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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 120 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 36 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.68% 0.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.87% 5.34% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 12
Average daily rate £450 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £284 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £383 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
613 412 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 12.65% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 273 128
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 18
Average hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
Cheshire -1 16 £425 +32.81% 6
Manchester -13 14 £300 -40.00% 13
Lancashire -2 4 £486 +9.26%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 75 (84.27%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (69.66%) Selenium
3 41 (46.07%) JIRA
4 39 (43.82%) BDD
4 39 (43.82%) Java
5 35 (39.33%) Scrum
6 34 (38.20%) QA
7 33 (37.08%) TDD
8 27 (30.34%) JavaScript
9 26 (29.21%) Jenkins
10 23 (25.84%) Web Services
10 23 (25.84%) SDLC
11 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
12 19 (21.35%) Open Source
13 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
14 16 (17.98%) E-Commerce
14 16 (17.98%) Kanban
14 16 (17.98%) Automation Testing
15 14 (15.73%) WebDriver
16 13 (14.61%) HP
17 12 (13.48%) HP UFT
17 12 (13.48%) Python
17 12 (13.48%) HTML
17 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
17 12 (13.48%) RESTful
17 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (13.48%) Mobile App
17 12 (13.48%) REST
17 12 (13.48%) Functional Testing
18 11 (12.36%) AngularJS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 10 (11.24%) Node.js
2 9 (10.11%) Confluence
3 5 (5.62%) nginx
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) SNMP
2 3 (3.37%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) 3G
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.99%) GIS
3 7 (7.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.62%) MySQL
5 4 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.49%) Redis
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.25%) QGIS
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (69.66%) Selenium
2 41 (46.07%) JIRA
3 26 (29.21%) Jenkins
4 14 (15.73%) WebDriver
5 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
5 12 (13.48%) HP UFT
6 11 (12.36%) Gradle
6 11 (12.36%) JBehave
7 10 (11.24%) Appium
7 10 (11.24%) Maven
8 6 (6.74%) Calabash
8 6 (6.74%) JMeter
8 6 (6.74%) Mocha
8 6 (6.74%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.62%) eggPlant
10 4 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.49%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.49%) PhantomJS
11 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.37%) Xcode
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Tester
6 8 (8.99%) GIS Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.49%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (4.49%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.37%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Scala Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Test Automation Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) Web Services
2 12 (13.48%) HTML
2 12 (13.48%) REST
2 12 (13.48%) RESTful
3 11 (12.36%) AngularJS
4 10 (11.24%) Gherkin
5 9 (10.11%) CSS
6 8 (8.99%) JSON
6 8 (8.99%) PostGIS
7 7 (7.87%) .NET
7 7 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (7.87%) Spring
8 6 (6.74%) Leaflet
9 5 (5.62%) Play Framework
10 4 (4.49%) SOAP
11 3 (3.37%) Backbone.js
11 3 (3.37%) Cocoa
11 3 (3.37%) jQuery
11 3 (3.37%) Spring MVC
11 3 (3.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.62%) Wiki
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Animation
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.74%) Android
3 3 (3.37%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (84.27%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) BDD
3 35 (39.33%) Scrum
4 33 (37.08%) TDD
5 23 (25.84%) SDLC
6 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
7 19 (21.35%) Open Source
8 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
9 16 (17.98%) Automation Testing
9 16 (17.98%) E-Commerce
9 16 (17.98%) Kanban
10 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (13.48%) Functional Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.11%) DSDM
12 9 (10.11%) Feature Driven Development
12 9 (10.11%) MVC
12 9 (10.11%) Scrum-ban
12 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
12 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.82%) Java
2 27 (30.34%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.48%) Python
4 11 (12.36%) Ruby
5 10 (11.24%) SQL
6 9 (10.11%) C#
7 8 (8.99%) Scala
8 5 (5.62%) PHP
9 3 (3.37%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.37%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.37%) Perl
10 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.12%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.12%) R
11 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) Degree
3 5 (5.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (5.62%) ISEB
4 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (38.20%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Graylog
2 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) HP
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) ESRI
3 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.62%) SaltStack
5 4 (4.49%) IBM
6 3 (3.37%) Apple
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) Rally
8 1 (1.12%) Apigee
8 1 (1.12%) ATG
8 1 (1.12%) hybris
8 1 (1.12%) Perforce
8 1 (1.12%) Splunk
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