The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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.

Cucumber
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 74 68
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% 6.86% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £285 £320 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.93% -9.85%  
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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 80 102 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.33% 10.11% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 70 82
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +34.32%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Reading

Cucumber
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (28.57%) Capybara
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) Hudson

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
3 2 (28.57%) Capybara
3 2 (28.57%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 2 (28.57%) TestLink
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Protractor
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
2 1 (14.29%) Apache CXF
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Ehcache
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) OSGi
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SAML
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat