The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
South West / Bristol
Rank 45 45 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 22 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.73% 2.92% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.01% 22.41% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 4
Median daily rate £323 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 157 116 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 19.45% 13.03% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 94
Median daily rate £365 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50%  
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Bristol

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Bristol

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) Selenium
3 24 (75.00%) BDD
4 21 (65.63%) WebDriver
5 18 (56.25%) Java
6 15 (46.88%) SOAP
6 15 (46.88%) Finance
6 15 (46.88%) QA
6 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
7 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) .NET
8 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
8 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
8 10 (31.25%) SDLC
9 9 (28.13%) C#
9 9 (28.13%) Banking
9 9 (28.13%) JMeter
10 8 (25.00%) Electronics
10 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
10 8 (25.00%) Marketing
10 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (25.00%) SAP
10 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
10 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Retail Banking

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (84.38%) Selenium
2 21 (65.63%) WebDriver
3 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
4 9 (28.13%) JMeter
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.50%) Ant
8 4 (12.50%) Gradle
8 4 (12.50%) Maven
9 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
9 3 (9.38%) JUnit
10 2 (6.25%) Capybara
10 2 (6.25%) git-flow
10 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
10 2 (6.25%) RSpec
10 2 (6.25%) Subversion
10 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
11 1 (3.13%) JIRA
11 1 (3.13%) Mockito
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 8 (25.00%) Electronics
3 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (25.00%) Marketing
3 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (21.88%) Retail
4 7 (21.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Tester
2 8 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Automation Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) SOAP
2 10 (31.25%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) REST
4 4 (12.50%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) Sass
5 3 (9.38%) Spring
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) Dropwizard
6 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.13%) JSON
7 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.13%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) BDD
3 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
4 10 (31.25%) SDLC
4 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (18.75%) Web Development
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) Build Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) hybris
3 2 (6.25%) ATG
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian