Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 176 201
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 110 228 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 1.45% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.31% 7.36% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 133 104
Median daily rate £481 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £341 £315 £310
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £469 £468 £475
% change year-on-year +0.27% -1.58% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £58.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £115.25
% change year-on-year - -69.63% +254.62%

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 1,323 3,096 3,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.95% 19.70% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1,963 1,846
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £311
90th Percentile £575 £588 £578
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 49 70
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £37.90 £28.70
90th Percentile £55.75 £57.75 £67.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -6.43% -4.47% +9.15%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cucumber as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cucumber in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cucumber in the South East.

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 9 April 2020. 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
Hampshire +60 33 £500 +11.11% 4
West Sussex -6 30 £575 +29.21% 1
Thames Valley +12 23 £370 -7.50% 5
Surrey +36 20 £438 -5.41% 2
Berkshire +22 20 £370 -6.33% 2
East Sussex +23 8 £575 +35.29%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £375 -
Kent +16 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 83 (75.45%) Selenium
2 80 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (52.73%) Java
5 43 (39.09%) Jenkins
6 40 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 39 (35.45%) BDD
7 39 (35.45%) Git (software)
8 33 (30.00%) SQL
9 32 (29.09%) Scrum
10 30 (27.27%) C#
10 30 (27.27%) Node.js
11 29 (26.36%) .NET
11 29 (26.36%) DevOps
12 26 (23.64%) Docker
13 24 (21.82%) XML
13 24 (21.82%) Kubernetes
14 23 (20.91%) Finance
15 22 (20.00%) Web Services
15 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 22 (20.00%) MongoDB
16 20 (18.18%) WebDriver
16 20 (18.18%) JSON
16 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.18%) Python
16 20 (18.18%) Visual Studio
17 19 (17.27%) Linux
17 19 (17.27%) HTML
17 19 (17.27%) AWS
18 18 (16.36%) HTML5

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 15 (13.64%) Confluence
2 10 (9.09%) Apache
2 10 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 8 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.36%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.45%) GemFire
5 6 (5.45%) nginx
6 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.82%) SAS
8 1 (0.91%) CMS
8 1 (0.91%) Drupal
8 1 (0.91%) JBoss
8 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.91%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) AWS
2 17 (15.45%) GitHub
3 16 (14.55%) Azure
4 13 (11.82%) OpenShift
5 11 (10.00%) Amazon S3
6 8 (7.27%) Serverless
7 7 (6.36%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (5.45%) Heroku
8 6 (5.45%) Kong
9 5 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (4.55%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (4.55%) Google Analytics
9 5 (4.55%) npm
10 3 (2.73%) GCP
11 2 (1.82%) PaaS
11 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.45%) AMQP
2 6 (5.45%) HTTP
3 5 (4.55%) DSL
3 5 (4.55%) SSL
4 3 (2.73%) LAN
5 2 (1.82%) DHCP
5 2 (1.82%) Firewall
5 2 (1.82%) WAN
6 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 13 (11.82%) MySQL
3 13 (11.82%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.27%) Pentaho
5 5 (4.55%) MariaDB
6 4 (3.64%) HBase
6 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.82%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.91%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 83 (75.45%) Selenium
2 43 (39.09%) Jenkins
3 39 (35.45%) Git (software)
4 20 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 20 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 17 (15.45%) JUnit
6 16 (14.55%) JIRA
7 13 (11.82%) JMeter
8 11 (10.00%) Gatling
9 9 (8.18%) SpecFlow
10 6 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (5.45%) gulp
10 6 (5.45%) Maven
10 6 (5.45%) Protractor
10 6 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (4.55%) Eclipse
11 5 (4.55%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.55%) Liquibase
12 4 (3.64%) JBehave
13 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (1.82%) Automotive
3 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
4 1 (0.91%) Front Office
4 1 (0.91%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (33.64%) Developer
2 27 (24.55%) Analyst
3 25 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 20 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
5 17 (15.45%) Tester
6 14 (12.73%) Automation Tester
7 9 (8.18%) React Developer
7 9 (8.18%) Test Engineer
8 8 (7.27%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (5.45%) QA Analyst
11 5 (4.55%) Developer in Test
11 5 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.27%) Node.js
2 29 (26.36%) .NET
3 24 (21.82%) XML
4 22 (20.00%) Web Services
5 20 (18.18%) JSON
6 19 (17.27%) HTML
7 18 (16.36%) CSS
7 18 (16.36%) HTML5
8 17 (15.45%) RESTful
9 16 (14.55%) Gherkin
10 14 (12.73%) AngularJS
10 14 (12.73%) Kafka
10 14 (12.73%) REST
11 13 (11.82%) SOAP
12 11 (10.00%) Hibernate
13 9 (8.18%) Middleware
13 9 (8.18%) React
14 8 (7.27%) Apache POI
14 8 (7.27%) jBPM
14 8 (7.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.73%) User Experience
4 2 (1.82%) iPhone
4 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) Unix
3 13 (11.82%) Windows
4 5 (4.55%) Android
4 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.45%) BDD
4 32 (29.09%) Scrum
5 29 (26.36%) DevOps
6 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (15.45%) TDD
8 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 14 (12.73%) Microservices
10 13 (11.82%) Kanban
10 13 (11.82%) Open Source
11 12 (10.91%) Mentoring
11 12 (10.91%) Web Development
12 11 (10.00%) ETL
13 10 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 10 (9.09%) User Stories
14 9 (8.18%) Scenario Testing
14 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.73%) Java
2 40 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 33 (30.00%) SQL
4 30 (27.27%) C#
5 20 (18.18%) Python
6 8 (7.27%) Scala
7 7 (6.36%) Groovy
7 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.45%) Java 8
9 5 (4.55%) Ruby
10 3 (2.73%) R
11 2 (1.82%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.82%) C
11 2 (1.82%) Go
11 2 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.91%) C++
12 1 (0.91%) ES6
12 1 (0.91%) Perl
12 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) ISTQB
2 11 (10.00%) ISEB
3 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.82%) Degree
6 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (3.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (23.64%) Docker
2 6 (5.45%) HDFS
3 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (21.82%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.09%) Terraform
3 9 (8.18%) Ansible
3 9 (8.18%) Kibana
4 7 (6.36%) Grafana
4 7 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.73%) Puppet
6 2 (1.82%) OpenNebula
6 2 (1.82%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.55%) Oracle
3 8 (7.27%) Google
4 5 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.73%) Talend
6 2 (1.82%) SAP
6 2 (1.82%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.82%) Splunk
6 2 (1.82%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.82%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.91%) hybris
7 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.91%) webMethods