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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 217 295 371
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +76
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 535 344 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.37% 5.50% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 274 178
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 £303 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
7260 6249 6360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.69% 11.86% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4830 4042 3532
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 £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 125 237
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +48 475 £400 - 111
London +22 300 £420 +5.00% 74
South East +36 73 £335 -16.25% 12
Hampshire +49 64 £318 -18.06% 4
Southampton +28 49 £315 -10.00% 1
City of London +14 49 £450 +15.97% 20
South West -1 32 £375 +7.14% 3
Scotland +17 27 £375 +4.09% 6
Yorkshire +14 24 £360 +32.71% 9
Wales - 24 £325 - 4
Bristol +4 21 £400 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire +4 19 £375 +38.24% 7
East Midlands +16 16 £425 +21.42% 1
Leeds +3 13 £453 +66.82% 7
Glasgow -3 12 £350 - 2
North West -29 12 £350 -1.75% 8
East of England - 10 £400 - 2
Manchester -15 9 £325 -10.34% 5
Edinburgh - 9 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £450 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 1
South Wales - 5 £313 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 5 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £313 - 2
West Lothian +3 4 £375 +4.09%
Northampton - 4 £450 -
Nottingham - 4 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 773 (76.61%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (59.96%) Java
3 531 (52.63%) BDD
4 504 (49.95%) TDD
5 491 (48.66%) Selenium
6 392 (38.85%) Scrum
7 382 (37.86%) Ruby
8 297 (29.44%) Test Automation
9 282 (27.95%) JavaScript
10 273 (27.06%) QA
11 261 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
12 260 (25.77%) Jenkins
13 246 (24.38%) WebDriver
14 222 (22.00%) Web Services
15 207 (20.52%) HTML
16 174 (17.24%) CSS
17 170 (16.85%) SQL
18 166 (16.45%) XML
19 160 (15.86%) Spring
20 159 (15.76%) Git (software)
21 154 (15.26%) OO
22 151 (14.97%) Open Source
23 150 (14.87%) JUnit
24 149 (14.77%) RESTful
25 146 (14.47%) Test Scripting
25 146 (14.47%) Maven
26 142 (14.07%) Linux
27 131 (12.98%) Automated Testing
27 131 (12.98%) JSON
28 125 (12.39%) RSpec

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 40 (3.96%) Apache
1 40 (3.96%) Tomcat
2 39 (3.87%) Node.js
3 21 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
4 18 (1.78%) Apache Solr
5 16 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 14 (1.39%) CMS
6 14 (1.39%) Confluence
7 10 (0.99%) nginx
8 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 5 (0.50%) WordPress
9 4 (0.40%) SAS
9 4 (0.40%) Drupal
9 4 (0.40%) Mule
9 4 (0.40%) Jetty
9 4 (0.40%) uiautomator
10 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.59%) MS Office
4 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 23 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.88%) SaaS
5 13 (1.29%) GitHub
6 12 (1.19%) Heroku
7 7 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.30%) Route 53
10 2 (0.20%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.099%) Trello
11 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.06%) Internet
2 35 (3.47%) HTTP
3 18 (1.78%) Firewall
4 10 (0.99%) SSH
5 4 (0.40%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.40%) AMQP
6 3 (0.30%) DAB
6 3 (0.30%) DNS
6 3 (0.30%) DHCP
7 2 (0.20%) SSL
8 1 (0.099%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.099%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.93%) NoSQL
2 70 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 55 (5.45%) MySQL
4 49 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.18%) Big Data
7 21 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (1.39%) SQL Server
10 13 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.19%) Redis
12 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.89%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.50%) DB2
15 4 (0.40%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (0.40%) HBase
15 4 (0.40%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.30%) Apache Hive
17 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 491 (48.66%) Selenium
2 260 (25.77%) Jenkins
3 246 (24.38%) WebDriver
4 159 (15.76%) Git (software)
5 150 (14.87%) JUnit
6 146 (14.47%) Maven
7 125 (12.39%) RSpec
8 112 (11.10%) JIRA
9 96 (9.51%) Hudson
10 94 (9.32%) JBehave
11 90 (8.92%) Mockito
12 88 (8.72%) Subversion
13 83 (8.23%) Capybara
14 81 (8.03%) Calabash
15 80 (7.93%) FitNesse
16 69 (6.84%) WATIR
17 64 (6.34%) SoapUI
18 62 (6.14%) TeamCity
19 58 (5.75%) QuickTest Pro
20 57 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 100 (9.91%) Finance
2 27 (2.68%) Games
3 25 (2.48%) Banking
3 25 (2.48%) Retail
4 15 (1.49%) Marketing
5 14 (1.39%) Publishing
6 12 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.89%) Advertising
9 7 (0.69%) Legal
9 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.59%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.20%) Law
11 2 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.099%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.099%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 427 (42.32%) Developer
2 179 (17.74%) Tester
3 144 (14.27%) Analyst
4 141 (13.97%) Test Analyst
5 139 (13.78%) Java Developer
6 103 (10.21%) Automation Tester
7 86 (8.52%) Test Engineer
8 62 (6.14%) Ruby Developer
9 42 (4.16%) Automation Engineer
10 38 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
11 37 (3.67%) Software Engineer
12 35 (3.47%) QA Engineer
13 30 (2.97%) Senior Developer
14 28 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
14 28 (2.78%) QA Tester
15 27 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 26 (2.58%) Automation Test Analyst
16 26 (2.58%) Test Leader
16 26 (2.58%) Architect
17 25 (2.48%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (22.00%) Web Services
2 207 (20.52%) HTML
3 174 (17.24%) CSS
4 166 (16.45%) XML
5 160 (15.86%) Spring
6 149 (14.77%) RESTful
7 131 (12.98%) JSON
8 107 (10.60%) HTML5
9 100 (9.91%) jQuery
10 87 (8.62%) SOAP
11 84 (8.33%) REST
12 81 (8.03%) Gherkin
13 80 (7.93%) Backbone.js
13 80 (7.93%) Ruby on Rails
14 79 (7.83%) .NET
15 78 (7.73%) CSS3
16 68 (6.74%) AngularJS
17 62 (6.14%) Ajax
18 57 (5.65%) Hibernate
19 52 (5.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 151 (14.97%) Open Source
2 70 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.38%) Digital Media
7 21 (2.08%) User Experience
8 19 (1.88%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.49%) New Media
10 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.79%) Streaming Video
11 8 (0.79%) GIS
11 8 (0.79%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.59%) DTV
13 6 (0.59%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
14 5 (0.50%) iPhone
14 5 (0.50%) iPad
14 5 (0.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 142 (14.07%) Linux
2 67 (6.64%) Android
3 59 (5.85%) Apple iOS
4 53 (5.25%) UNIX
5 19 (1.88%) Windows
6 13 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.19%) Solaris
7 12 (1.19%) CentOS
8 11 (1.09%) AIX
9 10 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (76.61%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (52.63%) BDD
3 504 (49.95%) TDD
4 392 (38.85%) Scrum
5 297 (29.44%) Test Automation
6 261 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
7 154 (15.26%) OO
8 146 (14.47%) Test Scripting
9 131 (12.98%) Automated Testing
10 116 (11.50%) User Stories
11 114 (11.30%) MVC
12 113 (11.20%) Automation Testing
13 102 (10.11%) E-Commerce
14 95 (9.42%) Pair Programming
15 94 (9.32%) Software Engineering
16 89 (8.82%) Kanban
17 73 (7.23%) SOA
18 56 (5.55%) Software Testing
19 44 (4.36%) Manual Testing
20 39 (3.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 605 (59.96%) Java
2 382 (37.86%) Ruby
3 282 (27.95%) JavaScript
4 170 (16.85%) SQL
5 87 (8.62%) C#
6 80 (7.93%) Python
7 78 (7.73%) PHP
8 60 (5.95%) Scala
9 33 (3.27%) Groovy
10 30 (2.97%) Objective-C
11 20 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.59%) CoffeeScript
13 13 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.29%) Perl
14 11 (1.09%) PHP5
14 11 (1.09%) C++
15 10 (0.99%) VBScript
16 9 (0.89%) Golang
17 8 (0.79%) XPath
17 8 (0.79%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 58 (5.75%) Degree
2 49 (4.86%) ISEB
3 30 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 20 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.20%) CEH
7 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (27.06%) QA
System Software
1 19 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.99%) VirtualBox
2 10 (0.99%) Varnish
3 8 (0.79%) Docker
4 5 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.30%) vCloud
5 3 (0.30%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (6.84%) Puppet
2 38 (3.77%) Vagrant
2 38 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.59%) Capistrano
4 11 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.99%) Graylog2
6 7 (0.69%) Ansible
7 5 (0.50%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.40%) Nessus
9 3 (0.30%) Hyperic
9 3 (0.30%) Oozie
9 3 (0.30%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.30%) Nagios
10 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.099%) Salt
11 1 (0.099%) logstash
11 1 (0.099%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.099%) YUM
11 1 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.099%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (4.66%) HP
2 35 (3.47%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.07%) Adobe
4 27 (2.68%) VMware
5 24 (2.38%) Zend
6 22 (2.18%) Oracle
7 18 (1.78%) Akamai
8 11 (1.09%) New Relic
9 10 (0.99%) hybris
10 7 (0.69%) ESRI
10 7 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.69%) JBoss
10 7 (0.69%) SAP
11 3 (0.30%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.30%) RightScale
11 3 (0.30%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.30%) ATG
11 3 (0.30%) EMC
11 3 (0.30%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.30%) Mercator
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