Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 79 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 14 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 1.15% 1.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.04% 5.49% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 11
Cheshire median daily rate £431 £406 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +18.61% -8.67%
10th Percentile £260 £313 £250
90th Percentile £475 £475 £440
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £381
% change year-on-year -2.86% +14.75% +12.13%
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 199 273 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.10% 20.98% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 169 163
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £303 £295 £295
90th Percentile £538 £554 £525
North West median daily rate £435 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +5.45% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.09 £32.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.42% +1.56% +74.01%
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £41.38
% change year-on-year +7.69% -5.74% +3.44%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +6 8 £450 +12.50%
Knutsford -7 3 £265 -35.76% 1
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 14 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (64.29%) Apache Camel
3 9 (64.29%) Mockito
3 9 (64.29%) Node.js
3 9 (64.29%) REST
3 9 (64.29%) Static Code Analysis
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (64.29%) JUnit
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) JMeter
3 9 (64.29%) Spring
3 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
3 9 (64.29%) React
3 9 (64.29%) SonarQube
3 9 (64.29%) hapi
3 9 (64.29%) Dropwizard
3 9 (64.29%) WireMock
4 8 (57.14%) DevOps
4 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
5 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
6 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center

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 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (64.29%) JMeter
2 9 (64.29%) JUnit
2 9 (64.29%) Mockito
2 9 (64.29%) SonarQube
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
1 9 (64.29%) Java Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
1 9 (64.29%) Apache Camel
1 9 (64.29%) Dropwizard
1 9 (64.29%) hapi
1 9 (64.29%) Node.js
1 9 (64.29%) React
1 9 (64.29%) REST
1 9 (64.29%) Spring
1 9 (64.29%) WireMock
2 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Static Code Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) HP