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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 69 130
Rank change year-on-year +4 +61  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 81 69 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.14% 2.37% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.67% 17.34% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 9
Median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 517 398 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.05% 13.70% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 240 288
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 30
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.14 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +26 26 £375 +8.30%
Bristol -3 22 £325 -8.77% 5
Somerset +18 12 £266 - 8
Devon -11 12 £390 -9.82%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £475 - 3
Dorset - 1 £325 - 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 106 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (66.67%) Selenium
3 82 (62.12%) BDD
4 77 (58.33%) Java
5 52 (39.39%) Scrum
6 42 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 41 (31.06%) TDD
8 38 (28.79%) HTML
8 38 (28.79%) CSS
9 37 (28.03%) SOAP
10 36 (27.27%) QA
11 35 (26.52%) .NET
11 35 (26.52%) Test Automation
12 33 (25.00%) Spring
13 32 (24.24%) WebDriver
14 31 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (23.48%) C#
15 30 (22.73%) SQL
15 30 (22.73%) Finance
15 30 (22.73%) Gherkin
16 29 (21.97%) Jenkins
16 29 (21.97%) Maven
17 28 (21.21%) REST
18 27 (20.45%) Test Scripting
19 26 (19.70%) Manual Testing
19 26 (19.70%) Security Cleared
20 24 (18.18%) SpecFlow
20 24 (18.18%) Bitbucket
21 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
21 23 (17.42%) MVC

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 15 (11.36%) Apache
1 15 (11.36%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.39%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Internet
2 4 (3.03%) LDAP
3 3 (2.27%) SSH
4 2 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.52%) MySQL
3 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (66.67%) Selenium
2 32 (24.24%) WebDriver
3 29 (21.97%) Jenkins
3 29 (21.97%) Maven
4 24 (18.18%) Bitbucket
4 24 (18.18%) SpecFlow
5 19 (14.39%) Ant
6 18 (13.64%) Git (software)
7 16 (12.12%) SoapUI
8 14 (10.61%) Jasmine
8 14 (10.61%) Mockito
8 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (9.85%) JMeter
10 12 (9.09%) JUnit
11 9 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (6.82%) Subversion
12 8 (6.06%) Gradle
12 8 (6.06%) JIRA
13 7 (5.30%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (5.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.73%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Banking
3 12 (9.09%) Electronics
4 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 10 (7.58%) Marketing
4 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.30%) Retail
5 7 (5.30%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (38.64%) Developer
2 30 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 28 (21.21%) Tester
4 24 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 16 (12.12%) Automation Tester
6 14 (10.61%) Analyst
6 14 (10.61%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) Developer in Test
9 9 (6.82%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (6.82%) Software Tester
9 9 (6.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) QA Tester
10 8 (6.06%) Software QA Tester
11 7 (5.30%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) UI Developer
12 6 (4.55%) Java Automation Tester
12 6 (4.55%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.79%) Agile Tester
13 5 (3.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.79%) CSS
1 38 (28.79%) HTML
2 37 (28.03%) SOAP
3 35 (26.52%) .NET
4 33 (25.00%) Spring
5 30 (22.73%) Gherkin
6 28 (21.21%) REST
7 21 (15.91%) jQuery
8 19 (14.39%) Web Services
9 18 (13.64%) Hibernate
9 18 (13.64%) XML
10 13 (9.85%) Sass
11 12 (9.09%) Spring MVC
12 11 (8.33%) .NET Framework
13 10 (7.58%) AngularJS
14 9 (6.82%) Ext JS
14 9 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (6.06%) HTML5
16 3 (2.27%) Dropwizard
16 3 (2.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Linux
2 10 (7.58%) Windows
3 5 (3.79%) Unix
4 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (62.12%) BDD
3 52 (39.39%) Scrum
4 41 (31.06%) TDD
5 35 (26.52%) Test Automation
6 31 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 26 (19.70%) Manual Testing
9 23 (17.42%) MVC
9 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
10 22 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 20 (15.15%) SDLC
12 19 (14.39%) Integration Testing
13 16 (12.12%) DevOps
13 16 (12.12%) Performance Testing
14 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
15 13 (9.85%) Kanban
16 12 (9.09%) Automation Testing
16 12 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 77 (58.33%) Java
2 42 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 31 (23.48%) C#
4 30 (22.73%) SQL
5 20 (15.15%) Ruby
6 11 (8.33%) Python
7 9 (6.82%) C
8 8 (6.06%) Perl
9 5 (3.79%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.79%) Scala
10 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.09%) ISEB
2 12 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.79%) Degree
6 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.52%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) Docker
2 3 (2.27%) Varnish
2 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Oracle
2 10 (7.58%) hybris
2 10 (7.58%) SAP
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.82%) Sencha
4 4 (3.03%) ATG
5 3 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (1.52%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
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