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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 77 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 33 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 2.27% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.69% 12.63% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 4
Median daily rate £300 £466 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +45.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £32.50
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
260 198 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.32% 17.97% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 134 74
Median daily rate £425 £450 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +37.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -9 33 £300 -34.46% 5
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (84.62%) Selenium
3 35 (67.31%) TDD
4 34 (65.38%) Jenkins
5 30 (57.69%) QA
5 30 (57.69%) Java
6 26 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 25 (48.08%) Scrum
8 21 (40.38%) BDD
8 21 (40.38%) Automation Testing
9 20 (38.46%) Test Automation
10 18 (34.62%) JSON
11 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (26.92%) Ruby
12 14 (26.92%) Web Services
13 13 (25.00%) XML
14 12 (23.08%) Scala
15 11 (21.15%) User Stories
15 11 (21.15%) WCAG
15 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
16 10 (19.23%) Web Testing
16 10 (19.23%) RSpec
16 10 (19.23%) JUnit
16 10 (19.23%) Front End Development
17 9 (17.31%) JMeter
17 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
18 8 (15.38%) RESTful
18 8 (15.38%) Python
18 8 (15.38%) HP UFT
19 7 (13.46%) SQL

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 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SNMP
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (84.62%) Selenium
2 34 (65.38%) Jenkins
3 26 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (19.23%) JUnit
4 10 (19.23%) RSpec
5 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
5 9 (17.31%) JMeter
6 8 (15.38%) HP UFT
7 5 (9.62%) Burp Suite
7 5 (9.62%) Sahi
7 5 (9.62%) WATIR
8 4 (7.69%) Hudson
8 4 (7.69%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.69%) JIRA
8 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
8 4 (7.69%) Protractor
8 4 (7.69%) Subversion
9 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.92%) Maven
9 1 (1.92%) QARun
General
1 7 (13.46%) Games
2 4 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Tester
2 16 (30.77%) QA Engineer
3 14 (26.92%) Test Engineer
4 12 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 12 (23.08%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (17.31%) Quality Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Analyst
7 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
7 6 (11.54%) QA Tester
7 6 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) JSON
2 14 (26.92%) Web Services
3 13 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (15.38%) RESTful
5 7 (13.46%) .NET
6 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
7 4 (7.69%) SOAP
7 4 (7.69%) Spring
8 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.92%) HTML
8 1 (1.92%) HTML5
8 1 (1.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.92%) JDBC
8 1 (1.92%) JNDI
8 1 (1.92%) JSP
8 1 (1.92%) Servlets
8 1 (1.92%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) PKI
2 2 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (67.31%) TDD
3 25 (48.08%) Scrum
4 21 (40.38%) Automation Testing
4 21 (40.38%) BDD
5 20 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
7 11 (21.15%) User Stories
8 10 (19.23%) Front End Development
8 10 (19.23%) Web Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Open Source
10 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Kanban
11 5 (9.62%) OWASP
11 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) Ruby
3 12 (23.08%) Scala
4 8 (15.38%) Python
5 7 (13.46%) SQL
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.77%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) C
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.92%) C++
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCAD
3 1 (1.92%) MCSD
3 1 (1.92%) MCTS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (57.69%) QA
2 11 (21.15%) WCAG
3 4 (7.69%) WAI
4 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) Siebel