Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 171 202
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 +43
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1,409 1,398 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.60% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.20% 9.60% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 941 934
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £330 £306 £304
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.60% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year +118.60% - -

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 17,178 14,562 14,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 16.62% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,103 9,741 9,865
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £286
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 242 353
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £30.70 £23.10 £23.35
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.66 £50.76
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 +25 838 £488 +8.33% 145
North of England -1 191 £425 +16.84% 47
South East -26 161 £420 -4.00% 34
Yorkshire +10 98 £425 +2.72% 15
Midlands -13 79 £431 +15.00% 44
East of England -34 77 £450 +5.88% 23
South West -34 71 £380 +11.76% 21
North West -6 70 £425 +11.48% 29
East Midlands +18 49 £413 +10.00% 31
West Midlands -24 30 £450 +24.14% 13
North East 0 27 £425 +21.43% 3
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,056 (74.95%) Agile Software Development
2 970 (68.84%) Test Automation
3 965 (68.49%) Java
4 818 (58.06%) BDD
5 816 (57.91%) Selenium
6 626 (44.43%) TDD
7 546 (38.75%) Jenkins
8 512 (36.34%) Git (software)
9 435 (30.87%) Scrum
10 387 (27.47%) JavaScript
11 380 (26.97%) JIRA
12 372 (26.40%) QA
13 370 (26.26%) Continuous Integration
14 307 (21.79%) SQL
15 288 (20.44%) Gherkin
16 284 (20.16%) REST
17 280 (19.87%) WebDriver
18 264 (18.74%) DevOps
19 254 (18.03%) Maven
20 251 (17.81%) Kanban
21 249 (17.67%) JUnit
22 245 (17.39%) RESTful
23 242 (17.18%) Spring
24 241 (17.10%) Ruby
25 233 (16.54%) Node.js
26 225 (15.97%) Docker
27 219 (15.54%) Open Source
28 215 (15.26%) Confluence
29 211 (14.98%) Finance
30 210 (14.90%) Software Engineering

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
1 215 (15.26%) Confluence
2 53 (3.76%) Tomcat
3 51 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (3.34%) Apache
5 40 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 37 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 36 (2.56%) Apache Spark
8 35 (2.48%) JBoss
9 27 (1.92%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.42%) Apache ServiceMix
11 19 (1.35%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.92%) CMS
13 11 (0.78%) nginx
14 10 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.57%) Mule
15 8 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.43%) Documentum
17 6 (0.43%) Jetty
18 5 (0.35%) Anypoint
Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Mingle
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.071%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.071%) Endur
2 1 (0.071%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 162 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.68%) GitHub
3 63 (4.47%) Slack
4 44 (3.12%) npm
5 28 (1.99%) BrowserStack
6 27 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
8 22 (1.56%) Serverless
9 21 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
12 14 (0.99%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.99%) Heroku
13 12 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.78%) Google Play
15 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.47%) HTTP
2 31 (2.20%) Internet
3 30 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.42%) Firewall
5 13 (0.92%) Kerberos
5 13 (0.92%) SSL
6 8 (0.57%) SMS
7 4 (0.28%) AMQP
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) FTP
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (13.20%) MongoDB
2 167 (11.85%) NoSQL
3 139 (9.87%) PostgreSQL
4 113 (8.02%) MySQL
5 79 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 77 (5.46%) Redis
7 69 (4.90%) Big Data
8 52 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 45 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.70%) HBase
11 22 (1.56%) SQL Server
12 18 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (1.28%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.92%) DB2
15 11 (0.78%) JanusGraph
15 11 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
17 7 (0.50%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.35%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 816 (57.91%) Selenium
2 546 (38.75%) Jenkins
3 512 (36.34%) Git (software)
4 380 (26.97%) JIRA
5 280 (19.87%) WebDriver
6 254 (18.03%) Maven
7 249 (17.67%) JUnit
8 146 (10.36%) SoapUI
9 139 (9.87%) SpecFlow
10 121 (8.59%) Appium
11 111 (7.88%) JMeter
12 90 (6.39%) Jasmine
13 86 (6.10%) TeamCity
14 77 (5.46%) IntelliJ
15 73 (5.18%) Gradle
16 70 (4.97%) Mockito
16 70 (4.97%) Subversion
17 68 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
18 67 (4.76%) JBehave
19 65 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 211 (14.98%) Finance
2 163 (11.57%) Banking
3 62 (4.40%) Retail
4 58 (4.12%) Games
5 49 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.56%) Marketing
8 21 (1.49%) Front Office
9 18 (1.28%) Publishing
10 17 (1.21%) Electronics
11 13 (0.92%) Back Office
12 8 (0.57%) Advertising
12 8 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.50%) Law
13 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.35%) Automotive
14 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) Military
15 2 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 509 (36.12%) Developer
2 288 (20.44%) Tester
3 254 (18.03%) Java Developer
4 206 (14.62%) Automation Tester
5 174 (12.35%) Analyst
6 149 (10.57%) Test Analyst
7 135 (9.58%) Developer in Test
7 135 (9.58%) Test Engineer
8 102 (7.24%) Java Engineer
9 91 (6.46%) Software Engineer
10 90 (6.39%) Automation Test Analyst
11 89 (6.32%) Senior Developer
12 84 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 84 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
13 79 (5.61%) Software Developer
14 73 (5.18%) QA Engineer
15 64 (4.54%) QA Tester
16 60 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
17 51 (3.62%) Java Automation Tester
18 46 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (20.44%) Gherkin
2 284 (20.16%) REST
3 245 (17.39%) RESTful
4 242 (17.18%) Spring
5 233 (16.54%) Node.js
6 185 (13.13%) Web Services
7 173 (12.28%) HTML
8 148 (10.50%) CSS
9 147 (10.43%) JSON
10 139 (9.87%) AngularJS
11 125 (8.87%) XML
12 119 (8.45%) React
13 118 (8.37%) SOAP
14 103 (7.31%) HTML5
15 92 (6.53%) .NET
16 87 (6.17%) Spring Boot
17 78 (5.54%) Kafka
18 66 (4.68%) CSS3
19 59 (4.19%) jQuery
20 51 (3.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.74%) Mobile App
2 107 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.91%) User Experience
6 34 (2.41%) Video on Demand
7 33 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (2.27%) Fintech
9 29 (2.06%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.70%) Video\Live Streaming
11 19 (1.35%) Online Games
12 16 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.85%) Derivative
14 11 (0.78%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.71%) Clustering
15 10 (0.71%) RIA
16 9 (0.64%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.57%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.57%) Equities
18 6 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 200 (14.19%) Linux
2 143 (10.15%) Unix
3 90 (6.39%) Apple iOS
4 86 (6.10%) Android
5 67 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (3.83%) Windows
7 43 (3.05%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.50%) Solaris
10 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (74.95%) Agile Software Development
2 970 (68.84%) Test Automation
3 818 (58.06%) BDD
4 626 (44.43%) TDD
5 435 (30.87%) Scrum
6 370 (26.26%) Continuous Integration
7 264 (18.74%) DevOps
8 251 (17.81%) Kanban
9 219 (15.54%) Open Source
10 210 (14.90%) Software Engineering
11 206 (14.62%) Microservices
12 205 (14.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 182 (12.92%) SDET
14 142 (10.08%) Mentoring
15 140 (9.94%) User Stories
16 135 (9.58%) E-Commerce
17 123 (8.73%) API Testing
17 123 (8.73%) Functional Testing
18 120 (8.52%) Test Scripting
19 109 (7.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 965 (68.49%) Java
2 387 (27.47%) JavaScript
3 307 (21.79%) SQL
4 241 (17.10%) Ruby
5 206 (14.62%) C#
6 159 (11.28%) Python
7 95 (6.74%) Scala
8 65 (4.61%) Groovy
9 49 (3.48%) Apple Swift
10 48 (3.41%) Perl
11 41 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 37 (2.63%) ES6
13 31 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.63%) Go
15 22 (1.56%) VB
15 22 (1.56%) VBA
16 21 (1.49%) C++
16 21 (1.49%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.14%) R
18 15 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.39%) Degree
3 73 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.19%) ISTQB
5 42 (2.98%) ISEB
6 32 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.14%) MCSA
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.071%) CFA
12 1 (0.071%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (26.40%) QA
2 18 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.21%) WCAG
4 11 (0.78%) MiFID
5 4 (0.28%) WAI
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.14%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) PSD2
7 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.071%) EMIR
7 1 (0.071%) GDPR
7 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 225 (15.97%) Docker
2 20 (1.42%) HDFS
3 11 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 127 (9.01%) Puppet
2 70 (4.97%) Kubernetes
3 69 (4.90%) Terraform
4 62 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (3.48%) Grafana
6 45 (3.19%) Ansible
7 32 (2.27%) Kibana
8 16 (1.14%) logstash
9 15 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.85%) StatsD
12 10 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
13 7 (0.50%) Graylog
13 7 (0.50%) Packer
14 5 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 5 (0.35%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.35%) OpenNebula
14 5 (0.35%) rkt
15 4 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 100 (7.10%) Oracle
2 68 (4.83%) Red Hat
2 68 (4.83%) Splunk
3 52 (3.69%) Atlassian
4 41 (2.91%) AppDynamics
5 40 (2.84%) HP
6 38 (2.70%) Google
7 35 (2.48%) IBM
8 28 (1.99%) Microsoft
9 15 (1.06%) Apple
9 15 (1.06%) hybris
9 15 (1.06%) SAP
10 14 (0.99%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.71%) CA
11 10 (0.71%) WorldPay
12 9 (0.64%) Adobe
12 9 (0.64%) Cisco
13 8 (0.57%) Capita
13 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.50%) Pega