The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 105 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 34 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.60% 0.91% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.34% 7.47% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 8
Median daily rate £448 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £311 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 364 308 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.11% 12.25% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 168 177
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +34.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £32.54 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.39 £40.30
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the East of England

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the East of England

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bedfordshire - 12 £448 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 7 £431 +16.55% 3
Norfolk +2 6 £466 +2.47% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £310 -4.61% 4
Essex -12 3 £475 +72.72%
Suffolk +1 2 £250 -37.50% 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 78 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (75.58%) Selenium
3 57 (66.28%) Java
4 50 (58.14%) BDD
5 38 (44.19%) Jenkins
5 38 (44.19%) TDD
6 37 (43.02%) WebDriver
6 37 (43.02%) Test Automation
7 35 (40.70%) Scrum
7 35 (40.70%) QA
8 32 (37.21%) JIRA
9 31 (36.05%) Ruby
10 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (31.40%) Gherkin
12 25 (29.07%) SoapUI
12 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
13 24 (27.91%) JBehave
14 23 (26.74%) Finance
15 22 (25.58%) JUnit
15 22 (25.58%) Python
15 22 (25.58%) Automation Testing
16 21 (24.42%) Git (software)
17 20 (23.26%) Mobile App
17 20 (23.26%) Appium
18 19 (22.09%) SQL
18 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
18 19 (22.09%) Manual Testing
19 18 (20.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 18 (20.93%) API Testing
20 17 (19.77%) RESTful

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (10.47%) Confluence
2 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.65%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.33%) Apache
5 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
1 2 (2.33%) LDAP
1 2 (2.33%) SSL
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) DB2
3 2 (2.33%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (75.58%) Selenium
2 38 (44.19%) Jenkins
3 37 (43.02%) WebDriver
4 32 (37.21%) JIRA
5 25 (29.07%) SoapUI
6 24 (27.91%) JBehave
7 22 (25.58%) JUnit
8 21 (24.42%) Git (software)
9 20 (23.26%) Appium
10 18 (20.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (18.60%) Calabash
11 16 (18.60%) Maven
12 11 (12.79%) Subversion
13 10 (11.63%) Capybara
13 10 (11.63%) Eclipse
14 8 (9.30%) TeamCity
15 6 (6.98%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (4.65%) SpecFlow
16 4 (4.65%) TestNG
17 3 (3.49%) Moq
General
1 23 (26.74%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Back Office
3 4 (4.65%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Test Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Test Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) Applications Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Tester
5 13 (15.12%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (13.95%) Java Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.47%) Mobile Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Developer in Test
8 6 (6.98%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (5.81%) PHP Developer
9 5 (5.81%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Portfolio Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) Gherkin
2 17 (19.77%) RESTful
3 16 (18.60%) Spring
4 12 (13.95%) HTML
5 10 (11.63%) Web Services
6 9 (10.47%) AngularJS
6 9 (10.47%) Hibernate
6 9 (10.47%) REST
7 8 (9.30%) jQuery
8 7 (8.14%) .NET
9 6 (6.98%) HTML5
9 6 (6.98%) Node.js
9 6 (6.98%) XML
10 4 (4.65%) Ajax
10 4 (4.65%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.65%) J2EE
11 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.49%) CSS
11 3 (3.49%) JSON
11 3 (3.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) IPTV
4 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Android
1 12 (13.95%) Apple iOS
2 8 (9.30%) Unix
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Solaris
4 2 (2.33%) Windows
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (58.14%) BDD
3 38 (44.19%) TDD
4 37 (43.02%) Test Automation
5 35 (40.70%) Scrum
6 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (25.58%) Automation Testing
8 19 (22.09%) Manual Testing
8 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
9 18 (20.93%) API Testing
10 16 (18.60%) ATDD
10 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
10 16 (18.60%) Test Strategy
11 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
12 13 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
13 9 (10.47%) Kanban
14 8 (9.30%) Defect Management
14 8 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (9.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 57 (66.28%) Java
2 31 (36.05%) Ruby
3 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
4 22 (25.58%) Python
5 19 (22.09%) SQL
6 12 (13.95%) C#
7 7 (8.14%) PHP
8 4 (4.65%) Perl
8 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) ISEB
2 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (40.70%) QA
2 12 (13.95%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Ansible
1 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.16%) Puppet
1 1 (1.16%) Rundeck
1 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) IBM
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) Xamarin
3 5 (5.81%) Atlassian
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 2 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (2.33%) hybris
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