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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 156 173 233
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +60
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 791 793 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.44% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.60% 9.62% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 576 416
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 - £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.45 - £35.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25

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
8243 8242 7368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 14.99% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5528 5563 5064
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 179 120
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £24.23 £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +2 713 £425 - 155
London -16 342 £475 +5.55% 70
South East +8 107 £438 +9.37% 6
North West -12 49 £389 -8.52% 18
East of England +40 47 £400 -3.03% 5
Scotland +37 47 £400 +15.94% 1
West Midlands +12 43 £350 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire -19 43 £425 -10.05% 15
South West -8 40 £350 - 26
City of London -25 39 £475 +11.76% 13
Wales +2 38 £425 +18.05% 1
Manchester +10 37 £388 +3.33% 12
West Yorkshire +3 37 £423 -0.58% 10
Oxfordshire 0 37 £466 -1.89% 1
Leeds +8 35 £438 +6.06% 8
North East -8 34 £340 -36.44% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 34 £340 -36.44% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 34 £340 -36.44% 3
Edinburgh +46 32 £400 -
Oxford -2 23 £477 +0.36% 1
West Sussex - 22 £405 - 1
Hertfordshire +16 20 £406 +16.07% 3
Worthing - 18 £488 -
South Wales -13 16 £408 +13.19% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 15 £275 -46.34%
Swansea - 14 £475 -
West Wales - 14 £475 -
Berkshire +13 13 £350 +6.06%
Wiltshire +7 13 £345 -10.96% 7
Birmingham +7 12 £298 -15.00% 1

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1219 (74.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1014 (62.36%) Java
3 873 (53.69%) Selenium
4 826 (50.80%) BDD
5 695 (42.74%) TDD
6 628 (38.62%) Jenkins
7 555 (34.13%) JavaScript
8 554 (34.07%) Scrum
9 475 (29.21%) HTML
10 435 (26.75%) QA
11 425 (26.14%) JIRA
12 422 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
13 417 (25.65%) WebDriver
14 403 (24.78%) Test Automation
15 384 (23.62%) JUnit
16 369 (22.69%) Git (software)
17 348 (21.40%) Spring
18 340 (20.91%) CSS
19 329 (20.23%) SQL
20 310 (19.07%) Ruby
21 308 (18.94%) JSON
22 291 (17.90%) Maven
23 290 (17.84%) REST
24 275 (16.91%) AngularJS
25 273 (16.79%) Gherkin
26 270 (16.61%) HTML5
27 267 (16.42%) Open Source
28 265 (16.30%) RESTful
29 262 (16.11%) Automated Testing
30 243 (14.94%) Kanban

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
1 186 (11.44%) Confluence
2 126 (7.75%) Tomcat
3 110 (6.77%) Elasticsearch
4 56 (3.44%) JBoss
5 49 (3.01%) WebLogic
5 49 (3.01%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.83%) GeoServer
7 35 (2.15%) Apache
8 34 (2.09%) CMS
9 32 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 30 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (1.05%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
14 11 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.68%) Drupal
15 9 (0.55%) Alfresco
15 9 (0.55%) Mule
16 7 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 6 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.80%) MS Excel
3 12 (0.74%) Pixelmator
4 7 (0.43%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.25%) MS Office
6 2 (0.12%) Mingle
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.43%) Magento
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 177 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (8.30%) GitHub
3 76 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
6 23 (1.41%) Slack
7 22 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.05%) PaaS
9 14 (0.86%) Heroku
10 13 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.62%) IaaS
13 8 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.49%) CloudBees
13 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.43%) SaaS
15 4 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 81 (4.98%) HTTP
2 25 (1.54%) Internet
3 18 (1.11%) LDAP
4 7 (0.43%) DVB
5 6 (0.37%) SSL
5 6 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.31%) Firewall
7 3 (0.18%) SNMP
8 2 (0.12%) AMQP
8 2 (0.12%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) Network Security
8 2 (0.12%) SSH
8 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.062%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (11.01%) MongoDB
2 122 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 105 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
4 70 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 55 (3.38%) SQL Server
6 53 (3.26%) MySQL
7 46 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 36 (2.21%) Couchbase
9 34 (2.09%) Big Data
9 34 (2.09%) GIS
10 29 (1.78%) HBase
10 29 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.35%) Neo4j
12 19 (1.17%) Spatial Data
13 17 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.74%) DB2
15 12 (0.74%) QGIS
16 11 (0.68%) Redis
17 10 (0.62%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 873 (53.69%) Selenium
2 628 (38.62%) Jenkins
3 425 (26.14%) JIRA
4 417 (25.65%) WebDriver
5 384 (23.62%) JUnit
6 369 (22.69%) Git (software)
7 291 (17.90%) Maven
8 168 (10.33%) JBehave
9 160 (9.84%) Mockito
10 135 (8.30%) SoapUI
11 111 (6.83%) SpecFlow
12 109 (6.70%) Gradle
13 106 (6.52%) Jasmine
14 105 (6.46%) Appium
15 103 (6.33%) RSpec
16 102 (6.27%) JMeter
17 101 (6.21%) Subversion
18 89 (5.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 69 (4.24%) gulp
20 63 (3.87%) HP UFT
General
1 181 (11.13%) Finance
2 64 (3.94%) Banking
3 62 (3.81%) Retail
4 60 (3.69%) Publishing
5 55 (3.38%) Games
6 37 (2.28%) Marketing
7 22 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.05%) Back Office
8 17 (1.05%) Electronics
8 17 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.55%) Advertising
11 7 (0.43%) Front Office
11 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.25%) Automotive
13 3 (0.18%) Military
14 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.062%) Law
15 1 (0.062%) Legal
15 1 (0.062%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 788 (48.46%) Developer
2 348 (21.40%) Java Developer
3 265 (16.30%) Tester
4 204 (12.55%) Test Engineer
5 201 (12.36%) Analyst
5 201 (12.36%) Automation Tester
6 182 (11.19%) Test Analyst
7 140 (8.61%) Senior Developer
8 106 (6.52%) QA Engineer
9 103 (6.33%) Developer in Test
10 101 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
10 101 (6.21%) Test Automation Engineer
11 89 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
12 73 (4.49%) Java Engineer
13 71 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 68 (4.18%) Software Engineer
15 67 (4.12%) Selenium Tester
16 63 (3.87%) QA Tester
17 62 (3.81%) QA Test Engineer
18 60 (3.69%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (29.21%) HTML
2 348 (21.40%) Spring
3 340 (20.91%) CSS
4 308 (18.94%) JSON
5 290 (17.84%) REST
6 275 (16.91%) AngularJS
7 273 (16.79%) Gherkin
8 270 (16.61%) HTML5
9 265 (16.30%) RESTful
10 226 (13.90%) Node.js
11 214 (13.16%) XML
12 195 (11.99%) Web Services
13 152 (9.35%) jQuery
14 149 (9.16%) CSS3
15 133 (8.18%) Sass
16 127 (7.81%) SOAP
17 106 (6.52%) J2EE
18 101 (6.21%) .NET
19 89 (5.47%) React
20 88 (5.41%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.29%) User Experience
3 47 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 28 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.48%) Visualisation
6 19 (1.17%) Social Media
7 16 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 12 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.62%) Fintech
11 10 (0.62%) Tandem
12 8 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.49%) IVR
12 8 (0.49%) NHS
13 7 (0.43%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.43%) Interactive TV
13 7 (0.43%) MPEG
13 7 (0.43%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 220 (13.53%) Linux
2 163 (10.02%) Unix
3 80 (4.92%) Windows
4 63 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 61 (3.75%) Android
6 38 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.062%) CentOS
9 1 (0.062%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1219 (74.97%) Agile Software Development
2 826 (50.80%) BDD
3 695 (42.74%) TDD
4 554 (34.07%) Scrum
5 422 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
6 403 (24.78%) Test Automation
7 267 (16.42%) Open Source
8 262 (16.11%) Automated Testing
9 243 (14.94%) Kanban
10 200 (12.30%) Automation Testing
11 162 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
11 162 (9.96%) Microservices
12 153 (9.41%) Test Scripting
13 143 (8.79%) Software Engineering
14 132 (8.12%) OO
15 131 (8.06%) Web Development
16 123 (7.56%) DevOps
16 123 (7.56%) E-Commerce
17 119 (7.32%) Pair Programming
18 118 (7.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1014 (62.36%) Java
2 555 (34.13%) JavaScript
3 329 (20.23%) SQL
4 310 (19.07%) Ruby
5 228 (14.02%) Python
6 155 (9.53%) C#
7 128 (7.87%) Scala
8 91 (5.60%) PHP
9 65 (4.00%) Groovy
10 56 (3.44%) ES6
11 47 (2.89%) Perl
12 32 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.66%) C++
14 26 (1.60%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.48%) C
15 24 (1.48%) Objective-C
16 16 (0.98%) ActionScript
17 12 (0.74%) Go
18 11 (0.68%) Apple Swift
18 11 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.55%) Degree
4 65 (4.00%) ISEB
5 46 (2.83%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.62%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.062%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.062%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (26.75%) QA
2 118 (7.26%) SDET
3 50 (3.08%) WCAG
4 26 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (1.23%) WAI
6 18 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.25%) EMIR
8 4 (0.25%) MiFID
9 1 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 196 (12.05%) Docker
2 5 (0.31%) Varnish
2 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) HDFS
4 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (4.74%) Puppet
2 54 (3.32%) Ansible
3 48 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.11%) Kibana
6 15 (0.92%) logstash
7 11 (0.68%) Grafana
8 8 (0.49%) Marathon
8 8 (0.49%) Mesos
8 8 (0.49%) Packer
9 7 (0.43%) Chronos
9 7 (0.43%) rkt
10 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.25%) Terraform
11 2 (0.12%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.062%) CA Service Virtualization
12 1 (0.062%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.062%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.062%) Salt
12 1 (0.062%) yum
Vendors
1 101 (6.21%) Oracle
2 45 (2.77%) HP
3 44 (2.71%) Atlassian
3 44 (2.71%) ESRI
4 39 (2.40%) Zend
5 35 (2.15%) hybris
6 33 (2.03%) Adobe
6 33 (2.03%) Splunk
7 27 (1.66%) Microsoft
8 23 (1.41%) Google
9 22 (1.35%) IBM
10 17 (1.05%) SAP
11 16 (0.98%) ATG
11 16 (0.98%) Xamarin
12 15 (0.92%) MuleSoft
12 15 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.86%) AppDynamics
14 12 (0.74%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
16 10 (0.62%) WorldPay
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £390 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £601 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £651 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 months initially - long-term contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago