Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 51 77
Rank change year-on-year -19 +26 -22
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 65 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.46% 3.93% 1.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.79% 14.32% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 60 12
Wales median daily rate £338 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -15.29% -
10th Percentile £263 £285 £240
90th Percentile £438 £476 £484
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £446
% change year-on-year -2.70% +3.70% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +55.56% - -

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 231 454 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.80% 27.42% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 345 195
Wales median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £313 £268
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +51.25% -57.93%
10th Percentile £27.30 £35.00 £21.87
90th Percentile £44.00 £46.00 £24.42
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -25 12 £350 -2.78% 4
West Wales +8 5 £275 -
North Wales - 1 £350 -
Cucumber
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (83.33%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Ruby
7 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
8 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 3 (16.67%) Scala
9 3 (16.67%) TDD
9 3 (16.67%) C#
9 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (16.67%) DevOps
9 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (16.67%) Coaching
9 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 3 (16.67%) Hudson
10 2 (11.11%) QA
10 2 (11.11%) SDET
10 2 (11.11%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Docker
11 1 (5.56%) Validation
11 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (5.56%) Scrum
11 1 (5.56%) JMeter
11 1 (5.56%) SQL

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 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) AWS
1 1 (5.56%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (16.67%) Hudson
5 1 (5.56%) Bundler
5 1 (5.56%) Capybara
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) Protractor
5 1 (5.56%) RSpec
5 1 (5.56%) RubyGems
5 1 (5.56%) RubyMine
5 1 (5.56%) Spinnaker
5 1 (5.56%) Spock
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Automation Tester
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) React Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) React
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) SDET
7 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Measurement
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Sprint Retrospective
7 1 (5.56%) Sprint Review
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes