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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 136 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 17 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.78% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.43% 7.06% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 13
Median daily rate £325 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £410 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
495 425 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.53% 11.10% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 256 181
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +29.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Manchester 0 7 £350 -12.50% 6
Cheshire -7 6 £325 -0.38% 2
Merseyside -2 3 £316 -9.64% 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (67.74%) Selenium
3 36 (58.06%) Java
4 33 (53.23%) TDD
5 30 (48.39%) BDD
6 29 (46.77%) JIRA
7 26 (41.94%) SQL
8 22 (35.48%) Scrum
9 21 (33.87%) Ruby
9 21 (33.87%) WebDriver
9 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
10 19 (30.65%) XML
11 17 (27.42%) QA
11 17 (27.42%) C#
12 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
12 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
14 12 (19.35%) Finance
14 12 (19.35%) Automation Testing
15 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
15 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
15 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
16 10 (16.13%) MVC
16 10 (16.13%) HP
16 10 (16.13%) PL/SQL
16 10 (16.13%) Degree
17 9 (14.52%) HTML
17 9 (14.52%) CSS
17 9 (14.52%) V-Model
17 9 (14.52%) 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 4 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) HTTP
3 3 (4.84%) PuTTY
3 3 (4.84%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.61%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.61%) Informix
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (67.74%) Selenium
2 29 (46.77%) JIRA
3 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
3 21 (33.87%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.29%) JMeter
4 7 (11.29%) JUnit
5 6 (9.68%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.68%) Mockito
6 5 (8.06%) Maven
6 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
7 4 (6.45%) Ant
7 4 (6.45%) Checkstyle
7 4 (6.45%) FindBugs
8 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.84%) Mocha
8 3 (4.84%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (4.84%) WATIR
9 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.23%) TestNG
9 2 (3.23%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Analyst
1 19 (30.65%) Test Analyst
2 18 (29.03%) Developer
3 12 (19.35%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Senior SQL Developer
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) CSS
2 9 (14.52%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) jQuery
3 8 (12.90%) Spring
4 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
5 6 (9.68%) Web Services
6 5 (8.06%) .NET
6 5 (8.06%) JDBC
6 5 (8.06%) RESTful
6 5 (8.06%) Servlets
7 4 (6.45%) Java EE
7 4 (6.45%) JSP
7 4 (6.45%) Spring MVC
7 4 (6.45%) Spring Security
7 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.45%) XSLT
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
1 1 (1.61%) Solaris
1 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) TDD
3 30 (48.39%) BDD
4 22 (35.48%) Scrum
5 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
8 10 (16.13%) MVC
9 9 (14.52%) V-Model
10 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.90%) SDLC
11 7 (11.29%) Automated Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
11 7 (11.29%) ETL
12 6 (9.68%) Open Source
12 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.06%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) SQL
3 21 (33.87%) Ruby
4 17 (27.42%) C#
5 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.13%) PL/SQL
7 5 (8.06%) PHP
8 4 (6.45%) Python
9 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.61%) Groovy
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) HP
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) IBM
3 5 (8.06%) Perforce
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (1.61%) Compuware
5 1 (1.61%) Rally
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