Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 21 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 183 219
Rank change year-on-year +10 +36 +26
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1442 1430 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.47% 1.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.09% 8.87% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1013 862
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £32.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £32.25 -

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17818 16120 14899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 16.57% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12491 10920 10017
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 232 285
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.16 £23.85
90th Percentile £59.63 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in England

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in England

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in England

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cucumber in England

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 878 £490 +5.95% 103
North of England +22 208 £413 +10.00% 34
South East -73 148 £400 -11.11% 20
Yorkshire +34 105 £415 +3.69% 15
North West -6 78 £413 +6.45% 18
South West -2 77 £388 +6.90% 12
Midlands -12 72 £400 +5.96% 10
East of England -11 62 £400 -4.48% 21
East Midlands +2 49 £388 -8.82% 6
North East +41 29 £425 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -14 23 £450 +24.14% 4
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 England region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1014 (70.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1009 (69.97%) Java
3 909 (63.04%) Test Automation
4 836 (57.98%) BDD
5 788 (54.65%) Selenium
6 670 (46.46%) TDD
7 514 (35.64%) Jenkins
8 502 (34.81%) Scrum
9 469 (32.52%) JIRA
10 453 (31.41%) Git (software)
11 366 (25.38%) QA
12 354 (24.55%) JavaScript
13 347 (24.06%) REST
14 342 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
15 293 (20.32%) WebDriver
16 290 (20.11%) SQL
17 288 (19.97%) Docker
18 279 (19.35%) Gherkin
19 276 (19.14%) Spring
20 271 (18.79%) Confluence
21 261 (18.10%) Microservices
22 228 (15.81%) DevOps
23 225 (15.60%) Ruby
24 223 (15.46%) Web Services
25 216 (14.98%) Finance
26 211 (14.63%) Node.js
27 210 (14.56%) JUnit
28 207 (14.36%) Linux
29 206 (14.29%) HTML
30 200 (13.87%) Kanban

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 271 (18.79%) Confluence
2 87 (6.03%) Apache Spark
3 79 (5.48%) Apache Solr
4 58 (4.02%) Tomcat
5 53 (3.68%) Apache
6 42 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (2.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 29 (2.01%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.60%) JBoss
9 22 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.69%) Mule
11 8 (0.55%) CMS
11 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (0.49%) nginx
13 6 (0.42%) Anypoint
13 6 (0.42%) Jetty
13 6 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.28%) Mingle
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.069%) HipChat
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Magento
2 3 (0.21%) Endur
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 178 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (8.46%) GitHub
3 42 (2.91%) Slack
4 28 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (1.87%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (1.60%) Sauce Labs
8 22 (1.53%) npm
9 21 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (1.46%) Serverless
10 20 (1.39%) BrowserStack
11 18 (1.25%) SaaS
12 13 (0.90%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.69%) Google Play
15 9 (0.62%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.58%) Kerberos
2 41 (2.84%) HTTP
3 26 (1.80%) Internet
4 15 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.83%) SMS
6 7 (0.49%) Firewall
6 7 (0.49%) SSL
7 5 (0.35%) AMQP
8 4 (0.28%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.28%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.21%) DSL
9 3 (0.21%) Skype
10 2 (0.14%) FTP
11 1 (0.069%) LDAP
11 1 (0.069%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (10.33%) MongoDB
2 148 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 146 (10.12%) NoSQL
4 137 (9.50%) Big Data
5 127 (8.81%) Hadoop
6 110 (7.63%) HBase
7 99 (6.87%) MySQL
8 65 (4.51%) Redis
9 55 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 55 (3.81%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.15%) SQL Server
11 22 (1.53%) DB2
12 21 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.04%) DataStax
13 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
15 13 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
16 11 (0.76%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 788 (54.65%) Selenium
2 514 (35.64%) Jenkins
3 469 (32.52%) JIRA
4 453 (31.41%) Git (software)
5 293 (20.32%) WebDriver
6 210 (14.56%) JUnit
7 196 (13.59%) Maven
8 116 (8.04%) JMeter
8 116 (8.04%) SoapUI
9 115 (7.98%) Appium
10 108 (7.49%) SpecFlow
11 90 (6.24%) TeamCity
12 89 (6.17%) IntelliJ
13 79 (5.48%) Jasmine
14 74 (5.13%) GitLab
15 67 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 66 (4.58%) Calabash
17 64 (4.44%) JBehave
18 63 (4.37%) Gradle
19 62 (4.30%) Subversion
General
1 216 (14.98%) Finance
2 188 (13.04%) Banking
3 74 (5.13%) Games
3 74 (5.13%) Retail
4 53 (3.68%) Marketing
5 52 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 48 (3.33%) Investment Banking
7 45 (3.12%) Manufacturing
8 40 (2.77%) Electronics
9 27 (1.87%) Back Office
9 27 (1.87%) Publishing
10 26 (1.80%) Front Office
11 13 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
12 11 (0.76%) Advertising
13 6 (0.42%) Automotive
14 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Legal
15 2 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.069%) Law
16 1 (0.069%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 526 (36.48%) Developer
2 309 (21.43%) Tester
3 258 (17.89%) Java Developer
4 232 (16.09%) Automation Tester
5 179 (12.41%) Analyst
6 141 (9.78%) Test Analyst
6 141 (9.78%) Test Engineer
7 138 (9.57%) Developer in Test
8 90 (6.24%) Java Engineer
9 86 (5.96%) Senior Developer
10 83 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
11 82 (5.69%) Automation Test Analyst
12 79 (5.48%) QA Engineer
13 71 (4.92%) QA Tester
14 70 (4.85%) Software Developer
15 69 (4.79%) Java Automation Tester
16 68 (4.72%) Software Engineer
17 53 (3.68%) Selenium Tester
18 52 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
19 47 (3.26%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (24.06%) REST
2 279 (19.35%) Gherkin
3 276 (19.14%) Spring
4 223 (15.46%) Web Services
5 211 (14.63%) Node.js
6 206 (14.29%) HTML
7 200 (13.87%) RESTful
8 168 (11.65%) AngularJS
9 160 (11.10%) CSS
10 151 (10.47%) Spring Boot
11 147 (10.19%) SOAP
12 143 (9.92%) JSON
13 128 (8.88%) Kafka
14 124 (8.60%) HTML5
15 121 (8.39%) XML
16 102 (7.07%) React
17 97 (6.73%) .NET
18 94 (6.52%) Apache Camel
19 83 (5.76%) CSS3
20 71 (4.92%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.98%) Mobile App
2 96 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 47 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.64%) User Experience
7 27 (1.87%) Fintech
8 25 (1.73%) Video on Demand
9 23 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
10 20 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (0.97%) Equities
12 14 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.90%) Derivative
13 13 (0.90%) Online Games
14 12 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
16 9 (0.62%) Market Risk
17 7 (0.49%) Minimum Viable Product
18 6 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 207 (14.36%) Linux
2 116 (8.04%) Unix
3 87 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 86 (5.96%) Android
5 58 (4.02%) Windows
6 42 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.62%) Solaris
8 9 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.069%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1014 (70.32%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (63.04%) Test Automation
3 836 (57.98%) BDD
4 670 (46.46%) TDD
5 502 (34.81%) Scrum
6 342 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
7 261 (18.10%) Microservices
8 228 (15.81%) DevOps
9 200 (13.87%) Kanban
10 198 (13.73%) Open Source
11 154 (10.68%) Software Engineering
12 146 (10.12%) User Stories
13 141 (9.78%) Test Scripting
14 138 (9.57%) E-Commerce
14 138 (9.57%) SDET
15 137 (9.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 124 (8.60%) Functional Testing
16 124 (8.60%) Performance Testing
17 113 (7.84%) SDLC
17 113 (7.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1009 (69.97%) Java
2 354 (24.55%) JavaScript
3 290 (20.11%) SQL
4 225 (15.60%) Ruby
5 190 (13.18%) Python
6 183 (12.69%) C#
7 103 (7.14%) Scala
8 53 (3.68%) Groovy
9 48 (3.33%) Apple Swift
10 40 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.29%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.94%) Perl
13 24 (1.66%) C++
14 22 (1.53%) ES6
15 20 (1.39%) PHP
15 20 (1.39%) VBA
16 19 (1.32%) Objective-C
17 18 (1.25%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.11%) GraphQL
18 16 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 111 (7.70%) SC Cleared
3 70 (4.85%) Degree
4 40 (2.77%) ISEB
5 37 (2.57%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) CFA
13 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.069%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (25.38%) QA
2 24 (1.66%) WCAG
3 12 (0.83%) MiFID
4 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.42%) WAI
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.21%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) PSD2
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) GDPR
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 288 (19.97%) Docker
2 75 (5.20%) HDFS
3 60 (4.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 112 (7.77%) Kubernetes
2 90 (6.24%) Puppet
3 81 (5.62%) Ansible
4 77 (5.34%) Terraform
5 42 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (2.15%) Kibana
7 28 (1.94%) Grafana
8 20 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.90%) logstash
10 10 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (0.62%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.49%) StatsD
13 5 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.35%) Galera Cluster
13 5 (0.35%) OpenNebula
13 5 (0.35%) rkt
14 4 (0.28%) Mesos
14 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (6.80%) Oracle
2 49 (3.40%) Splunk
3 43 (2.98%) IBM
4 42 (2.91%) Atlassian
5 40 (2.77%) HP
6 39 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 39 (2.70%) SAP
7 37 (2.57%) hybris
8 32 (2.22%) Google
9 28 (1.94%) AppDynamics
10 24 (1.66%) Microsoft
11 17 (1.18%) MuleSoft
12 16 (1.11%) Xamarin
13 15 (1.04%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.83%) Apple
15 11 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.69%) Cisco
16 10 (0.69%) TIBCO
17 9 (0.62%) New Relic
18 7 (0.49%) Sencha