Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 173 231
Rank change year-on-year -6 +58 -67
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 162 262 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.56% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.26% 7.97% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 149 72
South East median daily rate £500 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +4.85% -7.82%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £528 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £24.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 1,962 3,286 2,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 19.58% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,165 2,027 1,818
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.96% +7.19%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £310
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 87
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £71.88 £59.75 £60.40
England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%

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 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 15 December 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 -1 48 £575 +35.29% 3
Hampshire +30 41 £500 +6.67% 11
Thames Valley -15 29 £400 - 14
Surrey +12 25 £405 -14.74% 3
East Sussex +36 24 £575 +39.39%
Berkshire -14 18 £425 +7.59% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £400 - 1
Kent +11 2 £370 - 1
Oxfordshire +26 1 - - 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 123 (75.93%) Selenium
2 121 (74.69%) Test Automation
3 96 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (50.00%) Java
5 58 (35.80%) BDD
5 58 (35.80%) Jenkins
6 57 (35.19%) C#
7 53 (32.72%) JavaScript
8 45 (27.78%) Scrum
9 41 (25.31%) .NET
10 40 (24.69%) Gherkin
11 39 (24.07%) SQL
12 38 (23.46%) WebDriver
12 38 (23.46%) Docker
12 38 (23.46%) DevOps
13 36 (22.22%) Visual Studio
14 35 (21.60%) Python
14 35 (21.60%) Microsoft
14 35 (21.60%) TDD
14 35 (21.60%) Git (software)
15 32 (19.75%) XML
16 31 (19.14%) CSS
16 31 (19.14%) HTML
16 31 (19.14%) Node.js
17 30 (18.52%) Finance
17 30 (18.52%) Kubernetes
18 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
18 29 (17.90%) Unix
18 29 (17.90%) Web Services
18 29 (17.90%) Continuous Integration

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 18 (11.11%) Confluence
2 17 (10.49%) Apache
3 12 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.79%) nginx
5 8 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (4.32%) JBoss
6 7 (4.32%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.09%) Apache Spark
7 5 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.47%) GemFire
9 3 (1.85%) CMS
9 3 (1.85%) Liferay
9 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.23%) Mule
10 2 (1.23%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.28%) Azure
2 27 (16.67%) GitHub
3 23 (14.20%) AWS
4 12 (7.41%) Google Analytics
5 8 (4.94%) Serverless
6 7 (4.32%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (4.32%) OpenShift
7 6 (3.70%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.09%) GCP
8 5 (3.09%) PaaS
9 4 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.85%) Heroku
10 3 (1.85%) Kong
11 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) HTTP
2 12 (7.41%) SSL
2 12 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.85%) AMQP
3 3 (1.85%) DSL
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.20%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.26%) NoSQL
4 12 (7.41%) MySQL
5 8 (4.94%) Pentaho
6 6 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.47%) Big Data
8 4 (2.47%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.85%) HBase
9 3 (1.85%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.23%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.62%) Amazon Athena
11 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.62%) DB2
11 1 (0.62%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 123 (75.93%) Selenium
2 58 (35.80%) Jenkins
3 38 (23.46%) WebDriver
4 36 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 35 (21.60%) Git (software)
6 24 (14.81%) JIRA
7 22 (13.58%) JUnit
8 20 (12.35%) Gatling
9 16 (9.88%) JMeter
10 13 (8.02%) Eclipse
11 12 (7.41%) IntelliJ
12 11 (6.79%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (5.56%) Ant
13 9 (5.56%) SpecFlow
14 8 (4.94%) Grunt
14 8 (4.94%) gulp
14 8 (4.94%) Sublime Text
15 7 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (4.32%) Bitbucket
15 7 (4.32%) Mockito
General
1 30 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Law
3 5 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.47%) Front Office
4 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 49 (30.25%) Developer
2 40 (24.69%) Analyst
3 39 (24.07%) Test Analyst
4 33 (20.37%) Tester
5 31 (19.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 27 (16.67%) Automation Tester
7 15 (9.26%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.64%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.17%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.94%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) QA Test Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) React Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.32%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Performance Test Leader
13 5 (3.09%) Scala Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Senior Automation Tester
13 5 (3.09%) Senior Tester
13 5 (3.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.31%) .NET
2 40 (24.69%) Gherkin
3 32 (19.75%) XML
4 31 (19.14%) CSS
4 31 (19.14%) HTML
4 31 (19.14%) Node.js
5 29 (17.90%) Web Services
6 27 (16.67%) JSON
7 23 (14.20%) HTML5
8 22 (13.58%) REST
9 21 (12.96%) AngularJS
10 19 (11.73%) Spring
11 17 (10.49%) RESTful
11 17 (10.49%) SOAP
12 16 (9.88%) Hibernate
13 12 (7.41%) Play Framework
14 11 (6.79%) CSS3
15 10 (6.17%) Kafka
16 9 (5.56%) React
17 8 (4.94%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.47%) User Experience
4 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) DataPower
5 2 (1.23%) iPhone
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) Life Science
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.90%) Unix
2 22 (13.58%) Linux
3 19 (11.73%) Windows
4 8 (4.94%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (74.69%) Test Automation
2 96 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (35.80%) BDD
4 45 (27.78%) Scrum
5 38 (23.46%) DevOps
6 35 (21.60%) TDD
7 29 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (16.67%) Microservices
9 25 (15.43%) Kanban
10 24 (14.81%) Open Source
10 24 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 19 (11.73%) User Stories
11 19 (11.73%) Web Development
12 18 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (10.49%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (9.26%) ATDD
14 15 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (9.26%) Performance Testing
14 15 (9.26%) Unit Testing
15 14 (8.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 81 (50.00%) Java
2 57 (35.19%) C#
3 53 (32.72%) JavaScript
4 39 (24.07%) SQL
5 35 (21.60%) Python
6 24 (14.81%) Scala
7 18 (11.11%) Groovy
8 14 (8.64%) Ruby
9 10 (6.17%) Java 8
10 8 (4.94%) Haskell
10 8 (4.94%) Perl
10 8 (4.94%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.70%) C
12 4 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.23%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.62%) C++
14 1 (0.62%) Go
14 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.88%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.41%) ISEB
3 10 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.32%) Degree
5 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.43%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (23.46%) Docker
2 3 (1.85%) HDFS
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 30 (18.52%) Kubernetes
2 13 (8.02%) Ansible
3 12 (7.41%) Grafana
3 12 (7.41%) Kibana
3 12 (7.41%) Puppet
3 12 (7.41%) Terraform
4 7 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 35 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.35%) Google
3 15 (9.26%) Oracle
4 8 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.32%) Adobe
5 7 (4.32%) webMethods
6 4 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.23%) hybris
7 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco
8 1 (0.62%) Dell
8 1 (0.62%) HP
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) Laserfiche
8 1 (0.62%) Talend
8 1 (0.62%) Xamarin