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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 156 228 232
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +4
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 910 619 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.07% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.17% 7.47% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 407 414
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median 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
8946 8282 7293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 14.25% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6014 5464 4848
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 192 116
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 £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +70 838 £425 +6.25% 167
London +7 368 £450 +5.88% 94
South East +75 143 £450 +26.76% 13
North West +53 86 £388 +14.81% 13
Oxfordshire +37 62 £463 +12.80% 2
Yorkshire +6 58 £405 -3.28% 12
West Yorkshire +32 52 £413 -1.49% 5
Leeds +27 51 £406 -2.98% 3
Manchester +29 50 £388 +19.23% 9
Scotland +29 50 £400 +6.66%
City of London +1 46 £450 +1.12% 23
East Midlands +36 43 £415 - 4
East of England +35 42 £425 +11.11% 11
South West +25 42 £363 +3.57% 11
Oxford +20 33 £443 +7.27% 1
North East -8 33 £300 -35.55% 5
Tyne and Wear -17 33 £300 -34.46% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 33 £300 -34.46% 5
Nottingham +12 31 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire +11 31 £425 - 3
Edinburgh +32 30 £413 +10.00%
West Midlands +2 27 £413 +175.00% 4
Cheshire +16 25 £368 -5.16% 1
Wales +30 23 £413 +10.00% 11
South Wales +27 22 £413 +10.00% 4
West Sussex +12 20 £500 +66.66%
Bedfordshire - 18 £465 - 1
Bristol +14 17 £410 +2.50% 1
Glasgow +12 17 £400 +16.78%
East Sussex - 17 £374 - 3

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1166 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
2 956 (62.36%) Java
3 805 (52.51%) Selenium
4 800 (52.19%) BDD
5 706 (46.05%) TDD
6 566 (36.92%) Jenkins
7 536 (34.96%) Scrum
8 531 (34.64%) JavaScript
9 423 (27.59%) JIRA
10 420 (27.40%) HTML
11 409 (26.68%) Continuous Integration
12 389 (25.38%) WebDriver
13 388 (25.31%) Spring
14 372 (24.27%) QA
15 369 (24.07%) Test Automation
16 362 (23.61%) JUnit
17 335 (21.85%) Git (software)
18 325 (21.20%) SQL
19 320 (20.87%) Maven
20 309 (20.16%) CSS
21 294 (19.18%) REST
22 279 (18.20%) Ruby
23 263 (17.16%) Web Services
24 255 (16.63%) RESTful
25 254 (16.57%) JSON
26 248 (16.18%) AngularJS
27 241 (15.72%) Open Source
28 236 (15.39%) Gherkin
29 227 (14.81%) HTML5
30 210 (13.70%) XML

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
1 143 (9.33%) Confluence
2 126 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 97 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (4.17%) JBoss
5 62 (4.04%) GeoServer
6 50 (3.26%) Apache
6 50 (3.26%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.09%) WebLogic
8 26 (1.70%) CMS
9 25 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 21 (1.37%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.11%) Mule
12 16 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.04%) IIS
13 13 (0.85%) Drupal
14 12 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
16 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (1.83%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.72%) MS Office
4 8 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.20%) Mingle
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Magento
1 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.065%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.065%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.065%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (5.94%) GitHub
3 58 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
7 13 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.52%) IaaS
9 8 (0.52%) PaaS
9 8 (0.52%) Slack
10 7 (0.46%) CloudBees
10 7 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.33%) SaaS
13 4 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.26%) Heroku
14 3 (0.20%) Force.com
14 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.13%) HTTP
2 27 (1.76%) Internet
3 18 (1.17%) LDAP
4 10 (0.65%) SNMP
5 9 (0.59%) DVB
6 5 (0.33%) SSL
7 4 (0.26%) Firewall
7 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.13%) FTP
9 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.13%) SSH
9 2 (0.13%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.065%) AMQP
10 1 (0.065%) SNA
10 1 (0.065%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (10.05%) MongoDB
2 136 (8.87%) NoSQL
3 89 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (4.04%) SQL Server
5 55 (3.59%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.26%) MySQL
7 49 (3.20%) GIS
7 49 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.41%) Big Data
11 36 (2.35%) Couchbase
12 24 (1.57%) HBase
12 24 (1.57%) Spatial Data
13 22 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.04%) SimpleDB
15 15 (0.98%) DB2
16 14 (0.91%) Redis
17 12 (0.78%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.65%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 805 (52.51%) Selenium
2 566 (36.92%) Jenkins
3 423 (27.59%) JIRA
4 389 (25.38%) WebDriver
5 362 (23.61%) JUnit
6 335 (21.85%) Git (software)
7 320 (20.87%) Maven
8 157 (10.24%) Mockito
9 152 (9.92%) Gradle
10 147 (9.59%) JBehave
11 134 (8.74%) SoapUI
12 132 (8.61%) Subversion
13 126 (8.22%) JMeter
14 115 (7.50%) SpecFlow
15 91 (5.94%) Jasmine
16 86 (5.61%) Appium
17 77 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 71 (4.63%) Hudson
18 71 (4.63%) RSpec
19 68 (4.44%) gulp
General
1 160 (10.44%) Finance
2 72 (4.70%) Banking
3 56 (3.65%) Retail
4 46 (3.00%) Publishing
5 29 (1.89%) Games
6 16 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 14 (0.91%) Marketing
8 13 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.52%) Electronics
9 8 (0.52%) Legal
9 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.46%) Advertising
10 7 (0.46%) Front Office
11 5 (0.33%) Law
11 5 (0.33%) Military
12 4 (0.26%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 774 (50.49%) Developer
2 339 (22.11%) Java Developer
3 266 (17.35%) Tester
4 196 (12.79%) Analyst
5 182 (11.87%) Automation Tester
6 168 (10.96%) Test Analyst
7 160 (10.44%) Test Engineer
8 133 (8.68%) Senior Developer
9 101 (6.59%) Developer in Test
10 93 (6.07%) Test Automation Engineer
11 89 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
12 86 (5.61%) QA Engineer
13 83 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
14 76 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 70 (4.57%) Agile Developer
16 66 (4.31%) QA Tester
17 65 (4.24%) Selenium Tester
18 54 (3.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 53 (3.46%) QA Test Engineer
20 50 (3.26%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (27.40%) HTML
2 388 (25.31%) Spring
3 309 (20.16%) CSS
4 294 (19.18%) REST
5 263 (17.16%) Web Services
6 255 (16.63%) RESTful
7 254 (16.57%) JSON
8 248 (16.18%) AngularJS
9 236 (15.39%) Gherkin
10 227 (14.81%) HTML5
11 210 (13.70%) XML
12 176 (11.48%) Node.js
13 160 (10.44%) jQuery
14 134 (8.74%) SOAP
15 130 (8.48%) CSS3
16 121 (7.89%) Sass
17 115 (7.50%) J2EE
18 95 (6.20%) Hibernate
19 91 (5.94%) .NET
20 89 (5.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.13%) User Experience
2 60 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 19 (1.24%) Social Media
8 17 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 13 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.59%) Interactive TV
10 9 (0.59%) iPad
10 9 (0.59%) IVR
10 9 (0.59%) MPEG
10 9 (0.59%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.59%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.59%) Wiki
11 8 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (0.52%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 203 (13.24%) Linux
2 145 (9.46%) Unix
3 45 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 44 (2.87%) Android
5 41 (2.67%) Windows
6 25 (1.63%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.33%) CentOS
9 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.065%) AIX
10 1 (0.065%) Solaris
10 1 (0.065%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1166 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
2 800 (52.19%) BDD
3 706 (46.05%) TDD
4 536 (34.96%) Scrum
5 409 (26.68%) Continuous Integration
6 369 (24.07%) Test Automation
7 241 (15.72%) Open Source
8 196 (12.79%) Automated Testing
9 191 (12.46%) Kanban
10 183 (11.94%) Automation Testing
11 172 (11.22%) OO
12 136 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 132 (8.61%) E-Commerce
13 132 (8.61%) Functional Testing
14 131 (8.55%) Web Development
15 127 (8.28%) Microservices
16 126 (8.22%) Pair Programming
17 118 (7.70%) Front End Development
18 116 (7.57%) Performance Testing
19 112 (7.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 956 (62.36%) Java
2 531 (34.64%) JavaScript
3 325 (21.20%) SQL
4 279 (18.20%) Ruby
5 200 (13.05%) Python
6 143 (9.33%) C#
7 122 (7.96%) Scala
8 96 (6.26%) Groovy
9 88 (5.74%) PHP
10 49 (3.20%) ES6
11 42 (2.74%) Perl
12 28 (1.83%) C
13 22 (1.44%) C++
14 16 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.91%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.78%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.65%) ActionScript
18 10 (0.65%) Clojure
18 10 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 80 (5.22%) Degree
3 79 (5.15%) ISEB
4 65 (4.24%) ISTQB
5 45 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 32 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) MCAD
12 2 (0.13%) MCSD
12 2 (0.13%) MCTS
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.065%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.065%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.065%) CISSP
13 1 (0.065%) IIBA
13 1 (0.065%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (24.27%) QA
2 99 (6.46%) SDET
3 45 (2.94%) WCAG
4 26 (1.70%) WAI
5 23 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) COBIT
8 1 (0.065%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.065%) ISO20022
System Software
1 156 (10.18%) Docker
2 7 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.33%) HDFS
5 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.26%) Varnish
6 2 (0.13%) GridGain
6 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (3.39%) Puppet
2 43 (2.80%) Ansible
3 39 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.59%) Packer
6 8 (0.52%) Marathon
6 8 (0.52%) Mesos
7 7 (0.46%) Chronos
8 6 (0.39%) Kibana
8 6 (0.39%) logstash
9 5 (0.33%) Terraform
10 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.26%) yum
11 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.13%) Control-M
12 2 (0.13%) Grafana
13 1 (0.065%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.065%) Oozie
13 1 (0.065%) rkt
Vendors
1 149 (9.72%) Oracle
2 61 (3.98%) ESRI
3 48 (3.13%) HP
4 41 (2.67%) Atlassian
5 33 (2.15%) hybris
5 33 (2.15%) IBM
5 33 (2.15%) Zend
6 26 (1.70%) Rally
7 25 (1.63%) Microsoft
8 24 (1.57%) VMware
9 20 (1.30%) Adobe
10 18 (1.17%) SOASTA, Inc
11 15 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 14 (0.91%) Google
13 13 (0.85%) ATG
13 13 (0.85%) Splunk
14 11 (0.72%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.65%) SAP
15 10 (0.65%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.59%) OpenTV
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: To be discussed
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £580 - £635 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: £330 per day max
Posted: 19 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
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South West London
Bite Consulting
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