Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 105 131
Rank change year-on-year -3 +26 +50
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 100 107 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 1.95% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.28% 10.83% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 85 58
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £258 £288
90th Percentile £514 £474 £488
England median daily rate £458 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.65% - +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 973 988 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.31% 18.01% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 594 557
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £312 £291 £275
90th Percentile £563 £514 £530
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 60
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +14.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £34.60 £31.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.15 £47.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +8 33 £375 +15.38% 12
Devon +10 24 £435 +5.45%
Wiltshire -14 19 £425 +13.33% 5
Gloucestershire +14 11 - - 9
Somerset -1 10 £400 -3.03% 6
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (78.00%) Test Automation
3 68 (68.00%) Selenium
4 67 (67.00%) Java
5 47 (47.00%) Git (software)
6 43 (43.00%) BDD
7 33 (33.00%) Gherkin
7 33 (33.00%) Jenkins
8 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 23 (23.00%) Scrum
10 22 (22.00%) SQL
11 20 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (20.00%) Spring
11 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.00%) C#
12 19 (19.00%) REST
13 17 (17.00%) React
13 17 (17.00%) XML
13 17 (17.00%) Finance
13 17 (17.00%) NUnit
14 16 (16.00%) JUnit
14 16 (16.00%) JSON
14 16 (16.00%) Microservices
15 15 (15.00%) Docker
15 15 (15.00%) Bitbucket
16 14 (14.00%) SDET
16 14 (14.00%) Exploratory Testing
16 14 (14.00%) Java 8
16 14 (14.00%) ISTQB

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 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.00%) Mule
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.00%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (4.00%) npm
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.00%) NuGet
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.00%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) SMS
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.00%) Big Data
2 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 68 (68.00%) Selenium
2 47 (47.00%) Git (software)
3 33 (33.00%) Jenkins
4 17 (17.00%) NUnit
5 16 (16.00%) JUnit
6 15 (15.00%) Bitbucket
7 13 (13.00%) JIRA
7 13 (13.00%) SpecFlow
8 11 (11.00%) Maven
9 10 (10.00%) JMeter
10 8 (8.00%) WebDriver
11 7 (7.00%) SonarQube
11 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (4.00%) Ant
13 4 (4.00%) CruiseControl
13 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
13 4 (4.00%) Hudson
13 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Back Office
3 5 (5.00%) Advertising
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Analyst
2 21 (21.00%) Automation Tester
2 21 (21.00%) Test Analyst
2 21 (21.00%) Tester
3 20 (20.00%) Developer
4 17 (17.00%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) Architect
7 10 (10.00%) Test Architect
8 9 (9.00%) Test Automation Architect
8 9 (9.00%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Automation Test Lead
9 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) Test Leader
12 4 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
12 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
13 3 (3.00%) Agile Test Analyst
13 3 (3.00%) Test Automation Specialist
13 3 (3.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.00%) Gherkin
2 20 (20.00%) Spring
3 19 (19.00%) REST
4 17 (17.00%) React
4 17 (17.00%) XML
5 16 (16.00%) JSON
6 13 (13.00%) HTML
7 12 (12.00%) RESTful
7 12 (12.00%) Web Services
8 10 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (7.00%) .NET
10 6 (6.00%) CSS
11 5 (5.00%) SOAP
12 3 (3.00%) HTML5
12 3 (3.00%) RAML
12 3 (3.00%) Redux
12 3 (3.00%) Swagger
12 3 (3.00%) YAML
13 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) Fintech
4 4 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (78.00%) Test Automation
3 43 (43.00%) BDD
4 23 (23.00%) Scrum
5 20 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (16.00%) Microservices
7 14 (14.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 14 (14.00%) SDET
7 14 (14.00%) TDD
8 13 (13.00%) API Testing
8 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (11.00%) Functional Testing
9 11 (11.00%) Regression Testing
10 10 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 10 (10.00%) Migration
10 10 (10.00%) OO
11 9 (9.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.00%) Java
2 22 (22.00%) SQL
3 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.00%) C#
5 14 (14.00%) Java 8
6 8 (8.00%) Python
7 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.00%) Scala
7 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.00%) C
8 2 (2.00%) F#
8 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (13.00%) ISEB
4 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.00%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (3.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (3.00%) Terraform
4 2 (2.00%) Grafana
4 2 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.00%) Cadence
4 3 (3.00%) Apigee
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle
5 2 (2.00%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.00%) hybris
5 2 (2.00%) Splunk
5 2 (2.00%) Veracode
6 1 (1.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.00%) Siemens