Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 206 145
Rank change year-on-year +24 -61 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 180 492 918
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.30% 2.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.92% 6.92% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 343 691
Median daily rate £450 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £342 £363 £363
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +55.56% -

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 2,602 7,110 10,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.34% 18.81% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 5,059 7,605
Median daily rate £520 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +28.91% -1.54%
10th Percentile £32.75 £20.65 £16.70
90th Percentile £48.00 £83.35 £58.81
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in London.

Daily rate trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cucumber in London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 September 2020. 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
South London +39 39 £411 -8.61% 4
Central London +43 16 £515 +3.00% 17
West London +45 7 £450 +5.88% 3
East London +42 2 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 140 (77.78%) Java
2 138 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (71.67%) Test Automation
4 93 (51.67%) BDD
5 92 (51.11%) Jenkins
6 78 (43.33%) TDD
7 73 (40.56%) Selenium
8 69 (38.33%) Security Cleared
9 66 (36.67%) DevOps
10 61 (33.89%) Microservices
11 59 (32.78%) Git (software)
12 58 (32.22%) JIRA
13 55 (30.56%) Maven
14 52 (28.89%) AWS
15 51 (28.33%) SC Cleared
15 51 (28.33%) REST
16 50 (27.78%) Gherkin
17 46 (25.56%) Finance
17 46 (25.56%) Scrum
17 46 (25.56%) JUnit
18 42 (23.33%) QA
19 40 (22.22%) SQL
20 38 (21.11%) Spring
21 36 (20.00%) Kubernetes
22 35 (19.44%) Banking
23 34 (18.89%) Linux
24 33 (18.33%) Continuous Delivery
24 33 (18.33%) Docker
25 32 (17.78%) Python
26 31 (17.22%) Scenario Testing

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 30 (16.67%) Confluence
2 16 (8.89%) JBoss
3 12 (6.67%) Red Hat Fuse
4 9 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.89%) Mule
6 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.78%) Jetty
7 5 (2.78%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (2.78%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.67%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) ION MarketView
2 5 (2.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 52 (28.89%) AWS
2 14 (7.78%) Azure
2 14 (7.78%) OpenShift
3 8 (4.44%) GCP
3 8 (4.44%) SaaS
4 7 (3.89%) IaaS
5 6 (3.33%) GitHub
6 5 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (2.22%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (2.22%) Serverless
7 4 (2.22%) Slack
8 3 (1.67%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.67%) G Suite
8 3 (1.67%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.11%) npm
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.89%) HTTP
2 5 (2.78%) SSH
3 3 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) DSL
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 17 (9.44%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.89%) MySQL
4 15 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.22%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) DB2
9 1 (0.56%) OLAP
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 92 (51.11%) Jenkins
2 73 (40.56%) Selenium
3 59 (32.78%) Git (software)
4 58 (32.22%) JIRA
5 55 (30.56%) Maven
6 46 (25.56%) JUnit
7 29 (16.11%) GitLab
8 25 (13.89%) Jasmine
8 25 (13.89%) WebDriver
9 24 (13.33%) REST Assured
9 24 (13.33%) SoapUI
10 23 (12.78%) Cypress.io
11 19 (10.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (9.44%) Subversion
13 15 (8.33%) Hudson
14 13 (7.22%) JMeter
15 12 (6.67%) FishEye
16 11 (6.11%) Mocha
17 9 (5.00%) Gatling
17 9 (5.00%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (25.56%) Finance
2 35 (19.44%) Banking
3 15 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.67%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Front Office
7 3 (1.67%) Police
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) Developer
2 44 (24.44%) Java Developer
3 38 (21.11%) Test Engineer
4 32 (17.78%) Tester
5 25 (13.89%) Automation Tester
6 24 (13.33%) Java Engineer
7 19 (10.56%) QA Engineer
7 19 (10.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Architect
10 10 (5.56%) Developer in Test
10 10 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Senior Automation Tester
10 10 (5.56%) Senior Tester
10 10 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (4.44%) Integration Developer
12 8 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (28.33%) REST
2 50 (27.78%) Gherkin
3 38 (21.11%) Spring
4 28 (15.56%) Web Services
5 20 (11.11%) SOAP
6 19 (10.56%) AngularJS
6 19 (10.56%) Apache Camel
7 17 (9.44%) RESTful
8 16 (8.89%) Node.js
9 15 (8.33%) Hibernate
9 15 (8.33%) JMS
9 15 (8.33%) XML
10 14 (7.78%) Jest
11 13 (7.22%) JSON
11 13 (7.22%) Spring Boot
12 12 (6.67%) Java EE
13 11 (6.11%) HTML
13 11 (6.11%) Kafka
14 10 (5.56%) WireMock
15 9 (5.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 14 (7.78%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.44%) Derivative
3 8 (4.44%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.67%) Equities
6 3 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.56%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.89%) Linux
2 15 (8.33%) Unix
3 9 (5.00%) Windows
4 8 (4.44%) Android
4 8 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.44%) CentOS
5 5 (2.78%) Debian
5 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (71.67%) Test Automation
3 93 (51.67%) BDD
4 78 (43.33%) TDD
5 66 (36.67%) DevOps
6 61 (33.89%) Microservices
7 46 (25.56%) Scrum
8 33 (18.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (17.22%) Scenario Testing
10 30 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (15.56%) Integration Testing
12 27 (15.00%) Kanban
13 26 (14.44%) Regression Testing
13 26 (14.44%) SDLC
14 24 (13.33%) Open Source
15 23 (12.78%) System Integration Testing
16 21 (11.67%) API Testing
17 18 (10.00%) User Stories
18 17 (9.44%) SDET
19 16 (8.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 140 (77.78%) Java
2 40 (22.22%) SQL
3 32 (17.78%) Python
4 28 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.56%) Java 8
7 8 (4.44%) Perl
8 7 (3.89%) Groovy
9 6 (3.33%) C#
9 6 (3.33%) Kotlin
9 6 (3.33%) Ruby
9 6 (3.33%) Scala
10 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.78%) C++
10 5 (2.78%) Clojure
10 5 (2.78%) ClojureScript
10 5 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 51 (28.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) Degree
4 5 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.56%) PSD2
2 1 (0.56%) TARGET2
2 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (18.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.89%) Terraform
3 11 (6.11%) Ansible
4 8 (4.44%) Puppet
5 5 (2.78%) Salt
6 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.67%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) Grafana
8 1 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (8.33%) Oracle
2 13 (7.22%) Sybase
3 9 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 9 (5.00%) MuleSoft
4 8 (4.44%) ION Trading
4 8 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.89%) Murex
6 6 (3.33%) Google
7 5 (2.78%) Axway
7 5 (2.78%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.78%) Hortonworks
7 5 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.78%) Sparx
8 4 (2.22%) Splunk
9 3 (1.67%) SAP
9 3 (1.67%) Sonatype
10 2 (1.11%) Ariba
10 2 (1.11%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow