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 24 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 55 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 5 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.60% 1.77% 2.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.00% 15.79% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 20
Median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 125 95 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.08% 11.20% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 111
Median daily rate £372 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (92.59%) Selenium
4 23 (85.19%) BDD
5 18 (66.67%) Java
6 16 (59.26%) QA
6 16 (59.26%) WebDriver
7 13 (48.15%) SOAP
8 10 (37.04%) Finance
8 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
9 9 (33.33%) SQL
10 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
10 8 (29.63%) JMeter
10 8 (29.63%) hybris
10 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
10 8 (29.63%) REST
11 7 (25.93%) Gradle
11 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
11 7 (25.93%) DevOps
11 7 (25.93%) SDLC
11 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.93%) Banking
11 7 (25.93%) Maven
11 7 (25.93%) .NET
11 7 (25.93%) Ant
12 6 (22.22%) C#
12 6 (22.22%) HTML
12 6 (22.22%) CSS
12 6 (22.22%) User Stories

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Development Applications
1 25 (92.59%) Selenium
2 16 (59.26%) WebDriver
3 8 (29.63%) JMeter
3 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
4 7 (25.93%) Ant
4 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) Gradle
4 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
4 7 (25.93%) Maven
5 5 (18.52%) Bitbucket
5 5 (18.52%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Electronics
3 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
3 5 (18.52%) Marketing
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 5 (18.52%) Retail Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Software QA Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Software Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Java Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) SOAP
2 8 (29.63%) REST
3 7 (25.93%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) Spring
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
8 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (85.19%) BDD
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
6 7 (25.93%) DevOps
6 7 (25.93%) SDLC
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
8 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (18.52%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (18.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (18.52%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
9 4 (14.81%) API Development
9 4 (14.81%) Build Automation
9 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) hybris
2 5 (18.52%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) ATG