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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 65 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 13 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 1.22% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.85% 7.14% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 16
Average daily rate
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£453 £271 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.82% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £241 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £308 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.28% +16.83%
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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
132 154 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.08% 17.07% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 121
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Java
3 21 (77.78%) Selenium
4 20 (74.07%) TDD
5 18 (66.67%) BDD
6 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
6 15 (55.56%) Ruby
6 15 (55.56%) C#
7 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
8 11 (40.74%) QA
8 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
8 11 (40.74%) User Stories
9 10 (37.04%) ISEB
10 9 (33.33%) PHP
10 9 (33.33%) JBehave
11 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
11 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
11 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
12 7 (25.93%) Scrum
13 6 (22.22%) Refactoring
13 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (22.22%) ATDD
14 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
15 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
15 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
15 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
15 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
15 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
15 4 (14.81%) Maven

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 9 (33.33%) JBehave
4 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
5 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.81%) Maven
6 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.70%) Behat
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Tester
2 10 (37.04%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Coach
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
1 3 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) TDD
3 18 (66.67%) BDD
4 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 11 (40.74%) User Stories
5 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
6 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 6 (22.22%) Refactoring
8 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (22.22%) ATDD
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
11 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 3 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) C#
2 15 (55.56%) Ruby
3 9 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA