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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 58 50 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 21 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.09% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.00% 5.26% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
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 £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 - -
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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
150 57 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.91% 9.27% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 42 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 £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 14
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 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 20 (86.96%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
4 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
5 12 (52.17%) UNIX
5 12 (52.17%) Linux
5 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
5 12 (52.17%) RESTful
6 11 (47.83%) FitNesse
6 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (47.83%) BDD
7 9 (39.13%) Web Services
7 9 (39.13%) Selenium
8 7 (30.43%) TDD
8 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 7 (30.43%) PHP
8 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Ruby
10 3 (13.04%) QA
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (4.35%) CMS
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 9 (39.13%) Selenium
4 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) WATIR
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Behat
6 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) RSpec
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Java Developer
3 9 (39.13%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
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%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) BDD
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 2 (8.70%) PHP5
5 2 (8.70%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Zend
3 1 (4.35%) HP