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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 71 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 7 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.23% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.98% 2.41% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Average daily rate
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£355 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.38% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £525 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
117 83 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.53% 9.63% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 47 67
Average daily rate £360 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 2015.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (92.86%) WebDriver
2 12 (85.71%) BDD
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (64.29%) C#
5 8 (57.14%) Java
6 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (35.71%) Android
7 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
7 5 (35.71%) QA
8 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
8 4 (28.57%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
9 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
10 2 (14.29%) Web Services
10 2 (14.29%) TDD
10 2 (14.29%) .NET
10 2 (14.29%) Python
11 1 (7.14%) JMS
11 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 1 (7.14%) SOA
11 1 (7.14%) ETL
11 1 (7.14%) FTP
11 1 (7.14%) HTTP
11 1 (7.14%) Internet

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) WebDriver
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) JBehave
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
1 11 (78.57%) Test Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Tester
3 6 (42.86%) Automation Tester
4 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
2 1 (7.14%) XSL
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Android
1 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 12 (85.71%) BDD
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) XPath
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) VMware