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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 181 223 236
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +13
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 788 609 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.84% 7.63% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 417 415
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8918 7981 7154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.36% 13.65% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6007 5246 4572
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 153 132
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.13 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 24 August 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 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +38 712 £444 +10.93% 153
London +16 358 £450 +5.88% 72
South East +63 134 £449 +26.40% 17
Oxfordshire +42 60 £475 +15.50% 3
Scotland +38 51 £403 +7.33% 4
North West +38 48 £388 +1.97% 9
City of London +8 45 £450 -7.69% 22
Yorkshire -4 44 £380 -5.00% 9
East Midlands +34 39 £425 - 7
Edinburgh +27 39 £388 +3.33%
West Yorkshire +13 36 £394 -1.50% 6
Leeds +10 34 £388 -1.14% 4
Nottinghamshire - 32 £425 - 3
Nottingham - 32 £425 - 3
Oxford +17 30 £425 +1.49% 1
South West +10 28 £400 +14.28% 21
Manchester +12 27 £400 +24.03% 6
Wales +28 24 £413 +11.86% 1
South Wales +32 23 £413 +10.00% 1
East of England +24 23 £449 +38.07% 7
North East -27 21 £300 -23.56% 7
West Midlands -16 20 £388 +47.61% 3
West Sussex +12 19 £475 +58.33%
East Sussex +25 16 £400 -18.98% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 16 £300 -23.56% 7
Tyne and Wear -33 16 £300 -23.56% 7
Cheshire +14 15 £325 -18.75% 2
Bristol +4 15 £475 +35.71% 5
Hampshire -24 13 £375 +15.38% 1
Cardiff +24 12 £350 -6.66%

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1107 (77.68%) Agile Software Development
2 908 (63.72%) Java
3 751 (52.70%) BDD
4 738 (51.79%) Selenium
5 659 (46.25%) TDD
6 521 (36.56%) Scrum
7 477 (33.47%) JavaScript
8 475 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 373 (26.18%) JIRA
10 362 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
10 362 (25.40%) WebDriver
11 350 (24.56%) Spring
12 343 (24.07%) JUnit
13 331 (23.23%) QA
14 330 (23.16%) HTML
15 324 (22.74%) SQL
16 317 (22.25%) Test Automation
17 301 (21.12%) Maven
18 289 (20.28%) Git (software)
19 279 (19.58%) Ruby
20 265 (18.60%) REST
21 258 (18.11%) CSS
21 258 (18.11%) Web Services
22 225 (15.79%) RESTful
23 212 (14.88%) AngularJS
24 198 (13.89%) Gherkin
25 197 (13.82%) JSON
26 194 (13.61%) XML
27 193 (13.54%) Open Source
28 192 (13.47%) 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
1 103 (7.23%) Confluence
2 101 (7.09%) Tomcat
3 98 (6.88%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (4.00%) JBoss
5 52 (3.65%) GeoServer
6 49 (3.44%) Apache
7 41 (2.88%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.19%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (0.98%) CMS
12 13 (0.91%) IIS
12 13 (0.91%) Mule
13 12 (0.84%) Drupal
13 12 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
14 11 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.70%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.70%) Jetty
16 8 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 27 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.77%) MS Office
4 8 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.21%) Mingle
7 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.35%) Magento
3 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) Maximo
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (5.75%) GitHub
3 60 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
7 14 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.56%) Google App Engine
10 8 (0.56%) IaaS
10 8 (0.56%) PaaS
11 6 (0.42%) CloudBees
11 6 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.42%) SaaS
12 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.28%) Heroku
13 4 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.23%) HTTP
2 28 (1.96%) Internet
3 19 (1.33%) LDAP
4 8 (0.56%) DVB
4 8 (0.56%) SSL
5 7 (0.49%) SNMP
5 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.21%) Firewall
6 3 (0.21%) Network Security
6 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.21%) SSH
6 3 (0.21%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.070%) FTP
7 1 (0.070%) SAN
7 1 (0.070%) SNA
7 1 (0.070%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.67%) MongoDB
2 128 (8.98%) NoSQL
3 79 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 53 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 52 (3.65%) Oracle Database
7 51 (3.58%) MySQL
8 44 (3.09%) GIS
9 38 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.46%) Couchbase
11 29 (2.04%) Big Data
12 23 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.40%) Spatial Data
14 19 (1.33%) Redis
15 17 (1.19%) HBase
16 16 (1.12%) SimpleDB
17 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.91%) DB2
19 10 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 738 (51.79%) Selenium
2 475 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 373 (26.18%) JIRA
4 362 (25.40%) WebDriver
5 343 (24.07%) JUnit
6 301 (21.12%) Maven
7 289 (20.28%) Git (software)
8 180 (12.63%) Mockito
9 150 (10.53%) Gradle
10 129 (9.05%) SpecFlow
11 127 (8.91%) Subversion
12 124 (8.70%) JMeter
13 118 (8.28%) JBehave
14 107 (7.51%) SoapUI
15 78 (5.47%) Jasmine
16 72 (5.05%) Appium
17 69 (4.84%) Capybara
18 68 (4.77%) gulp
19 66 (4.63%) Hudson
20 61 (4.28%) Mocha
General
1 149 (10.46%) Finance
2 70 (4.91%) Banking
3 47 (3.30%) Publishing
4 42 (2.95%) Retail
5 24 (1.68%) Games
6 21 (1.47%) Legal
7 20 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.84%) Marketing
10 11 (0.77%) Electronics
10 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.49%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Back Office
12 5 (0.35%) Law
12 5 (0.35%) Military
13 4 (0.28%) Front Office
13 4 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 725 (50.88%) Developer
2 338 (23.72%) Java Developer
3 242 (16.98%) Tester
4 187 (13.12%) Analyst
5 165 (11.58%) Automation Tester
6 156 (10.95%) Test Analyst
7 143 (10.04%) Test Engineer
8 133 (9.33%) Senior Developer
9 90 (6.32%) Developer in Test
10 89 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
11 85 (5.96%) Automation Test Analyst
12 71 (4.98%) JavaScript Developer
13 70 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 70 (4.91%) QA Engineer
14 64 (4.49%) QA Tester
15 62 (4.35%) Agile Developer
16 58 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
17 52 (3.65%) Selenium Tester
18 45 (3.16%) Agile Java Developer
18 45 (3.16%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (24.56%) Spring
2 330 (23.16%) HTML
3 265 (18.60%) REST
4 258 (18.11%) CSS
4 258 (18.11%) Web Services
5 225 (15.79%) RESTful
6 212 (14.88%) AngularJS
7 198 (13.89%) Gherkin
8 197 (13.82%) JSON
9 194 (13.61%) XML
10 152 (10.67%) HTML5
11 151 (10.60%) jQuery
12 147 (10.32%) Node.js
13 134 (9.40%) SOAP
14 104 (7.30%) Sass
15 99 (6.95%) J2EE
16 90 (6.32%) Hibernate
17 89 (6.25%) JAX-RS
18 87 (6.11%) .NET
19 86 (6.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.89%) User Experience
2 51 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.40%) Visualisation
6 19 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (1.19%) Algorithms
8 14 (0.98%) Wiki
9 13 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.84%) Social Media
11 10 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.70%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.63%) iPad
13 8 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.56%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.56%) Interactive TV
13 8 (0.56%) IVR
13 8 (0.56%) MPEG
13 8 (0.56%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.98%) Linux
2 161 (11.30%) Unix
3 44 (3.09%) Android
4 43 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.67%) Windows
6 30 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.56%) CentOS
9 2 (0.14%) AIX
9 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.070%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1107 (77.68%) Agile Software Development
2 751 (52.70%) BDD
3 659 (46.25%) TDD
4 521 (36.56%) Scrum
5 362 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
6 317 (22.25%) Test Automation
7 193 (13.54%) Open Source
8 179 (12.56%) Kanban
9 170 (11.93%) Automated Testing
9 170 (11.93%) OO
10 153 (10.74%) Automation Testing
11 127 (8.91%) Functional Testing
11 127 (8.91%) Pair Programming
12 125 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 119 (8.35%) Microservices
14 113 (7.93%) Front End Development
15 111 (7.79%) Web Development
16 107 (7.51%) E-Commerce
16 107 (7.51%) Software Engineering
17 105 (7.37%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 908 (63.72%) Java
2 477 (33.47%) JavaScript
3 324 (22.74%) SQL
4 279 (19.58%) Ruby
5 192 (13.47%) Python
6 129 (9.05%) C#
7 110 (7.72%) Scala
8 102 (7.16%) Groovy
9 85 (5.96%) PHP
10 51 (3.58%) Perl
11 41 (2.88%) ES6
12 28 (1.96%) C++
13 24 (1.68%) C
14 22 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.98%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.84%) ActionScript
18 10 (0.70%) VBScript
19 9 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 95 (6.67%) ISEB
2 90 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 77 (5.40%) Degree
4 71 (4.98%) ISTQB
5 51 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 38 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.63%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) MCAD
12 2 (0.14%) MCSD
12 2 (0.14%) MCTS
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.070%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.070%) CISSP
13 1 (0.070%) IIBA
13 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (23.23%) QA
2 73 (5.12%) SDET
3 32 (2.25%) WCAG
4 26 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 22 (1.54%) WAI
6 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 151 (10.60%) Docker
2 9 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.28%) Varnish
5 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) GridGain
6 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (2.81%) Ansible
2 37 (2.60%) Puppet
3 35 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.63%) Packer
6 8 (0.56%) Marathon
6 8 (0.56%) Mesos
7 7 (0.49%) Chronos
7 7 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.42%) logstash
9 5 (0.35%) Kibana
9 5 (0.35%) Terraform
10 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.28%) yum
11 2 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.14%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.14%) Control-M
11 2 (0.14%) Grafana
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
11 2 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 153 (10.74%) Oracle
2 51 (3.58%) HP
3 50 (3.51%) ESRI
4 35 (2.46%) Zend
5 34 (2.39%) IBM
6 32 (2.25%) Microsoft
7 26 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 25 (1.75%) Rally
8 25 (1.75%) VMware
9 19 (1.33%) SOASTA, Inc
10 16 (1.12%) Google
10 16 (1.12%) hybris
10 16 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.91%) SAP
11 13 (0.91%) Splunk
12 11 (0.77%) AppDynamics
13 9 (0.63%) Adobe
14 8 (0.56%) OpenTV
14 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.49%) MuleSoft
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