Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 260 259 242
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 769 1,585 2,208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.26% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.80% 6.49% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 708 1,204 1,767
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,138 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.37% +2.53% -5.26%

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 13,270 24,419 30,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 19.37% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,948 19,382 24,324
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,428 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cucumber.

Salary trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cucumber over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Top 17 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 22 January 2021. 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 -2 706 £60,000 +9.09% 110
London +86 428 £62,500 -7.41% 50
UK excluding London -72 303 £50,000 +8.37% 69
Work from Home -25 133 £58,500 -6.40% 25
South East +12 109 £50,000 -9.09% 11
South West +48 79 £55,000 +29.41% 17
North of England -73 63 £47,500 +5.56% 23
North West -16 31 £60,000 +41.18% 8
Yorkshire -51 25 £45,000 - 12
Scotland +17 16 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Midlands +5 16 £41,250 -8.33% 5
West Midlands +22 13 £42,500 - 2
Wales +4 11 £45,000 - 3
East of England +39 7 £55,000 +2.33% 4
North East +10 7 £35,000 -3.45% 3
East Midlands +24 3 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Northern Ireland +12 3 £25,000 -25.37% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT 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 permanent job ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 591 (76.85%) Test Automation
2 567 (73.73%) Selenium
3 523 (68.01%) Agile Software Development
4 515 (66.97%) Java
5 366 (47.59%) BDD
6 341 (44.34%) JavaScript
7 271 (35.24%) Jenkins
8 270 (35.11%) QA
9 230 (29.91%) DevOps
10 199 (25.88%) TDD
11 183 (23.80%) WebDriver
12 171 (22.24%) SDET
13 170 (22.11%) JIRA
14 169 (21.98%) Scrum
15 167 (21.72%) AWS
16 165 (21.46%) C#
17 162 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
18 153 (19.90%) SQL
18 153 (19.90%) API Testing
19 151 (19.64%) Gherkin
20 149 (19.38%) Python
20 149 (19.38%) Appium
21 142 (18.47%) Docker
22 127 (16.51%) Finance
23 112 (14.56%) Git (software)
24 108 (14.04%) JUnit
25 101 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
26 97 (12.61%) SDLC
26 97 (12.61%) Test Scripting
27 96 (12.48%) Microservices

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 52 (6.76%) Confluence
2 25 (3.25%) JBoss
3 24 (3.12%) Mule
4 19 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.65%) Apache
8 4 (0.52%) IIS
8 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.26%) Camunda
10 2 (0.26%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 167 (21.72%) AWS
2 93 (12.09%) Azure
3 56 (7.28%) GCP
4 32 (4.16%) SaaS
5 30 (3.90%) BrowserStack
6 28 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (3.38%) Serverless
8 20 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
9 18 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
11 15 (1.95%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (1.82%) GitHub
13 12 (1.56%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.43%) Slack
15 8 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.04%) Heroku
16 7 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
16 7 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.65%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.51%) Skype
2 17 (2.21%) HTTP
3 6 (0.78%) Internet
4 3 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (0.39%) SAN
4 3 (0.39%) VPN
4 3 (0.39%) WebEx
5 1 (0.13%) SSH
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.24%) MongoDB
3 43 (5.59%) MySQL
4 23 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 21 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.08%) Big Data
8 15 (1.95%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.91%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.52%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.52%) Power BI
14 3 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
14 3 (0.39%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 567 (73.73%) Selenium
2 271 (35.24%) Jenkins
3 183 (23.80%) WebDriver
4 170 (22.11%) JIRA
5 149 (19.38%) Appium
6 112 (14.56%) Git (software)
7 108 (14.04%) JUnit
8 89 (11.57%) Postman
9 82 (10.66%) SoapUI
10 80 (10.40%) JMeter
11 65 (8.45%) Maven
12 56 (7.28%) SpecFlow
13 52 (6.76%) Cypress.io
14 34 (4.42%) REST Assured
15 33 (4.29%) Gradle
15 33 (4.29%) JBehave
16 30 (3.90%) TeamCity
17 29 (3.77%) Eclipse
17 29 (3.77%) Subversion
17 29 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (16.51%) Finance
2 55 (7.15%) Banking
3 21 (2.73%) Games
3 21 (2.73%) Public Sector
3 21 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.21%) Back Office
5 13 (1.69%) Advertising
5 13 (1.69%) Retail
6 9 (1.17%) Law
7 8 (1.04%) Automotive
7 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.65%) Front Office
9 4 (0.52%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 2 (0.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (25.75%) Developer
2 160 (20.81%) Tester
3 146 (18.99%) Automation Tester
4 120 (15.60%) Test Engineer
5 116 (15.08%) QA Engineer
6 92 (11.96%) Analyst
7 85 (11.05%) Test Analyst
8 71 (9.23%) Developer in Test
9 65 (8.45%) Java Developer
10 64 (8.32%) Java Automation Tester
10 64 (8.32%) Software Developer
11 58 (7.54%) Test Automation Engineer
12 49 (6.37%) Automation Test Analyst
13 42 (5.46%) Automation Engineer
13 42 (5.46%) Automation Test Lead
14 40 (5.20%) QA Automation Engineer
15 36 (4.68%) QA Test Engineer
16 34 (4.42%) QA Analyst
17 33 (4.29%) Lead Developer
17 33 (4.29%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (19.64%) Gherkin
2 77 (10.01%) REST
3 67 (8.71%) Spring
4 62 (8.06%) SOAP
5 60 (7.80%) RESTful
6 57 (7.41%) React
7 49 (6.37%) Web Services
8 42 (5.46%) Kafka
8 42 (5.46%) Node.js
9 39 (5.07%) Spring Boot
10 34 (4.42%) JSON
11 33 (4.29%) .NET
12 30 (3.90%) HTML
13 27 (3.51%) CSS
14 26 (3.38%) Hibernate
14 26 (3.38%) Middleware
15 25 (3.25%) JPA
16 21 (2.73%) AngularJS
17 20 (2.60%) XML
18 17 (2.21%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.45%) Mobile App
2 30 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.12%) Social Network
4 22 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (1.95%) e-Learning
7 11 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.43%) User Experience
8 9 (1.17%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.04%) Life Science
10 6 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.78%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.52%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.81%) Apple iOS
1 37 (4.81%) Linux
2 36 (4.68%) Android
3 29 (3.77%) Unix
4 24 (3.12%) Windows
5 4 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (76.85%) Test Automation
2 523 (68.01%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (47.59%) BDD
4 230 (29.91%) DevOps
5 199 (25.88%) TDD
6 171 (22.24%) SDET
7 169 (21.98%) Scrum
8 162 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
9 153 (19.90%) API Testing
10 101 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 97 (12.61%) SDLC
11 97 (12.61%) Test Scripting
12 96 (12.48%) Microservices
13 82 (10.66%) Test Strategy
14 80 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 78 (10.14%) Configuration Management
16 62 (8.06%) OO
16 62 (8.06%) Regression Testing
17 61 (7.93%) Mentoring
18 60 (7.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 515 (66.97%) Java
2 341 (44.34%) JavaScript
3 165 (21.46%) C#
4 153 (19.90%) SQL
5 149 (19.38%) Python
6 50 (6.50%) TypeScript
7 47 (6.11%) Ruby
8 37 (4.81%) Go
9 26 (3.38%) C++
10 25 (3.25%) Groovy
11 21 (2.73%) Scala
12 19 (2.47%) Java 8
13 18 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.43%) C
15 11 (1.43%) Kotlin
15 11 (1.43%) PHP
16 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.78%) VBScript
17 5 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (10.79%) ISTQB
2 64 (8.32%) ISEB
3 55 (7.15%) Security Cleared
4 37 (4.81%) Degree
5 32 (4.16%) SC Cleared
6 25 (3.25%) DV Cleared
7 22 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (1.17%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (35.11%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.39%) PSD2
3 3 (0.39%) TARGET2
4 2 (0.26%) GDPR
4 2 (0.26%) NCSC
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 142 (18.47%) Docker
2 7 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Varnish
4 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 89 (11.57%) Kubernetes
2 50 (6.50%) Terraform
3 48 (6.24%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (4.68%) Puppet
5 34 (4.42%) Ansible
6 25 (3.25%) Fortio
6 25 (3.25%) Istio
6 25 (3.25%) Kiali
7 16 (2.08%) Packer
8 13 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.52%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.39%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.13%) Grafana
11 1 (0.13%) Graphite
11 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (8.45%) Oracle
2 37 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.86%) MuleSoft
4 17 (2.21%) Google
5 14 (1.82%) Aquila
6 8 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.91%) Teradata
8 6 (0.78%) Xamarin
9 5 (0.65%) Pega
9 5 (0.65%) SAP
10 4 (0.52%) Apple
10 4 (0.52%) Micro Focus
10 4 (0.52%) Perfecto Mobile
10 4 (0.52%) Splunk
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco
11 3 (0.39%) Citrix
11 3 (0.39%) HP
11 3 (0.39%) MobileIron
11 3 (0.39%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.39%) VMware