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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 238 229 347
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +118
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 465 496 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.94% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.75% 7.36% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 389 157
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
6890 6741 5310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.73% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4517 4356 3337
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 £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 152 151
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -30 420 £404 -2.41% 122
London -71 233 £428 +0.58% 85
South East +45 62 £380 +10.94% 7
City of London -17 53 £473 +8.00% 22
Yorkshire +7 45 £400 +31.14% 4
Hampshire +34 44 £385 +12.40% 4
North West +7 39 £375 +7.14% 10
West Yorkshire +9 37 £450 +45.16% 2
Southampton +14 29 £385 +12.40% 3
Wales +17 26 £350 -12.50% 2
Cheshire +10 25 £369 -13.23% 1
Leeds -1 24 £360 +17.07% 2
South Wales +14 22 £350 -12.50% 2
Newport - 21 £350 - 1
South West +25 20 £350 +3.70% 4
Bristol +18 15 £350 +7.69% 4
Scotland +8 15 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England +13 12 £400 -5.88% 7
Chester +11 12 £388 -8.82% 1
Edinburgh +8 12 £413 +11.48% 1
Berkshire +9 8 £355 -21.11% 1
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Reading +6 7 £355 -21.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £320 +34.73%
Northamptonshire -3 5 £350 +55.55% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £350 +9.37% 2
Essex - 5 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £320 -
Sheffield 0 4 £388 +72.22% 2
Manchester -8 4 £500 +42.85% 7

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 739 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (59.45%) Java
3 482 (48.98%) BDD
4 478 (48.58%) TDD
5 473 (48.07%) Selenium
6 384 (39.02%) Scrum
7 309 (31.40%) Ruby
8 267 (27.13%) Git (software)
9 263 (26.73%) QA
10 250 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
10 250 (25.41%) Web Services
11 247 (25.10%) JavaScript
12 243 (24.70%) Jenkins
13 233 (23.68%) HTML
13 233 (23.68%) Test Automation
14 212 (21.54%) WebDriver
15 196 (19.92%) JUnit
16 174 (17.68%) CSS
17 173 (17.58%) RESTful
18 172 (17.48%) JSON
19 171 (17.38%) Linux
19 171 (17.38%) Spring
20 155 (15.75%) JIRA
21 147 (14.94%) SQL
22 140 (14.23%) Test Scripting
23 129 (13.11%) Open Source
23 129 (13.11%) Gherkin
24 128 (13.01%) Maven
25 126 (12.80%) REST
26 123 (12.50%) Automated Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 69 (7.01%) Tomcat
2 50 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 49 (4.98%) Node.js
4 48 (4.88%) Confluence
5 43 (4.37%) WebSphere
6 37 (3.76%) Apache
7 34 (3.46%) JBoss
8 29 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (2.64%) CMS
10 22 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (1.12%) Jetty
13 8 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.71%) nginx
15 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.51%) IIS
16 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.10%) Mingle
3 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Magento
2 3 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.07%) GitHub
3 18 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.52%) Heroku
4 15 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.61%) SaaS
10 5 (0.51%) IaaS
11 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.30%) PaaS
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.10%) Route 53
14 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.10%) HTTP
1 60 (6.10%) Internet
2 18 (1.83%) AMQP
3 10 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.41%) LTE
5 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.41%) 3G
5 4 (0.41%) SSL
5 4 (0.41%) 4G
6 3 (0.30%) Intranet
6 3 (0.30%) RTSP
6 3 (0.30%) Firewall
7 1 (0.10%) SAN
7 1 (0.10%) DHCP
7 1 (0.10%) FTP
7 1 (0.10%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) ATM
7 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (11.48%) MongoDB
2 60 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 57 (5.79%) SQL Server
4 54 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 40 (4.07%) MySQL
7 38 (3.86%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.46%) Oracle Database
9 32 (3.25%) Big Data
10 29 (2.95%) Redis
11 22 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.63%) Neo4j
14 9 (0.91%) HBase
15 8 (0.81%) DB2
15 8 (0.81%) Informix
15 8 (0.81%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 473 (48.07%) Selenium
2 267 (27.13%) Git (software)
3 243 (24.70%) Jenkins
4 212 (21.54%) WebDriver
5 196 (19.92%) JUnit
6 155 (15.75%) JIRA
7 128 (13.01%) Maven
8 115 (11.69%) Subversion
9 105 (10.67%) SpecFlow
10 94 (9.55%) Mockito
11 85 (8.64%) RSpec
12 70 (7.11%) Calabash
13 59 (6.00%) Eclipse
14 58 (5.89%) IntelliJ
15 55 (5.59%) Appium
16 54 (5.49%) Hudson
17 53 (5.39%) Capybara
18 52 (5.28%) TeamCity
19 49 (4.98%) JBehave
20 43 (4.37%) Ant
General
1 109 (11.08%) Finance
2 33 (3.35%) Banking
3 23 (2.34%) Retail
4 20 (2.03%) Games
5 13 (1.32%) Front Office
6 12 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.91%) Legal
8 8 (0.81%) Back Office
8 8 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.71%) Marketing
10 6 (0.61%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 389 (39.53%) Developer
2 183 (18.60%) Java Developer
3 152 (15.45%) Tester
4 151 (15.35%) Analyst
5 136 (13.82%) Test Analyst
6 71 (7.22%) Automation Tester
7 50 (5.08%) Test Engineer
8 45 (4.57%) QA Engineer
8 45 (4.57%) Senior Developer
9 42 (4.27%) Automation Analyst
9 42 (4.27%) AWS Developer
10 40 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
11 37 (3.76%) Ruby Developer
12 34 (3.46%) Automation Test Analyst
13 31 (3.15%) Test Leader
14 26 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (2.34%) Software Engineer
16 22 (2.24%) Senior Test Analyst
16 22 (2.24%) Software Tester
16 22 (2.24%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (25.41%) Web Services
2 233 (23.68%) HTML
3 174 (17.68%) CSS
4 173 (17.58%) RESTful
5 172 (17.48%) JSON
6 171 (17.38%) Spring
7 129 (13.11%) Gherkin
8 126 (12.80%) REST
9 123 (12.50%) XML
10 97 (9.86%) HTML5
11 81 (8.23%) SOAP
12 80 (8.13%) .NET
13 76 (7.72%) Hibernate
13 76 (7.72%) AngularJS
14 65 (6.61%) jQuery
15 58 (5.89%) Ruby on Rails
15 58 (5.89%) CSS3
16 48 (4.88%) Sass
17 47 (4.78%) Sinatra
18 43 (4.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.18%) Mobile App
2 47 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.56%) User Experience
4 24 (2.44%) Digital Media
5 20 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.02%) Video on Demand
7 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.02%) Linked Data
8 9 (0.91%) Telematics
9 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.71%) NHS
10 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.71%) iPhone
11 6 (0.61%) Online Games
11 6 (0.61%) Derivative
11 6 (0.61%) GIS
11 6 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 171 (17.38%) Linux
2 81 (8.23%) Android
3 75 (7.62%) UNIX
4 71 (7.22%) Apple iOS
5 70 (7.11%) Windows
6 17 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.91%) CentOS
9 8 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.41%) Solaris
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (48.98%) BDD
3 478 (48.58%) TDD
4 384 (39.02%) Scrum
5 250 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
6 233 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 140 (14.23%) Test Scripting
8 129 (13.11%) Open Source
9 123 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 107 (10.87%) OO
10 107 (10.87%) Kanban
11 100 (10.16%) Automation Testing
11 100 (10.16%) E-Commerce
12 93 (9.45%) Software Engineering
13 80 (8.13%) SDLC
14 67 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 66 (6.71%) Pair Programming
16 62 (6.30%) DevOps
17 61 (6.20%) User Stories
18 60 (6.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 585 (59.45%) Java
2 309 (31.40%) Ruby
3 247 (25.10%) JavaScript
4 147 (14.94%) SQL
5 111 (11.28%) C#
6 63 (6.40%) Python
7 50 (5.08%) Groovy
8 49 (4.98%) Scala
9 42 (4.27%) PHP
10 21 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.73%) C
12 12 (1.22%) Perl
13 11 (1.12%) Go
14 9 (0.91%) ActionScript
14 9 (0.91%) ActionScript 3.0
15 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.71%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.61%) XPath
17 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 66 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 64 (6.50%) ISEB
3 56 (5.69%) Degree
4 36 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.05%) ISTQB
6 20 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (26.73%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (2.64%) Docker
2 22 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.73%) Varnish
4 10 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.10%) vCloud
6 1 (0.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (7.93%) Puppet
2 64 (6.50%) Vagrant
3 25 (2.54%) Ansible
4 22 (2.24%) Graylog
5 18 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.30%) Mesos
9 2 (0.20%) SCOM
9 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.10%) Salt
10 1 (0.10%) Graphite
10 1 (0.10%) Nagios
10 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 87 (8.84%) Oracle
2 44 (4.47%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.95%) Atlassian
4 28 (2.85%) Adobe
5 27 (2.74%) Akamai
6 22 (2.24%) VMware
6 22 (2.24%) New Relic
7 18 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.73%) HP
9 13 (1.32%) IBM
9 13 (1.32%) Google
10 9 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.81%) Apigee
12 6 (0.61%) hybris
12 6 (0.61%) WSO2
13 5 (0.51%) Zend
14 3 (0.30%) Compuware
14 3 (0.30%) Apple
14 3 (0.30%) Perforce
15 2 (0.20%) Sitecore
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