Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 270 315
Rank change year-on-year +43 +45 +71
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 2,689 2,252 2,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.27% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.63% 6.74% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,123 1,914 1,827
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,825 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,369 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.40% +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 35,236 33,402 36,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 18.84% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28,901 28,623 31,057
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 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 +41 2,536 £52,500 +5.00% 356
UK excluding London +59 1,414 £47,500 +7.06% 206
London +10 1,227 £57,500 +4.55% 169
North of England +65 474 £45,000 +5.88% 72
South East +105 324 £50,000 - 36
Midlands +29 237 £45,000 +12.50% 37
Yorkshire +52 224 £50,000 +11.11% 36
North West +61 218 £45,000 +8.43% 34
South West -17 154 £50,000 +25.00% 21
East Midlands +15 131 £45,000 +12.50% 31
East of England +14 130 £50,000 +3.63% 21
West Midlands +37 106 £46,000 +8.24% 6
Scotland +2 86 £45,000 +28.57% 11
North East +11 33 £40,000 +7.93% 2
Wales +12 18 £37,750 -20.53% 7
Northern Ireland -22 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 2,172 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 2,065 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1,939 (72.11%) Selenium
4 1,795 (66.75%) Java
5 1,423 (52.92%) BDD
6 1,097 (40.80%) QA
7 1,031 (38.34%) TDD
8 933 (34.70%) Jenkins
9 756 (28.11%) Scrum
10 730 (27.15%) WebDriver
11 697 (25.92%) C#
12 691 (25.70%) Continuous Integration
13 658 (24.47%) Finance
14 638 (23.73%) SQL
15 636 (23.65%) JavaScript
16 605 (22.50%) Ruby
17 550 (20.45%) JUnit
18 517 (19.23%) Git (software)
18 517 (19.23%) JIRA
19 463 (17.22%) Gherkin
20 462 (17.18%) Python
21 456 (16.96%) Test Scripting
22 452 (16.81%) Spring
23 443 (16.47%) REST
24 398 (14.80%) Web Services
25 386 (14.35%) Software Engineering
26 374 (13.91%) HTML
27 360 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
28 357 (13.28%) Software Testing
29 308 (11.45%) Maven

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
1 203 (7.55%) Confluence
2 163 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 90 (3.35%) Apache
4 73 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
5 72 (2.68%) JBoss
6 50 (1.86%) Jetty
7 48 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 37 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 35 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.04%) Drupal
11 24 (0.89%) IIS
12 11 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.41%) Mule ESB
13 8 (0.30%) nginx
13 8 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.22%) Mule
16 5 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
16 5 (0.19%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 26 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 360 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (6.25%) GitHub
3 93 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (1.86%) SaaS
5 42 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 37 (1.38%) Slack
8 34 (1.26%) IaaS
9 31 (1.15%) npm
10 28 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.93%) G Suite
11 25 (0.93%) Office 365
12 24 (0.89%) BrowserStack
13 18 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
14 15 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
15 13 (0.48%) Google Play
15 13 (0.48%) TestFlight
16 12 (0.45%) PaaS
17 8 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.53%) HTTP
2 60 (2.23%) Internet
3 27 (1.00%) AMQP
4 17 (0.63%) Firewall
5 13 (0.48%) MQTT
6 8 (0.30%) VoIP
7 7 (0.26%) Intranet
7 7 (0.26%) SSL
8 6 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.15%) Skype
9 4 (0.15%) SSH
10 2 (0.074%) LDAP
10 2 (0.074%) TETRA
10 2 (0.074%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.037%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.037%) DSL
11 1 (0.037%) ICMP
11 1 (0.037%) SMS
11 1 (0.037%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.47%) MySQL
2 163 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 126 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 105 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 101 (3.76%) Big Data
6 100 (3.72%) SQL Server
7 94 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
8 73 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 67 (2.49%) Redis
10 53 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 43 (1.60%) Hazelcast
12 35 (1.30%) Couchbase
13 32 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 30 (1.12%) Riak
14 30 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 29 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 25 (0.93%) MarkLogic
17 23 (0.86%) Neo4j
18 21 (0.78%) DB2
19 17 (0.63%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,939 (72.11%) Selenium
2 933 (34.70%) Jenkins
3 730 (27.15%) WebDriver
4 550 (20.45%) JUnit
5 517 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 517 (19.23%) JIRA
6 308 (11.45%) Maven
7 303 (11.27%) SpecFlow
8 264 (9.82%) JMeter
8 264 (9.82%) SoapUI
9 222 (8.26%) Appium
10 170 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 160 (5.95%) JBehave
12 145 (5.39%) FitNesse
13 143 (5.32%) TeamCity
14 137 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 135 (5.02%) Subversion
16 121 (4.50%) Calabash
17 119 (4.43%) HP UFT
18 118 (4.39%) Protractor
General
1 658 (24.47%) Finance
2 219 (8.14%) Banking
3 196 (7.29%) Retail
4 115 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 85 (3.16%) Retail Banking
6 77 (2.86%) Marketing
7 73 (2.71%) Games
8 66 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 55 (2.05%) Front Office
10 31 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.12%) Electronics
11 30 (1.12%) Legal
12 29 (1.08%) Publishing
13 23 (0.86%) Advertising
14 14 (0.52%) Back Office
15 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.41%) Law
17 10 (0.37%) Military
18 8 (0.30%) Automotive
19 2 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 696 (25.88%) Developer
2 675 (25.10%) Tester
3 534 (19.86%) Automation Tester
4 367 (13.65%) Java Developer
5 364 (13.54%) Test Engineer
6 311 (11.57%) Analyst
7 307 (11.42%) QA Engineer
8 270 (10.04%) Developer in Test
9 254 (9.45%) Test Analyst
10 204 (7.59%) Test Automation Engineer
11 197 (7.33%) Java Engineer
12 182 (6.77%) Senior Tester
13 151 (5.62%) Selenium Tester
13 151 (5.62%) Test Leader
14 147 (5.47%) Senior Automation Tester
15 142 (5.28%) Automation Test Analyst
16 134 (4.98%) Software Engineer
17 130 (4.83%) QA Automation Engineer
18 126 (4.69%) QA Tester
18 126 (4.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (17.22%) Gherkin
2 452 (16.81%) Spring
3 443 (16.47%) REST
4 398 (14.80%) Web Services
5 374 (13.91%) HTML
6 276 (10.26%) XML
7 244 (9.07%) RESTful
8 238 (8.85%) CSS
9 236 (8.78%) SOAP
10 234 (8.70%) .NET
11 232 (8.63%) AngularJS
12 227 (8.44%) Hibernate
13 222 (8.26%) Node.js
14 152 (5.65%) JSON
15 128 (4.76%) HTML5
16 123 (4.57%) React
17 118 (4.39%) Kafka
18 109 (4.05%) jQuery
19 99 (3.68%) JMS
19 99 (3.68%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 245 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (7.40%) Computer Science
3 187 (6.95%) Fintech
4 170 (6.32%) Mobile App
5 111 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
6 85 (3.16%) User Experience
7 63 (2.34%) Derivative
8 51 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
9 50 (1.86%) Equity Derivative
10 34 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 26 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 26 (0.97%) Online Games
14 23 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
16 20 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (0.74%) Management Information System
17 17 (0.63%) EPoS
18 16 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 261 (9.71%) Linux
2 178 (6.62%) Unix
3 160 (5.95%) Android
4 157 (5.84%) Apple iOS
5 124 (4.61%) Windows
6 13 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.15%) CentOS
10 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.037%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.037%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.037%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.037%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,172 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 2,065 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1,423 (52.92%) BDD
4 1,031 (38.34%) TDD
5 756 (28.11%) Scrum
6 691 (25.70%) Continuous Integration
7 456 (16.96%) Test Scripting
8 386 (14.35%) Software Engineering
9 357 (13.28%) Software Testing
10 308 (11.45%) Microservices
11 303 (11.27%) SDLC
12 281 (10.45%) SDET
13 272 (10.12%) DevOps
13 272 (10.12%) Kanban
14 260 (9.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 260 (9.67%) Manual Testing
15 249 (9.26%) Open Source
16 242 (9.00%) OO
17 241 (8.96%) Test Strategy
18 240 (8.93%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,795 (66.75%) Java
2 697 (25.92%) C#
3 638 (23.73%) SQL
4 636 (23.65%) JavaScript
5 605 (22.50%) Ruby
6 462 (17.18%) Python
7 141 (5.24%) PHP
8 128 (4.76%) Groovy
9 124 (4.61%) Scala
10 119 (4.43%) C++
11 91 (3.38%) C
12 71 (2.64%) Bash Shell
13 65 (2.42%) ES6
14 37 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.30%) Perl
15 35 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 32 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 28 (1.04%) PL/SQL
18 26 (0.97%) Objective-C
19 25 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 276 (10.26%) Degree
2 211 (7.85%) ISTQB
3 183 (6.81%) ISEB
4 95 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 69 (2.57%) Security Cleared
6 37 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 26 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.22%) MCP
11 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.19%) OCP
12 5 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.19%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,097 (40.80%) QA
2 22 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.26%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.26%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.26%) MiFID
4 5 (0.19%) SEPA
5 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.15%) EMIR
6 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.037%) GCP
7 1 (0.037%) PSD2
7 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 260 (9.67%) Docker
2 15 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.22%) HDFS
4 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.11%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.074%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.037%) Firmware
9 1 (0.037%) KVM
Systems Management
1 131 (4.87%) Puppet
2 97 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (3.24%) Ansible
4 52 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (1.93%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.04%) Cobbler
6 24 (0.89%) HockeyApp
7 21 (0.78%) Terraform
8 20 (0.74%) Mesos
9 17 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
10 14 (0.52%) Marathon
11 8 (0.30%) Galera Cluster
11 8 (0.30%) OpenNebula
12 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.22%) Nagios
12 6 (0.22%) rkt
13 5 (0.19%) Ambari
14 4 (0.15%) CloudHub
15 3 (0.11%) Grafana
15 3 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 194 (7.21%) Oracle
2 125 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 106 (3.94%) Google
4 81 (3.01%) HP
5 66 (2.45%) IBM
6 61 (2.27%) Capita
7 41 (1.52%) SAP
8 39 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 37 (1.38%) Splunk
10 31 (1.15%) CA
11 28 (1.04%) WorldPay
12 27 (1.00%) AppDynamics
13 25 (0.93%) Xamarin
14 24 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.86%) TIBCO
16 19 (0.71%) VMware
17 16 (0.60%) Apple
17 16 (0.60%) Micro Focus
18 15 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
19 13 (0.48%) Twitter