Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 22 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 84 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 32 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.43% 0.54% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.40% 3.30% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 28
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £359 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.50% -0.35% -4.00%
10th Percentile £314 £299 £283
90th Percentile £467 £425 £434
North West median daily rate £413 £419 £388
% change year-on-year -1.43% +8.06% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 258 212 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.56% 16.47% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 166 177
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +2.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £316 £305 £275
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +7.06% -20.29%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £22.55
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.85% +2.81% +6.67%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Cheshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Cheshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Cheshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 11 £400 -
Knutsford -13 5 £440 +13.55% 3
Chester +2 4 £358 +5.15% 4
Warrington - 3 £400 -
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 27 (84.38%) Selenium
2 23 (71.88%) Java
3 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
5 17 (53.13%) JMeter
5 17 (53.13%) JUnit
6 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (43.75%) Scrum
7 14 (43.75%) DevOps
8 13 (40.63%) BDD
9 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 12 (37.50%) JIRA
9 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
10 11 (34.38%) SharePoint
11 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (28.13%) OWASP
12 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
12 9 (28.13%) XML
12 9 (28.13%) SQL
12 9 (28.13%) JSON
13 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
13 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
13 8 (25.00%) Docker
14 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
14 7 (21.88%) QA
14 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
14 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (21.88%) Problem Management
14 7 (21.88%) SOAP

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (34.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.63%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) BrowserStack
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (9.38%) ZAP BI
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (84.38%) Selenium
2 17 (53.13%) JMeter
2 17 (53.13%) JUnit
3 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 12 (37.50%) JIRA
4 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (18.75%) GitLab
5 6 (18.75%) Maven
5 6 (18.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
5 6 (18.75%) SonarQube
6 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
6 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.25%) Gatling
7 2 (6.25%) Gradle
7 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.25%) Travis CI
7 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Tester
2 13 (40.63%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.63%) QA Automation Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.13%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) JSON
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.88%) SOAP
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) hapi
4 5 (15.63%) Node.js
5 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (9.38%) .NET
6 3 (9.38%) REST
6 3 (9.38%) Spring
6 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
7 2 (6.25%) RAML
7 2 (6.25%) RESTful
7 2 (6.25%) WireMock
8 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.13%) J2EE
8 1 (3.13%) JSP
8 1 (3.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (43.75%) DevOps
4 14 (43.75%) Scrum
5 13 (40.63%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
6 9 (28.13%) OWASP
7 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.88%) CRM
8 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Problem Management
9 6 (18.75%) Case Management
9 6 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Web Operations
10 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 4 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Java 8
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) Python
4 2 (6.25%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Java 9
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
1 1 (3.13%) HP
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle
1 1 (3.13%) SaltStack