The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cucumber
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.13% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £328 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 39 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.05% 8.18% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Bedfordshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Bedfordshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Luton - 2 £319 -
Cucumber
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (89.47%) Mobile App
3 15 (78.95%) API Testing
4 14 (73.68%) Ruby
4 14 (73.68%) Python
5 13 (68.42%) JIRA
5 13 (68.42%) QA
5 13 (68.42%) Selenium
6 12 (63.16%) Java
6 12 (63.16%) Calabash
7 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
7 11 (57.89%) SQL
7 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
7 11 (57.89%) Android
7 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
8 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
9 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (47.37%) Capybara
10 7 (36.84%) Appium
10 7 (36.84%) SDET
10 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (31.58%) BDD
12 5 (26.32%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
13 4 (21.05%) REST
13 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
13 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
13 4 (21.05%) TDD
14 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) JIRA
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Calabash
3 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
4 9 (47.37%) Capybara
5 7 (36.84%) Appium
6 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
6 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
7 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
7 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.53%) JUnit
7 2 (10.53%) Protractor
7 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (10.53%) TestNG
8 1 (5.26%) JBehave
General
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Engineer
2 11 (57.89%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) Mobile Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) REST
2 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Behat
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Mobile App
2 5 (26.32%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Android
1 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) API Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) SDET
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) ATDD
7 2 (10.53%) Case Management
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.53%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Python
1 14 (73.68%) Ruby
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Apple Swift
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Xamarin