The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 118 113 131
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.92% 3.04% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £449 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
304 230 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 9.55% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 100 148
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 13
Average hourly rate £37.25 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £28.46 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Cucumber
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 9 £425 -
Manchester -14 6 £350 +8.52% 5
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (67.39%) Java
2 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) TDD
3 25 (54.35%) Ruby
4 19 (41.30%) Selenium
5 15 (32.61%) Scrum
6 14 (30.43%) .NET
6 14 (30.43%) BDD
7 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (26.09%) Maven
8 12 (26.09%) JUnit
8 12 (26.09%) Pair Programming
8 12 (26.09%) Hudson
9 11 (23.91%) Subversion
9 11 (23.91%) Open Source
10 10 (21.74%) QA
10 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
10 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
10 10 (21.74%) Apache
11 9 (19.57%) CSS
11 9 (19.57%) HTML
11 9 (19.57%) Requirements Management
12 8 (17.39%) Spring
12 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
12 8 (17.39%) RESTful
12 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
13 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
13 7 (15.22%) Big Data
13 7 (15.22%) Amazon ELB

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (21.74%) Apache
2 7 (15.22%) OpenStack
2 7 (15.22%) nginx
2 7 (15.22%) Jetty
2 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (15.22%) Route 53
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon S3
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) DHCP
1 7 (15.22%) HTTP
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
1 7 (15.22%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Big Data
1 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 12 (26.09%) Maven
2 12 (26.09%) JUnit
2 12 (26.09%) Hudson
3 11 (23.91%) Subversion
4 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 7 (15.22%) NUnit
6 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.87%) RSpec
7 5 (10.87%) Ant
8 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
8 4 (8.70%) XMLUnit
8 4 (8.70%) HttpUnit
9 3 (6.52%) JIRA
9 3 (6.52%) Firebug
10 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (4.35%) Calabash
10 2 (4.35%) PhantomJS
10 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 3 (6.52%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Test Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Automated Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Test Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) CSS
2 9 (19.57%) HTML
3 8 (17.39%) Spring
3 8 (17.39%) RESTful
4 7 (15.22%) Servlets
5 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
7 4 (8.70%) CSS3
7 4 (8.70%) SOAP
7 4 (8.70%) XML
7 4 (8.70%) HTML5
7 4 (8.70%) jQuery
8 3 (6.52%) JSON
9 2 (4.35%) EDIFACT
9 2 (4.35%) JDBC
9 2 (4.35%) EDI
10 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
10 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) TRADACOMS
2 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) BBC
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) CentOS
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (56.52%) TDD
2 15 (32.61%) Scrum
3 14 (30.43%) BDD
4 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (26.09%) Pair Programming
6 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 9 (19.57%) Requirements Management
8 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
9 7 (15.22%) JVM Tuning
9 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
9 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.22%) MVC
10 6 (13.04%) OOP
11 5 (10.87%) OO
11 5 (10.87%) Project Management
12 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) Java
2 25 (54.35%) Ruby
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) PHP
5 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
1 7 (15.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) RightScale
1 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.35%) Vertica
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Zend
3 1 (2.17%) hybris
3 1 (2.17%) ATG
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
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