Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 220 157
Rank change year-on-year +57 -63 +60
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 259 142 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 0.86% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.02% 4.83% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 65 180
South East median daily rate £433 £408 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% -9.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £318
90th Percentile £531 £533 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £22.25 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £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 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 3,231 2,937 2,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.54% 17.70% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,989 1,789 1,532
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £293
90th Percentile £575 £573 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 94 77
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £27.10 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +14 73 £400 - 23
West Sussex +36 65 £425 +1.80% 1
Surrey +39 63 £475 +11.76% 9
Berkshire +14 47 £395 -1.25% 13
Hampshire -7 42 £500 +29.03% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £400 +32.78% 4
Oxfordshire +3 9 £465 +4.79% 6
East Sussex -9 4 £425 -10.53%
Sussex - 4 £450 -
Kent -3 2 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 209 (80.69%) Test Automation
2 197 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (62.16%) Java
4 155 (59.85%) Selenium
5 112 (43.24%) BDD
6 95 (36.68%) QA
7 87 (33.59%) Jenkins
8 79 (30.50%) Scrum
9 75 (28.96%) JIRA
10 74 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 71 (27.41%) SQL
12 60 (23.17%) JavaScript
12 60 (23.17%) TDD
12 60 (23.17%) DevOps
13 59 (22.78%) Node.js
13 59 (22.78%) Confluence
14 58 (22.39%) API Testing
15 57 (22.01%) SoapUI
16 53 (20.46%) CSS
17 52 (20.08%) SOAP
18 51 (19.69%) Gherkin
19 50 (19.31%) Docker
20 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
21 46 (17.76%) Test Scripting
22 44 (16.99%) C#
23 43 (16.60%) JMeter
23 43 (16.60%) Scala
24 41 (15.83%) WebDriver
25 40 (15.44%) Groovy

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 59 (22.78%) Confluence
2 18 (6.95%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.56%) nginx
4 13 (5.02%) Apache Spark
4 13 (5.02%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (3.09%) Apache
6 8 (3.09%) JBoss
7 6 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.54%) CMS
8 4 (1.54%) Liferay
9 3 (1.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.39%) GemFire
10 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.39%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (13.13%) GitHub
3 30 (11.58%) BrowserStack
4 19 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (6.56%) Google Analytics
6 10 (3.86%) Lucidchart
7 7 (2.70%) PaaS
8 6 (2.32%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.72%) HTTP
2 17 (6.56%) SSL
2 17 (6.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.93%) DSL
3 5 (1.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.25%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.47%) HBase
6 6 (2.32%) Redis
7 5 (1.93%) Big Data
7 5 (1.93%) MySQL
8 3 (1.16%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.77%) DB2
9 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 155 (59.85%) Selenium
2 87 (33.59%) Jenkins
3 75 (28.96%) JIRA
4 74 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 57 (22.01%) SoapUI
6 43 (16.60%) JMeter
7 41 (15.83%) WebDriver
8 40 (15.44%) Protractor
9 39 (15.06%) JUnit
10 33 (12.74%) Gatling
11 27 (10.42%) Jasmine
12 25 (9.65%) gulp
13 22 (8.49%) IntelliJ
13 22 (8.49%) Karma Test Runner
13 22 (8.49%) Maven
14 19 (7.34%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (6.95%) Ant
16 17 (6.56%) Grunt
17 15 (5.79%) Appium
17 15 (5.79%) JBehave
General
1 24 (9.27%) Finance
2 8 (3.09%) Games
3 6 (2.32%) Banking
4 3 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.77%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (28.96%) Developer
2 57 (22.01%) Tester
3 51 (19.69%) Analyst
4 50 (19.31%) Test Analyst
5 37 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 34 (13.13%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.72%) Test Automation Engineer
8 19 (7.34%) Java Developer
9 18 (6.95%) Angular Developer
10 17 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (5.02%) Senior Tester
12 12 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (4.63%) Node.js Developer
12 12 (4.63%) QA Tester
13 11 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.25%) Scala Developer
14 10 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.86%) Performance Tester
14 10 (3.86%) QA Engineer
15 9 (3.47%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.78%) Node.js
2 53 (20.46%) CSS
3 52 (20.08%) SOAP
4 51 (19.69%) Gherkin
5 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
6 39 (15.06%) Web Services
7 38 (14.67%) JSON
8 36 (13.90%) XML
9 33 (12.74%) Sass
10 27 (10.42%) REST
11 25 (9.65%) HTML
12 24 (9.27%) .NET
13 23 (8.88%) RESTful
14 17 (6.56%) Servlets
15 15 (5.79%) HTML5
16 14 (5.41%) Spring
17 13 (5.02%) Chai
17 13 (5.02%) CSS3
17 13 (5.02%) Play Framework
18 12 (4.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.95%) User Experience
2 16 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.32%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.77%) Life Science
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.74%) Linux
2 28 (10.81%) Windows
3 19 (7.34%) Unix
4 17 (6.56%) Ubuntu
5 11 (4.25%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.47%) Android
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (80.69%) Test Automation
2 197 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (43.24%) BDD
4 79 (30.50%) Scrum
5 74 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (23.17%) DevOps
6 60 (23.17%) TDD
7 58 (22.39%) API Testing
8 46 (17.76%) Test Scripting
9 36 (13.90%) Open Source
10 33 (12.74%) Microservices
11 32 (12.36%) User Stories
12 28 (10.81%) Acceptance Criteria
13 26 (10.04%) Integration Testing
13 26 (10.04%) Kanban
14 23 (8.88%) Defect Management
14 23 (8.88%) Performance Testing
14 23 (8.88%) Test Strategy
15 20 (7.72%) ATDD
15 20 (7.72%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 161 (62.16%) Java
2 71 (27.41%) SQL
3 60 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 44 (16.99%) C#
5 43 (16.60%) Scala
6 40 (15.44%) Groovy
7 35 (13.51%) Python
8 32 (12.36%) Ruby
9 19 (7.34%) Perl
10 17 (6.56%) Haskell
11 15 (5.79%) C++
12 9 (3.47%) Java 8
13 5 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.93%) Go
13 5 (1.93%) VBScript
14 4 (1.54%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.54%) VB
15 3 (1.16%) C
15 3 (1.16%) R
15 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 15 (5.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 15 (5.79%) ISEB
3 10 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.93%) Degree
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.16%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (36.68%) QA
2 8 (3.09%) WCAG
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (19.31%) Docker
2 12 (4.63%) HDFS
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (8.49%) Kibana
2 21 (8.11%) Puppet
3 17 (6.56%) Grafana
4 10 (3.86%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.70%) Terraform
7 6 (2.32%) Ansible
8 2 (0.77%) logstash
9 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (7.72%) Atlassian
1 20 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.34%) Google
3 17 (6.56%) Oracle
4 12 (4.63%) Adobe
5 8 (3.09%) HP
5 8 (3.09%) webMethods
6 3 (1.16%) Talend
6 3 (1.16%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.77%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.39%) Apple
8 1 (0.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.39%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.39%) MapR
8 1 (0.39%) Wrike