The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 136 120 137
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.042% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.16% 0.40% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cucumber
England

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

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
463 250 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.63% 10.50% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 121 187
Average daily rate £383 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 33
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.28% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.55 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire -10 6 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Suffolk - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Capybara
4 4 (30.77%) Hudson
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) RSpec
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) WATIR
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test-First Development
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) Capybara
3 4 (30.77%) Hudson
3 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
3 4 (30.77%) RSpec
3 4 (30.77%) WATIR
4 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Automated Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test-First Development
4 3 (23.08%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
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