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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 123 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 8 36 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 1.32% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
384 306 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.06% 11.24% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 157 174
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -12.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.11 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.57 £40.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014. 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
Manchester -23 4 £390 +7.58% 1
Cheshire -12 3 £400 +17.64% 3
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Ruby
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Android
4 7 (31.82%) Apple iOS
4 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Calabash
6 5 (22.73%) iOS Development
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Objective-C
6 5 (22.73%) OOP
7 4 (18.18%) JUnit
7 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
7 4 (18.18%) Big Data
8 3 (13.64%) Open Source
8 3 (13.64%) User Experience
8 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
8 3 (13.64%) RSpec
8 3 (13.64%) Puppet
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.09%) Jetty
1 2 (9.09%) nginx
1 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
1 2 (9.09%) Route 53
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) AMQP
3 1 (4.55%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Calabash
3 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
4 4 (18.18%) JUnit
5 3 (13.64%) Subversion
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (13.64%) RSpec
6 2 (9.09%) Ant
6 2 (9.09%) Hudson
6 2 (9.09%) Maven
6 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.55%) HttpUnit
7 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
7 1 (4.55%) Sahi
7 1 (4.55%) Gradle
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.55%) XMLUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) iOS Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) NSQ
2 2 (9.09%) Memcached
2 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (9.09%) Sinatra
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Servlets
2 2 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) EJB
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Android
1 7 (31.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) TDD
2 8 (36.36%) BDD
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) OOP
4 5 (22.73%) iOS Development
4 5 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) B2C
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) Ruby
3 5 (22.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Varnish
1 2 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
2 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) RightScale
3 1 (4.55%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
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