The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 28 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 59 76
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 15 40 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.23% 2.96% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.26% 18.43% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 11
Median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £425 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.01%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 162 217 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.26% 16.07% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 105 78
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +4.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Edinburgh

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 40 (78.43%) Java
2 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (72.55%) Test Automation
4 36 (70.59%) Selenium
5 23 (45.10%) Scrum
5 23 (45.10%) Jenkins
6 22 (43.14%) BDD
7 20 (39.22%) Spring
8 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (27.45%) JIRA
9 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
10 13 (25.49%) Mockito
10 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
11 12 (23.53%) Puppet
11 12 (23.53%) QA
11 12 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (23.53%) TDD
11 12 (23.53%) MySQL
12 11 (21.57%) Linux
13 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
14 9 (17.65%) SQL
14 9 (17.65%) Finance
14 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
14 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
14 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
15 8 (15.69%) RESTful
15 8 (15.69%) Maven
15 8 (15.69%) Oracle
15 8 (15.69%) Web Services
15 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (11.76%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) Apache
2 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) GeoServer
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) GitHub
2 4 (7.84%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.96%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) MySQL
1 12 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) GIS
5 1 (1.96%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (70.59%) Selenium
2 23 (45.10%) Jenkins
3 14 (27.45%) JIRA
4 13 (25.49%) Mockito
5 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 8 (15.69%) Maven
7 6 (11.76%) GitLab
8 5 (9.80%) Ant
8 5 (9.80%) JMeter
8 5 (9.80%) JUnit
9 4 (7.84%) Appium
9 4 (7.84%) DbUnit
10 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
10 2 (3.92%) Subversion
11 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.96%) jMock
11 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Automation Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Web Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) Spring
2 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
3 8 (15.69%) RESTful
3 8 (15.69%) Web Services
4 7 (13.73%) J2EE
4 7 (13.73%) JSON
5 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 6 (11.76%) HTML
6 5 (9.80%) Backbone.js
6 5 (9.80%) Ember.js
6 5 (9.80%) jQuery
6 5 (9.80%) React
7 3 (5.88%) JSP
7 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (5.88%) SOAP
8 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.96%) OpenLayers
9 1 (1.96%) PostGIS
9 1 (1.96%) REST
9 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Debian
2 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) Test Automation
3 23 (45.10%) Scrum
4 22 (43.14%) BDD
5 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (23.53%) TDD
7 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
8 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 7 (13.73%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
9 7 (13.73%) Web Development
10 5 (9.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.84%) SDLC
12 3 (5.88%) Content Management
12 3 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
12 3 (5.88%) Kanban
12 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (78.43%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) Scala
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Puppet
2 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.84%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
4 1 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) CA
3 1 (1.96%) ESRI
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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