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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 124 105 117
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.61% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.26% 5.58% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.36% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
470 269 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.01% 10.86% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 171 170
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 25
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.66 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -9 4 £400 +23.07% 4
Wiltshire - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (60.00%) Java
3 26 (52.00%) SQL
4 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
5 22 (44.00%) BDD
6 20 (40.00%) Selenium
7 19 (38.00%) Linux
8 18 (36.00%) RESTful
9 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
10 15 (30.00%) Scrum
10 15 (30.00%) Web Services
11 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
12 13 (26.00%) UNIX
12 13 (26.00%) TDD
12 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (22.00%) FitNesse
13 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
14 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
15 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
15 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
15 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
15 9 (18.00%) Spring
15 9 (18.00%) Maven
15 9 (18.00%) JIRA
16 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
16 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
16 8 (16.00%) PHP
17 7 (14.00%) C#
17 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
17 7 (14.00%) Ruby

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (40.00%) Selenium
3 11 (22.00%) FitNesse
4 9 (18.00%) Maven
4 9 (18.00%) JIRA
5 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (14.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (12.00%) Spock
7 5 (10.00%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (6.00%) Behat
9 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.00%) WATIR
9 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.00%) JUnit
10 1 (2.00%) RSpec
10 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) RESTful
2 15 (30.00%) Web Services
3 9 (18.00%) Spring
4 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 5 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (8.00%) XML
5 4 (8.00%) HTML
5 4 (8.00%) .NET
5 4 (8.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) SOAP
6 3 (6.00%) REST
6 3 (6.00%) JSON
6 3 (6.00%) jQuery
7 2 (4.00%) Middleware
7 2 (4.00%) Flask
8 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.00%) Leaflet
8 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Linked Data
2 3 (6.00%) DTV
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 13 (26.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) BDD
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (30.00%) Scrum
5 13 (26.00%) TDD
5 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.00%) User Stories
10 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
12 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.00%) OOP
12 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (6.00%) Web Development
12 3 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) Java
2 26 (52.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) PHP
4 7 (14.00%) Ruby
4 7 (14.00%) C#
5 5 (10.00%) Groovy
5 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) PHP5
8 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Zend
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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