Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 182 224
Rank change year-on-year +11 +42 +34
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1,456 1,227 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.47% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.07% 8.59% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 831 880
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £305
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £115.25 - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £70.50 £20.00 £42.90
% change year-on-year +252.50% -53.37% +19.15%

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 18,047 14,289 14,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.59% 17.11% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,504 9,664 9,927
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 290 309
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.47% +14.73%
10th Percentile £31.00 £24.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.80 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%

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 24 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 2018. 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 +25 833 £483 +7.22% 157
South East +21 190 £450 -7.83% 57
North of England -34 184 £425 +17.65% 53
Midlands +37 114 £425 +13.33% 31
Yorkshire +1 112 £425 - 26
South West -31 75 £425 +17.24% 29
East of England -12 66 £475 +11.76% 24
West Midlands +10 58 £508 +15.47% 11
East Midlands +21 56 £411 +9.67% 20
North West -25 52 £438 +17.45% 23
North East -35 20 £475 +47.29% 4
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1,086 (74.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,033 (70.95%) Test Automation
3 964 (66.21%) Java
4 819 (56.25%) Selenium
5 778 (53.43%) BDD
6 604 (41.48%) TDD
7 540 (37.09%) Jenkins
8 538 (36.95%) Git (software)
9 399 (27.40%) JavaScript
10 390 (26.79%) Scrum
11 330 (22.66%) JIRA
12 325 (22.32%) QA
13 317 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
14 310 (21.29%) Gherkin
15 307 (21.09%) DevOps
16 303 (20.81%) SQL
17 292 (20.05%) WebDriver
18 284 (19.51%) REST
19 278 (19.09%) Linux
20 256 (17.58%) JUnit
21 246 (16.90%) Maven
22 240 (16.48%) Spring
23 234 (16.07%) RESTful
24 229 (15.73%) Node.js
25 217 (14.90%) Docker
25 217 (14.90%) Microservices
25 217 (14.90%) SDET
25 217 (14.90%) Finance
26 206 (14.15%) Kanban
27 202 (13.87%) C#

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
1 181 (12.43%) Confluence
2 61 (4.19%) Tomcat
3 57 (3.91%) Apache
4 51 (3.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 50 (3.43%) JBoss
6 46 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 43 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 35 (2.40%) Apache Spark
10 25 (1.72%) CMS
11 20 (1.37%) GemFire
12 19 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.24%) Apache ServiceMix
14 17 (1.17%) Jetty
15 15 (1.03%) Documentum
16 14 (0.96%) nginx
16 14 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
17 10 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
18 8 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 7 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.069%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Magento
2 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.069%) Global One
3 1 (0.069%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (5.63%) GitHub
3 56 (3.85%) BrowserStack
4 53 (3.64%) Slack
5 51 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (3.23%) Sauce Labs
7 45 (3.09%) npm
8 22 (1.51%) PaaS
9 15 (1.03%) Google Analytics
9 15 (1.03%) Serverless
10 11 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.76%) Heroku
11 10 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
12 8 (0.55%) SaaS
13 7 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.48%) Yarn
14 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.25%) HTTP
2 36 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.92%) Internet
4 16 (1.10%) Firewall
4 16 (1.10%) SSL
5 10 (0.69%) SMS
6 8 (0.55%) AMQP
7 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 3 (0.21%) SSH
8 2 (0.14%) Broadband
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 2 (0.14%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) WAN
8 2 (0.14%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.069%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.069%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (10.16%) MongoDB
2 121 (8.31%) NoSQL
3 117 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
4 86 (5.91%) MySQL
5 83 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 69 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 66 (4.53%) Big Data
8 41 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 38 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 37 (2.54%) Redis
11 31 (2.13%) Neo4j
12 30 (2.06%) HBase
13 29 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 28 (1.92%) SQL Server
15 22 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.62%) DB2
17 6 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 5 (0.34%) DbVisualizer
18 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 819 (56.25%) Selenium
2 540 (37.09%) Jenkins
3 538 (36.95%) Git (software)
4 330 (22.66%) JIRA
5 292 (20.05%) WebDriver
6 256 (17.58%) JUnit
7 246 (16.90%) Maven
8 172 (11.81%) SoapUI
9 134 (9.20%) SpecFlow
10 108 (7.42%) Appium
11 99 (6.80%) JMeter
12 95 (6.52%) Mockito
13 93 (6.39%) IntelliJ
14 92 (6.32%) Subversion
15 91 (6.25%) Jasmine
16 90 (6.18%) Gradle
17 75 (5.15%) Protractor
18 70 (4.81%) JBehave
19 68 (4.67%) Mocha
20 64 (4.40%) gulp
General
1 217 (14.90%) Finance
2 131 (9.00%) Banking
3 53 (3.64%) Retail
4 28 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.65%) Games
6 22 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 13 (0.89%) Back Office
8 12 (0.82%) Marketing
8 12 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.76%) Advertising
10 9 (0.62%) Law
11 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.41%) Publishing
13 5 (0.34%) Front Office
14 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Military
16 2 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 531 (36.47%) Developer
2 293 (20.12%) Tester
3 278 (19.09%) Java Developer
4 216 (14.84%) Automation Tester
5 140 (9.62%) Analyst
6 125 (8.59%) Test Analyst
6 125 (8.59%) Test Engineer
7 114 (7.83%) Developer in Test
8 88 (6.04%) Senior Developer
9 76 (5.22%) Java Engineer
9 76 (5.22%) QA Engineer
10 75 (5.15%) Automation Test Analyst
10 75 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 73 (5.01%) Software Engineer
12 69 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
13 61 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
13 61 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
14 60 (4.12%) Software Developer
15 57 (3.91%) Test Leader
16 56 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (21.29%) Gherkin
2 284 (19.51%) REST
3 240 (16.48%) Spring
4 234 (16.07%) RESTful
5 229 (15.73%) Node.js
6 194 (13.32%) HTML
7 169 (11.61%) JSON
8 160 (10.99%) Web Services
9 157 (10.78%) XML
10 142 (9.75%) CSS
11 139 (9.55%) AngularJS
12 108 (7.42%) React
13 105 (7.21%) SOAP
14 90 (6.18%) .NET
15 87 (5.98%) HTML5
16 74 (5.08%) Kafka
17 73 (5.01%) Spring Boot
18 70 (4.81%) jQuery
19 69 (4.74%) Java EE
20 67 (4.60%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 43 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
4 40 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.68%) User Experience
6 33 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 31 (2.13%) Fintech
8 25 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.65%) Video on Demand
10 18 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
12 9 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (0.55%) Derivative
14 7 (0.48%) Clustering
15 6 (0.41%) Online Games
16 5 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 278 (19.09%) Linux
2 193 (13.26%) Unix
3 91 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 80 (5.49%) Android
5 60 (4.12%) Windows
6 56 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (3.43%) Mac OS X
8 24 (1.65%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.82%) CentOS
10 9 (0.62%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.21%) Debian
12 3 (0.21%) VMS
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.069%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,086 (74.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,033 (70.95%) Test Automation
3 778 (53.43%) BDD
4 604 (41.48%) TDD
5 390 (26.79%) Scrum
6 317 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
7 307 (21.09%) DevOps
8 217 (14.90%) Microservices
8 217 (14.90%) SDET
9 206 (14.15%) Kanban
10 181 (12.43%) Open Source
11 167 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 165 (11.33%) Software Engineering
13 164 (11.26%) API Testing
14 131 (9.00%) OO
15 127 (8.72%) Test Scripting
16 125 (8.59%) Mentoring
17 99 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
18 98 (6.73%) Coaching
18 98 (6.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 964 (66.21%) Java
2 399 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 303 (20.81%) SQL
4 202 (13.87%) C#
5 156 (10.71%) Ruby
6 141 (9.68%) Python
7 127 (8.72%) Java 8
8 75 (5.15%) Scala
9 64 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 61 (4.19%) Groovy
11 40 (2.75%) Perl
12 34 (2.34%) ES6
13 30 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.92%) Apple Swift
15 26 (1.79%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.72%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.37%) VBA
18 15 (1.03%) PowerShell
19 14 (0.96%) Go
19 14 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 142 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 103 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 70 (4.81%) ISTQB
4 60 (4.12%) Degree
5 58 (3.98%) ISEB
6 31 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 30 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.14%) MCSA
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.14%) OCA
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.069%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.069%) CIPD
15 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (22.32%) QA
2 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.34%) GDPR
3 5 (0.34%) WCAG
4 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.27%) EMIR
4 4 (0.27%) MiFID
4 4 (0.27%) PSD2
5 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) GCP
6 2 (0.14%) WAI
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 217 (14.90%) Docker
2 25 (1.72%) HDFS
3 11 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.14%) Samba
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (6.46%) Puppet
2 74 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 61 (4.19%) Terraform
4 57 (3.91%) Grafana
5 55 (3.78%) Ansible
6 48 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (3.02%) Kibana
8 26 (1.79%) logstash
9 19 (1.30%) HP ALM
10 15 (1.03%) Graylog
11 13 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.41%) Packer
14 4 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
14 4 (0.27%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.27%) StatsD
15 3 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.21%) Salt
15 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (8.24%) Oracle
2 69 (4.74%) Red Hat
3 64 (4.40%) Splunk
4 40 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 38 (2.61%) AppDynamics
6 30 (2.06%) Google
7 26 (1.79%) HP
8 22 (1.51%) Microsoft
9 19 (1.30%) IBM
9 19 (1.30%) Pega
10 15 (1.03%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.89%) Adobe
12 12 (0.82%) WorldPay
13 10 (0.69%) hybris
13 10 (0.69%) Sitecore
13 10 (0.69%) VMware
14 9 (0.62%) Capita
14 9 (0.62%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.55%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 8 (0.55%) webMethods