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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 130 113 138
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 13 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.66% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.89% 5.94% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 0
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£338 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
334 320 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.69% 11.17% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 170 194
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -13 10 £325 - 2
Cheshire -2 1 £400 +29.03% 6
Merseyside - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (51.85%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) Ruby
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 7 (25.93%) JUnit
6 7 (25.93%) Android
6 7 (25.93%) Apple iOS
7 6 (22.22%) Hudson
7 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
7 6 (22.22%) Route 53
7 6 (22.22%) Big Data
7 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 6 (22.22%) Open Source
7 6 (22.22%) RightScale
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (22.22%) Puppet
7 6 (22.22%) Vagrant
7 6 (22.22%) Calabash
7 6 (22.22%) JVM Tuning
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) Jetty
7 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) CentOS
7 6 (22.22%) nginx
7 6 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (22.22%) Amazon S3
7 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (22.22%) Apache
1 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 6 (22.22%) Jetty
1 6 (22.22%) nginx
1 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon S3
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (22.22%) Route 53
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) JUnit
3 6 (22.22%) Maven
3 6 (22.22%) Hudson
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) Calabash
4 4 (14.81%) Firebug
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) HttpUnit
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) Sahi
6 1 (3.70%) RSpec
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.70%) XMLUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) iOS Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Automated Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Test Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Servlets
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Android
1 7 (25.93%) Apple iOS
2 6 (22.22%) CentOS
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) BDD
3 6 (22.22%) JVM Tuning
3 6 (22.22%) DevOps
4 5 (18.52%) iOS Development
4 5 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (18.52%) OOP
5 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
5 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) Ruby
3 5 (18.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
1 6 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 6 (22.22%) RightScale
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin