Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 65 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 -39
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 19 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.29% 2.90% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.11% 12.68% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 18
Wales median daily rate £425 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% - -12.00%
10th Percentile £208 £285 £225
90th Percentile £463 £495 £460
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Wales median hourly rate - £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -54.02%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +40.00% -53.37%

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 311 339 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.08% 22.86% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 282 184
Wales median daily rate £430 £406 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +3.50% +4.67%
10th Percentile £308 £309 £299
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
% change year-on-year +1.50% +6.97% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £28.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -49.09% +17.02%
10th Percentile £28.95 £28.00 £20.43
90th Percentile £42.40 £28.00 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -14 18 £425 +28.79% 6
West Wales - 1 £425 -
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 10 (52.63%) Gherkin
3 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
3 10 (52.63%) Docker
4 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) Spock
6 5 (26.32%) SDET
7 4 (21.05%) Microservices
7 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (21.05%) GitLab
7 4 (21.05%) Digital Media
7 4 (21.05%) REST
7 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Python
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) C
8 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.79%) API Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 2 (10.53%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) Flask

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) Spock
4 4 (21.05%) GitLab
5 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 1 (5.26%) Appium
7 1 (5.26%) Capybara
7 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
7 1 (5.26%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.26%) TestNG
7 1 (5.26%) TestRail
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Automation Tester
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Developer in Test
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) Flask
4 1 (5.26%) Behat
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) SDET
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Microservices
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) API Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) DevOps
8 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Micro Focus