Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 August 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 > Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 190 193
Rank change year-on-year +89 +3 +36
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 170 45 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.12% 0.59% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.60% 3.91% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 27 52
Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -5.66% +38.26%
10th Percentile £319 £350 £150
90th Percentile £575 £504 £490
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.53% +3.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00

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 the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,465 1,151 1,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.24% 15.12% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 765 776
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.31% +13.93%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £265
90th Percentile £538 £539 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 26
Midlands median hourly rate £39.75 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -12.00% +14.50%
10th Percentile £14.90 £28.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £44.38 £44.68 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
West Midlands +52 99 £425 -15.00% 16
East Midlands +34 71 £400 +6.67% 24
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 139 (81.76%) Selenium
2 133 (78.24%) Test Automation
3 130 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (60.00%) Java
5 67 (39.41%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (37.65%) BDD
6 64 (37.65%) Jenkins
7 60 (35.29%) TDD
8 57 (33.53%) JIRA
9 54 (31.76%) Gherkin
10 52 (30.59%) WebDriver
11 45 (26.47%) JavaScript
12 44 (25.88%) Scrum
13 43 (25.29%) QA
14 40 (23.53%) Git (software)
14 40 (23.53%) Confluence
14 40 (23.53%) DevOps
15 39 (22.94%) SQL
16 38 (22.35%) JUnit
16 38 (22.35%) Docker
17 37 (21.76%) SoapUI
18 34 (20.00%) C#
18 34 (20.00%) Spring
19 29 (17.06%) RESTful
19 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
19 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
19 29 (17.06%) Microservices
19 29 (17.06%) AngularJS
20 26 (15.29%) Open Source
21 25 (14.71%) Puppet

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 40 (23.53%) Confluence
2 14 (8.24%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.06%) Documentum
3 12 (7.06%) nginx
4 9 (5.29%) JBoss
5 5 (2.94%) Apache
6 3 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.76%) CMS
7 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.59%) Captiva
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) GitHub
2 15 (8.82%) Google Analytics
3 12 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.53%) IaaS
5 5 (2.94%) PaaS
6 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.76%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.76%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.59%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.06%) HTTP
2 12 (7.06%) SSL
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.71%) MySQL
5 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.18%) RethinkDB
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 139 (81.76%) Selenium
2 64 (37.65%) Jenkins
3 57 (33.53%) JIRA
4 52 (30.59%) WebDriver
5 40 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 38 (22.35%) JUnit
7 37 (21.76%) SoapUI
8 25 (14.71%) Maven
9 23 (13.53%) Bitbucket
10 20 (11.76%) JMeter
11 19 (11.18%) IntelliJ
11 19 (11.18%) SpecFlow
12 18 (10.59%) Gatling
12 18 (10.59%) Gradle
13 16 (9.41%) Ant
14 15 (8.82%) Grunt
14 15 (8.82%) gulp
14 15 (8.82%) Karma Test Runner
14 15 (8.82%) Sublime Text
15 12 (7.06%) Subversion
General
1 14 (8.24%) Retail
2 9 (5.29%) Finance
3 3 (1.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Automotive
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (27.06%) Developer
2 44 (25.88%) Tester
3 34 (20.00%) Analyst
4 28 (16.47%) Test Analyst
5 27 (15.88%) Automation Tester
6 24 (14.12%) Java Developer
7 19 (11.18%) Automation Test Analyst
8 15 (8.82%) QA Tester
8 15 (8.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 13 (7.65%) Test Engineer
10 12 (7.06%) Architect
11 10 (5.88%) Developer in Test
11 10 (5.88%) Software Engineer
11 10 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (5.29%) Selenium Tester
13 8 (4.71%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (4.71%) Test Leader
14 7 (4.12%) QA Engineer
14 7 (4.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 7 (4.12%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.76%) Gherkin
2 34 (20.00%) Spring
3 29 (17.06%) AngularJS
3 29 (17.06%) RESTful
4 25 (14.71%) CSS
5 23 (13.53%) Node.js
5 23 (13.53%) Web Services
6 20 (11.76%) jQuery
7 19 (11.18%) SOAP
8 16 (9.41%) HTML
9 15 (8.82%) REST
9 15 (8.82%) Spring Boot
9 15 (8.82%) XML
10 14 (8.24%) JSON
11 13 (7.65%) .NET
11 13 (7.65%) Java EE
12 12 (7.06%) Servlets
13 11 (6.47%) Hibernate
13 11 (6.47%) WireMock
14 10 (5.88%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) User Experience
3 4 (2.35%) NHS
4 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) IVR
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.59%) Blog
6 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.35%) Linux
2 20 (11.76%) Windows
3 15 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 7 (4.12%) Unix
5 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (78.24%) Test Automation
2 130 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (39.41%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (37.65%) BDD
5 60 (35.29%) TDD
6 44 (25.88%) Scrum
7 40 (23.53%) DevOps
8 29 (17.06%) Microservices
9 26 (15.29%) Open Source
10 25 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (12.94%) Mentoring
12 20 (11.76%) API Testing
13 19 (11.18%) Configuration Management
14 18 (10.59%) Kanban
15 16 (9.41%) Acceptance Criteria
15 16 (9.41%) Performance Testing
15 16 (9.41%) Software Engineering
15 16 (9.41%) Test Strategy
16 15 (8.82%) Analytics
16 15 (8.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (60.00%) Java
2 45 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 39 (22.94%) SQL
4 34 (20.00%) C#
5 21 (12.35%) Ruby
6 17 (10.00%) Python
7 14 (8.24%) Groovy
7 14 (8.24%) Java 8
8 12 (7.06%) Haskell
8 12 (7.06%) Perl
9 11 (6.47%) PL/SQL
10 10 (5.88%) Java 9
11 8 (4.71%) Scala
12 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.76%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (1.18%) VBA
15 1 (0.59%) ES6
15 1 (0.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
1 29 (17.06%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.94%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.06%) ISEB
4 9 (5.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (25.29%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) PMO
3 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (22.35%) Docker
2 4 (2.35%) vCloud
3 2 (1.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (14.71%) Puppet
2 16 (9.41%) Kibana
3 15 (8.82%) Grafana
4 10 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.29%) Ansible
6 7 (4.12%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.35%) Terraform
8 3 (1.76%) Graphite
8 3 (1.76%) OpenView
8 3 (1.76%) SCOM
8 3 (1.76%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.59%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 20 (11.76%) Google
2 12 (7.06%) Pega
3 9 (5.29%) Atlassian
3 9 (5.29%) Oracle
4 6 (3.53%) SAP
5 5 (2.94%) HP
6 4 (2.35%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.35%) VMware
7 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.76%) Talend
7 3 (1.76%) WSO2
8 2 (1.18%) Adobe
8 2 (1.18%) webMethods
9 1 (0.59%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.59%) EMC
9 1 (0.59%) OpenText
9 1 (0.59%) Splunk