Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 177 184
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7 +39
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1,801 1,423 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 1.51% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.93% 8.07% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 1,023 1,008
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% +5.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.25
10th Percentile £21.15 - £31.03
90th Percentile £34.85 - £33.68
UK median hourly rate £22.50 - £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 20,177 17,630 15,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.21% 18.74% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,959 12,360 10,758
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £601 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 272 231
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25.41 £29.00 £26.15
90th Percentile £55.10 £58.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +16 966 £500 +2.56% 127
South East +61 260 £435 +8.75% 34
North of England -13 209 £440 +6.67% 59
Midlands +92 204 £408 +1.88% 32
West Midlands +90 148 £425 -5.56% 20
South West +10 120 £450 +16.13% 25
Yorkshire -15 96 £450 +8.43% 22
North West -10 79 £425 +3.03% 28
East Midlands +16 56 £395 +1.94% 12
East of England -11 42 £425 +6.25% 16
North East +4 35 £408 -4.12% 9
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1,290 (71.63%) Test Automation
2 1,239 (68.80%) Java
3 1,232 (68.41%) Agile Software Development
4 1,168 (64.85%) Selenium
5 817 (45.36%) BDD
6 695 (38.59%) Jenkins
7 564 (31.32%) TDD
8 559 (31.04%) Git (software)
9 526 (29.21%) JavaScript
10 468 (25.99%) Continuous Integration
11 458 (25.43%) Scrum
12 438 (24.32%) JIRA
13 414 (22.99%) Docker
14 411 (22.82%) QA
15 400 (22.21%) DevOps
16 399 (22.15%) SQL
17 389 (21.60%) Gherkin
18 380 (21.10%) WebDriver
19 353 (19.60%) Microservices
20 309 (17.16%) Linux
21 308 (17.10%) Node.js
22 290 (16.10%) REST
23 277 (15.38%) C#
24 276 (15.32%) JUnit
25 272 (15.10%) Maven
26 268 (14.88%) Confluence
27 264 (14.66%) CSS
28 262 (14.55%) Spring
29 257 (14.27%) API Testing
30 245 (13.60%) Finance

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
1 268 (14.88%) Confluence
2 65 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 58 (3.22%) Apache
4 48 (2.67%) nginx
5 44 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (2.17%) Apache Spark
7 38 (2.11%) JBoss
8 34 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 32 (1.78%) CMS
10 30 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.11%) SharePoint
13 19 (1.05%) Documentum
14 16 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.50%) IIS
16 8 (0.44%) Mule
17 7 (0.39%) CoreMedia CMS
18 6 (0.33%) SAS
19 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.056%) HipChat
3 1 (0.056%) InVision
3 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
2 5 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.056%) Exstream
6 1 (0.056%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.056%) Magento
6 1 (0.056%) Minerva
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.056%) Sonata
6 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 238 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (8.94%) GitHub
2 161 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (5.89%) BrowserStack
4 66 (3.66%) Google Analytics
5 53 (2.94%) Slack
6 45 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
7 32 (1.78%) OpenShift
8 30 (1.67%) npm
9 22 (1.22%) PaaS
10 21 (1.17%) SaaS
11 19 (1.05%) Serverless
12 17 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.83%) IaaS
14 13 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.67%) Apigee
16 11 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.61%) Datadog
17 10 (0.56%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 104 (5.77%) HTTP
2 61 (3.39%) SSL
3 57 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.67%) AMQP
5 22 (1.22%) Internet
6 16 (0.89%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.72%) Firewall
8 10 (0.56%) Skype
9 9 (0.50%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.33%) MQTT
11 5 (0.28%) DNS
11 5 (0.28%) DSL
12 2 (0.11%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.11%) Network Security
12 2 (0.11%) SMS
12 2 (0.11%) SSH
13 1 (0.056%) BGP
13 1 (0.056%) ICMP
13 1 (0.056%) MPLS
13 1 (0.056%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.05%) MongoDB
2 134 (7.44%) NoSQL
3 80 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (3.39%) MySQL
5 52 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.50%) Big Data
6 45 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 36 (2.00%) SQL Server
8 29 (1.61%) HBase
9 27 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.17%) Redis
11 16 (0.89%) Apache Hive
12 15 (0.83%) Neo4j
13 14 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (0.78%) DB2
14 11 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.56%) Couchbase
15 10 (0.56%) Hazelcast
15 10 (0.56%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1,168 (64.85%) Selenium
2 695 (38.59%) Jenkins
3 559 (31.04%) Git (software)
4 438 (24.32%) JIRA
5 380 (21.10%) WebDriver
6 276 (15.32%) JUnit
7 272 (15.10%) Maven
8 213 (11.83%) JMeter
9 187 (10.38%) SoapUI
10 130 (7.22%) Gatling
11 125 (6.94%) SpecFlow
12 123 (6.83%) IntelliJ
13 115 (6.39%) Bitbucket
14 114 (6.33%) Ant
15 113 (6.27%) Protractor
16 95 (5.27%) Karma Test Runner
17 94 (5.22%) Gradle
18 93 (5.16%) Appium
19 92 (5.11%) gulp
20 83 (4.61%) Mockito
General
1 245 (13.60%) Finance
2 160 (8.88%) Banking
3 68 (3.78%) Retail
4 30 (1.67%) Games
5 25 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.05%) Advertising
7 19 (1.05%) Front Office
8 14 (0.78%) Back Office
8 14 (0.78%) Marketing
9 10 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.44%) Online Betting
11 7 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.28%) Legal
12 5 (0.28%) Publishing
13 4 (0.22%) Electronics
14 3 (0.17%) Law
14 3 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 615 (34.15%) Developer
2 351 (19.49%) Tester
3 308 (17.10%) Java Developer
4 268 (14.88%) Automation Tester
5 215 (11.94%) Analyst
6 195 (10.83%) Test Engineer
7 192 (10.66%) Test Analyst
8 134 (7.44%) Developer in Test
9 116 (6.44%) Test Automation Engineer
10 99 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
11 93 (5.16%) Selenium Tester
12 88 (4.89%) Java Automation Tester
13 87 (4.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 69 (3.83%) Senior Developer
15 68 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
16 67 (3.72%) Java Engineer
17 65 (3.61%) Software Engineer
18 64 (3.55%) Architect
19 63 (3.50%) QA Tester
20 61 (3.39%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (21.60%) Gherkin
2 308 (17.10%) Node.js
3 290 (16.10%) REST
4 264 (14.66%) CSS
5 262 (14.55%) Spring
6 232 (12.88%) AngularJS
7 222 (12.33%) HTML
8 208 (11.55%) Web Services
9 179 (9.94%) JSON
10 176 (9.77%) RESTful
11 167 (9.27%) .NET
12 166 (9.22%) XML
13 163 (9.05%) SOAP
14 142 (7.88%) Spring Boot
15 125 (6.94%) React
16 102 (5.66%) jQuery
17 100 (5.55%) HTML5
18 91 (5.05%) Sass
19 68 (3.78%) Kafka
20 65 (3.61%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.94%) User Experience
4 62 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.17%) Fintech
6 36 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 21 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.89%) NHS
13 15 (0.83%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.67%) Video on Demand
16 11 (0.61%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.44%) Management Information System
18 7 (0.39%) Credit Risk
18 7 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 309 (17.16%) Linux
2 195 (10.83%) Unix
3 133 (7.38%) Windows
4 61 (3.39%) Ubuntu
5 51 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 43 (2.39%) Android
8 19 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.78%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.44%) CentOS
11 8 (0.44%) Solaris
12 4 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.056%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,290 (71.63%) Test Automation
2 1,232 (68.41%) Agile Software Development
3 817 (45.36%) BDD
4 564 (31.32%) TDD
5 468 (25.99%) Continuous Integration
6 458 (25.43%) Scrum
7 400 (22.21%) DevOps
8 353 (19.60%) Microservices
9 257 (14.27%) API Testing
10 224 (12.44%) SDET
11 209 (11.60%) Open Source
12 177 (9.83%) Kanban
13 170 (9.44%) Test Strategy
14 159 (8.83%) Test Scripting
15 144 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 143 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
17 138 (7.66%) Front End Development
18 132 (7.33%) Mentoring
19 127 (7.05%) Software Engineering
20 118 (6.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,239 (68.80%) Java
2 526 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 399 (22.15%) SQL
4 277 (15.38%) C#
5 212 (11.77%) Python
6 170 (9.44%) Java 8
7 146 (8.11%) Ruby
8 141 (7.83%) Groovy
9 116 (6.44%) Scala
10 76 (4.22%) Perl
11 47 (2.61%) Haskell
12 41 (2.28%) C++
12 41 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 36 (2.00%) ES6
14 35 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 33 (1.83%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.33%) TypeScript
16 24 (1.33%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.83%) PHP
17 15 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 186 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 146 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 113 (6.27%) ISTQB
4 95 (5.27%) ISEB
5 51 (2.83%) Degree
6 32 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.67%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.056%) CCA
15 1 (0.056%) HND
15 1 (0.056%) MCSA
15 1 (0.056%) MCSE
15 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (22.82%) QA
2 11 (0.61%) PMO
2 11 (0.61%) WCAG
3 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.28%) MiFID
5 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.22%) EMIR
6 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.056%) GDPR
8 1 (0.056%) WAI
System Software
1 414 (22.99%) Docker
2 37 (2.05%) HDFS
3 10 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.22%) vCloud
6 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 122 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 120 (6.66%) Puppet
3 105 (5.83%) Ansible
4 94 (5.22%) Kibana
5 84 (4.66%) Grafana
6 75 (4.16%) Terraform
7 51 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (1.17%) logstash
9 19 (1.05%) Graphite
10 17 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (0.67%) Nagios
11 12 (0.67%) Packer
11 12 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.44%) Oozie
13 7 (0.39%) Graylog
14 6 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
14 6 (0.33%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.33%) SCOM
14 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (6.22%) Oracle
2 97 (5.39%) Google
3 76 (4.22%) Atlassian
4 67 (3.72%) Microsoft
5 51 (2.83%) Splunk
6 34 (1.89%) Adobe
7 32 (1.78%) AppDynamics
8 28 (1.55%) IBM
9 26 (1.44%) HP
10 24 (1.33%) WSO2
11 23 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.28%) webMethods
12 22 (1.22%) Pega
13 20 (1.11%) hybris
13 20 (1.11%) Perfecto Mobile
14 16 (0.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 16 (0.89%) SAP
15 15 (0.83%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.72%) Micro Focus
17 12 (0.67%) New Relic