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 21 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 25 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.50% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.72% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 0
Median daily rate £395 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.21% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £383
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -
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
324 377 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.51% 14.55% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 202 104
Median daily rate £410 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.31 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +38 12 £500 - 1
Birmingham 0 4 £395 +142.92% 1
Coventry - 4 £275 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 52 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (68.75%) Selenium
3 34 (53.13%) Jenkins
4 32 (50.00%) Java
5 26 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (40.63%) Automated Testing
6 24 (37.50%) BDD
7 23 (35.94%) TDD
8 22 (34.38%) JavaScript
9 21 (32.81%) Git (software)
10 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
10 20 (31.25%) Scrum
11 19 (29.69%) JUnit
12 17 (26.56%) Gherkin
13 16 (25.00%) Ruby
14 15 (23.44%) JIRA
14 15 (23.44%) Kanban
14 15 (23.44%) HTML
14 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
14 15 (23.44%) Scala
14 15 (23.44%) WebDriver
14 15 (23.44%) Open Source
15 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
16 13 (20.31%) NoSQL
16 13 (20.31%) Node.js
16 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
16 13 (20.31%) QA
17 12 (18.75%) Python
17 12 (18.75%) GitHub
17 12 (18.75%) Automation Testing

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 12 (18.75%) Confluence
2 6 (9.38%) nginx
2 6 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.69%) Documentum
3 3 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) GitHub
2 6 (9.38%) Google Analytics
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) HTTP
2 6 (9.38%) SSL
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
2 13 (20.31%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (68.75%) Selenium
2 34 (53.13%) Jenkins
3 21 (32.81%) Git (software)
4 19 (29.69%) JUnit
5 15 (23.44%) JIRA
5 15 (23.44%) WebDriver
6 12 (18.75%) RSpec
7 11 (17.19%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (12.50%) Ant
8 8 (12.50%) Gatling
8 8 (12.50%) Grunt
8 8 (12.50%) gulp
8 8 (12.50%) SpecFlow
9 7 (10.94%) PhantomJS
10 6 (9.38%) Capybara
10 6 (9.38%) IntelliJ
10 6 (9.38%) Jasmine
10 6 (9.38%) Protractor
10 6 (9.38%) Sublime Text
11 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.38%) Games
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 17 (26.56%) Analyst
3 16 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Tester
5 11 (17.19%) Automation Tester
6 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
7 8 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (10.94%) Java Developer
9 6 (9.38%) Agile Tester
9 6 (9.38%) CRM Analyst
9 6 (9.38%) QA Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) Scala Developer
10 5 (7.81%) Agile Developer
10 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) Gherkin
2 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
2 15 (23.44%) HTML
3 13 (20.31%) Node.js
4 11 (17.19%) jQuery
5 10 (15.63%) CSS
6 9 (14.06%) JSON
7 8 (12.50%) HTML5
7 8 (12.50%) Spring
8 7 (10.94%) RESTful
9 6 (9.38%) React
9 6 (9.38%) Servlets
10 5 (7.81%) Angular 2
10 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
10 5 (7.81%) Struts
10 5 (7.81%) Struts2
11 4 (6.25%) REST
11 4 (6.25%) Sass
11 4 (6.25%) XML
12 3 (4.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) User Experience
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.56%) iPad
2 1 (1.56%) Online Games
2 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
4 5 (7.81%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.13%) Android
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) Automated Testing
2 26 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (37.50%) BDD
4 23 (35.94%) TDD
5 20 (31.25%) Scrum
5 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 15 (23.44%) Kanban
6 15 (23.44%) Open Source
7 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
8 12 (18.75%) Automation Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Web Testing
10 9 (14.06%) CRM
11 8 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (12.50%) Web Development
12 7 (10.94%) Front End Development
12 7 (10.94%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.94%) User Stories
13 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.00%) Ruby
4 15 (23.44%) Scala
5 12 (18.75%) Python
6 10 (15.63%) SQL
7 8 (12.50%) C#
8 7 (10.94%) Groovy
9 6 (9.38%) Haskell
9 6 (9.38%) Perl
10 2 (3.13%) PHP
11 1 (1.56%) C++
11 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.63%) ISEB
3 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) WCAG
3 1 (1.56%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Grafana
1 9 (14.06%) Kibana
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) logstash
3 3 (4.69%) rkt
4 2 (3.13%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) AppDynamics
3 3 (4.69%) Splunk
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) CODA
5 1 (1.56%) Pega