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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 131 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 13 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.95% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.41% 9.34% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £321 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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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
381 289 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.79% 10.20% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 155 177
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £36.52 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +4 6 £376 +10.44% 3
Manchester -15 6 £475 +28.81% 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Java
3 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) Selenium
5 9 (36.00%) BDD
6 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (32.00%) Ruby
7 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) JUnit
7 7 (28.00%) Web Services
8 6 (24.00%) JIRA
8 6 (24.00%) Subversion
8 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (24.00%) Android
8 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (20.00%) Big Data
9 5 (20.00%) Calabash
9 5 (20.00%) iOS Development
9 5 (20.00%) Open Source
9 5 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) OOP
9 5 (20.00%) Objective-C
9 5 (20.00%) Internet
10 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) nginx
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) Jetty
2 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Route 53
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (16.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) AMQP
4 1 (4.00%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (28.00%) JUnit
4 6 (24.00%) JIRA
4 6 (24.00%) Subversion
5 5 (20.00%) Calabash
6 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.00%) RSpec
7 3 (12.00%) Hudson
7 3 (12.00%) Maven
7 3 (12.00%) Ant
8 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (8.00%) Mockito
8 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
8 2 (8.00%) Gradle
8 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.00%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (4.00%) Capybara
9 1 (4.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) iOS Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (12.00%) JSON
2 3 (12.00%) RESTful
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) Servlets
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) EJB
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) JMS
3 2 (8.00%) Memcached
3 2 (8.00%) Java EE
3 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.00%) Sinatra
3 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (8.00%) NSQ
4 1 (4.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
4 2 (8.00%) iPad
4 2 (8.00%) iPhone
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
5 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Android
1 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) CentOS
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.00%) iOS Development
7 5 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (20.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
9 3 (12.00%) OO
10 2 (8.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (8.00%) SOA
10 2 (8.00%) B2C
10 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Varnish
1 2 (8.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
1 4 (16.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) RightScale
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Compuware
4 1 (4.00%) Perforce
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