Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 105 161
Rank change year-on-year -7 +56 -27
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 68 13 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 0.72% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.41% 3.95% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 9 55
10th Percentile £413 £349 £363
25th Percentile £513 £475 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £545 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.68% +9.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £558 £563
90th Percentile £779 £638 £665
Central London median daily rate £625 £523 £500
% change year-on-year +19.62% +4.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 - -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 723 329 1,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.47% 18.28% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 240 810
10th Percentile £414 £296 £366
25th Percentile £480 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% -2.33% +5.00%
75th Percentile £665 £575 £600
90th Percentile £756 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £513 £515
% change year-on-year +12.20% -0.49% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
10th Percentile £26.03 " £28.30
25th Percentile £27.19 " £38.88
Median hourly rate £29.25 - £50.25
75th Percentile £31.19 " £57.87
90th Percentile £32.28 " £62.15
Central London median hourly rate £29.25 - £50.25

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the City of London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Cucumber in the City of London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cucumber in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 50 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (70.59%) Java
3 31 (45.59%) Test Automation
4 30 (44.12%) TDD
4 30 (44.12%) DevOps
5 29 (42.65%) Spring
6 27 (39.71%) Selenium
6 27 (39.71%) REST
7 26 (38.24%) Kubernetes
8 25 (36.76%) Terraform
9 24 (35.29%) Maven
9 24 (35.29%) AWS
10 18 (26.47%) Vert.x
10 18 (26.47%) Docker
11 17 (25.00%) QA
12 16 (23.53%) BDD
12 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 15 (22.06%) Azure
13 15 (22.06%) Microservices
14 14 (20.59%) Gherkin
14 14 (20.59%) SQL
15 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
15 13 (19.12%) Scrum
15 13 (19.12%) API Testing
16 12 (17.65%) SpecFlow
16 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
16 12 (17.65%) SDLC
16 12 (17.65%) JIRA
17 11 (16.18%) RESTful
17 11 (16.18%) Finance

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) AWS
2 15 (22.06%) Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Serverless
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.41%) GitHub
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.94%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.94%) NuGet
5 2 (2.94%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (2.94%) Slack
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.47%) GCP
6 1 (1.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) DSL
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (39.71%) Selenium
2 24 (35.29%) Maven
3 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (17.65%) JIRA
4 12 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 9 (13.24%) JMeter
6 7 (10.29%) JUnit
7 6 (8.82%) Cypress.io
7 6 (8.82%) REST Assured
8 5 (7.35%) Postman
8 5 (7.35%) Protractor
9 4 (5.88%) Gatling
9 4 (5.88%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.41%) Bitbucket
10 3 (4.41%) git-flow
10 3 (4.41%) Mockito
10 3 (4.41%) NUnit
10 3 (4.41%) SonarQube
10 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Social Skills
3 6 (8.82%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Front Office
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Back Office
5 3 (4.41%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Legal
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Games
7 1 (1.47%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Developer
1 17 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Tester
4 10 (14.71%) Java Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Development Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Python Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Python Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Development Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) Spring
2 27 (39.71%) REST
3 18 (26.47%) Vert.x
4 14 (20.59%) Gherkin
5 11 (16.18%) RESTful
6 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.35%) Node.js
7 4 (5.88%) Kafka
7 4 (5.88%) Web Services
7 4 (5.88%) XML
8 3 (4.41%) Enzyme
8 3 (4.41%) Jest
8 3 (4.41%) JSON
8 3 (4.41%) pytest
8 3 (4.41%) Spring Boot
9 2 (2.94%) CSS
9 2 (2.94%) Play Framework
9 2 (2.94%) React
9 2 (2.94%) Redux
9 2 (2.94%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
1 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Native
2 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) Test Automation
3 30 (44.12%) DevOps
3 30 (44.12%) TDD
4 16 (23.53%) BDD
5 15 (22.06%) Microservices
6 13 (19.12%) API Testing
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) SDLC
8 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.82%) SDET
10 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.35%) Security Testing
11 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.88%) System Testing
12 4 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (70.59%) Java
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.82%) Python
5 4 (5.88%) Java 8
5 4 (5.88%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.41%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) Scala
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) JSX
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) Accessibility
2 3 (4.41%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) IFRS
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (26.47%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (38.24%) Kubernetes
2 25 (36.76%) Terraform
3 4 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) Databricks
2 1 (1.47%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (1.47%) Splunk