Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 217 145
Rank change year-on-year +1 -72 +6
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 234 331 863
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.18% 1.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.32% 6.20% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 244 622
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £368 £375 £363
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £475 £470
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.06% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £58.00 -

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 3,705 5,339 9,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.43% 19.03% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,597 3,891 7,327
Median daily rate £505 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £375 £371
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £490 £500
% change year-on-year -2.96% -2.10% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 33 27
Median hourly rate £62.75 £55.00 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +49.99% -12.60%
10th Percentile £42.95 £34.43 £28.45
90th Percentile £68.36 £78.75 £54.85
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +7.39% -2.22%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +54 30 £475 -5.00% 19
South London +24 21 £440 -11.56%
West London +33 2 £613 +11.36% 11
East London +29 1 - - 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 187 (79.91%) Java
2 152 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (58.12%) Test Automation
4 128 (54.70%) BDD
5 107 (45.73%) Jenkins
6 104 (44.44%) Selenium
7 88 (37.61%) REST
8 77 (32.91%) Maven
8 77 (32.91%) Microservices
9 74 (31.62%) TDD
10 72 (30.77%) Git (software)
11 69 (29.49%) Spring
11 69 (29.49%) Banking
11 69 (29.49%) JIRA
12 66 (28.21%) DevOps
13 60 (25.64%) Finance
14 55 (23.50%) JUnit
15 54 (23.08%) QA
16 50 (21.37%) Kubernetes
17 49 (20.94%) AWS
17 49 (20.94%) SQL
18 42 (17.95%) JavaScript
18 42 (17.95%) Gherkin
19 41 (17.52%) Scrum
20 39 (16.67%) Web Services
20 39 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 36 (15.38%) Docker
22 33 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
23 32 (13.68%) Azure
24 31 (13.25%) SC Cleared

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 25 (10.68%) Confluence
2 12 (5.13%) Mule
3 10 (4.27%) JBoss
3 10 (4.27%) Red Hat Fuse
4 8 (3.42%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.56%) Jetty
7 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.85%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.85%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.85%) nginx
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (1.71%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.28%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 49 (20.94%) AWS
2 32 (13.68%) Azure
3 13 (5.56%) GitHub
4 12 (5.13%) GCP
4 12 (5.13%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.56%) BrowserStack
5 6 (2.56%) IaaS
5 6 (2.56%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (2.56%) Serverless
6 5 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.71%) Bitrise
7 4 (1.71%) Firebase
7 4 (1.71%) Slack
8 3 (1.28%) SaaS
9 2 (0.85%) Apigee
9 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.85%) Boomi
9 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.41%) HTTP
2 8 (3.42%) Internet
3 3 (1.28%) DMARC
3 3 (1.28%) DNS
3 3 (1.28%) SMS
3 3 (1.28%) SMTP
4 2 (0.85%) SSL
4 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.97%) NoSQL
2 19 (8.12%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.56%) MySQL
5 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.71%) BigQuery
10 3 (1.28%) CockroachDB
11 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.85%) Big Data
11 2 (0.85%) Cloud Spanner
11 2 (0.85%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.43%) KDB
Development Applications
1 107 (45.73%) Jenkins
2 104 (44.44%) Selenium
3 77 (32.91%) Maven
4 72 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 69 (29.49%) JIRA
6 55 (23.50%) JUnit
7 27 (11.54%) Postman
8 24 (10.26%) REST Assured
9 23 (9.83%) SpecFlow
10 21 (8.97%) SoapUI
11 18 (7.69%) GitLab
11 18 (7.69%) Mockito
12 17 (7.26%) Cypress.io
12 17 (7.26%) WebDriver
13 16 (6.84%) JMeter
14 15 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (6.41%) Hudson
15 12 (5.13%) IntelliJ
15 12 (5.13%) SonarQube
16 11 (4.70%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (29.49%) Banking
2 60 (25.64%) Finance
3 22 (9.40%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.98%) Public Sector
5 12 (5.13%) Retail
6 11 (4.70%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (35.04%) Developer
2 66 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 40 (17.09%) Tester
4 26 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 21 (8.97%) Senior Developer
5 21 (8.97%) Senior Java Developer
6 18 (7.69%) Analyst
7 16 (6.84%) QA Engineer
7 16 (6.84%) Test Engineer
8 14 (5.98%) AWS Developer
8 14 (5.98%) Developer in Test
9 12 (5.13%) QA Tester
10 10 (4.27%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Integration Developer
10 10 (4.27%) Java Middleware Developer
10 10 (4.27%) Middleware Developer
10 10 (4.27%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Senior Integration Developer
10 10 (4.27%) Senior Middleware Developer
11 9 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (37.61%) REST
2 69 (29.49%) Spring
3 42 (17.95%) Gherkin
4 39 (16.67%) Web Services
5 30 (12.82%) SOAP
6 27 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 23 (9.83%) RESTful
8 21 (8.97%) Hibernate
8 21 (8.97%) Kafka
9 20 (8.55%) JSON
9 20 (8.55%) Node.js
10 16 (6.84%) Spring Boot
11 15 (6.41%) RxJava
11 15 (6.41%) XML
12 14 (5.98%) React
13 13 (5.56%) .NET
13 13 (5.56%) Middleware
14 12 (5.13%) HTML
15 11 (4.70%) Java EE
16 10 (4.27%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.83%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.41%) Fixed Income
4 11 (4.70%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.27%) User Experience
6 9 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.85%) Virtual Team
7 8 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.56%) SWIFT
9 5 (2.14%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.71%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.28%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.85%) Derivative
12 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.43%) Fedwire
13 1 (0.43%) PlayStation
13 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.68%) Unix
2 24 (10.26%) Linux
3 15 (6.41%) Android
4 12 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.71%) Windows
6 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
7 1 (0.43%) Tizen
7 1 (0.43%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (58.12%) Test Automation
3 128 (54.70%) BDD
4 77 (32.91%) Microservices
5 74 (31.62%) TDD
6 66 (28.21%) DevOps
7 41 (17.52%) Scrum
8 33 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
9 27 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 24 (10.26%) SDET
11 23 (9.83%) SDLC
12 21 (8.97%) Integration Testing
12 21 (8.97%) Test Scripting
13 20 (8.55%) Build Automation
13 20 (8.55%) Software Engineering
14 19 (8.12%) API Testing
14 19 (8.12%) Test Strategy
15 18 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 187 (79.91%) Java
2 49 (20.94%) SQL
3 42 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 27 (11.54%) Python
5 24 (10.26%) C#
5 24 (10.26%) Java 8
6 14 (5.98%) Kotlin
7 13 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.85%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.42%) ES6
10 6 (2.56%) Perl
10 6 (2.56%) Scala
11 5 (2.14%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.14%) Groovy
11 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.14%) Ruby
12 4 (1.71%) C
12 4 (1.71%) Go
13 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (2.14%) Degree
4 5 (2.14%) ISEB
5 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (23.08%) QA
2 6 (2.56%) ISO 20022
2 6 (2.56%) TARGET2
3 4 (1.71%) PSD2
4 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.43%) MiFID
5 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (15.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (21.37%) Kubernetes
2 24 (10.26%) Terraform
3 5 (2.14%) Rundeck
4 4 (1.71%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.71%) Puppet
5 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.28%) Kibana
6 2 (0.85%) Ansible
6 2 (0.85%) Grafana
6 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.85%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (5.56%) Oracle
2 11 (4.70%) Atlassian
3 10 (4.27%) Murex
3 10 (4.27%) Sybase
4 9 (3.85%) Google
4 9 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.99%) HP
6 5 (2.14%) ION Trading
6 5 (2.14%) Splunk
7 3 (1.28%) Adobe
7 3 (1.28%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.85%) Confluent
8 2 (0.85%) Dell
8 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.43%) Charles River
9 1 (0.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.43%) Sony