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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / North West
Rank 107 124 123
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 26 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.04% 0.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.69% 6.48% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 20
Median daily rate £365 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
457 617 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.66% 16.11% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 368 284
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £44.10 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +13.10%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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
Manchester +3 20 £360 +20.00% 11
Merseyside - 4 £405 -
Cheshire +16 2 £363 -9.93% 2
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 65 (73.86%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (70.45%) TDD
3 58 (65.91%) BDD
4 48 (54.55%) Java
5 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 36 (40.91%) Selenium
7 35 (39.77%) Scrum
8 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
9 29 (32.95%) JIRA
10 24 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (25.00%) HTML
11 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 21 (23.86%) SQL
12 21 (23.86%) CSS
13 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
13 20 (22.73%) Open Source
14 18 (20.45%) Node.js
14 18 (20.45%) Web Development
15 17 (19.32%) Maven
16 16 (18.18%) JSON
16 16 (18.18%) Python
16 16 (18.18%) Gherkin
17 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
18 14 (15.91%) Kanban
18 14 (15.91%) Configuration Management
18 14 (15.91%) Gradle
18 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
19 13 (14.77%) jQuery
19 13 (14.77%) Ruby
20 12 (13.64%) C#

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 10 (11.36%) GeoServer
2 9 (10.23%) Confluence
3 8 (9.09%) CMS
4 5 (5.68%) Drupal
4 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.27%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.64%) GitHub
3 9 (10.23%) Slack
4 5 (5.68%) Google Analytics
5 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.55%) Datadog
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (11.36%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.36%) MySQL
3 9 (10.23%) NoSQL
4 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (40.91%) Selenium
2 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
3 29 (32.95%) JIRA
4 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 17 (19.32%) Maven
6 14 (15.91%) Gradle
7 12 (13.64%) JMeter
7 12 (13.64%) WebDriver
8 11 (12.50%) JBehave
9 9 (10.23%) Bitbucket
10 7 (7.95%) JUnit
11 6 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (4.55%) Artifactory
12 4 (4.55%) Jasmine
12 4 (4.55%) PhantomJS
12 4 (4.55%) SonarQube
12 4 (4.55%) Spock
13 3 (3.41%) Mocha
13 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (3.41%) TestNG
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (55.68%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Tester
3 14 (15.91%) Automation Tester
4 12 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.95%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 22 (25.00%) HTML
2 21 (23.86%) CSS
3 18 (20.45%) Node.js
4 16 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 16 (18.18%) JSON
5 13 (14.77%) jQuery
6 11 (12.50%) REST
7 10 (11.36%) Leaflet
7 10 (11.36%) OpenLayers
7 10 (11.36%) PostGIS
7 10 (11.36%) Spring
8 9 (10.23%) .NET
8 9 (10.23%) RESTful
8 9 (10.23%) Sass
9 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
9 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 8 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 8 (9.09%) NHibernate
10 7 (7.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Linux
1 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (73.86%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (70.45%) TDD
3 58 (65.91%) BDD
4 35 (39.77%) Scrum
5 24 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.73%) Open Source
7 18 (20.45%) Web Development
8 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.91%) Configuration Management
9 14 (15.91%) Kanban
10 10 (11.36%) Data Migration
10 10 (11.36%) Migration
10 10 (11.36%) MVC
10 10 (11.36%) SDLC
11 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.95%) Content Management
12 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (7.95%) Pair Programming
12 7 (7.95%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (54.55%) Java
2 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 21 (23.86%) SQL
4 16 (18.18%) Python
5 13 (14.77%) Ruby
6 12 (13.64%) C#
7 7 (7.95%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) ISEB
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Ansible
1 9 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (10.23%) Puppet
2 5 (5.68%) Kibana
2 5 (5.68%) logstash
3 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) ESRI
2 7 (7.95%) ATG
2 7 (7.95%) hybris
3 5 (5.68%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.68%) Splunk
4 1 (1.14%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) SAP