The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 28 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.

Cucumber
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 9 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.87% - 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.84% - 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 186 93 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.04% 8.93% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 70
Median daily rate £364 £339 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -15.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -4.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Buckinghamshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Milton Keynes - 6 - - 5
Cucumber
South East

Cucumber
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) Internet
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
6 4 (30.77%) VB
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Android
7 3 (23.08%) Ruby
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) C++
7 3 (23.08%) SOAP
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
7 3 (23.08%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) Appium
7 3 (23.08%) QA Automation
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Appium
5 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (15.38%) Calabash
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (7.69%) Genymotion
7 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
7 1 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) Mockito
7 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Automation Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) QA Automation Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Android Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) REST
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) QA Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
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