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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 115 117 142
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 26 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 0.87% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.34% 6.09% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 6
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
410 443 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.76% 14.28% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 289 244
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 31
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.04 £36.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% +0.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.54 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.46 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -5 15 £450 +28.57% 1
Devon +6 4 £415 +33.87%
Wiltshire - 3 £375 - 3
Gloucestershire -5 2 £400 +6.66% 4
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 74 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (62.24%) Java
3 47 (47.96%) Ruby
4 46 (46.94%) Security Cleared
5 41 (41.84%) Capybara
6 38 (38.78%) BDD
7 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 35 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 35 (35.71%) SQL
8 33 (33.67%) Scrum
8 33 (33.67%) JavaScript
9 31 (31.63%) Selenium
10 25 (25.51%) JIRA
11 24 (24.49%) Linux
12 23 (23.47%) JUnit
12 23 (23.47%) SC Cleared
13 22 (22.45%) Web Services
13 22 (22.45%) HTML
14 21 (21.43%) Python
14 21 (21.43%) Software Engineering
14 21 (21.43%) Integration Testing
14 21 (21.43%) SpecFlow
15 19 (19.39%) CSS
16 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
16 18 (18.37%) Groovy
17 17 (17.35%) RESTful
18 16 (16.33%) Open Source
18 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
19 15 (15.31%) MongoDB
19 15 (15.31%) WATIR

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 14 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) GeoServer
2 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) GitHub
2 8 (8.16%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 14 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.02%) QGIS
5 1 (1.02%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 41 (41.84%) Capybara
2 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 31 (31.63%) Selenium
4 25 (25.51%) JIRA
5 23 (23.47%) JUnit
6 21 (21.43%) SpecFlow
7 16 (16.33%) Jenkins
8 15 (15.31%) WATIR
9 14 (14.29%) git-flow
9 14 (14.29%) RSpec
9 14 (14.29%) Subversion
9 14 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 11 (11.22%) Maven
11 7 (7.14%) IntelliJ
11 7 (7.14%) Mockito
12 6 (6.12%) Spock
13 5 (5.10%) JBehave
14 4 (4.08%) PhantomJS
15 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (3.06%) Protractor
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Electronics
2 7 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.14%) Marketing
2 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.08%) Games
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (48.98%) Developer
2 34 (34.69%) Test Engineer
3 23 (23.47%) Java Developer
4 18 (18.37%) Test Automation Engineer
5 17 (17.35%) Analyst
5 17 (17.35%) Test Analyst
6 15 (15.31%) Developer in Test
7 14 (14.29%) Tester
8 11 (11.22%) Ruby Developer
8 11 (11.22%) Test Automation Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Lead Test Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Software Tester
10 7 (7.14%) Agile Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) Automation Tester
11 6 (6.12%) QA Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) QA Test Engineer
12 5 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) HTML
1 22 (22.45%) Web Services
2 19 (19.39%) CSS
3 17 (17.35%) RESTful
4 14 (14.29%) Dropwizard
4 14 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 14 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (14.29%) Sass
4 14 (14.29%) Spring
5 11 (11.22%) Behat
6 9 (9.18%) Hibernate
7 7 (7.14%) .NET
8 6 (6.12%) jQuery
9 5 (5.10%) REST
10 4 (4.08%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (4.08%) SOAP
10 4 (4.08%) Spring Boot
11 3 (3.06%) JSP
11 3 (3.06%) Struts
11 3 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Linux
2 14 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 14 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.78%) BDD
3 35 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 33 (33.67%) Scrum
5 21 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 21 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 16 (16.33%) Open Source
7 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 14 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 14 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 14 (14.29%) Web Design
7 14 (14.29%) Web Development
8 13 (13.27%) Data Migration
8 13 (13.27%) ETL
8 13 (13.27%) Migration
9 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 9 (9.18%) TDD
11 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 61 (62.24%) Java
2 47 (47.96%) Ruby
3 35 (35.71%) SQL
4 33 (33.67%) JavaScript
5 21 (21.43%) Python
6 18 (18.37%) Groovy
7 14 (14.29%) C#
7 14 (14.29%) Scala
8 4 (4.08%) Perl
9 3 (3.06%) C
10 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.47%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.22%) ISEB
4 10 (10.20%) ISTQB
5 8 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.12%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (6.12%) ISO 14001
2 6 (6.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 11 (11.22%) Rally
4 7 (7.14%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) HP
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