Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 173 166
Rank change year-on-year +26 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 850 643 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.81% 1.56% 1.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.25% 8.74% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 488 543
London median daily rate £490 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £313
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year +118.60% - -

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 9,187 7,361 6,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.57% 17.81% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,034 5,337 5,000
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £354 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
London median hourly rate £41.42 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +25.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £33.00 £17.93 £24.23
90th Percentile £70.13 £120.19 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +22 164 £525 +7.69% 45
West London +10 62 £521 +11.50% 17
South London -28 28 £475 -8.43% 3
East London 0 14 £488 -2.50% 9
North London - 1 £300 - 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 631 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (66.24%) Test Automation
3 550 (64.71%) Java
4 495 (58.24%) BDD
5 429 (50.47%) Selenium
6 374 (44.00%) TDD
7 302 (35.53%) Git (software)
8 274 (32.24%) Jenkins
9 246 (28.94%) QA
9 246 (28.94%) Scrum
10 228 (26.82%) JavaScript
11 209 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
12 205 (24.12%) JIRA
12 205 (24.12%) Gherkin
13 177 (20.82%) RESTful
14 162 (19.06%) Spring
15 159 (18.71%) Ruby
16 153 (18.00%) Kanban
17 152 (17.88%) DevOps
18 144 (16.94%) Docker
18 144 (16.94%) SQL
19 143 (16.82%) Finance
20 139 (16.35%) REST
21 135 (15.88%) SDET
22 130 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
23 129 (15.18%) WebDriver
23 129 (15.18%) Banking
24 128 (15.06%) Web Services
25 125 (14.71%) Node.js
26 121 (14.24%) Unix

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
1 110 (12.94%) Confluence
2 37 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 24 (2.82%) Apache
5 22 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 20 (2.35%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.00%) Apache Solr
8 16 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.06%) CMS
9 9 (1.06%) JBoss
10 8 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.35%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.35%) Mule
12 3 (0.35%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Mingle
2 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.12%) HipChat
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Endur
1 1 (0.12%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 110 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.18%) npm
3 35 (4.12%) GitHub
4 28 (3.29%) BrowserStack
5 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
7 11 (1.29%) Google Play
7 11 (1.29%) Heroku
8 10 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (0.82%) SaaS
9 7 (0.82%) Serverless
9 7 (0.82%) Yarn
10 6 (0.71%) PaaS
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.59%) vREST
12 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.47%) HTTP
2 18 (2.12%) Firewall
3 15 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.53%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.71%) Internet
6 3 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.24%) DHCP
7 2 (0.24%) LAN
7 2 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.06%) MongoDB
2 85 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 72 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (7.18%) Redis
5 44 (5.18%) MySQL
6 40 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 38 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (4.12%) Big Data
9 28 (3.29%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.47%) HBase
11 18 (2.12%) Neo4j
12 17 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.29%) JanusGraph
14 9 (1.06%) SQL Server
15 8 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.59%) DB2
17 5 (0.59%) MarkLogic
18 4 (0.47%) DataStax
18 4 (0.47%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 429 (50.47%) Selenium
2 302 (35.53%) Git (software)
3 274 (32.24%) Jenkins
4 205 (24.12%) JIRA
5 129 (15.18%) WebDriver
6 120 (14.12%) Maven
7 105 (12.35%) JUnit
8 101 (11.88%) Appium
9 71 (8.35%) SpecFlow
10 64 (7.53%) Mockito
11 63 (7.41%) JMeter
12 53 (6.24%) Subversion
13 49 (5.76%) IntelliJ
14 48 (5.65%) Calabash
15 47 (5.53%) TeamCity
16 46 (5.41%) SoapUI
17 45 (5.29%) Jasmine
18 43 (5.06%) Gradle
19 42 (4.94%) GitLab
20 39 (4.59%) Mocha
General
1 143 (16.82%) Finance
2 129 (15.18%) Banking
3 50 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 43 (5.06%) Games
5 21 (2.47%) Front Office
6 19 (2.24%) Retail
7 16 (1.88%) Publishing
8 7 (0.82%) Law
9 6 (0.71%) Back Office
10 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.47%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 349 (41.06%) Developer
2 171 (20.12%) Tester
3 159 (18.71%) Java Developer
4 122 (14.35%) Automation Tester
5 109 (12.82%) Developer in Test
6 101 (11.88%) Analyst
7 85 (10.00%) Test Engineer
8 77 (9.06%) Test Analyst
9 66 (7.76%) Senior Developer
10 56 (6.59%) Java Engineer
11 54 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
12 52 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
13 47 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 47 (5.53%) QA Engineer
14 43 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
15 42 (4.94%) Software Developer
16 36 (4.24%) React Developer
16 36 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
17 34 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
18 33 (3.88%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (24.12%) Gherkin
2 177 (20.82%) RESTful
3 162 (19.06%) Spring
4 139 (16.35%) REST
5 128 (15.06%) Web Services
6 125 (14.71%) Node.js
7 117 (13.76%) HTML
8 109 (12.82%) JSON
9 104 (12.24%) React
10 90 (10.59%) XML
11 89 (10.47%) CSS
11 89 (10.47%) HTML5
12 76 (8.94%) AngularJS
13 60 (7.06%) CSS3
14 53 (6.24%) Kafka
15 50 (5.88%) Spring Boot
16 47 (5.53%) SOAP
17 46 (5.41%) Redux
18 40 (4.71%) .NET
19 37 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 77 (9.06%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.24%) Video on Demand
5 31 (3.65%) Fintech
5 31 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.29%) User Experience
8 26 (3.06%) Video\Live Streaming
9 19 (2.24%) Online Games
10 15 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.41%) Derivative
12 11 (1.29%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.06%) Clustering
14 8 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.82%) Equities
16 6 (0.71%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
16 6 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.24%) Unix
2 91 (10.71%) Linux
3 74 (8.71%) Apple iOS
4 71 (8.35%) Android
5 24 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.41%) Windows
7 5 (0.59%) Solaris
8 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (66.24%) Test Automation
3 495 (58.24%) BDD
4 374 (44.00%) TDD
5 246 (28.94%) Scrum
6 209 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
7 153 (18.00%) Kanban
8 152 (17.88%) DevOps
9 135 (15.88%) SDET
10 130 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 115 (13.53%) Software Engineering
12 106 (12.47%) Microservices
13 98 (11.53%) API Testing
14 92 (10.82%) Open Source
15 89 (10.47%) Functional Testing
16 82 (9.65%) E-Commerce
17 74 (8.71%) Pair Programming
18 73 (8.59%) Exploratory Testing
19 66 (7.76%) Performance Testing
20 65 (7.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 550 (64.71%) Java
2 228 (26.82%) JavaScript
3 159 (18.71%) Ruby
4 144 (16.94%) SQL
5 101 (11.88%) C#
6 88 (10.35%) Python
7 58 (6.82%) Scala
8 37 (4.35%) ES6
9 35 (4.12%) Apple Swift
9 35 (4.12%) Groovy
9 35 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.71%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.47%) Go
12 16 (1.88%) R
13 13 (1.53%) Kotlin
13 13 (1.53%) VBA
14 12 (1.41%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.41%) Perl
15 11 (1.29%) GraphQL
16 10 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.18%) Degree
3 57 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 26 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.47%) ISEB
7 12 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.12%) CFA
11 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (28.94%) QA
2 18 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.18%) MiFID
4 6 (0.71%) WCAG
5 4 (0.47%) WAI
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 144 (16.94%) Docker
2 17 (2.00%) HDFS
3 10 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (8.24%) Kubernetes
2 52 (6.12%) Puppet
3 40 (4.71%) Terraform
4 32 (3.76%) Grafana
5 27 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.24%) Kibana
7 18 (2.12%) Ansible
8 16 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (1.65%) logstash
10 12 (1.41%) StatsD
11 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.59%) Packer
12 5 (0.59%) rkt
13 4 (0.47%) Mesos
13 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.35%) Graphite
15 2 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
15 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
16 1 (0.12%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 66 (7.76%) Splunk
2 39 (4.59%) AppDynamics
3 36 (4.24%) Oracle
4 29 (3.41%) IBM
5 22 (2.59%) Atlassian
6 18 (2.12%) Google
7 15 (1.76%) Microsoft
8 14 (1.65%) Apple
9 13 (1.53%) Xamarin
10 10 (1.18%) Cisco
10 10 (1.18%) HP
10 10 (1.18%) WorldPay
11 8 (0.94%) Adobe
11 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.82%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (0.82%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.71%) Citrix
14 5 (0.59%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.59%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.47%) Hortonworks