The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 104 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 34 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.18% 0.64% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.04% 4.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £321 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £383
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
423 366 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.68% 14.62% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 219 109
Average daily rate £368 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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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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
West Yorkshire +7 28 £450 +18.42%
South Yorkshire - 4 £388 -
North Yorkshire -4 1 £375 +16.64% 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (59.62%) TDD
2 31 (59.62%) Java
3 24 (46.15%) QA
4 23 (44.23%) Ruby
5 22 (42.31%) Open Source
6 21 (40.38%) Selenium
6 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
6 21 (40.38%) HTML
7 19 (36.54%) SpecFlow
8 18 (34.62%) Gherkin
8 18 (34.62%) CSS
9 17 (32.69%) Sass
9 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
10 16 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (30.77%) BDD
10 16 (30.77%) Scrum
10 16 (30.77%) Web Design
10 16 (30.77%) Automation Testing
11 15 (28.85%) Pair Programming
11 15 (28.85%) IntelliJ
11 15 (28.85%) CSS3
11 15 (28.85%) Capybara
11 15 (28.85%) HTML5
11 15 (28.85%) TeamCity
12 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (26.92%) Sinatra
12 14 (26.92%) Akamai
12 14 (26.92%) SQL

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (26.92%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Selenium
2 19 (36.54%) SpecFlow
3 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
4 15 (28.85%) IntelliJ
4 15 (28.85%) Capybara
4 15 (28.85%) TeamCity
5 10 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (15.38%) Sahi
6 8 (15.38%) WATIR
7 5 (9.62%) Subversion
8 4 (7.69%) Maven
8 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.77%) Hudson
9 3 (5.77%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (5.77%) NUnit
9 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.85%) JIRA
10 2 (3.85%) Mockito
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Tester
2 18 (34.62%) Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Ruby Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Agile Tester
4 11 (21.15%) Analyst
5 10 (19.23%) Software Tester
6 9 (17.31%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Coach
9 1 (1.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Development Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) HTML
2 18 (34.62%) Gherkin
2 18 (34.62%) CSS
3 17 (32.69%) Sass
4 15 (28.85%) CSS3
4 15 (28.85%) HTML5
5 14 (26.92%) Sinatra
5 14 (26.92%) .NET
6 8 (15.38%) Web Services
6 8 (15.38%) XML
7 5 (9.62%) RESTful
8 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.69%) jQuery
9 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.77%) REST
9 3 (5.77%) Mustache
9 3 (5.77%) JSON
9 3 (5.77%) NHibernate
10 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Open Source
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) UNIX
2 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (59.62%) TDD
3 16 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 16 (30.77%) BDD
3 16 (30.77%) Scrum
3 16 (30.77%) Web Design
3 16 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 15 (28.85%) Pair Programming
5 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.77%) MVC
10 3 (5.77%) Project Management
11 2 (3.85%) OO
11 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.85%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) Ruby
3 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 14 (26.92%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) Graylog
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Akamai
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
1 14 (26.92%) VMware
1 14 (26.92%) New Relic
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) HP