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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 214 216 247
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 30 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.67% 3.27% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 12
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
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
1125 1131 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.03% 16.34% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 985 985 905
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
(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
Manchester +13 16 £42,500 +11.11% 4
Cheshire +3 12 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Lancashire +6 1 £35,000 -13.58%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 62 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (69.57%) Selenium
3 35 (50.72%) BDD
4 30 (43.48%) TDD
5 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
6 25 (36.23%) Java
7 24 (34.78%) Scrum
8 22 (31.88%) SQL
8 22 (31.88%) Test Automation
9 21 (30.43%) Automated Testing
10 19 (27.54%) Ruby
11 18 (26.09%) MVC
12 17 (24.64%) C#
12 17 (24.64%) .NET
13 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
13 16 (23.19%) QA
13 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
13 16 (23.19%) Kanban
13 16 (23.19%) Automation Testing
14 15 (21.74%) JIRA
14 15 (21.74%) Degree
15 14 (20.29%) JUnit
15 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
15 14 (20.29%) OO
16 13 (18.84%) Web Services
16 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
17 12 (17.39%) NUnit
17 12 (17.39%) NHibernate
17 12 (17.39%) Lucene
17 12 (17.39%) WCF

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (2.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
1 3 (4.35%) Mingle
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (69.57%) Selenium
2 15 (21.74%) JIRA
3 14 (20.29%) JUnit
4 12 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (17.39%) NUnit
4 12 (17.39%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
6 9 (13.04%) Jasmine
7 8 (11.59%) Maven
8 7 (10.14%) FitNesse
8 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
9 5 (7.25%) RSpec
9 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.25%) Appium
9 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
9 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.80%) Calabash
10 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
10 4 (5.80%) CruiseControl
11 3 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 12 (17.39%) Advertising
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Games
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Tester
2 21 (30.43%) Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Test Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Analyst
5 11 (15.94%) Test Analyst
6 10 (14.49%) Software Tester
6 10 (14.49%) Automation Tester
7 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) QA Tester
9 5 (7.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (5.80%) QA Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) QA Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
12 2 (2.90%) Release Engineer
12 2 (2.90%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) .NET
2 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
3 13 (18.84%) Web Services
4 12 (17.39%) Lucene
4 12 (17.39%) NHibernate
4 12 (17.39%) WCF
4 12 (17.39%) LINQ
4 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (17.39%) Castle Windsor
4 12 (17.39%) Lucene.Net
5 11 (15.94%) HTML
6 7 (10.14%) JSON
6 7 (10.14%) XML
7 6 (8.70%) CSS
7 6 (8.70%) SOAP
7 6 (8.70%) jQuery
7 6 (8.70%) REST
8 5 (7.25%) RESTful
8 5 (7.25%) Spring
9 4 (5.80%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) Telematics
2 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.90%) BBC
4 1 (1.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Android
1 11 (15.94%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.72%) BDD
3 30 (43.48%) TDD
4 24 (34.78%) Scrum
5 22 (31.88%) Test Automation
6 21 (30.43%) Automated Testing
7 18 (26.09%) MVC
8 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
8 16 (23.19%) Kanban
8 16 (23.19%) Automation Testing
9 14 (20.29%) OO
10 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (17.39%) Web Application Development
10 12 (17.39%) Scrum-ban
11 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Web Testing
13 7 (10.14%) User Stories
14 6 (8.70%) Market Research
14 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
2 25 (36.23%) Java
3 22 (31.88%) SQL
4 19 (27.54%) Ruby
5 17 (24.64%) C#
6 7 (10.14%) Groovy
7 6 (8.70%) Python
8 4 (5.80%) VB
8 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.80%) PHP
8 4 (5.80%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.90%) Scala
11 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
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