Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 161 178
Rank change year-on-year +24 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 948 765 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.05% 1.70% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.15% 8.58% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 566 509
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £363 £359 £321
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £34.00

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,365 8,911 7,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.44% 19.81% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,638 6,660 5,795
London median daily rate £505 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +8.89% +3.63%
10th Percentile £363 £348 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 11
London median hourly rate £31.00 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% -15.63% +43.99%
10th Percentile £16.48 £20.99 £10.00
90th Percentile £64.67 £47.80 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London +12 172 £475 - 43
South London 0 100 £475 -13.64% 5
West London +4 53 £500 +11.61% 31
East London -3 22 £475 -5.00% 7
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 689 (72.68%) Java
2 643 (67.83%) Agile Software Development
3 638 (67.30%) Test Automation
4 582 (61.39%) Selenium
5 466 (49.16%) BDD
6 344 (36.29%) Jenkins
7 326 (34.39%) TDD
8 266 (28.06%) JavaScript
9 249 (26.27%) Git (software)
10 239 (25.21%) Docker
11 223 (23.52%) Scrum
12 213 (22.47%) QA
13 212 (22.36%) Gherkin
14 199 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
15 198 (20.89%) WebDriver
16 188 (19.83%) SQL
17 186 (19.62%) JIRA
18 182 (19.20%) DevOps
19 180 (18.99%) SDET
20 170 (17.93%) Finance
21 164 (17.30%) Linux
22 162 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
23 158 (16.67%) Maven
24 157 (16.56%) Microservices
25 147 (15.51%) Spring
26 139 (14.66%) API Testing
27 138 (14.56%) REST
28 132 (13.92%) Unix
28 132 (13.92%) Node.js
29 129 (13.61%) C#

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 87 (9.18%) Confluence
2 30 (3.16%) Apache
3 24 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.11%) CMS
6 19 (2.00%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.58%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.37%) Jetty
9 9 (0.95%) IIS
10 7 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.53%) CoreMedia CMS
11 5 (0.53%) JBoss
12 3 (0.32%) SAS
12 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Qpid
13 2 (0.21%) Mule
13 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) HipChat
3 1 (0.11%) InVision
3 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
1 3 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Minerva
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 162 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (6.86%) GitHub
4 56 (5.91%) BrowserStack
5 36 (3.80%) Sauce Labs
6 30 (3.16%) npm
7 22 (2.32%) OpenShift
8 20 (2.11%) SaaS
9 13 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.16%) PaaS
11 10 (1.05%) IaaS
11 10 (1.05%) Serverless
12 9 (0.95%) Akamai
12 9 (0.95%) Datadog
13 8 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
14 7 (0.74%) Slack
15 5 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.49%) HTTP
2 34 (3.59%) AMQP
3 11 (1.16%) Kerberos
4 10 (1.05%) Firewall
4 10 (1.05%) Internet
5 9 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 9 (0.95%) SSL
6 6 (0.63%) MQTT
7 5 (0.53%) DNS
7 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.32%) Network Security
9 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.21%) SMTP
10 1 (0.11%) BGP
10 1 (0.11%) DHCP
10 1 (0.11%) ICMP
10 1 (0.11%) MPLS
10 1 (0.11%) OSPF
10 1 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.38%) MongoDB
2 41 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.85%) Big Data
6 23 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.79%) MySQL
9 16 (1.69%) Redis
10 15 (1.58%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.48%) HBase
12 11 (1.16%) Couchbase
12 11 (1.16%) Hazelcast
13 10 (1.05%) DB2
14 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.63%) Aerospike
16 6 (0.63%) SQL Server
17 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 582 (61.39%) Selenium
2 344 (36.29%) Jenkins
3 249 (26.27%) Git (software)
4 198 (20.89%) WebDriver
5 186 (19.62%) JIRA
6 158 (16.67%) Maven
7 126 (13.29%) JUnit
8 76 (8.02%) SpecFlow
9 74 (7.81%) Appium
9 74 (7.81%) JMeter
10 66 (6.96%) Mocha
10 66 (6.96%) Mockito
11 64 (6.75%) Gradle
11 64 (6.75%) SoapUI
12 57 (6.01%) Protractor
13 47 (4.96%) Karma Test Runner
14 46 (4.85%) IntelliJ
15 44 (4.64%) JBehave
16 41 (4.32%) TeamCity
16 41 (4.32%) Zephyr
General
1 170 (17.93%) Finance
2 128 (13.50%) Banking
3 48 (5.06%) Retail
4 30 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.69%) Front Office
6 16 (1.69%) Games
7 10 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.74%) Marketing
10 6 (0.63%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.42%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 379 (39.98%) Developer
2 213 (22.47%) Java Developer
3 156 (16.46%) Tester
4 119 (12.55%) Automation Tester
5 104 (10.97%) Developer in Test
6 92 (9.70%) Test Engineer
7 80 (8.44%) Analyst
8 66 (6.96%) Test Analyst
9 57 (6.01%) Senior Developer
10 55 (5.80%) Test Automation Developer
11 48 (5.06%) Java Developer in Test
12 44 (4.64%) Test Automation Engineer
13 43 (4.54%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (4.22%) Java Automation Tester
15 38 (4.01%) Selenium Tester
16 37 (3.90%) Test Leader
17 36 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
17 36 (3.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
18 34 (3.59%) Java Engineer
19 33 (3.48%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (22.36%) Gherkin
2 147 (15.51%) Spring
3 138 (14.56%) REST
4 132 (13.92%) Node.js
5 117 (12.34%) AngularJS
6 115 (12.13%) Web Services
7 106 (11.18%) RESTful
8 104 (10.97%) HTML
9 93 (9.81%) .NET
10 86 (9.07%) CSS
11 73 (7.70%) React
11 73 (7.70%) Spring Boot
12 71 (7.49%) JSON
13 60 (6.33%) XML
14 58 (6.12%) Chai
15 44 (4.64%) SOAP
16 43 (4.54%) Kafka
17 42 (4.43%) HTML5
17 42 (4.43%) jQuery
18 41 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (4.64%) User Experience
3 43 (4.54%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.38%) Fintech
5 29 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 23 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.58%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 14 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.16%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.05%) Derivative
12 8 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.63%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 164 (17.30%) Linux
2 132 (13.92%) Unix
3 35 (3.69%) Android
3 35 (3.69%) Apple iOS
4 30 (3.16%) Windows
5 17 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.27%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.84%) CentOS
10 4 (0.42%) Debian
11 2 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (67.83%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (67.30%) Test Automation
3 466 (49.16%) BDD
4 326 (34.39%) TDD
5 223 (23.52%) Scrum
6 199 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
7 182 (19.20%) DevOps
8 180 (18.99%) SDET
9 157 (16.56%) Microservices
10 139 (14.66%) API Testing
11 110 (11.60%) Open Source
12 106 (11.18%) Kanban
13 88 (9.28%) Front End Development
14 80 (8.44%) OO
15 73 (7.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 65 (6.86%) Test Strategy
17 64 (6.75%) Test Scripting
18 62 (6.54%) Mentoring
19 61 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
20 58 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 689 (72.68%) Java
2 266 (28.06%) JavaScript
3 188 (19.83%) SQL
4 129 (13.61%) C#
5 126 (13.29%) Java 8
6 106 (11.18%) Python
7 50 (5.27%) Ruby
8 46 (4.85%) Groovy
9 35 (3.69%) Shell Script
10 34 (3.59%) ES6
11 31 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 29 (3.06%) Scala
13 27 (2.85%) VB.NET
14 21 (2.22%) Perl
15 19 (2.00%) C++
16 18 (1.90%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.69%) Bash Shell
18 13 (1.37%) PHP
19 10 (1.05%) VBA
20 8 (0.84%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 122 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 107 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 38 (4.01%) ISEB
5 34 (3.59%) Degree
6 15 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.16%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) CIPD
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (22.47%) QA
2 5 (0.53%) MiFID
3 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.42%) EMIR
3 4 (0.42%) PMO
4 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.32%) GDPR
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 20022
4 3 (0.32%) WCAG
5 2 (0.21%) PSD2
6 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 239 (25.21%) Docker
2 16 (1.69%) HDFS
3 5 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 87 (9.18%) Kubernetes
2 63 (6.65%) Ansible
3 46 (4.85%) Terraform
4 26 (2.74%) Puppet
5 22 (2.32%) Kibana
5 22 (2.32%) logstash
6 17 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (1.37%) Grafana
10 12 (1.27%) Nagios
11 6 (0.63%) Packer
11 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.53%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.42%) Oozie
13 4 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.42%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.32%) Graphite
14 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 37 (3.90%) Oracle
2 33 (3.48%) Splunk
3 32 (3.38%) Atlassian
4 31 (3.27%) AppDynamics
5 19 (2.00%) Google
6 18 (1.90%) IBM
7 15 (1.58%) Perfecto Mobile
8 14 (1.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 14 (1.48%) MuleSoft
9 13 (1.37%) Micro Focus
10 12 (1.27%) hybris
10 12 (1.27%) Microsoft
10 12 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.16%) New Relic
12 10 (1.05%) HP
13 9 (0.95%) Perforce
14 7 (0.74%) Apigee
14 7 (0.74%) Sybase
15 6 (0.63%) TIBCO
16 5 (0.53%) Dynatrace