The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 87 126 140
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +14
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 48 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.60% 4.06% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 11
Average daily rate £390 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 - -
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
381 443 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.00% 14.31% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 263 274
Average daily rate £400 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £478 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +11 22 £363 +3.57% 2
Devon +10 12 £415 +18.57%
Gloucestershire +7 8 £475 +35.71% 6
Wiltshire +1 3 £368 -2.00% 4
Somerset - 1 - - 4
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 105 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (55.38%) Java
3 64 (49.23%) Ruby
4 60 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 57 (43.85%) Capybara
6 56 (43.08%) BDD
7 50 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 41 (31.54%) Scrum
9 39 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 38 (29.23%) Gherkin
11 37 (28.46%) Test Automation
12 36 (27.69%) Jenkins
13 33 (25.38%) SQL
14 30 (23.08%) Selenium
15 29 (22.31%) HTML
15 29 (22.31%) JUnit
15 29 (22.31%) Linux
16 28 (21.54%) Software Engineering
16 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
17 27 (20.77%) Web Services
18 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
18 24 (18.46%) RESTful
19 23 (17.69%) JIRA
20 22 (16.92%) Integration Testing
20 22 (16.92%) Elasticsearch
21 21 (16.15%) Functional Testing
21 21 (16.15%) CSS
21 21 (16.15%) Maven
22 20 (15.38%) Python
23 19 (14.62%) ISEB

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 22 (16.92%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.62%) JBoss
3 2 (1.54%) Apache
3 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) MS Office
2 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) Office 365
2 15 (11.54%) GitHub
3 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) HTTP
2 4 (3.08%) Internet
3 2 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) MongoDB
1 17 (13.08%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (13.08%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.54%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.54%) GIS
6 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 57 (43.85%) Capybara
2 39 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 36 (27.69%) Jenkins
4 30 (23.08%) Selenium
5 29 (22.31%) JUnit
6 23 (17.69%) JIRA
7 21 (16.15%) Maven
8 17 (13.08%) SpecFlow
8 17 (13.08%) Subversion
9 15 (11.54%) git-flow
9 15 (11.54%) RSpec
10 14 (10.77%) IntelliJ
11 11 (8.46%) HP UFT
11 11 (8.46%) WATIR
12 10 (7.69%) Travis CI
12 10 (7.69%) WebDriver
13 8 (6.15%) JBehave
13 8 (6.15%) Spock
14 7 (5.38%) Mockito
15 6 (4.62%) Protractor
General
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Electronics
2 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.62%) Marketing
2 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Back Office
4 1 (0.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Developer
2 32 (24.62%) Java Developer
3 30 (23.08%) Tester
4 29 (22.31%) Test Engineer
5 23 (17.69%) Analyst
6 22 (16.92%) Test Analyst
7 17 (13.08%) Developer in Test
8 14 (10.77%) Ruby Developer
8 14 (10.77%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) Automation Tester
10 10 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
11 9 (6.92%) Java Software Developer
11 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
12 8 (6.15%) Integration Engineer
12 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
12 8 (6.15%) Software Tester
12 8 (6.15%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 7 (5.38%) Agile Developer
13 7 (5.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.23%) Gherkin
2 29 (22.31%) HTML
3 27 (20.77%) Web Services
4 24 (18.46%) RESTful
5 21 (16.15%) CSS
6 18 (13.85%) Spring
7 15 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (11.54%) Sass
8 14 (10.77%) Hibernate
9 10 (7.69%) .NET
10 8 (6.15%) Behat
11 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.62%) RESTEasy
12 6 (4.62%) Spring Boot
12 6 (4.62%) YAML
13 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 4 (3.08%) jQuery
13 4 (3.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Visualisation
2 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Linux
2 15 (11.54%) Mac OS X
2 15 (11.54%) Unix
3 4 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.08%) BDD
3 41 (31.54%) Scrum
4 37 (28.46%) Test Automation
5 28 (21.54%) Software Engineering
6 22 (16.92%) Integration Testing
7 21 (16.15%) Functional Testing
8 19 (14.62%) TDD
9 18 (13.85%) Time Management
10 17 (13.08%) Automation Testing
10 17 (13.08%) Open Source
11 16 (12.31%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.31%) Software Testing
12 15 (11.54%) Configuration Management
12 15 (11.54%) ITIL
12 15 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (11.54%) Unit Testing
12 15 (11.54%) Web Design
12 15 (11.54%) Web Development
13 14 (10.77%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (55.38%) Java
2 64 (49.23%) Ruby
3 50 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 33 (25.38%) SQL
5 20 (15.38%) Python
6 19 (14.62%) Groovy
7 15 (11.54%) Scala
8 13 (10.00%) C#
9 8 (6.15%) C
10 4 (3.08%) Perl
11 2 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.62%) ISEB
3 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
4 13 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.92%) Degree
5 9 (6.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (5.38%) ISO 14001
2 7 (5.38%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.38%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.23%) Oracle
3 8 (6.15%) Rally
4 6 (4.62%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) HP
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