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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 86 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 13 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.12% 0.51% 1.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.07% 3.39% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - -
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
161 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.88% 15.05% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 87 55
Median daily rate £325 £364 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +39.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -30 12 £375 - 2
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (81.25%) Selenium
3 22 (68.75%) Java
4 19 (59.38%) Scrum
5 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 14 (43.75%) Ruby
7 11 (34.38%) TDD
7 11 (34.38%) Python
7 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
8 10 (31.25%) User Stories
8 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
8 10 (31.25%) HP
9 9 (28.13%) Kanban
9 9 (28.13%) JIRA
9 9 (28.13%) QA
10 8 (25.00%) Confluence
10 8 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
10 8 (25.00%) C#
10 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (21.88%) Front End Development
11 7 (21.88%) Linux
11 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Scala
12 6 (18.75%) RESTful
12 6 (18.75%) JSON
12 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.75%) Feature Driven Development
12 6 (18.75%) HTML5

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 8 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Selenium
2 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 9 (28.13%) JIRA
5 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
6 5 (15.63%) JMeter
7 4 (12.50%) eggPlant
7 4 (12.50%) JUnit
7 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.50%) RSpec
8 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
8 3 (9.38%) Bower
8 3 (9.38%) Grunt
8 3 (9.38%) gulp
8 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (9.38%) Mocha
9 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
10 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Tester
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Lead Architect
4 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
1 6 (18.75%) HTML5
1 6 (18.75%) JSON
1 6 (18.75%) RESTful
2 5 (15.63%) Spring
3 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) CSS3
4 3 (9.38%) Django
4 3 (9.38%) Ember.js
4 3 (9.38%) Express
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) LESS
4 3 (9.38%) Lucene
4 3 (9.38%) Play Framework
4 3 (9.38%) React
4 3 (9.38%) Sass
5 2 (6.25%) REST
5 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (9.38%) Social Media
3 2 (6.25%) CESG
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Scrum
3 11 (34.38%) TDD
3 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
4 10 (31.25%) User Stories
5 9 (28.13%) Kanban
6 8 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) Front End Development
7 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
8 6 (18.75%) DSDM
8 6 (18.75%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (18.75%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (18.75%) Scrum-ban
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Unified Process
9 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Open Source
10 4 (12.50%) BDD
10 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) Ruby
3 11 (34.38%) Python
4 8 (25.00%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.88%) Scala
6 4 (12.50%) C
6 4 (12.50%) Perl
6 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 6 (18.75%) WCAG
3 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (6.25%) WAI
4 1 (3.13%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Kibana
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
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