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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 214 223 240
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 657 586 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.03% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.63% 7.74% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 422 388
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
8607 7573 6766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.90% 13.30% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5887 4994 4351
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 124 148
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.64 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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 trends)
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 -3 576 £450 +11.11% 180
London -12 311 £475 +5.55% 95
South East +25 111 £450 +23.71% 27
Scotland +40 64 £405 +8.00% 6
Edinburgh +30 49 £425 +13.33% 1
City of London +5 47 £475 - 19
Oxfordshire +43 41 £475 +15.15% 5
Yorkshire -2 40 £325 -9.72% 10
West Yorkshire -1 35 £325 -18.75% 7
Leeds -7 29 £325 -13.33% 5
South West +6 27 £400 +14.28% 15
East Sussex +30 21 £400 -18.98% 8
East Midlands +19 21 £415 - 3
Oxford +12 20 £475 +13.43% 2
East of England +26 18 £419 +41.94% 6
North West -24 17 £325 -7.14% 8
Nottinghamshire - 17 £415 -
Nottingham - 17 £415 -
Brighton +20 15 £500 +1.26% 7
Bristol -3 15 £450 +28.57% 3
West Midlands -11 15 £150 -27.27% 9
North East -45 15 £375 -16.66% 7
Wales +25 14 £400 +12.28% 1
South Wales +20 14 £400 +10.34% 1
West Sussex +6 14 £475 +90.00% 4
Glasgow +9 12 £405 +15.71% 5
Hampshire -25 12 £400 +10.34% 1
Birmingham - 11 £150 - 5
Cardiff +21 10 £350 - 1
Surrey -1 10 £450 +12.50% 5

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 1030 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
2 854 (65.54%) Java
3 703 (53.95%) Selenium
4 656 (50.35%) BDD
5 598 (45.89%) TDD
6 479 (36.76%) Scrum
7 412 (31.62%) JavaScript
8 406 (31.16%) Jenkins
9 350 (26.86%) JIRA
10 327 (25.10%) WebDriver
11 319 (24.48%) SQL
12 312 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
12 312 (23.94%) Spring
13 308 (23.64%) JUnit
14 295 (22.64%) QA
15 289 (22.18%) Maven
16 281 (21.57%) HTML
17 266 (20.41%) Git (software)
18 258 (19.80%) Test Automation
19 253 (19.42%) Ruby
20 248 (19.03%) Web Services
21 245 (18.80%) REST
22 219 (16.81%) CSS
23 201 (15.43%) XML
24 188 (14.43%) Open Source
25 186 (14.27%) RESTful
26 182 (13.97%) Unix
27 181 (13.89%) OO
28 177 (13.58%) Mockito
29 171 (13.12%) Python

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 87 (6.68%) Tomcat
2 84 (6.45%) Confluence
3 67 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (4.45%) JBoss
5 51 (3.91%) Apache
5 51 (3.91%) GeoServer
6 37 (2.84%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.23%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.15%) Jetty
9 15 (1.15%) Mule
10 14 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.00%) IIS
11 13 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.46%) Drupal
13 6 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.38%) CMS
14 5 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.53%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.07%) MS Office
4 8 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.31%) Magento
2 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 102 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.83%) GitHub
3 38 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.61%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
7 13 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.84%) Google App Engine
9 9 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.31%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.31%) SaaS
13 3 (0.23%) Force.com
13 3 (0.23%) IaaS
13 3 (0.23%) PaaS
14 2 (0.15%) Heroku
14 2 (0.15%) Trello
15 1 (0.077%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 107 (8.21%) HTTP
2 28 (2.15%) Internet
3 10 (0.77%) LDAP
4 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.54%) SNMP
5 7 (0.54%) SSL
6 5 (0.38%) DVB
7 3 (0.23%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.23%) SSH
7 3 (0.23%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.15%) Network Security
8 2 (0.15%) SAN
9 1 (0.077%) DNS
9 1 (0.077%) DSL
9 1 (0.077%) Firewall
9 1 (0.077%) SNA
9 1 (0.077%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (11.74%) MongoDB
2 144 (11.05%) NoSQL
3 66 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 61 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (4.45%) MySQL
5 58 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 57 (4.37%) SQL Server
7 53 (4.07%) Oracle Database
8 47 (3.61%) GIS
9 32 (2.46%) Big Data
9 32 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.77%) Couchbase
10 23 (1.77%) Redis
11 22 (1.69%) Spatial Data
12 19 (1.46%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.00%) SimpleDB
15 11 (0.84%) HBase
16 10 (0.77%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 703 (53.95%) Selenium
2 406 (31.16%) Jenkins
3 350 (26.86%) JIRA
4 327 (25.10%) WebDriver
5 308 (23.64%) JUnit
6 289 (22.18%) Maven
7 266 (20.41%) Git (software)
8 177 (13.58%) Mockito
9 156 (11.97%) Gradle
10 136 (10.44%) Subversion
11 120 (9.21%) JBehave
12 108 (8.29%) SpecFlow
13 105 (8.06%) JMeter
14 72 (5.53%) SoapUI
15 65 (4.99%) Capybara
16 61 (4.68%) Hudson
17 58 (4.45%) gulp
18 54 (4.14%) Appium
19 52 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 51 (3.91%) Jasmine
General
1 158 (12.13%) Finance
2 87 (6.68%) Banking
3 33 (2.53%) Legal
4 32 (2.46%) Retail
5 25 (1.92%) Publishing
6 23 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.46%) Games
7 19 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 12 (0.92%) Marketing
9 9 (0.69%) Electronics
9 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.54%) Advertising
11 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
12 4 (0.31%) Front Office
12 4 (0.31%) Law
12 4 (0.31%) Military
12 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 667 (51.19%) Developer
2 338 (25.94%) Java Developer
3 222 (17.04%) Tester
4 178 (13.66%) Analyst
5 155 (11.90%) Automation Tester
6 152 (11.67%) Test Analyst
7 129 (9.90%) Test Engineer
8 122 (9.36%) Senior Developer
9 89 (6.83%) Automation Test Analyst
10 86 (6.60%) Test Automation Engineer
11 79 (6.06%) Developer in Test
12 69 (5.30%) Agile Developer
13 67 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
14 66 (5.07%) QA Engineer
15 58 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
15 58 (4.45%) QA Tester
16 52 (3.99%) Selenium Tester
17 51 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 49 (3.76%) Web Developer
19 46 (3.53%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (23.94%) Spring
2 281 (21.57%) HTML
3 248 (19.03%) Web Services
4 245 (18.80%) REST
5 219 (16.81%) CSS
6 201 (15.43%) XML
7 186 (14.27%) RESTful
8 167 (12.82%) Gherkin
9 160 (12.28%) AngularJS
10 141 (10.82%) jQuery
11 140 (10.74%) JSON
12 115 (8.83%) HTML5
13 105 (8.06%) SOAP
14 102 (7.83%) Node.js
15 91 (6.98%) JAX-RS
16 84 (6.45%) Hibernate
17 81 (6.22%) J2EE
18 78 (5.99%) .NET
19 75 (5.76%) Sass
20 72 (5.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.14%) User Experience
2 53 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.07%) Visualisation
8 12 (0.92%) N-Tier
9 10 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 10 (0.77%) Wiki
10 9 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.61%) iPad
11 8 (0.61%) Social Media
12 7 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.54%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.46%) IVR
13 6 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 182 (13.97%) Unix
2 171 (13.12%) Linux
3 52 (3.99%) Android
4 46 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.99%) Windows
6 35 (2.69%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.84%) CentOS
9 2 (0.15%) AIX
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.077%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1030 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (50.35%) BDD
3 598 (45.89%) TDD
4 479 (36.76%) Scrum
5 312 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
6 258 (19.80%) Test Automation
7 188 (14.43%) Open Source
8 181 (13.89%) OO
9 145 (11.13%) Automated Testing
10 139 (10.67%) Automation Testing
11 134 (10.28%) Kanban
11 134 (10.28%) Pair Programming
12 133 (10.21%) Software Engineering
13 129 (9.90%) Functional Testing
14 111 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 111 (8.52%) Microservices
15 103 (7.90%) Web Development
16 99 (7.60%) Test Scripting
17 90 (6.91%) E-Commerce
18 86 (6.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 854 (65.54%) Java
2 412 (31.62%) JavaScript
3 319 (24.48%) SQL
4 253 (19.42%) Ruby
5 171 (13.12%) Python
6 126 (9.67%) Scala
7 124 (9.52%) C#
8 103 (7.90%) Groovy
9 61 (4.68%) Perl
10 60 (4.60%) PHP
11 34 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.92%) C++
13 24 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.84%) ES6
14 22 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.15%) C
16 9 (0.69%) ActionScript
16 9 (0.69%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.61%) Go
17 8 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (8.06%) ISEB
2 96 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 88 (6.75%) ISTQB
4 68 (5.22%) Degree
5 52 (3.99%) SC Cleared
6 48 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.15%) MCAD
11 2 (0.15%) MCSD
11 2 (0.15%) MCTS
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.077%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.077%) CISSP
12 1 (0.077%) IIBA
12 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (22.64%) QA
2 42 (3.22%) SDET
3 29 (2.23%) WCAG
4 18 (1.38%) WAI
5 17 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.077%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 116 (8.90%) Docker
2 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.31%) Varnish
4 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) GridGain
5 2 (0.15%) HDFS
5 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (2.92%) Ansible
2 27 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.84%) Puppet
4 14 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.69%) Packer
6 8 (0.61%) Marathon
6 8 (0.61%) Mesos
7 7 (0.54%) Chronos
8 6 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.38%) Kibana
9 5 (0.38%) Terraform
10 4 (0.31%) yum
11 3 (0.23%) logstash
12 2 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.15%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.15%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.15%) Grafana
12 2 (0.15%) Graphite
12 2 (0.15%) Oozie
12 2 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 160 (12.28%) Oracle
2 49 (3.76%) HP
3 47 (3.61%) ESRI
4 45 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 35 (2.69%) IBM
6 27 (2.07%) Atlassian
6 27 (2.07%) Rally
7 25 (1.92%) VMware
8 20 (1.53%) SOASTA, Inc
8 20 (1.53%) Zend
9 15 (1.15%) Google
9 15 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.84%) AppDynamics
10 11 (0.84%) SAP
11 8 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.61%) Splunk
12 7 (0.54%) Canoo
12 7 (0.54%) Perforce
13 6 (0.46%) Adobe
13 6 (0.46%) New Relic
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