Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 189 169
Rank change year-on-year -40 -20 -22
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 274 281 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.33% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.17% 6.57% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 209 481
10th Percentile £357 £373 £363
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £580 £575
90th Percentile £642 £625 £643
England median daily rate £463 £475 £463
% change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
England median hourly rate £65.50 £58.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +12.93% +404.35% -

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 4,438 4,278 8,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.83% 20.32% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,123 3,121 6,323
10th Percentile £375 £375 £367
25th Percentile £450 £438 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
10th Percentile £37.05 £32.75 £21.75
25th Percentile £54.50 £44.63 £31.31
Median hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £37.09
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +34.83% -17.59%
75th Percentile £68.00 £63.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.36 £69.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 +28 36 £463 -8.42% 13
West London +22 9 £600 +9.09% 7
South London +12 6 £400 -20.40% 3
East London +17 4 £650 +20.93% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 198 (72.26%) Java
2 177 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (54.38%) Test Automation
4 137 (50.00%) BDD
5 117 (42.70%) Jenkins
6 116 (42.34%) Selenium
7 102 (37.23%) TDD
8 94 (34.31%) Spring
9 92 (33.58%) REST
10 86 (31.39%) DevOps
11 84 (30.66%) Git (software)
12 83 (30.29%) Microservices
13 82 (29.93%) JIRA
14 79 (28.83%) Maven
14 79 (28.83%) Banking
15 66 (24.09%) Scrum
15 66 (24.09%) JUnit
16 65 (23.72%) Social Skills
17 64 (23.36%) QA
18 63 (22.99%) JavaScript
19 62 (22.63%) SQL
20 58 (21.17%) Finance
21 55 (20.07%) AWS
22 51 (18.61%) Kubernetes
22 51 (18.61%) Docker
23 48 (17.52%) Gherkin
24 47 (17.15%) Azure
25 44 (16.06%) AngularJS
25 44 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
26 41 (14.96%) RESTful

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 38 (13.87%) Confluence
2 15 (5.47%) Mule
3 12 (4.38%) JBoss
3 12 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.01%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.65%) Red Hat Fuse
6 7 (2.55%) Jetty
6 7 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.82%) CMS
8 3 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.73%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.73%) Drupal
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.07%) AWS
2 47 (17.15%) Azure
3 18 (6.57%) GitHub
4 16 (5.84%) GCP
4 16 (5.84%) OpenShift
5 10 (3.65%) Serverless
6 8 (2.92%) npm
7 7 (2.55%) IaaS
7 7 (2.55%) PaaS
8 6 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.82%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.82%) SaaS
10 4 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.46%) Bitrise
10 4 (1.46%) Firebase
10 4 (1.46%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (1.09%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.65%) HTTP
2 7 (2.55%) DNS
3 5 (1.82%) DMARC
3 5 (1.82%) Internet
3 5 (1.82%) SMS
3 5 (1.82%) SMTP
4 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.73%) SWIFTNet
5 2 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.76%) NoSQL
2 22 (8.03%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.11%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.65%) MySQL
7 7 (2.55%) Big Data
7 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.82%) CockroachDB
8 5 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.09%) Power BI
10 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.36%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.36%) Cloud Spanner
12 1 (0.36%) KDB
Development Applications
1 117 (42.70%) Jenkins
2 116 (42.34%) Selenium
3 84 (30.66%) Git (software)
4 82 (29.93%) JIRA
5 79 (28.83%) Maven
6 66 (24.09%) JUnit
7 33 (12.04%) Cypress.io
8 32 (11.68%) Postman
9 26 (9.49%) WebDriver
10 24 (8.76%) GitLab
10 24 (8.76%) Mockito
10 24 (8.76%) REST Assured
11 23 (8.39%) SoapUI
12 22 (8.03%) SpecFlow
13 20 (7.30%) JMeter
14 19 (6.93%) Jasmine
15 15 (5.47%) IntelliJ
15 15 (5.47%) Protractor
16 14 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (4.38%) jMock
General
1 79 (28.83%) Banking
2 65 (23.72%) Social Skills
3 58 (21.17%) Finance
4 24 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.11%) Retail
6 9 (3.28%) Games
7 8 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.19%) Marketing
9 5 (1.82%) Front Office
9 5 (1.82%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (42.70%) Developer
2 78 (28.47%) Java Developer
3 35 (12.77%) Tester
4 32 (11.68%) Senior Developer
5 26 (9.49%) Automation Tester
6 25 (9.12%) Analyst
6 25 (9.12%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (6.93%) Test Engineer
8 18 (6.57%) AWS Developer
9 13 (4.74%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.38%) Developer in Test
10 12 (4.38%) QA Engineer
10 12 (4.38%) QA Tester
10 12 (4.38%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.38%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (4.01%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (3.65%) Integration Developer
12 10 (3.65%) Java Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (34.31%) Spring
2 92 (33.58%) REST
3 48 (17.52%) Gherkin
4 44 (16.06%) AngularJS
5 41 (14.96%) RESTful
6 40 (14.60%) Web Services
7 31 (11.31%) SOAP
7 31 (11.31%) Spring Boot
8 30 (10.95%) Hibernate
8 30 (10.95%) Node.js
9 29 (10.58%) React
10 25 (9.12%) HTML
11 21 (7.66%) Middleware
12 18 (6.57%) Jest
13 17 (6.20%) .NET
14 16 (5.84%) CSS
14 16 (5.84%) HTML5
14 16 (5.84%) Redux
14 16 (5.84%) XML
15 14 (5.11%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.49%) Mobile App
2 20 (7.30%) User Experience
3 18 (6.57%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.28%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.82%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.46%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.46%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.09%) Derivative
9 3 (1.09%) RIA
9 3 (1.09%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.09%) Wiki
10 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.12%) Unix
2 21 (7.66%) Linux
3 14 (5.11%) Android
4 11 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (54.38%) Test Automation
3 137 (50.00%) BDD
4 102 (37.23%) TDD
5 86 (31.39%) DevOps
6 83 (30.29%) Microservices
7 66 (24.09%) Scrum
8 44 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (11.31%) Software Engineering
11 30 (10.95%) Test Strategy
12 28 (10.22%) OO
13 26 (9.49%) Unit Testing
14 25 (9.12%) API Testing
14 25 (9.12%) Software Testing
15 24 (8.76%) SDET
16 22 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (8.03%) SDLC
17 21 (7.66%) QA Automation
18 20 (7.30%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 198 (72.26%) Java
2 63 (22.99%) JavaScript
3 62 (22.63%) SQL
4 41 (14.96%) Python
5 33 (12.04%) Java 8
6 31 (11.31%) C#
7 29 (10.58%) TypeScript
8 21 (7.66%) ES6
9 16 (5.84%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.74%) C
11 11 (4.01%) Scala
12 8 (2.92%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.55%) Ruby
14 6 (2.19%) C++
15 4 (1.46%) Go
15 4 (1.46%) Groovy
15 4 (1.46%) Java 9
15 4 (1.46%) Kotlin
16 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.93%) Degree
4 9 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.46%) ISEB
6 4 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.09%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.36%) CFA
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (23.36%) QA
2 5 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.82%) GDPR
3 3 (1.09%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.73%) ISO 15022
4 2 (0.73%) MiFID
5 1 (0.36%) PSD2
5 1 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 51 (18.61%) Docker
2 5 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (18.61%) Kubernetes
2 25 (9.12%) Terraform
3 9 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.82%) Ansible
5 4 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.46%) Puppet
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
6 2 (0.73%) Rancher
6 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.36%) Istio
7 1 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (4.38%) Atlassian
1 12 (4.38%) MuleSoft
2 10 (3.65%) HP
2 10 (3.65%) Murex
2 10 (3.65%) Sybase
3 8 (2.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.92%) Oracle
4 6 (2.19%) Google
5 5 (1.82%) Adobe
6 4 (1.46%) Splunk
7 3 (1.09%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.73%) Databricks
8 2 (0.73%) Dell
8 2 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.36%) Charles River
9 1 (0.36%) Confluent
9 1 (0.36%) Perfecto Mobile