Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 131 165
Rank change year-on-year +9 +34 +1
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 77 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.38% 1.27% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.32% 7.53% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 50
South West median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £302
90th Percentile £450 £488 £456
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £32.25 -

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 925 970 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.62% 16.88% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 662 676
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £296
90th Percentile £525 £531 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 56
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.74% +13.60%
10th Percentile £32.55 £24.72 £30.25
90th Percentile £57.90 £51.66 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 35 £350 -12.50% 2
Wiltshire -7 17 £380 +10.14% 1
Somerset +3 15 £425 +30.77% 2
Devon - 6 £423 - 1
Gloucestershire +17 2 £425 -10.53% 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 (84.42%) Selenium
2 63 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 62 (80.52%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (63.64%) BDD
5 44 (57.14%) Java
6 38 (49.35%) QA
7 36 (46.75%) TDD
8 32 (41.56%) Maven
9 31 (40.26%) SOAP
9 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
10 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
11 29 (37.66%) SoapUI
12 25 (32.47%) REST
13 23 (29.87%) WebDriver
13 23 (29.87%) HTML
13 23 (29.87%) Ant
14 22 (28.57%) CSS
14 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
14 22 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (25.97%) C#
16 19 (24.68%) .NET
16 19 (24.68%) E-Commerce
16 19 (24.68%) Finance
16 19 (24.68%) Gradle
17 18 (23.38%) hybris
18 16 (20.78%) Scrum
18 16 (20.78%) User Stories
19 15 (19.48%) TeamCity
19 15 (19.48%) Spring
20 14 (18.18%) Web Development

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 5 (6.49%) Mule
2 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.30%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) SMS
2 5 (6.49%) Internet
3 4 (5.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Big Data
1 1 (1.30%) Firebird
1 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.30%) HBase
1 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (84.42%) Selenium
2 32 (41.56%) Maven
3 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
4 29 (37.66%) SoapUI
5 23 (29.87%) Ant
5 23 (29.87%) WebDriver
6 19 (24.68%) Gradle
7 15 (19.48%) TeamCity
8 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 13 (16.88%) Bitbucket
9 13 (16.88%) SpecFlow
10 9 (11.69%) JMeter
11 8 (10.39%) Jasmine
12 7 (9.09%) JIRA
12 7 (9.09%) JUnit
13 6 (7.79%) IntelliJ
14 5 (6.49%) Cobertura
14 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
14 5 (6.49%) Hudson
14 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Marketing
2 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.99%) Electronics
3 10 (12.99%) Manufacturing
4 9 (11.69%) Banking
5 7 (9.09%) Back Office
6 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Tester
3 12 (15.58%) QA Tester
4 11 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.99%) Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) Software QA Tester
6 8 (10.39%) QA Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Hybris Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Automation Tester
10 4 (5.19%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Sencha Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
10 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) SOAP
2 25 (32.47%) REST
3 23 (29.87%) HTML
4 22 (28.57%) CSS
5 19 (24.68%) .NET
6 15 (19.48%) Spring
7 14 (18.18%) Gherkin
8 13 (16.88%) jQuery
9 8 (10.39%) Ajax
9 8 (10.39%) AngularJS
9 8 (10.39%) JSON
10 6 (7.79%) Ext JS
10 6 (7.79%) XML
11 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.90%) RESTful
11 3 (3.90%) Spring MVC
12 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
13 1 (1.30%) Drools
13 1 (1.30%) J2EE
13 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Unix
1 2 (2.60%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 62 (80.52%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (63.64%) BDD
4 36 (46.75%) TDD
5 22 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 19 (24.68%) E-Commerce
7 16 (20.78%) Scrum
7 16 (20.78%) User Stories
8 14 (18.18%) SDLC
8 14 (18.18%) Web Development
9 13 (16.88%) DevOps
10 12 (15.58%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 11 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (12.99%) MVC
12 10 (12.99%) Programme Management
12 10 (12.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (57.14%) Java
2 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
3 20 (25.97%) C#
4 12 (15.58%) SQL
5 11 (14.29%) Ruby
6 10 (12.99%) Python
7 4 (5.19%) C++
7 4 (5.19%) Groovy
7 4 (5.19%) VBScript
8 3 (3.90%) Jython
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) Scala
10 1 (1.30%) Delphi
10 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) ISEB
2 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (49.35%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) VirtualBox
2 2 (2.60%) Docker
3 1 (1.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (5.19%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) hybris
2 10 (12.99%) SAP
3 7 (9.09%) Sencha
4 6 (7.79%) ATG
5 4 (5.19%) CA
5 4 (5.19%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle
7 1 (1.30%) Veracode