Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 170 165
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 +11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 885 719 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.86% 1.61% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.28% 8.95% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 539 546
London median daily rate £483 £455 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% +3.41% +4.76%
10th Percentile £369 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.95% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 9541 8034 7251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.08% 18.01% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7256 5782 5332
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £463 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +7.56% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 18
London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -29.41%
10th Percentile £20.75 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.64 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 +3 145 £485 +2.11% 7
South London +13 61 £550 +10.00% 2
West London -1 51 £518 +26.22% 15
East London 0 13 £500 -6.98% 4
North London - 2 £300 - 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 624 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (65.88%) Java
3 541 (61.13%) Test Automation
4 535 (60.45%) BDD
5 433 (48.93%) Selenium
6 397 (44.86%) TDD
7 291 (32.88%) Scrum
8 283 (31.98%) Jenkins
9 265 (29.94%) Git (software)
10 263 (29.72%) JIRA
11 241 (27.23%) QA
12 217 (24.52%) JavaScript
13 197 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
14 196 (22.15%) Gherkin
15 194 (21.92%) REST
16 181 (20.45%) Spring
17 160 (18.08%) Docker
18 157 (17.74%) Ruby
18 157 (17.74%) RESTful
19 153 (17.29%) SQL
20 152 (17.18%) Microservices
21 150 (16.95%) Confluence
22 147 (16.61%) DevOps
23 146 (16.50%) Web Services
24 144 (16.27%) Banking
25 141 (15.93%) Node.js
26 139 (15.71%) Kanban
27 135 (15.25%) WebDriver
28 134 (15.14%) Finance
29 127 (14.35%) HTML

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
1 150 (16.95%) Confluence
2 61 (6.89%) Apache Solr
3 53 (5.99%) Apache Spark
4 32 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (3.50%) Apache
6 22 (2.49%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.68%) JBoss
11 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.56%) CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Mule
12 4 (0.45%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.34%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.23%) SAS
14 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.45%) Mingle
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Magento
2 3 (0.34%) Endur
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 118 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.67%) GitHub
3 32 (3.62%) npm
4 19 (2.15%) BrowserStack
5 18 (2.03%) SaaS
6 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.13%) Google Play
10 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.90%) Sauce Labs
11 7 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.68%) PaaS
13 5 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
13 5 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.45%) vREST
15 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.34%) Serverless
15 3 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.65%) Kerberos
2 30 (3.39%) HTTP
3 11 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.02%) Firewall
5 4 (0.45%) SMS
6 2 (0.23%) DSL
7 1 (0.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.28%) NoSQL
2 80 (9.04%) MongoDB
3 79 (8.93%) Big Data
4 78 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (8.59%) Hadoop
6 71 (8.02%) HBase
7 51 (5.76%) Redis
8 46 (5.20%) MySQL
9 38 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (2.15%) SQL Server
12 18 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.58%) DataStax
13 14 (1.58%) DB2
14 11 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.13%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.90%) MarkLogic
17 6 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
17 6 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 433 (48.93%) Selenium
2 283 (31.98%) Jenkins
3 265 (29.94%) Git (software)
4 263 (29.72%) JIRA
5 135 (15.25%) WebDriver
6 100 (11.30%) JUnit
7 96 (10.85%) Maven
8 93 (10.51%) Appium
9 61 (6.89%) SpecFlow
10 60 (6.78%) IntelliJ
10 60 (6.78%) JMeter
11 54 (6.10%) Calabash
12 50 (5.65%) GitLab
13 48 (5.42%) Mockito
14 44 (4.97%) Jasmine
14 44 (4.97%) TeamCity
15 42 (4.75%) JBehave
15 42 (4.75%) SoapUI
16 40 (4.52%) Gradle
16 40 (4.52%) Subversion
General
1 144 (16.27%) Banking
2 134 (15.14%) Finance
3 57 (6.44%) Games
4 51 (5.76%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.05%) Retail
6 24 (2.71%) Publishing
7 22 (2.49%) Front Office
8 18 (2.03%) Back Office
9 13 (1.47%) Marketing
10 8 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.68%) Advertising
11 6 (0.68%) Electronics
11 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.45%) Automotive
12 4 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 345 (38.98%) Developer
2 164 (18.53%) Tester
3 143 (16.16%) Java Developer
4 122 (13.79%) Automation Tester
5 120 (13.56%) Developer in Test
6 106 (11.98%) Analyst
7 101 (11.41%) Test Engineer
8 79 (8.93%) Test Analyst
9 58 (6.55%) Java Engineer
10 56 (6.33%) Test Automation Engineer
11 54 (6.10%) QA Engineer
12 52 (5.88%) Senior Developer
13 48 (5.42%) Automation Test Analyst
14 46 (5.20%) Software Developer
15 40 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
16 39 (4.41%) Java Automation Tester
17 38 (4.29%) Software Engineer
18 32 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
19 30 (3.39%) Software Test Engineer
19 30 (3.39%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (22.15%) Gherkin
2 194 (21.92%) REST
3 181 (20.45%) Spring
4 157 (17.74%) RESTful
5 146 (16.50%) Web Services
6 141 (15.93%) Node.js
7 127 (14.35%) HTML
8 113 (12.77%) JSON
9 100 (11.30%) Spring Boot
10 98 (11.07%) HTML5
11 95 (10.73%) React
12 94 (10.62%) AngularJS
13 93 (10.51%) CSS
14 80 (9.04%) Kafka
15 79 (8.93%) XML
16 65 (7.34%) CSS3
17 62 (7.01%) SOAP
18 55 (6.21%) Apache Camel
19 54 (6.10%) .NET
20 49 (5.54%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.83%) Mobile App
2 61 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (3.62%) Algorithms
5 28 (3.16%) Fintech
5 28 (3.16%) Video on Demand
6 27 (3.05%) User Experience
7 23 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.15%) Video\Live Streaming
9 18 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.92%) Online Games
11 14 (1.58%) Derivative
12 12 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
14 9 (1.02%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.90%) Equities
16 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
17 5 (0.56%) Clustering
17 5 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 97 (10.96%) Unix
2 96 (10.85%) Linux
3 67 (7.57%) Apple iOS
4 65 (7.34%) Android
5 16 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.13%) Windows
7 3 (0.34%) Debian
7 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (61.13%) Test Automation
3 535 (60.45%) BDD
4 397 (44.86%) TDD
5 291 (32.88%) Scrum
6 197 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (17.18%) Microservices
8 147 (16.61%) DevOps
9 139 (15.71%) Kanban
10 120 (13.56%) SDET
11 99 (11.19%) Software Engineering
12 96 (10.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 88 (9.94%) E-Commerce
14 86 (9.72%) Open Source
15 83 (9.38%) Functional Testing
16 73 (8.25%) API Testing
16 73 (8.25%) Pair Programming
17 69 (7.80%) Performance Testing
18 66 (7.46%) Test Strategy
19 63 (7.12%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 583 (65.88%) Java
2 217 (24.52%) JavaScript
3 157 (17.74%) Ruby
4 153 (17.29%) SQL
5 123 (13.90%) Python
6 91 (10.28%) C#
7 61 (6.89%) Scala
8 34 (3.84%) Apple Swift
9 33 (3.73%) Groovy
10 28 (3.16%) Shell Script
11 27 (3.05%) ES6
12 20 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.26%) C++
13 17 (1.92%) Go
13 17 (1.92%) Objective-C
13 17 (1.92%) R
14 15 (1.69%) GraphQL
15 12 (1.36%) VBA
16 11 (1.24%) Perl
17 10 (1.13%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 95 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 81 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.65%) Degree
4 26 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 24 (2.71%) ISEB
6 16 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.23%) CFA
11 2 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (27.23%) QA
2 12 (1.36%) MiFID
3 8 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.79%) WCAG
5 5 (0.56%) WAI
6 3 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 160 (18.08%) Docker
2 55 (6.21%) HDFS
3 43 (4.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 89 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 53 (5.99%) Terraform
3 51 (5.76%) Puppet
4 40 (4.52%) Ansible
5 23 (2.60%) Grafana
6 19 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.92%) Kibana
8 13 (1.47%) logstash
9 12 (1.36%) StatsD
10 10 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.56%) rkt
13 4 (0.45%) Ambari
13 4 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 4 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.45%) Mesos
14 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.23%) Packer
16 1 (0.11%) HockeyApp
16 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 56 (6.33%) Oracle
2 46 (5.20%) Splunk
3 32 (3.62%) AppDynamics
4 31 (3.50%) IBM
5 22 (2.49%) Atlassian
6 20 (2.26%) Google
7 17 (1.92%) HP
8 16 (1.81%) Microsoft
9 14 (1.58%) Hortonworks
10 13 (1.47%) Apple
10 13 (1.47%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.36%) hybris
11 12 (1.36%) Xamarin
12 10 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.02%) Cisco
14 8 (0.90%) New Relic
15 7 (0.79%) SAP
16 5 (0.56%) Adobe
16 5 (0.56%) Charles River
17 4 (0.45%) CA Agile Central