Period
to 20 August 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 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 162 188
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26 +23
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 881 721 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.93% 1.69% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.76% 8.76% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 522 499
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £325
90th Percentile £625 £601 £594
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £160.00 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,053 8,228 7,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.08% 19.25% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,485 6,100 5,801
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 20
London median hourly rate £44.25 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -25.29% +56.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.46 £10.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £53.66 £56.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%

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 20 August 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 20 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
Central London +3 156 £488 +8.33% 46
South London -17 86 £475 -12.04% 1
West London -2 58 £500 +2.04% 15
East London -11 16 £500 +14.29% 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 625 (70.94%) Agile Software Development
2 612 (69.47%) Java
3 609 (69.13%) Test Automation
4 524 (59.48%) Selenium
5 446 (50.62%) BDD
6 318 (36.10%) TDD
7 298 (33.83%) Jenkins
8 270 (30.65%) Git (software)
9 216 (24.52%) Gherkin
10 215 (24.40%) JavaScript
11 203 (23.04%) Scrum
12 194 (22.02%) QA
13 187 (21.23%) Docker
14 186 (21.11%) WebDriver
15 180 (20.43%) SDET
16 173 (19.64%) DevOps
17 172 (19.52%) SQL
18 171 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
19 167 (18.96%) Linux
20 161 (18.27%) JIRA
21 160 (18.16%) Finance
22 155 (17.59%) Maven
23 150 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
24 149 (16.91%) API Testing
25 139 (15.78%) Microservices
25 139 (15.78%) REST
26 136 (15.44%) Spring
27 135 (15.32%) Unix
28 117 (13.28%) JUnit
28 117 (13.28%) Banking

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 64 (7.26%) Confluence
2 32 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.84%) Apache
4 23 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.16%) CMS
6 18 (2.04%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.82%) Apache Solr
8 15 (1.70%) Jetty
9 13 (1.48%) IIS
10 8 (0.91%) JBoss
10 8 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.23%) Anypoint
Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.11%) Minerva
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 150 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.02%) BrowserStack
4 48 (5.45%) GitHub
5 43 (4.88%) Sauce Labs
6 26 (2.95%) npm
7 15 (1.70%) SaaS
8 13 (1.48%) OpenShift
9 9 (1.02%) Akamai
9 9 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.91%) DigitalOcean
10 8 (0.91%) Serverless
11 7 (0.79%) PaaS
12 6 (0.68%) IaaS
13 5 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.57%) Datadog
13 5 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.13%) HTTP
2 26 (2.95%) AMQP
3 12 (1.36%) Kerberos
4 10 (1.14%) Firewall
4 10 (1.14%) Internet
5 6 (0.68%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.68%) MQTT
6 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.45%) SSL
8 3 (0.34%) DNS
8 3 (0.34%) SMTP
8 3 (0.34%) SSH
9 2 (0.23%) Broadband
9 2 (0.23%) Network Security
9 2 (0.23%) SMS
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.49%) MongoDB
2 46 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 42 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (3.86%) Big Data
4 34 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.41%) Neo4j
6 24 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 20 (2.27%) MySQL
8 15 (1.70%) HBase
8 15 (1.70%) Redis
9 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.14%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.02%) SQL Server
12 8 (0.91%) Couchbase
12 8 (0.91%) Hazelcast
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.79%) DB2
14 5 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 524 (59.48%) Selenium
2 298 (33.83%) Jenkins
3 270 (30.65%) Git (software)
4 186 (21.11%) WebDriver
5 161 (18.27%) JIRA
6 155 (17.59%) Maven
7 117 (13.28%) JUnit
8 84 (9.53%) SpecFlow
9 82 (9.31%) Mockito
10 80 (9.08%) Appium
11 70 (7.95%) SoapUI
12 67 (7.60%) Mocha
13 65 (7.38%) JMeter
14 53 (6.02%) Gradle
15 50 (5.68%) Protractor
16 48 (5.45%) IntelliJ
17 45 (5.11%) Subversion
18 39 (4.43%) JBehave
19 33 (3.75%) TeamCity
20 30 (3.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 160 (18.16%) Finance
2 117 (13.28%) Banking
3 42 (4.77%) Retail
4 32 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.36%) Games
7 10 (1.14%) Advertising
7 10 (1.14%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.02%) Marketing
9 8 (0.91%) Front Office
10 5 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (40.64%) Developer
2 215 (24.40%) Java Developer
3 150 (17.03%) Tester
4 114 (12.94%) Automation Tester
5 101 (11.46%) Developer in Test
6 74 (8.40%) Test Engineer
7 71 (8.06%) Senior Developer
8 63 (7.15%) Analyst
9 57 (6.47%) Senior Java Developer
10 53 (6.02%) Java Developer in Test
10 53 (6.02%) Test Automation Developer
11 50 (5.68%) Test Analyst
12 44 (4.99%) QA Engineer
13 36 (4.09%) Selenium Tester
14 35 (3.97%) Java Automation Tester
15 34 (3.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 34 (3.86%) Test Automation Engineer
16 33 (3.75%) Architect
16 33 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
17 30 (3.41%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (24.52%) Gherkin
2 139 (15.78%) REST
3 136 (15.44%) Spring
4 109 (12.37%) Node.js
5 108 (12.26%) RESTful
6 107 (12.15%) Web Services
7 105 (11.92%) HTML
8 85 (9.65%) AngularJS
9 82 (9.31%) .NET
10 73 (8.29%) XML
11 72 (8.17%) React
12 69 (7.83%) CSS
13 67 (7.60%) JSON
14 57 (6.47%) Dropwizard
15 55 (6.24%) Spring Boot
16 51 (5.79%) Chai
17 44 (4.99%) SOAP
18 39 (4.43%) Kafka
19 36 (4.09%) HTML5
19 36 (4.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.09%) User Experience
4 34 (3.86%) Fintech
5 29 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 18 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (1.82%) Video on Demand
9 14 (1.59%) Derivative
10 13 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.02%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
14 6 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
15 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.45%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 167 (18.96%) Linux
2 135 (15.32%) Unix
3 50 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 41 (4.65%) Android
5 34 (3.86%) Windows
6 30 (3.41%) Mac OS X
7 16 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.82%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.48%) CentOS
9 8 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.57%) Debian
11 3 (0.34%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (70.94%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (69.13%) Test Automation
3 446 (50.62%) BDD
4 318 (36.10%) TDD
5 203 (23.04%) Scrum
6 180 (20.43%) SDET
7 173 (19.64%) DevOps
8 171 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
9 149 (16.91%) API Testing
10 139 (15.78%) Microservices
11 96 (10.90%) Kanban
12 89 (10.10%) OO
13 88 (9.99%) Open Source
14 80 (9.08%) Test Scripting
15 78 (8.85%) Front End Development
16 74 (8.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 60 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
17 60 (6.81%) Pair Programming
18 53 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (5.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 612 (69.47%) Java
2 215 (24.40%) JavaScript
3 172 (19.52%) SQL
4 117 (13.28%) Java 8
5 115 (13.05%) C#
6 83 (9.42%) Python
7 52 (5.90%) Ruby
8 38 (4.31%) Scala
9 35 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 30 (3.41%) Groovy
11 28 (3.18%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.72%) ES6
13 20 (2.27%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 18 (2.04%) C++
15 16 (1.82%) Perl
16 15 (1.70%) TypeScript
17 14 (1.59%) VBA
18 10 (1.14%) Kotlin
19 9 (1.02%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 117 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 98 (11.12%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.65%) Degree
4 39 (4.43%) ISEB
5 36 (4.09%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.02%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.34%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.11%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (22.02%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) GCP
3 4 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.45%) EMIR
3 4 (0.45%) GDPR
4 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.34%) MiFID
4 3 (0.34%) PSD2
5 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.23%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 187 (21.23%) Docker
2 10 (1.14%) HDFS
3 5 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 72 (8.17%) Kubernetes
2 53 (6.02%) Ansible
3 40 (4.54%) Terraform
4 26 (2.95%) Kibana
5 25 (2.84%) logstash
6 22 (2.50%) Puppet
7 15 (1.70%) Grafana
8 14 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.68%) Nagios
11 6 (0.68%) Packer
12 5 (0.57%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.34%) Graphite
13 3 (0.34%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.34%) Salt
14 2 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (3.97%) Splunk
2 28 (3.18%) Oracle
3 25 (2.84%) AppDynamics
4 22 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 16 (1.82%) Google
5 16 (1.82%) Microsoft
6 14 (1.59%) MuleSoft
6 14 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.36%) IBM
8 10 (1.14%) New Relic
9 9 (1.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (1.02%) Micro Focus
10 8 (0.91%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.79%) HP
12 6 (0.68%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.68%) Hortonworks
12 6 (0.68%) Perfecto Mobile
12 6 (0.68%) Sybase
13 4 (0.45%) Pega
13 4 (0.45%) VMware