The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 137 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 23 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.73% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.75% 6.38% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 10
Median daily rate £350 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £243 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
484 423 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.90% 11.37% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 251 168
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £37.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £43.09 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cheshire -7 10 £325 -10.34% 1
Manchester -4 8 £363 -27.50% 4
Merseyside -4 3 £313 -51.92% 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 47 (79.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (74.58%) Selenium
3 37 (62.71%) Java
4 32 (54.24%) TDD
5 30 (50.85%) BDD
6 29 (49.15%) JIRA
7 24 (40.68%) SQL
8 21 (35.59%) WebDriver
8 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
9 19 (32.20%) Scrum
10 18 (30.51%) XML
10 18 (30.51%) Ruby
11 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
11 16 (27.12%) C#
12 14 (23.73%) Finance
12 14 (23.73%) QA
13 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (20.34%) Degree
14 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
15 11 (18.64%) MVC
16 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
16 10 (16.95%) PL/SQL
16 10 (16.95%) CSS
16 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
16 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
17 9 (15.25%) Algorithms
17 9 (15.25%) HTML
17 9 (15.25%) HP
17 9 (15.25%) Spring

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.47%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) HTTP
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.39%) Redis
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (74.58%) Selenium
2 29 (49.15%) JIRA
3 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
3 21 (35.59%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.86%) HP UFT
5 6 (10.17%) JMeter
5 6 (10.17%) JUnit
5 6 (10.17%) Mockito
6 5 (8.47%) Checkstyle
6 5 (8.47%) FindBugs
6 5 (8.47%) Maven
6 5 (8.47%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.08%) Ant
7 3 (5.08%) Mocha
7 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
7 3 (5.08%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (5.08%) WATIR
8 2 (3.39%) Hudson
8 2 (3.39%) TestNG
8 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Analyst
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
1 18 (30.51%) Test Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Automation Test Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Tester
3 6 (10.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.08%) Developer in Test
4 3 (5.08%) ETL Tester
4 3 (5.08%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (5.08%) QA Tester
4 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
5 2 (3.39%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) XML
2 10 (16.95%) CSS
3 9 (15.25%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) Spring
4 8 (13.56%) jQuery
5 7 (11.86%) Spring MVC
6 6 (10.17%) RESTful
6 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 5 (8.47%) Gherkin
7 5 (8.47%) Java EE
7 5 (8.47%) JDBC
7 5 (8.47%) JSP
7 5 (8.47%) Servlets
7 5 (8.47%) Spring Security
7 5 (8.47%) XSLT
8 4 (6.78%) JSON
8 4 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.08%) .NET
9 3 (5.08%) Express
9 3 (5.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Algorithms
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.78%) Online Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) User Experience
7 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (79.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) TDD
3 30 (50.85%) BDD
4 19 (32.20%) Scrum
5 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.64%) MVC
8 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
9 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.25%) V-Model
10 8 (13.56%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
12 6 (10.17%) ETL
12 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) Java
2 24 (40.68%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) Ruby
4 16 (27.12%) C#
5 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.95%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.78%) PHP
7 4 (6.78%) Python
8 2 (3.39%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) HP
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) IBM
3 5 (8.47%) Perforce
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) ATG
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) Rally