Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 174 204
Rank change year-on-year -49 +30 -57
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 459 201 472
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.30% 1.46% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.70% 7.54% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 148 325
10th Percentile £353 £345 £363
25th Percentile £425 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -2.50%
75th Percentile £640 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £625 £643
England median daily rate £496 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.17% - -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.50 - £73.00
England median hourly rate £65.50 - £48.50

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 6,849 2,665 6,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.43% 19.32% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,879 1,921 4,988
10th Percentile £406 £363 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +3.96%
75th Percentile £663 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £703 £675
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 16
10th Percentile £25.93 £27.33 £19.78
25th Percentile £41.81 £30.81 £40.63
Median hourly rate £59.50 £42.25 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.83% -15.50% +66.67%
75th Percentile £64.88 £54.25 £55.50
90th Percentile £80.38 £54.70 £61.25
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +9.41%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 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 -13 64 £625 +25.00% 26
South London -21 17 £440 +4.14% 8
West London -14 7 £600 +33.33% 11
East London -10 2 £650 - 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 329 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (61.66%) Test Automation
3 274 (59.69%) Java
4 213 (46.41%) Selenium
5 191 (41.61%) TDD
6 190 (41.39%) BDD
7 168 (36.60%) DevOps
8 155 (33.77%) Jenkins
9 154 (33.55%) Microservices
10 131 (28.54%) Spring
11 127 (27.67%) Scrum
12 119 (25.93%) Git (software)
13 113 (24.62%) JIRA
14 111 (24.18%) JavaScript
15 102 (22.22%) Kubernetes
16 101 (22.00%) QA
17 100 (21.79%) SQL
18 96 (20.92%) REST
19 94 (20.48%) Azure
20 93 (20.26%) Finance
21 88 (19.17%) Gherkin
21 88 (19.17%) Docker
22 85 (18.52%) Maven
23 84 (18.30%) Social Skills
24 74 (16.12%) AWS
25 71 (15.47%) RESTful
26 70 (15.25%) Banking
27 68 (14.81%) Software Testing
28 66 (14.38%) Spring Boot
29 65 (14.16%) Security 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 57 (12.42%) Confluence
2 20 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.83%) JBoss
3 13 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.53%) IIS
6 5 (1.09%) Apache
6 5 (1.09%) Mule
7 4 (0.87%) CMS
7 4 (0.87%) Drupal
7 4 (0.87%) Mattermost
7 4 (0.87%) nginx
7 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.65%) Jetty
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.65%) Mingle
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Endur
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 94 (20.48%) Azure
2 74 (16.12%) AWS
3 33 (7.19%) GitHub
4 21 (4.58%) IaaS
5 18 (3.92%) Serverless
6 17 (3.70%) PaaS
7 16 (3.49%) Sauce Labs
8 13 (2.83%) BrowserStack
8 13 (2.83%) OpenShift
9 12 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.40%) SaaS
11 10 (2.18%) GCP
11 10 (2.18%) npm
12 9 (1.96%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.96%) Apigee
13 7 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.09%) NuGet
14 5 (1.09%) Slack
15 4 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.61%) HTTP
2 4 (0.87%) DSL
2 4 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) 2G
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
3 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 18 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 18 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.96%) Big Data
5 9 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.31%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.31%) MySQL
8 5 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.65%) Adabas
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.22%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.22%) DB2
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 213 (46.41%) Selenium
2 155 (33.77%) Jenkins
3 119 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 113 (24.62%) JIRA
5 85 (18.52%) Maven
6 63 (13.73%) JUnit
7 53 (11.55%) WebDriver
8 46 (10.02%) REST Assured
9 44 (9.59%) JMeter
10 40 (8.71%) Postman
11 36 (7.84%) SpecFlow
12 34 (7.41%) Protractor
13 32 (6.97%) Cypress.io
13 32 (6.97%) GitLab
14 31 (6.75%) Appium
15 27 (5.88%) Bitbucket
16 24 (5.23%) Mockito
17 23 (5.01%) Jasmine
18 18 (3.92%) Gatling
18 18 (3.92%) SoapUI
General
1 93 (20.26%) Finance
2 84 (18.30%) Social Skills
3 70 (15.25%) Banking
4 32 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.70%) Retail
7 14 (3.05%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.18%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (1.74%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.53%) Front Office
10 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.31%) Games
12 5 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.87%) Back Office
13 4 (0.87%) Legal
14 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.44%) Law
15 2 (0.44%) Presentation Skills
16 1 (0.22%) Advertising
16 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (35.51%) Developer
2 82 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 77 (16.78%) Tester
4 65 (14.16%) Test Engineer
5 58 (12.64%) Automation Tester
6 44 (9.59%) Test Automation Engineer
7 37 (8.06%) Senior Developer
8 36 (7.84%) Analyst
9 32 (6.97%) Test Analyst
10 28 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
11 27 (5.88%) Java Engineer
12 24 (5.23%) Developer in Test
13 22 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (4.79%) Software Developer
14 20 (4.36%) Senior Test Engineer
15 16 (3.49%) Lead Developer
15 16 (3.49%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.27%) Angular Developer
17 13 (2.83%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (28.54%) Spring
2 96 (20.92%) REST
3 88 (19.17%) Gherkin
4 71 (15.47%) RESTful
5 66 (14.38%) Spring Boot
6 62 (13.51%) Node.js
7 56 (12.20%) AngularJS
8 46 (10.02%) Web Services
9 44 (9.59%) HTML
10 41 (8.93%) React
11 40 (8.71%) CSS
12 29 (6.32%) Jest
12 29 (6.32%) Kafka
13 27 (5.88%) Vert.x
14 26 (5.66%) Hibernate
14 26 (5.66%) JSON
15 23 (5.01%) WireMock
16 21 (4.58%) .NET
17 20 (4.36%) SOAP
18 18 (3.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.45%) User Experience
2 22 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (4.14%) Media Streaming
3 19 (4.14%) Video\Live Streaming
4 15 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 12 (2.61%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.65%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.54%) Unix
2 29 (6.32%) Linux
3 22 (4.79%) Android
4 20 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.96%) Windows
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (71.68%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (61.66%) Test Automation
3 191 (41.61%) TDD
4 190 (41.39%) BDD
5 168 (36.60%) DevOps
6 154 (33.55%) Microservices
7 127 (27.67%) Scrum
8 68 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 57 (12.42%) SDET
10 55 (11.98%) Software Engineering
11 53 (11.55%) Test Strategy
12 47 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (9.80%) Regression Testing
14 43 (9.37%) API Testing
14 43 (9.37%) SDLC
15 40 (8.71%) Analytics
15 40 (8.71%) Integration Testing
15 40 (8.71%) Kanban
16 39 (8.50%) Functional Testing
16 39 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (59.69%) Java
2 111 (24.18%) JavaScript
3 100 (21.79%) SQL
4 63 (13.73%) Python
5 38 (8.28%) Java 8
6 37 (8.06%) TypeScript
7 34 (7.41%) C#
8 18 (3.92%) Ruby
8 18 (3.92%) Scala
9 17 (3.70%) ES6
10 15 (3.27%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.40%) Groovy
12 10 (2.18%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.18%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.74%) C
14 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.31%) C++
15 6 (1.31%) Java 11
16 5 (1.09%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.44%) JSX
Qualifications
1 65 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.49%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.05%) Degree
5 10 (2.18%) ISEB
5 10 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.09%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) CFA
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.00%) QA
2 24 (5.23%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.31%) WCAG
4 3 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) PSD2
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) TARGET2
System Software
1 88 (19.17%) Docker
2 8 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 102 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 50 (10.89%) Terraform
3 29 (6.32%) Ansible
4 10 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.96%) Puppet
6 8 (1.74%) Kibana
7 7 (1.53%) Netcool
8 4 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.44%) Istio
9 2 (0.44%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.44%) Rancher
10 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.22%) Grafana
Vendors
1 25 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.23%) Oracle
3 17 (3.70%) Splunk
4 10 (2.18%) Perfecto Mobile
5 9 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.74%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.74%) HP
6 8 (1.74%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.53%) Databricks
8 6 (1.31%) New Relic
9 4 (0.87%) Murex
9 4 (0.87%) Sybase
9 4 (0.87%) Telerik
9 4 (0.87%) VMware
10 3 (0.65%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (0.65%) Google
10 3 (0.65%) NetCracker
10 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow