The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 69 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.64% 0.20% -
As % of the Development Applications category 12.42% 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Average daily rate
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£544 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
161 149 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.19% 15.07% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 64
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.87 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) TDD
4 13 (39.39%) C#
5 12 (36.36%) ATDD
5 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 12 (36.36%) Refactoring
5 12 (36.36%) Ruby
6 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 10 (30.30%) Scrum
8 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
9 8 (24.24%) User Stories
9 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Test Management
9 8 (24.24%) Selenium
10 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.18%) Product Management
12 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
12 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
12 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
12 5 (15.15%) QA
12 5 (15.15%) Law
12 5 (15.15%) Oracle
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
13 4 (12.12%) Windows
13 4 (12.12%) DSDM
13 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
1 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Coach
2 11 (33.33%) Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Head of Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
2 3 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) TDD
3 12 (36.36%) Refactoring
3 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 12 (36.36%) ATDD
4 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 10 (30.30%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 8 (24.24%) User Stories
7 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Test Management
8 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
9 6 (18.18%) Product Management
10 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
11 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (12.12%) BDD
11 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
11 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) C#
3 12 (36.36%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISEB
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle