Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 23 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.62% 0.60% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.91% 4.00% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £450 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +200.00% -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £469 £350
% change year-on-year -9.41% +34.04% +69.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.25

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 258 225 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.13% 14.88% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 157 204
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £266 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% -32.00% -11.76%
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 23 (100.00%) Selenium
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
4 16 (69.57%) JIRA
4 16 (69.57%) Java
5 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
6 14 (60.87%) API Testing
6 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
6 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
7 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (52.17%) RESTful
8 12 (52.17%) SoapUI
9 11 (47.83%) SQL
9 11 (47.83%) Performance Testing
10 10 (43.48%) JMeter
10 10 (43.48%) Confluence
10 10 (43.48%) BDD
10 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (39.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
12 8 (34.78%) Creative Thinking
12 8 (34.78%) Analytical Thinking
12 8 (34.78%) Migration
12 8 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
12 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
12 8 (34.78%) Web Testing
12 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
13 7 (30.43%) QA

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 10 (43.48%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (100.00%) Selenium
2 16 (69.57%) JIRA
3 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
4 12 (52.17%) SoapUI
5 10 (43.48%) JMeter
6 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
7 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
7 3 (13.04%) Protractor
7 3 (13.04%) Sahi
7 3 (13.04%) WATIR
8 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (4.35%) GitLab
9 1 (4.35%) Hudson
9 1 (4.35%) JUnit
9 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
9 1 (4.35%) Moq
9 1 (4.35%) NUnit
9 1 (4.35%) Toad
9 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Automation Tester
3 7 (30.43%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Developer in Test
5 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) RESTful
2 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 6 (26.09%) Spring
4 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
5 4 (17.39%) SOAP
5 4 (17.39%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) REST
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.35%) Express
8 1 (4.35%) JSON
8 1 (4.35%) Node.js
8 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (60.87%) API Testing
4 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (47.83%) Performance Testing
6 10 (43.48%) BDD
6 10 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (39.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Analytical Thinking
8 8 (34.78%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Migration
8 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Web Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
9 6 (26.09%) TDD
10 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Open Source
10 4 (17.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 2 (8.70%) C#
7 1 (4.35%) ES6
7 1 (4.35%) Java 8
7 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) PMO
3 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Kibana
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
1 1 (4.35%) Splunk