Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 77 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 33 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.23% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.04% 3.85% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 13
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £500 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +233.33% -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 274 208 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.54% 15.65% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 144 157
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £534 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £27.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.95% -35.88% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.89 £32.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year -48.44% -0.76% -

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 33 (100.00%) Selenium
2 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
4 23 (69.70%) Java
5 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
5 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
6 17 (51.52%) JIRA
7 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (48.48%) SQL
7 16 (48.48%) BDD
8 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
8 15 (45.45%) API Testing
9 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
9 13 (39.39%) Performance Testing
10 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
10 12 (36.36%) RESTful
10 12 (36.36%) Confluence
10 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
10 12 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (33.33%) Functional Testing
11 11 (33.33%) Migration
11 11 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
11 11 (33.33%) Load Testing
12 10 (30.30%) TDD
12 10 (30.30%) JMeter
13 9 (27.27%) Creative Thinking
13 9 (27.27%) Analytical Thinking

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 12 (36.36%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (100.00%) Selenium
2 17 (51.52%) JIRA
3 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
5 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
6 10 (30.30%) JMeter
7 4 (12.12%) JUnit
8 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 3 (9.09%) Protractor
8 3 (9.09%) Sahi
8 3 (9.09%) WATIR
9 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
10 1 (3.03%) GitLab
10 1 (3.03%) Hudson
10 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.03%) Toad
10 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Project Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Test Project Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Developer in Test
6 3 (9.09%) Functional Tester
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) RESTful
2 7 (21.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.21%) Web Services
3 6 (18.18%) Spring
4 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
4 5 (15.15%) CSS
4 5 (15.15%) REST
5 4 (12.12%) SOAP
5 4 (12.12%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) .NET
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.03%) Express
8 1 (3.03%) JSON
8 1 (3.03%) Node.js
8 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Blog
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 16 (48.48%) BDD
3 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (45.45%) API Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Performance Testing
6 12 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
6 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 11 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 11 (33.33%) Load Testing
7 11 (33.33%) Migration
7 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (30.30%) TDD
9 9 (27.27%) Analytical Thinking
9 9 (27.27%) Creative Thinking
9 9 (27.27%) Web Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Scrum
11 7 (21.21%) DevOps
12 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) ES6
7 1 (3.03%) Java 8
7 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.12%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) PMO
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Ansible
1 1 (3.03%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
1 1 (3.03%) Splunk