The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 125 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 3 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.50% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 5.51% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
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£525 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Cucumber
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
237 236 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.43% 9.03% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 150 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the Berkshire region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 3 £525 +31.25% 2
Slough - 2 £525 -
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cucumber
South East

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) JBehave
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) Cadence
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Google Maps API
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JBehave
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Grunt
3 1 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (14.29%) Bower
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) JSUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Google Maps API
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (14.29%) Sass
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cadence
1 1 (14.29%) Google
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter