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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 211 284 281
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 539 325 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.63% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.46% 5.45% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 266 250
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £315 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +66 505 £420 +5.00% 82
London +71 360 £423 +4.25% 45
City of London +41 89 £425 - 17
South East +15 65 £394 -1.56% 18
Hampshire +26 51 £341 +5.00% 13
Southampton +21 31 £335 +4.68% 8
Yorkshire +10 23 £538 +53.57% 4
West Yorkshire +6 22 £538 +53.57% 2
Scotland +3 22 £375 +20.00% 7
Leeds +4 20 £544 +55.35% 2
South West -17 18 £325 -7.14% 5
Edinburgh -3 15 £375 +20.00% 2
North West -24 14 £388 +10.78% 5
East of England +2 13 £350 -15.15% 4
East Midlands +13 10 £383 +17.69%
Surrey +2 7 £500 +33.33% 1
Northamptonshire -12 7 £416 -
Manchester -21 7 £475 +31.03% 4
Wales - 7 £363 - 2
Cheshire +5 6 £376 +10.44% 1
Glasgow -2 6 £388 +63.15% 3
Northampton -4 6 £416 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £575 - 2
Berkshire -7 5 £525 +23.52% 4
Reading +16 4 £456 +15.87% 2
Essex -5 4 £260 -36.96% 1
Bristol -12 4 £350 +7.69% 5
South Wales - 4 £363 -
Nottingham - 3 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £350 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 801 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (58.23%) Java
3 522 (48.56%) BDD
4 514 (47.81%) Selenium
5 503 (46.79%) TDD
6 408 (37.95%) Scrum
7 380 (35.35%) Ruby
8 313 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
9 308 (28.65%) Jenkins
10 298 (27.72%) JavaScript
11 280 (26.05%) Test Automation
12 271 (25.21%) QA
13 241 (22.42%) Web Services
14 237 (22.05%) HTML
15 216 (20.09%) WebDriver
16 195 (18.14%) SQL
17 185 (17.21%) Git (software)
18 183 (17.02%) CSS
19 180 (16.74%) Maven
20 166 (15.44%) RESTful
21 162 (15.07%) XML
21 162 (15.07%) Linux
22 157 (14.60%) Open Source
23 154 (14.33%) JUnit
24 152 (14.14%) OO
25 151 (14.05%) Spring
26 136 (12.65%) Test Scripting
27 133 (12.37%) JIRA
28 132 (12.28%) REST
29 128 (11.91%) JSON

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 52 (4.84%) Node.js
2 49 (4.56%) Tomcat
3 31 (2.88%) Apache
4 24 (2.23%) Confluence
5 18 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (1.67%) nginx
6 17 (1.58%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.02%) JBoss
8 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.74%) IIS
9 8 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (0.65%) CMS
11 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.56%) Drupal
12 5 (0.47%) WordPress
13 4 (0.37%) Jetty
13 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.37%) uiautomator
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Photoshop
1 10 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (0.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.56%) MS Office
4 5 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.093%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.88%) Amazon S3
3 25 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (2.05%) SaaS
4 22 (2.05%) GitHub
5 12 (1.12%) Heroku
6 7 (0.65%) PaaS
7 6 (0.56%) IaaS
8 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.19%) Route 53
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.19%) Trello
11 1 (0.093%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.56%) HTTP
2 37 (3.44%) Internet
3 18 (1.67%) Firewall
4 10 (0.93%) SSH
5 8 (0.74%) AMQP
6 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.28%) DAB
8 2 (0.19%) DNS
8 2 (0.19%) DHCP
8 2 (0.19%) DVB
9 1 (0.093%) SSL
9 1 (0.093%) LDAP
9 1 (0.093%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.093%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.47%) MongoDB
2 81 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 54 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.70%) MySQL
7 24 (2.23%) Redis
8 22 (2.05%) Big Data
9 20 (1.86%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.86%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.77%) SQL Server
11 14 (1.30%) Neo4j
12 12 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.93%) DB2
15 8 (0.74%) HBase
16 7 (0.65%) Hazelcast
17 6 (0.56%) Couchbase
18 5 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
18 5 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 514 (47.81%) Selenium
2 308 (28.65%) Jenkins
3 216 (20.09%) WebDriver
4 185 (17.21%) Git (software)
5 180 (16.74%) Maven
6 154 (14.33%) JUnit
7 133 (12.37%) JIRA
8 106 (9.86%) RSpec
9 102 (9.49%) Hudson
10 86 (8.00%) Calabash
11 81 (7.53%) Mockito
12 80 (7.44%) QuickTest Pro
13 78 (7.26%) Subversion
14 74 (6.88%) WATIR
15 67 (6.23%) SpecFlow
16 62 (5.77%) FitNesse
17 60 (5.58%) Capybara
18 57 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 57 (5.30%) TeamCity
19 55 (5.12%) JMeter
General
1 89 (8.28%) Finance
2 31 (2.88%) Banking
3 27 (2.51%) Games
4 22 (2.05%) Retail
5 15 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.21%) Marketing
6 13 (1.21%) Law
7 11 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.74%) Advertising
8 8 (0.74%) Legal
9 7 (0.65%) Front Office
9 7 (0.65%) Electronics
9 7 (0.65%) Publishing
10 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Back Office
11 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.093%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 450 (41.86%) Developer
2 158 (14.70%) Java Developer
3 157 (14.60%) Tester
4 140 (13.02%) Analyst
5 135 (12.56%) Test Analyst
6 89 (8.28%) Automation Tester
7 83 (7.72%) Test Engineer
8 51 (4.74%) Automation Engineer
9 45 (4.19%) Ruby Developer
10 42 (3.91%) Senior Developer
11 39 (3.63%) Automation Analyst
12 37 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (3.16%) Automation Test Analyst
14 32 (2.98%) Software Engineer
15 30 (2.79%) QA Engineer
16 25 (2.33%) QA Tester
17 24 (2.23%) Test Leader
18 23 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
18 23 (2.14%) Web Developer
19 21 (1.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (22.42%) Web Services
2 237 (22.05%) HTML
3 183 (17.02%) CSS
4 166 (15.44%) RESTful
5 162 (15.07%) XML
6 151 (14.05%) Spring
7 132 (12.28%) REST
8 128 (11.91%) HTML5
8 128 (11.91%) JSON
9 101 (9.40%) jQuery
10 95 (8.84%) AngularJS
11 92 (8.56%) .NET
12 90 (8.37%) Gherkin
13 82 (7.63%) Backbone.js
14 81 (7.53%) CSS3
15 79 (7.35%) SOAP
16 75 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
17 61 (5.67%) Hibernate
17 61 (5.67%) Sass
18 58 (5.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 157 (14.60%) Open Source
2 55 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 41 (3.81%) User Experience
4 34 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.79%) Digital Media
6 25 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.02%) Derivative
9 10 (0.93%) Video on Demand
9 10 (0.93%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.84%) iPad
10 9 (0.84%) iPhone
11 7 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (0.65%) W3C
11 7 (0.65%) DTV
11 7 (0.65%) Streaming Video
11 7 (0.65%) Equities
12 6 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 162 (15.07%) Linux
2 70 (6.51%) UNIX
3 66 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 62 (5.77%) Android
5 50 (4.65%) Windows
6 14 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 13 (1.21%) CentOS
8 11 (1.02%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.28%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (48.56%) BDD
3 503 (46.79%) TDD
4 408 (37.95%) Scrum
5 313 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
6 280 (26.05%) Test Automation
7 152 (14.14%) OO
8 136 (12.65%) Test Scripting
9 124 (11.53%) Automated Testing
10 115 (10.70%) Kanban
11 107 (9.95%) MVC
12 106 (9.86%) Software Engineering
13 103 (9.58%) Automation Testing
14 87 (8.09%) E-Commerce
15 83 (7.72%) User Stories
16 80 (7.44%) Pair Programming
17 66 (6.14%) DevOps
18 64 (5.95%) SOA
19 60 (5.58%) OOP
20 52 (4.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 626 (58.23%) Java
2 380 (35.35%) Ruby
3 298 (27.72%) JavaScript
4 195 (18.14%) SQL
5 92 (8.56%) Python
6 89 (8.28%) C#
7 78 (7.26%) PHP
8 74 (6.88%) Scala
9 34 (3.16%) Groovy
10 25 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 16 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.40%) Perl
13 12 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
14 11 (1.02%) PHP5
15 9 (0.84%) Golang
16 8 (0.74%) C++
16 8 (0.74%) C
17 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (5.58%) ISEB
2 59 (5.49%) Degree
3 41 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.07%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.093%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (25.21%) QA
2 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (1.95%) Varnish
2 18 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.49%) VirtualBox
3 16 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (1.40%) Docker
5 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.093%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (9.30%) Puppet
2 63 (5.86%) Vagrant
3 25 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (2.23%) Ansible
5 13 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.12%) Graylog2
7 7 (0.65%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.47%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.37%) Nessus
10 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 3 (0.28%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.19%) logstash
11 2 (0.19%) Oozie
11 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.19%) SCOM
12 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.093%) yum
12 1 (0.093%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 42 (3.91%) HP
2 39 (3.63%) Oracle
3 38 (3.53%) Microsoft
4 30 (2.79%) Zend
5 26 (2.42%) VMware
6 18 (1.67%) Adobe
7 15 (1.40%) Akamai
8 13 (1.21%) New Relic
9 12 (1.12%) Google
10 10 (0.93%) hybris
11 8 (0.74%) SAP
12 7 (0.65%) ESRI
13 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.47%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.28%) Mercator
15 3 (0.28%) Splunk
16 2 (0.19%) Rackspace
16 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
16 2 (0.19%) RightScale
16 2 (0.19%) Perforce
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