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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 123 125
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 80 34 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 1.19% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.02% 6.60% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 28 25
10th Percentile £419 £325 £418
25th Percentile £506 £413 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £469 £505
Median % change year-on-year +38.67% -7.18% +1.51%
75th Percentile £738 £630 £563
90th Percentile - £646 £583
Central London median daily rate £600 £463 £505
% change year-on-year +29.73% -8.42% +1.00%

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 887 515 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.94% 18.06% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 347 426
10th Percentile £425 £360 £376
25th Percentile £500 £450 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £538 £523
Median % change year-on-year +9.30% +2.87% -0.48%
75th Percentile £706 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £580 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +10.52% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
10th Percentile - - £39.95
25th Percentile £66.25 £28.50 £44.75
Median hourly rate £72.50 £29.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +150.00% -40.21% +23.57%
75th Percentile £78.75 £29.50 £55.25
90th Percentile - - £59.00
Central London median hourly rate £72.50 £29.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -40.21% +23.57%

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 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 52 (65.00%) Java
2 49 (61.25%) REST
3 42 (52.50%) Agile
4 37 (46.25%) CI/CD
5 31 (38.75%) QA
6 30 (37.50%) Selenium
7 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
7 29 (36.25%) API Testing
8 28 (35.00%) Docker
8 28 (35.00%) Git (software)
9 27 (33.75%) SQL
9 27 (33.75%) TDD
10 26 (32.50%) Spring
10 26 (32.50%) Maven
11 23 (28.75%) Kubernetes
12 21 (26.25%) Terraform
13 18 (22.50%) Jenkins
13 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
14 17 (21.25%) NUnit
15 16 (20.00%) RESTful
15 16 (20.00%) Microservices
16 15 (18.75%) Multithreading
16 15 (18.75%) JMeter
16 15 (18.75%) .NET
17 14 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
18 13 (16.25%) Moq
18 13 (16.25%) BDD
18 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
18 13 (16.25%) Middleware

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 3 (3.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Azure
2 2 (2.50%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.50%) GitHub
2 2 (2.50%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.50%) Slack
2 2 (2.50%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Hazelcast
2 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.25%) Redis
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (37.50%) Selenium
2 28 (35.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (32.50%) Maven
4 18 (22.50%) Jenkins
5 17 (21.25%) NUnit
6 15 (18.75%) JMeter
7 13 (16.25%) Moq
8 12 (15.00%) TeamCity
9 10 (12.50%) Postman
9 10 (12.50%) Protractor
10 9 (11.25%) Cypress.io
11 7 (8.75%) JUnit
12 6 (7.50%) JIRA
13 5 (6.25%) Mockito
14 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
14 4 (5.00%) jMock
14 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
15 2 (2.50%) eggPlant
15 2 (2.50%) NeoLoad
15 2 (2.50%) SilkTest
General
1 12 (15.00%) Front Office
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (47.50%) Developer
2 25 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Front Office Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Automation Tester
5 3 (3.75%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Tester
6 2 (2.50%) Development Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Python Software Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Senior Development Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (61.25%) REST
2 26 (32.50%) Spring
3 16 (20.00%) RESTful
4 15 (18.75%) .NET
5 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
5 13 (16.25%) Middleware
6 12 (15.00%) .NET Core
6 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET Core
6 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (15.00%) SignalR
6 12 (15.00%) XML
7 7 (8.75%) Gherkin
8 5 (6.25%) Web Services
9 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.75%) HTML
9 3 (3.75%) pytest
9 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
10 2 (2.50%) Jest
10 2 (2.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Equities
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Android
1 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Agile
2 37 (46.25%) CI/CD
3 29 (36.25%) API Testing
3 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
4 27 (33.75%) TDD
5 16 (20.00%) Microservices
6 15 (18.75%) Multithreading
7 14 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.25%) BDD
9 12 (15.00%) Asynchronous Programming
9 12 (15.00%) OO
10 9 (11.25%) Fintech
11 8 (10.00%) DevOps
11 8 (10.00%) Scrum
11 8 (10.00%) SDET
12 7 (8.75%) Integration Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Software Testing
14 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.00%) Java
2 27 (33.75%) SQL
3 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) Go
6 2 (2.50%) Perl
6 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.50%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) Groovy
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.50%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (38.75%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) GDPR
3 2 (2.50%) Accessibility
System Software
1 28 (35.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) Kubernetes
2 21 (26.25%) Terraform
3 2 (2.50%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Grafana
4 1 (1.25%) Kibana
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) Splunk
3 2 (2.50%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.50%) Borland
3 2 (2.50%) CA
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Synopsys