The first table below looks at the demand for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 Southampton 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 39 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.79% 0.75% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.52% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
46 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.04% 11.57% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 9
Average daily rate £320 £355 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £278 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Cucumber
Hampshire

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the Southampton region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 6 (60.00%) RSpec
3 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Hudson
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) Subversion
7 2 (20.00%) JMeter
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Puppet
7 2 (20.00%) Selenium
8 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (10.00%) vSphere
8 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (10.00%) Mockito
8 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (60.00%) RSpec
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Hudson
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (10.00%) Mockito
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
1 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) VMware