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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 100 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -9
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 52 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.87% 5.10% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 10
Median daily rate £388 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.65% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
527 529 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.12% 12.60% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 342 192
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +18 30 £400 +24.03% 11
Cheshire +17 16 £343 -14.37% 1
Merseyside +8 3 £316 -6.98% 2
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.00%) TDD
3 35 (44.87%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (44.87%) BDD
4 34 (43.59%) Selenium
5 33 (42.31%) Jenkins
6 32 (41.03%) Java
7 28 (35.90%) Ruby
8 27 (34.62%) Scrum
8 27 (34.62%) CSS
9 26 (33.33%) SQL
10 25 (32.05%) HTML
11 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
12 22 (28.21%) JIRA
13 20 (25.64%) JSON
14 17 (21.79%) Web Development
14 17 (21.79%) QA
15 15 (19.23%) jQuery
15 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
15 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (15.38%) MVC
16 12 (15.38%) Node.js
17 11 (14.10%) Sass
17 11 (14.10%) Degree
17 11 (14.10%) Spring
17 11 (14.10%) C#
17 11 (14.10%) XML
18 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
18 10 (12.82%) ETL
18 10 (12.82%) Data Analysis

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 5 (6.41%) CMS
1 5 (6.41%) Drupal
2 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.56%) JBoss
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.26%) GitHub
3 4 (5.13%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 4 (5.13%) HTTP
3 3 (3.85%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.85%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) MySQL
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) Informix
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) QGIS
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 34 (43.59%) Selenium
2 33 (42.31%) Jenkins
3 22 (28.21%) JIRA
4 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
4 10 (12.82%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.54%) JMeter
6 6 (7.69%) Maven
7 5 (6.41%) Mockito
7 5 (6.41%) SonarQube
8 4 (5.13%) Ant
8 4 (5.13%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.13%) Checkstyle
8 4 (5.13%) FindBugs
9 3 (3.85%) Appium
9 3 (3.85%) CocoaPods
9 3 (3.85%) Mocha
9 3 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (3.85%) WATIR
9 3 (3.85%) Xcode
10 2 (2.56%) Gradle
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 13 (16.67%) Tester
3 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) ETL Tester
6 6 (7.69%) HTML Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.62%) CSS
2 25 (32.05%) HTML
3 20 (25.64%) JSON
4 15 (19.23%) jQuery
5 12 (15.38%) Node.js
6 11 (14.10%) Sass
6 11 (14.10%) Spring
6 11 (14.10%) XML
7 10 (12.82%) RESTful
8 9 (11.54%) Ajax
8 9 (11.54%) Gherkin
9 8 (10.26%) Web Services
10 6 (7.69%) .NET
10 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.69%) CSS3
10 6 (7.69%) HTML5
11 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (6.41%) Entity Framework
11 5 (6.41%) JDBC
11 5 (6.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.13%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.28%) Fintech
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Solaris
2 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.00%) TDD
3 35 (44.87%) BDD
3 35 (44.87%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (34.62%) Scrum
5 17 (21.79%) Web Development
6 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 12 (15.38%) MVC
8 10 (12.82%) Automation Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.82%) Data Analysis
8 10 (12.82%) ETL
8 10 (12.82%) SDLC
9 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.54%) Open Source
10 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.97%) OOP
11 7 (8.97%) Pair Programming
11 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) Java
2 28 (35.90%) Ruby
3 26 (33.33%) SQL
4 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.10%) C#
6 8 (10.26%) PHP
7 5 (6.41%) Python
8 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.85%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Ansible
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.41%) Puppet
3 4 (5.13%) Kibana
3 4 (5.13%) logstash
4 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) HP
2 5 (6.41%) ATG
2 5 (6.41%) hybris
2 5 (6.41%) IBM
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Perforce
2 5 (6.41%) Splunk
3 4 (5.13%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe
5 1 (1.28%) Compuware
5 1 (1.28%) ESRI
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
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