Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 231 182
Rank change year-on-year +49 -49 +64
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 220 141 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 0.86% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.21% 5.02% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 75 189
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +21.62%
10th Percentile £357 £294 £319
90th Percentile £532 £580 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
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 3,052 2,810 2,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.61% 17.13% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,899 1,690 1,644
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £290
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 86 78
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27.10 £28.75 £34.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £77.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 September 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 September 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
Thames Valley -13 62 £400 -17.95% 14
Hampshire +29 58 £475 +22.58% 8
West Sussex +30 46 £433 -11.42% 5
Surrey +16 43 £500 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +8 37 £375 +7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £388 +16.10% 4
East Sussex -1 4 £425 -10.53%
Oxfordshire -34 4 £465 -16.96% 2
Sussex - 4 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 176 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (75.45%) Test Automation
3 154 (70.00%) Java
4 123 (55.91%) Selenium
5 98 (44.55%) BDD
6 88 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 79 (35.91%) Git (software)
8 71 (32.27%) JIRA
9 70 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (30.91%) QA
11 67 (30.45%) Scrum
12 63 (28.64%) DevOps
13 59 (26.82%) TDD
14 58 (26.36%) SQL
15 55 (25.00%) SOAP
15 55 (25.00%) SoapUI
16 51 (23.18%) Node.js
16 51 (23.18%) JavaScript
16 51 (23.18%) Gherkin
17 49 (22.27%) API Testing
18 48 (21.82%) Linux
18 48 (21.82%) Confluence
19 41 (18.64%) AngularJS
20 40 (18.18%) Python
21 39 (17.73%) C#
22 38 (17.27%) CSS
22 38 (17.27%) Docker
23 37 (16.82%) XML
23 37 (16.82%) JSON
24 36 (16.36%) Test Scripting

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 48 (21.82%) Confluence
2 21 (9.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (9.55%) WebLogic
3 19 (8.64%) Apache Spark
4 17 (7.73%) nginx
4 17 (7.73%) Tomcat
5 14 (6.36%) Apache
6 10 (4.55%) JBoss
7 7 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.18%) GemFire
8 5 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.36%) CMS
9 3 (1.36%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.91%) GitHub
2 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.64%) BrowserStack
4 17 (7.73%) Google Analytics
5 15 (6.82%) PaaS
6 14 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (3.64%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (2.73%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.91%) SaaS
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.91%) HTTP
2 17 (7.73%) SSL
2 17 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.09%) Internet
4 3 (1.36%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.36%) NoSQL
2 21 (9.55%) HBase
3 18 (8.18%) MongoDB
4 16 (7.27%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.64%) Big Data
7 7 (3.18%) Apache Hive
7 7 (3.18%) MySQL
7 7 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.36%) Redis
10 3 (1.36%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 123 (55.91%) Selenium
2 88 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 79 (35.91%) Git (software)
4 71 (32.27%) JIRA
5 55 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 33 (15.00%) IntelliJ
7 31 (14.09%) JUnit
8 29 (13.18%) JMeter
9 27 (12.27%) Protractor
10 24 (10.91%) Gatling
11 23 (10.45%) Eclipse
12 20 (9.09%) WebDriver
13 19 (8.64%) gulp
14 18 (8.18%) Ant
15 16 (7.27%) Grunt
15 16 (7.27%) Jasmine
16 13 (5.91%) Maven
16 13 (5.91%) Subversion
17 12 (5.45%) Bitbucket
18 11 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (13.18%) Finance
2 7 (3.18%) Banking
3 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.91%) Retail
3 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.45%) Back Office
4 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.45%) Games
4 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (27.73%) Developer
2 49 (22.27%) Analyst
3 48 (21.82%) Test Analyst
4 38 (17.27%) Tester
5 31 (14.09%) Automation Tester
6 22 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 22 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 21 (9.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 19 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Java Engineer
10 13 (5.91%) Angular Developer
10 13 (5.91%) Test Automation Engineer
11 12 (5.45%) Java Automation Tester
12 11 (5.00%) Scala Developer
13 10 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
13 10 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
13 10 (4.55%) QA Engineer
13 10 (4.55%) QA Tester
13 10 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 9 (4.09%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.00%) SOAP
2 51 (23.18%) Gherkin
2 51 (23.18%) Node.js
3 41 (18.64%) AngularJS
4 38 (17.27%) CSS
5 37 (16.82%) JSON
5 37 (16.82%) XML
6 34 (15.45%) RESTful
7 30 (13.64%) REST
8 28 (12.73%) Web Services
9 24 (10.91%) Spring
10 20 (9.09%) Kafka
11 18 (8.18%) HTML
11 18 (8.18%) Sass
12 17 (7.73%) Servlets
12 17 (7.73%) WireMock
13 16 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (6.36%) EJB
14 14 (6.36%) HTML5
14 14 (6.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (6.82%) User Experience
3 14 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.64%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.82%) Linux
2 35 (15.91%) Unix
3 28 (12.73%) Windows
4 17 (7.73%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.55%) Android
5 10 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (75.45%) Test Automation
3 98 (44.55%) BDD
4 70 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (30.45%) Scrum
6 63 (28.64%) DevOps
7 59 (26.82%) TDD
8 49 (22.27%) API Testing
9 36 (16.36%) Test Scripting
10 34 (15.45%) Open Source
11 30 (13.64%) Microservices
12 28 (12.73%) ATDD
13 25 (11.36%) Kanban
13 25 (11.36%) User Stories
14 22 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (10.00%) Configuration Management
14 22 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (9.09%) Defect Management
16 20 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 154 (70.00%) Java
2 58 (26.36%) SQL
3 51 (23.18%) JavaScript
4 40 (18.18%) Python
5 39 (17.73%) C#
6 32 (14.55%) Ruby
7 29 (13.18%) Groovy
8 28 (12.73%) Scala
9 17 (7.73%) Haskell
9 17 (7.73%) Perl
10 9 (4.09%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.18%) VB
12 6 (2.73%) C++
12 6 (2.73%) VBScript
13 5 (2.27%) Java 8
14 4 (1.82%) Java 9
15 3 (1.36%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.36%) Go
15 3 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (13.18%) ISTQB
2 15 (6.82%) ISEB
3 11 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.82%) Degree
6 4 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.45%) HND
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) OCA
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (30.91%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (17.27%) Docker
2 23 (10.45%) HDFS
3 7 (3.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (10.00%) Kibana
1 22 (10.00%) Puppet
2 17 (7.73%) Grafana
3 8 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.18%) Ansible
4 7 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.91%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (13.18%) Oracle
2 18 (8.18%) Google
3 17 (7.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.91%) Adobe
5 12 (5.45%) Atlassian
6 9 (4.09%) webMethods
7 8 (3.64%) HP
8 3 (1.36%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.45%) Apigee
9 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.45%) Apple
9 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.45%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.45%) MapR
9 1 (0.45%) Wrike
9 1 (0.45%) Xamarin