Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 278 359
Rank change year-on-year +30 +81 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 2485 2388 1973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.21% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.82% 6.63% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1975 2045 1702
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36460 35993 37100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 18.27% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29772 31198 31164
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +33 2361 £50,000 -4.76% 177
UK excluding London +70 1322 £45,000 +5.88% 103
London -17 1150 £55,000 -4.35% 81
North of England +89 436 £45,000 +12.50% 41
South East +33 227 £47,500 +5.56% 25
South West +25 222 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +67 216 £47,500 +18.75% 13
North West +80 202 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Midlands +77 200 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East of England +34 138 £50,000 +8.11% 5
West Midlands +41 105 £42,500 -3.41% 9
East Midlands +65 95 £45,500 +21.33% 5
Scotland -5 78 £46,250 +6.94% 6
North East +31 18 £38,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 18 £50,000 - 2
Wales -7 14 £41,000 -3.53% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1975 (79.48%) Test Automation
2 1967 (79.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1767 (71.11%) Selenium
4 1660 (66.80%) Java
5 1215 (48.89%) BDD
6 964 (38.79%) QA
7 866 (34.85%) TDD
8 776 (31.23%) Jenkins
9 728 (29.30%) WebDriver
10 690 (27.77%) Scrum
11 640 (25.75%) SQL
12 607 (24.43%) C#
13 588 (23.66%) Ruby
14 573 (23.06%) Git (software)
15 572 (23.02%) JIRA
16 565 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
17 519 (20.89%) JUnit
18 510 (20.52%) Finance
19 492 (19.80%) Test Scripting
20 490 (19.72%) JavaScript
21 438 (17.63%) Gherkin
22 420 (16.90%) Python
23 377 (15.17%) Spring
24 340 (13.68%) SDLC
25 336 (13.52%) Software Engineering
26 335 (13.48%) Web Services
27 326 (13.12%) REST
28 317 (12.76%) HTML
29 315 (12.68%) ISTQB
30 305 (12.27%) Software Testing

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
1 192 (7.73%) Confluence
2 154 (6.20%) Tomcat
3 96 (3.86%) Apache
4 85 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
5 74 (2.98%) JBoss
6 68 (2.74%) Jetty
7 49 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 42 (1.69%) CMS
9 41 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.37%) Mule ESB
11 32 (1.29%) Apache Spark
12 27 (1.09%) GlassFish
13 22 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.80%) Apache TomEE
14 20 (0.80%) nginx
15 19 (0.76%) Mule
16 11 (0.44%) WildFly
17 10 (0.40%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.40%) Tornado
17 10 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.040%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.080%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 279 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (7.24%) GitHub
3 85 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (3.06%) SaaS
5 57 (2.29%) BrowserStack
6 36 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (1.21%) Office 365
9 28 (1.13%) IaaS
9 28 (1.13%) Slack
10 27 (1.09%) G Suite
11 26 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
13 17 (0.68%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.48%) PaaS
15 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.20%) Bluemix
16 5 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.27%) HTTP
2 82 (3.30%) Internet
3 20 (0.80%) AMQP
4 13 (0.52%) SSL
5 10 (0.40%) SSH
6 5 (0.20%) Intranet
6 5 (0.20%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.20%) LDAP
7 4 (0.16%) Skype
7 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.12%) DNS
8 3 (0.12%) DSL
9 2 (0.080%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.080%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.080%) SMTP
9 2 (0.080%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.040%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.040%) ICMP
10 1 (0.040%) MQTT
10 1 (0.040%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (6.84%) MySQL
2 128 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 116 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 110 (4.43%) Relational Database
5 98 (3.94%) Big Data
6 90 (3.62%) MongoDB
7 69 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 50 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 48 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 40 (1.61%) Redis
11 27 (1.09%) Hazelcast
12 20 (0.80%) Couchbase
12 20 (0.80%) Riak
13 17 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.64%) MarkLogic
15 13 (0.52%) HBase
15 13 (0.52%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.44%) DB2
17 10 (0.40%) Triplestore
18 7 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1767 (71.11%) Selenium
2 776 (31.23%) Jenkins
3 728 (29.30%) WebDriver
4 573 (23.06%) Git (software)
5 572 (23.02%) JIRA
6 519 (20.89%) JUnit
7 260 (10.46%) JMeter
8 258 (10.38%) SpecFlow
9 253 (10.18%) Maven
10 251 (10.10%) SoapUI
11 207 (8.33%) JBehave
12 201 (8.09%) Appium
13 173 (6.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 144 (5.79%) TeamCity
15 138 (5.55%) Subversion
16 132 (5.31%) FitNesse
17 131 (5.27%) Capybara
18 123 (4.95%) LoadRunner
19 116 (4.67%) Calabash
19 116 (4.67%) Gatling
General
1 510 (20.52%) Finance
2 165 (6.64%) Retail
3 142 (5.71%) Banking
4 89 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 76 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 70 (2.82%) Games
7 65 (2.62%) Marketing
8 60 (2.41%) Front Office
9 58 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 56 (2.25%) Retail Banking
11 47 (1.89%) Electronics
12 38 (1.53%) Advertising
13 16 (0.64%) Publishing
14 11 (0.44%) Billing
15 10 (0.40%) Back Office
16 8 (0.32%) Legal
17 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.16%) Private Banking
19 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 595 (23.94%) Developer
2 577 (23.22%) Tester
3 434 (17.46%) Automation Tester
4 399 (16.06%) Analyst
5 386 (15.53%) Test Engineer
6 334 (13.44%) Test Analyst
7 323 (13.00%) Java Developer
8 279 (11.23%) QA Engineer
9 240 (9.66%) Test Automation Engineer
10 189 (7.61%) Developer in Test
11 185 (7.44%) Senior Tester
12 178 (7.16%) Java Engineer
13 166 (6.68%) Senior Automation Tester
14 163 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
15 151 (6.08%) Senior Developer
16 150 (6.04%) QA Tester
17 142 (5.71%) QA Analyst
18 135 (5.43%) QA Automation Engineer
19 129 (5.19%) Selenium Tester
20 112 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (17.63%) Gherkin
2 377 (15.17%) Spring
3 335 (13.48%) Web Services
4 326 (13.12%) REST
5 317 (12.76%) HTML
6 297 (11.95%) XML
7 287 (11.55%) Hibernate
8 217 (8.73%) .NET
9 209 (8.41%) SOAP
10 189 (7.61%) RESTful
11 183 (7.36%) CSS
12 167 (6.72%) AngularJS
13 152 (6.12%) Node.js
14 146 (5.88%) JSON
15 118 (4.75%) jQuery
16 93 (3.74%) JMS
17 88 (3.54%) HTML5
18 78 (3.14%) Java EE
19 74 (2.98%) React
20 73 (2.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 190 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 113 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.90%) User Experience
5 70 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (2.74%) Derivative
6 68 (2.74%) Fintech
7 66 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
8 48 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
9 33 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.29%) Streaming Video
11 27 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (0.97%) iPad
13 22 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 21 (0.85%) RIA
15 19 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
16 14 (0.56%) BBC
16 14 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
17 12 (0.48%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 302 (12.15%) Linux
2 148 (5.96%) Unix
3 139 (5.59%) Windows
4 96 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 90 (3.62%) Android
6 16 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.16%) CentOS
10 3 (0.12%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.080%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1975 (79.48%) Test Automation
2 1967 (79.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1215 (48.89%) BDD
4 866 (34.85%) TDD
5 690 (27.77%) Scrum
6 565 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
7 492 (19.80%) Test Scripting
8 340 (13.68%) SDLC
9 336 (13.52%) Software Engineering
10 305 (12.27%) Software Testing
11 302 (12.15%) Test Strategy
12 274 (11.03%) Microservices
13 265 (10.66%) Kanban
14 263 (10.58%) DevOps
15 254 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
16 251 (10.10%) Manual Testing
17 226 (9.09%) OO
18 216 (8.69%) SDET
19 215 (8.65%) Performance Testing
20 199 (8.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1660 (66.80%) Java
2 640 (25.75%) SQL
3 607 (24.43%) C#
4 588 (23.66%) Ruby
5 490 (19.72%) JavaScript
6 420 (16.90%) Python
7 132 (5.31%) C++
8 121 (4.87%) Scala
9 109 (4.39%) PHP
10 94 (3.78%) C
11 73 (2.94%) Groovy
12 60 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.69%) Perl
15 36 (1.45%) ES6
16 21 (0.85%) XPath
17 19 (0.76%) Clojure
18 13 (0.52%) PowerShell
19 12 (0.48%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 315 (12.68%) ISTQB
2 278 (11.19%) ISEB
3 255 (10.26%) Degree
4 109 (4.39%) Security Cleared
5 102 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 83 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 46 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.48%) OCP
9 12 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 11 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.40%) MCP
11 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.40%) SAP Certification
12 7 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 964 (38.79%) QA
2 7 (0.28%) MiFID
3 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.16%) EMIR
5 3 (0.12%) WCAG
6 2 (0.080%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.080%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.080%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.040%) SEPA
7 1 (0.040%) SLA
7 1 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 153 (6.16%) Docker
2 18 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.20%) HDFS
5 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.16%) LXC
7 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.040%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 108 (4.35%) Puppet
2 97 (3.90%) Ansible
3 75 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.17%) Terraform
6 22 (0.89%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.52%) Marathon
7 13 (0.52%) rkt
8 12 (0.48%) Capistrano
8 12 (0.48%) Cobbler
9 10 (0.40%) CloudHub
10 8 (0.32%) Mesos
11 6 (0.24%) Packer
12 5 (0.20%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.16%) Kibana
14 3 (0.12%) Chronos
14 3 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
14 3 (0.12%) Grafana
14 3 (0.12%) OpenNebula
14 3 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 247 (9.94%) Oracle
2 99 (3.98%) Microsoft
3 85 (3.42%) HP
4 70 (2.82%) Google
5 54 (2.17%) SAP
6 47 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 42 (1.69%) IBM
8 22 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.68%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.60%) Cognizant
10 15 (0.60%) Splunk
10 15 (0.60%) Sybase
11 13 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
12 12 (0.48%) Adobe
12 12 (0.48%) MuleSoft
13 11 (0.44%) AppDynamics
13 11 (0.44%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.32%) ATG
14 8 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.32%) Xamarin