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 22 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
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 112 131
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 21 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.91% 0.82% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.90% 5.92% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £261 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £523 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 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 429 355 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.49% 13.91% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 240 248
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £503 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Cambridgeshire -3 5 £345 +6.15% 8
Essex -18 5 £425 +70.00%
Bedfordshire - 5 £330 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £375 - 5
Norfolk -1 3 £400 -11.11%
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 43 (67.19%) Java
4 40 (62.50%) Selenium
5 34 (53.13%) Jenkins
6 33 (51.56%) BDD
7 29 (45.31%) JIRA
8 27 (42.19%) TDD
8 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (37.50%) Scrum
10 22 (34.38%) JUnit
11 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
11 21 (32.81%) SoapUI
12 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
12 20 (31.25%) QA
13 19 (29.69%) SQL
14 17 (26.56%) Ruby
14 17 (26.56%) Mobile App
15 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
16 15 (23.44%) API Testing
16 15 (23.44%) Spring
16 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
17 14 (21.88%) Python
17 14 (21.88%) Confluence
18 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
18 13 (20.31%) Appium
19 12 (18.75%) Maven
19 12 (18.75%) User Stories
19 12 (18.75%) Calabash
19 12 (18.75%) 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 14 (21.88%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.13%) BrowserStack
3 2 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
1 2 (3.13%) LDAP
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.25%) MySQL
5 3 (4.69%) MarkLogic
6 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.13%) Redis
7 1 (1.56%) DB2
7 1 (1.56%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (62.50%) Selenium
2 34 (53.13%) Jenkins
3 29 (45.31%) JIRA
4 22 (34.38%) JUnit
5 21 (32.81%) SoapUI
6 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 13 (20.31%) Appium
9 12 (18.75%) Calabash
9 12 (18.75%) Maven
10 9 (14.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (14.06%) Capybara
10 9 (14.06%) Subversion
11 8 (12.50%) JBehave
12 7 (10.94%) JMeter
13 6 (9.38%) SpecFlow
13 6 (9.38%) TeamCity
14 5 (7.81%) Mockito
14 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Test Engineer
2 13 (20.31%) Tester
3 12 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Automation Tester
6 7 (10.94%) Mobile Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.81%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Designer
9 4 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Portfolio Test Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (4.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 3 (4.69%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) Spring
2 12 (18.75%) REST
2 12 (18.75%) RESTful
3 11 (17.19%) Web Services
4 10 (15.63%) Gherkin
4 10 (15.63%) SOAP
5 9 (14.06%) HTML
6 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 7 (10.94%) .NET
7 7 (10.94%) XML
8 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.81%) J2EE
9 5 (7.81%) jQuery
9 5 (7.81%) JSON
10 4 (6.25%) Ajax
10 4 (6.25%) Apache Camel
10 4 (6.25%) JMS
10 4 (6.25%) Node.js
11 3 (4.69%) HTML5
11 3 (4.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) IPTV
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Android
1 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) Windows
5 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 33 (51.56%) BDD
4 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (42.19%) TDD
5 24 (37.50%) Scrum
6 15 (23.44%) API Testing
7 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
8 12 (18.75%) User Stories
9 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.06%) SDET
11 8 (12.50%) OO
11 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 6 (9.38%) ATDD
12 6 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.38%) Test Management
13 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.81%) Software Testing
13 5 (7.81%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 43 (67.19%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 19 (29.69%) SQL
4 17 (26.56%) Ruby
5 14 (21.88%) Python
6 8 (12.50%) PHP
7 6 (9.38%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISEB
1 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Ansible
1 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.13%) Puppet
1 2 (3.13%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.25%) IBM
2 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (1.56%) hybris
5 1 (1.56%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.56%) WSO2