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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 231 252
Rank change year-on-year +35 +21  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 571 550 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.11% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.46% 7.07% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 437 350
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

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 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +16 320 £473 +5.00% 81
South East +4 82 £500 +17.61% 14
Yorkshire +37 52 £425 +28.30% 14
South West +11 33 £409 +2.18% 13
North West +24 27 £405 +15.71% 19
East of England 0 19 £375 - 11
East Midlands +3 15 £363 -11.04% 9
North East +65 14 £320 -14.66% 3
West Midlands +13 10 £494 +229.41% 7
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 890 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 776 (64.61%) Java
3 753 (62.70%) Test Automation
4 692 (57.62%) Selenium
5 577 (48.04%) BDD
6 531 (44.21%) TDD
7 493 (41.05%) Jenkins
8 369 (30.72%) JavaScript
9 346 (28.81%) Scrum
10 302 (25.15%) WebDriver
11 300 (24.98%) QA
12 298 (24.81%) JIRA
13 294 (24.48%) Git (software)
14 284 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
15 279 (23.23%) SQL
16 258 (21.48%) JUnit
17 250 (20.82%) Spring
18 238 (19.82%) HTML
19 218 (18.15%) Ruby
20 214 (17.82%) DevOps
21 204 (16.99%) Finance
22 202 (16.82%) REST
23 197 (16.40%) CSS
24 195 (16.24%) Gherkin
24 195 (16.24%) Linux
25 184 (15.32%) Microservices
26 174 (14.49%) Node.js
27 172 (14.32%) Python
28 171 (14.24%) AngularJS
29 154 (12.82%) Maven

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
1 150 (12.49%) Confluence
2 71 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 57 (4.75%) WebSphere
4 54 (4.50%) JBoss
5 35 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 31 (2.58%) Apache
7 26 (2.16%) WebSphere Process Server
8 22 (1.83%) nginx
8 22 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.42%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (1.00%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.83%) Anypoint
14 9 (0.75%) CMS
15 7 (0.58%) Jetty
15 7 (0.58%) Mule
16 5 (0.42%) SharePoint
17 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.083%) HipChat
5 1 (0.083%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.08%) Magento
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.083%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.083%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.083%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 144 (11.99%) GitHub
2 87 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.58%) Google Analytics
5 18 (1.50%) OpenShift
6 16 (1.33%) Sauce Labs
7 15 (1.25%) Slack
8 13 (1.08%) PaaS
9 12 (1.00%) BrowserStack
10 9 (0.75%) SaaS
11 8 (0.67%) Basecamp
11 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.50%) Datadog
13 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.25%) Google Play
14 3 (0.25%) IaaS
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.25%) HTTP
2 31 (2.58%) Internet
3 22 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.67%) SSL
5 12 (1.00%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.50%) LDAP
6 6 (0.50%) X.509
7 4 (0.33%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) Intranet
9 1 (0.083%) Firewall
9 1 (0.083%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.08%) MongoDB
2 75 (6.24%) NoSQL
3 74 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 73 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (3.91%) MySQL
6 45 (3.75%) HBase
7 43 (3.58%) Hadoop
8 38 (3.16%) Big Data
9 34 (2.83%) DB2
10 29 (2.41%) SQL Server
11 27 (2.25%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.92%) Redis
13 19 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
15 13 (1.08%) MarkLogic
16 7 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
17 5 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 5 (0.42%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 692 (57.62%) Selenium
2 493 (41.05%) Jenkins
3 302 (25.15%) WebDriver
4 298 (24.81%) JIRA
5 294 (24.48%) Git (software)
6 258 (21.48%) JUnit
7 154 (12.82%) Maven
8 96 (7.99%) Jasmine
9 95 (7.91%) JMeter
10 84 (6.99%) Mockito
11 72 (6.00%) gulp
11 72 (6.00%) Subversion
12 69 (5.75%) JBehave
13 64 (5.33%) SoapUI
14 62 (5.16%) SpecFlow
15 59 (4.91%) Ant
16 54 (4.50%) TeamCity
17 52 (4.33%) Gradle
17 52 (4.33%) IntelliJ
18 51 (4.25%) Mocha
General
1 204 (16.99%) Finance
2 135 (11.24%) Banking
3 61 (5.08%) Retail
4 55 (4.58%) Games
5 34 (2.83%) Marketing
6 22 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.42%) Electronics
8 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.17%) Advertising
9 14 (1.17%) Publishing
10 10 (0.83%) Back Office
11 9 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.67%) Front Office
13 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 499 (41.55%) Developer
2 241 (20.07%) Tester
3 237 (19.73%) Java Developer
4 196 (16.32%) Automation Tester
5 135 (11.24%) Analyst
6 126 (10.49%) Test Engineer
7 101 (8.41%) Test Analyst
8 78 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 77 (6.41%) QA Engineer
10 71 (5.91%) Developer in Test
11 70 (5.83%) Test Automation Engineer
12 68 (5.66%) Selenium Tester
13 65 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
14 64 (5.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 57 (4.75%) Java Automation Tester
16 55 (4.58%) Java Engineer
17 53 (4.41%) Scala Developer
18 52 (4.33%) Agile Developer
19 45 (3.75%) QA Tester
20 43 (3.58%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (20.82%) Spring
2 238 (19.82%) HTML
3 202 (16.82%) REST
4 197 (16.40%) CSS
5 195 (16.24%) Gherkin
6 174 (14.49%) Node.js
7 171 (14.24%) AngularJS
8 152 (12.66%) XML
9 145 (12.07%) Web Services
10 139 (11.57%) RESTful
11 138 (11.49%) JSON
12 131 (10.91%) SOAP
13 116 (9.66%) HTML5
14 113 (9.41%) .NET
15 104 (8.66%) jQuery
16 87 (7.24%) Hibernate
17 81 (6.74%) CSS3
18 80 (6.66%) Sass
19 78 (6.49%) React
19 78 (6.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.50%) Mobile App
2 50 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.50%) User Experience
4 22 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.25%) Video on Demand
7 14 (1.17%) Equities
7 14 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.17%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.50%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.50%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Online Games
12 4 (0.33%) Derivative
13 3 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 195 (16.24%) Linux
2 117 (9.74%) Unix
3 64 (5.33%) Windows
4 45 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 44 (3.66%) Android
6 21 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.00%) Solaris
9 10 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.67%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.083%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (62.70%) Test Automation
3 577 (48.04%) BDD
4 531 (44.21%) TDD
5 346 (28.81%) Scrum
6 284 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
7 214 (17.82%) DevOps
8 184 (15.32%) Microservices
9 147 (12.24%) Test Scripting
10 135 (11.24%) Kanban
11 120 (9.99%) Open Source
12 113 (9.41%) User Stories
13 108 (8.99%) Unit Testing
14 102 (8.49%) Test Strategy
15 101 (8.41%) E-Commerce
16 97 (8.08%) MVC
17 91 (7.58%) SDLC
18 89 (7.41%) OO
19 86 (7.16%) Continuous Delivery
20 81 (6.74%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 776 (64.61%) Java
2 369 (30.72%) JavaScript
3 279 (23.23%) SQL
4 218 (18.15%) Ruby
5 172 (14.32%) Python
6 147 (12.24%) C#
7 129 (10.74%) Scala
8 57 (4.75%) Perl
9 51 (4.25%) PHP
10 39 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.75%) ES6
12 32 (2.66%) Groovy
13 22 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.42%) C++
14 17 (1.42%) Haskell
14 17 (1.42%) VBA
15 16 (1.33%) Apple Swift
16 11 (0.92%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 58 (4.83%) ISEB
4 37 (3.08%) Degree
5 36 (3.00%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.083%) AAT
11 1 (0.083%) HND
11 1 (0.083%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (24.98%) QA
2 18 (1.50%) WCAG
3 16 (1.33%) MiFID
4 13 (1.08%) EMIR
5 12 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.75%) WAI
7 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 153 (12.74%) Docker
2 12 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 12 (1.00%) HDFS
3 7 (0.58%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.17%) LXC
7 1 (0.083%) Varnish
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (4.33%) Puppet
2 46 (3.83%) Ansible
3 42 (3.50%) Kubernetes
4 39 (3.25%) Grafana
5 35 (2.91%) Kibana
6 30 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.17%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.83%) Terraform
9 8 (0.67%) logstash
10 5 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.33%) rkt
11 4 (0.33%) StatsD
11 4 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.25%) Marathon
12 3 (0.25%) Mesos
12 3 (0.25%) Nagios
13 2 (0.17%) Graphite
13 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 77 (6.41%) Oracle
2 44 (3.66%) Splunk
3 38 (3.16%) Google
4 37 (3.08%) IBM
5 34 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 27 (2.25%) hybris
7 23 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 23 (1.92%) Microsoft
8 20 (1.67%) HP
9 19 (1.58%) AppDynamics
10 18 (1.50%) TIBCO
11 16 (1.33%) MuleSoft
11 16 (1.33%) SAP
12 15 (1.25%) Sencha
13 13 (1.08%) New Relic
13 13 (1.08%) Perforce
14 12 (1.00%) Adobe
15 11 (0.92%) Xamarin
16 10 (0.83%) Hortonworks
17 8 (0.67%) SOASTA, Inc
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