The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 33 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.44% - 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.42% - 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £513 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 - £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 38 28 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 13.24% 11.81% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 35
Median daily rate £500 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.61% +19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Oxford

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Oxford

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (96.43%) Java
3 22 (78.57%) TDD
4 21 (75.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (67.86%) Scrum
5 19 (67.86%) Unit Testing
6 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (64.29%) Spring
6 18 (64.29%) Maven
6 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
6 18 (64.29%) Java EE
6 18 (64.29%) Pair Programming
6 18 (64.29%) SQL
6 18 (64.29%) JUnit
6 18 (64.29%) JBoss
6 18 (64.29%) DevOps
6 18 (64.29%) GitHub
6 18 (64.29%) Mockito
7 16 (57.14%) BPEL
7 16 (57.14%) BPMN
8 15 (53.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (50.00%) Publishing
9 14 (50.00%) Selenium
10 13 (46.43%) WebSphere Process Server
10 13 (46.43%) Migration
11 11 (39.29%) Alfresco
12 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
13 8 (28.57%) BDD
14 7 (25.00%) QA
15 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 18 (64.29%) JBoss
1 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 15 (53.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (46.43%) WebSphere Process Server
4 11 (39.29%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 18 (64.29%) GitHub
2 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (64.29%) JUnit
2 18 (64.29%) Maven
2 18 (64.29%) Mockito
3 14 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.29%) Subversion
5 3 (10.71%) FitNesse
5 3 (10.71%) JBehave
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.57%) Protractor
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 13 (46.43%) Java Engineer
4 11 (39.29%) Software Developer
5 10 (35.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 10 (35.71%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (35.71%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (35.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
8 2 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) QA Leader
8 2 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Java EE
1 18 (64.29%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
3 4 (14.29%) EJB
3 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 4 (14.29%) JMS
3 4 (14.29%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) Ajax
4 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) TDD
3 19 (67.86%) Scrum
3 19 (67.86%) Unit Testing
4 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (64.29%) DevOps
4 18 (64.29%) Pair Programming
5 16 (57.14%) BPEL
5 16 (57.14%) BPMN
6 13 (46.43%) Migration
7 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
8 8 (28.57%) BDD
9 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Kanban
11 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Product Management
11 2 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
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