Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 144 168
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 -1
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 982 906 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.10% 1.91% 1.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 9.57% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 718 533
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.25

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 10,808 9,471 7,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.14% 19.94% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,061 7,221 5,705
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £353 £325
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 13
London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +16.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £20.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.80 £54.64
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +14 195 £500 +3.09% 40
South London +17 105 £475 -12.84% 1
West London -14 43 £468 -9.66% 16
East London -20 19 £488 -2.50% 5
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 696 (70.88%) Java
2 658 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
3 645 (65.68%) Test Automation
4 583 (59.37%) Selenium
5 473 (48.17%) BDD
6 400 (40.73%) Jenkins
7 342 (34.83%) TDD
8 276 (28.11%) JavaScript
9 264 (26.88%) Git (software)
10 252 (25.66%) Docker
11 217 (22.10%) QA
12 204 (20.77%) Scrum
13 202 (20.57%) Continuous Integration
14 200 (20.37%) WebDriver
15 194 (19.76%) JIRA
16 187 (19.04%) DevOps
17 182 (18.53%) Maven
18 176 (17.92%) Gherkin
19 174 (17.72%) SQL
20 171 (17.41%) Finance
21 163 (16.60%) SDET
22 154 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
23 147 (14.97%) Banking
23 147 (14.97%) Linux
24 141 (14.36%) REST
25 140 (14.26%) Microservices
25 140 (14.26%) Spring
26 138 (14.05%) AngularJS
27 121 (12.32%) Web Services
28 120 (12.22%) Unix

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 95 (9.67%) Confluence
2 43 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (2.85%) CMS
4 25 (2.55%) Apache
5 24 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.53%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.12%) CoreMedia CMS
7 11 (1.12%) IIS
7 11 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.61%) JBoss
10 5 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.41%) Mule
11 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.31%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.31%) Jetty
12 3 (0.31%) SAS
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) HipChat
3 1 (0.10%) InVision
3 1 (0.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) Minerva
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 154 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (8.45%) GitHub
3 79 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (5.30%) BrowserStack
5 33 (3.36%) npm
6 28 (2.85%) Sauce Labs
7 27 (2.75%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.14%) SaaS
9 17 (1.73%) Serverless
10 15 (1.53%) Datadog
10 15 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.81%) Apigee
12 8 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.81%) IaaS
12 8 (0.81%) PaaS
13 7 (0.71%) Akamai
13 7 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.40%) HTTP
2 23 (2.34%) AMQP
3 14 (1.43%) Internet
4 13 (1.32%) SSL
5 11 (1.12%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.61%) Firewall
6 6 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.61%) MQTT
7 4 (0.41%) DNS
8 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.10%) BGP
9 1 (0.10%) MPLS
9 1 (0.10%) Network Security
9 1 (0.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.72%) MongoDB
2 46 (4.68%) NoSQL
3 42 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.26%) MySQL
6 29 (2.95%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.95%) Redis
7 27 (2.75%) SQL Server
8 26 (2.65%) Big Data
9 20 (2.04%) Neo4j
10 18 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.73%) HBase
12 10 (1.02%) DB2
13 9 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.92%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.81%) Apache Kudu
14 8 (0.81%) Hazelcast
14 8 (0.81%) Impala
Development Applications
1 583 (59.37%) Selenium
2 400 (40.73%) Jenkins
3 264 (26.88%) Git (software)
4 200 (20.37%) WebDriver
5 194 (19.76%) JIRA
6 182 (18.53%) Maven
7 117 (11.91%) JUnit
8 74 (7.54%) JMeter
9 73 (7.43%) Mockito
10 68 (6.92%) Appium
10 68 (6.92%) Protractor
11 61 (6.21%) SpecFlow
12 58 (5.91%) TeamCity
13 57 (5.80%) Mocha
13 57 (5.80%) SoapUI
14 52 (5.30%) Karma Test Runner
15 51 (5.19%) Gradle
16 44 (4.48%) Bitbucket
16 44 (4.48%) IntelliJ
16 44 (4.48%) Subversion
General
1 171 (17.41%) Finance
2 147 (14.97%) Banking
3 48 (4.89%) Retail
4 27 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.24%) Games
6 21 (2.14%) Front Office
7 17 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.22%) Online Betting
9 11 (1.12%) Advertising
10 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.71%) Law
11 7 (0.71%) Marketing
12 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.51%) Electronics
14 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Back Office
15 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.31%) Publishing
16 2 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 394 (40.12%) Developer
2 213 (21.69%) Java Developer
3 191 (19.45%) Tester
4 140 (14.26%) Automation Tester
5 95 (9.67%) Developer in Test
6 94 (9.57%) Test Engineer
7 77 (7.84%) Analyst
8 65 (6.62%) Test Analyst
9 53 (5.40%) Senior Developer
10 52 (5.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 52 (5.30%) Test Automation Engineer
11 49 (4.99%) Test Automation Developer
12 45 (4.58%) Java Automation Tester
13 42 (4.28%) Java Engineer
13 42 (4.28%) Selenium Tester
14 41 (4.18%) Angular Developer
15 39 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
15 39 (3.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 39 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
16 38 (3.87%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (17.92%) Gherkin
2 141 (14.36%) REST
3 140 (14.26%) Spring
4 138 (14.05%) AngularJS
5 121 (12.32%) Web Services
6 115 (11.71%) Node.js
7 113 (11.51%) HTML
8 103 (10.49%) RESTful
9 92 (9.37%) CSS
10 81 (8.25%) .NET
11 79 (8.04%) JSON
12 78 (7.94%) React
13 76 (7.74%) Spring Boot
14 59 (6.01%) XML
15 49 (4.99%) SOAP
16 48 (4.89%) HTML5
17 47 (4.79%) Kafka
18 43 (4.38%) Chai
19 41 (4.18%) jQuery
19 41 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (4.79%) User Experience
3 46 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.73%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.73%) Fintech
9 14 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.12%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.12%) NHS
10 11 (1.12%) Online Games
11 10 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.92%) Video on Demand
13 8 (0.81%) DataPower
14 6 (0.61%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.61%) Derivative
14 6 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 147 (14.97%) Linux
2 120 (12.22%) Unix
3 39 (3.97%) Windows
4 33 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 31 (3.16%) Android
6 19 (1.93%) Mac OS X
6 19 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.53%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.41%) CentOS
9 4 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (65.68%) Test Automation
3 473 (48.17%) BDD
4 342 (34.83%) TDD
5 204 (20.77%) Scrum
6 202 (20.57%) Continuous Integration
7 187 (19.04%) DevOps
8 163 (16.60%) SDET
9 140 (14.26%) Microservices
10 116 (11.81%) API Testing
11 107 (10.90%) Front End Development
12 91 (9.27%) Kanban
13 85 (8.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 85 (8.66%) Test Strategy
14 83 (8.45%) Open Source
15 77 (7.84%) Test Scripting
16 68 (6.92%) OO
17 60 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
18 50 (5.09%) Performance Testing
19 49 (4.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 696 (70.88%) Java
2 276 (28.11%) JavaScript
3 174 (17.72%) SQL
4 115 (11.71%) Python
5 110 (11.20%) C#
5 110 (11.20%) Java 8
6 50 (5.09%) Groovy
7 48 (4.89%) ES6
8 46 (4.68%) Ruby
9 36 (3.67%) TypeScript
10 31 (3.16%) Scala
11 26 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.34%) C++
13 22 (2.24%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.93%) Perl
15 16 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.12%) PHP
18 9 (0.92%) VBA
19 8 (0.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 109 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 91 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.87%) ISTQB
4 33 (3.36%) ISEB
5 31 (3.16%) Degree
6 14 (1.43%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (22.10%) QA
2 7 (0.71%) MiFID
3 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.41%) EMIR
5 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.31%) PMO
5 3 (0.31%) SEPA
5 3 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) GDPR
6 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 252 (25.66%) Docker
2 23 (2.34%) HDFS
3 5 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 88 (8.96%) Ansible
2 87 (8.86%) Kubernetes
3 42 (4.28%) Terraform
4 33 (3.36%) Puppet
5 28 (2.85%) Kibana
6 21 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.93%) logstash
8 16 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (1.63%) Nagios
9 15 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.92%) Grafana
11 7 (0.71%) Rancher
12 6 (0.61%) Oozie
12 6 (0.61%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.51%) Packer
13 5 (0.51%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
14 4 (0.41%) Marathon
14 4 (0.41%) Mesos
14 4 (0.41%) rkt
Vendors
1 45 (4.58%) Oracle
2 37 (3.77%) Splunk
3 34 (3.46%) Atlassian
4 31 (3.16%) AppDynamics
5 27 (2.75%) Google
6 24 (2.44%) IBM
7 19 (1.93%) New Relic
7 19 (1.93%) Perfecto Mobile
8 16 (1.63%) Microsoft
9 15 (1.53%) Micro Focus
10 13 (1.32%) hybris
10 13 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.12%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 11 (1.12%) Perforce
12 11 (1.12%) Sybase
13 9 (0.92%) HP
14 8 (0.81%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.71%) SAP
16 5 (0.51%) CA