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 23 June 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.

Cucumber
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.50% 2.39% -
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Median daily rate £580 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.10% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

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 102 63 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 31.19% 21.50% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 43 50
Median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +8.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (88.00%) TDD
2 22 (88.00%) Java
3 21 (84.00%) JUnit
4 20 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (80.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (76.00%) DevOps
6 18 (72.00%) GitHub
6 18 (72.00%) Mockito
6 18 (72.00%) Unit Testing
6 18 (72.00%) Pair Programming
6 18 (72.00%) Spring
6 18 (72.00%) Maven
6 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
6 18 (72.00%) Java EE
6 18 (72.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (72.00%) SQL
6 18 (72.00%) JBoss
6 18 (72.00%) Scrum
7 16 (64.00%) BPEL
7 16 (64.00%) BPMN
8 14 (56.00%) WebSphere Process Server
8 14 (56.00%) Migration
9 11 (44.00%) Selenium
10 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (20.00%) BDD
11 4 (16.00%) RESTful
11 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (16.00%) QA
11 4 (16.00%) Hibernate

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 (72.00%) JBoss
1 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
1 18 (72.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (56.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 18 (72.00%) GitHub
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (84.00%) JUnit
2 20 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 18 (72.00%) Maven
3 18 (72.00%) Mockito
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (44.00%) SQL Developer
4 10 (40.00%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.00%) AWS Architect
7 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) Java EE
1 18 (72.00%) Spring
2 4 (16.00%) Apache Camel
2 4 (16.00%) EJB
2 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (16.00%) JMS
2 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) Ajax
3 2 (8.00%) Behat
3 2 (8.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (88.00%) TDD
3 20 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (76.00%) DevOps
5 18 (72.00%) Pair Programming
5 18 (72.00%) Scrum
5 18 (72.00%) Unit Testing
6 16 (64.00%) BPEL
6 16 (64.00%) BPMN
7 14 (56.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.00%) API Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
11 1 (4.00%) SOA
11 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
11 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Java
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle