The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 45 55 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.01% 0.58% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.00% 8.16% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £651 £370 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.01% -6.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £366 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £925 £374 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 75 49 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 12.54% 7.15% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 43
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Median hourly rate £50.25 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Hertfordshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Hertfordshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Rickmansworth - 5 £925 -
Watford 0 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Cucumber
East of England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (89.66%) Selenium
3 22 (75.86%) WebDriver
4 21 (72.41%) Scrum
5 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
5 20 (68.97%) BDD
6 18 (62.07%) Java
7 16 (55.17%) Finance
7 16 (55.17%) Gherkin
8 15 (51.72%) TDD
9 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
9 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
10 13 (44.83%) ATDD
10 13 (44.83%) JIRA
11 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
11 11 (37.93%) JBehave
12 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
12 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
12 9 (31.03%) Confluence
12 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
12 9 (31.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (31.03%) Kanban
12 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
12 9 (31.03%) QA
13 8 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
13 8 (27.59%) Open Source
14 7 (24.14%) RESTful
14 7 (24.14%) High Availability

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (31.03%) Confluence
2 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
1 2 (6.90%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (89.66%) Selenium
2 22 (75.86%) WebDriver
3 13 (44.83%) JIRA
4 11 (37.93%) JBehave
5 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
5 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
6 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
7 7 (24.14%) JUnit
7 7 (24.14%) Maven
8 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (10.34%) Mockito
8 3 (10.34%) Moq
8 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (6.90%) Appium
9 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 1 (3.45%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
1 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Automation Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Developer in Test
4 4 (13.79%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Gherkin
2 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
2 7 (24.14%) RESTful
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
3 4 (13.79%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Scrum
3 20 (68.97%) BDD
3 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
4 15 (51.72%) TDD
5 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
5 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
6 13 (44.83%) ATDD
7 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (31.03%) Kanban
8 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
9 8 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Open Source
10 7 (24.14%) High Availability
11 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
12 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) Ruby
3 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Atlassian
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) hybris
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle