Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Cucumber
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 9 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.57% 1.25% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.86% 6.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £363 £276
% change year-on-year +24.14% +31.22% -
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 233 286 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.72% 18.89% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 188 70
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £269 £270 £263
90th Percentile £527 £505 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £15.10 - £16.25
90th Percentile £36.30 - £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Gherkin
2 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Kafka
4 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) Node.js
4 3 (33.33%) MEAN Stack
4 3 (33.33%) Express
5 2 (22.22%) Angular 2
5 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework

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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
1 5 (55.56%) Gherkin
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) Express
2 3 (33.33%) Kafka
2 3 (33.33%) MEAN Stack
2 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) Angular 2
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared