Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 185 186
Rank change year-on-year +39 +1 +37
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 40 195 217
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 1.32% 1.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.32% 7.35% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 132 115
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% -8.95%
10th Percentile £365 £360 £328
90th Percentile £549 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £58.00 £24.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.67% +7.87% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -

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 633 2,652 3,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.75% 17.97% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 1,622 1,850
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 63
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £19.33 £24.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £60.15 £60.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +3.66%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +56 23 £475 +5.56% 4
Berkshire +60 6 £370 -12.94%
Surrey +44 6 £463 -15.91% 1
Thames Valley +41 6 £370 -12.94%
West Sussex +10 4 £450 -3.74% 1
Kent +30 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (75.00%) Java
3 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (72.50%) Selenium
4 20 (50.00%) DevOps
5 18 (45.00%) SQL
6 17 (42.50%) Git (software)
7 16 (40.00%) BDD
8 14 (35.00%) Kubernetes
8 14 (35.00%) Python
9 13 (32.50%) Linux
9 13 (32.50%) Scrum
9 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
9 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
11 10 (25.00%) Docker
11 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (22.50%) Web Services
12 9 (22.50%) Windows
12 9 (22.50%) JMeter
12 9 (22.50%) Kanban
12 9 (22.50%) Terraform
13 8 (20.00%) JIRA
13 8 (20.00%) TDD
13 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 8 (20.00%) RESTful
13 8 (20.00%) AWS
13 8 (20.00%) Confluence

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 8 (20.00%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (5.00%) GemFire
4 2 (5.00%) nginx
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) AWS
2 7 (17.50%) GitHub
3 6 (15.00%) Azure
4 5 (12.50%) OpenShift
5 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
5 4 (10.00%) GCP
6 3 (7.50%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (7.50%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (7.50%) Firebase
6 3 (7.50%) Serverless
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.00%) Heroku
7 2 (5.00%) Kong
8 1 (2.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) AMQP
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) DSL
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) HBase
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (72.50%) Selenium
2 17 (42.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (22.50%) JMeter
5 8 (20.00%) JIRA
6 6 (15.00%) JUnit
7 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 5 (12.50%) Travis CI
8 4 (10.00%) Maven
9 3 (7.50%) Android Studio
9 3 (7.50%) Gatling
9 3 (7.50%) JBehave
9 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
9 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
10 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
10 2 (5.00%) Liquibase
10 2 (5.00%) Protractor
10 2 (5.00%) REST Assured
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
1 8 (20.00%) Tester
2 6 (15.00%) Automation Tester
2 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.00%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 8 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (17.50%) Node.js
4 6 (15.00%) .NET
5 5 (12.50%) Middleware
5 5 (12.50%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.00%) Kafka
6 4 (10.00%) Swagger
6 4 (10.00%) WireMock
7 3 (7.50%) OAuth
7 3 (7.50%) SAML
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (5.00%) Flutter
8 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.00%) JSON
8 2 (5.00%) LDAP
8 2 (5.00%) SOAP
8 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (12.50%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) DevOps
4 16 (40.00%) BDD
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) Scrum
5 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (22.50%) Kanban
8 8 (20.00%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Microservices
11 5 (12.50%) ETL
11 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile Development
11 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Coaching
12 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
13 3 (7.50%) Android Development
13 3 (7.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) Java
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) Python
4 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) Kotlin
7 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
7 2 (5.00%) Groovy
7 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Java 8
8 1 (2.50%) R
8 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ISEB
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) Kubernetes
2 9 (22.50%) Terraform
3 4 (10.00%) Ansible
4 2 (5.00%) Grafana
4 2 (5.00%) Kibana
4 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.00%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.50%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Google
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
1 5 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Ariba
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.50%) hybris
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com