The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 129 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.086% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.28% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
457 294 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 12.64% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 184 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.10 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Cucumber
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 12 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (69.23%) Scrum
4 15 (57.69%) Java
5 13 (50.00%) Kanban
6 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
6 11 (42.31%) JUnit
7 10 (38.46%) JBehave
8 9 (34.62%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
8 9 (34.62%) QA
9 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
10 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Open Source
11 6 (23.08%) Capybara
11 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
12 5 (19.23%) Time Management
12 5 (19.23%) BDD
12 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
13 4 (15.38%) TDD
13 4 (15.38%) Spring
13 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
13 4 (15.38%) jMock
14 2 (7.69%) ISEB
14 2 (7.69%) UNIX
14 2 (7.69%) Windows

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Drupal
2 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) JUnit
3 10 (38.46%) JBehave
4 9 (34.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
5 6 (23.08%) Capybara
6 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
7 4 (15.38%) jMock
8 2 (7.69%) Maven
8 2 (7.69%) JMeter
8 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
8 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (3.85%) LoadUI
9 1 (3.85%) JSUnit
9 1 (3.85%) Hudson
9 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.85%) JIRA
9 1 (3.85%) WATIR
9 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) JPA
2 1 (3.85%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (3.85%) MooTools
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) JSF
2 1 (3.85%) JSTL
2 1 (3.85%) Dojo
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) Java SE
2 1 (3.85%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) EJB
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) JSP
2 1 (3.85%) Servlets
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Scrum
3 13 (50.00%) Kanban
4 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Time Management
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) Business Transformation
10 1 (3.85%) Web Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (3.85%) OWASP
10 1 (3.85%) ATDD
10 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss