Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 130 135
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 +35
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 117 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 1.35% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.87% 8.03% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 51
South West median daily rate £450 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £550 £450 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £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 1,186 947 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.76% 16.83% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 590 660
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 34 40
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £41.83 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% -1.01% +3.05%
10th Percentile £35.32 £32.65 £24.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.20 £51.66
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.30%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +9 50 £413 +17.86% 9
Wiltshire -16 25 £500 +31.58% 3
Gloucestershire 0 15 £513 +20.59% 5
Devon +6 11 £500 +18.20% 3
Somerset -1 11 £420 -1.18% 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 93 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 89 (76.07%) Selenium
3 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (55.56%) Java
5 57 (48.72%) Git (software)
6 44 (37.61%) BDD
7 37 (31.62%) Jenkins
8 36 (30.77%) Gherkin
9 31 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (23.93%) Scrum
11 27 (23.08%) SQL
12 24 (20.51%) C#
13 23 (19.66%) Finance
13 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared
14 22 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (18.80%) TDD
15 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
15 21 (17.95%) Linux
15 21 (17.95%) API Testing
16 20 (17.09%) React
16 20 (17.09%) Test Strategy
16 20 (17.09%) JUnit
17 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
17 19 (16.24%) Docker
18 18 (15.38%) ISEB
18 18 (15.38%) Maven
19 17 (14.53%) ISTQB
19 17 (14.53%) REST
20 16 (13.68%) SpecFlow
20 16 (13.68%) Python

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 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.42%) Mule
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.98%) BrowserStack
4 6 (5.13%) npm
4 6 (5.13%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (4.27%) Apigee
6 4 (3.42%) GitHub
7 2 (1.71%) NuGet
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.42%) Big Data
2 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.71%) GIS
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 89 (76.07%) Selenium
2 57 (48.72%) Git (software)
3 37 (31.62%) Jenkins
4 20 (17.09%) JUnit
5 18 (15.38%) Maven
6 16 (13.68%) SpecFlow
7 15 (12.82%) Bitbucket
7 15 (12.82%) JMeter
7 15 (12.82%) NUnit
7 15 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (11.97%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 14 (11.97%) WebDriver
9 10 (8.55%) Ant
9 10 (8.55%) JIRA
9 10 (8.55%) TeamCity
10 7 (5.98%) Hudson
11 6 (5.13%) CruiseControl
12 5 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (3.42%) Cobertura
13 4 (3.42%) JBehave
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Back Office
3 8 (6.84%) Advertising
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (18.80%) Developer
2 17 (14.53%) Analyst
2 17 (14.53%) Test Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.68%) Test Engineer
3 16 (13.68%) Tester
4 14 (11.97%) Architect
4 14 (11.97%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 11 (9.40%) Test Architect
7 10 (8.55%) Test Automation Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Test Leader
9 7 (5.98%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (5.13%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (5.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Automation Consultant
11 5 (4.27%) QA Consultant
11 5 (4.27%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 20 (17.09%) React
3 17 (14.53%) REST
4 16 (13.68%) Spring
5 14 (11.97%) .NET
6 10 (8.55%) HTML
7 8 (6.84%) CSS
7 8 (6.84%) Node.js
8 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.13%) Spring Boot
9 6 (5.13%) WebdriverIO
10 4 (3.42%) RESTful
10 4 (3.42%) SOAP
10 4 (3.42%) Swagger
11 3 (2.56%) .NET Core
11 3 (2.56%) HTML5
11 3 (2.56%) Sass
12 2 (1.71%) RAML
12 2 (1.71%) Redux
12 2 (1.71%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.40%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.98%) Fintech
3 7 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.95%) Linux
2 11 (9.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (37.61%) BDD
4 31 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (23.93%) Scrum
6 22 (18.80%) TDD
7 21 (17.95%) API Testing
8 20 (17.09%) Test Strategy
9 14 (11.97%) SDET
10 13 (11.11%) Migration
10 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (10.26%) Microservices
12 11 (9.40%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (9.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
13 10 (8.55%) Manual Testing
14 9 (7.69%) DevOps
14 9 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 8 (6.84%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (55.56%) Java
2 27 (23.08%) SQL
3 24 (20.51%) C#
4 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.68%) Python
6 6 (5.13%) Java 8
7 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.71%) Ruby
8 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.85%) F#
9 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.38%) ISEB
3 17 (14.53%) ISTQB
4 15 (12.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.84%) Degree
6 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.97%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (16.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.27%) Ansible
2 5 (4.27%) Terraform
3 2 (1.71%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.71%) Grafana
3 2 (1.71%) Oozie
4 1 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Cadence
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) hybris
4 3 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.71%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.71%) CA
5 2 (1.71%) Splunk
5 2 (1.71%) Veracode
6 1 (0.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.85%) Siemens