The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 32 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 2 8 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 2.81% 9.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.53% 21.62% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 23
Median daily rate - £349 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.15%  
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 Southampton with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19 37 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 7.28% 12.98% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 64
Median daily rate £325 £349 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -8.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £418 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA