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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 83 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 22 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 2.39% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.00% 12.63% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 4
Median daily rate £300 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £301 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
220 198 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.96% 18.89% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 139 60
Median daily rate £330 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -24 18 £300 -23.56% 6
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) Selenium
3 26 (70.27%) TDD
4 25 (67.57%) Java
5 22 (59.46%) Scrum
6 20 (54.05%) WebDriver
6 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
7 17 (45.95%) BDD
8 16 (43.24%) QA
9 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
10 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
10 13 (35.14%) Web Services
11 11 (29.73%) XML
11 11 (29.73%) Ruby
11 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (27.03%) JSON
13 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
14 6 (16.22%) Python
14 6 (16.22%) SQL
14 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
14 6 (16.22%) RESTful
14 6 (16.22%) Scala
14 6 (16.22%) Open Source
15 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
15 5 (13.51%) Sahi
15 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
15 5 (13.51%) User Stories
15 5 (13.51%) .NET
15 5 (13.51%) Oracle
15 5 (13.51%) WATIR

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (75.68%) Selenium
2 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
2 20 (54.05%) WebDriver
3 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.51%) HP UFT
3 5 (13.51%) Sahi
3 5 (13.51%) WATIR
4 4 (10.81%) JUnit
4 4 (10.81%) RSpec
5 2 (5.41%) Burp Suite
5 2 (5.41%) Hudson
5 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.41%) JMeter
5 2 (5.41%) Protractor
5 2 (5.41%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.81%) Law
2 3 (8.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Automation Tester
3 8 (21.62%) Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Lead Developer
7 3 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Developer in Test
9 1 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 11 (29.73%) XML
3 10 (27.03%) JSON
4 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
4 6 (16.22%) RESTful
5 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 4 (10.81%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
8 1 (2.70%) HTML
8 1 (2.70%) HTML5
8 1 (2.70%) J2EE
8 1 (2.70%) JDBC
8 1 (2.70%) JNDI
8 1 (2.70%) JSP
8 1 (2.70%) Servlets
8 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) TDD
3 22 (59.46%) Scrum
4 17 (45.95%) BDD
5 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
6 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
9 6 (16.22%) Open Source
10 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.51%) User Stories
11 4 (10.81%) Kanban
11 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
12 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
12 3 (8.11%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
13 2 (5.41%) OWASP
13 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) Ruby
3 6 (16.22%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) Scala
3 6 (16.22%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) MCAD
2 1 (2.70%) MCSD
2 1 (2.70%) MCTS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) WCAG
3 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.70%) WAI
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.70%) Siebel