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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 115 116
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 33 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.21% 0.87% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 6.24% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 24
Median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 462 417 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.92% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 285 283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +12.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £43.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +8 12 £378 +0.66% 2
Devon +4 11 £433 +4.33%
Bristol -11 6 £375 -16.66% 6
Somerset - 3 £440 - 1
Dorset - 1 £350 -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 92 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 77 (67.54%) Selenium
4 66 (57.89%) BDD
5 54 (47.37%) Java
6 39 (34.21%) JavaScript
6 39 (34.21%) TDD
7 37 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (31.58%) Jenkins
9 35 (30.70%) QA
10 34 (29.82%) Scrum
11 30 (26.32%) HTML
11 30 (26.32%) CSS
12 29 (25.44%) .NET
12 29 (25.44%) Gherkin
13 26 (22.81%) C#
14 25 (21.93%) WebDriver
15 24 (21.05%) MVC
15 24 (21.05%) Spring
15 24 (21.05%) Software Testing
16 23 (20.18%) Ruby
16 23 (20.18%) SQL
17 21 (18.42%) Finance
17 21 (18.42%) SpecFlow
18 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
18 19 (16.67%) Maven
18 19 (16.67%) Test Scripting
19 18 (15.79%) SOAP
19 18 (15.79%) Ant
19 18 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment

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 (6.14%) Apache
1 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.88%) Liferay
3 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) LDAP
2 2 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Redis
3 1 (0.88%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 77 (67.54%) Selenium
2 36 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 25 (21.93%) WebDriver
4 21 (18.42%) SpecFlow
5 19 (16.67%) Maven
6 18 (15.79%) Ant
7 16 (14.04%) Jasmine
8 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
9 12 (10.53%) JMeter
10 11 (9.65%) Bitbucket
10 11 (9.65%) Gradle
10 11 (9.65%) SoapUI
11 10 (8.77%) Vagrant
12 9 (7.89%) Hudson
13 7 (6.14%) TeamCity
14 6 (5.26%) HP UFT
14 6 (5.26%) Subversion
14 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (4.39%) JUnit
15 5 (4.39%) WATIR
General
1 21 (18.42%) Finance
2 12 (10.53%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Electronics
4 7 (6.14%) Marketing
5 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 5 (4.39%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (36.84%) Developer
2 21 (18.42%) Tester
3 16 (14.04%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.28%) Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) Test Analyst
5 13 (11.40%) Automation Tester
5 13 (11.40%) Test Leader
6 12 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) UI Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Developer in Test
8 7 (6.14%) Software Tester
8 7 (6.14%) Team Leader
8 7 (6.14%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (5.26%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.32%) CSS
1 30 (26.32%) HTML
2 29 (25.44%) .NET
2 29 (25.44%) Gherkin
3 24 (21.05%) Spring
4 18 (15.79%) SOAP
5 17 (14.91%) AngularJS
5 17 (14.91%) jQuery
6 15 (13.16%) Ext JS
7 13 (11.40%) REST
7 13 (11.40%) XML
8 12 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 12 (10.53%) Web Services
9 10 (8.77%) Hibernate
9 10 (8.77%) HTML5
9 10 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (6.14%) Spring MVC
11 4 (3.51%) Sass
12 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2 (1.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.39%) Linux
1 5 (4.39%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 66 (57.89%) BDD
4 39 (34.21%) TDD
5 37 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (29.82%) Scrum
7 24 (21.05%) MVC
7 24 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 19 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 18 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (14.04%) E-Commerce
10 16 (14.04%) Manual Testing
10 16 (14.04%) User Stories
11 15 (13.16%) MVVM
12 13 (11.40%) DevOps
12 13 (11.40%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 13 (11.40%) SDLC
13 11 (9.65%) Performance Testing
13 11 (9.65%) Web Development
14 10 (8.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.37%) Java
2 39 (34.21%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.81%) C#
4 23 (20.18%) Ruby
4 23 (20.18%) SQL
5 11 (9.65%) Python
6 5 (4.39%) C
6 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.51%) Perl
8 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) ISEB
3 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.53%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (4.39%) Degree
7 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.70%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.75%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Sencha
2 14 (12.28%) hybris
3 10 (8.77%) Oracle
4 7 (6.14%) SAP
5 6 (5.26%) ATG
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.88%) Sitecore