The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
UK
Rank 147 201 228
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +27
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 785 614 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.20% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.07% 8.25% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 449 373
Median daily rate £424 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median 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
7798 7444 7053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 14.54% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5253 4912 4659
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 200 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £30.32 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 685 £425 - 152
London +33 320 £450 -5.26% 75
South West +15 85 £345 -15.33% 18
Scotland +61 61 £400 -11.11% 4
South East +11 61 £450 +12.50% 11
East of England +26 55 £445 +4.70% 7
Yorkshire +27 45 £375 -14.77% 15
North East +11 43 £350 -13.58% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 40 £350 -13.58% 1
Tyne and Wear +8 40 £350 -13.58% 1
City of London -8 38 £500 +11.11% 18
Edinburgh +40 35 £405 -10.00% 1
Wiltshire +26 34 £350 -5.72% 1
West Yorkshire +15 33 £375 -18.91% 8
Leeds +9 33 £375 -14.77% 5
Swindon +22 32 £353 -5.05% 1
Wales -3 27 £413 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +22 25 £395 +142.92% 5
East Midlands +19 24 £388 +19.23% 6
North West +3 24 £343 +0.73% 14
Hertfordshire +8 20 £450 +21.62% 2
South Wales +2 20 £403 +7.33% 2
Cardiff 0 20 £403 +7.33% 2
Bristol +2 19 £320 -8.57% 6
Manchester +4 18 £325 +8.33% 11
Oxfordshire +2 17 £500 +14.28% 1
Bedfordshire - 17 £448 - 1
West Sussex -3 15 £500 +56.82% 1
Hampshire -11 14 £413 +6.45% 1
Nottingham +15 13 £394 +21.15% 5

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1174 (74.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1024 (65.35%) Java
3 947 (60.43%) Selenium
4 724 (46.20%) BDD
5 636 (40.59%) TDD
6 579 (36.95%) Jenkins
7 541 (34.52%) Scrum
8 482 (30.76%) JavaScript
9 451 (28.78%) QA
10 419 (26.74%) JIRA
11 410 (26.16%) WebDriver
12 409 (26.10%) HTML
13 381 (24.31%) Test Automation
14 376 (23.99%) Git (software)
15 362 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
16 336 (21.44%) JUnit
17 332 (21.19%) SQL
18 322 (20.55%) Spring
19 315 (20.10%) Ruby
20 310 (19.78%) CSS
21 293 (18.70%) Automated Testing
22 288 (18.38%) Gherkin
23 265 (16.91%) Linux
24 257 (16.40%) JSON
25 252 (16.08%) REST
26 246 (15.70%) Maven
27 243 (15.51%) Open Source
28 232 (14.81%) HTML5
29 228 (14.55%) RESTful
30 219 (13.98%) Microservices

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 199 (12.70%) Confluence
2 114 (7.28%) Tomcat
3 62 (3.96%) JBoss
4 56 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 51 (3.25%) Apache
6 48 (3.06%) WebSphere
7 34 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 28 (1.79%) CMS
10 27 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 27 (1.72%) GeoServer
11 19 (1.21%) nginx
12 18 (1.15%) WebSphere Process Server
13 17 (1.08%) Mule
14 14 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.70%) Alfresco
15 11 (0.70%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.45%) Apache Solr
17 7 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.064%) HipChat
4 1 (0.064%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.064%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 133 (8.49%) GitHub
2 127 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.47%) Slack
5 20 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 17 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
7 16 (1.02%) PaaS
8 13 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.77%) Heroku
10 11 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 10 (0.64%) Basecamp
11 10 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.26%) Datadog
12 4 (0.26%) SaaS
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.19%) IaaS
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.47%) HTTP
2 21 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.28%) Internet
4 18 (1.15%) SSL
5 7 (0.45%) LDAP
6 3 (0.19%) Firewall
6 3 (0.19%) SNMP
6 3 (0.19%) SSH
7 2 (0.13%) AMQP
7 2 (0.13%) DNS
7 2 (0.13%) DVB
7 2 (0.13%) FTP
7 2 (0.13%) Network Security
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.064%) DHCP
8 1 (0.064%) DSL
8 1 (0.064%) Intranet
8 1 (0.064%) IPsec
8 1 (0.064%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.70%) MongoDB
2 115 (7.34%) NoSQL
3 87 (5.55%) Relational Database
4 83 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (3.64%) MySQL
6 56 (3.57%) SQL Server
7 42 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 40 (2.55%) Big Data
9 31 (1.98%) HBase
10 27 (1.72%) DB2
11 24 (1.53%) Neo4j
12 20 (1.28%) GIS
13 18 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.02%) Spatial Data
16 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.38%) QGIS
17 6 (0.38%) Redis
18 5 (0.32%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 947 (60.43%) Selenium
2 579 (36.95%) Jenkins
3 419 (26.74%) JIRA
4 410 (26.16%) WebDriver
5 376 (23.99%) Git (software)
6 336 (21.44%) JUnit
7 246 (15.70%) Maven
8 179 (11.42%) JBehave
9 136 (8.68%) SoapUI
10 108 (6.89%) Mockito
11 102 (6.51%) Jasmine
12 95 (6.06%) RSpec
13 92 (5.87%) JMeter
13 92 (5.87%) Subversion
14 84 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 82 (5.23%) SpecFlow
16 81 (5.17%) Gradle
17 70 (4.47%) Appium
18 68 (4.34%) Ant
19 65 (4.15%) gulp
General
1 218 (13.91%) Finance
2 110 (7.02%) Banking
3 62 (3.96%) Retail
4 61 (3.89%) Games
5 46 (2.94%) Marketing
6 32 (2.04%) Publishing
7 26 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.34%) Back Office
9 21 (1.34%) Electronics
10 19 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.51%) Advertising
13 6 (0.38%) Front Office
14 4 (0.26%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.13%) French Language
16 2 (0.13%) German Language
16 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 691 (44.10%) Developer
2 324 (20.68%) Java Developer
3 298 (19.02%) Tester
4 236 (15.06%) Automation Tester
5 201 (12.83%) Test Engineer
6 172 (10.98%) Analyst
7 158 (10.08%) Test Analyst
8 109 (6.96%) QA Engineer
9 102 (6.51%) Developer in Test
9 102 (6.51%) Test Automation Engineer
10 97 (6.19%) Selenium Tester
11 94 (6.00%) Senior Developer
12 91 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
13 90 (5.74%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 78 (4.98%) Automation Test Analyst
15 76 (4.85%) Java Engineer
16 61 (3.89%) Software Engineer
17 59 (3.77%) Agile Developer
17 59 (3.77%) QA Tester
18 58 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (26.10%) HTML
2 322 (20.55%) Spring
3 310 (19.78%) CSS
4 288 (18.38%) Gherkin
5 257 (16.40%) JSON
6 252 (16.08%) REST
7 232 (14.81%) HTML5
8 228 (14.55%) RESTful
9 210 (13.40%) AngularJS
10 204 (13.02%) XML
11 198 (12.64%) Node.js
12 175 (11.17%) Web Services
13 133 (8.49%) CSS3
14 132 (8.42%) SOAP
15 130 (8.30%) jQuery
16 119 (7.59%) .NET
17 105 (6.70%) Hibernate
17 105 (6.70%) Sass
18 103 (6.57%) Apache Camel
19 86 (5.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 56 (3.57%) User Experience
3 20 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
5 18 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (0.83%) Social Media
8 11 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 9 (0.57%) Driving Licence
9 9 (0.57%) Fintech
9 9 (0.57%) Tandem
10 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.45%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.38%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.32%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.32%) NHS
12 5 (0.32%) Wiki
13 4 (0.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 265 (16.91%) Linux
2 171 (10.91%) Unix
3 82 (5.23%) Windows
4 59 (3.77%) Android
4 59 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.91%) Mac OS X
6 17 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.064%) CentOS
8 1 (0.064%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1174 (74.92%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (46.20%) BDD
3 636 (40.59%) TDD
4 541 (34.52%) Scrum
5 381 (24.31%) Test Automation
6 362 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
7 293 (18.70%) Automated Testing
8 243 (15.51%) Open Source
9 219 (13.98%) Microservices
10 216 (13.78%) Automation Testing
11 208 (13.27%) Kanban
12 197 (12.57%) Test Scripting
13 181 (11.55%) DevOps
14 154 (9.83%) Software Engineering
15 144 (9.19%) Unit Testing
16 136 (8.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 123 (7.85%) MVC
18 119 (7.59%) User Stories
19 116 (7.40%) Manual Testing
20 113 (7.21%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1024 (65.35%) Java
2 482 (30.76%) JavaScript
3 332 (21.19%) SQL
4 315 (20.10%) Ruby
5 219 (13.98%) Python
6 184 (11.74%) Scala
7 183 (11.68%) C#
8 68 (4.34%) Perl
9 60 (3.83%) PHP
10 52 (3.32%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.49%) Groovy
12 36 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.30%) ES6
13 22 (1.40%) C++
14 21 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.28%) Go
16 17 (1.08%) C
16 17 (1.08%) Objective-C
17 15 (0.96%) Haskell
18 14 (0.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 146 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 69 (4.40%) ISEB
4 56 (3.57%) Degree
5 49 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 37 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.57%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.064%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.064%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.064%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (28.78%) QA
2 95 (6.06%) SDET
3 42 (2.68%) WCAG
4 22 (1.40%) MiFID
5 20 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 20 (1.28%) EMIR
6 18 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 16 (1.02%) WAI
8 13 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 163 (10.40%) Docker
2 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.19%) HDFS
4 3 (0.19%) Varnish
4 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.064%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.064%) LXC
5 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (5.30%) Puppet
2 48 (3.06%) Ansible
3 45 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.17%) Kibana
5 30 (1.91%) Grafana
6 18 (1.15%) logstash
7 16 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.70%) rkt
9 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.13%) Consul
10 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.13%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.13%) Terraform
10 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.13%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.064%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.064%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.064%) Marathon
11 1 (0.064%) Mesos
11 1 (0.064%) StatsD
Vendors
1 94 (6.00%) Oracle
2 56 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 48 (3.06%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.06%) Splunk
4 39 (2.49%) Google
5 33 (2.11%) HP
6 27 (1.72%) Adobe
7 26 (1.66%) ESRI
8 24 (1.53%) hybris
8 24 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.28%) AppDynamics
10 19 (1.21%) SAP
11 17 (1.08%) IBM
11 17 (1.08%) Xamarin
12 16 (1.02%) Hortonworks
13 14 (0.89%) ATG
14 13 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 12 (0.77%) Perforce
16 10 (0.64%) Zend
17 9 (0.57%) WorldPay
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London
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London
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Experis Ltd
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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City, London
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Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
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Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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