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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 208 233 318
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +85
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 612 504 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.07% 7.21% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 406 213
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7586 6995 5859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.30% 12.79% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4482 3666
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 565 £400 - 134
London -16 327 £425 - 92
South East +26 82 £363 +8.20% 7
City of London -2 82 £475 +8.57% 26
Yorkshire +6 54 £400 +25.00% 14
West Yorkshire +6 44 £419 +30.85% 5
Hampshire +6 40 £344 +5.76% 3
Leeds -7 34 £406 +26.95% 5
North West -3 31 £330 +1.53% 11
Scotland +11 30 £375 - 3
South West +14 29 £350 - 3
Southampton -1 23 £370 +13.84% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 20 £450 -
North East -8 20 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 20 £450 -
Berkshire +18 16 £360 -8.57%
Bristol +11 15 £350 -12.50% 3
Edinburgh +2 14 £375 - 1
Cheshire - 13 £326 - 4
Wales +11 12 £350 -12.50% 7
East of England +4 11 £265 -35.75% 3
Glasgow +14 9 £350 +16.66% 2
South Wales +13 9 £369 -7.81% 6
Reading +5 9 £355 -
West Sussex - 9 £300 -
Gloucestershire 0 8 £390 +4.00%
Cardiff +1 7 £363 -9.37% 5
Hertfordshire -8 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey - 7 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire -19 6 £411 +4.44%

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 838 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (59.74%) Java
3 545 (49.86%) TDD
4 520 (47.58%) Selenium
5 514 (47.03%) BDD
6 417 (38.15%) Scrum
7 317 (29.00%) Ruby
8 312 (28.55%) Jenkins
9 299 (27.36%) QA
10 292 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
11 285 (26.08%) Test Automation
12 280 (25.62%) Git (software)
13 254 (23.24%) JavaScript
14 238 (21.77%) Web Services
15 234 (21.41%) HTML
16 227 (20.77%) WebDriver
17 216 (19.76%) JUnit
18 200 (18.30%) Spring
19 192 (17.57%) JIRA
20 174 (15.92%) Linux
21 167 (15.28%) RESTful
22 162 (14.82%) Test Scripting
22 162 (14.82%) CSS
23 156 (14.27%) Automated Testing
24 152 (13.91%) C#
25 148 (13.54%) Gherkin
26 145 (13.27%) Subversion
27 141 (12.90%) SQL
27 141 (12.90%) Finance
28 138 (12.63%) Maven

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 81 (7.41%) Confluence
1 81 (7.41%) Node.js
2 70 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 56 (5.12%) Apache
4 55 (5.03%) JBoss
5 45 (4.12%) WebSphere
6 43 (3.93%) WebLogic
7 31 (2.84%) CMS
8 20 (1.83%) Jetty
8 20 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.37%) Drupal
13 4 (0.37%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.37%) WordPress
13 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (1.46%) MS Office
1 16 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Magento
2 3 (0.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.091%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.84%) GitHub
3 20 (1.83%) Heroku
4 10 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (0.82%) SaaS
5 9 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.46%) IaaS
8 4 (0.37%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Azure
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.091%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.67%) HTTP
2 56 (5.12%) Internet
3 14 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.19%) AMQP
5 5 (0.46%) DAB
6 4 (0.37%) 3G
6 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.37%) LTE
6 4 (0.37%) 4G
7 3 (0.27%) RTSP
7 3 (0.27%) Firewall
8 2 (0.18%) Intranet
8 2 (0.18%) VPN
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.091%) Network Security
9 1 (0.091%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.091%) IMAP
9 1 (0.091%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (11.62%) MongoDB
2 66 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 61 (5.58%) SQL Server
4 48 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.21%) MySQL
6 45 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 42 (3.84%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (2.01%) Big Data
11 19 (1.74%) HBase
12 17 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.37%) Redis
14 15 (1.37%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.19%) DB2
16 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.55%) Informix
17 6 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
18 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 520 (47.58%) Selenium
2 312 (28.55%) Jenkins
3 280 (25.62%) Git (software)
4 227 (20.77%) WebDriver
5 216 (19.76%) JUnit
6 192 (17.57%) JIRA
7 145 (13.27%) Subversion
8 138 (12.63%) Maven
9 111 (10.16%) SpecFlow
10 103 (9.42%) Mockito
11 91 (8.33%) RSpec
12 75 (6.86%) JMeter
13 61 (5.58%) Capybara
14 54 (4.94%) Eclipse
14 54 (4.94%) IntelliJ
15 51 (4.67%) JBehave
16 50 (4.57%) Calabash
17 49 (4.48%) Hudson
18 46 (4.21%) HP UFT
19 44 (4.03%) Appium
General
1 141 (12.90%) Finance
2 41 (3.75%) Banking
3 23 (2.10%) Retail
4 21 (1.92%) Games
5 18 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.56%) Back Office
7 14 (1.28%) Marketing
8 11 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.01%) Automotive
9 10 (0.91%) Front Office
10 8 (0.73%) Legal
10 8 (0.73%) Publishing
11 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.55%) Advertising
12 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.091%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.091%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.091%) Billing
13 1 (0.091%) Law
13 1 (0.091%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 422 (38.61%) Developer
2 201 (18.39%) Analyst
3 199 (18.21%) Java Developer
4 180 (16.47%) Test Analyst
5 176 (16.10%) Tester
6 82 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 56 (5.12%) Test Engineer
8 49 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
9 48 (4.39%) Senior Developer
10 46 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 43 (3.93%) Automation Engineer
12 41 (3.75%) Ruby Developer
12 41 (3.75%) QA Engineer
13 31 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (2.65%) Agile Test Analyst
14 29 (2.65%) Test Automation Engineer
14 29 (2.65%) AWS Developer
15 28 (2.56%) Architect
16 26 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (21.77%) Web Services
2 234 (21.41%) HTML
3 200 (18.30%) Spring
4 167 (15.28%) RESTful
5 162 (14.82%) CSS
6 148 (13.54%) Gherkin
7 130 (11.89%) JSON
8 129 (11.80%) REST
9 124 (11.34%) XML
10 116 (10.61%) HTML5
11 104 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 101 (9.24%) .NET
13 90 (8.23%) SOAP
14 73 (6.68%) jQuery
15 66 (6.04%) Hibernate
16 64 (5.86%) CSS3
17 62 (5.67%) Ruby on Rails
18 59 (5.40%) J2EE
19 57 (5.22%) Sass
20 42 (3.84%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 48 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.75%) User Experience
4 17 (1.56%) Digital Media
5 14 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.19%) Social Media
7 12 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.10%) NHS
8 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.82%) Video on Demand
9 9 (0.82%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.73%) GIS
11 7 (0.64%) Online Games
11 7 (0.64%) Wiki
12 6 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.55%) Clustering
12 6 (0.55%) IPTV
12 6 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 174 (15.92%) Linux
2 93 (8.51%) UNIX
3 66 (6.04%) Windows
4 61 (5.58%) Android
5 57 (5.22%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.83%) CentOS
7 19 (1.74%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.091%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (49.86%) TDD
3 514 (47.03%) BDD
4 417 (38.15%) Scrum
5 292 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
6 285 (26.08%) Test Automation
7 162 (14.82%) Test Scripting
8 156 (14.27%) Automated Testing
9 134 (12.26%) Automation Testing
10 122 (11.16%) Open Source
11 120 (10.98%) OO
12 117 (10.70%) Software Engineering
13 97 (8.87%) Pair Programming
14 92 (8.42%) E-Commerce
14 92 (8.42%) SDLC
15 86 (7.87%) Software Testing
16 85 (7.78%) Kanban
17 78 (7.14%) User Stories
18 74 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 73 (6.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 653 (59.74%) Java
2 317 (29.00%) Ruby
3 254 (23.24%) JavaScript
4 152 (13.91%) C#
5 141 (12.90%) SQL
6 89 (8.14%) Python
7 76 (6.95%) Scala
8 69 (6.31%) Groovy
9 50 (4.57%) PHP
10 16 (1.46%) Go
11 12 (1.10%) C++
12 11 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.82%) Perl
13 9 (0.82%) C
14 7 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.55%) XPath
16 5 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.04%) ISEB
3 64 (5.86%) Degree
4 54 (4.94%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.48%) ISTQB
6 30 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.47%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.27%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.091%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.091%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.091%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (27.36%) QA
2 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.46%) SLA
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (3.20%) Docker
2 27 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.46%) Varnish
4 9 (0.82%) GridGain
5 6 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.091%) vCloud
6 1 (0.091%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.091%) vSphere
6 1 (0.091%) NFS
6 1 (0.091%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.091%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 78 (7.14%) Puppet
2 53 (4.85%) Vagrant
3 25 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.83%) Graylog
6 9 (0.82%) Graphite
6 9 (0.82%) Ansible
7 8 (0.73%) Apache Shiro
8 4 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.27%) Mesos
10 2 (0.18%) Nagios
10 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.091%) Cacti
11 1 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.091%) SCOM
11 1 (0.091%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.091%) logstash
Vendors
1 87 (7.96%) Oracle
2 51 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.48%) Atlassian
4 27 (2.47%) VMware
5 22 (2.01%) Akamai
6 21 (1.92%) HP
7 20 (1.83%) Adobe
7 20 (1.83%) New Relic
8 15 (1.37%) IBM
8 15 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
10 11 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.91%) Google
12 9 (0.82%) WSO2
13 5 (0.46%) Apigee
14 4 (0.37%) hybris
14 4 (0.37%) Percona
14 4 (0.37%) Cadence
15 3 (0.27%) ESRI
15 3 (0.27%) Zend
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Rate: 300-360 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago