Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 221 192
Rank change year-on-year +63 -29 +35
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 255 162 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 0.97% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.12% 5.47% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 83 112
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £323
90th Percentile £525 £575 £599
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -50.35% +118.60% -

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 3,140 2,963 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.93% 17.82% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,955 1,825 1,342
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £579 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £432
% change year-on-year +4.21% +9.95% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 66
South East median hourly rate £47.95 £45.70 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +11.45% -6.82%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.00 £28.13
90th Percentile £59.38 £67.25 £71.84
England median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +9.76% +2.50%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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
West Sussex +40 81 £429 -2.00% 6
Surrey +44 64 £463 +15.99% 8
Thames Valley +2 55 £400 -3.03% 17
Hampshire -38 36 £420 +10.16% 18
Berkshire +14 32 £395 -4.24% 6
Oxfordshire +21 12 £450 -14.29% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 11 - - 3
East Sussex - 5 £413 - 4
Kent +12 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £475 - 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 212 (83.14%) Test Automation
2 189 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (65.10%) Selenium
4 151 (59.22%) Java
5 98 (38.43%) BDD
6 97 (38.04%) QA
7 81 (31.76%) JIRA
8 80 (31.37%) Jenkins
9 79 (30.98%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (30.98%) Scrum
10 75 (29.41%) Confluence
11 73 (28.63%) Git (software)
12 69 (27.06%) SQL
13 65 (25.49%) JavaScript
14 63 (24.71%) DevOps
15 62 (24.31%) Gherkin
16 60 (23.53%) TDD
16 60 (23.53%) Node.js
17 57 (22.35%) CSS
17 57 (22.35%) Docker
18 56 (21.96%) JUnit
19 55 (21.57%) SoapUI
19 55 (21.57%) API Testing
20 51 (20.00%) Scala
21 49 (19.22%) SOAP
22 47 (18.43%) Groovy
23 45 (17.65%) JMeter
23 45 (17.65%) AngularJS
24 44 (17.25%) Web Services
24 44 (17.25%) JSON

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 75 (29.41%) Confluence
2 20 (7.84%) Apache
2 20 (7.84%) nginx
2 20 (7.84%) Tomcat
2 20 (7.84%) WebLogic
3 18 (7.06%) JBoss
4 8 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.57%) Liferay
6 2 (0.78%) Documentum
6 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) GemFire
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.29%) GitHub
1 39 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (11.76%) BrowserStack
3 19 (7.45%) Google Analytics
4 14 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.92%) Lucidchart
6 7 (2.75%) PaaS
7 5 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.96%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.57%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.18%) TestFlight
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.84%) HTTP
2 19 (7.45%) SSL
2 19 (7.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.18%) DSL
3 3 (1.18%) Internet
4 2 (0.78%) ATM
5 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.24%) MongoDB
1 21 (8.24%) NoSQL
2 8 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.35%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.35%) HBase
4 5 (1.96%) Big Data
4 5 (1.96%) Redis
5 4 (1.57%) MySQL
6 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 166 (65.10%) Selenium
2 81 (31.76%) JIRA
3 80 (31.37%) Jenkins
4 73 (28.63%) Git (software)
5 56 (21.96%) JUnit
6 55 (21.57%) SoapUI
7 45 (17.65%) JMeter
8 44 (17.25%) WebDriver
9 38 (14.90%) Gatling
10 37 (14.51%) gulp
10 37 (14.51%) Protractor
11 31 (12.16%) Karma Test Runner
12 30 (11.76%) Jasmine
13 28 (10.98%) Maven
14 27 (10.59%) Grunt
15 26 (10.20%) IntelliJ
16 22 (8.63%) Visual Studio Team System
17 21 (8.24%) Eclipse
18 19 (7.45%) Ant
18 19 (7.45%) Sublime Text
General
1 17 (6.67%) Finance
2 9 (3.53%) Games
3 4 (1.57%) Retail
4 3 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.78%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (29.41%) Developer
2 62 (24.31%) Tester
3 46 (18.04%) Analyst
4 44 (17.25%) Test Analyst
5 40 (15.69%) Automation Tester
6 32 (12.55%) Test Engineer
7 18 (7.06%) Senior Tester
8 16 (6.27%) QA Tester
9 15 (5.88%) Angular Developer
10 14 (5.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (5.10%) Test Automation Engineer
12 12 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (4.71%) React Developer
13 11 (4.31%) Java Developer
13 11 (4.31%) Node.js Developer
13 11 (4.31%) QA Automation Tester
13 11 (4.31%) Software Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) Software Test Engineer
14 9 (3.53%) QA Engineer
15 8 (3.14%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.31%) Gherkin
2 60 (23.53%) Node.js
3 57 (22.35%) CSS
4 49 (19.22%) SOAP
5 45 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 44 (17.25%) JSON
6 44 (17.25%) Web Services
7 37 (14.51%) XML
8 35 (13.73%) HTML
9 34 (13.33%) REST
9 34 (13.33%) Sass
10 27 (10.59%) .NET
10 27 (10.59%) HTML5
11 24 (9.41%) Spring
12 21 (8.24%) jQuery
12 21 (8.24%) RESTful
13 19 (7.45%) Servlets
14 18 (7.06%) EJB
14 18 (7.06%) Hibernate
14 18 (7.06%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.10%) User Experience
2 10 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (0.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.73%) Linux
2 32 (12.55%) Unix
3 31 (12.16%) Windows
4 19 (7.45%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (83.14%) Test Automation
2 189 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (38.43%) BDD
4 79 (30.98%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (30.98%) Scrum
5 63 (24.71%) DevOps
6 60 (23.53%) TDD
7 55 (21.57%) API Testing
8 44 (17.25%) Open Source
9 43 (16.86%) Microservices
10 42 (16.47%) User Stories
11 36 (14.12%) Test Scripting
12 34 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
13 31 (12.16%) Integration Testing
14 29 (11.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (10.20%) Kanban
16 23 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (9.02%) Front End Development
16 23 (9.02%) Test Planning
16 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 151 (59.22%) Java
2 69 (27.06%) SQL
3 65 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 51 (20.00%) Scala
5 47 (18.43%) Groovy
6 38 (14.90%) C#
7 36 (14.12%) Python
8 28 (10.98%) Ruby
9 21 (8.24%) Perl
10 19 (7.45%) Haskell
11 11 (4.31%) C++
12 10 (3.92%) Java 8
13 7 (2.75%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.35%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.18%) Korn
15 3 (1.18%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.78%) ES6
16 2 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (8.63%) ISTQB
2 16 (6.27%) ISEB
3 14 (5.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.35%) Degree
6 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (38.04%) QA
2 9 (3.53%) WCAG
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (22.35%) Docker
2 6 (2.35%) HDFS
3 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (9.02%) Puppet
2 19 (7.45%) Grafana
2 19 (7.45%) Kibana
3 10 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.14%) Terraform
5 6 (2.35%) Ansible
6 5 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 29 (11.37%) Atlassian
2 22 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.24%) Oracle
4 20 (7.84%) Google
5 12 (4.71%) webMethods
6 11 (4.31%) Adobe
7 5 (1.96%) HP
8 3 (1.18%) Talend
9 2 (0.78%) Pega
9 2 (0.78%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.78%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.39%) Splunk