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 3 months to 29 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 231 235
Rank change year-on-year +61 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 632 533 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.07% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.66% 7.34% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 391 342
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7296 7264 6373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.48% 14.62% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4927 4894 4135
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 168 118
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
London +33 310 £450 -5.26% 71
South West +4 81 £365 -8.75% 17
South East +10 53 £400 +6.66% 17
North East +26 42 £320 -20.98% 1
Yorkshire +32 39 £375 +11.11% 10
East of England +9 35 £448 +19.33% 10
North West +26 34 £313 -8.08% 29
East Midlands +11 21 £388 +19.23% 8
West Midlands +22 18 £395 +154.67% 5
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 960 (73.51%) Agile Software Development
2 837 (64.09%) Java
3 789 (60.41%) Selenium
4 616 (47.17%) BDD
5 537 (41.12%) TDD
6 493 (37.75%) Jenkins
7 407 (31.16%) JavaScript
8 394 (30.17%) Scrum
9 365 (27.95%) QA
10 357 (27.34%) WebDriver
11 338 (25.88%) Test Automation
12 335 (25.65%) JIRA
13 318 (24.35%) Git (software)
14 292 (22.36%) Continuous Integration
15 280 (21.44%) Ruby
16 278 (21.29%) HTML
17 274 (20.98%) JUnit
18 273 (20.90%) SQL
19 244 (18.68%) Automated Testing
20 237 (18.15%) Spring
21 223 (17.08%) CSS
21 223 (17.08%) Gherkin
22 213 (16.31%) Linux
23 208 (15.93%) REST
24 195 (14.93%) Finance
25 192 (14.70%) DevOps
26 188 (14.40%) Maven
27 184 (14.09%) Node.js
28 182 (13.94%) Automation Testing
29 180 (13.78%) Open Source

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
1 155 (11.87%) Confluence
2 87 (6.66%) Tomcat
3 40 (3.06%) JBoss
4 39 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 34 (2.60%) Apache
5 34 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
9 17 (1.30%) nginx
10 16 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (1.00%) CMS
12 13 (1.00%) Mule
13 11 (0.84%) Alfresco
13 11 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.54%) GeoServer
16 6 (0.46%) Anypoint
16 6 (0.46%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (1.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.077%) HipChat
3 1 (0.077%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.077%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.077%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.077%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.077%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 138 (10.57%) GitHub
2 107 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.76%) Slack
5 20 (1.53%) Google Analytics
6 18 (1.38%) PaaS
7 12 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 12 (0.92%) Heroku
8 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.61%) Basecamp
10 8 (0.61%) SaaS
11 6 (0.46%) Datadog
12 4 (0.31%) IaaS
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.23%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.44%) HTTP
2 26 (1.99%) Internet
3 22 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.38%) SSL
5 6 (0.46%) LDAP
6 3 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) Firewall
7 2 (0.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.15%) Network Security
7 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.077%) AMQP
8 1 (0.077%) DNS
8 1 (0.077%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.077%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.65%) MongoDB
2 91 (6.97%) NoSQL
3 82 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 79 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (3.75%) MySQL
6 36 (2.76%) SQL Server
7 35 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 34 (2.60%) Big Data
9 29 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.14%) DB2
11 22 (1.68%) HBase
12 20 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.84%) Redis
15 10 (0.77%) Neo4j
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
16 5 (0.38%) RethinkDB
16 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 789 (60.41%) Selenium
2 493 (37.75%) Jenkins
3 357 (27.34%) WebDriver
4 335 (25.65%) JIRA
5 318 (24.35%) Git (software)
6 274 (20.98%) JUnit
7 188 (14.40%) Maven
8 106 (8.12%) SoapUI
9 104 (7.96%) JBehave
10 100 (7.66%) Mockito
11 96 (7.35%) Jasmine
12 81 (6.20%) JMeter
12 81 (6.20%) RSpec
13 78 (5.97%) Subversion
14 70 (5.36%) gulp
15 65 (4.98%) Gradle
15 65 (4.98%) SpecFlow
16 64 (4.90%) Ant
17 61 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 58 (4.44%) HP UFT
General
1 195 (14.93%) Finance
2 109 (8.35%) Banking
3 66 (5.05%) Games
4 56 (4.29%) Retail
5 41 (3.14%) Marketing
6 28 (2.14%) Publishing
7 23 (1.76%) Back Office
8 22 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.30%) Electronics
11 15 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.77%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) Front Office
14 3 (0.23%) Legal
14 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 535 (40.96%) Developer
2 249 (19.07%) Tester
3 237 (18.15%) Java Developer
4 201 (15.39%) Automation Tester
5 174 (13.32%) Test Engineer
6 144 (11.03%) Analyst
7 126 (9.65%) Test Analyst
8 99 (7.58%) QA Engineer
9 89 (6.81%) Test Automation Engineer
10 81 (6.20%) Selenium Tester
11 80 (6.13%) Senior Developer
12 78 (5.97%) Developer in Test
13 76 (5.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 74 (5.67%) JavaScript Developer
15 67 (5.13%) Java Engineer
16 60 (4.59%) Automation Test Analyst
17 55 (4.21%) Scala Developer
18 53 (4.06%) Software Engineer
19 49 (3.75%) Agile Developer
20 47 (3.60%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (21.29%) HTML
2 237 (18.15%) Spring
3 223 (17.08%) CSS
3 223 (17.08%) Gherkin
4 208 (15.93%) REST
5 184 (14.09%) Node.js
6 174 (13.32%) AngularJS
7 169 (12.94%) RESTful
8 168 (12.86%) JSON
9 158 (12.10%) XML
10 151 (11.56%) HTML5
11 144 (11.03%) Web Services
12 131 (10.03%) SOAP
13 111 (8.50%) .NET
14 109 (8.35%) jQuery
15 94 (7.20%) Sass
16 89 (6.81%) CSS3
17 74 (5.67%) Hibernate
18 71 (5.44%) Apache Camel
19 64 (4.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.36%) Mobile App
2 53 (4.06%) User Experience
3 50 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 13 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.46%) Equities
9 6 (0.46%) Tandem
10 5 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.38%) Social Media
10 5 (0.38%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.38%) Wiki
11 4 (0.31%) Fintech
11 4 (0.31%) NHS
12 3 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 213 (16.31%) Linux
2 132 (10.11%) Unix
3 63 (4.82%) Android
4 61 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 52 (3.98%) Windows
6 19 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (73.51%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (47.17%) BDD
3 537 (41.12%) TDD
4 394 (30.17%) Scrum
5 338 (25.88%) Test Automation
6 292 (22.36%) Continuous Integration
7 244 (18.68%) Automated Testing
8 192 (14.70%) DevOps
9 182 (13.94%) Automation Testing
10 180 (13.78%) Open Source
11 178 (13.63%) Microservices
12 176 (13.48%) Kanban
13 168 (12.86%) Test Scripting
14 128 (9.80%) Unit Testing
15 126 (9.65%) Software Engineering
16 124 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
17 118 (9.04%) Test Strategy
18 101 (7.73%) User Stories
19 95 (7.27%) MVC
20 93 (7.12%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 837 (64.09%) Java
2 407 (31.16%) JavaScript
3 280 (21.44%) Ruby
4 273 (20.90%) SQL
5 178 (13.63%) Python
6 166 (12.71%) Scala
7 162 (12.40%) C#
8 65 (4.98%) Perl
9 52 (3.98%) Shell Script
10 49 (3.75%) PHP
11 36 (2.76%) Bash Shell
11 36 (2.76%) ES6
12 35 (2.68%) Groovy
13 27 (2.07%) C++
14 23 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.61%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.30%) Apple Swift
17 15 (1.15%) Haskell
18 14 (1.07%) ActionScript
19 10 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 64 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 58 (4.44%) ISEB
4 39 (2.99%) Degree
5 37 (2.83%) ISTQB
6 26 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.077%) HND
11 1 (0.077%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (27.95%) QA
2 69 (5.28%) SDET
3 30 (2.30%) WCAG
4 22 (1.68%) MiFID
5 20 (1.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 20 (1.53%) EMIR
6 14 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.84%) WAI
8 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 165 (12.63%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) Varnish
2 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 72 (5.51%) Puppet
2 46 (3.52%) Ansible
3 38 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (2.76%) Kibana
5 34 (2.60%) Grafana
6 18 (1.38%) logstash
7 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.84%) rkt
8 10 (0.77%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.15%) Consul
10 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.15%) StatsD
10 2 (0.15%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.077%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.077%) Control-M
11 1 (0.077%) Graphite
11 1 (0.077%) Nagios
11 1 (0.077%) Salt
11 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (6.13%) Oracle
2 55 (4.21%) Splunk
3 43 (3.29%) Google
3 43 (3.29%) Microsoft
4 40 (3.06%) Atlassian
5 28 (2.14%) HP
6 27 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.76%) AppDynamics
8 21 (1.61%) hybris
8 21 (1.61%) IBM
9 16 (1.23%) Adobe
10 15 (1.15%) SAP
11 14 (1.07%) Hortonworks
11 14 (1.07%) Xamarin
12 13 (1.00%) MuleSoft
13 11 (0.84%) ATG
14 10 (0.77%) Perforce
14 10 (0.77%) Zend
15 9 (0.69%) New Relic
15 9 (0.69%) WorldPay
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £250 per day £250 a day initial 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Think IT Recruitment Limted
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good consultancy rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Glastonbury
People Source Consulting
Rate: £430 - £485 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 14 days ago