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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 122 120 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 45 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 0.98% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.43% 9.05% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 7
Average daily rate £340 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £483 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 - -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
534 420 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.28% 10.82% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 258 157
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 15
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £20.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £46.05 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +10 23 £313 -37.50% 10
Cheshire -14 15 £345 -8.00% 2
Merseyside +3 2 £313 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 65 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (82.05%) Selenium
3 46 (58.97%) Java
4 41 (52.56%) TDD
5 39 (50.00%) JIRA
6 37 (47.44%) BDD
7 31 (39.74%) Scrum
8 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 25 (32.05%) SQL
10 23 (29.49%) QA
10 23 (29.49%) WebDriver
11 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
11 19 (24.36%) JavaScript
12 18 (23.08%) HP
13 17 (21.79%) XML
13 17 (21.79%) Automation Testing
14 16 (20.51%) Finance
14 16 (20.51%) Ruby
15 15 (19.23%) C#
15 15 (19.23%) SDLC
15 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
16 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
17 13 (16.67%) Open Source
17 13 (16.67%) Kanban
17 13 (16.67%) HP UFT
17 13 (16.67%) Spring
17 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
18 12 (15.38%) Functional Testing
19 11 (14.10%) Web Services

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.41%) GeoServer
2 5 (6.41%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.85%) Node.js
4 2 (2.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) HTTP
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) GIS
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
2 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.56%) QGIS
4 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.56%) Redis
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (82.05%) Selenium
2 39 (50.00%) JIRA
3 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 23 (29.49%) WebDriver
5 13 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 10 (12.82%) Maven
7 8 (10.26%) JBehave
7 8 (10.26%) JUnit
8 7 (8.97%) Gradle
9 6 (7.69%) JMeter
9 6 (7.69%) Mockito
10 5 (6.41%) Checkstyle
10 5 (6.41%) eggPlant
10 5 (6.41%) FindBugs
10 5 (6.41%) SonarQube
11 4 (5.13%) Mocha
11 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
12 3 (3.85%) TestDirector
13 2 (2.56%) Ant
13 2 (2.56%) WATIR
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 13 (16.67%) Tester
5 11 (14.10%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) GIS Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.85%) ETL Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (3.85%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) XML
2 13 (16.67%) Spring
3 11 (14.10%) Web Services
4 10 (12.82%) CSS
5 9 (11.54%) HTML
6 8 (10.26%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.97%) jQuery
7 7 (8.97%) REST
7 7 (8.97%) Spring MVC
8 6 (7.69%) RESTful
9 5 (6.41%) Gherkin
9 5 (6.41%) Java EE
9 5 (6.41%) JDBC
9 5 (6.41%) JSP
9 5 (6.41%) PostGIS
9 5 (6.41%) Servlets
9 5 (6.41%) Spring Security
9 5 (6.41%) XSLT
10 4 (5.13%) JSON
10 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.13%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) TDD
3 37 (47.44%) BDD
4 31 (39.74%) Scrum
5 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
6 17 (21.79%) Automation Testing
7 15 (19.23%) SDLC
7 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
9 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (16.67%) Kanban
9 13 (16.67%) Open Source
10 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 12 (15.38%) Functional Testing
11 10 (12.82%) MVC
12 9 (11.54%) Automated Testing
12 9 (11.54%) DSDM
12 9 (11.54%) Feature Driven Development
12 9 (11.54%) Scrum-ban
12 9 (11.54%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.97%) Java
2 25 (32.05%) SQL
3 19 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.51%) Ruby
5 15 (19.23%) C#
6 10 (12.82%) PL/SQL
7 9 (11.54%) Python
8 4 (5.13%) PHP
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) C++
10 1 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.49%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) HP
2 8 (10.26%) IBM
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle
4 5 (6.41%) Perforce
5 3 (3.85%) ESRI
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.56%) Rally
7 1 (1.28%) ATG
7 1 (1.28%) hybris
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago