The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 66 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 1.53% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £337 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.44% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
138 131 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.76% 12.43% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 38
Average daily rate £350 £313 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.41% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the Reading region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) Kanban
7 3 (27.27%) JBehave
8 2 (18.18%) Digital Media
8 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
8 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (18.18%) ISEB
9 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (9.09%) FTP
9 1 (9.09%) HTTP
9 1 (9.09%) Finance
9 1 (9.09%) Games
9 1 (9.09%) Perl
9 1 (9.09%) SQL
9 1 (9.09%) DB2
9 1 (9.09%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) XML
9 1 (9.09%) XSD

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JBehave
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Tester
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSD
1 1 (9.09%) XSL
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
1 1 (9.09%) JMS
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Kanban
6 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
7 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA