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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 215 233 308
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +75
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 616 521 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.94% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.62% 7.25% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 411 249
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
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
8089 7189 6182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 12.93% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4586 3966
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 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 133 131
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 £23.75 £30.00 £23.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +8 566 £400 - 124
London +4 343 £425 - 66
South East +4 83 £353 +5.22% 14
City of London +18 72 £475 +5.55% 20
Yorkshire -11 41 £400 +17.64% 10
Hampshire -18 38 £331 +5.15% 6
Scotland +6 33 £375 - 5
South West -1 28 £350 -6.66% 3
North West -17 27 £365 +8.14% 16
North East -9 25 £450 +40.62% 2
West Yorkshire -14 24 £419 +11.66% 5
Tyne and Wear -12 22 £393 +22.65% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 22 £393 +22.65% 2
Leeds -17 22 £413 +10.00% 5
Southampton -15 20 £338 +7.56% 2
Berkshire +6 15 £363 -25.64% 3
Edinburgh -4 14 £375 -11.76% 2
South Yorkshire -6 13 £400 +45.45% 2
Sheffield -6 13 £400 +45.45% 2
Wales +2 12 £375 +15.38% 1
Devon - 12 £325 -
Glasgow +5 11 £340 -2.85% 3
Plymouth - 11 £325 -
South Wales -4 10 £375 +20.00% 1
East of England +2 9 £345 -13.75% 8
Cheshire 0 9 £400 - 2
West Sussex - 9 £300 -
Gloucestershire +3 8 £438 +9.37%
Bristol -2 8 £350 -11.11% 3
Cardiff -8 8 £375 +20.00% 1

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 834 (76.80%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (60.41%) Java
3 534 (49.17%) Selenium
4 528 (48.62%) TDD
5 509 (46.87%) BDD
6 382 (35.17%) Scrum
7 328 (30.20%) Jenkins
8 310 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
9 280 (25.78%) Ruby
10 274 (25.23%) Git (software)
11 272 (25.05%) QA
12 271 (24.95%) Test Automation
13 249 (22.93%) JavaScript
14 233 (21.45%) HTML
14 233 (21.45%) WebDriver
15 213 (19.61%) Spring
16 212 (19.52%) JIRA
17 204 (18.78%) Web Services
18 202 (18.60%) JUnit
19 170 (15.65%) Linux
20 168 (15.47%) Test Scripting
21 162 (14.92%) Automated Testing
22 161 (14.83%) C#
23 159 (14.64%) CSS
24 144 (13.26%) RESTful
25 143 (13.17%) Gherkin
26 142 (13.08%) Finance
27 136 (12.52%) Automation Testing
28 135 (12.43%) SQL
29 130 (11.97%) MongoDB

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 93 (8.56%) Confluence
2 84 (7.73%) Node.js
3 75 (6.91%) Tomcat
4 57 (5.25%) JBoss
5 53 (4.88%) Apache
6 45 (4.14%) WebSphere
7 34 (3.13%) WebLogic
8 32 (2.95%) CMS
9 26 (2.39%) Jetty
10 24 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.74%) Alfresco
15 7 (0.64%) Drupal
15 7 (0.64%) nginx
16 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.46%) WordPress
16 5 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (0.83%) MS Office
2 7 (0.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Magento
2 2 (0.18%) Summit
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.092%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.85%) GitHub
3 21 (1.93%) Heroku
4 10 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.74%) SaaS
5 8 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.46%) IaaS
8 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.37%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.28%) PaaS
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.092%) Route 53
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.34%) HTTP
2 45 (4.14%) Internet
3 15 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.74%) AMQP
5 7 (0.64%) Firewall
6 6 (0.55%) DNS
7 5 (0.46%) DAB
8 4 (0.37%) LTE
8 4 (0.37%) 3G
8 4 (0.37%) 4G
8 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.37%) VPN
9 3 (0.28%) SNMP
9 3 (0.28%) SMTP
9 3 (0.28%) IPsec
9 3 (0.28%) SSL
9 3 (0.28%) IMAP
9 3 (0.28%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.18%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (11.97%) MongoDB
2 61 (5.62%) NoSQL
3 59 (5.43%) Hadoop
4 56 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 46 (4.24%) MySQL
6 44 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (3.87%) Oracle Database
8 41 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 36 (3.31%) HBase
10 30 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (1.93%) Redis
12 17 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.38%) Big Data
14 14 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.20%) DB2
16 10 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.83%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
18 6 (0.55%) Couchbase
18 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 534 (49.17%) Selenium
2 328 (30.20%) Jenkins
3 274 (25.23%) Git (software)
4 233 (21.45%) WebDriver
5 212 (19.52%) JIRA
6 202 (18.60%) JUnit
7 125 (11.51%) Subversion
8 119 (10.96%) Maven
9 115 (10.59%) SpecFlow
10 96 (8.84%) Mockito
11 78 (7.18%) RSpec
12 76 (7.00%) JMeter
13 61 (5.62%) Capybara
14 60 (5.52%) JBehave
14 60 (5.52%) IntelliJ
15 49 (4.51%) Calabash
16 45 (4.14%) Hudson
17 43 (3.96%) Jasmine
18 42 (3.87%) Eclipse
19 41 (3.78%) Gradle
General
1 142 (13.08%) Finance
2 46 (4.24%) Banking
3 22 (2.03%) Retail
4 19 (1.75%) Games
5 18 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.57%) Back Office
7 15 (1.38%) Marketing
8 14 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.10%) Publishing
10 11 (1.01%) Automotive
11 8 (0.74%) Legal
11 8 (0.74%) Front Office
12 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.55%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Military
15 1 (0.092%) Billing
15 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.092%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 437 (40.24%) Developer
2 213 (19.61%) Java Developer
3 196 (18.05%) Analyst
4 181 (16.67%) Tester
5 179 (16.48%) Test Analyst
6 88 (8.10%) Automation Tester
7 55 (5.06%) Test Engineer
8 48 (4.42%) Senior Developer
9 47 (4.33%) Automation Analyst
10 44 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
11 43 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
12 39 (3.59%) Ruby Developer
13 31 (2.85%) Agile Test Analyst
13 31 (2.85%) QA Engineer
14 30 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (2.76%) Test Automation Engineer
15 29 (2.67%) AWS Developer
15 29 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
16 28 (2.58%) Architect
16 28 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (21.45%) HTML
2 213 (19.61%) Spring
3 204 (18.78%) Web Services
4 159 (14.64%) CSS
5 144 (13.26%) RESTful
6 143 (13.17%) Gherkin
7 124 (11.42%) XML
8 121 (11.14%) REST
9 114 (10.50%) HTML5
10 113 (10.41%) JSON
11 100 (9.21%) AngularJS
12 98 (9.02%) .NET
13 87 (8.01%) SOAP
14 75 (6.91%) jQuery
15 62 (5.71%) J2EE
15 62 (5.71%) CSS3
16 60 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails
17 54 (4.97%) Sass
18 53 (4.88%) Hibernate
19 52 (4.79%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.26%) Mobile App
2 50 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.14%) User Experience
4 14 (1.29%) Social Media
4 14 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.10%) Digital Media
5 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.83%) NHS
7 9 (0.83%) Wiki
7 9 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 8 (0.74%) Video on Demand
8 8 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 8 (0.74%) Market Risk
8 8 (0.74%) GIS
9 7 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.64%) Online Games
10 6 (0.55%) iPhone
10 6 (0.55%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 170 (15.65%) Linux
2 86 (7.92%) UNIX
3 56 (5.16%) Windows
4 55 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 52 (4.79%) Android
6 37 (3.41%) CentOS
7 36 (3.31%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (76.80%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (48.62%) TDD
3 509 (46.87%) BDD
4 382 (35.17%) Scrum
5 310 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
6 271 (24.95%) Test Automation
7 168 (15.47%) Test Scripting
8 162 (14.92%) Automated Testing
9 136 (12.52%) Automation Testing
10 120 (11.05%) Software Engineering
11 106 (9.76%) OO
12 103 (9.48%) Open Source
13 99 (9.12%) E-Commerce
14 94 (8.66%) Software Testing
15 93 (8.56%) Pair Programming
16 91 (8.38%) SDLC
17 80 (7.37%) DevOps
18 76 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 75 (6.91%) Kanban
20 72 (6.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 656 (60.41%) Java
2 280 (25.78%) Ruby
3 249 (22.93%) JavaScript
4 161 (14.83%) C#
5 135 (12.43%) SQL
6 92 (8.47%) Python
7 85 (7.83%) Scala
8 83 (7.64%) Groovy
9 51 (4.70%) PHP
10 17 (1.57%) C++
11 16 (1.47%) Go
12 12 (1.10%) Perl
13 9 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.64%) C
15 6 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.46%) VBScript
16 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.37%) XPath
17 4 (0.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 113 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.72%) ISEB
4 65 (5.99%) Degree
5 44 (4.05%) ISTQB
6 42 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.64%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.092%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (25.05%) QA
2 7 (0.64%) SLA
3 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) WAI
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (3.78%) Docker
2 22 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.47%) Varnish
4 9 (0.83%) GridGain
5 4 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.28%) NFS
7 1 (0.092%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.092%) vSphere
7 1 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (6.72%) Puppet
2 42 (3.87%) Vagrant
3 32 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.38%) Graylog
6 12 (1.10%) Graphite
7 9 (0.83%) Ansible
7 9 (0.83%) Apache Shiro
8 7 (0.64%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.64%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.55%) Nagios
10 5 (0.46%) logstash
11 4 (0.37%) Mesos
11 4 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.28%) Cacti
12 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
13 1 (0.092%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.092%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.092%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (7.27%) Oracle
2 49 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.76%) Atlassian
4 26 (2.39%) Adobe
5 23 (2.12%) HP
6 22 (2.03%) VMware
7 16 (1.47%) SOASTA, Inc
8 15 (1.38%) Akamai
9 14 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.20%) IBM
10 13 (1.20%) New Relic
11 9 (0.83%) Google
12 8 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.64%) Percona
13 7 (0.64%) WSO2
14 6 (0.55%) Talend
15 5 (0.46%) SaltStack
15 5 (0.46%) ESRI
15 5 (0.46%) Apigee
16 4 (0.37%) InterSystems
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