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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 113 123
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 12 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.63% 6.34% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Median daily rate £358 £376 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.98% +6.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £345 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £420 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 213 205 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.51% 8.33% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 122 160
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £73.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +51.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +13 2 £285 -10.93% 2
Maidenhead -4 2 £400 -5.88%
Newbury +1 1 £300 -20.00% 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £158 -
Cucumber
South East

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Selenium
3 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 12 (54.55%) Java
4 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (50.00%) BDD
5 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 10 (45.45%) JIRA
6 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 8 (36.36%) Scrum
7 6 (27.27%) Maven
7 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
7 6 (27.27%) REST
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 5 (22.73%) QA
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle
9 4 (18.18%) HTML
9 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
9 4 (18.18%) CSS
9 4 (18.18%) SOAP
9 4 (18.18%) Apache
9 4 (18.18%) Python
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Java EE
9 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
9 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
10 3 (13.64%) Defect Management

Cucumber
Top Related 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) Confluence
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
5 6 (27.27%) Maven
6 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 3 (13.64%) JUnit
7 3 (13.64%) Subversion
7 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
8 2 (9.09%) Appium
8 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
8 2 (9.09%) Capybara
8 2 (9.09%) eggPlant
8 2 (9.09%) Hudson
8 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
8 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 2 (9.09%) TestLink
8 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
1 6 (27.27%) REST
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) Java EE
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 3 (13.64%) Play Framework
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
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%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js
4 2 (9.09%) OSGi
4 2 (9.09%) SAML
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (13.64%) SOA
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Web Design
6 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Open Source
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) Scala
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) Groovy
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) 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%) Red Hat
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