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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / South West
Rank 58 64 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +63
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 84 82 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.12% 2.78% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.15% 18.72% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 11
Median daily rate £335 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £383
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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
520 438 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.29% 14.83% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 298 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +23 33 £350 -8.19% 3
Bristol +2 20 £323 -7.85% 5
Devon -22 13 £400 -5.88%
Gloucestershire +2 8 £423 -18.75% 3
Somerset +3 4 £240 - 3
Dorset - 2 £325 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 103 (79.23%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (64.62%) Selenium
3 78 (60.00%) BDD
3 78 (60.00%) Java
4 55 (42.31%) Scrum
5 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 39 (30.00%) HTML
6 39 (30.00%) TDD
6 39 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 38 (29.23%) CSS
8 34 (26.15%) SOAP
9 33 (25.38%) Spring
10 31 (23.85%) Finance
11 30 (23.08%) .NET
11 30 (23.08%) Gherkin
12 29 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (22.31%) WebDriver
13 28 (21.54%) Software Testing
13 28 (21.54%) SQL
13 28 (21.54%) C#
14 27 (20.77%) QA
14 27 (20.77%) Test Scripting
14 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
14 27 (20.77%) SDLC
15 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
16 25 (19.23%) jQuery
16 25 (19.23%) REST
17 24 (18.46%) Maven
18 23 (17.69%) MVC
18 23 (17.69%) SpecFlow

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 15 (11.54%) Apache
1 15 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (8.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) LDAP
3 3 (2.31%) SSH
4 2 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (64.62%) Selenium
2 29 (22.31%) WebDriver
3 24 (18.46%) Maven
4 23 (17.69%) SpecFlow
5 18 (13.85%) Bitbucket
6 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
7 16 (12.31%) Mockito
8 14 (10.77%) Jasmine
8 14 (10.77%) SoapUI
8 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (8.46%) Ant
9 11 (8.46%) Git (software)
9 11 (8.46%) JUnit
10 10 (7.69%) JMeter
11 9 (6.92%) Subversion
12 8 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (6.15%) JIRA
12 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
13 7 (5.38%) JBehave
13 7 (5.38%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (23.85%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Electronics
3 12 (9.23%) Banking
4 11 (8.46%) Manufacturing
4 11 (8.46%) Marketing
4 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.38%) Retail
5 7 (5.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Games
6 2 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (41.54%) Developer
2 33 (25.38%) Java Developer
3 32 (24.62%) Tester
4 30 (23.08%) Test Engineer
5 19 (14.62%) Automation Tester
6 14 (10.77%) Developer in Test
7 13 (10.00%) Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Integration Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Software Tester
8 12 (9.23%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Java Automation Tester
9 9 (6.92%) QA Tester
10 8 (6.15%) Software QA Tester
11 7 (5.38%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (5.38%) UI Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.00%) HTML
2 38 (29.23%) CSS
3 34 (26.15%) SOAP
4 33 (25.38%) Spring
5 30 (23.08%) .NET
5 30 (23.08%) Gherkin
6 25 (19.23%) jQuery
6 25 (19.23%) REST
7 22 (16.92%) Hibernate
8 16 (12.31%) Sass
8 16 (12.31%) Web Services
9 14 (10.77%) XML
10 13 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 12 (9.23%) HTML5
11 12 (9.23%) Spring MVC
12 9 (6.92%) Ext JS
12 9 (6.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (5.38%) .NET Framework
13 7 (5.38%) Dropwizard
13 7 (5.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.31%) W3C
3 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.62%) Linux
2 13 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (79.23%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (60.00%) BDD
3 55 (42.31%) Scrum
4 39 (30.00%) TDD
4 39 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 29 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (21.54%) Software Testing
7 27 (20.77%) SDLC
7 27 (20.77%) Test Scripting
8 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 23 (17.69%) MVC
10 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
11 20 (15.38%) Automation Testing
11 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 18 (13.85%) Automated Testing
12 18 (13.85%) Kanban
13 17 (13.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (12.31%) Performance Testing
15 14 (10.77%) DevOps
16 13 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.00%) Java
2 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.54%) C#
3 28 (21.54%) SQL
4 16 (12.31%) Ruby
5 14 (10.77%) Python
6 12 (9.23%) C
7 11 (8.46%) Perl
8 7 (5.38%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.08%) Scala
10 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.77%) DV Cleared
3 13 (10.00%) ISEB
3 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.85%) Degree
6 5 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.77%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) SDET
3 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Varnish
2 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Oracle
2 11 (8.46%) SAP
3 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) Sencha
5 4 (3.08%) ATG
5 4 (3.08%) hybris
6 3 (2.31%) HP
7 2 (1.54%) Google
8 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
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