The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 218 208 247
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +39
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 40 44 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.12% 4.39% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37 23 6
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Cucumber
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1283 1002 1369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.29% 14.79% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 876 1224
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cucumber
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region.

Cucumber Salary Trend in the North West

Cucumber
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Cucumber Salary Histogram in the North West

Cucumber
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +7 21 £37,500 +27.11% 3
Manchester -38 15 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Merseyside +5 2 £46,250 +32.14%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 75 (79.79%) Selenium
2 74 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (46.81%) Java
4 41 (43.62%) TDD
4 41 (43.62%) BDD
5 35 (37.23%) Scrum
5 35 (37.23%) JIRA
6 34 (36.17%) Test Automation
7 31 (32.98%) C#
8 29 (30.85%) SQL
9 27 (28.72%) JavaScript
9 27 (28.72%) QA
10 25 (26.60%) Automated Testing
10 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (25.53%) HTML
11 24 (25.53%) Finance
12 23 (24.47%) .NET
12 23 (24.47%) Web Services
12 23 (24.47%) WebDriver
12 23 (24.47%) Jenkins
13 22 (23.40%) Test Scripting
14 21 (22.34%) SOAP
15 20 (21.28%) MVC
16 19 (20.21%) JUnit
17 18 (19.15%) Oracle
17 18 (19.15%) QuickTest Pro
17 18 (19.15%) Degree
17 18 (19.15%) Gherkin
18 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
18 17 (18.09%) Microsoft

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.51%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
1 8 (8.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Mingle
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Trello
2 2 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) HTTP
2 8 (8.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.96%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.51%) Informix
4 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (79.79%) Selenium
2 35 (37.23%) JIRA
3 23 (24.47%) WebDriver
3 23 (24.47%) Jenkins
4 19 (20.21%) JUnit
5 18 (19.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (13.83%) SpecFlow
7 12 (12.77%) SoapUI
7 12 (12.77%) FitNesse
8 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
9 10 (10.64%) Jasmine
9 10 (10.64%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (10.64%) TeamCity
9 10 (10.64%) NUnit
10 9 (9.57%) Mockito
11 8 (8.51%) Introscope
12 7 (7.45%) Maven
12 7 (7.45%) CruiseControl
13 6 (6.38%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (6.38%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Advertising
3 9 (9.57%) Games
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) Developer
2 24 (25.53%) Tester
3 18 (19.15%) Analyst
4 17 (18.09%) Test Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Software Tester
5 12 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.77%) Test Engineer
6 10 (10.64%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.64%) .NET Developer
7 9 (9.57%) Software Engineer
7 9 (9.57%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.51%) QA Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (5.32%) Junior
11 5 (5.32%) Junior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Junior Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Ruby Developer
12 4 (4.26%) QA Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) HTML
2 23 (24.47%) .NET
2 23 (24.47%) Web Services
3 21 (22.34%) SOAP
4 18 (19.15%) Gherkin
5 16 (17.02%) XML
6 14 (14.89%) Spring
6 14 (14.89%) CSS
6 14 (14.89%) JDBC
7 13 (13.83%) JSON
8 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET
9 10 (10.64%) Lucene.Net
9 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (10.64%) RESTful
9 10 (10.64%) Castle Windsor
9 10 (10.64%) WCF
9 10 (10.64%) LINQ
9 10 (10.64%) jQuery
9 10 (10.64%) NHibernate
9 10 (10.64%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Open Source
2 8 (8.51%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.38%) Online Games
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.13%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Linux
3 8 (8.51%) Android
4 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.19%) UNIX
6 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) TDD
2 41 (43.62%) BDD
3 35 (37.23%) Scrum
4 34 (36.17%) Test Automation
5 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (26.60%) Automated Testing
6 22 (23.40%) Test Scripting
7 20 (21.28%) MVC
8 16 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 16 (17.02%) Kanban
9 15 (15.96%) Regression Testing
9 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
10 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.70%) Web Application Development
12 10 (10.64%) Scrum-ban
12 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.57%) Software Testing
13 9 (9.57%) Test Strategy
14 8 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) Java
2 31 (32.98%) C#
3 29 (30.85%) SQL
4 27 (28.72%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.02%) Ruby
6 10 (10.64%) VB
6 10 (10.64%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.45%) C++
8 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.32%) PHP
10 4 (4.26%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.19%) Python
12 2 (2.13%) Scala
12 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) Degree
2 12 (12.77%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Oracle
2 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.51%) Perforce
3 8 (8.51%) Compuware
3 8 (8.51%) HP
3 8 (8.51%) IBM
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