The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 18 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.61% 4.52% -
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
Cucumber
Cheshire

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

Development Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
14 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.17% 13.57% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +27.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £34.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Servlets
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Online Banking
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) CentOS
4 2 (40.00%) nginx
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Jetty
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (40.00%) Vagrant

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) nginx
2 2 (40.00%) Jetty
2 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Informix
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Mockito
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) Introscope
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Servlets
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) PowerMock
2 2 (40.00%) JAX-RS
2 2 (40.00%) WSDL
2 2 (40.00%) JAX-RPC
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSL
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) JDBC
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) RightScale
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Compuware
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Perforce