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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 118 101 133
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +32
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 30 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.41% 1.13% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 2
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£375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.42% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
405 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.17% 11.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 169 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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 +3 19 £406 +16.07% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 2
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (68.42%) Java
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 20 (52.63%) SQL
4 17 (44.74%) TDD
5 16 (42.11%) Scrum
6 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
7 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
7 14 (36.84%) Selenium
7 14 (36.84%) RESTful
8 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
8 13 (34.21%) Web Services
9 12 (31.58%) UNIX
9 12 (31.58%) Ruby
9 12 (31.58%) BDD
9 12 (31.58%) FitNesse
9 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (26.32%) CSS
10 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 10 (26.32%) HTML
11 9 (23.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (23.68%) HTML5
11 9 (23.68%) RSpec
11 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
12 8 (21.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (21.05%) Sublime Text
12 8 (21.05%) GitHub
12 8 (21.05%) Backbone.js
12 8 (21.05%) Amazon S3
12 8 (21.05%) Heroku

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (7.89%) Mule
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (21.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) GitHub
1 8 (21.05%) Amazon S3
1 8 (21.05%) Heroku
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 8 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (18.42%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (5.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
2 14 (36.84%) Selenium
3 12 (31.58%) FitNesse
4 9 (23.68%) RSpec
5 8 (21.05%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (21.05%) Sublime Text
6 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.89%) WATIR
7 3 (7.89%) JUnit
8 2 (5.26%) Maven
8 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (5.26%) Hudson
8 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.63%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.63%) Behat
9 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (15.79%) Electronics
2 6 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Tester
3 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Automated Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) RESTful
2 13 (34.21%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) CSS
3 10 (26.32%) HTML
4 9 (23.68%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (23.68%) HTML5
4 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
5 8 (21.05%) Backbone.js
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) jQuery
7 3 (7.89%) Sass
7 3 (7.89%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.63%) CSS3
9 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.63%) SOAP
9 1 (2.63%) XML
9 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) DTV
2 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) UNIX
3 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
5 12 (31.58%) BDD
5 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
6 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
9 2 (5.26%) OOP
9 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) Java
2 20 (52.63%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) Ruby
4 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.05%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) C#
7 2 (5.26%) PHP5
8 1 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) Zend
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter
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