The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Leeds 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 65 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 12 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 0.46% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.95% 2.50% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 18
Average daily rate
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£320 £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.95% -19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £243 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £243 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
151 160 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.18% 18.22% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 103 131
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.31% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (100.00%) Selenium
2 18 (94.74%) BDD
3 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 14 (73.68%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) PHP
4 10 (52.63%) ISEB
4 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
4 10 (52.63%) QA
4 10 (52.63%) User Stories
5 9 (47.37%) JBehave
5 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 9 (47.37%) Ruby
5 9 (47.37%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
6 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Maven
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 2 (10.53%) ISTQB

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
3 9 (47.37%) JBehave
4 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) Behat
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) BDD
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) User Stories
4 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
10 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) PHP
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
3 9 (47.37%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA