Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 84 88
Rank change year-on-year -34 +4 +87
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 82 126 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.59% 2.42% 2.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.33% 13.33% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 101
South West median daily rate £425 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £258 £290
90th Percentile £491 £475 £480
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £115.25 - -

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 879 945 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.06% 18.17% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 586 591
South West median daily rate £420 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% - -
10th Percentile £310 £279 £294
90th Percentile £570 £523 £510
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 68
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +14.86%
10th Percentile £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.75 £48.93
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.19 £42.25
% change year-on-year +3.19% -2.51% +14.19%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 27 £388 +19.23% 17
Wiltshire -16 19 £425 +16.44% 2
Devon -4 14 £423 +2.42% 4
Somerset +1 10 £425 +60.08% 5
Gloucestershire +5 9 - - 6
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 71 (86.59%) Java
1 71 (86.59%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (75.61%) Test Automation
3 61 (74.39%) Selenium
4 41 (50.00%) BDD
5 33 (40.24%) Jenkins
6 29 (35.37%) Git (software)
7 27 (32.93%) REST
8 24 (29.27%) TDD
8 24 (29.27%) JavaScript
9 23 (28.05%) Maven
10 22 (26.83%) XML
10 22 (26.83%) Gherkin
11 20 (24.39%) SQL
11 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
12 19 (23.17%) JSON
12 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
12 19 (23.17%) Scrum
13 17 (20.73%) HTML
13 17 (20.73%) Spring
14 16 (19.51%) JIRA
14 16 (19.51%) Bitbucket
15 15 (18.29%) JUnit
15 15 (18.29%) SOAP
16 14 (17.07%) Ant
16 14 (17.07%) Finance
16 14 (17.07%) RESTful
16 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
17 13 (15.85%) CSS
17 13 (15.85%) .NET

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 (6.10%) Confluence
2 4 (4.88%) Mule
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) Sauce Labs
3 5 (6.10%) GitHub
4 3 (3.66%) npm
5 2 (2.44%) NuGet
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) HTTP
2 4 (4.88%) SMS
3 2 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) Redis
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (74.39%) Selenium
2 33 (40.24%) Jenkins
3 29 (35.37%) Git (software)
4 23 (28.05%) Maven
5 16 (19.51%) Bitbucket
5 16 (19.51%) JIRA
6 15 (18.29%) JUnit
7 14 (17.07%) Ant
7 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
8 11 (13.41%) SoapUI
9 10 (12.20%) Eclipse
9 10 (12.20%) JMeter
9 10 (12.20%) NUnit
10 8 (9.76%) Gradle
10 8 (9.76%) HP UFT
10 8 (9.76%) SpecFlow
10 8 (9.76%) TeamCity
11 6 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (7.32%) SonarQube
11 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Back Office
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Developer
1 21 (25.61%) Tester
2 19 (23.17%) Automation Tester
3 18 (21.95%) Analyst
4 16 (19.51%) Test Analyst
5 12 (14.63%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.76%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Test Automation Manager
9 5 (6.10%) Hybris Developer
9 5 (6.10%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Developer in Test
11 3 (3.66%) Java Automation Tester
11 3 (3.66%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.66%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) REST
2 22 (26.83%) Gherkin
2 22 (26.83%) XML
3 19 (23.17%) JSON
4 17 (20.73%) HTML
4 17 (20.73%) Spring
5 15 (18.29%) SOAP
6 14 (17.07%) RESTful
7 13 (15.85%) .NET
7 13 (15.85%) CSS
8 12 (14.63%) React
9 11 (13.41%) Web Services
10 8 (9.76%) jQuery
11 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.88%) Ajax
12 4 (4.88%) Redux
13 3 (3.66%) Spring Boot
13 3 (3.66%) Spring MVC
14 2 (2.44%) RAML
14 2 (2.44%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.22%) Fintech
3 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (86.59%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (75.61%) Test Automation
3 41 (50.00%) BDD
4 24 (29.27%) TDD
5 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 19 (23.17%) Scrum
7 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.63%) Microservices
8 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (12.20%) DevOps
9 10 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (12.20%) OO
9 10 (12.20%) SDET
10 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.76%) API Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Functional Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Kanban
11 8 (9.76%) Open Source
12 7 (8.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (86.59%) Java
2 24 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 20 (24.39%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) C#
5 11 (13.41%) Java 8
6 10 (12.20%) Python
7 8 (9.76%) Ruby
8 6 (7.32%) C++
8 6 (7.32%) Groovy
8 6 (7.32%) Jython
8 6 (7.32%) VBScript
9 4 (4.88%) Scala
10 3 (3.66%) VBA
11 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.22%) F#
12 1 (1.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.76%) ISEB
4 8 (9.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) CA Service Virtualization
1 6 (7.32%) HP ALM
2 5 (6.10%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (2.44%) Terraform
5 1 (1.22%) Ansible
5 1 (1.22%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6 (7.32%) CA
1 6 (7.32%) HP
2 5 (6.10%) hybris
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.44%) Apigee
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 2 (2.44%) Veracode
6 1 (1.22%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.22%) Splunk