Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 98 73
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.83% 1.03% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.84% 2.74% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Essex median daily rate £463 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +61.90% -34.38%
10th Percentile £344 £330 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £296
East of England median daily rate £450 £388 £419
% change year-on-year +16.13% -7.46% +8.06%
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 372 328 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.92% 37.49% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 234 39
Essex median daily rate £522 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +46.43% -11.39%
10th Percentile £363 £302 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Essex median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +28.55% -16.58%
10th Percentile £25.40 £35.00 £29.85
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £36.40
East of England median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% -5.62% +9.88%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 £400 -5.88%
Basildon - 4 £525 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £475 - 1
Cucumber
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 14 (77.78%) Java
4 13 (72.22%) TDD
5 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (61.11%) SoapUI
7 10 (55.56%) BDD
7 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
7 10 (55.56%) XML
7 10 (55.56%) User Stories
8 9 (50.00%) SOAP
9 8 (44.44%) SQL
9 8 (44.44%) Linux
9 8 (44.44%) JMeter
10 7 (38.89%) Scrum
10 7 (38.89%) Unix
10 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (38.89%) Oracle
10 7 (38.89%) Kanban
10 7 (38.89%) Subversion
10 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
10 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (33.33%) Microservices
11 6 (33.33%) Ansible
11 6 (33.33%) JUnit
11 6 (33.33%) HTML
11 6 (33.33%) OO
11 6 (33.33%) Web Services

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%) WebSphere
2 5 (27.78%) Apache
3 4 (22.22%) JBoss
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Impala
3 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.56%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 11 (61.11%) SoapUI
4 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 8 (44.44%) JMeter
6 7 (38.89%) Subversion
7 6 (33.33%) JUnit
8 5 (27.78%) Zephyr
9 4 (22.22%) AccuRev
9 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
9 4 (22.22%) Gradle
9 4 (22.22%) Maven
10 3 (16.67%) Ant
10 3 (16.67%) Artifactory
10 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 2 (11.11%) Hudson
11 2 (11.11%) IntelliJ
11 2 (11.11%) JIRA
11 2 (11.11%) QF-Test
12 1 (5.56%) WATIR
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) SOAP
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) J2EE
4 5 (27.78%) Middleware
4 5 (27.78%) Spring
5 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
6 3 (16.67%) Java SE
6 3 (16.67%) Struts
6 3 (16.67%) XML Messaging
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) Ext JS
7 2 (11.11%) JPA
7 2 (11.11%) JSR 170
7 2 (11.11%) OAuth
7 2 (11.11%) SAML
7 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
7 2 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 10 (55.56%) User Stories
5 7 (38.89%) Kanban
5 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Microservices
6 6 (33.33%) OO
7 5 (27.78%) API Testing
7 5 (27.78%) SOA
8 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 4 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) Open Source
9 3 (16.67%) API Design
9 3 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 3 (16.67%) Java 8
6 2 (11.11%) Groovy
6 2 (11.11%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
2 4 (22.22%) Puppet
3 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) WSO2
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Adobe
4 2 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat