Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 269 355
Rank change year-on-year +32 +86 +5
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 2541 2367 1996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.23% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.08% 6.69% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1990 2009 1749
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 35905 35377 37958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 18.46% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 29155 30571 32022
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cucumber.

Salary trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 2399 £50,000 -2.91% 238
UK excluding London +64 1317 £47,000 +10.59% 130
London -9 1197 £57,500 - 116
North of England +95 419 £45,000 +5.88% 57
South East +31 260 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Midlands +56 217 £47,000 +17.50% 19
Yorkshire +51 206 £50,000 +17.65% 26
North West +89 195 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West +40 192 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East of England +17 126 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East Midlands +63 111 £47,500 +18.75% 14
West Midlands +46 105 £47,000 +10.59% 4
Scotland +3 87 £47,500 +25.83% 5
North East +30 18 £40,750 - 4
Wales +6 15 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 12 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 2050 (80.68%) Test Automation
2 1969 (77.49%) Agile Software Development
3 1799 (70.80%) Selenium
4 1752 (68.95%) Java
5 1302 (51.24%) BDD
6 1006 (39.59%) QA
7 914 (35.97%) TDD
8 864 (34.00%) Jenkins
9 744 (29.28%) WebDriver
10 707 (27.82%) Scrum
11 648 (25.50%) C#
12 646 (25.42%) SQL
13 617 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
14 593 (23.34%) Finance
14 593 (23.34%) Git (software)
15 580 (22.83%) Ruby
16 557 (21.92%) JUnit
17 553 (21.76%) JIRA
18 541 (21.29%) JavaScript
19 470 (18.50%) Test Scripting
20 446 (17.55%) Python
21 431 (16.96%) Gherkin
22 430 (16.92%) Spring
23 412 (16.21%) REST
24 373 (14.68%) Web Services
25 361 (14.21%) Software Engineering
26 353 (13.89%) HTML
27 318 (12.51%) SDLC
28 308 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
29 306 (12.04%) XML

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
1 209 (8.23%) Confluence
2 151 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 110 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
4 94 (3.70%) Apache
5 67 (2.64%) JBoss
6 63 (2.48%) Jetty
7 54 (2.13%) WebSphere
8 42 (1.65%) WebLogic
9 37 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 32 (1.26%) Mule ESB
11 31 (1.22%) CMS
12 18 (0.71%) IIS
13 17 (0.67%) Apache TomEE
13 17 (0.67%) GlassFish
13 17 (0.67%) Mule
13 17 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.55%) nginx
15 12 (0.47%) Drupal
16 11 (0.43%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.039%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.039%) Mingle
3 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 308 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (7.12%) GitHub
3 87 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 64 (2.52%) SaaS
5 40 (1.57%) BrowserStack
6 38 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (1.26%) IaaS
8 26 (1.02%) npm
9 25 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.91%) Office 365
11 23 (0.91%) Slack
12 21 (0.83%) G Suite
13 17 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
14 14 (0.55%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.47%) PaaS
16 9 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
17 8 (0.31%) Google Play
18 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 4 (0.16%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 120 (4.72%) HTTP
2 89 (3.50%) Internet
3 24 (0.94%) AMQP
4 14 (0.55%) Firewall
5 11 (0.43%) SSL
6 7 (0.28%) Intranet
6 7 (0.28%) SSH
7 6 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.20%) LDAP
9 4 (0.16%) Skype
9 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.12%) DSL
11 2 (0.079%) DNS
11 2 (0.079%) ICMP
11 2 (0.079%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.079%) MQTT
12 1 (0.039%) Diameter Protocol
12 1 (0.039%) SMTP
12 1 (0.039%) VoIP
12 1 (0.039%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.57%) MySQL
2 135 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 128 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 116 (4.57%) Big Data
5 102 (4.01%) MongoDB
6 88 (3.46%) Relational Database
7 78 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (2.48%) Redis
9 56 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 49 (1.93%) Hazelcast
11 45 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (0.94%) Couchbase
12 24 (0.94%) Riak
13 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.67%) DB2
14 17 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (0.47%) HBase
17 11 (0.43%) Neo4j
18 9 (0.35%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1799 (70.80%) Selenium
2 864 (34.00%) Jenkins
3 744 (29.28%) WebDriver
4 593 (23.34%) Git (software)
5 557 (21.92%) JUnit
6 553 (21.76%) JIRA
7 289 (11.37%) SpecFlow
8 276 (10.86%) Maven
9 268 (10.55%) JMeter
10 244 (9.60%) SoapUI
11 227 (8.93%) JBehave
12 208 (8.19%) Appium
13 176 (6.93%) TeamCity
14 171 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 142 (5.59%) FitNesse
16 131 (5.16%) Subversion
17 119 (4.68%) Capybara
18 117 (4.60%) Gatling
19 116 (4.57%) Mockito
20 115 (4.53%) TestNG
General
1 593 (23.34%) Finance
2 219 (8.62%) Banking
3 209 (8.23%) Retail
4 118 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 98 (3.86%) Retail Banking
6 74 (2.91%) Games
6 74 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.72%) Front Office
8 59 (2.32%) Marketing
9 50 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.65%) Electronics
11 21 (0.83%) Advertising
12 18 (0.71%) Publishing
13 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.39%) Back Office
14 10 (0.39%) Legal
15 6 (0.24%) Military
16 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.16%) Billing
16 4 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (24.95%) Developer
2 610 (24.01%) Tester
3 480 (18.89%) Automation Tester
4 363 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 336 (13.22%) Analyst
5 336 (13.22%) Java Developer
6 294 (11.57%) QA Engineer
7 282 (11.10%) Test Analyst
8 228 (8.97%) Developer in Test
9 227 (8.93%) Java Engineer
10 226 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
11 191 (7.52%) Senior Tester
12 167 (6.57%) Senior Automation Tester
13 148 (5.82%) Selenium Tester
14 142 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
15 139 (5.47%) QA Automation Engineer
16 138 (5.43%) QA Tester
17 133 (5.23%) Senior Developer
18 117 (4.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 111 (4.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (16.96%) Gherkin
2 430 (16.92%) Spring
3 412 (16.21%) REST
4 373 (14.68%) Web Services
5 353 (13.89%) HTML
6 306 (12.04%) XML
7 282 (11.10%) Hibernate
8 229 (9.01%) .NET
9 220 (8.66%) SOAP
10 209 (8.23%) CSS
11 195 (7.67%) RESTful
12 185 (7.28%) AngularJS
13 184 (7.24%) Node.js
14 170 (6.69%) JSON
15 118 (4.64%) jQuery
16 109 (4.29%) Kafka
17 107 (4.21%) React
18 103 (4.05%) HTML5
19 92 (3.62%) JMS
20 87 (3.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 220 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 121 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 103 (4.05%) Fintech
5 84 (3.31%) User Experience
6 83 (3.27%) Derivative
7 72 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
9 52 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 35 (1.38%) Streaming Video
12 30 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 23 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 23 (0.91%) RIA
14 21 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.71%) iPad
16 14 (0.55%) BBC
16 14 (0.55%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.51%) Client/Server
18 12 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 285 (11.22%) Linux
2 172 (6.77%) Unix
3 140 (5.51%) Windows
4 94 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 92 (3.62%) Android
6 11 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.12%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.079%) Solaris
10 1 (0.039%) CentOS
10 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.039%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2050 (80.68%) Test Automation
2 1969 (77.49%) Agile Software Development
3 1302 (51.24%) BDD
4 914 (35.97%) TDD
5 707 (27.82%) Scrum
6 617 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
7 470 (18.50%) Test Scripting
8 361 (14.21%) Software Engineering
9 318 (12.51%) SDLC
10 305 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 287 (11.29%) Microservices
12 279 (10.98%) DevOps
13 263 (10.35%) Test Strategy
14 253 (9.96%) Kanban
15 246 (9.68%) SDET
16 243 (9.56%) Manual Testing
17 237 (9.33%) OO
18 234 (9.21%) Mentoring
19 231 (9.09%) Performance Testing
20 226 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1752 (68.95%) Java
2 648 (25.50%) C#
3 646 (25.42%) SQL
4 580 (22.83%) Ruby
5 541 (21.29%) JavaScript
6 446 (17.55%) Python
7 117 (4.60%) Scala
8 113 (4.45%) C++
9 110 (4.33%) Groovy
10 106 (4.17%) PHP
11 85 (3.35%) C
12 66 (2.60%) Bash Shell
13 59 (2.32%) ES6
14 47 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 41 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 25 (0.98%) Perl
17 23 (0.91%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.75%) Clojure
19 18 (0.71%) XPath
20 17 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 276 (10.86%) Degree
2 251 (9.88%) ISTQB
3 209 (8.23%) ISEB
4 100 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 82 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 59 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.28%) OCP
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.24%) MCP
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.24%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.16%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.16%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1006 (39.59%) QA
2 6 (0.24%) ISO 20022
2 6 (0.24%) ISO 8583
2 6 (0.24%) MiFID
3 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.16%) EMIR
4 4 (0.16%) SEPA
4 4 (0.16%) WCAG
5 2 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 204 (8.03%) Docker
2 10 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.24%) HDFS
6 5 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.12%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.039%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.039%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 121 (4.76%) Puppet
2 82 (3.23%) Ansible
3 81 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (1.10%) Terraform
6 27 (1.06%) Kubernetes
7 18 (0.71%) Mesos
8 17 (0.67%) Cobbler
9 15 (0.59%) Marathon
10 14 (0.55%) rkt
11 11 (0.43%) Capistrano
11 11 (0.43%) CloudHub
12 8 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.20%) Galera Cluster
13 5 (0.20%) OpenNebula
13 5 (0.20%) Packer
14 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.12%) Grafana
14 3 (0.12%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 239 (9.41%) Oracle
2 111 (4.37%) Microsoft
3 75 (2.95%) HP
4 69 (2.72%) Google
5 57 (2.24%) IBM
6 48 (1.89%) SAP
7 40 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 22 (0.87%) TIBCO
9 20 (0.79%) AppDynamics
10 18 (0.71%) Splunk
11 15 (0.59%) MuleSoft
12 13 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
12 13 (0.51%) VMware
13 12 (0.47%) Apple
13 12 (0.47%) Capita
14 11 (0.43%) CA
14 11 (0.43%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.43%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.35%) Sybase
16 8 (0.31%) Adobe