Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 160 208
Rank change year-on-year -77 +48 +38
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 145 241 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 1.48% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.90% 9.71% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 171 140
South East median daily rate £411 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +20.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £294 £319 £285
90th Percentile £525 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 2961 2483 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.67% 15.28% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1508 1602
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £506
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 76 74
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.85
90th Percentile £57.75 £59.31 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -69 73 £413 -8.33% 17
Hampshire +21 36 £345 -13.75% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 35 £301 -21.75% 6
West Sussex -17 22 £438 -11.46%
Berkshire +1 20 £406 +16.07% 5
Oxfordshire -57 18 £475 +1.93% 6
Surrey -25 4 £425 -1.73% 4
Kent - 4 £500 -
East Sussex -17 1 £525 +40.37% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 103 (71.03%) Selenium
2 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (64.14%) Java
4 90 (62.07%) Test Automation
5 63 (43.45%) Git (software)
5 63 (43.45%) Jenkins
6 55 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (37.93%) BDD
7 53 (36.55%) DevOps
8 51 (35.17%) SQL
9 48 (33.10%) TDD
10 46 (31.72%) Docker
11 44 (30.34%) Maven
12 43 (29.66%) JIRA
13 42 (28.97%) JavaScript
14 38 (26.21%) Scrum
15 37 (25.52%) QA
16 35 (24.14%) REST
17 34 (23.45%) Puppet
18 31 (21.38%) WebDriver
19 30 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
19 30 (20.69%) Web Services
20 29 (20.00%) Linux
20 29 (20.00%) SOAP
21 26 (17.93%) C#
21 26 (17.93%) Sonatype Nexus
22 25 (17.24%) AngularJS
22 25 (17.24%) Open Source
23 24 (16.55%) Node.js
23 24 (16.55%) Oracle

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 22 (15.17%) Confluence
2 21 (14.48%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (8.28%) WebLogic
5 10 (6.90%) Apache Spark
6 7 (4.83%) Apache
6 7 (4.83%) JBoss
6 7 (4.83%) nginx
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.38%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.38%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (1.38%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.41%) AWS Lambda
2 18 (12.41%) GitHub
2 18 (12.41%) Serverless
3 16 (11.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 16 (11.03%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (11.03%) Amazon S3
3 16 (11.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (6.90%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (4.83%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.07%) PaaS
7 2 (1.38%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.38%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.66%) Internet
2 9 (6.21%) HTTP
3 7 (4.83%) SSL
3 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.69%) DSL
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.59%) Redis
3 10 (6.90%) Big Data
4 9 (6.21%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.52%) MySQL
6 5 (3.45%) HBase
6 5 (3.45%) MariaDB
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.69%) DataStax
8 1 (0.69%) DB2
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (71.03%) Selenium
2 63 (43.45%) Git (software)
2 63 (43.45%) Jenkins
3 44 (30.34%) Maven
4 43 (29.66%) JIRA
5 31 (21.38%) WebDriver
6 26 (17.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 24 (16.55%) JUnit
8 18 (12.41%) Artifactory
9 17 (11.72%) Appium
10 16 (11.03%) Bitbucket
11 15 (10.34%) Ant
11 15 (10.34%) Gatling
12 14 (9.66%) gulp
12 14 (9.66%) SpecFlow
13 13 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (8.28%) Eclipse
14 12 (8.28%) Protractor
15 11 (7.59%) IntelliJ
16 10 (6.90%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (10.34%) Finance
2 12 (8.28%) Banking
3 10 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.21%) Retail
5 5 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (2.76%) Advertising
7 3 (2.07%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (29.66%) Tester
2 35 (24.14%) Developer
3 32 (22.07%) Automation Tester
4 25 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (13.10%) Java Developer
6 16 (11.03%) QA Tester
7 13 (8.97%) QA Automation Tester
8 10 (6.90%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Development Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Java Automation Tester
9 9 (6.21%) Selenium Tester
9 9 (6.21%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Scala Developer
11 7 (4.83%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) QA Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.14%) REST
2 30 (20.69%) Web Services
3 29 (20.00%) SOAP
4 25 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 24 (16.55%) Node.js
6 23 (15.86%) Gherkin
7 20 (13.79%) Spring
8 16 (11.03%) RESTful
9 15 (10.34%) Java EE
9 15 (10.34%) JSON
10 13 (8.97%) CSS
11 12 (8.28%) Hibernate
12 11 (7.59%) .NET
12 11 (7.59%) HTML
12 11 (7.59%) XML
13 10 (6.90%) Kafka
14 9 (6.21%) jQuery
14 9 (6.21%) Servlets
15 8 (5.52%) JSF
15 8 (5.52%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.07%) User Experience
4 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.69%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.00%) Linux
2 21 (14.48%) Windows
3 14 (9.66%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.97%) Android
5 12 (8.28%) Mac OS X
6 9 (6.21%) Unix
7 7 (4.83%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 55 (37.93%) BDD
3 55 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (36.55%) DevOps
5 48 (33.10%) TDD
6 38 (26.21%) Scrum
7 25 (17.24%) Open Source
8 20 (13.79%) Microservices
9 18 (12.41%) Configuration Management
10 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
11 16 (11.03%) Acceptance Criteria
11 16 (11.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (9.66%) SDLC
12 14 (9.66%) User Stories
13 13 (8.97%) API Testing
13 13 (8.97%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 13 (8.97%) Kanban
13 13 (8.97%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 93 (64.14%) Java
2 51 (35.17%) SQL
3 42 (28.97%) JavaScript
4 26 (17.93%) C#
5 18 (12.41%) Ruby
6 15 (10.34%) Groovy
7 13 (8.97%) Apple Swift
7 13 (8.97%) Python
7 13 (8.97%) Scala
8 11 (7.59%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.52%) Perl
10 7 (4.83%) Haskell
11 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.07%) VBA
12 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.69%) C
13 1 (0.69%) F#
13 1 (0.69%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) Degree
2 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.52%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) WCAG
3 2 (1.38%) WAI
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (31.72%) Docker
2 10 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.76%) HDFS
4 1 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (23.45%) Puppet
2 18 (12.41%) Terraform
3 11 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.83%) Grafana
4 7 (4.83%) Kibana
5 5 (3.45%) Galera Cluster
5 5 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.45%) OpenNebula
6 3 (2.07%) Ansible
6 3 (2.07%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (16.55%) Oracle
2 9 (6.21%) Google
3 7 (4.83%) HP
4 5 (3.45%) Talend
5 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.07%) Splunk
5 3 (2.07%) webMethods
6 2 (1.38%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) Software AG
7 1 (0.69%) VMware