The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 65 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 5 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.59% 2.46% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.91% 12.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £348 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.78% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
Cucumber
England

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

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
128 101 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.02% 19.13% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 58 6
Average daily rate £368 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -25 5 £325 -6.47%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 4 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Ruby
6 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
6 3 (37.50%) Scrum
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) WATIR
6 3 (37.50%) Sahi
6 3 (37.50%) RSpec
6 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (37.50%) Open Source
7 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (25.00%) RESTful
7 2 (25.00%) Scala
7 2 (25.00%) Python

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (37.50%) WATIR
4 3 (37.50%) Sahi
4 3 (37.50%) RSpec
5 1 (12.50%) JBehave
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Mustache
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP