The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 97 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 24 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.78% 4.70% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
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£375 £244 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.36% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
Cucumber
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
354 298 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.21% 13.09% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 175 122
Average daily rate £375 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh +7 14 £350 +6.06% 1
Glasgow -8 6 £388 +63.15% 3
West Lothian +7 3 £375 +8.69% 1
Stirling - - - -
Cucumber
UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (63.04%) TDD
2 25 (54.35%) Selenium
3 23 (50.00%) Java
4 22 (47.83%) HTML
5 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
6 18 (39.13%) CSS
7 14 (30.43%) jQuery
8 13 (28.26%) BDD
8 13 (28.26%) Spring
8 13 (28.26%) Ruby
8 13 (28.26%) MVC
8 13 (28.26%) Finance
8 13 (28.26%) Scrum
9 11 (23.91%) SQL
9 11 (23.91%) JSON
9 11 (23.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (23.91%) RSpec
9 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
9 11 (23.91%) CoffeeScript
9 11 (23.91%) Backbone.js
9 11 (23.91%) Jasmine
10 9 (19.57%) JSP
10 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Ember.js
11 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
11 8 (17.39%) Maven
11 8 (17.39%) JUnit
11 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
12 7 (15.22%) Hibernate

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.04%) JBoss
3 5 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (8.70%) Apache
5 2 (4.35%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) RSpec
2 11 (23.91%) Jasmine
3 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.39%) Maven
3 8 (17.39%) JUnit
4 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
4 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (13.04%) Mockito
6 5 (10.87%) Subversion
6 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.87%) Ant
7 4 (8.70%) NUnit
7 4 (8.70%) WinRunner
7 4 (8.70%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.52%) JIRA
9 2 (4.35%) JBehave
9 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Programmer
5 7 (15.22%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) HTML
2 18 (39.13%) CSS
3 14 (30.43%) jQuery
4 13 (28.26%) Spring
5 11 (23.91%) Backbone.js
5 11 (23.91%) Ruby on Rails
5 11 (23.91%) JSON
6 9 (19.57%) Ember.js
6 9 (19.57%) JSP
7 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
7 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
7 7 (15.22%) RESTful
8 6 (13.04%) Servlets
8 6 (13.04%) J2EE
8 6 (13.04%) JSF
8 6 (13.04%) Struts
9 5 (10.87%) Ajax
9 5 (10.87%) EJB
9 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
9 5 (10.87%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Open Source
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Social Media
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.35%) AIX
4 2 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (63.04%) TDD
2 13 (28.26%) MVC
2 13 (28.26%) Scrum
2 13 (28.26%) BDD
3 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.87%) CRM
6 4 (8.70%) SOA
6 4 (8.70%) UML
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.52%) Web Development
7 3 (6.52%) User Stories
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Kanban
8 2 (4.35%) Pair Programming
9 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 13 (28.26%) Ruby
4 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) CoffeeScript
5 7 (15.22%) C#
6 5 (10.87%) Perl
7 3 (6.52%) XPath
8 2 (4.35%) Python
9 1 (2.17%) Clojure
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.17%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) CA
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