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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 126 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 25 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.22% 5.58% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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
402 251 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.07% 8.31% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 153 158
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.02 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 7 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 7 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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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 - 12 £363 - 4
Manchester -21 3 £450 +28.57% 7
Lancashire +4 1 £225 -30.76% 1
Merseyside - 1 £650 - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) Java
3 30 (48.39%) TDD
4 26 (41.94%) JSON
5 21 (33.87%) JUnit
6 20 (32.26%) Selenium
7 19 (30.65%) E-Commerce
7 19 (30.65%) RESTful
7 19 (30.65%) BDD
8 18 (29.03%) J2EE
9 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
9 17 (27.42%) Web Services
9 17 (27.42%) Mobile App
10 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
10 16 (25.81%) Android
10 16 (25.81%) CSS
10 16 (25.81%) HTML
11 15 (24.19%) SDLC
12 14 (22.58%) Big Data
12 14 (22.58%) Spring
13 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (20.97%) Internet
13 13 (20.97%) Appium
14 12 (19.35%) Kanban
14 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
14 12 (19.35%) Java EE
14 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
14 12 (19.35%) Scrum
15 11 (17.74%) Oracle
16 10 (16.13%) Test Planning

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (11.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (9.68%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.06%) Confluence
3 5 (8.06%) Node.js
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) nginx
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.61%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Route 53
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) Internet
2 8 (12.90%) HTTP
3 5 (8.06%) AMQP
4 4 (6.45%) 4G
4 4 (6.45%) 3G
4 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (6.45%) LTE
5 1 (1.61%) DHCP
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) Big Data
2 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
3 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
3 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.68%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.68%) MySQL
4 6 (9.68%) Informix
5 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.23%) Redis
6 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) JUnit
2 20 (32.26%) Selenium
3 13 (20.97%) Appium
4 9 (14.52%) Calabash
4 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.90%) Maven
5 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.29%) Ant
6 7 (11.29%) JIRA
7 6 (9.68%) Mockito
8 5 (8.06%) Gradle
8 5 (8.06%) Subversion
8 5 (8.06%) Mercurial
8 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.23%) XMLUnit
10 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
10 2 (3.23%) Xcode
10 2 (3.23%) HttpUnit
10 2 (3.23%) JBehave
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Consultant
4 12 (19.35%) Test Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.23%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.23%) UX Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.61%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) JSON
2 19 (30.65%) RESTful
3 18 (29.03%) J2EE
4 17 (27.42%) Web Services
5 16 (25.81%) HTML
5 16 (25.81%) CSS
6 14 (22.58%) Spring
7 12 (19.35%) Java EE
8 8 (12.90%) SOAP
9 7 (11.29%) Servlets
9 7 (11.29%) XML
10 6 (9.68%) XSL
10 6 (9.68%) WSDL
10 6 (9.68%) JAX-RPC
10 6 (9.68%) JDBC
10 6 (9.68%) PowerMock
10 6 (9.68%) JAX-RS
10 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
11 5 (8.06%) JMS
11 5 (8.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.90%) Telematics
3 6 (9.68%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Online Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Wiki
6 2 (3.23%) Animation
6 2 (3.23%) User Experience
7 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Android
1 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) TDD
3 19 (30.65%) E-Commerce
3 19 (30.65%) BDD
4 15 (24.19%) SDLC
5 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) Kanban
6 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.35%) Scrum
7 10 (16.13%) Test Planning
8 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Open Source
9 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 8 (12.90%) OO
9 8 (12.90%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) Ruby
4 7 (11.29%) SQL
5 6 (9.68%) Groovy
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
7 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Vagrant
2 6 (9.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) IBM
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.06%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.84%) Apple
5 2 (3.23%) Adobe
6 1 (1.61%) Compuware
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) RightScale
6 1 (1.61%) Twitter
6 1 (1.61%) Apigee
6 1 (1.61%) Perforce
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