Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 September 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 West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 129 137
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 +22
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 109 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 1.47% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.72% 8.64% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 52
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £319
90th Percentile £519 £470 £488
England median daily rate £475 £446 £425
% change year-on-year +6.50% +4.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,121 938 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.19% 17.06% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 563 648
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £301 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 53
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +6.01% +7.13%
10th Percentile £35.25 £33.80 £31.50
90th Percentile £50.08 £56.25 £49.80
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the South West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the South West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the South West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the South West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Bristol +10 43 £413 +25.00% 13
Wiltshire 0 22 £425 +9.68% 7
Devon +8 18 £435 +0.46%
Gloucestershire +11 12 £475 - 5
Somerset -7 11 £400 -9.09% 7
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 88 (80.73%) Test Automation
2 81 (74.31%) Selenium
3 72 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (59.63%) Java
5 54 (49.54%) Git (software)
6 43 (39.45%) BDD
7 40 (36.70%) Jenkins
8 35 (32.11%) Gherkin
9 26 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
11 22 (20.18%) SQL
11 22 (20.18%) Finance
11 22 (20.18%) Scrum
12 21 (19.27%) C#
12 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (18.35%) TDD
13 20 (18.35%) Bitbucket
14 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
14 18 (16.51%) JUnit
14 18 (16.51%) Linux
14 18 (16.51%) Spring
14 18 (16.51%) Test Strategy
14 18 (16.51%) React
15 17 (15.60%) Microservices
15 17 (15.60%) REST
15 17 (15.60%) Python
16 16 (14.68%) Docker
17 15 (13.76%) ISTQB
18 14 (12.84%) JMeter
18 14 (12.84%) Microsoft

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (5.50%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.67%) Mule
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.09%) Sauce Labs
3 6 (5.50%) BrowserStack
4 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.59%) npm
5 4 (3.67%) GitHub
5 4 (3.67%) NuGet
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.83%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.92%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) HTTP
2 3 (2.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.50%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.59%) Big Data
4 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 81 (74.31%) Selenium
2 54 (49.54%) Git (software)
3 40 (36.70%) Jenkins
4 20 (18.35%) Bitbucket
5 18 (16.51%) JUnit
6 14 (12.84%) JMeter
6 14 (12.84%) SpecFlow
7 13 (11.93%) Maven
7 13 (11.93%) NUnit
8 11 (10.09%) WebDriver
9 10 (9.17%) JIRA
9 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (9.17%) TeamCity
10 9 (8.26%) Ant
11 7 (6.42%) Hudson
11 7 (6.42%) SonarQube
12 6 (5.50%) CruiseControl
13 5 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (4.59%) WebStorm
14 4 (3.67%) Gradle
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Back Office
3 7 (6.42%) Advertising
4 5 (4.59%) Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.27%) Analyst
2 20 (18.35%) Developer
3 19 (17.43%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.76%) Automation Tester
4 15 (13.76%) Java Developer
4 15 (13.76%) Tester
5 14 (12.84%) Architect
5 14 (12.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (11.01%) Test Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Test Architect
8 10 (9.17%) Test Automation Architect
9 9 (8.26%) Automation Test Lead
10 8 (7.34%) Test Leader
11 7 (6.42%) Java Automation Tester
11 7 (6.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 7 (6.42%) Selenium Tester
12 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
12 5 (4.59%) Test Automation Specialist
12 5 (4.59%) Test Specialist
13 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.11%) Gherkin
2 18 (16.51%) React
2 18 (16.51%) Spring
3 17 (15.60%) REST
4 13 (11.93%) .NET
4 13 (11.93%) HTML
5 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.42%) RESTful
7 6 (5.50%) CSS
7 6 (5.50%) Web Services
8 4 (3.67%) HTML5
8 4 (3.67%) JSON
8 4 (3.67%) RAML
8 4 (3.67%) Sass
8 4 (3.67%) SOAP
8 4 (3.67%) Swagger
8 4 (3.67%) XML
8 4 (3.67%) YAML
9 3 (2.75%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Fintech
3 6 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
5 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Linux
2 11 (10.09%) Unix
3 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.73%) Test Automation
2 72 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (39.45%) BDD
4 26 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (20.18%) Scrum
6 20 (18.35%) TDD
7 18 (16.51%) Test Strategy
8 17 (15.60%) Microservices
9 14 (12.84%) API Testing
9 14 (12.84%) SDET
10 12 (11.01%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (10.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (10.09%) Front End Development
11 11 (10.09%) Migration
12 10 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (8.26%) DevOps
14 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
15 7 (6.42%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (59.63%) Java
2 22 (20.18%) SQL
3 21 (19.27%) C#
4 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.60%) Python
6 10 (9.17%) Java 8
7 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.83%) C
9 2 (1.83%) F#
9 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.76%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.84%) ISEB
4 11 (10.09%) DV Cleared
5 10 (9.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.42%) Degree
7 3 (2.75%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.50%) Terraform
3 5 (4.59%) Ansible
4 3 (2.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (2.75%) Grafana
5 2 (1.83%) Oozie
6 1 (0.92%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Apigee
2 6 (5.50%) Cadence
3 4 (3.67%) hybris
3 4 (3.67%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.75%) Splunk
4 3 (2.75%) Veracode
5 1 (0.92%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.92%) Siemens