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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 104 118 140
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +22
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 41 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 0.66% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.90% 4.65% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 6
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £342 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -
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
414 430 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.99% 14.11% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 269 283
Median daily rate £390 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.79 £33.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.98 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 20 £395 +12.85% 4
Devon +6 9 £415 +33.87%
Wiltshire +2 6 £371 -1.00% 1
Gloucestershire -3 3 £400 +6.66% 5
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 84 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (66.36%) Java
3 55 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 47 (42.73%) Ruby
5 45 (40.91%) BDD
6 43 (39.09%) Capybara
6 43 (39.09%) JavaScript
7 41 (37.27%) Git (software)
8 40 (36.36%) SQL
9 37 (33.64%) Scrum
10 36 (32.73%) Test Automation
11 33 (30.00%) Selenium
12 29 (26.36%) JUnit
12 29 (26.36%) HTML
13 28 (25.45%) Linux
13 28 (25.45%) SC Cleared
14 27 (24.55%) JIRA
15 25 (22.73%) Software Engineering
16 24 (21.82%) Web Services
17 23 (20.91%) Integration Testing
18 22 (20.00%) CSS
18 22 (20.00%) Jenkins
19 21 (19.09%) Python
20 20 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
20 20 (18.18%) Groovy
20 20 (18.18%) RESTful
21 19 (17.27%) MongoDB
21 19 (17.27%) Spring
22 18 (16.36%) HTTP
22 18 (16.36%) Microsoft

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.73%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) Confluence
3 1 (0.91%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.55%) GitHub
2 8 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) HTTP
2 2 (1.82%) SAN
2 2 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) MongoDB
2 18 (16.36%) Relational Database
3 16 (14.55%) NoSQL
3 16 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.82%) GIS
5 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 43 (39.09%) Capybara
2 41 (37.27%) Git (software)
3 33 (30.00%) Selenium
4 29 (26.36%) JUnit
5 27 (24.55%) JIRA
6 22 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 18 (16.36%) SpecFlow
8 17 (15.45%) Maven
9 16 (14.55%) git-flow
9 16 (14.55%) RSpec
9 16 (14.55%) Subversion
10 15 (13.64%) WATIR
11 12 (10.91%) WebDriver
12 11 (10.00%) IntelliJ
13 9 (8.18%) Mockito
14 8 (7.27%) Spock
15 7 (6.36%) JBehave
16 4 (3.64%) PhantomJS
17 3 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 3 (2.73%) Protractor
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Electronics
2 8 (7.27%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.27%) Marketing
2 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Back Office
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (52.73%) Developer
2 31 (28.18%) Test Engineer
3 30 (27.27%) Java Developer
4 18 (16.36%) Developer in Test
5 17 (15.45%) Analyst
5 17 (15.45%) Test Analyst
6 16 (14.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (14.55%) Tester
7 13 (11.82%) Ruby Developer
8 12 (10.91%) Test Automation Developer
9 9 (8.18%) Agile Developer
10 8 (7.27%) Automation Tester
10 8 (7.27%) Lead Test Analyst
10 8 (7.27%) Software Tester
11 7 (6.36%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (6.36%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 6 (5.45%) Java Automation Tester
12 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 6 (5.45%) Technical Leader
13 5 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.36%) HTML
2 24 (21.82%) Web Services
3 22 (20.00%) CSS
4 20 (18.18%) RESTful
5 19 (17.27%) Spring
6 16 (14.55%) Dropwizard
6 16 (14.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 16 (14.55%) Sass
7 14 (12.73%) Gherkin
7 14 (12.73%) Hibernate
8 11 (10.00%) Behat
9 7 (6.36%) .NET
10 6 (5.45%) jQuery
10 6 (5.45%) Spring Boot
11 5 (4.55%) REST
11 5 (4.55%) XML
12 4 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.64%) SOAP
13 3 (2.73%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Visualisation
2 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.45%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) Mac OS X
2 16 (14.55%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.91%) BDD
3 37 (33.64%) Scrum
4 36 (32.73%) Test Automation
5 25 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 23 (20.91%) Integration Testing
7 18 (16.36%) Open Source
8 17 (15.45%) Automation Testing
9 16 (14.55%) Configuration Management
9 16 (14.55%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
9 16 (14.55%) Web Design
9 16 (14.55%) Web Development
10 15 (13.64%) Data Migration
10 15 (13.64%) ETL
10 15 (13.64%) Migration
11 12 (10.91%) Automated Testing
12 10 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (66.36%) Java
2 47 (42.73%) Ruby
3 43 (39.09%) JavaScript
4 40 (36.36%) SQL
5 21 (19.09%) Python
6 20 (18.18%) Groovy
7 16 (14.55%) Scala
8 11 (10.00%) C#
9 5 (4.55%) C
10 4 (3.64%) Perl
11 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.00%) ISEB
3 11 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.36%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO 14001
1 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.64%) Oracle
3 11 (10.00%) Rally
4 8 (7.27%) SAP
5 3 (2.73%) HP
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