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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 124 123 128
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 19 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.52% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.14% 3.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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
459 400 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.74% 13.85% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 256 208
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 13
Average hourly rate £36.40 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
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 27 March 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
Bristol -10 3 £400 +22.13% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £350 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Java
3 17 (45.95%) BDD
4 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
5 13 (35.14%) Selenium
5 13 (35.14%) RESTful
6 12 (32.43%) Automation Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
7 11 (29.73%) HTML
7 11 (29.73%) Web Services
7 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
7 11 (29.73%) Spring
7 11 (29.73%) JIRA
8 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
8 10 (27.03%) MongoDB
8 10 (27.03%) Linked Data
8 10 (27.03%) Spock
9 9 (24.32%) Apache Camel
9 9 (24.32%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
9 9 (24.32%) Maven
9 9 (24.32%) Groovy
10 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
10 8 (21.62%) Linux
11 7 (18.92%) IntelliJ
11 7 (18.92%) CSS
11 7 (18.92%) TDD
11 7 (18.92%) Scrum
11 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Summit
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) MongoDB
2 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) JIRA
2 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
3 10 (27.03%) Spock
3 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 7 (18.92%) IntelliJ
6 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
7 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.41%) Behat
8 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (5.41%) JUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 1 (2.70%) Electronics
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) GUI Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) UX Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) RESTful
2 11 (29.73%) Spring
2 11 (29.73%) HTML
2 11 (29.73%) Web Services
3 9 (24.32%) ActiveMQ
3 9 (24.32%) Apache Camel
4 7 (18.92%) CSS
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
6 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.81%) Flask
8 3 (8.11%) REST
8 3 (8.11%) XML
8 3 (8.11%) SOAP
9 2 (5.41%) Middleware
9 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (5.41%) Leaflet
10 1 (2.70%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.70%) Ajax
10 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Linked Data
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) DTV
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) BDD
3 12 (32.43%) Automation Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.92%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) User Stories
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.41%) Test Management
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) Groovy
3 7 (18.92%) Ruby
4 5 (13.51%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) ISEB
4 5 (13.51%) Degree
5 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 14001
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) SAP