Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 175 188
Rank change year-on-year +26 +13 +19
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 835 601 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.83% 1.53% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.90% 8.59% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 439 481
London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £337 £344
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £160.00 - -
England median hourly rate £115.25 - £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 9,386 6,997 6,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.57% 17.76% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,038 5,149 5,109
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 17
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +93.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.82 £33.61
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +8 168 £503 +6.35% 43
West London +5 64 £506 +7.14% 17
South London -25 31 £475 +5.56% 6
East London -3 14 £500 +17.65% 14
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 615 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (69.82%) Test Automation
3 533 (63.83%) Java
4 452 (54.13%) BDD
4 452 (54.13%) Selenium
5 332 (39.76%) TDD
6 308 (36.89%) Git (software)
7 249 (29.82%) Jenkins
8 231 (27.66%) QA
9 230 (27.54%) JavaScript
10 197 (23.59%) Gherkin
11 193 (23.11%) Scrum
12 174 (20.84%) JIRA
13 171 (20.48%) WebDriver
14 164 (19.64%) SQL
15 161 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
16 157 (18.80%) SDET
17 153 (18.32%) DevOps
18 147 (17.60%) RESTful
19 146 (17.49%) REST
20 144 (17.25%) Maven
21 143 (17.13%) Finance
22 135 (16.17%) Unix
23 130 (15.57%) HTML
24 128 (15.33%) Linux
24 128 (15.33%) Spring
24 128 (15.33%) Docker
25 118 (14.13%) Node.js
26 117 (14.01%) API Testing
27 113 (13.53%) Kanban

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 74 (8.86%) Confluence
2 35 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (4.07%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.40%) Apache
5 19 (2.28%) CMS
5 19 (2.28%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.92%) Jetty
7 15 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.56%) JBoss
9 11 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (1.08%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.72%) IIS
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.36%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.12%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 98 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.39%) BrowserStack
3 40 (4.79%) npm
4 38 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (3.59%) Sauce Labs
6 25 (2.99%) GitHub
7 10 (1.20%) Heroku
8 9 (1.08%) Serverless
9 8 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
10 7 (0.84%) Yarn
11 6 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.72%) SaaS
12 5 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (0.48%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.48%) PaaS
14 3 (0.36%) TestFlight
14 3 (0.36%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.59%) HTTP
2 15 (1.80%) Firewall
3 9 (1.08%) Internet
3 9 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.96%) AMQP
5 3 (0.36%) SMS
5 3 (0.36%) SMTP
5 3 (0.36%) SSH
6 2 (0.24%) Broadband
6 2 (0.24%) DHCP
6 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.24%) LAN
6 2 (0.24%) WAN
7 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.46%) MongoDB
2 60 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 46 (5.51%) NoSQL
5 32 (3.83%) Redis
6 31 (3.71%) Neo4j
7 28 (3.35%) Big Data
8 22 (2.63%) MySQL
9 21 (2.51%) Hadoop
10 20 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.92%) SQL Server
12 15 (1.80%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.72%) HBase
15 5 (0.60%) DB2
16 4 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.48%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.48%) Data Lake
17 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 452 (54.13%) Selenium
2 308 (36.89%) Git (software)
3 249 (29.82%) Jenkins
4 174 (20.84%) JIRA
5 171 (20.48%) WebDriver
6 144 (17.25%) Maven
7 107 (12.81%) JUnit
8 91 (10.90%) Appium
9 86 (10.30%) SpecFlow
10 81 (9.70%) Mockito
11 66 (7.90%) SoapUI
12 65 (7.78%) Mocha
13 60 (7.19%) JMeter
14 58 (6.95%) Subversion
15 48 (5.75%) Gradle
16 44 (5.27%) IntelliJ
17 43 (5.15%) Protractor
18 41 (4.91%) Jasmine
19 38 (4.55%) JBehave
20 36 (4.31%) NUnit
General
1 143 (17.13%) Finance
2 105 (12.57%) Banking
3 29 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.11%) Retail
5 21 (2.51%) Games
6 13 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.96%) Advertising
8 8 (0.96%) Marketing
9 7 (0.84%) Law
10 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.60%) Front Office
12 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 352 (42.16%) Developer
2 182 (21.80%) Java Developer
3 159 (19.04%) Tester
4 114 (13.65%) Automation Tester
5 86 (10.30%) Developer in Test
6 73 (8.74%) Test Engineer
7 71 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 59 (7.07%) Analyst
9 56 (6.71%) QA Engineer
10 55 (6.59%) Senior Java Developer
11 51 (6.11%) Test Analyst
12 50 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
13 41 (4.91%) Java Engineer
14 38 (4.55%) Java Developer in Test
15 35 (4.19%) Software Developer
16 34 (4.07%) Test Automation Developer
16 34 (4.07%) Test Automation Engineer
17 32 (3.83%) Automation Test Analyst
18 30 (3.59%) Java Automation Tester
18 30 (3.59%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (23.59%) Gherkin
2 147 (17.60%) RESTful
3 146 (17.49%) REST
4 130 (15.57%) HTML
5 128 (15.33%) Spring
6 118 (14.13%) Node.js
7 92 (11.02%) Web Services
8 90 (10.78%) CSS
9 86 (10.30%) React
10 82 (9.82%) JSON
11 78 (9.34%) AngularJS
12 77 (9.22%) XML
13 66 (7.90%) HTML5
14 63 (7.54%) Dropwizard
15 55 (6.59%) .NET
16 48 (5.75%) CSS3
17 47 (5.63%) Chai
18 43 (5.15%) SOAP
19 38 (4.55%) Sass
20 36 (4.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.74%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.95%) User Experience
4 29 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.23%) Fintech
6 24 (2.87%) Video on Demand
7 22 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
11 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
11 9 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (0.96%) Derivative
12 8 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.72%) Clustering
13 6 (0.72%) Online Games
14 4 (0.48%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 135 (16.17%) Unix
2 128 (15.33%) Linux
3 75 (8.98%) Apple iOS
4 63 (7.54%) Android
5 37 (4.43%) Mac OS X
6 20 (2.40%) Windows
7 11 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.20%) CentOS
9 5 (0.60%) Solaris
10 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.36%) Debian
11 3 (0.36%) VMS
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (69.82%) Test Automation
3 452 (54.13%) BDD
4 332 (39.76%) TDD
5 193 (23.11%) Scrum
6 161 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (18.80%) SDET
8 153 (18.32%) DevOps
9 117 (14.01%) API Testing
10 113 (13.53%) Kanban
11 100 (11.98%) Continuous Delivery
12 98 (11.74%) Microservices
13 89 (10.66%) Software Engineering
14 84 (10.06%) Open Source
15 81 (9.70%) OO
16 74 (8.86%) Test Scripting
17 72 (8.62%) Pair Programming
18 65 (7.78%) Front End Development
19 62 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
20 56 (6.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 533 (63.83%) Java
2 230 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 164 (19.64%) SQL
4 105 (12.57%) Ruby
5 104 (12.46%) C#
6 83 (9.94%) Java 8
7 73 (8.74%) Python
8 49 (5.87%) Scala
9 39 (4.67%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.95%) ES6
10 33 (3.95%) Groovy
11 22 (2.63%) Apple Swift
12 21 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.80%) Go
14 15 (1.80%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.80%) VBA
15 13 (1.56%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.44%) Perl
17 9 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 92 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 68 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.47%) Degree
4 34 (4.07%) ISTQB
5 30 (3.59%) ISEB
6 27 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (2.51%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.56%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CIPD
12 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (27.66%) QA
2 11 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.60%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.48%) EMIR
4 4 (0.48%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.24%) GCP
5 2 (0.24%) PSD2
5 2 (0.24%) WAI
5 2 (0.24%) WCAG
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 128 (15.33%) Docker
2 8 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 56 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.59%) Kibana
3 29 (3.47%) Terraform
4 28 (3.35%) Grafana
5 24 (2.87%) logstash
5 24 (2.87%) Puppet
6 19 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (1.32%) Ansible
9 5 (0.60%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.48%) Packer
10 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.48%) StatsD
11 3 (0.36%) Graphite
11 3 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.36%) Salt
11 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.24%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 54 (6.47%) Splunk
2 33 (3.95%) Oracle
3 31 (3.71%) AppDynamics
4 22 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 13 (1.56%) IBM
6 12 (1.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (1.32%) WorldPay
8 10 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.08%) Google
9 9 (1.08%) MuleSoft
9 9 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 8 (0.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 7 (0.84%) Adobe
11 7 (0.84%) HP
12 6 (0.72%) Citrix
12 6 (0.72%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.72%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.60%) New Relic
13 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com