The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
UK / Scotland
Rank 53 113 106
Rank change year-on-year +60 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 55 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.13% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.52% 5.69% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 2 15
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 268 299 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.27% 11.55% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 166 209
Median daily rate £389 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.48% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.27% -11.11%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Scotland

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Scotland

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +34 33 £400 -11.11% 4
Moray - 11 £375 -
West Lothian - 6 - -
Glasgow - 4 £414 - 4
Fife - 1 £300 -
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 87 (89.69%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (74.23%) Selenium
2 72 (74.23%) Java
3 57 (58.76%) Scrum
4 51 (52.58%) BDD
5 42 (43.30%) JavaScript
6 37 (38.14%) Maven
7 36 (37.11%) AngularJS
8 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
8 35 (36.08%) TDD
9 34 (35.05%) JIRA
10 33 (34.02%) SQL
10 33 (34.02%) Python
11 31 (31.96%) QA
12 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (23.71%) Gradle
14 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
14 22 (22.68%) JBehave
15 21 (21.65%) Open Source
15 21 (21.65%) PostGIS
16 20 (20.62%) REST
17 19 (19.59%) Git (software)
18 18 (18.56%) GeoServer
19 17 (17.53%) OpenLayers
19 17 (17.53%) Leaflet
19 17 (17.53%) Microservices
19 17 (17.53%) ESRI
19 17 (17.53%) HTML
20 16 (16.49%) Spring
20 16 (16.49%) WebDriver

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (18.56%) GeoServer
2 13 (13.40%) Apache
3 12 (12.37%) JBoss
4 5 (5.15%) CMS
5 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.06%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) GitHub
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) GIS
2 14 (14.43%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.34%) Spatial Data
4 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.19%) QGIS
5 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.15%) MySQL
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.06%) DB2
6 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 72 (74.23%) Selenium
2 37 (38.14%) Maven
3 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
4 34 (35.05%) JIRA
5 23 (23.71%) Gradle
6 22 (22.68%) JBehave
7 19 (19.59%) Git (software)
8 16 (16.49%) WebDriver
9 8 (8.25%) JUnit
10 7 (7.22%) Ant
10 7 (7.22%) Mockito
11 6 (6.19%) DbUnit
12 5 (5.15%) JMeter
13 4 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (4.12%) JSUnit
13 4 (4.12%) Protractor
14 3 (3.09%) Artifactory
14 3 (3.09%) GitLab
14 3 (3.09%) Hudson
15 2 (2.06%) Concordion
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (48.45%) Developer
2 19 (19.59%) Java Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Tester
4 17 (17.53%) Automation Tester
5 14 (14.43%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (13.40%) Python Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Angular Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Open Source Developer
7 9 (9.28%) QA Automation Tester
7 9 (9.28%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.25%) Test Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (7.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 7 (7.22%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (6.19%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (6.19%) Test Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Developer in Test
12 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) AngularJS
2 21 (21.65%) PostGIS
3 20 (20.62%) REST
4 17 (17.53%) HTML
4 17 (17.53%) Leaflet
4 17 (17.53%) OpenLayers
5 16 (16.49%) Spring
6 14 (14.43%) Web Services
7 13 (13.40%) CSS
7 13 (13.40%) Gherkin
8 12 (12.37%) J2EE
9 11 (11.34%) Play Framework
9 11 (11.34%) SOAP
10 9 (9.28%) JDBC
11 8 (8.25%) Apache Camel
11 8 (8.25%) Apache CXF
11 8 (8.25%) Ehcache
11 8 (8.25%) JMS
11 8 (8.25%) SAML
12 7 (7.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) User Experience
2 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.03%) Fintech
2 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Linux
2 4 (4.12%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Debian
3 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (89.69%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (58.76%) Scrum
3 51 (52.58%) BDD
4 35 (36.08%) TDD
5 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
7 21 (21.65%) Open Source
8 17 (17.53%) Microservices
9 12 (12.37%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.37%) MVC
9 12 (12.37%) SDLC
10 11 (11.34%) Data Migration
10 11 (11.34%) Migration
11 9 (9.28%) Front End Development
11 9 (9.28%) Open Source Development
12 8 (8.25%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.25%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (8.25%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.25%) User Stories
12 8 (8.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 72 (74.23%) Java
2 42 (43.30%) JavaScript
3 33 (34.02%) Python
3 33 (34.02%) SQL
4 13 (13.40%) Scala
5 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.96%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.06%) WCAG
5 1 (1.03%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) Puppet
2 7 (7.22%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) ESRI
2 9 (9.28%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.06%) Perforce
5 1 (1.03%) Splunk
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