The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 119 111 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 15 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.57% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.49% 4.64% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 0
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£325 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
273 323 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.21% 12.30% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 169 160
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 18
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 +4 13 £338 +4.65% 2
Cheshire - - - - 5
Merseyside - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Ruby
5 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
5 10 (30.30%) JUnit
6 9 (27.27%) Apache
6 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
8 7 (21.21%) Firewall
8 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
8 7 (21.21%) TDD
8 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
8 7 (21.21%) DHCP
8 7 (21.21%) HTTP
8 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
8 7 (21.21%) Servlets
8 7 (21.21%) nginx
8 7 (21.21%) Jetty
8 7 (21.21%) Android
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon S3
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (21.21%) Open Source
8 7 (21.21%) Maven
8 7 (21.21%) QA
8 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (27.27%) Apache
2 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
2 7 (21.21%) nginx
2 7 (21.21%) Jetty
2 7 (21.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon S3
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (21.21%) Route 53
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
1 7 (21.21%) DHCP
1 7 (21.21%) HTTP
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (21.21%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) JUnit
3 7 (21.21%) Maven
3 7 (21.21%) Hudson
3 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.18%) Calabash
5 4 (12.12%) Firebug
5 4 (12.12%) Subversion
6 3 (9.09%) Ant
6 3 (9.09%) XMLUnit
6 3 (9.09%) HttpUnit
7 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (6.06%) Toad
7 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Automated Tester
4 4 (12.12%) iOS Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Servlets
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) jQuery
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
4 2 (6.06%) CSS3
4 2 (6.06%) EDI
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) JDBC
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) EDIFACT
5 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Open Source
2 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Android
1 7 (21.21%) CentOS
1 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
5 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) JVM Tuning
5 7 (21.21%) DevOps
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Pair Programming
8 4 (12.12%) iOS Development
8 4 (12.12%) OOP
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) Ruby
3 4 (12.12%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
1 7 (21.21%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
1 7 (21.21%) RightScale
2 2 (6.06%) Vertica
2 2 (6.06%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe