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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 221 293 382
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +89
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 540 343 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.36% 5.47% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 272 171
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 +48 484 £400 - 100
London +39 304 £420 +5.00% 64
South East +60 76 £330 -17.50% 12
Hampshire +50 67 £315 -10.00% 6
Southampton +27 52 £315 -10.00% 1
City of London +9 48 £450 +15.68% 22
South West -17 30 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +18 27 £340 +25.34% 4
Scotland +8 27 £375 +6.38% 6
Wales +1 22 £325 +8.33% 6
West Yorkshire +15 19 £375 +38.24% 2
Bristol +3 19 £406 +16.07% 4
East Midlands +12 15 £400 -5.88% 1
Leeds +4 13 £453 +66.82% 2
Glasgow -2 13 £350 - 3
North West -24 12 £350 +7.69% 9
East of England - 12 £400 - 2
Manchester -15 9 £325 -5.45% 5
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £450 - 1
Swindon - 8 £350 -
West Lothian +5 6 £375 +4.09%
Edinburgh +3 6 £375 +6.38%
South Wales -6 5 £313 +4.16% 2
Cardiff - 5 £313 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £375 -
Berkshire -1 4 £525 +31.25%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 808 (77.47%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (60.98%) Java
3 556 (53.31%) BDD
4 538 (51.58%) TDD
5 512 (49.09%) Selenium
6 414 (39.69%) Ruby
7 411 (39.41%) Scrum
8 322 (30.87%) Test Automation
9 285 (27.33%) QA
10 279 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
11 274 (26.27%) JavaScript
12 265 (25.41%) Jenkins
13 250 (23.97%) WebDriver
14 239 (22.91%) Web Services
15 208 (19.94%) HTML
16 187 (17.93%) SQL
17 178 (17.07%) XML
18 169 (16.20%) CSS
19 166 (15.92%) Git (software)
20 160 (15.34%) Spring
21 155 (14.86%) Open Source
22 153 (14.67%) JUnit
23 151 (14.48%) OO
23 151 (14.48%) Maven
24 149 (14.29%) Linux
25 147 (14.09%) RESTful
26 143 (13.71%) Test Scripting
27 133 (12.75%) Automated Testing
28 131 (12.56%) JSON
29 125 (11.98%) RSpec

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 46 (4.41%) Node.js
2 45 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 41 (3.93%) Apache
4 21 (2.01%) Adobe CQ
5 18 (1.73%) Apache Solr
6 16 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.34%) CMS
8 13 (1.25%) Confluence
9 9 (0.86%) nginx
10 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.67%) Jetty
11 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.48%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.48%) Mule
11 5 (0.48%) WordPress
12 4 (0.38%) Drupal
12 4 (0.38%) SAS
12 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.77%) MS Office
5 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.19%) Mingle
7 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.97%) Amazon S3
3 23 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.82%) SaaS
5 14 (1.34%) GitHub
6 12 (1.15%) Heroku
7 9 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.38%) Route 53
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.19%) PaaS
12 1 (0.096%) Trello
12 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.84%) Internet
2 37 (3.55%) HTTP
3 16 (1.53%) Firewall
4 11 (1.05%) SSH
5 4 (0.38%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.38%) DNS
5 4 (0.38%) DHCP
6 3 (0.29%) AMQP
7 2 (0.19%) DAB
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.096%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.48%) NoSQL
2 73 (7.00%) MongoDB
3 63 (6.04%) MySQL
4 51 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.40%) Big Data
7 17 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (1.44%) SQL Server
9 13 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.05%) Redis
11 8 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.48%) DB2
13 4 (0.38%) SQL Navigator
13 4 (0.38%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.38%) HBase
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 512 (49.09%) Selenium
2 265 (25.41%) Jenkins
3 250 (23.97%) WebDriver
4 166 (15.92%) Git (software)
5 153 (14.67%) JUnit
6 151 (14.48%) Maven
7 125 (11.98%) RSpec
8 115 (11.03%) JIRA
9 105 (10.07%) JBehave
10 103 (9.88%) Hudson
11 97 (9.30%) Subversion
12 95 (9.11%) Mockito
13 88 (8.44%) Capybara
14 86 (8.25%) FitNesse
15 82 (7.86%) Calabash
16 81 (7.77%) WATIR
17 66 (6.33%) TeamCity
17 66 (6.33%) QuickTest Pro
18 62 (5.94%) SoapUI
19 59 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 109 (10.45%) Finance
2 29 (2.78%) Games
3 26 (2.49%) Retail
4 25 (2.40%) Banking
5 14 (1.34%) Marketing
5 14 (1.34%) Publishing
6 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.77%) Legal
8 8 (0.77%) Advertising
9 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.58%) Electronics
10 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.29%) Front Office
11 3 (0.29%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.096%) Back Office
13 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 428 (41.04%) Developer
2 195 (18.70%) Tester
3 145 (13.90%) Java Developer
4 143 (13.71%) Analyst
5 139 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 112 (10.74%) Automation Tester
7 89 (8.53%) Test Engineer
8 63 (6.04%) Ruby Developer
9 45 (4.31%) Automation Engineer
10 40 (3.84%) QA Engineer
11 37 (3.55%) Software Engineer
12 35 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
13 30 (2.88%) QA Tester
14 29 (2.78%) Senior Developer
15 28 (2.68%) Automation Analyst
16 27 (2.59%) Test Leader
17 26 (2.49%) Architect
17 26 (2.49%) Consultant
17 26 (2.49%) Automation Test Analyst
18 25 (2.40%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (22.91%) Web Services
2 208 (19.94%) HTML
3 178 (17.07%) XML
4 169 (16.20%) CSS
5 160 (15.34%) Spring
6 147 (14.09%) RESTful
7 131 (12.56%) JSON
8 107 (10.26%) HTML5
9 92 (8.82%) jQuery
10 88 (8.44%) SOAP
11 86 (8.25%) REST
12 84 (8.05%) .NET
13 79 (7.57%) Ruby on Rails
14 76 (7.29%) Backbone.js
14 76 (7.29%) Gherkin
15 75 (7.19%) CSS3
16 63 (6.04%) AngularJS
17 61 (5.85%) Hibernate
18 59 (5.66%) Ajax
19 58 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 155 (14.86%) Open Source
2 82 (7.86%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.21%) Digital Media
6 19 (1.82%) User Experience
7 15 (1.44%) New Media
8 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.86%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.77%) Video on Demand
10 8 (0.77%) GIS
11 7 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.67%) Online Games
12 6 (0.58%) DTV
12 6 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.38%) IPTV
13 4 (0.38%) iPhone
13 4 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.29%) Linux
2 72 (6.90%) Android
3 61 (5.85%) Apple iOS
4 53 (5.08%) UNIX
5 22 (2.11%) Windows
6 14 (1.34%) CentOS
7 13 (1.25%) Solaris
8 12 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.15%) AIX
9 10 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (77.47%) Agile Software Development
2 556 (53.31%) BDD
3 538 (51.58%) TDD
4 411 (39.41%) Scrum
5 322 (30.87%) Test Automation
6 279 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (14.48%) OO
8 143 (13.71%) Test Scripting
9 133 (12.75%) Automated Testing
10 118 (11.31%) User Stories
11 117 (11.22%) Automation Testing
12 109 (10.45%) MVC
12 109 (10.45%) E-Commerce
13 106 (10.16%) Software Engineering
14 97 (9.30%) Kanban
15 92 (8.82%) Pair Programming
16 73 (7.00%) SOA
17 55 (5.27%) Software Testing
18 45 (4.31%) Manual Testing
19 43 (4.12%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 636 (60.98%) Java
2 414 (39.69%) Ruby
3 274 (26.27%) JavaScript
4 187 (17.93%) SQL
5 97 (9.30%) C#
6 81 (7.77%) Python
7 76 (7.29%) PHP
8 59 (5.66%) Scala
9 34 (3.26%) Groovy
10 29 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 21 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
13 13 (1.25%) Perl
13 13 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.15%) C++
15 11 (1.05%) PHP5
16 10 (0.96%) VBScript
17 9 (0.86%) Golang
18 8 (0.77%) XPath
18 8 (0.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 59 (5.66%) Degree
2 49 (4.70%) ISEB
3 32 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 20 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (27.33%) QA
System Software
1 19 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.86%) Varnish
2 9 (0.86%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.58%) Docker
4 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.29%) vCloud
5 3 (0.29%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.096%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (6.52%) Puppet
2 38 (3.64%) Vagrant
3 37 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (1.63%) Capistrano
5 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.96%) Graylog2
7 7 (0.67%) Ansible
8 5 (0.48%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.38%) Nessus
10 3 (0.29%) Oozie
10 3 (0.29%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.29%) Nagios
10 3 (0.29%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.096%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.096%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.096%) logstash
12 1 (0.096%) Salt
12 1 (0.096%) YUM
Vendors
1 45 (4.31%) HP
2 33 (3.16%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.97%) Adobe
4 29 (2.78%) VMware
5 27 (2.59%) Oracle
6 21 (2.01%) Zend
7 20 (1.92%) Akamai
8 11 (1.05%) New Relic
8 11 (1.05%) JBoss
9 9 (0.86%) hybris
10 8 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.67%) SAP
11 7 (0.67%) ESRI
12 4 (0.38%) RightScale
13 3 (0.29%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.29%) EMC
13 3 (0.29%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.29%) ATG
13 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.19%) Mercator
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago