The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 77 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 19 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.15% 0.69% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.26% 5.21% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £271 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.24% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £241 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £308 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Cucumber
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
230 192 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.92% 13.20% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 146 137
Average daily rate £363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £412 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +1 13 £453 +66.82% 2
Halifax - - - -
Cucumber
Yorkshire

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 29 (82.86%) Java
2 28 (80.00%) Selenium
3 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (65.71%) TDD
5 21 (60.00%) BDD
6 16 (45.71%) C#
6 16 (45.71%) Ruby
7 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
8 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
8 13 (37.14%) QA
9 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
9 12 (34.29%) User Stories
10 11 (31.43%) ISEB
11 10 (28.57%) PHP
11 10 (28.57%) Scrum
11 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
12 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
12 9 (25.71%) JBehave
13 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
13 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
14 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
15 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (17.14%) Refactoring
15 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (17.14%) ATDD
16 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
16 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
16 5 (14.29%) Maven
17 4 (11.43%) Software Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (2.86%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (80.00%) Selenium
2 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (25.71%) JBehave
4 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
5 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (14.29%) Maven
6 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.71%) Behat
8 1 (2.86%) JUnit
8 1 (2.86%) Subversion
8 1 (2.86%) Hudson
8 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Tester
2 10 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Coach
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SOAP
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) REST
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
3 1 (2.86%) Spring Security
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) NHS
1 1 (2.86%) RIA
1 1 (2.86%) Open Source
1 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (65.71%) TDD
3 21 (60.00%) BDD
4 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
6 12 (34.29%) User Stories
7 10 (28.57%) Scrum
7 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Refactoring
11 6 (17.14%) ATDD
11 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
13 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
13 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
13 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) Ruby
3 10 (28.57%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA