Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 218 226
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -83
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 485 199 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.29% 1.11% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.59% 6.11% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 141 254
10th Percentile £400 £363 £383
25th Percentile £442 £411 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £468 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.97% -6.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £569 £588
90th Percentile £738 £625 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
10th Percentile £73.95 - -
25th Percentile £74.63 - -
Median hourly rate £79.00 £42.00 £73.00
Median % change year-on-year +88.10% -42.47% -
75th Percentile £85.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £66.85 £58.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +15.26% +19.59% -

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 7,363 3,256 5,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.58% 18.16% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,279 2,327 4,071
10th Percentile £413 £356 £375
25th Percentile £500 £418 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £686 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £659 £675
England median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 11 27
10th Percentile - £42.00 £26.08
25th Percentile £39.75 £52.75 £44.43
Median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £52.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.09% +5.77% +41.81%
75th Percentile £70.08 £67.25 £78.75
90th Percentile £80.50 £68.00 -
England median hourly rate £51.64 £45.25 £44.50
% change year-on-year +14.11% +1.69% +2.30%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +5 81 £575 +15.00% 32
South London -16 21 £440 +4.14% 3
West London -15 10 £638 +41.67% 8
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 323 (66.60%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (62.47%) Java
3 286 (58.97%) Test Automation
4 253 (52.16%) Selenium
5 209 (43.09%) CI/CD
6 195 (40.21%) Jenkins
7 170 (35.05%) Microservices
8 167 (34.43%) DevOps
9 160 (32.99%) Git (software)
10 149 (30.72%) TDD
11 139 (28.66%) BDD
12 125 (25.77%) Kubernetes
13 118 (24.33%) Finance
14 117 (24.12%) JavaScript
14 117 (24.12%) JIRA
14 117 (24.12%) Docker
15 114 (23.51%) Azure
16 111 (22.89%) Spring
17 108 (22.27%) REST
18 104 (21.44%) Scrum
19 99 (20.41%) QA
20 92 (18.97%) Maven
21 90 (18.56%) SQL
22 88 (18.14%) Banking
23 83 (17.11%) Security Cleared
24 79 (16.29%) Social Skills
25 78 (16.08%) SC Cleared
26 77 (15.88%) WebDriver
27 76 (15.67%) Software Testing
28 74 (15.26%) Gherkin

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 71 (14.64%) Confluence
2 36 (7.42%) IIS
3 15 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.86%) Apache
5 7 (1.44%) JBoss
5 7 (1.44%) Mule
6 5 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.82%) Mattermost
7 4 (0.82%) nginx
7 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (0.62%) Jetty
8 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.41%) Endur
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 114 (23.51%) Azure
2 73 (15.05%) AWS
3 41 (8.45%) GitHub
4 38 (7.84%) OpenShift
5 37 (7.63%) IaaS
6 36 (7.42%) PaaS
7 23 (4.74%) SaaS
8 20 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (3.92%) Serverless
10 16 (3.30%) BrowserStack
10 16 (3.30%) Sauce Labs
11 15 (3.09%) NuGet
12 13 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.06%) Apigee
13 10 (2.06%) GCP
14 9 (1.86%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.44%) Datadog
16 6 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (1.03%) AWS Step Functions
17 5 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.47%) Firewall
2 11 (2.27%) HTTP
3 2 (0.41%) DSL
3 2 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) 2G
4 1 (0.21%) Network Security
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.15%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.95%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.65%) MySQL
7 6 (1.24%) Big Data
8 5 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.82%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.62%) Adabas
10 3 (0.62%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.62%) Redis
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.41%) DB2
12 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 253 (52.16%) Selenium
2 195 (40.21%) Jenkins
3 160 (32.99%) Git (software)
4 117 (24.12%) JIRA
5 92 (18.97%) Maven
6 77 (15.88%) WebDriver
7 66 (13.61%) JMeter
8 61 (12.58%) JUnit
9 59 (12.16%) REST Assured
10 58 (11.96%) Postman
11 46 (9.48%) Bitbucket
12 42 (8.66%) SonarQube
13 40 (8.25%) GitLab
14 33 (6.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 32 (6.60%) Protractor
16 31 (6.39%) SoapUI
16 31 (6.39%) TeamCity
17 27 (5.57%) Robot Framework
18 26 (5.36%) Cypress.io
19 25 (5.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 118 (24.33%) Finance
2 88 (18.14%) Banking
3 79 (16.29%) Social Skills
4 41 (8.45%) Investment Banking
5 28 (5.77%) Public Sector
6 24 (4.95%) Front Office
7 17 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.89%) Back Office
9 12 (2.47%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.06%) Retail
11 8 (1.65%) Law
12 7 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.44%) Games
13 5 (1.03%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.82%) Legal
14 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.41%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.41%) Marketing
15 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (32.37%) Developer
2 76 (15.67%) Java Developer
3 74 (15.26%) Tester
4 54 (11.13%) Automation Tester
5 45 (9.28%) Test Engineer
6 44 (9.07%) Software Developer
7 43 (8.87%) Senior Developer
8 42 (8.66%) Test Automation Engineer
9 37 (7.63%) Developer in Test
9 37 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (5.77%) Analyst
10 28 (5.77%) Test Analyst
11 26 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (2.89%) Java Engineer
13 12 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (2.47%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (2.47%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.27%) Automation Engineer
14 11 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
15 10 (2.06%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (22.89%) Spring
2 108 (22.27%) REST
3 74 (15.26%) Gherkin
4 70 (14.43%) Node.js
5 63 (12.99%) RESTful
6 52 (10.72%) HTML
6 52 (10.72%) Spring Boot
7 50 (10.31%) CSS
7 50 (10.31%) Web Services
8 47 (9.69%) .NET
9 42 (8.66%) React
10 37 (7.63%) JSON
11 33 (6.80%) WireMock
12 32 (6.60%) XML
13 30 (6.19%) Hibernate
14 26 (5.36%) JPA
15 25 (5.15%) AngularJS
15 25 (5.15%) Kafka
15 25 (5.15%) SOAP
16 15 (3.09%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.36%) Cloud Native
3 15 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.89%) Media Streaming
4 14 (2.89%) Video\Live Streaming
5 12 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.86%) User Experience
7 6 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.41%) iPad
10 2 (0.41%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.64%) Linux
2 62 (12.78%) Unix
3 33 (6.80%) Windows
4 19 (3.92%) Android
4 19 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.30%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (66.60%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (58.97%) Test Automation
3 209 (43.09%) CI/CD
4 170 (35.05%) Microservices
5 167 (34.43%) DevOps
6 149 (30.72%) TDD
7 139 (28.66%) BDD
8 104 (21.44%) Scrum
9 76 (15.67%) Software Testing
10 73 (15.05%) API Testing
10 73 (15.05%) SDET
11 60 (12.37%) Kanban
12 53 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (10.31%) Integration Testing
14 48 (9.90%) Analytics
14 48 (9.90%) SDLC
15 46 (9.48%) Performance Testing
15 46 (9.48%) Regression Testing
16 44 (9.07%) Software Engineering
17 39 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 303 (62.47%) Java
2 117 (24.12%) JavaScript
3 90 (18.56%) SQL
4 50 (10.31%) Python
5 41 (8.45%) C#
6 32 (6.60%) TypeScript
7 28 (5.77%) Java 8
8 19 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.89%) Groovy
10 13 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.47%) Ruby
12 10 (2.06%) Scala
13 9 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.65%) Bash
15 4 (0.82%) ES6
16 3 (0.62%) Go
17 2 (0.41%) C
17 2 (0.41%) Java 11
17 2 (0.41%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.08%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.47%) Degree
6 11 (2.27%) ISEB
7 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) CFA
10 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (20.41%) QA
2 28 (5.77%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.65%) WCAG
4 3 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) IFRS
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (24.12%) Docker
2 20 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 125 (25.77%) Kubernetes
2 64 (13.20%) Ansible
2 64 (13.20%) Terraform
3 41 (8.45%) Puppet
4 19 (3.92%) Netcool
5 13 (2.68%) Kibana
6 12 (2.47%) Grafana
7 9 (1.86%) Istio
7 9 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.44%) Nagios
10 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.62%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.62%) logstash
12 2 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
13 1 (0.21%) Fortio
13 1 (0.21%) Kiali
13 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 63 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.90%) Splunk
3 36 (7.42%) Oracle
4 27 (5.57%) AppDynamics
5 21 (4.33%) New Relic
6 16 (3.30%) Micro Focus
7 14 (2.89%) Google
7 14 (2.89%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.47%) Perfecto Mobile
9 10 (2.06%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.06%) Synopsys
10 8 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.44%) Databricks
12 6 (1.24%) HP
12 6 (1.24%) IBM
12 6 (1.24%) Telerik
13 5 (1.03%) Murex
13 5 (1.03%) Sybase
13 5 (1.03%) VMware
14 4 (0.82%) SAP