Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 May 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 19 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.75% 0.99% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.69% 3.49% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Essex median daily rate £481 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% +54.55% -18.76%
10th Percentile £331 £369 £250
90th Percentile £625 £538 £295
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.49% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 247 229 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.80% 28.45% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 164 89
Essex median daily rate £513 £468 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +24.73% -6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £275 £238
90th Percentile £660 £575 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 4
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +12.78% -15.82%
10th Percentile £33.56 £35.00 £27.45
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £38.98
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £45.65
% change year-on-year -2.44% -10.18% +26.79%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Essex

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Essex

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Essex over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Essex

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Essex region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
Southend-on-Sea +24 13 £456 +7.35%
Basildon - 1 £525 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £475 -
Cucumber
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 18 (94.74%) Selenium
2 17 (89.47%) Jenkins
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (73.68%) TDD
4 14 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (73.68%) Test Automation
5 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
6 12 (63.16%) BDD
6 12 (63.16%) Java
7 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
8 9 (47.37%) Zephyr
8 9 (47.37%) Ansible
9 8 (42.11%) Kanban
9 8 (42.11%) SOAP
9 8 (42.11%) HP
9 8 (42.11%) JMeter
9 8 (42.11%) Scrum
10 7 (36.84%) Puppet
10 7 (36.84%) HP ALM
10 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
11 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
11 6 (31.58%) User Stories
11 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
11 6 (31.58%) Test Management
11 6 (31.58%) Subversion
11 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
11 6 (31.58%) ISEB
11 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) Selenium
2 17 (89.47%) Jenkins
3 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
4 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
5 9 (47.37%) Zephyr
6 8 (42.11%) JMeter
7 6 (31.58%) Subversion
8 5 (26.32%) Artifactory
9 4 (21.05%) JUnit
10 3 (15.79%) Gradle
10 3 (15.79%) Maven
11 2 (10.53%) AccuRev
11 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
11 2 (10.53%) LoadUI
12 1 (5.26%) Ant
12 1 (5.26%) Calabash
12 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
12 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
12 1 (5.26%) Robot Framework
12 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) SOAP
2 6 (31.58%) J2EE
2 6 (31.58%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) Middleware
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) Java EE
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 2 (10.53%) Struts
5 2 (10.53%) XML Messaging
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) Java SE
6 1 (5.26%) JPA
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) JRules
6 1 (5.26%) JSR 170
6 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.26%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Test Automation
3 12 (63.16%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
6 6 (31.58%) Test Management
6 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
7 5 (26.32%) Microservices
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Coaching
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) C
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) Groovy
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) Java 8
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Ansible
2 7 (36.84%) HP ALM
2 7 (36.84%) Puppet
3 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) WSO2
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
5 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat