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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 178 234 267
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +33
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 720 495 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 0.96% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.45% 7.04% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 357 275
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
7623 7027 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.82% 13.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4732 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 130 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £24.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +55 646 £425 +6.25% 167
London +11 332 £475 +11.76% 105
South West +68 92 £375 -6.25% 7
South East +18 84 £394 -1.56% 12
Wales +33 50 £350 -3.44% 3
Devon +26 50 £414 -8.05% 1
City of London +15 50 £406 -4.41% 24
Yorkshire +17 49 £485 +72.44% 12
South Wales +25 45 £363 - 3
Cardiff +27 44 £356 -10.93% 3
West Yorkshire +15 41 £485 +72.44% 10
Hampshire -2 41 £375 -5.06% 4
North West -11 33 £450 +24.05% 16
Leeds +8 29 £463 +68.18% 10
Plymouth +13 28 £360 -
East of England +12 22 £425 +21.42% 4
Berkshire +21 19 £365 -16.57% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £480 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 19 £480 - 1
North East - 19 £480 - 1
Bristol +13 18 £350 -12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +14 16 £475 +15.85%
Exeter +11 16 £433 -3.88% 1
Scotland -16 16 £425 +13.33% 4
Cheshire 0 15 £438 +36.71% 6
Edinburgh -10 15 £438 +25.00% 1
Oxford +10 14 £500 +17.64%
Reading +4 13 £360 -31.42%
Manchester -11 13 £375 -25.00% 9
Winchester - 13 £400 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1096 (79.42%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (56.74%) Java
3 684 (49.57%) BDD
4 673 (48.77%) Selenium
5 566 (41.01%) TDD
6 472 (34.20%) Scrum
7 456 (33.04%) Jenkins
8 397 (28.77%) Git (software)
9 378 (27.39%) JavaScript
10 376 (27.25%) Ruby
11 344 (24.93%) Continuous Integration
12 343 (24.86%) JIRA
13 330 (23.91%) Test Automation
14 302 (21.88%) Web Services
15 272 (19.71%) HTML
16 266 (19.28%) QA
16 266 (19.28%) Spring
17 237 (17.17%) Maven
18 234 (16.96%) SQL
18 234 (16.96%) Linux
19 230 (16.67%) RESTful
20 227 (16.45%) WebDriver
21 225 (16.30%) REST
22 219 (15.87%) JUnit
23 215 (15.58%) Gherkin
24 207 (15.00%) CSS
25 196 (14.20%) NoSQL
26 186 (13.48%) Functional Testing
26 186 (13.48%) Software Engineering
27 176 (12.75%) Subversion

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 145 (10.51%) Node.js
2 123 (8.91%) Confluence
3 97 (7.03%) Tomcat
4 67 (4.86%) Apache
5 64 (4.64%) JBoss
6 57 (4.13%) Jetty
7 41 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
10 16 (1.16%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.94%) nginx
12 12 (0.87%) CMS
13 9 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.43%) Mule
16 5 (0.36%) Apache TomEE
16 5 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Foundation
17 4 (0.29%) Alfresco
Applications
1 30 (2.17%) MS Office
2 13 (0.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.072%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (2.03%) Magento
2 20 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Summit
6 1 (0.072%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 141 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (8.33%) GitHub
3 34 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (2.17%) Office 365
5 19 (1.38%) Heroku
6 15 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.58%) SaaS
10 7 (0.51%) IaaS
10 7 (0.51%) PaaS
11 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.14%) Route 53
13 2 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 141 (10.22%) HTTP
2 54 (3.91%) Internet
3 41 (2.97%) SNMP
4 30 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.72%) Firewall
6 9 (0.65%) DNS
7 8 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.51%) LDAP
9 6 (0.43%) DVB
10 5 (0.36%) DSL
11 4 (0.29%) IMAP
11 4 (0.29%) SMTP
11 4 (0.29%) SSL
12 3 (0.22%) Extranet
12 3 (0.22%) Intranet
12 3 (0.22%) IPsec
12 3 (0.22%) OpenVPN
12 3 (0.22%) VPN
13 2 (0.14%) 3G
13 2 (0.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (14.20%) NoSQL
2 154 (11.16%) MongoDB
3 81 (5.87%) SQL Server
4 77 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (5.51%) Relational Database
6 63 (4.57%) MySQL
7 61 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 42 (3.04%) Hadoop
8 42 (3.04%) Redis
9 41 (2.97%) Oracle Database
10 34 (2.46%) Neo4j
11 29 (2.10%) GIS
11 29 (2.10%) HBase
12 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.80%) Big Data
14 10 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 673 (48.77%) Selenium
2 456 (33.04%) Jenkins
3 397 (28.77%) Git (software)
4 343 (24.86%) JIRA
5 237 (17.17%) Maven
6 227 (16.45%) WebDriver
7 219 (15.87%) JUnit
8 176 (12.75%) Subversion
9 159 (11.52%) Mockito
10 139 (10.07%) JMeter
11 136 (9.86%) Gradle
12 126 (9.13%) Capybara
13 119 (8.62%) SpecFlow
14 100 (7.25%) JBehave
15 94 (6.81%) HP UFT
16 89 (6.45%) RSpec
17 61 (4.42%) SoapUI
18 57 (4.13%) IntelliJ
19 55 (3.99%) LoadRunner
20 52 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (11.45%) Finance
2 79 (5.72%) Banking
3 34 (2.46%) Retail
4 33 (2.39%) Legal
5 20 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.23%) Publishing
7 14 (1.01%) Games
8 13 (0.94%) Front Office
8 13 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.36%) Military
11 4 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.22%) Back Office
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Advertising
14 1 (0.072%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.072%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 608 (44.06%) Developer
2 313 (22.68%) Java Developer
3 237 (17.17%) Analyst
4 223 (16.16%) Test Analyst
5 201 (14.57%) Tester
6 111 (8.04%) Automation Tester
7 100 (7.25%) Test Engineer
8 91 (6.59%) Senior Developer
9 82 (5.94%) Agile Developer
10 77 (5.58%) Automation Analyst
11 76 (5.51%) Automation Engineer
11 76 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
12 63 (4.57%) Test Automation Engineer
13 62 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
14 60 (4.35%) QA Engineer
15 57 (4.13%) Developer in Test
16 55 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
17 50 (3.62%) Agile Java Developer
18 47 (3.41%) Ruby Developer
19 46 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (21.88%) Web Services
2 272 (19.71%) HTML
3 266 (19.28%) Spring
4 230 (16.67%) RESTful
5 225 (16.30%) REST
6 215 (15.58%) Gherkin
7 207 (15.00%) CSS
8 157 (11.38%) AngularJS
9 140 (10.14%) jQuery
10 133 (9.64%) XML
11 119 (8.62%) .NET
12 113 (8.19%) JSON
13 110 (7.97%) HTML5
14 93 (6.74%) Hibernate
15 79 (5.72%) JAX-RS
16 77 (5.58%) Apache Camel
16 77 (5.58%) Ruby on Rails
17 71 (5.14%) Sass
18 66 (4.78%) SOAP
19 61 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.13%) User Experience
2 56 (4.06%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.46%) PKI
5 27 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
8 13 (0.94%) Visualisation
9 11 (0.80%) Social Media
10 10 (0.72%) Wiki
11 9 (0.65%) Derivative
11 9 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.65%) STB
11 9 (0.65%) W3C
12 8 (0.58%) IPTV
12 8 (0.58%) MPEG
12 8 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.51%) iPad
13 7 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 234 (16.96%) Linux
2 165 (11.96%) Unix
3 80 (5.80%) Mac OS X
4 74 (5.36%) Windows
5 65 (4.71%) Android
6 57 (4.13%) Apple iOS
7 49 (3.55%) Ubuntu
8 38 (2.75%) CentOS
9 4 (0.29%) Debian
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.072%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1096 (79.42%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (49.57%) BDD
3 566 (41.01%) TDD
4 472 (34.20%) Scrum
5 344 (24.93%) Continuous Integration
6 330 (23.91%) Test Automation
7 186 (13.48%) Functional Testing
7 186 (13.48%) Software Engineering
8 164 (11.88%) OO
9 155 (11.23%) Open Source
10 153 (11.09%) Kanban
11 143 (10.36%) Automated Testing
12 141 (10.22%) Automation Testing
13 134 (9.71%) Non-Functional Testing
14 132 (9.57%) E-Commerce
15 122 (8.84%) Test Scripting
16 119 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
17 110 (7.97%) Unit Testing
18 107 (7.75%) Pair Programming
19 104 (7.54%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 783 (56.74%) Java
2 378 (27.39%) JavaScript
3 376 (27.25%) Ruby
4 234 (16.96%) SQL
5 170 (12.32%) Python
6 157 (11.38%) C#
7 134 (9.71%) Scala
8 104 (7.54%) Groovy
9 77 (5.58%) Perl
10 62 (4.49%) PHP
11 32 (2.32%) Go
12 29 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.96%) C
14 24 (1.74%) C++
15 22 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.80%) VBA
16 11 (0.80%) VBScript
17 9 (0.65%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.58%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 164 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 93 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 91 (6.59%) ISEB
4 86 (6.23%) ISTQB
5 57 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 51 (3.70%) Degree
7 25 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.22%) OCA
10 3 (0.22%) OCP
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.14%) OCAJ
12 1 (0.072%) CCNA
12 1 (0.072%) CCNP
12 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.072%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (19.28%) QA
2 37 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.59%) SDET
4 8 (0.58%) WCAG
5 7 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.51%) WAI
6 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) GPG13
9 1 (0.072%) MiFID
System Software
1 127 (9.20%) Docker
2 24 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.23%) Varnish
4 8 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.29%) NFS
7 3 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (4.20%) Puppet
2 32 (2.32%) Graphite
2 32 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (2.25%) Capistrano
4 27 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.74%) Ansible
6 7 (0.51%) Nagios
7 6 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.43%) logstash
8 5 (0.36%) Graylog
9 3 (0.22%) Cacti
9 3 (0.22%) Riemann
9 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) Mesos
11 1 (0.072%) Apache Shiro
11 1 (0.072%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.072%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.072%) Control-M
11 1 (0.072%) Salt
11 1 (0.072%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 102 (7.39%) Oracle
2 101 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 80 (5.80%) HP
4 38 (2.75%) SOASTA, Inc
5 31 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 21 (1.52%) IBM
7 20 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.38%) Adobe
8 19 (1.38%) ESRI
9 14 (1.01%) Google
10 13 (0.94%) hybris
10 13 (0.94%) Informatica
11 10 (0.72%) SaltStack
12 9 (0.65%) ATG
12 9 (0.65%) Dynatrace
12 9 (0.65%) VMware
13 7 (0.51%) Akamai
13 7 (0.51%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.51%) New Relic
13 7 (0.51%) Splunk
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