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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 248 227 178
Rank change year-on-year -21 -49 +20
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 436 395 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.10% 1.26% 1.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.74% 6.47% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 284 155
10th Percentile £400 £350 £336
25th Percentile £425 £419 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £463
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +13.51% -2.63%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £633
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £41.25 £25.25 -
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
75th Percentile £43.75 £25.75 -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £65.54 £58.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +13.00% +141.67%

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 7,597 6,109 3,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.20% 19.45% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,374 4,288 2,204
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
25th Percentile £500 £463 £448
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £625
90th Percentile £800 £720 £712
England median daily rate £560 £509 £500
% change year-on-year +10.07% +1.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 17
10th Percentile £15.75 £26.50 £30.25
25th Percentile £26.25 £37.13 £45.00
Median hourly rate £44.11 £58.71 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -24.87% +17.42% -
75th Percentile £63.21 £66.50 £63.00
90th Percentile £75.05 £68.87 £65.36
England median hourly rate £59.38 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -4 76 £725 +16.00% 16
South London -22 4 £390 -11.36%
West London -6 3 £600 - 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 296 (67.89%) Java
2 270 (61.93%) Agile
3 254 (58.26%) Test Automation
4 191 (43.81%) CI/CD
5 184 (42.20%) Selenium
6 175 (40.14%) BDD
7 148 (33.94%) Git (software)
8 143 (32.80%) TDD
9 137 (31.42%) Finance
10 136 (31.19%) SQL
11 134 (30.73%) Spring
11 134 (30.73%) Jenkins
11 134 (30.73%) Microservices
12 132 (30.28%) JIRA
13 124 (28.44%) REST
14 117 (26.83%) QA
15 116 (26.61%) Maven
16 112 (25.69%) DevOps
17 106 (24.31%) JavaScript
18 99 (22.71%) JUnit
19 96 (22.02%) Banking
20 94 (21.56%) Azure
21 92 (21.10%) Docker
22 90 (20.64%) AWS
23 88 (20.18%) Oracle
24 87 (19.95%) Scrum
25 83 (19.04%) Kubernetes
26 80 (18.35%) Social Skills
27 77 (17.66%) Postman
28 74 (16.97%) Spring Boot

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 62 (14.22%) Confluence
2 8 (1.83%) Apache
3 7 (1.61%) Anypoint
4 3 (0.69%) JBoss
4 3 (0.69%) Jetty
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) nginx
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) BondVision
2 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 2 (0.46%) Shopify
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (21.56%) Azure
2 90 (20.64%) AWS
3 31 (7.11%) GitHub
4 19 (4.36%) GCP
5 18 (4.13%) Azure DevOps
5 18 (4.13%) Serverless
6 11 (2.52%) Kong
7 9 (2.06%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.83%) npm
9 7 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.38%) BrowserStack
10 6 (1.38%) Slack
11 5 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.92%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.92%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.92%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 4 (0.92%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.92%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.82%) HTTP
2 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.46%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.34%) NoSQL
2 29 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (5.96%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.50%) Hazelcast
5 22 (5.05%) Redis
6 14 (3.21%) SQL Server
7 10 (2.29%) Big Data
7 10 (2.29%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.61%) MySQL
9 5 (1.15%) DB2
9 5 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.15%) KDB
9 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.92%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.92%) Parquet
10 4 (0.92%) Power BI
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.69%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 184 (42.20%) Selenium
2 148 (33.94%) Git (software)
3 134 (30.73%) Jenkins
4 132 (30.28%) JIRA
5 116 (26.61%) Maven
6 99 (22.71%) JUnit
7 77 (17.66%) Postman
8 68 (15.60%) REST Assured
9 52 (11.93%) GitLab
10 50 (11.47%) Mockito
11 43 (9.86%) WebDriver
12 37 (8.49%) JMeter
13 36 (8.26%) JBehave
14 33 (7.57%) Gradle
15 30 (6.88%) SoapUI
16 29 (6.65%) Bitbucket
17 24 (5.50%) Appium
17 24 (5.50%) Concordion
17 24 (5.50%) IntelliJ
17 24 (5.50%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (31.42%) Finance
2 96 (22.02%) Banking
3 80 (18.35%) Social Skills
4 42 (9.63%) Front Office
5 38 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.44%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.44%) Retail Banking
7 14 (3.21%) Legal
8 11 (2.52%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.61%) Games
10 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.15%) Retail
11 3 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.46%) Marketing
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (38.99%) Developer
2 109 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 75 (17.20%) Tester
4 51 (11.70%) Automation Tester
5 42 (9.63%) Senior Developer
6 41 (9.40%) Test Engineer
7 31 (7.11%) Analyst
8 24 (5.50%) Test Analyst
9 20 (4.59%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
10 19 (4.36%) Developer in Test
11 18 (4.13%) QA Engineer
11 18 (4.13%) QA Tester
12 17 (3.90%) Software Developer
13 16 (3.67%) Java Engineer
13 16 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (2.98%) Automation Engineer
15 12 (2.75%) Software Engineer
16 11 (2.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (30.73%) Spring
2 124 (28.44%) REST
3 74 (16.97%) Spring Boot
4 71 (16.28%) React
5 66 (15.14%) Gherkin
6 58 (13.30%) RESTful
7 56 (12.84%) HTML
8 44 (10.09%) Hibernate
9 41 (9.40%) Node.js
10 35 (8.03%) CSS
11 33 (7.57%) JMS
11 33 (7.57%) JPA
11 33 (7.57%) Web Services
12 32 (7.34%) .NET
13 30 (6.88%) SOAP
14 28 (6.42%) AngularJS
14 28 (6.42%) HTML5
15 26 (5.96%) Middleware
16 25 (5.73%) JSON
17 22 (5.05%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.90%) Fixed Income
3 17 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.61%) Team-Oriented Environment
7 6 (1.38%) User Experience
8 5 (1.15%) Equities
8 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (0.92%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.92%) Robotics
9 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.69%) NHS
10 3 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.05%) Linux
2 18 (4.13%) Unix
3 10 (2.29%) Android
4 9 (2.06%) Windows
5 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (61.93%) Agile
2 254 (58.26%) Test Automation
3 191 (43.81%) CI/CD
4 175 (40.14%) BDD
5 143 (32.80%) TDD
6 134 (30.73%) Microservices
7 112 (25.69%) DevOps
8 87 (19.95%) Scrum
9 62 (14.22%) API Testing
10 61 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (13.99%) Software Testing
11 54 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 51 (11.70%) Test Strategy
13 50 (11.47%) SDET
14 48 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (10.32%) OO
16 44 (10.09%) Computer Science
17 42 (9.63%) Full Stack Development
17 42 (9.63%) Regression Testing
18 39 (8.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (67.89%) Java
2 136 (31.19%) SQL
3 106 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 66 (15.14%) Python
5 41 (9.40%) C#
5 41 (9.40%) TypeScript
6 25 (5.73%) Scala
7 22 (5.05%) PL/SQL
8 15 (3.44%) ES6
9 13 (2.98%) Ruby
10 10 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.06%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.83%) Go
13 6 (1.38%) Bash
14 5 (1.15%) VBScript
15 4 (0.92%) JSX
16 3 (0.69%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.46%) C
17 2 (0.46%) Perl
18 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (10.55%) Degree
2 40 (9.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (7.11%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.13%) ISEB
6 7 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (26.83%) QA
2 24 (5.50%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.92%) GDPR
3 4 (0.92%) WCAG
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 92 (21.10%) Docker
2 7 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.15%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (19.04%) Kubernetes
2 42 (9.63%) Terraform
3 28 (6.42%) Ansible
4 23 (5.28%) Puppet
5 5 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.92%) Control-M
7 3 (0.69%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.69%) IBM Guardium
8 2 (0.46%) Kibana
8 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.23%) Consul
9 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.23%) Netcool
9 1 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 88 (20.18%) Oracle
2 21 (4.82%) Splunk
3 19 (4.36%) TIBCO
4 18 (4.13%) Databricks
5 17 (3.90%) HP
5 17 (3.90%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.21%) Google
7 10 (2.29%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.83%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.61%) Sybase
10 5 (1.15%) IBM
10 5 (1.15%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.92%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.92%) MarketAxess
11 4 (0.92%) Solace
12 3 (0.69%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.69%) Murex
12 3 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.69%) Talend