The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 54 50 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.19% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.00% 5.26% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
140 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.63% 8.89% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 43 55
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 22 (88.00%) Java
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) SQL
4 15 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
6 13 (52.00%) RESTful
6 13 (52.00%) Linux
7 12 (48.00%) UNIX
7 12 (48.00%) FitNesse
7 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (48.00%) BDD
8 11 (44.00%) Selenium
9 10 (40.00%) Web Services
10 9 (36.00%) TDD
11 8 (32.00%) Scrum
11 8 (32.00%) PHP
12 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
13 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
14 4 (16.00%) Agile Testing
14 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
14 4 (16.00%) .NET
14 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
14 4 (16.00%) Finance
14 4 (16.00%) Ruby
14 4 (16.00%) QA
15 3 (12.00%) WATIR
15 3 (12.00%) Marketing
15 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
15 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (4.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (48.00%) FitNesse
3 11 (44.00%) Selenium
4 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) WATIR
5 3 (12.00%) Maven
6 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.00%) Hudson
7 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (4.00%) Behat
7 1 (4.00%) RSpec
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (36.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) RESTful
2 10 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
3 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Kanban
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Java
2 17 (68.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) PHP
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) PHP5
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Zend
3 1 (4.00%) HP