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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.17% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 42 36 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.50% 11.73% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 21
Median daily rate £445 £310 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.54% -34.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 March 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
Bedford - 6 £450 -
Luton - 2 - -
Cucumber
East of England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (100.00%) Python
1 23 (100.00%) Ruby
2 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) API Testing
4 18 (78.26%) Mobile App
5 17 (73.91%) Calabash
6 15 (65.22%) JIRA
6 15 (65.22%) QA
7 14 (60.87%) SoapUI
8 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
8 13 (56.52%) Selenium
9 12 (52.17%) Java
9 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
9 12 (52.17%) Android
9 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
9 12 (52.17%) SDET
10 10 (43.48%) Capybara
10 10 (43.48%) Appium
10 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (43.48%) BDD
10 10 (43.48%) SQL
10 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
11 8 (34.78%) Xamarin
11 8 (34.78%) Gherkin
12 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
12 6 (26.09%) C#
13 5 (21.74%) JUnit
13 5 (21.74%) Perl
13 5 (21.74%) TestNG

Cucumber
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Calabash
2 15 (65.22%) JIRA
3 14 (60.87%) SoapUI
4 13 (56.52%) Selenium
5 10 (43.48%) Appium
5 10 (43.48%) Capybara
6 5 (21.74%) JUnit
6 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
6 5 (21.74%) TestNG
7 4 (17.39%) JBehave
7 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
8 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.35%) Ant
9 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 1 (4.35%) Maven
9 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Test Engineer
2 14 (60.87%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (39.13%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Web Applications Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Android Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Expert
8 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Gherkin
2 4 (17.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Android
1 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) API Testing
3 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) BDD
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) ATDD
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Feature Driven Development
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Python
1 23 (100.00%) Ruby
2 12 (52.17%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) QA
2 12 (52.17%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Xamarin