The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 223 309 386
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +77
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 504 283 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.55% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.19% 4.82% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 213 150
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +89 479 £400 - 127
London +74 364 £425 +6.25% 86
City of London +36 76 £438 +9.37% 31
South East 0 42 £335 -29.47% 13
Hampshire +21 33 £325 -1.51% 7
Southampton +14 25 £325 -1.51% 5
Yorkshire +18 20 £320 - 4
Scotland -7 19 £375 +6.38% 5
North West -9 15 £325 +0.38% 8
West Yorkshire +14 14 £320 - 3
Manchester -4 13 £338 +4.24% 4
Leeds +13 12 £320 - 2
South West - 12 £350 - 4
East Midlands +2 11 £320 -11.72% 5
East of England -23 9 £413 +17.85% 4
West Lothian +8 7 £375 -
Wiltshire - 7 £350 - 1
Swindon - 7 £350 -
Edinburgh -15 6 £375 +6.38%
Cambridge - 5 £425 -
Northampton - 5 £225 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £225 - 1
Derbyshire +5 4 £320 +23.07% 2
Hertfordshire +2 4 £400 - 3
Berkshire -1 4 £394 -1.56% 1
Glasgow -5 4 £300 -33.33% 4
York - 4 £313 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £313 - 1
South Wales -22 3 £400 +33.33% 1

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 624 (63.87%) Java
2 565 (57.83%) BDD
3 550 (56.29%) TDD
4 516 (52.81%) Selenium
5 465 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
6 439 (44.93%) Ruby
7 407 (41.66%) Scrum
8 378 (38.69%) Test Automation
9 306 (31.32%) QA
10 267 (27.33%) WebDriver
11 254 (26.00%) JavaScript
12 248 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
13 229 (23.44%) Web Services
14 223 (22.82%) Jenkins
15 215 (22.01%) SQL
16 211 (21.60%) HTML
17 203 (20.78%) XML
18 168 (17.20%) Git (software)
19 160 (16.38%) JUnit
20 150 (15.35%) Open Source
21 149 (15.25%) CSS
22 141 (14.43%) JBehave
23 138 (14.12%) Linux
24 135 (13.82%) Automated Testing
25 131 (13.41%) Spring
26 127 (13.00%) JSON
27 123 (12.59%) Maven
27 123 (12.59%) Automation Testing
28 122 (12.49%) OO
29 121 (12.38%) Test Scripting

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 50 (5.12%) Node.js
2 45 (4.61%) Tomcat
3 35 (3.58%) Apache
4 28 (2.87%) CMS
5 25 (2.56%) Adobe CQ
6 13 (1.33%) Jetty
7 12 (1.23%) Confluence
8 11 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.82%) nginx
11 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.61%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.51%) Mule
13 5 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.31%) WordPress
15 3 (0.31%) OpenCms
16 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.72%) MS Office
5 3 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.20%) Mingle
6 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.76%) Amazon S3
3 21 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.43%) GitHub
5 12 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (0.92%) SaaS
6 9 (0.92%) Heroku
7 7 (0.72%) Route 53
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.81%) HTTP
2 34 (3.48%) Internet
3 9 (0.92%) SSH
4 7 (0.72%) Firewall
4 7 (0.72%) DNS
4 7 (0.72%) DHCP
5 6 (0.61%) SSL
6 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.20%) AMQP
7 2 (0.20%) SNMP
7 2 (0.20%) SMTP
8 1 (0.10%) LDAP
8 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.27%) MongoDB
2 70 (7.16%) MySQL
3 62 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (3.38%) Big Data
6 32 (3.28%) SQL Server
7 27 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.23%) Redis
9 12 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.51%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.41%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.31%) SQL Navigator
13 3 (0.31%) BigTable
13 3 (0.31%) Riak
Development Applications
1 516 (52.81%) Selenium
2 267 (27.33%) WebDriver
3 223 (22.82%) Jenkins
4 168 (17.20%) Git (software)
5 160 (16.38%) JUnit
6 141 (14.43%) JBehave
7 123 (12.59%) Maven
8 111 (11.36%) Hudson
8 111 (11.36%) RSpec
9 106 (10.85%) JIRA
9 106 (10.85%) Subversion
10 96 (9.83%) Mockito
11 95 (9.72%) WATIR
12 89 (9.11%) Calabash
13 82 (8.39%) Capybara
14 72 (7.37%) SoapUI
14 72 (7.37%) FitNesse
15 71 (7.27%) TeamCity
16 63 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
17 58 (5.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 102 (10.44%) Finance
2 32 (3.28%) Banking
3 29 (2.97%) Retail
4 20 (2.05%) Games
4 20 (2.05%) Marketing
5 11 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.02%) Publishing
7 9 (0.92%) Legal
8 7 (0.72%) Back Office
9 6 (0.61%) Advertising
9 6 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Front Office
12 3 (0.31%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 380 (38.89%) Developer
2 202 (20.68%) Tester
3 135 (13.82%) Analyst
4 130 (13.31%) Java Developer
5 127 (13.00%) Test Analyst
6 107 (10.95%) Automation Tester
7 92 (9.42%) Test Engineer
8 58 (5.94%) QA Engineer
9 54 (5.53%) Ruby Developer
10 50 (5.12%) Automation Engineer
11 31 (3.17%) Automation Analyst
11 31 (3.17%) Software Engineer
12 28 (2.87%) QA Tester
12 28 (2.87%) Test Leader
12 28 (2.87%) Automation Test Analyst
13 27 (2.76%) Consultant
14 26 (2.66%) Agile Tester
15 24 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
16 23 (2.35%) Test Consultant
17 21 (2.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (23.44%) Web Services
2 211 (21.60%) HTML
3 203 (20.78%) XML
4 149 (15.25%) CSS
5 131 (13.41%) Spring
6 127 (13.00%) JSON
7 112 (11.46%) RESTful
8 105 (10.75%) .NET
9 92 (9.42%) HTML5
10 82 (8.39%) SOAP
11 81 (8.29%) Gherkin
12 79 (8.09%) Ruby on Rails
13 72 (7.37%) REST
14 71 (7.27%) jQuery
15 65 (6.65%) CSS3
16 59 (6.04%) Hibernate
17 56 (5.73%) Backbone.js
18 55 (5.63%) AngularJS
19 50 (5.12%) Sass
20 49 (5.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 150 (15.35%) Open Source
2 88 (9.01%) Mobile App
3 52 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.46%) Digital Media
6 17 (1.74%) Video on Demand
7 15 (1.54%) New Media
8 12 (1.23%) IPTV
9 11 (1.13%) Streaming Video
10 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.72%) STB
11 7 (0.72%) iPad
11 7 (0.72%) iPhone
12 6 (0.61%) Online Games
13 5 (0.51%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.51%) GIS
14 4 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 138 (14.12%) Linux
2 82 (8.39%) Android
3 67 (6.86%) Apple iOS
4 50 (5.12%) UNIX
5 24 (2.46%) Windows
6 13 (1.33%) Solaris
7 11 (1.13%) AIX
7 11 (1.13%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.13%) CentOS
8 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (57.83%) BDD
2 550 (56.29%) TDD
3 465 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (41.66%) Scrum
5 378 (38.69%) Test Automation
6 248 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
7 135 (13.82%) Automated Testing
8 123 (12.59%) Automation Testing
9 122 (12.49%) OO
10 121 (12.38%) Test Scripting
11 116 (11.87%) E-Commerce
12 110 (11.26%) User Stories
13 102 (10.44%) Pair Programming
14 96 (9.83%) Software Engineering
15 94 (9.62%) Kanban
16 79 (8.09%) SOA
17 75 (7.68%) MVC
18 63 (6.45%) Software Testing
19 53 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
20 46 (4.71%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 624 (63.87%) Java
2 439 (44.93%) Ruby
3 254 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 215 (22.01%) SQL
5 116 (11.87%) C#
6 65 (6.65%) Python
7 53 (5.42%) PHP
8 43 (4.40%) Groovy
9 36 (3.68%) Scala
10 29 (2.97%) Objective-C
11 26 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.54%) C++
12 15 (1.54%) Perl
13 14 (1.43%) XPath
14 13 (1.33%) CoffeeScript
15 12 (1.23%) VBScript
16 9 (0.92%) XQuery
16 9 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.92%) Clojure
17 7 (0.72%) Golang
Qualifications
1 65 (6.65%) ISEB
2 58 (5.94%) Degree
3 42 (4.30%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.31%) MBA
8 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (31.32%) QA
System Software
1 9 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.72%) Varnish
3 5 (0.51%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.41%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.31%) vCloud
5 3 (0.31%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
1 41 (4.20%) Puppet
2 21 (2.15%) Vagrant
3 13 (1.33%) Capistrano
4 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.41%) Graylog2
6 3 (0.31%) Oozie
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
7 2 (0.20%) Cacti
7 2 (0.20%) Munin
7 2 (0.20%) Opsview
7 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.10%) Ansible
8 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.10%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.10%) Nessus
8 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 54 (5.53%) Oracle
2 34 (3.48%) HP
3 33 (3.38%) Adobe
4 29 (2.97%) Microsoft
5 24 (2.46%) Akamai
6 21 (2.15%) VMware
7 11 (1.13%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.13%) JBoss
8 10 (1.02%) Zend
9 7 (0.72%) RightScale
9 7 (0.72%) ESRI
10 6 (0.61%) New Relic
11 4 (0.41%) hybris
11 4 (0.41%) SAP
12 3 (0.31%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.31%) Cognos
12 3 (0.31%) Apple
12 3 (0.31%) EMC
12 3 (0.31%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.31%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago