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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 127 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 31 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.54% 5.08% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 10
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£330 £325 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
411 295 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.74% 9.82% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 186 165
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £30.00 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 13 £326 - 4
Manchester -15 6 £363 +7.40% 7
Merseyside - 3 £350 -
Lancashire +11 2 £250 -23.07%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 51 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) Java
3 27 (39.13%) TDD
4 23 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 22 (31.88%) BDD
5 22 (31.88%) JSON
5 22 (31.88%) Selenium
6 20 (28.99%) E-Commerce
7 19 (27.54%) HTML
7 19 (27.54%) CSS
8 18 (26.09%) JUnit
8 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 18 (26.09%) Apple iOS
8 18 (26.09%) Android
9 15 (21.74%) Software Testing
9 15 (21.74%) J2EE
9 15 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (21.74%) Appium
10 14 (20.29%) SDLC
10 14 (20.29%) Kanban
10 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
10 14 (20.29%) RESTful
10 14 (20.29%) Web Services
10 14 (20.29%) Scrum
11 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
11 13 (18.84%) Test Planning
12 12 (17.39%) Calabash
12 12 (17.39%) Oracle
12 12 (17.39%) SQL
13 11 (15.94%) Internet

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (10.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.80%) Confluence
3 4 (5.80%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) nginx
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.45%) Jetty
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Route 53
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) Internet
2 8 (11.59%) HTTP
3 4 (5.80%) 3G
3 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.80%) LTE
3 4 (5.80%) AMQP
3 4 (5.80%) 4G
4 1 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Big Data
2 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 6 (8.70%) Informix
3 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.90%) Redis
5 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (31.88%) Selenium
2 18 (26.09%) JUnit
3 15 (21.74%) Appium
4 12 (17.39%) Calabash
5 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (11.59%) JIRA
6 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (8.70%) Mockito
8 5 (7.25%) Mercurial
8 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.25%) Ant
8 5 (7.25%) Subversion
8 5 (7.25%) Maven
9 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.80%) Gradle
10 2 (2.90%) JBehave
10 2 (2.90%) Mocha
10 2 (2.90%) Hudson
10 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Developer
2 19 (27.54%) Java Developer
3 16 (23.19%) Consultant
4 15 (21.74%) Test Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
6 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) UX Designer
7 6 (8.70%) Designer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Tester
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (4.35%) Applications Tester
11 2 (2.90%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.90%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) JSON
2 19 (27.54%) HTML
2 19 (27.54%) CSS
3 15 (21.74%) J2EE
4 14 (20.29%) Web Services
4 14 (20.29%) RESTful
5 11 (15.94%) Spring
6 9 (13.04%) SOAP
7 8 (11.59%) Java EE
8 7 (10.14%) Servlets
8 7 (10.14%) XML
8 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.70%) JAX-RS
9 6 (8.70%) XSL
9 6 (8.70%) WSDL
9 6 (8.70%) JAX-RPC
9 6 (8.70%) JDBC
9 6 (8.70%) HTML5
9 6 (8.70%) PowerMock
10 4 (5.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.70%) User Experience
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Telematics
4 4 (5.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.35%) Wiki
5 3 (4.35%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Animation
6 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Android
1 18 (26.09%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) CentOS
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) TDD
3 22 (31.88%) BDD
4 20 (28.99%) E-Commerce
5 15 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (20.29%) Kanban
6 14 (20.29%) Scrum
6 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
6 14 (20.29%) SDLC
7 13 (18.84%) Test Planning
7 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.94%) Mobile Application Development
9 9 (13.04%) Open Source
10 7 (10.14%) OO
10 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) Java
2 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.39%) SQL
4 6 (8.70%) Ruby
5 4 (5.80%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) Groovy
7 2 (2.90%) C++
7 2 (2.90%) C
8 1 (1.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Degree
2 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Vagrant
2 5 (7.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) IBM
3 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) RightScale
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter
5 1 (1.45%) Apigee
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) Compuware
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) Perforce
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