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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 98 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 17 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.12% 1.94% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.76% 12.95% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 1
Median daily rate £338 £450 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +47.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
219 139 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.48% 14.98% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 97 58
Median daily rate £330 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -53 11 £338 -25.00% 5
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Java
3 20 (68.97%) Scrum
4 19 (65.52%) TDD
5 17 (58.62%) Selenium
6 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
7 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
8 10 (34.48%) Front End Development
9 9 (31.03%) BDD
10 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
10 8 (27.59%) JSON
11 7 (24.14%) Ruby
11 7 (24.14%) Python
11 7 (24.14%) RESTful
11 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
12 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
12 6 (20.69%) Web Services
12 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (17.24%) QA
13 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
13 5 (17.24%) Oracle
13 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
14 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (13.79%) Scala
14 4 (13.79%) HTML5
14 4 (13.79%) User Stories
14 4 (13.79%) XML
14 4 (13.79%) SOAP
14 4 (13.79%) HTML
14 4 (13.79%) Law

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 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
3 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
4 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
5 3 (10.34%) Bower
5 3 (10.34%) Grunt
5 3 (10.34%) gulp
5 3 (10.34%) Jasmine
5 3 (10.34%) Mocha
6 2 (6.90%) Burp Suite
6 2 (6.90%) JMeter
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) RSpec
7 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 4 (13.79%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Automation Tester
3 8 (27.59%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.45%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) JSON
2 7 (24.14%) RESTful
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) SOAP
5 4 (13.79%) XML
6 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.34%) CSS
6 3 (10.34%) CSS3
6 3 (10.34%) Ember.js
6 3 (10.34%) Express
6 3 (10.34%) jQuery
6 3 (10.34%) LESS
6 3 (10.34%) Lucene
6 3 (10.34%) React
6 3 (10.34%) Sass
7 2 (6.90%) Spring
8 1 (3.45%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 19 (65.52%) TDD
4 10 (34.48%) Front End Development
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
6 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) User Stories
10 3 (10.34%) Functional Programming
10 3 (10.34%) Pair Programming
10 3 (10.34%) Separation of Concerns
10 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
10 3 (10.34%) Workflow
11 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
11 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) Python
2 7 (24.14%) Ruby
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) Scala
5 2 (6.90%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) MCAD
2 1 (3.45%) MCSD
2 1 (3.45%) MCTS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 3 (10.34%) WCAG
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.45%) Siebel