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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 111 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 37 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.71% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.14% 7.04% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 2
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£375 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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
405 284 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.23% 10.02% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 145 87
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.25 £25.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £49.00 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +8 22 £325 -23.52% 4
Manchester -7 8 £500 +81.81% 4
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 40 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (65.38%) Java
3 31 (59.62%) TDD
4 23 (44.23%) JUnit
5 22 (42.31%) Web Services
5 22 (42.31%) JSON
6 18 (34.62%) Selenium
7 17 (32.69%) Big Data
8 16 (30.77%) RESTful
9 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
9 15 (28.85%) J2EE
10 14 (26.92%) HTML
10 14 (26.92%) CSS
10 14 (26.92%) Internet
10 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (26.92%) Java EE
10 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
11 13 (25.00%) Spring
11 13 (25.00%) Oracle
11 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (25.00%) Open Source
11 13 (25.00%) BDD
12 12 (23.08%) JIRA
13 11 (21.15%) Scrum
13 11 (21.15%) OO
13 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
14 10 (19.23%) Linux
14 10 (19.23%) Ruby
14 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
14 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.46%) WebLogic
1 7 (13.46%) Confluence
1 7 (13.46%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (11.54%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 2 (3.85%) nginx
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
4 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Route 53
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) Internet
2 8 (15.38%) HTTP
3 7 (13.46%) AMQP
4 1 (1.92%) iBeacon
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) Big Data
2 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
3 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
4 7 (13.46%) Hadoop
5 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
5 6 (11.54%) Informix
6 2 (3.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) JUnit
2 18 (34.62%) Selenium
3 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
4 12 (23.08%) JIRA
5 9 (17.31%) Subversion
5 9 (17.31%) Maven
6 8 (15.38%) Ant
7 7 (13.46%) Eclipse
7 7 (13.46%) Mercurial
7 7 (13.46%) Mockito
7 7 (13.46%) Gradle
7 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
7 7 (13.46%) Appium
8 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
9 4 (7.69%) RSpec
10 3 (5.77%) Calabash
11 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
11 2 (3.85%) Hudson
11 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
11 2 (3.85%) Introscope
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.62%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.85%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) AWS Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) Web Services
1 22 (42.31%) JSON
2 16 (30.77%) RESTful
3 15 (28.85%) J2EE
4 14 (26.92%) HTML
4 14 (26.92%) CSS
4 14 (26.92%) Java EE
5 13 (25.00%) Spring
6 7 (13.46%) JMS
6 7 (13.46%) Servlets
6 7 (13.46%) SOAP
6 7 (13.46%) EJB
6 7 (13.46%) JAX-RS
7 6 (11.54%) PowerMock
7 6 (11.54%) JDBC
7 6 (11.54%) WSDL
7 6 (11.54%) JAX-RPC
7 6 (11.54%) XML
7 6 (11.54%) XSL
8 4 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Open Source
2 8 (15.38%) Telematics
2 8 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (7.69%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.85%) Animation
6 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.92%) W3C
7 1 (1.92%) Wiki
7 1 (1.92%) User Experience
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Android
2 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (59.62%) TDD
3 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (25.00%) BDD
5 11 (21.15%) OO
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
6 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.46%) User Stories
8 7 (13.46%) MapReduce
8 7 (13.46%) Kanban
9 6 (11.54%) Web Application Development
10 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Mobile Application Development
12 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
12 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) Ruby
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Groovy
6 2 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Varnish
2 2 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Puppet
1 8 (15.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.46%) Atlassian
4 6 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Apple
6 2 (3.85%) Perforce
6 2 (3.85%) Compuware
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) RightScale
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