Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cucumber
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 141 137
Rank change year-on-year +63 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 7 20 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.11% 4.75% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 29
Median daily rate £365 £438 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +10.76% -4.24%
10th Percentile £191 £357 £308
90th Percentile £480 £560 £493
South East median daily rate £450 £522 £450
% change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year +141.67% - -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 137 421 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.82% 12.96% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 262 343
Median daily rate £488 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -2.63% +22.58%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £338
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
South East median daily rate £459 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.94% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -31.58% +82.69%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.25 £39.75
90th Percentile £60.41 £82.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.38 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.19% -10.79% +5.56%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Berkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Cucumber in Berkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cucumber in Berkshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Berkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 3 £195 - 1
Reading +43 2 £475 +11.76%
Slough - 1 £365 -
Cucumber
South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
1 6 (85.71%) API Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Postman
2 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Docker
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
1 2 (28.57%) GCP
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (14.29%) Firebase
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Postman
2 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) REST Assured
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) Appium
5 1 (14.29%) Cypress.io
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) Protractor
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Swagger
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (14.29%) Puppeteer
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smart City
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Native
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) API Testing
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Go
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Giant Swarm
2 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
2 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) hybris
2 1 (14.29%) MuleSoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore