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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 108 96 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 24 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.94% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.02% 10.50% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £378 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -4.89%
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
399 238 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.69% 8.92% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 116 119
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +6 12 £320 -5.88% 2
Manchester -8 7 £500 +37.93% 6
Lancashire - 3 £445 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (80.00%) Java
2 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) TDD
4 15 (50.00%) JUnit
5 14 (46.67%) Web Services
6 12 (40.00%) JSON
7 11 (36.67%) Ruby
7 11 (36.67%) Big Data
8 10 (33.33%) Open Source
8 10 (33.33%) Selenium
8 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (33.33%) RESTful
8 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 9 (30.00%) JIRA
9 9 (30.00%) Internet
10 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 8 (26.67%) Java EE
10 8 (26.67%) BDD
10 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
11 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
11 7 (23.33%) Spring
11 7 (23.33%) Maven
11 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
11 7 (23.33%) J2EE
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle
11 7 (23.33%) Linux
12 6 (20.00%) OO
12 6 (20.00%) HTTP
12 6 (20.00%) HTML
12 6 (20.00%) JavaScript

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) Jetty
4 2 (6.67%) nginx
4 2 (6.67%) Node.js
4 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) Route 53
2 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) HTTP
3 4 (13.33%) AMQP
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Big Data
2 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.00%) Informix
5 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) JUnit
2 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (30.00%) JIRA
4 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (23.33%) Maven
5 6 (20.00%) Subversion
6 5 (16.67%) Ant
7 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (13.33%) RSpec
7 4 (13.33%) Mercurial
7 4 (13.33%) Gradle
7 4 (13.33%) Mockito
8 3 (10.00%) Hudson
8 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (6.67%) Introscope
9 2 (6.67%) Appium
10 1 (3.33%) QUnit
10 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
10 1 (3.33%) XMLUnit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 14 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) Web Services
2 12 (40.00%) JSON
3 10 (33.33%) RESTful
4 8 (26.67%) Java EE
5 7 (23.33%) Spring
5 7 (23.33%) J2EE
6 6 (20.00%) HTML
6 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 5 (16.67%) Servlets
8 4 (13.33%) SOAP
8 4 (13.33%) JMS
8 4 (13.33%) EJB
8 4 (13.33%) JAX-RS
9 3 (10.00%) PowerMock
9 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (10.00%) JAX-RPC
9 3 (10.00%) JDBC
9 3 (10.00%) XML
9 3 (10.00%) XSL
9 3 (10.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Open Source
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 4 (13.33%) Telematics
5 3 (10.00%) Online Banking
6 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.33%) Animation
7 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (6.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) CentOS
5 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) OO
6 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) User Stories
7 4 (13.33%) MapReduce
8 3 (10.00%) Web Application Development
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (10.00%) Kanban
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.67%) B2C
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Management
9 2 (6.67%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Ruby
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Groovy
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) Varnish
2 2 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Vagrant
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Compuware
5 2 (6.67%) Adobe
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Perforce
5 2 (6.67%) RightScale
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