The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 24 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.12% 5.38% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.87% 24.59% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Median daily rate £330 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £400 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 63 61 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 19.63% 21.86% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 41
Median daily rate £373 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Cardiff

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Cardiff over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 16 (66.67%) Java
1 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) Spring
4 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 8 (33.33%) Kafka
5 8 (33.33%) JSON
5 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 7 (29.17%) RESTful
6 7 (29.17%) JIRA
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) Microservices
6 7 (29.17%) Spring Boot
7 6 (25.00%) SDLC
7 6 (25.00%) Go
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (25.00%) iXBRL
8 5 (20.83%) REST
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 5 (20.83%) Dropwizard

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Jetty
3 1 (4.17%) Mongrel
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (8.33%) Route 53
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
4 1 (4.17%) Google App Engine
4 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) DSL
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) Neo4j
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (29.17%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) Subversion
5 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
7 1 (4.17%) Babel
7 1 (4.17%) gulp
7 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.17%) JBehave
7 1 (4.17%) Mocha
7 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.17%) Travis CI
7 1 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 2 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Spring
2 8 (33.33%) JSON
2 8 (33.33%) Kafka
3 7 (29.17%) RESTful
3 7 (29.17%) Spring Boot
4 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) iXBRL
5 5 (20.83%) Dropwizard
5 5 (20.83%) REST
6 4 (16.67%) JAX-RS
7 2 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
7 2 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (4.17%) .NET
8 1 (4.17%) J2EE
8 1 (4.17%) Sass
8 1 (4.17%) Servlets
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Microservices
5 6 (25.00%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) DevOps
8 3 (12.50%) Product Management
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) Go
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Korn
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Rundeck
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 2 (8.33%) Grafana
2 2 (8.33%) Kibana
2 2 (8.33%) Marathon
2 2 (8.33%) Mesos
2 2 (8.33%) Prometheus
3 1 (4.17%) Fluentd
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) VMware