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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 71 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.29% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 2.82% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £345 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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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
156 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.90% 10.16% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 56 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (82.61%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
3 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
4 12 (52.17%) UNIX
4 12 (52.17%) Linux
4 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) RESTful
5 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (47.83%) BDD
5 11 (47.83%) FitNesse
6 9 (39.13%) Web Services
7 8 (34.78%) PHP
7 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) Selenium
8 7 (30.43%) TDD
8 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
9 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
10 4 (17.39%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 3 (13.04%) Behat
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 3 (13.04%) Finance
11 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
11 3 (13.04%) QA
12 2 (8.70%) WATIR

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) FitNesse
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.04%) Behat
6 2 (8.70%) WATIR
6 2 (8.70%) Maven
6 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Java Developer
3 9 (39.13%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) RESTful
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) UNIX
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (47.83%) BDD
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
8 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) PHP5
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Zend
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP