The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Reading 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 75 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.52% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 3.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.26% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
125 103 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.57% 13.34% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 38 22
Average daily rate £313 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £201 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Cucumber
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Akamai
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mockito
3 1 (25.00%) Hamcrest
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Mockito
2 1 (25.00%) Hamcrest
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Akamai