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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 81 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.089% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% -
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 - - -
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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
154 99 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.61% 8.78% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 46 40
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 £245 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% -29.37%
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 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 22 August 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 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 2 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) AspectJ
4 1 (14.29%) AOP
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Java SE
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) WinRunner
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) JBehave
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Java SE
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) AOP
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) AspectJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
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