The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 33 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.50% -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.06% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
Median daily rate £298 £231 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £376
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.19%
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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
328 312 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.71% 12.99% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 156 101
Median daily rate £378 £338 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the West Midlands region.

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Shropshire - 14 £475 -
Birmingham 0 7 £290 +13.17% 3
Coventry - 5 £275 -
Worcestershire - 2 £363 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £285 +119.23%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 54 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (73.91%) Selenium
3 38 (55.07%) Jenkins
4 31 (44.93%) Java
5 28 (40.58%) Automated Testing
6 27 (39.13%) BDD
7 25 (36.23%) TDD
7 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 21 (30.43%) Scrum
10 19 (27.54%) JUnit
10 19 (27.54%) JIRA
11 18 (26.09%) Open Source
12 17 (24.64%) Kanban
13 16 (23.19%) Confluence
14 15 (21.74%) AngularJS
14 15 (21.74%) Gherkin
14 15 (21.74%) Automation Testing
14 15 (21.74%) QA
14 15 (21.74%) HTML
15 14 (20.29%) Ruby
15 14 (20.29%) Node.js
15 14 (20.29%) Scala
15 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
16 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
17 12 (17.39%) RSpec
17 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
17 12 (17.39%) SpecFlow

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (23.19%) Confluence
2 5 (7.25%) Documentum
2 5 (7.25%) nginx
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) GitHub
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.25%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) SSL
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 51 (73.91%) Selenium
2 38 (55.07%) Jenkins
3 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 19 (27.54%) JIRA
4 19 (27.54%) JUnit
5 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
6 12 (17.39%) RSpec
6 12 (17.39%) SpecFlow
7 10 (14.49%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (13.04%) Ant
9 8 (11.59%) Gatling
10 7 (10.14%) Grunt
10 7 (10.14%) PhantomJS
10 7 (10.14%) Protractor
10 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
11 6 (8.70%) Capybara
11 6 (8.70%) gulp
11 6 (8.70%) SonarQube
11 6 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (8.70%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (8.70%) Games
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.29%) Tester
5 11 (15.94%) Automation Tester
6 9 (13.04%) Agile Test Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Test Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Tester
9 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
9 6 (8.70%) QA Engineer
9 6 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Scala Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Agile Developer
11 4 (5.80%) Angular Developer
11 4 (5.80%) CRM Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (5.80%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) AngularJS
1 15 (21.74%) Gherkin
1 15 (21.74%) HTML
2 14 (20.29%) Node.js
3 11 (15.94%) jQuery
3 11 (15.94%) Spring
4 10 (14.49%) CSS
5 9 (13.04%) HTML5
6 8 (11.59%) JSON
6 8 (11.59%) React
6 8 (11.59%) RESTful
7 5 (7.25%) Angular 2
7 5 (7.25%) J2EE
7 5 (7.25%) Servlets
7 5 (7.25%) Spring MVC
7 5 (7.25%) Struts
7 5 (7.25%) Struts2
7 5 (7.25%) XML
8 4 (5.80%) JAX-RS
8 4 (5.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) User Experience
2 3 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.45%) iPad
3 1 (1.45%) IVR
3 1 (1.45%) Online Games
3 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Unix
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.90%) Android
5 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Automated Testing
3 27 (39.13%) BDD
4 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (36.23%) TDD
5 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 21 (30.43%) Scrum
7 18 (26.09%) Open Source
8 17 (24.64%) Kanban
9 15 (21.74%) Automation Testing
10 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.49%) Web Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (11.59%) User Stories
13 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (10.14%) Front End Development
13 7 (10.14%) Functional Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) Java
2 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.29%) Ruby
3 14 (20.29%) Scala
4 10 (14.49%) Python
4 10 (14.49%) SQL
5 8 (11.59%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) Groovy
6 5 (7.25%) Haskell
6 5 (7.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 11 (15.94%) ISEB
3 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) WCAG
3 1 (1.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Puppet
2 6 (8.70%) Grafana
2 6 (8.70%) Kibana
3 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.45%) logstash
4 1 (1.45%) rkt
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Google
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.45%) Avaya
4 1 (1.45%) CODA
4 1 (1.45%) Genesys
4 1 (1.45%) KANA
4 1 (1.45%) Pega
4 1 (1.45%) Splunk