Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 16 January 2019 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 > Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 78 39
Rank change year-on-year +15 -39 +12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 47 22 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.79% 1.67% 4.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.04% 7.51% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 43
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +19.72%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £325
90th Percentile £488 £488 £510
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -50.35% +118.60% -

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 468 293 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.76% 22.26% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 197 258
Wales median daily rate £425 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £566 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £425
% change year-on-year +5.44% +6.00% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.55% +43.79% +29.66%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.50 £19.79
90th Percentile £47.61 £77.50 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.15% +6.10% +2.50%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Wales

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Wales

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Wales over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Wales

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Wales region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
South Wales +7 44 £425 -5.56% 6
West Wales 0 1 - -
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (85.11%) Test Automation
2 32 (68.09%) Selenium
3 27 (57.45%) Jenkins
4 25 (53.19%) JIRA
5 22 (46.81%) API Testing
5 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (38.30%) Scrum
7 17 (36.17%) Regression Testing
7 17 (36.17%) Java
7 17 (36.17%) QA
7 17 (36.17%) BDD
8 16 (34.04%) SDLC
8 16 (34.04%) TDD
9 15 (31.91%) SQL
10 14 (29.79%) MySQL
10 14 (29.79%) Oracle
10 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
10 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
11 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
11 13 (27.66%) SoapUI
11 13 (27.66%) REST
11 13 (27.66%) Docker
11 13 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (25.53%) Subversion
12 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
12 12 (25.53%) Ruby
12 12 (25.53%) Project Management
12 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 11 (23.40%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) GitHub
2 3 (6.38%) npm
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Slack
3 2 (4.26%) Trello
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) AMQP
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) MySQL
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (68.09%) Selenium
2 27 (57.45%) Jenkins
3 25 (53.19%) JIRA
4 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
5 13 (27.66%) SoapUI
5 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
6 12 (25.53%) Subversion
7 2 (4.26%) Appium
7 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.26%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) Liquibase
7 2 (4.26%) Maven
7 2 (4.26%) TestNG
8 1 (2.13%) Capybara
8 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 6 (12.77%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Test Engineer
2 22 (46.81%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) QA Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 6 (12.77%) QA Specialist
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation Specialist
6 6 (12.77%) Test Specialist
6 6 (12.77%) Tester
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Software Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) REST
2 9 (19.15%) SOAP
3 6 (12.77%) Nightwatchjs
4 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.38%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.26%) Spring Cloud
6 2 (4.26%) Spring Integration
6 2 (4.26%) XML
7 1 (2.13%) Behat
7 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Media Streaming
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (85.11%) Test Automation
2 22 (46.81%) API Testing
2 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (38.30%) Scrum
4 17 (36.17%) BDD
4 17 (36.17%) Regression Testing
5 16 (34.04%) SDLC
5 16 (34.04%) TDD
6 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Product Management
6 12 (25.53%) Project Management
6 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (23.40%) Test Management
8 10 (21.28%) Analytics
9 8 (17.02%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Migration
10 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) Ruby
4 11 (23.40%) Groovy
5 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) ES6
7 2 (4.26%) C#
7 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Micro Focus