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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / South West
Rank 75 66 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +53
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 55 80 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.17% 2.69% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.33% 17.09% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 70 15
Median daily rate £330 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £482 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.26%
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
446 468 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.57% 15.71% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 348 340
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% -9.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £31.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 January 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 January 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 +12 18 £330 -13.44% 1
Bristol 0 16 £325 -7.14% 6
Gloucestershire +10 8 £370 -28.84% 7
Devon -20 4 £359 -11.84% 1
Dorset - 2 £325 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 75 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (67.68%) Java
3 64 (64.65%) BDD
4 61 (61.62%) Selenium
5 43 (43.43%) Scrum
6 35 (35.35%) Test Automation
7 33 (33.33%) SOAP
8 32 (32.32%) JavaScript
9 31 (31.31%) HTML
9 31 (31.31%) TDD
9 31 (31.31%) Spring
10 30 (30.30%) CSS
11 26 (26.26%) REST
12 23 (23.23%) Manual Testing
13 22 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (22.22%) SDLC
13 22 (22.22%) Hibernate
13 22 (22.22%) Maven
13 22 (22.22%) SQL
14 21 (21.21%) Finance
14 21 (21.21%) Security Cleared
14 21 (21.21%) WebDriver
15 20 (20.20%) Bitbucket
15 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
16 19 (19.19%) jQuery
16 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
16 19 (19.19%) Sass
16 19 (19.19%) Kanban
16 19 (19.19%) Automation Testing
17 18 (18.18%) Integration Testing

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 13 (13.13%) Apache
1 13 (13.13%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) GitHub
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) LDAP
2 4 (4.04%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) SSH
4 2 (2.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (61.62%) Selenium
2 22 (22.22%) Maven
3 21 (21.21%) WebDriver
4 20 (20.20%) Bitbucket
5 18 (18.18%) Mockito
6 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
7 12 (12.12%) JUnit
8 11 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 11 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 11 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (8.08%) Ant
10 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
10 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
11 7 (7.07%) JMeter
12 6 (6.06%) JIRA
12 6 (6.06%) Subversion
13 5 (5.05%) Jasmine
13 5 (5.05%) JBehave
13 5 (5.05%) Selenium IDE
General
1 21 (21.21%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Electronics
3 8 (8.08%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.08%) Marketing
3 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.07%) Banking
5 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 5 (5.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Games
6 2 (2.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (40.40%) Developer
2 31 (31.31%) Java Developer
3 26 (26.26%) Test Engineer
3 26 (26.26%) Tester
4 16 (16.16%) Automation Tester
5 11 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) Analyst
7 9 (9.09%) Developer in Test
7 9 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 9 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Java Automation Tester
9 6 (6.06%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (5.05%) Software QA Tester
11 4 (4.04%) Java Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 4 (4.04%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.33%) SOAP
2 31 (31.31%) HTML
2 31 (31.31%) Spring
3 30 (30.30%) CSS
4 26 (26.26%) REST
5 22 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 19 (19.19%) jQuery
6 19 (19.19%) Sass
7 17 (17.17%) Gherkin
8 16 (16.16%) .NET
9 14 (14.14%) Spring MVC
10 11 (11.11%) Web Services
11 10 (10.10%) XML
12 7 (7.07%) Dropwizard
12 7 (7.07%) JSON
13 6 (6.06%) JDBC
14 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.04%) CSS3
14 4 (4.04%) HTML5
14 4 (4.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) W3C
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.17%) Linux
2 11 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (64.65%) BDD
3 43 (43.43%) Scrum
4 35 (35.35%) Test Automation
5 31 (31.31%) TDD
6 23 (23.23%) Manual Testing
7 22 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (22.22%) SDLC
8 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
9 19 (19.19%) Automation Testing
9 19 (19.19%) Kanban
9 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
10 18 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
12 16 (16.16%) MVC
13 15 (15.15%) Performance Testing
14 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
14 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (11.11%) Validation
15 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.68%) Java
2 32 (32.32%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.22%) SQL
4 15 (15.15%) Python
5 14 (14.14%) C#
6 11 (11.11%) C
7 10 (10.10%) Perl
8 8 (8.08%) Ruby
9 5 (5.05%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.04%) Scala
11 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.01%) Groovy
11 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.12%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.06%) ISEB
5 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.16%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) SDET
3 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) Varnish
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Oracle
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) SAP
4 4 (4.04%) ATG
4 4 (4.04%) hybris
5 3 (3.03%) HP
6 2 (2.02%) Google
7 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
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