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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 96 105 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 43 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.54% 1.60% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.11% 9.48% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 17
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25
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
472 538 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.90% 16.85% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 399 347
Median daily rate £390 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 30
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £37.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Wiltshire +9 16 £354 -8.70% 7
Bristol +7 11 £363 +5.07% 7
Gloucestershire +3 7 £370 -28.84% 11
Somerset +29 6 £325 - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 58 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (71.05%) Java
3 53 (69.74%) BDD
4 40 (52.63%) Selenium
5 31 (40.79%) Scrum
5 31 (40.79%) TDD
5 31 (40.79%) Test Automation
6 30 (39.47%) JavaScript
7 28 (36.84%) HTML
7 28 (36.84%) CSS
8 25 (32.89%) Spring
8 25 (32.89%) SOAP
9 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (26.32%) jQuery
10 20 (26.32%) Hibernate
10 20 (26.32%) REST
10 20 (26.32%) Sass
11 19 (25.00%) Kanban
12 18 (23.68%) Mockito
13 17 (22.37%) Bitbucket
13 17 (22.37%) C#
13 17 (22.37%) Automated Testing
14 16 (21.05%) QA
14 16 (21.05%) SpecFlow
15 15 (19.74%) Gherkin
15 15 (19.74%) SDLC
15 15 (19.74%) Software Testing
15 15 (19.74%) SQL
16 14 (18.42%) MVC
16 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering

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 10 (13.16%) Apache
1 10 (13.16%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) LDAP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (52.63%) Selenium
2 18 (23.68%) Mockito
3 17 (22.37%) Bitbucket
4 16 (21.05%) SpecFlow
5 13 (17.11%) Maven
6 10 (13.16%) JUnit
6 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
7 8 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.89%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
9 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
10 4 (5.26%) Jasmine
10 4 (5.26%) JBehave
10 4 (5.26%) Subversion
11 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
11 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.95%) JIRA
12 2 (2.63%) RSpec
12 2 (2.63%) Sahi
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Electronics
2 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.89%) Marketing
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Developer
2 27 (35.53%) Java Developer
3 23 (30.26%) Test Engineer
4 17 (22.37%) Tester
5 12 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (13.16%) Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Test Analyst
7 9 (11.84%) Automation Tester
8 7 (9.21%) Developer in Test
8 7 (9.21%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Software Tester
8 7 (9.21%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.26%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (3.95%) Software QA Tester
11 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.84%) CSS
1 28 (36.84%) HTML
2 25 (32.89%) SOAP
2 25 (32.89%) Spring
3 20 (26.32%) Hibernate
3 20 (26.32%) jQuery
3 20 (26.32%) REST
3 20 (26.32%) Sass
4 15 (19.74%) Gherkin
5 14 (18.42%) Spring MVC
6 10 (13.16%) .NET
6 10 (13.16%) Web Services
7 7 (9.21%) Dropwizard
7 7 (9.21%) JDBC
7 7 (9.21%) XML
8 6 (7.89%) JSON
9 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.26%) CSS3
9 4 (5.26%) HTML5
9 4 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) W3C
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (69.74%) BDD
3 31 (40.79%) Scrum
3 31 (40.79%) TDD
3 31 (40.79%) Test Automation
4 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (25.00%) Kanban
6 17 (22.37%) Automated Testing
7 15 (19.74%) SDLC
7 15 (19.74%) Software Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Automation Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 14 (18.42%) MVC
8 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering
9 13 (17.11%) Integration Testing
10 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 12 (15.79%) Pair Programming
11 10 (13.16%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (71.05%) Java
2 30 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.37%) C#
4 15 (19.74%) SQL
5 13 (17.11%) Python
5 13 (17.11%) Ruby
6 6 (7.89%) C
6 6 (7.89%) Objective-C
6 6 (7.89%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.95%) Scala
9 2 (2.63%) Groovy
10 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.58%) ISEB
5 2 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.63%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Varnish
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) SAP
4 4 (5.26%) ATG
4 4 (5.26%) hybris
5 2 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
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