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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 90 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 42 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 0.62% -
As % of the Development Applications category 9.63% 6.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
- +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25
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
436 261 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.94% 10.14% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 122 105
Median daily rate £388 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 13
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £19.75 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 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 0 12 £298 -15.00% 3
Shropshire - 11 £431 -
Staffordshire - 4 £350 -
Warwickshire - 3 £285 -
Worcestershire - 3 £363 -
Coventry -14 1 £275 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 44 (73.33%) Selenium
2 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (53.33%) Jenkins
4 28 (46.67%) BDD
4 28 (46.67%) Java
5 23 (38.33%) TDD
6 22 (36.67%) Automated Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Test Automation
7 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
8 19 (31.67%) JIRA
8 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
9 18 (30.00%) JUnit
10 17 (28.33%) HTML
10 17 (28.33%) Scrum
11 16 (26.67%) QA
11 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (26.67%) Confluence
12 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
12 14 (23.33%) Open Source
12 14 (23.33%) Automation Testing
13 13 (21.67%) Kanban
14 12 (20.00%) Spring
14 12 (20.00%) CSS
15 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
15 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
15 11 (18.33%) RSpec
16 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
16 10 (16.67%) AngularJS
16 10 (16.67%) Ruby
17 9 (15.00%) Web 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 16 (26.67%) Confluence
2 5 (8.33%) Documentum
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
1 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) GitHub
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.67%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 44 (73.33%) Selenium
2 32 (53.33%) Jenkins
3 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
3 19 (31.67%) JIRA
4 18 (30.00%) JUnit
5 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
6 11 (18.33%) RSpec
7 9 (15.00%) SpecFlow
8 7 (11.67%) PhantomJS
8 7 (11.67%) Protractor
9 6 (10.00%) Capybara
9 6 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 6 (10.00%) SonarQube
9 6 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (10.00%) Travis CI
10 5 (8.33%) Ant
10 5 (8.33%) Jasmine
10 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.33%) Games
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Analyst
3 15 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 14 (23.33%) Tester
5 11 (18.33%) Automation Tester
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Agile Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Angular Developer
10 4 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (5.00%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) HTML
2 12 (20.00%) CSS
2 12 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.00%) Gherkin
4 9 (15.00%) Node.js
5 8 (13.33%) HTML5
5 8 (13.33%) React
6 7 (11.67%) jQuery
6 7 (11.67%) JSON
6 7 (11.67%) RESTful
7 6 (10.00%) J2EE
8 5 (8.33%) Angular 2
8 5 (8.33%) Spring MVC
8 5 (8.33%) Struts
8 5 (8.33%) Struts2
8 5 (8.33%) XML
9 4 (6.67%) JAX-RS
9 4 (6.67%) RAML
9 4 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) User Experience
2 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) IVR
3 1 (1.67%) Online Games
3 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) BDD
3 23 (38.33%) TDD
4 22 (36.67%) Automated Testing
4 22 (36.67%) Test Automation
5 17 (28.33%) Scrum
6 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (23.33%) Automation Testing
7 14 (23.33%) Open Source
8 13 (21.67%) Kanban
9 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 9 (15.00%) Web Testing
12 7 (11.67%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
12 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
12 7 (11.67%) OOP
13 6 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (10.00%) Open Source Development
13 6 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) Java
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) Ruby
4 9 (15.00%) Scala
5 8 (13.33%) SQL
6 6 (10.00%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) Haskell
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.00%) ISEB
3 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) WCAG
3 1 (1.67%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
1 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.67%) Grafana
3 1 (1.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Avaya
3 1 (1.67%) Genesys
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) KANA
3 1 (1.67%) Pega