Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 208 238
Rank change year-on-year -11 +30 +75
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 147 190 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 1.02% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.46% 7.20% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 152 119
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £275 £318 £287
90th Percentile £580 £538 £459
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2694 2640 2463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.78% 14.19% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1617 1686 1486
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £258
90th Percentile £544 £525 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 86 60
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £15.00 £29.38 £17.80
90th Percentile £74.34 £59.31 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -0.79%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 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
Thames Valley +41 100 £500 +11.11% 16
Oxfordshire -2 49 £550 +15.79% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 29 £239 -11.57% 4
Berkshire +39 26 £350 -2.78% 7
Hampshire -15 16 £400 +6.67% 5
West Sussex -2 14 £488 +13.55%
Kent - 8 £413 -
Surrey -15 3 £375 -16.67% 1
East Sussex -18 3 £475 +18.75% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 118 (80.27%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (76.87%) Java
3 94 (63.95%) Selenium
4 84 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 82 (55.78%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (55.10%) Jenkins
7 76 (51.70%) TDD
8 60 (40.82%) Scrum
9 58 (39.46%) SQL
10 52 (35.37%) JUnit
10 52 (35.37%) DevOps
11 50 (34.01%) BDD
12 47 (31.97%) Spring
13 45 (30.61%) GitHub
14 43 (29.25%) QA
15 42 (28.57%) Maven
16 41 (27.89%) JBoss
17 40 (27.21%) JavaScript
17 40 (27.21%) JIRA
17 40 (27.21%) REST
17 40 (27.21%) Git (software)
18 39 (26.53%) SOAP
19 38 (25.85%) Java EE
20 35 (23.81%) WebSphere
20 35 (23.81%) Mockito
21 33 (22.45%) Pair Programming
21 33 (22.45%) Unit Testing
22 32 (21.77%) WebDriver
23 31 (21.09%) Migration
23 31 (21.09%) Web Services

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 41 (27.89%) JBoss
2 35 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 31 (21.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (17.01%) WebSphere Process Server
5 17 (11.56%) Confluence
6 13 (8.84%) Tomcat
6 13 (8.84%) WebLogic
7 12 (8.16%) Apache
8 8 (5.44%) nginx
9 6 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (3.40%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 45 (30.61%) GitHub
2 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.80%) Sauce Labs
4 8 (5.44%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.04%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) Internet
2 13 (8.84%) HTTP
3 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.44%) SSL
5 2 (1.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.40%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.72%) Big Data
4 4 (2.72%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.72%) HBase
4 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.72%) Redis
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 94 (63.95%) Selenium
2 81 (55.10%) Jenkins
3 52 (35.37%) JUnit
4 42 (28.57%) Maven
5 40 (27.21%) Git (software)
5 40 (27.21%) JIRA
6 35 (23.81%) Mockito
7 32 (21.77%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.20%) JMeter
9 12 (8.16%) Jasmine
10 10 (6.80%) Eclipse
11 9 (6.12%) Ant
11 9 (6.12%) gulp
11 9 (6.12%) HP UFT
11 9 (6.12%) IntelliJ
11 9 (6.12%) LoadRunner
11 9 (6.12%) Protractor
12 8 (5.44%) Gatling
12 8 (5.44%) Grunt
12 8 (5.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 19 (12.93%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.72%) Advertising
4 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (38.78%) Developer
2 35 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 34 (23.13%) Tester
4 27 (18.37%) Automation Tester
5 17 (11.56%) SQL Developer
6 15 (10.20%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) QA Automation Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) QA Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) QA Tester
8 11 (7.48%) Automation Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Test Leader
9 10 (6.80%) Cloud Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Analyst
10 9 (6.12%) Java Automation Tester
10 9 (6.12%) QA Automation Tester
10 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Test Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) Scala Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.97%) Spring
2 40 (27.21%) REST
3 39 (26.53%) SOAP
4 38 (25.85%) Java EE
5 31 (21.09%) Web Services
6 23 (15.65%) Node.js
7 19 (12.93%) Hibernate
7 19 (12.93%) HTML
8 18 (12.24%) JSON
8 18 (12.24%) XML
9 17 (11.56%) AngularJS
9 17 (11.56%) CSS
9 17 (11.56%) Gherkin
10 15 (10.20%) RESTful
11 13 (8.84%) EJB
12 11 (7.48%) J2EE
13 10 (6.80%) JMS
13 10 (6.80%) jQuery
14 9 (6.12%) Apache Camel
14 9 (6.12%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.68%) Fintech
5 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.69%) Linux
2 17 (11.56%) Windows
3 11 (7.48%) Unix
4 10 (6.80%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.44%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.76%) Android
7 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (80.27%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 82 (55.78%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (51.70%) TDD
5 60 (40.82%) Scrum
6 52 (35.37%) DevOps
7 50 (34.01%) BDD
8 33 (22.45%) Pair Programming
8 33 (22.45%) Unit Testing
9 31 (21.09%) Migration
10 30 (20.41%) BPEL
11 29 (19.73%) BPMN
12 21 (14.29%) Regression Testing
13 18 (12.24%) SDLC
14 17 (11.56%) Microservices
15 16 (10.88%) Functional Testing
16 13 (8.84%) Configuration Management
16 13 (8.84%) Test Strategy
17 12 (8.16%) API Testing
17 12 (8.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 113 (76.87%) Java
2 58 (39.46%) SQL
3 40 (27.21%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.65%) C#
5 20 (13.61%) Ruby
6 18 (12.24%) Python
7 11 (7.48%) Scala
8 9 (6.12%) Perl
9 8 (5.44%) Groovy
9 8 (5.44%) Haskell
9 8 (5.44%) PHP
9 8 (5.44%) VB
10 5 (3.40%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.40%) C++
11 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.68%) VBA
13 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) ISEB
2 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) HND
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.25%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) WAI
2 2 (1.36%) WCAG
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (13.61%) Docker
2 3 (2.04%) HDFS
2 3 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Puppet
2 8 (5.44%) Grafana
2 8 (5.44%) Kibana
3 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.72%) Ansible
4 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.04%) Marathon
5 3 (2.04%) Mesos
6 2 (1.36%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) Oracle
2 10 (6.80%) HP
3 9 (6.12%) Google
4 7 (4.76%) Adobe
4 7 (4.76%) webMethods
5 3 (2.04%) IBM
5 3 (2.04%) VMware
6 2 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.68%) Apigee
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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