Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 91 76
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 +10
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.73% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.83% 1.63% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Essex median daily rate £450 £341 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.96% +36.40% -37.50%
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £419
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.48% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - £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 373 307 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.80% 37.48% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 215 48
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +9.92% +16.56%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £241
90th Percentile £600 £600 £548
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 10
Essex median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £32.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +30.97% -13.35%
10th Percentile £25.13 £35.05 £30.30
90th Percentile £51.53 £63.75 £38.88
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% +3.90%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +6 6 £381 +11.80% 1
Basildon - 6 £500 - 2
Cucumber
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Java
4 14 (77.78%) SQL
4 14 (77.78%) SOAP
4 14 (77.78%) XML
4 14 (77.78%) TDD
5 13 (72.22%) User Stories
6 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
6 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
6 12 (66.67%) Linux
7 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
7 11 (61.11%) BDD
7 11 (61.11%) Microservices
7 11 (61.11%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (55.56%) Subversion
8 10 (55.56%) Spring
8 10 (55.56%) Unix
8 10 (55.56%) Windows
8 10 (55.56%) Eclipse
8 10 (55.56%) CSS
8 10 (55.56%) Ant
8 10 (55.56%) JUnit
8 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
8 10 (55.56%) HTML
9 9 (50.00%) Web Services
10 8 (44.44%) Adobe
10 8 (44.44%) Maven

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 7 (38.89%) Apache
2 6 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (22.22%) JBoss
4 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (11.11%) nginx
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
1 2 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
1 4 (22.22%) SSL
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) NoSQL
1 8 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Impala
3 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 10 (55.56%) Ant
3 10 (55.56%) Eclipse
3 10 (55.56%) JUnit
3 10 (55.56%) Subversion
4 8 (44.44%) Maven
5 7 (38.89%) AccuRev
5 7 (38.89%) JMeter
6 6 (33.33%) Gradle
7 5 (27.78%) Zephyr
8 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
9 3 (16.67%) JIRA
10 2 (11.11%) Gatling
10 2 (11.11%) Grunt
10 2 (11.11%) gulp
10 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
10 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
1 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Developer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) SOAP
1 14 (77.78%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) CSS
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) Spring
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 8 (44.44%) REST
5 6 (33.33%) Ajax
5 6 (33.33%) EclipseLink
5 6 (33.33%) JAX-RS
5 6 (33.33%) JPA
5 6 (33.33%) JSR 170
5 6 (33.33%) Middleware
5 6 (33.33%) OSGi
5 6 (33.33%) SAML
5 6 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 6 (33.33%) Spring MVC
5 6 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (33.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Unix
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) User Stories
4 11 (61.11%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (61.11%) Microservices
4 11 (61.11%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (33.33%) Kanban
5 6 (33.33%) MVC
5 6 (33.33%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) API Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Information Management
6 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
6 5 (27.78%) Open Source
6 5 (27.78%) SOA
7 4 (22.22%) SOLID
8 3 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) Perl
5 3 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Groovy
6 2 (11.11%) Haskell
6 2 (11.11%) Java 8
6 2 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) Grafana
3 2 (11.11%) Kibana
4 1 (5.56%) HP ALM
4 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Adobe
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) WSO2
4 3 (16.67%) webMethods
5 2 (11.11%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (5.56%) HP