The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 April 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
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 210 253
Rank change year-on-year +46 +43  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 697 640 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.14% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.63% 7.78% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 471 355
Median daily rate £415 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £371 £375
% change year-on-year +2.42% -1.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8077 8230 7246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 14.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5484 5580 4636
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 163 138
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +46 630 £425 - 155
London +23 298 £450 - 68
South East +20 81 £500 +32.89% 11
South West +25 64 £416 +6.73% 14
City of London -1 53 £450 - 22
Yorkshire +38 51 £408 +20.74% 10
North West +25 40 £356 +4.77% 19
West Yorkshire +30 39 £425 +25.92% 9
Scotland +62 37 £375 -16.66% 3
North East +39 36 £320 -15.23% 3
Oxfordshire - 35 £560 - 4
Leeds +25 34 £390 +15.55% 7
East of England +8 33 £388 +3.33% 11
Tyne and Wear +39 30 £320 -15.23% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 30 £320 -15.23% 3
Edinburgh +27 23 £388 -13.88% 1
Manchester +10 23 £373 +19.20% 18
Wiltshire +18 21 £400 +8.84%
Swindon +13 20 £388 +5.44%
East Midlands +12 20 £388 +19.23% 15
Berkshire +28 18 £313 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire - 17 - -
Oxford - 17 £580 - 2
Cardiff +5 16 £345 -8.00% 4
South Wales -15 16 £345 -8.00% 5
Wales -18 16 £345 -8.00% 5
Bristol -3 15 £325 -10.34% 6
Devon -7 15 £418 +0.66%
Plymouth - 15 £418 -
Nottinghamshire +23 14 £414 +27.30% 8

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1072 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 926 (64.17%) Java
3 881 (61.05%) Selenium
4 656 (45.46%) BDD
5 581 (40.26%) TDD
6 553 (38.32%) Jenkins
7 457 (31.67%) Scrum
8 444 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 385 (26.68%) QA
10 376 (26.06%) WebDriver
11 372 (25.78%) Test Automation
12 353 (24.46%) JIRA
13 341 (23.63%) SQL
14 339 (23.49%) Git (software)
15 326 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
16 301 (20.86%) HTML
17 299 (20.72%) JUnit
18 289 (20.03%) Spring
19 274 (18.99%) Ruby
20 249 (17.26%) Automated Testing
21 239 (16.56%) Linux
22 235 (16.29%) Finance
23 225 (15.59%) CSS
24 224 (15.52%) REST
25 221 (15.32%) Gherkin
25 221 (15.32%) DevOps
25 221 (15.32%) Microservices
26 219 (15.18%) Python
27 211 (14.62%) Maven
28 201 (13.93%) RESTful

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 149 (10.33%) Confluence
2 89 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 63 (4.37%) JBoss
4 49 (3.40%) Apache
4 49 (3.40%) WebSphere
5 33 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 30 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 25 (1.73%) WebSphere Process Server
8 21 (1.46%) nginx
9 20 (1.39%) CMS
10 18 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.83%) Mule
13 9 (0.62%) GeoServer
14 8 (0.55%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.55%) Anypoint
15 7 (0.49%) Jetty
16 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.069%) HipChat
3 1 (0.069%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.42%) Magento
4 1 (0.069%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 161 (11.16%) GitHub
2 115 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.46%) PaaS
4 21 (1.46%) Slack
5 19 (1.32%) BrowserStack
5 19 (1.32%) Google Analytics
6 18 (1.25%) Sauce Labs
7 15 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.83%) Heroku
9 10 (0.69%) Basecamp
9 10 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.55%) SaaS
12 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.42%) Datadog
14 5 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.20%) HTTP
2 28 (1.94%) Internet
3 25 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.59%) SSL
5 7 (0.49%) LDAP
6 4 (0.28%) X.509
7 3 (0.21%) SSH
8 2 (0.14%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) DSL
8 2 (0.14%) Firewall
8 2 (0.14%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.069%) AMQP
9 1 (0.069%) DHCP
9 1 (0.069%) FTP
9 1 (0.069%) IPsec
9 1 (0.069%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (11.64%) MongoDB
2 105 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 100 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 89 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
5 67 (4.64%) MySQL
6 38 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 30 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 29 (2.01%) DB2
9 26 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.73%) Big Data
11 23 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.52%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.18%) HBase
14 16 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.04%) Redis
16 11 (0.76%) GIS
17 8 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.55%) Spatial Data
18 6 (0.42%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 881 (61.05%) Selenium
2 553 (38.32%) Jenkins
3 376 (26.06%) WebDriver
4 353 (24.46%) JIRA
5 339 (23.49%) Git (software)
6 299 (20.72%) JUnit
7 211 (14.62%) Maven
8 121 (8.39%) Mockito
9 104 (7.21%) Jasmine
10 103 (7.14%) JBehave
11 102 (7.07%) SoapUI
12 91 (6.31%) JMeter
13 87 (6.03%) Subversion
14 79 (5.47%) gulp
15 74 (5.13%) Ant
16 66 (4.57%) Gradle
16 66 (4.57%) RSpec
17 61 (4.23%) SpecFlow
18 57 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 57 (3.95%) HP UFT
General
1 235 (16.29%) Finance
2 126 (8.73%) Banking
3 64 (4.44%) Games
4 62 (4.30%) Retail
5 36 (2.49%) Marketing
6 28 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.59%) Publishing
8 20 (1.39%) Electronics
8 20 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.25%) Back Office
9 18 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.11%) Retail Banking
11 11 (0.76%) Advertising
12 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Legal
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 596 (41.30%) Developer
2 285 (19.75%) Java Developer
3 276 (19.13%) Tester
4 228 (15.80%) Automation Tester
5 169 (11.71%) Test Engineer
6 143 (9.91%) Analyst
7 119 (8.25%) Test Analyst
8 99 (6.86%) QA Engineer
9 90 (6.24%) Test Automation Engineer
10 89 (6.17%) Selenium Tester
10 89 (6.17%) Senior Developer
11 86 (5.96%) JavaScript Developer
12 85 (5.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 81 (5.61%) Developer in Test
14 74 (5.13%) Java Engineer
15 64 (4.44%) Scala Developer
16 57 (3.95%) QA Tester
17 56 (3.88%) Java Automation Tester
17 56 (3.88%) Software Engineer
18 54 (3.74%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (20.86%) HTML
2 289 (20.03%) Spring
3 225 (15.59%) CSS
4 224 (15.52%) REST
5 221 (15.32%) Gherkin
6 201 (13.93%) RESTful
7 197 (13.65%) AngularJS
8 196 (13.58%) JSON
9 195 (13.51%) Node.js
10 166 (11.50%) XML
11 164 (11.37%) Web Services
12 153 (10.60%) SOAP
13 135 (9.36%) HTML5
14 119 (8.25%) .NET
15 118 (8.18%) jQuery
16 104 (7.21%) Hibernate
17 91 (6.31%) Sass
18 86 (5.96%) Spring Boot
19 76 (5.27%) CSS3
20 75 (5.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 60 (4.16%) User Experience
4 45 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.04%) Smartphone
9 12 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.49%) Social Media
12 6 (0.42%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.42%) Equities
12 6 (0.42%) Fintech
12 6 (0.42%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.35%) Tandem
13 5 (0.35%) Wiki
14 4 (0.28%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 239 (16.56%) Linux
2 149 (10.33%) Unix
3 55 (3.81%) Windows
4 47 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 44 (3.05%) Android
6 29 (2.01%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.35%) Solaris
10 4 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1072 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (45.46%) BDD
3 581 (40.26%) TDD
4 457 (31.67%) Scrum
5 372 (25.78%) Test Automation
6 326 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
7 249 (17.26%) Automated Testing
8 221 (15.32%) DevOps
8 221 (15.32%) Microservices
9 190 (13.17%) Automation Testing
10 183 (12.68%) Kanban
11 175 (12.13%) Open Source
12 173 (11.99%) Test Scripting
13 134 (9.29%) Unit Testing
14 129 (8.94%) Software Engineering
15 128 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 126 (8.73%) Test Strategy
17 114 (7.90%) User Stories
18 112 (7.76%) MVC
19 100 (6.93%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 926 (64.17%) Java
2 444 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 341 (23.63%) SQL
4 274 (18.99%) Ruby
5 219 (15.18%) Python
6 186 (12.89%) Scala
7 158 (10.95%) C#
8 70 (4.85%) Perl
9 57 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 56 (3.88%) PHP
11 42 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 38 (2.63%) Groovy
13 37 (2.56%) ES6
14 23 (1.59%) C++
14 23 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.32%) Go
15 19 (1.32%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.18%) Haskell
17 16 (1.11%) Apple Swift
18 14 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 115 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.57%) ISEB
4 46 (3.19%) ISTQB
5 33 (2.29%) Degree
6 29 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.42%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.069%) HND
12 1 (0.069%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (26.68%) QA
2 65 (4.50%) SDET
3 23 (1.59%) WCAG
4 20 (1.39%) MiFID
5 19 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 17 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 17 (1.18%) EMIR
7 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.62%) WAI
9 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 170 (11.78%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
2 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) LXC
4 2 (0.14%) Varnish
5 1 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (6.31%) Puppet
2 50 (3.47%) Ansible
3 48 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.77%) Grafana
5 37 (2.56%) Kibana
6 15 (1.04%) logstash
7 12 (0.83%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.76%) rkt
9 7 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.35%) Marathon
10 5 (0.35%) Mesos
10 5 (0.35%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.28%) Terraform
11 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.21%) StatsD
13 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.14%) Graphite
13 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 101 (7.00%) Oracle
2 56 (3.88%) Splunk
3 47 (3.26%) Google
4 40 (2.77%) Microsoft
5 38 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 28 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 26 (1.80%) AppDynamics
8 24 (1.66%) HP
9 22 (1.52%) IBM
10 21 (1.46%) hybris
11 18 (1.25%) SAP
12 14 (0.97%) MuleSoft
13 13 (0.90%) Perforce
13 13 (0.90%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.83%) New Relic
15 11 (0.76%) Hortonworks
16 10 (0.69%) ATG
16 10 (0.69%) Zend
17 9 (0.62%) Sencha
17 9 (0.62%) TIBCO
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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West Yorkshire
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