The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 70 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.089% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.29% 0.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Cucumber
Scotland

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

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
140 105 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.62% 9.32% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 33
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £298 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £421 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (20.00%) WinRunner
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) J2EE
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) EJB 3.0

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) RSpec
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (10.00%) Java SE
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) LINQ
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) EJB
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) Servlets
2 1 (10.00%) Struts
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) AOP
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) AspectJ
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) CoffeeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft