Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 120 91
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 146 73 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.30% 1.40% 2.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.31% 8.55% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 54 89
South West median daily rate £450 £390 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +13.04% -8.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £262
90th Percentile £550 £488 £438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -50.35% +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 1,186 854 1,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.67% 16.39% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 541 651
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £308 £275
90th Percentile £588 £563 £531
England median daily rate £496 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +4.32% +9.76% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 22 45
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -7.06%
10th Percentile £37.13 £37.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £50.63 £55.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +2.50%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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
Wiltshire -13 44 £425 -2.86% 4
Bristol -17 41 £450 +28.57% 17
Somerset +12 19 £438 +2.94% 4
Gloucestershire -8 16 £475 +11.76% 12
Devon +16 15 £450 -5.26% 2
Dorset - 2 £400 - 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 120 (82.19%) Test Automation
2 116 (79.45%) Selenium
3 95 (65.07%) Java
4 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (39.73%) Jenkins
6 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
7 47 (32.19%) Git (software)
8 46 (31.51%) BDD
9 39 (26.71%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (23.97%) WebDriver
10 35 (23.97%) Scrum
11 31 (21.23%) Gherkin
12 28 (19.18%) TDD
12 28 (19.18%) Maven
12 28 (19.18%) JIRA
13 27 (18.49%) QA
13 27 (18.49%) API Testing
14 25 (17.12%) Security Cleared
15 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
16 23 (15.75%) SQL
16 23 (15.75%) JMeter
17 22 (15.07%) Spring
17 22 (15.07%) Python
18 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (13.70%) Docker
19 20 (13.70%) C#
19 20 (13.70%) Linux
19 20 (13.70%) Finance
19 20 (13.70%) React
20 19 (13.01%) DevOps

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 9 (6.16%) Confluence
2 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.42%) Mule
3 3 (2.05%) JBoss
4 2 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) InVision
1 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.59%) BrowserStack
3 12 (8.22%) GitHub
4 9 (6.16%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (4.11%) npm
6 6 (4.11%) SaaS
7 4 (2.74%) Apigee
8 2 (1.37%) Serverless
9 1 (0.68%) NuGet
9 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.68%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) AMQP
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.42%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.74%) MySQL
4 3 (2.05%) GIS
4 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.37%) Redis
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 116 (79.45%) Selenium
2 58 (39.73%) Jenkins
3 47 (32.19%) Git (software)
4 35 (23.97%) WebDriver
5 28 (19.18%) JIRA
5 28 (19.18%) Maven
6 23 (15.75%) JMeter
7 16 (10.96%) JUnit
8 14 (9.59%) Ant
9 12 (8.22%) SoapUI
9 12 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (7.53%) Bitbucket
11 10 (6.85%) SpecFlow
12 9 (6.16%) HP UFT
13 8 (5.48%) Hudson
14 7 (4.79%) TeamCity
15 6 (4.11%) NUnit
16 5 (3.42%) Cobertura
16 5 (3.42%) Gradle
17 4 (2.74%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (13.70%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Back Office
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (29.45%) Tester
2 37 (25.34%) Automation Tester
3 28 (19.18%) Test Engineer
4 26 (17.81%) Developer
5 18 (12.33%) Analyst
5 18 (12.33%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.96%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (9.59%) Java Automation Tester
8 13 (8.90%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (8.90%) Test Leader
9 12 (8.22%) Java Developer
9 12 (8.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 12 (8.22%) Selenium Tester
10 9 (6.16%) Automation Test Lead
11 8 (5.48%) QA Engineer
12 7 (4.79%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.11%) QA Test Engineer
14 5 (3.42%) Automation Consultant
14 5 (3.42%) Hybris Developer
14 5 (3.42%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.23%) Gherkin
2 22 (15.07%) Spring
3 20 (13.70%) React
4 15 (10.27%) CSS
4 15 (10.27%) HTML
4 15 (10.27%) Node.js
4 15 (10.27%) REST
5 11 (7.53%) Web Services
6 9 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.16%) SOAP
7 8 (5.48%) .NET
7 8 (5.48%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.79%) RESTful
9 5 (3.42%) WebdriverIO
10 4 (2.74%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.74%) HTML5
10 4 (2.74%) Sass
10 4 (2.74%) Swagger
11 3 (2.05%) EJB
11 3 (2.05%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.74%) NHS
4 3 (2.05%) Fintech
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.37%) W3C
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.70%) Linux
2 11 (7.53%) Unix
3 2 (1.37%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (82.19%) Test Automation
2 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (31.51%) BDD
4 39 (26.71%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (23.97%) Scrum
6 28 (19.18%) TDD
7 27 (18.49%) API Testing
8 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
9 19 (13.01%) DevOps
10 17 (11.64%) E-Commerce
10 17 (11.64%) SDET
11 16 (10.96%) Microservices
12 15 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (10.27%) User Stories
13 13 (8.90%) Test Strategy
14 12 (8.22%) Test Management
15 11 (7.53%) Performance Testing
16 10 (6.85%) Test Scripting
16 10 (6.85%) Web Development
17 9 (6.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (65.07%) Java
2 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.75%) SQL
4 22 (15.07%) Python
5 20 (13.70%) C#
6 10 (6.85%) Ruby
7 6 (4.11%) C
8 5 (3.42%) Java 8
9 4 (2.74%) C++
9 4 (2.74%) PHP
10 3 (2.05%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.37%) ES6
11 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.37%) R
11 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.37%) VB
11 2 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.33%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) ISEB
4 10 (6.85%) ISTQB
5 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.11%) Degree
7 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.49%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PMO
3 1 (0.68%) Section 508
System Software
1 20 (13.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.11%) Ansible
2 6 (4.11%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (2.74%) Terraform
4 3 (2.05%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.68%) Grafana
6 1 (0.68%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.68%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (10.27%) hybris
2 10 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.16%) Oracle
4 6 (4.11%) CA
5 4 (2.74%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.05%) HP
7 2 (1.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.68%) Splunk
8 1 (0.68%) Veracode