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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 137 110 119
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 26 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.11% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.54% 10.20% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 10
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £273 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -
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
469 402 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.86% 10.93% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 242 161
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -26 11 £325 -11.56% 1
Manchester -10 10 £350 -30.00% 11
Merseyside -2 2 £313 -51.92%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 53 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (78.79%) Selenium
3 43 (65.15%) Java
4 37 (56.06%) TDD
5 34 (51.52%) BDD
6 33 (50.00%) JIRA
7 26 (39.39%) SQL
8 24 (36.36%) Jenkins
9 22 (33.33%) WebDriver
10 21 (31.82%) Scrum
11 19 (28.79%) QA
12 17 (25.76%) XML
13 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
13 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
13 16 (24.24%) Ruby
14 15 (22.73%) C#
14 15 (22.73%) Finance
15 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (18.18%) Spring
16 12 (18.18%) Automation Testing
17 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 11 (16.67%) Degree
18 10 (15.15%) Banking
18 10 (15.15%) HP
18 10 (15.15%) MVC
18 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
18 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
18 10 (15.15%) Waterfall
18 10 (15.15%) SDLC
19 9 (13.64%) Algorithms

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.58%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (6.06%) GeoServer
4 3 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
1 5 (7.58%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) PuTTY
2 2 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) GIS
1 4 (6.06%) MySQL
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.03%) QGIS
3 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.03%) Redis
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 52 (78.79%) Selenium
2 33 (50.00%) JIRA
3 24 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 22 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 9 (13.64%) Maven
6 8 (12.12%) HP UFT
7 7 (10.61%) JUnit
8 6 (9.09%) JBehave
8 6 (9.09%) Mockito
9 5 (7.58%) Checkstyle
9 5 (7.58%) FindBugs
9 5 (7.58%) Gradle
9 5 (7.58%) JMeter
9 5 (7.58%) SonarQube
10 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
11 3 (4.55%) Mocha
11 3 (4.55%) SpecFlow
12 2 (3.03%) GitLab
12 2 (3.03%) Hudson
12 2 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Tester
5 11 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Developer in Test
8 4 (6.06%) GIS Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.55%) ETL Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (4.55%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) XML
2 12 (18.18%) Spring
3 9 (13.64%) CSS
3 9 (13.64%) Web Services
4 8 (12.12%) HTML
5 7 (10.61%) jQuery
5 7 (10.61%) Spring MVC
6 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.09%) REST
7 5 (7.58%) Gherkin
7 5 (7.58%) Java EE
7 5 (7.58%) JDBC
7 5 (7.58%) JSP
7 5 (7.58%) RESTful
7 5 (7.58%) Servlets
7 5 (7.58%) Spring Security
7 5 (7.58%) XSLT
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
8 4 (6.06%) PostGIS
8 4 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.06%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.06%) TDD
3 34 (51.52%) BDD
4 21 (31.82%) Scrum
5 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
9 10 (15.15%) MVC
9 10 (15.15%) SDLC
9 10 (15.15%) Waterfall
10 9 (13.64%) Automated Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.64%) V-Model
11 8 (12.12%) Open Source
12 7 (10.61%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
13 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (65.15%) Java
2 26 (39.39%) SQL
3 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) Ruby
4 15 (22.73%) C#
5 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.61%) Python
7 3 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) ISEB
3 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) HP
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle
3 5 (7.58%) IBM
3 5 (7.58%) Perforce
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.03%) ESRI
5 2 (3.03%) Rally
6 1 (1.52%) ATG
6 1 (1.52%) hybris
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat