The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 56 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.31% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £440 £145 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +203.10% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 98 68 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.10% 10.54% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 46 38
Median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.20% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Birmingham

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (50.00%) PhantomJS
3 6 (50.00%) Node.js
4 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Hudson
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (16.67%) React
7 2 (16.67%) Front End Development

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) Hudson
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (16.67%) Protractor
6 1 (8.33%) Capybara
6 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
6 1 (8.33%) Grunt
6 1 (8.33%) gulp
6 1 (8.33%) JSUnit
6 1 (8.33%) Maven
6 1 (8.33%) Mocha
6 1 (8.33%) NUnit
6 1 (8.33%) RSpec
6 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Angular Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (8.33%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) UX Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Node.js
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) React
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Struts
5 2 (16.67%) Struts2
6 1 (8.33%) Behat
6 1 (8.33%) DOM
6 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Zenoss