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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / North East
Rank 48 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 43 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.88% 1.85% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.99% 11.27% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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
187 142 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.20% 16.45% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 93 49
Median daily rate £370 £380 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £430
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 £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +8 40 £350 -13.58% 1
Durham - 2 £288 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 65 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (76.92%) Selenium
3 58 (74.36%) TDD
4 55 (70.51%) Java
5 53 (67.95%) Scala
6 49 (62.82%) Jenkins
7 43 (55.13%) Test Automation
8 42 (53.85%) QA
8 42 (53.85%) Automated Testing
9 41 (52.56%) WebDriver
10 40 (51.28%) Automation Testing
11 39 (50.00%) Ruby
12 33 (42.31%) Test Scripting
13 31 (39.74%) JUnit
13 31 (39.74%) Web Testing
13 31 (39.74%) RSpec
14 29 (37.18%) User Stories
14 29 (37.18%) C#
14 29 (37.18%) Defect Tracking
15 23 (29.49%) BDD
16 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
16 22 (28.21%) WCAG
17 21 (26.92%) .NET
18 20 (25.64%) JSON
19 19 (24.36%) Spring
20 18 (23.08%) Games
20 18 (23.08%) Linux
20 18 (23.08%) Gherkin
21 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
22 16 (20.51%) Python

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 11 (14.10%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (76.92%) Selenium
2 49 (62.82%) Jenkins
3 41 (52.56%) WebDriver
4 31 (39.74%) JUnit
4 31 (39.74%) RSpec
5 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
6 14 (17.95%) JIRA
7 9 (11.54%) HP UFT
8 8 (10.26%) JMeter
9 6 (7.69%) Sahi
9 6 (7.69%) WATIR
10 4 (5.13%) Burp Suite
10 4 (5.13%) LoadRunner
11 3 (3.85%) Hudson
11 3 (3.85%) Jasmine
11 3 (3.85%) Protractor
12 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.56%) Subversion
13 1 (1.28%) QADirector
13 1 (1.28%) QARun
General
1 18 (23.08%) Games
2 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Tester
2 26 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 24 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 22 (28.21%) Automation Tester
5 21 (26.92%) QA Test Engineer
6 17 (21.79%) Quality Engineer
7 16 (20.51%) Developer
8 14 (17.95%) Java Developer
9 13 (16.67%) Scala Developer
10 12 (15.38%) Java Scala Developer
11 10 (12.82%) Agile Tester
11 10 (12.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 10 (12.82%) Selenium Tester
12 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
13 8 (10.26%) Senior QA Engineer
13 8 (10.26%) Senior Test Engineer
14 7 (8.97%) Ruby Developer
15 6 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
15 6 (7.69%) QA Tester
15 6 (7.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 20 (25.64%) JSON
3 19 (24.36%) Spring
4 18 (23.08%) Gherkin
5 15 (19.23%) Play Framework
5 15 (19.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 15 (19.23%) Spring MVC
6 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (11.54%) RESTful
7 9 (11.54%) XML
8 8 (10.26%) Web Services
9 2 (2.56%) Behat
9 2 (2.56%) Django
9 2 (2.56%) Guice
10 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.28%) Node.js
10 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Smartphone
2 7 (8.97%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.85%) NHS
3 3 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (74.36%) TDD
3 43 (55.13%) Test Automation
4 42 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 40 (51.28%) Automation Testing
6 33 (42.31%) Test Scripting
7 31 (39.74%) Web Testing
8 29 (37.18%) Defect Tracking
8 29 (37.18%) User Stories
9 23 (29.49%) BDD
10 16 (20.51%) Microservices
10 16 (20.51%) Scrum
11 15 (19.23%) MVC
12 14 (17.95%) DevOps
13 13 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.82%) Kanban
15 10 (12.82%) Open Source
16 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
17 7 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (70.51%) Java
2 53 (67.95%) Scala
3 39 (50.00%) Ruby
4 29 (37.18%) C#
5 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
6 16 (20.51%) Python
7 8 (10.26%) SQL
8 7 (8.97%) Groovy
9 2 (2.56%) C
9 2 (2.56%) Perl
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (53.85%) QA
2 22 (28.21%) WCAG
3 4 (5.13%) WAI
4 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.85%) HP
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Google