Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 148 157
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 44 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.12% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.22% 3.49% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 15
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +7.04% -0.70%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £278
90th Percentile £506 £538 £445
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.25 - -

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 535 459 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.61% 11.43% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 271 273
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.84% -16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42.25 £13.88 £33.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.25 £158.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Berkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Berkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor 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 16 October 2018. 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
Reading +10 27 £350 -12.50% 8
Maidenhead +5 5 £450 -
Bracknell +2 5 - -
Newbury -8 2 £325 - 1
Slough - 2 £506 -
Cucumber
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 35 (79.55%) Test Automation
2 33 (75.00%) Java
3 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (61.36%) Selenium
5 22 (50.00%) BDD
6 20 (45.45%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) Scrum
7 15 (34.09%) JIRA
7 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
8 13 (29.55%) TDD
9 12 (27.27%) JMeter
10 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (25.00%) C#
10 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 11 (25.00%) API Testing
11 10 (22.73%) Web Services
12 9 (20.45%) JUnit
12 9 (20.45%) QA
12 9 (20.45%) REST
12 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
13 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
13 8 (18.18%) SDLC
13 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
13 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (18.18%) SOAP
13 8 (18.18%) Python
13 8 (18.18%) HP
14 7 (15.91%) C++
14 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
15 6 (13.64%) HTML

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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
2 3 (6.82%) CMS
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.55%) Liferay
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) GitHub
2 5 (11.36%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.09%) BrowserStack
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.55%) SaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) DB2
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Selenium
2 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
2 15 (34.09%) JIRA
3 12 (27.27%) JMeter
4 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (20.45%) JUnit
6 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 6 (13.64%) SpecFlow
7 6 (13.64%) Zephyr
8 5 (11.36%) HP UFT
8 5 (11.36%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (11.36%) Mocha
8 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
9 4 (9.09%) Gatling
9 4 (9.09%) Geb
9 4 (9.09%) Hudson
9 4 (9.09%) Jasmine
9 4 (9.09%) Maven
9 4 (9.09%) Protractor
9 4 (9.09%) webpack
General
1 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Test Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Tester
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Performance Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Performance Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Manual Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.55%) React Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Web Services
2 9 (20.45%) REST
3 8 (18.18%) SOAP
4 6 (13.64%) CSS
4 6 (13.64%) Gherkin
4 6 (13.64%) HTML
5 5 (11.36%) .NET
5 5 (11.36%) JSON
5 5 (11.36%) XML
6 4 (9.09%) Chai
6 4 (9.09%) CSS3
6 4 (9.09%) EDI
6 4 (9.09%) Node.js
6 4 (9.09%) Sass
7 3 (6.82%) J2EE
8 2 (4.55%) GraphQL
8 2 (4.55%) LESS
8 2 (4.55%) Middleware
8 2 (4.55%) RESTful
8 2 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.55%) Life Science
1 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Test Automation
2 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (50.00%) BDD
4 15 (34.09%) Scrum
5 13 (29.55%) TDD
6 11 (25.00%) API Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (18.18%) SDLC
8 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Defect Management
10 6 (13.64%) SOA
11 5 (11.36%) Case Management
11 5 (11.36%) Coaching
11 5 (11.36%) DevOps
11 5 (11.36%) Kanban
11 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Microservices
11 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 11 (25.00%) C#
3 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) Python
5 7 (15.91%) C++
6 6 (13.64%) VBScript
7 5 (11.36%) Scala
8 4 (9.09%) Groovy
9 2 (4.55%) C
10 1 (2.27%) Java 8
10 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Apigee
4 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.27%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.27%) MapR