Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 191 193
Rank change year-on-year +39 +2 +58
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1,657 1,257 1,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.40% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.59% 7.69% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,154 879 1,019
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £307
90th Percentile £588 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £458 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +6.40% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -44.44% -

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 19,286 16,342 16,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.87% 18.15% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,345 11,287 11,004
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 273 247
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.48 £30.00 £26.14
90th Percentile £52.63 £59.75 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +17 899 £488 +2.63% 133
South East +46 220 £450 +2.86% 34
North of England -13 206 £430 +4.24% 50
Midlands +92 183 £410 +9.33% 52
West Midlands +64 119 £425 -9.41% 24
South West +17 111 £425 +4.94% 34
Yorkshire -14 103 £450 +5.88% 21
North West +2 87 £413 +0.12% 24
East Midlands +33 64 £400 +6.67% 28
East of England -10 38 £450 +12.50% 14
North East -19 17 £445 +39.06% 5
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,182 (71.33%) Test Automation
2 1,150 (69.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1,140 (68.80%) Java
4 1,056 (63.73%) Selenium
5 800 (48.28%) BDD
6 606 (36.57%) Jenkins
7 554 (33.43%) TDD
8 531 (32.05%) Git (software)
9 426 (25.71%) JavaScript
10 419 (25.29%) Scrum
11 416 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
12 393 (23.72%) Gherkin
13 383 (23.11%) JIRA
14 374 (22.57%) Docker
15 361 (21.79%) DevOps
16 355 (21.42%) QA
17 348 (21.00%) SQL
18 325 (19.61%) WebDriver
19 324 (19.55%) Linux
20 294 (17.74%) Microservices
21 270 (16.29%) C#
22 269 (16.23%) JUnit
22 269 (16.23%) API Testing
23 264 (15.93%) Spring
24 255 (15.39%) Node.js
25 244 (14.73%) REST
26 242 (14.60%) Finance
27 238 (14.36%) SDET
28 236 (14.24%) Maven
29 230 (13.88%) Amazon AWS

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
1 218 (13.16%) Confluence
2 69 (4.16%) Apache
3 64 (3.86%) Tomcat
4 42 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (2.53%) nginx
5 41 (2.47%) JBoss
6 40 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 39 (2.35%) Apache Spark
8 30 (1.81%) WebLogic
9 18 (1.09%) CMS
10 17 (1.03%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.78%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.66%) Documentum
13 11 (0.66%) Jetty
14 9 (0.54%) IIS
15 8 (0.48%) GemFire
15 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.36%) Mule
16 6 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.060%) HipChat
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.060%) Mingle
3 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.060%) Exstream
5 1 (0.060%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.060%) Magento
5 1 (0.060%) Minerva
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 230 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (8.21%) GitHub
4 87 (5.25%) BrowserStack
5 58 (3.50%) Sauce Labs
6 56 (3.38%) Google Analytics
7 41 (2.47%) Slack
8 30 (1.81%) npm
9 29 (1.75%) PaaS
10 26 (1.57%) OpenShift
11 19 (1.15%) SaaS
12 16 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.84%) IaaS
14 9 (0.54%) Akamai
14 9 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.48%) Datadog
16 7 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
16 7 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.82%) HTTP
2 53 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.02%) SSL
4 27 (1.63%) AMQP
5 22 (1.33%) Internet
6 13 (0.78%) Firewall
7 11 (0.66%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.42%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.42%) Skype
9 6 (0.36%) MQTT
9 6 (0.36%) SMS
10 3 (0.18%) DNS
10 3 (0.18%) DSL
10 3 (0.18%) Network Security
10 3 (0.18%) SMTP
11 2 (0.12%) SSH
12 1 (0.060%) BGP
12 1 (0.060%) ICMP
12 1 (0.060%) MPLS
12 1 (0.060%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (9.29%) MongoDB
2 114 (6.88%) NoSQL
3 82 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
4 63 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 57 (3.44%) Big Data
6 53 (3.20%) MySQL
7 45 (2.72%) Hadoop
8 42 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (2.11%) HBase
10 32 (1.93%) SQL Server
11 25 (1.51%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.39%) Neo4j
12 23 (1.39%) Redis
13 20 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.97%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.84%) DB2
16 13 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (0.78%) Couchbase
17 11 (0.66%) Hazelcast
17 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,056 (63.73%) Selenium
2 606 (36.57%) Jenkins
3 531 (32.05%) Git (software)
4 383 (23.11%) JIRA
5 325 (19.61%) WebDriver
6 269 (16.23%) JUnit
7 236 (14.24%) Maven
8 199 (12.01%) SoapUI
9 185 (11.16%) JMeter
10 146 (8.81%) SpecFlow
11 127 (7.66%) IntelliJ
12 119 (7.18%) Bitbucket
13 106 (6.40%) Gatling
14 95 (5.73%) Appium
15 93 (5.61%) Gradle
15 93 (5.61%) Mockito
16 91 (5.49%) Protractor
17 78 (4.71%) Ant
18 73 (4.41%) Subversion
19 72 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 242 (14.60%) Finance
2 142 (8.57%) Banking
3 60 (3.62%) Retail
4 36 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.15%) Back Office
7 18 (1.09%) Advertising
8 14 (0.84%) Games
9 13 (0.78%) Marketing
10 12 (0.72%) Front Office
11 11 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.24%) Electronics
14 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.18%) Law
15 3 (0.18%) Publishing
16 2 (0.12%) Legal
16 2 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 575 (34.70%) Developer
2 311 (18.77%) Java Developer
3 290 (17.50%) Tester
4 224 (13.52%) Automation Tester
5 198 (11.95%) Analyst
6 174 (10.50%) Test Analyst
7 168 (10.14%) Test Engineer
8 141 (8.51%) Developer in Test
9 103 (6.22%) Automation Test Analyst
10 98 (5.91%) Test Automation Engineer
11 78 (4.71%) Senior Developer
12 73 (4.41%) Selenium Tester
13 68 (4.10%) Java Engineer
14 67 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
14 67 (4.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 65 (3.92%) QA Engineer
16 64 (3.86%) Software Engineer
17 61 (3.68%) Java Automation Tester
17 61 (3.68%) Test Leader
18 60 (3.62%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (23.72%) Gherkin
2 264 (15.93%) Spring
3 255 (15.39%) Node.js
4 244 (14.73%) REST
5 200 (12.07%) CSS
6 197 (11.89%) RESTful
7 188 (11.35%) AngularJS
8 187 (11.29%) HTML
9 182 (10.98%) Web Services
10 158 (9.54%) SOAP
11 155 (9.35%) XML
12 151 (9.11%) JSON
13 134 (8.09%) .NET
14 122 (7.36%) Spring Boot
15 109 (6.58%) React
16 86 (5.19%) jQuery
17 84 (5.07%) Kafka
18 68 (4.10%) HTML5
19 64 (3.86%) Java EE
20 63 (3.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.62%) Mobile App
3 60 (3.62%) User Experience
4 51 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
5 42 (2.53%) Fintech
6 24 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 23 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 15 (0.91%) Video on Demand
11 14 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.72%) NHS
14 11 (0.66%) Cloud Native
14 11 (0.66%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.66%) Derivative
14 11 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 324 (19.55%) Linux
2 201 (12.13%) Unix
3 106 (6.40%) Windows
4 62 (3.74%) Ubuntu
5 60 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 59 (3.56%) Android
7 38 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.63%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.84%) CentOS
10 12 (0.72%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.36%) Solaris
13 4 (0.24%) Debian
14 3 (0.18%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.060%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,182 (71.33%) Test Automation
2 1,150 (69.40%) Agile Software Development
3 800 (48.28%) BDD
4 554 (33.43%) TDD
5 419 (25.29%) Scrum
6 416 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
7 361 (21.79%) DevOps
8 294 (17.74%) Microservices
9 269 (16.23%) API Testing
10 238 (14.36%) SDET
11 193 (11.65%) Open Source
12 173 (10.44%) Kanban
13 152 (9.17%) Test Scripting
14 133 (8.03%) Test Strategy
15 131 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
16 122 (7.36%) Front End Development
17 119 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 116 (7.00%) OO
19 115 (6.94%) Performance Testing
20 114 (6.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,140 (68.80%) Java
2 426 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 348 (21.00%) SQL
4 270 (16.29%) C#
5 199 (12.01%) Python
6 171 (10.32%) Java 8
7 140 (8.45%) Ruby
8 109 (6.58%) Groovy
9 94 (5.67%) Scala
10 70 (4.22%) Perl
11 46 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 42 (2.53%) Haskell
13 37 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 32 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 30 (1.81%) ES6
16 25 (1.51%) C++
17 21 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.97%) PowerShell
18 16 (0.97%) TypeScript
19 14 (0.84%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 176 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 143 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 117 (7.06%) ISTQB
4 95 (5.73%) ISEB
5 58 (3.50%) Degree
6 24 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.54%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.24%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.060%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.060%) CCA
14 1 (0.060%) CIPD
14 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.060%) OCA
14 1 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (21.42%) QA
2 9 (0.54%) PMO
3 5 (0.30%) GDPR
4 4 (0.24%) MiFID
5 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.18%) EMIR
5 3 (0.18%) WCAG
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 374 (22.57%) Docker
2 35 (2.11%) HDFS
3 8 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 117 (7.06%) Kubernetes
2 105 (6.34%) Puppet
3 93 (5.61%) Ansible
4 86 (5.19%) Kibana
5 81 (4.89%) Grafana
6 69 (4.16%) Terraform
7 44 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.45%) logstash
9 21 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.91%) Graphite
11 11 (0.66%) Graylog
12 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.60%) Nagios
12 10 (0.60%) Packer
13 8 (0.48%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.48%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.36%) OpenView
14 6 (0.36%) SCOM
14 6 (0.36%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 103 (6.22%) Oracle
2 83 (5.01%) Google
3 58 (3.50%) Microsoft
4 53 (3.20%) Atlassian
5 50 (3.02%) Splunk
6 37 (2.23%) AppDynamics
7 29 (1.75%) HP
7 29 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.57%) Adobe
9 22 (1.33%) IBM
10 20 (1.21%) MuleSoft
11 18 (1.09%) WSO2
12 14 (0.84%) webMethods
13 13 (0.78%) hybris
13 13 (0.78%) Pega
14 12 (0.72%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 12 (0.72%) Micro Focus
14 12 (0.72%) VMware
15 11 (0.66%) New Relic
16 9 (0.54%) Apigee