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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 217 291 353
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +62
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 552 323 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.53% 5.22% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 261 183
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 £315 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +12.08%
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
7335 6186 6191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.82% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4921 4036 3502
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 141 247
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.75 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 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 22 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
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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 +55 495 £418 +4.37% 101
London +56 320 £425 +6.25% 70
South East +35 69 £349 -15.45% 9
Hampshire +35 60 £335 -13.54% 5
City of London +10 57 £450 +15.38% 16
Southampton +28 49 £335 -4.28% 3
Yorkshire +21 35 £544 +100.46% 8
West Yorkshire +15 29 £550 +102.76% 3
South West -8 28 £375 +7.14% 2
Wales - 27 £325 - 4
Leeds +12 24 £550 +102.76% 3
Scotland +1 23 £375 +15.38% 7
Bristol -7 21 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +16 18 £425 +21.42% 1
Glasgow +1 12 £350 - 2
Northamptonshire - 11 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +2 10 £375 +20.00%
East of England - 10 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £400 - 1
North West -35 7 £328 -9.65% 10
Nottinghamshire - 6 £375 -
Cardiff - 5 £313 - 1
Northampton - 5 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £375 -
South Wales - 5 £313 - 2
Manchester -22 4 £305 -15.86% 5
Sheffield - 4 £288 - 4
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 - 4
Surrey -1 3 £500 -4.76% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 784 (74.45%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (58.02%) Java
3 538 (51.09%) BDD
4 515 (48.91%) TDD
5 503 (47.77%) Selenium
6 387 (36.75%) Ruby
7 386 (36.66%) Scrum
8 293 (27.83%) JavaScript
9 291 (27.64%) Test Automation
10 290 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
11 284 (26.97%) QA
12 273 (25.93%) Jenkins
13 239 (22.70%) WebDriver
14 220 (20.89%) Web Services
15 216 (20.51%) HTML
16 180 (17.09%) CSS
17 179 (17.00%) SQL
18 174 (16.52%) XML
18 174 (16.52%) Git (software)
19 164 (15.57%) Open Source
20 161 (15.29%) OO
21 160 (15.19%) Spring
22 152 (14.43%) RESTful
23 149 (14.15%) Linux
24 145 (13.77%) Maven
25 141 (13.39%) Test Scripting
26 137 (13.01%) JUnit
27 133 (12.63%) Automated Testing
28 128 (12.16%) JSON
29 122 (11.59%) HTML5

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 49 (4.65%) Node.js
2 47 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.42%) Apache
4 20 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (1.90%) Apache Solr
5 19 (1.80%) Adobe CQ
6 18 (1.71%) Confluence
7 14 (1.33%) nginx
8 12 (1.14%) CMS
9 10 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.76%) JBoss
11 5 (0.47%) WordPress
11 5 (0.47%) Mule
11 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.47%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.38%) uiautomator
12 4 (0.38%) SAS
12 4 (0.38%) Drupal
13 3 (0.28%) Jetty
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (1.42%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.66%) MS Office
5 5 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.75%) Amazon S3
3 20 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (1.90%) SaaS
4 15 (1.42%) GitHub
5 12 (1.14%) Heroku
6 5 (0.47%) PaaS
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.28%) IaaS
8 2 (0.19%) Route 53
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.095%) Trello
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.70%) Internet
2 36 (3.42%) HTTP
3 17 (1.61%) Firewall
4 10 (0.95%) SSH
5 6 (0.57%) AMQP
6 3 (0.28%) DAB
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) DNS
7 2 (0.19%) DHCP
7 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.095%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.095%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.79%) NoSQL
2 73 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 54 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (4.37%) MySQL
5 33 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (2.66%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.90%) Big Data
8 17 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (1.52%) Redis
10 12 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.95%) SQL Server
12 9 (0.85%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.76%) DB2
14 7 (0.66%) HBase
15 5 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
16 4 (0.38%) Hazelcast
16 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.28%) Apache Hive
18 2 (0.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 503 (47.77%) Selenium
2 273 (25.93%) Jenkins
3 239 (22.70%) WebDriver
4 174 (16.52%) Git (software)
5 145 (13.77%) Maven
6 137 (13.01%) JUnit
7 121 (11.49%) JIRA
8 118 (11.21%) RSpec
9 100 (9.50%) Hudson
10 87 (8.26%) Mockito
11 84 (7.98%) FitNesse
12 82 (7.79%) Capybara
12 82 (7.79%) Calabash
12 82 (7.79%) Subversion
13 77 (7.31%) JBehave
14 73 (6.93%) QuickTest Pro
15 72 (6.84%) WATIR
16 61 (5.79%) TeamCity
17 58 (5.51%) SoapUI
17 58 (5.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 102 (9.69%) Finance
2 32 (3.04%) Banking
3 28 (2.66%) Retail
4 24 (2.28%) Games
5 16 (1.52%) Marketing
6 15 (1.42%) Publishing
7 13 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.23%) Law
7 13 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.85%) Legal
8 9 (0.85%) Advertising
9 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.28%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.095%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 439 (41.69%) Developer
2 182 (17.28%) Tester
3 144 (13.68%) Analyst
4 140 (13.30%) Test Analyst
5 139 (13.20%) Java Developer
6 106 (10.07%) Automation Tester
7 84 (7.98%) Test Engineer
8 66 (6.27%) Ruby Developer
9 44 (4.18%) Automation Engineer
10 40 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 39 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 35 (3.32%) QA Engineer
13 32 (3.04%) Senior Developer
14 31 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
15 29 (2.75%) QA Tester
15 29 (2.75%) Automation Test Analyst
16 28 (2.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 28 (2.66%) Architect
17 23 (2.18%) Agile Tester
18 22 (2.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (20.89%) Web Services
2 216 (20.51%) HTML
3 180 (17.09%) CSS
4 174 (16.52%) XML
5 160 (15.19%) Spring
6 152 (14.43%) RESTful
7 128 (12.16%) JSON
8 122 (11.59%) HTML5
9 101 (9.59%) jQuery
10 97 (9.21%) REST
11 91 (8.64%) Backbone.js
12 89 (8.45%) CSS3
13 83 (7.88%) .NET
13 83 (7.88%) AngularJS
14 82 (7.79%) Gherkin
14 82 (7.79%) Ruby on Rails
15 78 (7.41%) SOAP
16 62 (5.89%) Ajax
17 61 (5.79%) Sass
18 54 (5.13%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.57%) Open Source
2 70 (6.65%) Mobile App
3 38 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.04%) User Experience
6 31 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.47%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.23%) New Media
10 10 (0.95%) Streaming Video
10 10 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.76%) GIS
12 7 (0.66%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.66%) DTV
13 6 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.57%) iPad
13 6 (0.57%) iPhone
14 5 (0.47%) Online Games
14 5 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.15%) Linux
2 64 (6.08%) Android
3 59 (5.60%) Apple iOS
4 55 (5.22%) UNIX
5 24 (2.28%) Windows
6 12 (1.14%) CentOS
7 10 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 9 (0.85%) Solaris
9 8 (0.76%) AIX
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (74.45%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (51.09%) BDD
3 515 (48.91%) TDD
4 386 (36.66%) Scrum
5 291 (27.64%) Test Automation
6 290 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
7 161 (15.29%) OO
8 141 (13.39%) Test Scripting
9 133 (12.63%) Automated Testing
10 112 (10.64%) MVC
11 110 (10.45%) User Stories
12 106 (10.07%) Automation Testing
13 105 (9.97%) Software Engineering
14 99 (9.40%) E-Commerce
15 94 (8.93%) Pair Programming
15 94 (8.93%) Kanban
16 68 (6.46%) SOA
17 52 (4.94%) DevOps
17 52 (4.94%) Software Testing
18 51 (4.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 611 (58.02%) Java
2 387 (36.75%) Ruby
3 293 (27.83%) JavaScript
4 179 (17.00%) SQL
5 88 (8.36%) C#
6 82 (7.79%) PHP
7 81 (7.69%) Python
8 65 (6.17%) Scala
9 37 (3.51%) Groovy
10 32 (3.04%) Objective-C
11 18 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.33%) CoffeeScript
12 14 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.04%) PHP5
13 11 (1.04%) Perl
14 10 (0.95%) Golang
14 10 (0.95%) VBScript
15 9 (0.85%) C++
16 7 (0.66%) Clojure
16 7 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (6.17%) Degree
2 55 (5.22%) ISEB
3 35 (3.32%) ISTQB
4 31 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) CEH
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (26.97%) QA
System Software
1 21 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.23%) Varnish
3 10 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.76%) Docker
5 3 (0.28%) vCloud
6 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.095%) vSphere
7 1 (0.095%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 80 (7.60%) Puppet
2 44 (4.18%) Vagrant
3 38 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (1.33%) Ansible
5 13 (1.23%) Capistrano
6 12 (1.14%) Graylog2
7 10 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.47%) Nessus
8 5 (0.47%) WebInspect
9 3 (0.28%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.28%) Nagios
9 3 (0.28%) Oozie
9 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.19%) logstash
10 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.095%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.095%) YUM
11 1 (0.095%) SCOM
11 1 (0.095%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.095%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 52 (4.94%) HP
2 35 (3.32%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.85%) Adobe
4 28 (2.66%) VMware
5 26 (2.47%) Zend
6 23 (2.18%) Oracle
7 18 (1.71%) Akamai
8 13 (1.23%) New Relic
9 11 (1.04%) hybris
10 8 (0.76%) SAP
11 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.47%) ESRI
13 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.28%) Google
14 3 (0.28%) EMC
14 3 (0.28%) Mercator
14 3 (0.28%) ATG
15 2 (0.19%) Demandware
15 2 (0.19%) Splunk
15 2 (0.19%) Xamarin
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £420 per day for 12 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago