Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 July 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 221 219
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2 +16
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 217 147 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 0.91% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.88% 5.53% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 82 147
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £324 £276 £316
90th Percentile £538 £580 £538
England median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £22.25 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,155 2,657 2,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.54% 16.41% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,933 1,592 1,671
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £530
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 87
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £29.75
90th Percentile £56.00 £74.34 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Hampshire +55 82 £450 +12.50% 14
Thames Valley -38 62 £400 -15.79% 19
Berkshire +2 38 £400 +14.29% 7
West Sussex +29 37 £450 -7.83% 1
Surrey +7 30 £494 +31.67% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 22 £375 +57.07% 5
Sussex - 4 - -
East Sussex -1 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -41 2 £523 -4.86% 7
Kent +7 1 - - 3
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 174 (80.18%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (73.73%) Java
3 147 (67.74%) Test Automation
4 121 (55.76%) Selenium
5 101 (46.54%) Jenkins
6 85 (39.17%) Scrum
7 78 (35.94%) BDD
8 76 (35.02%) Git (software)
8 76 (35.02%) TDD
9 74 (34.10%) Linux
10 68 (31.34%) DevOps
11 64 (29.49%) Oracle
12 56 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (25.35%) JIRA
14 53 (24.42%) JavaScript
14 53 (24.42%) Unix
15 52 (23.96%) SQL
15 52 (23.96%) SoapUI
16 50 (23.04%) RESTful
17 49 (22.58%) QA
18 48 (22.12%) Gherkin
19 45 (20.74%) Finance
20 43 (19.82%) REST
21 42 (19.35%) JSON
22 41 (18.89%) Web Services
22 41 (18.89%) Node.js
23 40 (18.43%) Spring
24 39 (17.97%) XML
24 39 (17.97%) SOAP
25 38 (17.51%) JUnit

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 34 (15.67%) Confluence
2 29 (13.36%) WebLogic
3 27 (12.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (11.06%) Apache Spark
5 22 (10.14%) Tomcat
6 20 (9.22%) GemFire
7 15 (6.91%) Apache
8 13 (5.99%) JBoss
9 12 (5.53%) nginx
10 11 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (4.61%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.38%) CMS
13 3 (1.38%) SAS
13 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.59%) GitHub
2 17 (7.83%) PaaS
3 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (5.07%) Google Analytics
6 7 (3.23%) BrowserStack
7 6 (2.76%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.92%) SaaS
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.46%) Heroku
9 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.22%) HTTP
3 12 (5.53%) SSL
4 6 (2.76%) Internet
5 2 (0.92%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.92%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.46%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.98%) NoSQL
2 24 (11.06%) HBase
3 23 (10.60%) Oracle Database
4 21 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 20 (9.22%) RDBMS
6 17 (7.83%) Hadoop
7 14 (6.45%) Big Data
8 13 (5.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (5.99%) MongoDB
8 13 (5.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (5.07%) MySQL
9 11 (5.07%) SQL Server
10 10 (4.61%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.38%) Redis
11 3 (1.38%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 121 (55.76%) Selenium
2 101 (46.54%) Jenkins
3 76 (35.02%) Git (software)
4 55 (25.35%) JIRA
5 52 (23.96%) SoapUI
6 38 (17.51%) JUnit
7 34 (15.67%) IntelliJ
8 29 (13.36%) Eclipse
9 24 (11.06%) Maven
9 24 (11.06%) Subversion
10 20 (9.22%) WebDriver
11 19 (8.76%) Gatling
12 18 (8.29%) gulp
13 16 (7.37%) JMeter
13 16 (7.37%) Protractor
14 14 (6.45%) Ant
14 14 (6.45%) Bitbucket
15 12 (5.53%) Vagrant
16 11 (5.07%) XMLSpy
17 10 (4.61%) Mockito
General
1 45 (20.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.07%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.92%) Military
4 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.46%) Back Office
5 1 (0.46%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (29.03%) Developer
2 41 (18.89%) Analyst
3 40 (18.43%) Test Analyst
4 37 (17.05%) Tester
5 32 (14.75%) Java Developer
6 28 (12.90%) Automation Tester
7 24 (11.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 24 (11.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (8.29%) Test Engineer
9 16 (7.37%) Java Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Java Automation Tester
11 11 (5.07%) Automation Engineer
12 10 (4.61%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (4.15%) QA Engineer
13 9 (4.15%) QA Tester
13 9 (4.15%) Scala Developer
14 8 (3.69%) Big Data Engineer
14 8 (3.69%) Development Engineer
14 8 (3.69%) QA Automation Tester
14 8 (3.69%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.04%) RESTful
2 48 (22.12%) Gherkin
3 43 (19.82%) REST
4 42 (19.35%) JSON
5 41 (18.89%) Node.js
5 41 (18.89%) Web Services
6 40 (18.43%) Spring
7 39 (17.97%) SOAP
7 39 (17.97%) XML
8 31 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 27 (12.44%) Kafka
10 24 (11.06%) HTML
11 22 (10.14%) Java EE
12 21 (9.68%) JMS
12 21 (9.68%) Middleware
13 20 (9.22%) WireMock
14 19 (8.76%) CSS
15 18 (8.29%) J2EE
15 18 (8.29%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (8.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (9.68%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.61%) Virtual Team
6 8 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) Life Science
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.10%) Linux
2 53 (24.42%) Unix
3 23 (10.60%) Windows
4 11 (5.07%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.61%) Android
5 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (80.18%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 85 (39.17%) Scrum
4 78 (35.94%) BDD
5 76 (35.02%) TDD
6 68 (31.34%) DevOps
7 56 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (15.67%) Kanban
9 32 (14.75%) API Testing
10 28 (12.90%) Microservices
11 25 (11.52%) ATDD
11 25 (11.52%) Configuration Management
12 24 (11.06%) Test Scripting
13 23 (10.60%) Non-Functional Testing
13 23 (10.60%) OO
13 23 (10.60%) Open Source
13 23 (10.60%) SDLC
13 23 (10.60%) User Stories
14 22 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (10.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (73.73%) Java
2 53 (24.42%) JavaScript
3 52 (23.96%) SQL
4 36 (16.59%) Python
5 34 (15.67%) C#
6 24 (11.06%) Scala
7 23 (10.60%) Ruby
8 20 (9.22%) Groovy
8 20 (9.22%) Shell Script
9 15 (6.91%) Java 8
10 12 (5.53%) Haskell
11 11 (5.07%) Perl
12 5 (2.30%) C++
13 4 (1.84%) VBScript
14 3 (1.38%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.38%) Go
14 3 (1.38%) R
14 3 (1.38%) VB
15 2 (0.92%) F#
15 2 (0.92%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 23 (10.60%) ISTQB
2 14 (6.45%) ISEB
3 12 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.15%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.84%) Degree
8 3 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.92%) OCA
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (14.75%) Docker
2 26 (11.98%) HDFS
3 10 (4.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (10.14%) Puppet
2 15 (6.91%) Ansible
3 14 (6.45%) Kibana
4 12 (5.53%) Kubernetes
5 11 (5.07%) Grafana
5 11 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.38%) Terraform
7 2 (0.92%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 64 (29.49%) Oracle
2 16 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.53%) Google
4 9 (4.15%) Adobe
4 9 (4.15%) HP
4 9 (4.15%) webMethods
5 7 (3.23%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.84%) Apple
7 3 (1.38%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.92%) Software AG
8 2 (0.92%) VMware
8 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.46%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.46%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.46%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.46%) MapR
9 1 (0.46%) Wrike