Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 110 115
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 +41
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 72 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.37% 1.84% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.36% 10.09% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 93
South West median daily rate £378 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £312
90th Percentile £484 £428 £473
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year +118.60% - -

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 861 971 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.36% 18.18% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 649 699
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £297
90th Percentile £550 £532 £500
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 58
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.84% -0.72% +4.50%
10th Percentile £35.50 £26.25 £31.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.50 £45.55
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +4 37 £340 -2.86% 10
Somerset +4 15 £425 +30.77% 3
Wiltshire -19 12 £400 +15.94% 3
Gloucestershire +11 5 £425 +0.59% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 65 (90.28%) Selenium
2 60 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (81.94%) Test Automation
4 54 (75.00%) Java
5 47 (65.28%) BDD
6 37 (51.39%) Maven
7 34 (47.22%) TDD
8 32 (44.44%) SOAP
9 31 (43.06%) SoapUI
9 31 (43.06%) REST
10 30 (41.67%) QA
11 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
12 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
13 25 (34.72%) Ant
14 22 (30.56%) HTML
14 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
14 22 (30.56%) C#
14 22 (30.56%) .NET
14 22 (30.56%) CSS
15 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
16 20 (27.78%) Finance
17 18 (25.00%) TeamCity
18 16 (22.22%) SQL
18 16 (22.22%) Gradle
19 14 (19.44%) E-Commerce
19 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (19.44%) hybris
20 13 (18.06%) Bitbucket
20 13 (18.06%) SDLC
20 13 (18.06%) Banking

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 7 (9.72%) Mule
2 3 (4.17%) Apache
2 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) GitHub
2 2 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) HTTP
2 7 (9.72%) Internet
2 7 (9.72%) SMS
3 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.78%) Redis
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) Firebird
2 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.39%) HBase
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (90.28%) Selenium
2 37 (51.39%) Maven
3 31 (43.06%) SoapUI
4 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
5 25 (34.72%) Ant
6 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
7 18 (25.00%) TeamCity
8 16 (22.22%) Gradle
9 13 (18.06%) Bitbucket
10 12 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 11 (15.28%) JIRA
11 11 (15.28%) JUnit
11 11 (15.28%) SpecFlow
12 10 (13.89%) IntelliJ
13 9 (12.50%) HP UFT
14 8 (11.11%) Eclipse
14 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
15 7 (9.72%) Cobertura
15 7 (9.72%) JMeter
16 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Banking
3 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
4 10 (13.89%) Back Office
4 10 (13.89%) Electronics
4 10 (13.89%) Manufacturing
4 10 (13.89%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
1 17 (23.61%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Tester
4 11 (15.28%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) QA Tester
5 10 (13.89%) Software QA Tester
5 10 (13.89%) Software Tester
6 8 (11.11%) Hybris Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 8 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Test Manager
8 6 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
8 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) SOAP
2 31 (43.06%) REST
3 22 (30.56%) .NET
3 22 (30.56%) CSS
3 22 (30.56%) HTML
4 13 (18.06%) Spring
5 12 (16.67%) jQuery
6 11 (15.28%) Ajax
6 11 (15.28%) JSON
7 10 (13.89%) XML
8 9 (12.50%) Gherkin
9 3 (4.17%) RESTful
9 3 (4.17%) Spring MVC
10 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
11 1 (1.39%) Enzyme
11 1 (1.39%) J2EE
11 1 (1.39%) Kafka
11 1 (1.39%) Redux
11 1 (1.39%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Unix
1 2 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (81.94%) Test Automation
3 47 (65.28%) BDD
4 34 (47.22%) TDD
5 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (19.44%) E-Commerce
7 13 (18.06%) SDLC
8 12 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Scrum
8 12 (16.67%) Web Development
9 11 (15.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 10 (13.89%) B2C
10 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (13.89%) DevOps
10 10 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (13.89%) Pair Programming
10 10 (13.89%) Programme Management
10 10 (13.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) Java
2 22 (30.56%) C#
2 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) SQL
4 10 (13.89%) Python
4 10 (13.89%) Ruby
5 8 (11.11%) C++
5 8 (11.11%) Groovy
5 8 (11.11%) VBScript
6 7 (9.72%) Jython
7 3 (4.17%) VBA
8 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.78%) Scala
9 1 (1.39%) Delphi
9 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) ISEB
2 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
3 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (6.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.39%) Ansible
4 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) hybris
2 10 (13.89%) SAP
3 8 (11.11%) CA
3 8 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (5.56%) ATG
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) Veracode