Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 183 231
Rank change year-on-year +14 +48 +27
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1,530 1,236 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.41% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.02% 7.97% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 844 880
England median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £306
90th Percentile £600 £579 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £42.90
% change year-on-year +40.00% -53.37% -

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 19,072 15,512 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.17% 17.73% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,200 10,565 10,677
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £306 £300
90th Percentile £616 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 311 282
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.49 £28.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £60.84 £55.00 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +1 823 £480 +4.35% 124
South East +32 215 £425 -5.56% 44
North of England -18 206 £425 +13.33% 49
Midlands +58 140 £413 +10.00% 33
Yorkshire +6 118 £425 +2.97% 17
South West -8 98 £425 +6.25% 33
West Midlands +36 81 £425 -12.95% 20
North West -14 68 £425 +6.25% 30
East Midlands +24 59 £380 +1.33% 13
East of England +10 48 £460 +15.00% 19
North East -35 20 £475 +48.44% 2
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,119 (73.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,093 (71.44%) Test Automation
3 1,015 (66.34%) Java
4 921 (60.20%) Selenium
5 755 (49.35%) BDD
6 559 (36.54%) TDD
7 542 (35.42%) Jenkins
8 512 (33.46%) Git (software)
9 421 (27.52%) Scrum
10 390 (25.49%) JavaScript
11 351 (22.94%) Gherkin
12 340 (22.22%) JIRA
13 328 (21.44%) SQL
14 325 (21.24%) QA
15 321 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
16 312 (20.39%) DevOps
17 311 (20.33%) WebDriver
18 309 (20.20%) Linux
19 262 (17.12%) JUnit
20 256 (16.73%) Docker
21 253 (16.54%) REST
22 245 (16.01%) Finance
23 237 (15.49%) Spring
24 235 (15.36%) API Testing
25 229 (14.97%) C#
26 228 (14.90%) Microservices
27 223 (14.58%) RESTful
27 223 (14.58%) Maven
28 219 (14.31%) SDET
29 217 (14.18%) 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
1 186 (12.16%) Confluence
2 67 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 58 (3.79%) Apache
4 46 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (3.01%) JBoss
5 45 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 45 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 43 (2.81%) WebLogic
7 25 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.57%) CMS
9 20 (1.31%) GemFire
9 20 (1.31%) nginx
10 19 (1.24%) Documentum
11 18 (1.18%) Jetty
12 17 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.85%) IIS
13 13 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (0.72%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.46%) Anypoint
Applications
1 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.065%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.065%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.065%) Minerva
3 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.065%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 195 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.75%) GitHub
3 83 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (3.99%) BrowserStack
5 49 (3.20%) Sauce Labs
6 41 (2.68%) Slack
7 33 (2.16%) npm
8 27 (1.76%) PaaS
9 20 (1.31%) Google Analytics
10 17 (1.11%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.11%) SaaS
11 13 (0.85%) Serverless
12 11 (0.72%) Heroku
13 10 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.65%) IaaS
14 9 (0.59%) BlazeMeter
15 8 (0.52%) Akamai
15 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
16 7 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.01%) HTTP
2 40 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.70%) SSL
4 23 (1.50%) Internet
5 20 (1.31%) AMQP
6 17 (1.11%) Firewall
7 9 (0.59%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.52%) SMS
9 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.33%) MQTT
10 3 (0.20%) DHCP
10 3 (0.20%) DNS
10 3 (0.20%) SMTP
10 3 (0.20%) SSH
11 2 (0.13%) Broadband
11 2 (0.13%) LAN
11 2 (0.13%) Network Security
11 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.13%) WAN
11 2 (0.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.37%) MongoDB
2 110 (7.19%) NoSQL
3 103 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
4 82 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 73 (4.77%) MySQL
6 70 (4.58%) Big Data
7 65 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (3.33%) Hadoop
9 41 (2.68%) RDBMS
10 37 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 36 (2.35%) HBase
11 36 (2.35%) SQL Server
12 33 (2.16%) Apache Hive
13 26 (1.70%) Neo4j
14 22 (1.44%) Redis
15 21 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.59%) DB2
18 8 (0.52%) Couchbase
19 7 (0.46%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 921 (60.20%) Selenium
2 542 (35.42%) Jenkins
3 512 (33.46%) Git (software)
4 340 (22.22%) JIRA
5 311 (20.33%) WebDriver
6 262 (17.12%) JUnit
7 223 (14.58%) Maven
8 205 (13.40%) SoapUI
9 147 (9.61%) SpecFlow
10 121 (7.91%) JMeter
11 105 (6.86%) Appium
12 97 (6.34%) IntelliJ
13 95 (6.21%) Mockito
14 88 (5.75%) Subversion
15 86 (5.62%) Gradle
16 83 (5.42%) Bitbucket
17 71 (4.64%) Protractor
18 68 (4.44%) Mocha
19 67 (4.38%) Eclipse
19 67 (4.38%) Gatling
General
1 245 (16.01%) Finance
2 140 (9.15%) Banking
3 58 (3.79%) Retail
4 36 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.05%) Games
7 15 (0.98%) Back Office
8 12 (0.78%) Advertising
8 12 (0.78%) Marketing
8 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.46%) Front Office
9 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.33%) Law
10 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.20%) Electronics
11 3 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.13%) Automotive
12 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 528 (34.51%) Developer
2 303 (19.80%) Java Developer
3 281 (18.37%) Tester
4 219 (14.31%) Automation Tester
5 176 (11.50%) Analyst
6 154 (10.07%) Test Analyst
7 134 (8.76%) Test Engineer
8 112 (7.32%) Developer in Test
9 96 (6.27%) Automation Test Analyst
10 89 (5.82%) Senior Developer
11 81 (5.29%) QA Engineer
12 79 (5.16%) Test Automation Engineer
13 71 (4.64%) Java Engineer
14 67 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
15 61 (3.99%) Test Leader
16 60 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
16 60 (3.92%) Software Engineer
17 53 (3.46%) Java Developer in Test
18 52 (3.40%) QA Tester
19 49 (3.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (22.94%) Gherkin
2 253 (16.54%) REST
3 237 (15.49%) Spring
4 223 (14.58%) RESTful
5 209 (13.66%) Node.js
6 180 (11.76%) HTML
6 180 (11.76%) Web Services
7 173 (11.31%) XML
8 164 (10.72%) JSON
9 137 (8.95%) AngularJS
9 137 (8.95%) CSS
10 129 (8.43%) SOAP
11 111 (7.25%) .NET
12 101 (6.60%) React
13 93 (6.08%) Spring Boot
14 88 (5.75%) Kafka
15 72 (4.71%) Java EE
16 66 (4.31%) HTML5
17 62 (4.05%) jQuery
18 61 (3.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 58 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 42 (2.75%) User Experience
6 40 (2.61%) Fintech
7 26 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.11%) Video on Demand
11 16 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.85%) Derivative
13 12 (0.78%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
15 8 (0.52%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.52%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.46%) NHS
17 5 (0.33%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 309 (20.20%) Linux
2 209 (13.66%) Unix
3 81 (5.29%) Apple iOS
4 75 (4.90%) Windows
5 70 (4.58%) Android
6 55 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 31 (2.03%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.98%) CentOS
10 10 (0.65%) Solaris
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.20%) Debian
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
12 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.065%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,119 (73.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,093 (71.44%) Test Automation
3 755 (49.35%) BDD
4 559 (36.54%) TDD
5 421 (27.52%) Scrum
6 321 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
7 312 (20.39%) DevOps
8 235 (15.36%) API Testing
9 228 (14.90%) Microservices
10 219 (14.31%) SDET
11 217 (14.18%) Kanban
12 181 (11.83%) Open Source
13 141 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 140 (9.15%) Test Scripting
15 135 (8.82%) Software Engineering
16 133 (8.69%) OO
17 122 (7.97%) Mentoring
18 113 (7.39%) Performance Testing
19 106 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
20 105 (6.86%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,015 (66.34%) Java
2 390 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 328 (21.44%) SQL
4 229 (14.97%) C#
5 158 (10.33%) Java 8
6 148 (9.67%) Python
7 121 (7.91%) Ruby
8 79 (5.16%) Scala
9 71 (4.64%) Groovy
10 65 (4.25%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.55%) Perl
11 39 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 28 (1.83%) ES6
13 24 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.44%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.31%) Haskell
16 19 (1.24%) C++
17 17 (1.11%) Apple Swift
17 17 (1.11%) VB.NET
18 16 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 127 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 95 (6.21%) ISTQB
4 74 (4.84%) ISEB
5 61 (3.99%) Degree
6 29 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.46%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.26%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.13%) OCA
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
16 1 (0.065%) MCSA
16 1 (0.065%) MCSE
16 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (21.24%) QA
2 11 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.33%) GDPR
3 5 (0.33%) PMO
4 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.26%) EMIR
4 4 (0.26%) MiFID
4 4 (0.26%) PSD2
4 4 (0.26%) WCAG
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) GCP
6 1 (0.065%) WAI
System Software
1 256 (16.73%) Docker
2 35 (2.29%) HDFS
3 10 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.13%) Samba
7 2 (0.13%) vCloud
7 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 89 (5.82%) Puppet
3 81 (5.29%) Ansible
4 64 (4.18%) Terraform
5 59 (3.86%) Grafana
6 55 (3.59%) Kibana
7 43 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.63%) logstash
9 17 (1.11%) Graylog
10 14 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (0.85%) HP ALM
12 10 (0.65%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.59%) Packer
14 6 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 4 (0.26%) Nagios
15 4 (0.26%) Salt
16 3 (0.20%) Graphite
16 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
16 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 131 (8.56%) Oracle
2 55 (3.59%) Red Hat
3 52 (3.40%) Splunk
4 48 (3.14%) Atlassian
5 46 (3.01%) Microsoft
6 40 (2.61%) Google
7 37 (2.42%) AppDynamics
8 29 (1.90%) HP
9 22 (1.44%) Pega
10 19 (1.24%) Adobe
11 16 (1.05%) MuleSoft
12 14 (0.92%) IBM
13 12 (0.78%) WorldPay
14 11 (0.72%) Capita
14 11 (0.72%) VMware
15 10 (0.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 10 (0.65%) webMethods
16 9 (0.59%) New Relic
17 8 (0.52%) Micro Focus
17 8 (0.52%) Sitecore