Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 87 153
Rank change year-on-year -16 +66 -5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 86 94 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 2.19% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.19% 13.15% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 28
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £291 £363 £315
90th Percentile £538 £513 £438
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £32.25 -

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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 844 715 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.96% 16.64% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 408 407
Scotland median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £260
90th Percentile £538 £475 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 21
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.49% +6.26%
10th Percentile £32.50 £14.00 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.54 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -14 58 £413 +3.13% 1
Glasgow -11 20 £338 -15.63% 2
West Lothian - 7 £375 -
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 75 (87.21%) Java
2 60 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (59.30%) Test Automation
3 51 (59.30%) Jenkins
4 48 (55.81%) Spring
5 38 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (44.19%) Software Engineering
5 38 (44.19%) Puppet
6 35 (40.70%) BDD
7 34 (39.53%) Git (software)
7 34 (39.53%) Selenium
8 33 (38.37%) Web Services
8 33 (38.37%) Finance
8 33 (38.37%) RESTful
8 33 (38.37%) Mockito
9 31 (36.05%) Linux
9 31 (36.05%) JSON
10 30 (34.88%) Scrum
10 30 (34.88%) GitHub
10 30 (34.88%) GitLab
11 29 (33.72%) Configuration Management
12 28 (32.56%) JMX
13 27 (31.40%) Computer Science
14 26 (30.23%) Degree
14 26 (30.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (27.91%) Python
15 24 (27.91%) SOA
16 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
16 23 (26.74%) TDD
17 19 (22.09%) HTML

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 13 (15.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (12.79%) Tomcat
3 10 (11.63%) WebSphere
4 8 (9.30%) Confluence
5 7 (8.14%) JBoss
5 7 (8.14%) Jetty
5 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.49%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.33%) Apache
7 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
Business Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.88%) GitHub
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.65%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.16%) npm
4 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) AMQP
2 2 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (1.16%) HTTP
3 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.30%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.14%) Couchbase
3 7 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.14%) Redis
3 7 (8.14%) Riak
4 4 (4.65%) MySQL
5 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.16%) Big Data
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (59.30%) Jenkins
2 34 (39.53%) Git (software)
2 34 (39.53%) Selenium
3 33 (38.37%) Mockito
4 30 (34.88%) GitLab
5 13 (15.12%) Appium
5 13 (15.12%) JIRA
6 12 (13.95%) JUnit
7 11 (12.79%) SpecFlow
8 9 (10.47%) JMeter
8 9 (10.47%) TeamCity
9 8 (9.30%) Calabash
9 8 (9.30%) Gatling
9 8 (9.30%) JBehave
10 7 (8.14%) FitNesse
10 7 (8.14%) Vagrant
11 6 (6.98%) Maven
12 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
13 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
13 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (38.37%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Analyst
2 15 (17.44%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.28%) Java Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) Software Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Test Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Java Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Software Consultant
8 6 (6.98%) Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (55.81%) Spring
2 33 (38.37%) RESTful
2 33 (38.37%) Web Services
3 31 (36.05%) JSON
4 28 (32.56%) JMX
5 19 (22.09%) HTML
6 14 (16.28%) REST
7 13 (15.12%) Hibernate
8 8 (9.30%) CSS
8 8 (9.30%) JMS
8 8 (9.30%) JPA
9 7 (8.14%) HTML5
9 7 (8.14%) Kafka
9 7 (8.14%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (8.14%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (8.14%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
10 4 (4.65%) J2EE
10 4 (4.65%) React
10 4 (4.65%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.40%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.05%) Linux
2 26 (30.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.16%) CentOS
3 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (59.30%) Test Automation
3 38 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (44.19%) Software Engineering
4 35 (40.70%) BDD
5 30 (34.88%) Scrum
6 29 (33.72%) Configuration Management
7 24 (27.91%) SOA
8 23 (26.74%) TDD
9 18 (20.93%) Microservices
10 15 (17.44%) Kanban
11 13 (15.12%) Risk Management
12 11 (12.79%) High Availability
13 10 (11.63%) SDLC
14 9 (10.47%) Front End Development
15 8 (9.30%) Performance Measurement
16 7 (8.14%) Concurrent Programming
16 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
16 7 (8.14%) Multithreading
16 7 (8.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 75 (87.21%) Java
2 24 (27.91%) Python
3 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.77%) Ruby
5 14 (16.28%) SQL
6 11 (12.79%) C#
7 8 (9.30%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.49%) ES6
9 1 (1.16%) C
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) XPath
9 1 (1.16%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Degree
2 19 (22.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.77%) QA
2 16 (18.60%) GDPR
3 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (44.19%) Puppet
2 10 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.30%) Ansible
4 7 (8.14%) Cobbler
5 4 (4.65%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (2.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) IBM
2 7 (8.14%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.81%) Perfecto Mobile
4 4 (4.65%) CA
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.16%) Informatica