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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 134 96 130
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +34
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 6 33 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 1.17% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 10.06% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
374 328 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.49% 11.67% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 182 174
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.03 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -8.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £16.25 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 October 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
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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
Manchester -20 3 £303 -16.55% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £400 +29.03% 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Android
3 8 (38.10%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Calabash
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
6 5 (23.81%) OOP
6 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
6 5 (23.81%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) Pair Programming
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) JUnit
8 3 (14.29%) User Experience
9 2 (9.52%) Vagrant
9 2 (9.52%) DevOps
9 2 (9.52%) JVM Tuning
9 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
9 2 (9.52%) Route 53
9 2 (9.52%) Big Data

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) Jetty
1 2 (9.52%) nginx
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Route 53
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Calabash
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Maven
4 2 (9.52%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Hudson
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Sahi
5 1 (4.76%) RSpec
5 1 (4.76%) XMLUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.76%) Ant
5 1 (4.76%) Firebug
5 1 (4.76%) HttpUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) iOS Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) Servlets
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) iPhone
3 2 (9.52%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Android
1 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) OOP
5 5 (23.81%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
6 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Pair Programming
6 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
8 2 (9.52%) B2C
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Ruby
3 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
1 2 (9.52%) RightScale
2 1 (4.76%) Xamarin
2 1 (4.76%) HP