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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 130 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 14 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.17% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.95% 1.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
Median daily rate £150 £206 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -46.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
474 259 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.05% 10.75% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 165 116
Median daily rate £440 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 23
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 30 July 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham - 9 £150 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £550 -
Coventry -12 1 £425 +53.84%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 17 (65.38%) BDD
2 17 (65.38%) Java
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (42.31%) QA
4 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
5 10 (38.46%) HTML
5 10 (38.46%) CSS
5 10 (38.46%) QA Automation
6 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
6 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
7 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) MS Office
7 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
9 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) ISEB
10 4 (15.38%) J2EE
10 4 (15.38%) JUnit
10 4 (15.38%) Spring
10 4 (15.38%) JIRA
10 4 (15.38%) Manual 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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
1 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DSL
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
3 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (15.38%) JUnit
3 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 3 (11.54%) Gatling
4 3 (11.54%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) Ant
5 2 (7.69%) Mockito
5 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.85%) Sublime Text
6 1 (3.85%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 13 (50.00%) Tester
2 9 (34.62%) QA Automation Tester
2 9 (34.62%) QA Tester
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Web Applications Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Web Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Web Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) CSS
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) RESTful
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) Node.js
6 1 (3.85%) EJB
6 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
6 1 (3.85%) J2SE
6 1 (3.85%) jQuery
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) Servlets
6 1 (3.85%) SOAP
6 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (65.38%) BDD
2 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (38.46%) QA Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Kanban
9 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.69%) AOP
10 2 (7.69%) Change Management
10 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 2 (7.69%) SOA
10 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) Haskell
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Grafana
2 1 (3.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) webMethods