Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 93 81
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 21 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.49% 0.62% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.14% 4.05% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +37.93% -17.14%
10th Percentile £369 £370 £150
90th Percentile £495 £435 £410
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £363
% change year-on-year - +17.24% +11.54%
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 258 247 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.34% 15.20% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 168 159
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £275
90th Percentile £550 £541 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +9.24% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £25.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +40.43% -25.25%

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 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 21 (100.00%) Selenium
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) Java
3 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
5 12 (57.14%) JIRA
6 10 (47.62%) JMeter
6 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
7 9 (42.86%) RESTful
7 9 (42.86%) Confluence
7 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
7 9 (42.86%) API Testing
7 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
8 8 (38.10%) CSS
8 8 (38.10%) BDD
8 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
9 7 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
9 7 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
9 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
9 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Load Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Web Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Migration
9 7 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (28.57%) 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 9 (42.86%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.76%) GitHub
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 12 (57.14%) JIRA
3 10 (47.62%) JMeter
3 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
4 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
5 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.76%) Hudson
7 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.76%) Moq
7 1 (4.76%) NUnit
7 1 (4.76%) Protractor
7 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Automation Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Java Developer in Test
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Architect
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) RESTful
2 8 (38.10%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) Spring
4 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
5 4 (19.05%) Node.js
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) HTML5
6 3 (14.29%) React
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.76%) Express
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (4.76%) REST
7 1 (4.76%) SOAP
7 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
7 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (42.86%) API Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (38.10%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 7 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
6 7 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Load Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) SDET
9 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 3 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) ES6
5 1 (4.76%) Java 8
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 4 (19.05%) PMO
3 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft