiff -4 12 £388 +10.71%

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1217 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1034 (63.55%) Java
3 918 (56.42%) Selenium
4 816 (50.15%) BDD
5 716 (44.01%) TDD
6 621 (38.17%) Jenkins
7 564 (34.67%) Scrum
8 532 (32.70%) JavaScript
9 451 (27.72%) HTML
10 436 (26.80%) QA
11 426 (26.18%) JIRA
12 419 (25.75%) Test Automation
13 411 (25.26%) WebDriver
14 409 (25.14%) Continuous Integration
15 378 (23.23%) Git (software)
16 377 (23.17%) JUnit
17 345 (21.20%) Spring
18 335 (20.59%) CSS
19 332 (20.41%) SQL
20 314 (19.30%) Ruby
21 309 (18.99%) JSON
22 283 (17.39%) Automated Testing
23 272 (16.72%) Gherkin
24 271 (16.66%) Maven
25 267 (16.41%) REST
26 262 (16.10%) HTML5
27 259 (15.92%) Linux
28 257 (15.80%) Open Source
29 255 (15.67%) RESTful
30 253 (15.55%) AngularJS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 200 (12.29%) Confluence
2 129 (7.93%) Tomcat
3 78 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
4 54 (3.32%) WebLogic
5 52 (3.20%) JBoss
6 46 (2.83%) WebSphere
7 37 (2.27%) Apache
8 36 (2.21%) CMS
9 35 (2.15%) GeoServer
10 29 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 29 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (1.04%) WebSphere Process Server
12 16 (0.98%) Mule
13 13 (0.80%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.74%) Alfresco
14 12 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.74%) nginx
15 11 (0.68%) Drupal
16 10 (0.61%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (0.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.43%) Pixelmator
4 5 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.18%) MS Office
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.061%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.31%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 159 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (8.05%) GitHub
3 76 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
6 19 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 19 (1.17%) Google Analytics
6 19 (1.17%) Slack
7 18 (1.11%) PaaS
8 14 (0.86%) Heroku
9 13 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 10 (0.61%) IaaS
11 8 (0.49%) CloudBees
11 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.49%) SaaS
12 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.18%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 76 (4.67%) HTTP
2 23 (1.41%) Internet
3 15 (0.92%) LDAP
3 15 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.86%) SSL
5 5 (0.31%) DVB
5 5 (0.31%) Firewall
6 3 (0.18%) SNMP
6 3 (0.18%) SSH
7 2 (0.12%) AMQP
7 2 (0.12%) FTP
7 2 (0.12%) Network Security
7 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.061%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.77%) MongoDB
2 122 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 102 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.56%) MySQL
6 56 (3.44%) SQL Server
7 46 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 36 (2.21%) Big Data
9 32 (1.97%) HBase
10 23 (1.41%) GIS
11 22 (1.35%) Couchbase
12 20 (1.23%) DB2
13 18 (1.11%) Neo4j
14 17 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.04%) Spatial Data
15 13 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.80%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.55%) Redis
18 8 (0.49%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 918 (56.42%) Selenium
2 621 (38.17%) Jenkins
3 426 (26.18%) JIRA
4 411 (25.26%) WebDriver
5 378 (23.23%) Git (software)
6 377 (23.17%) JUnit
7 271 (16.66%) Maven
8 169 (10.39%) JBehave
9 160 (9.83%) SoapUI
10 127 (7.81%) Mockito
11 108 (6.64%) RSpec
12 105 (6.45%) Jasmine
13 101 (6.21%) JMeter
14 96 (5.90%) SpecFlow
15 95 (5.84%) Gradle
16 93 (5.72%) Appium
17 92 (5.65%) Subversion
18 81 (4.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 68 (4.18%) gulp
20 64 (3.93%) Ant
General
1 188 (11.56%) Finance
2 89 (5.47%) Banking
3 71 (4.36%) Retail
4 63 (3.87%) Games
5 56 (3.44%) Publishing
6 38 (2.34%) Marketing
7 21 (1.29%) Back Office
7 21 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.17%) Electronics
9 17 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Advertising
12 7 (0.43%) Front Office
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
14 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.061%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.061%) Law
15 1 (0.061%) Legal
15 1 (0.061%) Military
Job Titles
1 761 (46.77%) Developer
2 336 (20.65%) Java Developer
3 290 (17.82%) Tester
4 222 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 208 (12.78%) Test Engineer
6 186 (11.43%) Analyst
7 166 (10.20%) Test Analyst
8 112 (6.88%) Senior Developer
9 104 (6.39%) Developer in Test
10 103 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 102 (6.27%) QA Engineer
12 100 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
13 90 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
14 87 (5.35%) Selenium Tester
15 80 (4.92%) Java Engineer
16 79 (4.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
17 74 (4.55%) Software Engineer
18 60 (3.69%) QA Tester
19 59 (3.63%) QA Test Engineer
20 55 (3.38%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (27.72%) HTML
2 345 (21.20%) Spring
3 335 (20.59%) CSS
4 309 (18.99%) JSON
5 272 (16.72%) Gherkin
6 267 (16.41%) REST
7 262 (16.10%) HTML5
8 255 (15.67%) RESTful
9 253 (15.55%) AngularJS
10 221 (13.58%) XML
11 220 (13.52%) Node.js
12 185 (11.37%) Web Services
13 154 (9.47%) jQuery
14 147 (9.04%) CSS3
15 133 (8.17%) SOAP
16 127 (7.81%) Sass
17 111 (6.82%) .NET
18 93 (5.72%) Apache Camel
19 89 (5.47%) Hibernate
20 86 (5.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.61%) User Experience
3 55 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 22 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.23%) Visualisation
6 19 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (1.17%) Social Media
7 14 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (0.68%) Fintech
9 10 (0.61%) Tandem
10 9 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.55%) Wiki
11 8 (0.49%) NHS
12 7 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.43%) IVR
12 7 (0.43%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.37%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.31%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.31%) Video on Demand
14 5 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 259 (15.92%) Linux
2 175 (10.76%) Unix
3 85 (5.22%) Windows
4 58 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.44%) Android
6 33 (2.03%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.061%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1217 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (50.15%) BDD
3 716 (44.01%) TDD
4 564 (34.67%) Scrum
5 419 (25.75%) Test Automation
6 409 (25.14%) Continuous Integration
7 283 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 257 (15.80%) Open Source
9 241 (14.81%) Kanban
10 217 (13.34%) Automation Testing
11 187 (11.49%) Test Scripting
12 184 (11.31%) Microservices
13 156 (9.59%) DevOps
13 156 (9.59%) Software Engineering
14 147 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
15 140 (8.60%) Unit Testing
16 131 (8.05%) Web Development
17 130 (7.99%) User Stories
18 121 (7.44%) OO
19 114 (7.01%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1034 (63.55%) Java
2 532 (32.70%) JavaScript
3 332 (20.41%) SQL
4 314 (19.30%) Ruby
5 227 (13.95%) Python
6 170 (10.45%) C#
7 157 (9.65%) Scala
8 84 (5.16%) PHP
9 63 (3.87%) Perl
10 51 (3.13%) ES6
11 46 (2.83%) Groovy
11 46 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 35 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.54%) C
14 24 (1.48%) C++
15 21 (1.29%) Objective-C
16 16 (0.98%) ActionScript
16 16 (0.98%) Apple Swift
17 13 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 141 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 86 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.12%) Degree
4 58 (3.56%) ISEB
5 43 (2.64%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.68%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.37%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.061%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.061%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (26.80%) QA
2 112 (6.88%) SDET
3 49 (3.01%) WCAG
4 27 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
6 15 (0.92%) EMIR
6 15 (0.92%) MiFID
6 15 (0.92%) WAI
7 10 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 195 (11.99%) Docker
2 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) HDFS
4 2 (0.12%) Varnish
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (5.04%) Puppet
2 52 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (2.77%) Ansible
4 29 (1.78%) Kibana
5 26 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (1.35%) Grafana
7 18 (1.11%) logstash
8 9 (0.55%) rkt
9 6 (0.37%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.12%) Consul
10 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.12%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.061%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.061%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.061%) Nagios
11 1 (0.061%) Salt
11 1 (0.061%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (5.22%) Oracle
2 51 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 40 (2.46%) HP
4 39 (2.40%) Microsoft
5 36 (2.21%) Splunk
6 35 (2.15%) hybris
7 34 (2.09%) ESRI
7 34 (2.09%) Google
8 31 (1.91%) Zend
9 28 (1.72%) Adobe
10 20 (1.23%) Xamarin
11 18 (1.11%) ATG
12 17 (1.04%) Hortonworks
12 17 (1.04%) IBM
12 17 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.04%) SAP
13 14 (0.86%) MuleSoft
14 12 (0.74%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
15 10 (0.61%) Perforce
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £385 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago