Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 324 262 268
Rank change year-on-year -62 +6 -19
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 1,320 749 1,589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.19% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.23% 5.72% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 829 602 1,157
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £34,600
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £61,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.63% +16.04% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £69,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £78,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 25,226 13,087 24,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.63% 20.72% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,432 10,896 19,441
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £33,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -54 1,137 £65,000 +5.69% 165
London -98 616 £75,000 +20.00% 89
UK excluding London -8 602 £50,000 - 96
Work from Home -97 240 £62,500 +8.70% 36
South East -13 217 £50,000 - 19
North of England -61 131 £50,000 +5.26% 20
South West -25 100 £54,750 -0.45% 19
Scotland -4 79 £45,000 -21.74% 15
North West -29 76 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire -61 41 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Midlands -81 41 £50,000 +21.21% 11
West Midlands -63 27 £49,500 +16.47% 5
Wales -38 16 £42,911 -4.64% 5
North East -26 15 £32,500 -7.14% 8
East of England -81 15 £60,000 +9.09% 7
East Midlands -46 14 £65,000 +62.50% 6
Northern Ireland -29 4 £41,500 +66.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 860 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (62.35%) Test Automation
3 811 (61.44%) Java
4 756 (57.27%) Selenium
5 598 (45.30%) Jenkins
6 547 (41.44%) QA
7 517 (39.17%) BDD
8 488 (36.97%) JavaScript
9 457 (34.62%) CI/CD
10 422 (31.97%) Git (software)
11 412 (31.21%) TDD
12 370 (28.03%) DevOps
13 347 (26.29%) AWS
14 330 (25.00%) REST
15 318 (24.09%) Scrum
16 316 (23.94%) Software Testing
17 303 (22.95%) Finance
18 300 (22.73%) JIRA
19 299 (22.65%) Postman
20 296 (22.42%) Cypress.io
21 280 (21.21%) SQL
22 275 (20.83%) Python
23 271 (20.53%) JUnit
24 266 (20.15%) Software Engineering
24 266 (20.15%) Microservices
25 264 (20.00%) Docker
26 262 (19.85%) API Testing
27 260 (19.70%) Node.js
28 239 (18.11%) Spring
29 222 (16.82%) Social Skills

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
1 110 (8.33%) Confluence
2 72 (5.45%) Apache
3 69 (5.23%) GemFire
4 51 (3.86%) Apache Spark
5 49 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.97%) Jetty
7 21 (1.59%) CMS
8 20 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.68%) JBoss
11 8 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.61%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.38%) IIS
12 5 (0.38%) Moodle
13 4 (0.30%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.23%) Camunda
14 3 (0.23%) Drupal
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.15%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Actimize
1 2 (0.15%) Magento
1 2 (0.15%) Shopify
2 1 (0.076%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.076%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 347 (26.29%) AWS
2 219 (16.59%) Azure
3 211 (15.98%) GitHub
4 105 (7.95%) GCP
5 70 (5.30%) Serverless
6 59 (4.47%) SaaS
7 51 (3.86%) Amazon Kinesis
8 50 (3.79%) OpenShift
9 43 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (2.88%) Amazon S3
11 34 (2.58%) npm
12 29 (2.20%) PaaS
13 26 (1.97%) BrowserStack
13 26 (1.97%) Slack
14 25 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (1.89%) Yarn
15 24 (1.82%) GitHub Actions
16 23 (1.74%) Amazon Cognito
17 22 (1.67%) BlazeMeter
17 22 (1.67%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.88%) HTTP
2 31 (2.35%) Broadband
3 16 (1.21%) Calico
4 5 (0.38%) Firewall
4 5 (0.38%) PBX
4 5 (0.38%) PSTN
4 5 (0.38%) TETRA
5 3 (0.23%) 5G
5 3 (0.23%) Internet
6 2 (0.15%) SSL
7 1 (0.076%) DSL
7 1 (0.076%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.076%) Network Security
7 1 (0.076%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.076%) SSH
7 1 (0.076%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (10.30%) PostgreSQL
2 94 (7.12%) Relational Database
3 85 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.21%) MySQL
5 73 (5.53%) Redis
6 60 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 52 (3.94%) SQL Server
8 51 (3.86%) MariaDB
9 48 (3.64%) HBase
10 46 (3.48%) Big Data
11 31 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 28 (2.12%) Blockchain
13 18 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
13 18 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (0.68%) Hazelcast
18 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 756 (57.27%) Selenium
2 598 (45.30%) Jenkins
3 422 (31.97%) Git (software)
4 300 (22.73%) JIRA
5 299 (22.65%) Postman
6 296 (22.42%) Cypress.io
7 271 (20.53%) JUnit
8 161 (12.20%) JMeter
8 161 (12.20%) Protractor
9 151 (11.44%) WebDriver
10 144 (10.91%) Maven
11 137 (10.38%) SpecFlow
12 128 (9.70%) Gradle
13 124 (9.39%) Appium
14 123 (9.32%) REST Assured
15 107 (8.11%) SoapUI
16 94 (7.12%) Mockito
17 84 (6.36%) TeamCity
18 81 (6.14%) Sonatype Nexus
19 74 (5.61%) GitLab
General
1 303 (22.95%) Finance
2 222 (16.82%) Social Skills
3 173 (13.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 124 (9.39%) Banking
5 100 (7.58%) Law
6 68 (5.15%) Retail
7 67 (5.08%) Games
8 54 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (3.86%) Public Sector
10 35 (2.65%) Advertising
11 29 (2.20%) Telecoms
12 21 (1.59%) Marketing
13 20 (1.52%) Electronics
14 13 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.83%) Back Office
15 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.76%) Publishing
17 8 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
18 7 (0.53%) Legal
19 6 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 258 (19.55%) Developer
2 219 (16.59%) QA Engineer
3 196 (14.85%) Test Engineer
4 167 (12.65%) Tester
5 166 (12.58%) Software Engineer
6 116 (8.79%) Automation Tester
7 94 (7.12%) Software Developer
8 93 (7.05%) Test Automation Engineer
9 86 (6.52%) Senior QA Engineer
10 84 (6.36%) Java Developer
11 66 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
12 57 (4.32%) Developer in Test
13 56 (4.24%) Java Engineer
14 53 (4.02%) Software Test Engineer
15 48 (3.64%) QA Automation Engineer
16 47 (3.56%) Lead Developer
16 47 (3.56%) Senior Developer
17 43 (3.26%) Analyst
18 39 (2.95%) QA Leader
19 36 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (25.00%) REST
2 260 (19.70%) Node.js
3 239 (18.11%) Spring
4 216 (16.36%) Gherkin
5 215 (16.29%) React
6 167 (12.65%) AngularJS
7 161 (12.20%) RESTful
8 139 (10.53%) SOAP
9 138 (10.45%) Kafka
10 130 (9.85%) JSON
11 122 (9.24%) Web Services
12 111 (8.41%) CSS
13 108 (8.18%) Spring Boot
14 105 (7.95%) WireMock
15 101 (7.65%) Jest
16 80 (6.06%) HTML
17 79 (5.98%) Express
18 74 (5.61%) Redux
19 73 (5.53%) RabbitMQ
20 72 (5.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.92%) User Experience
2 60 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 60 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (3.11%) Cloud Native
5 37 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
8 22 (1.67%) Social Media
9 21 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.36%) Online Games
11 17 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.68%) Cyberattack
15 8 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 133 (10.08%) Linux
2 88 (6.67%) Unix
3 40 (3.03%) Android
4 36 (2.73%) Windows
5 33 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.38%) CentOS
7 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.076%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (62.35%) Test Automation
3 517 (39.17%) BDD
4 457 (34.62%) CI/CD
5 412 (31.21%) TDD
6 370 (28.03%) DevOps
7 318 (24.09%) Scrum
8 316 (23.94%) Software Testing
9 266 (20.15%) Microservices
9 266 (20.15%) Software Engineering
10 262 (19.85%) API Testing
11 200 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
12 188 (14.24%) SDET
13 184 (13.94%) Test Strategy
14 152 (11.52%) OO
15 148 (11.21%) Fintech
16 146 (11.06%) Full Stack Development
17 133 (10.08%) Mentoring
18 130 (9.85%) Test Scripting
19 127 (9.62%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 811 (61.44%) Java
2 488 (36.97%) JavaScript
3 280 (21.21%) SQL
4 275 (20.83%) Python
5 161 (12.20%) C#
6 123 (9.32%) TypeScript
7 116 (8.79%) Groovy
8 87 (6.59%) Ruby
9 78 (5.91%) Shell Script
10 46 (3.48%) Java 8
11 42 (3.18%) ES6
12 41 (3.11%) Go
13 40 (3.03%) Scala
14 35 (2.65%) Bash
15 26 (1.97%) PHP
16 23 (1.74%) Kotlin
17 22 (1.67%) C
17 22 (1.67%) PowerShell
18 20 (1.52%) Perl
19 18 (1.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (11.29%) Degree
2 80 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 74 (5.61%) OCP
3 74 (5.61%) Oracle Certification
4 51 (3.86%) ISTQB
5 45 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.14%) ISEB
10 13 (0.98%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.076%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.076%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (41.44%) QA
2 48 (3.64%) Accessibility
3 16 (1.21%) SLA
4 5 (0.38%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) PSD2
6 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 264 (20.00%) Docker
2 51 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.64%) HDFS
4 26 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.30%) Firmware
7 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 170 (12.88%) Kubernetes
2 119 (9.02%) Ansible
3 94 (7.12%) Terraform
4 56 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.35%) HP ALM
6 24 (1.82%) Kibana
7 22 (1.67%) Grafana
8 17 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.29%) Puppet
9 13 (0.98%) Istio
10 10 (0.76%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.53%) Fortio
11 7 (0.53%) Kiali
12 5 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.30%) MIIS
13 4 (0.30%) Packer
14 3 (0.23%) logstash
14 3 (0.23%) Mesos
14 3 (0.23%) Rancher
15 1 (0.076%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 103 (7.80%) Oracle
2 58 (4.39%) Cognizant
2 58 (4.39%) VMware
3 48 (3.64%) Okta
4 44 (3.33%) HP
5 42 (3.18%) Microsoft
6 21 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.44%) Google
8 18 (1.36%) Spotify
9 17 (1.29%) PayPal
10 11 (0.83%) New Relic
10 11 (0.83%) Splunk
11 10 (0.76%) LexisNexis
12 8 (0.61%) Adobe
12 8 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.53%) Coverity
13 7 (0.53%) IBM
13 7 (0.53%) Perfecto Mobile
14 6 (0.45%) Cadence
15 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com