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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 109 111
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 11 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.46% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.29% 5.07% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
Median daily rate £313 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £320 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £400 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 208 217 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.38% 9.11% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 133 135
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Reading +14 3 £380 +5.55%
Newbury +3 2 £293 -26.87%
Cucumber
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) Selenium
4 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (50.00%) BDD
6 10 (45.45%) Java
7 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
7 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
8 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
8 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (31.82%) Maven
9 6 (27.27%) Scrum
9 6 (27.27%) JIRA
9 6 (27.27%) QA
9 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 5 (22.73%) REST
10 5 (22.73%) TDD
10 5 (22.73%) Java EE
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle
10 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
10 5 (22.73%) SOAP
10 5 (22.73%) Linux
11 4 (18.18%) CSS
11 4 (18.18%) PHP
11 4 (18.18%) Apache
11 4 (18.18%) Behat
11 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
11 4 (18.18%) Scala
11 4 (18.18%) Node.js
11 4 (18.18%) Sauce Labs

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 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 4 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Confluence
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
3 7 (31.82%) Maven
4 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
5 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
6 3 (13.64%) JUnit
6 3 (13.64%) Protractor
6 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
7 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
8 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.55%) Mockito
8 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (13.64%) Java Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Tester
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Java EE
1 5 (22.73%) REST
1 5 (22.73%) SOAP
2 4 (18.18%) Behat
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) Node.js
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 3 (13.64%) Play Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
4 2 (9.09%) Apache CXF
4 2 (9.09%) Ehcache
4 2 (9.09%) JDBC
4 2 (9.09%) JMS
4 2 (9.09%) OSGi
4 2 (9.09%) SAML
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Sass
5 1 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 2 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) Case Management
7 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) SOA
7 3 (13.64%) Web Design
8 2 (9.09%) API Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Coaching
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) Microservices
8 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
3 4 (18.18%) Scala
4 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Apigee
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter