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 23 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.15% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.81% 1.25% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 105 80 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.61% 12.01% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 61
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £620 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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
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 23 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
Watford -5 2 £350 - 2
Cucumber
East of England

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

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) BDD
4 10 (62.50%) JIRA
5 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
6 8 (50.00%) Confluence
6 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (50.00%) Java
7 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
8 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
9 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
9 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
10 4 (25.00%) RESTful
10 4 (25.00%) Open Source
10 4 (25.00%) ATDD
10 4 (25.00%) JBehave
10 4 (25.00%) People Management
10 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) JUnit
10 4 (25.00%) Test Management
10 4 (25.00%) QA
10 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
10 4 (25.00%) Maven

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 8 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) JIRA
3 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
6 4 (25.00%) JBehave
6 4 (25.00%) JUnit
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
7 2 (12.50%) Appium
7 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (12.50%) Mockito
7 2 (12.50%) Moq
7 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
8 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
8 1 (6.25%) Checkstyle
8 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
8 1 (6.25%) Gatling
8 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
8 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Java Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) BDD
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) ATDD
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Open Source
7 4 (25.00%) People Management
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Management
8 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Kanban
8 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype