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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 143 114 138
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 1.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £313 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
391 224 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.42% 9.92% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 124 171
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 57
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £14.95 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 4 £300 -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) JUnit
4 4 (57.14%) NUnit
4 4 (57.14%) FitNesse
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) RSpec
4 4 (57.14%) MSTest
4 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
4 4 (57.14%) QA
5 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) OO
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Calabash
7 1 (14.29%) Project Management
7 1 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 1 (14.29%) B2C
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Automotive
7 1 (14.29%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) FitNesse
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
2 4 (57.14%) MSTest
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Calabash
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Manager
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) B2C
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft