The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 140 117 133
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.30% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.10% 1.16% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £390 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
429 259 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.14% 10.84% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 118 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 46
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 -
Hertfordshire +2 4 £400 - 3
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) BDD
3 8 (57.14%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Ruby
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) FitNesse
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) RSpec
5 6 (42.86%) QA
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) JUnit
5 6 (42.86%) OO
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (28.57%) MSTest
7 4 (28.57%) NUnit
8 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 3 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
8 3 (21.43%) C++
8 3 (21.43%) Test-First Development
8 3 (21.43%) Kanban
8 3 (21.43%) Big Data
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (21.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 6 (42.86%) JUnit
3 6 (42.86%) RSpec
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) MSTest
5 4 (28.57%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) WATIR
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) Hudson
6 2 (14.29%) Capybara
7 1 (7.14%) Calabash
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) BDD
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test-First Development
5 3 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 3 (21.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
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