Period
to 16 December 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 16 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 83 64
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 +27
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 24 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.94% 0.68% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.08% 3.67% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 27
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69% -10.00%
10th Percentile £339 £299 £273
90th Percentile £444 £531 £435
North West median daily rate £421 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -0.88% +9.68% -1.59%
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 238 245 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.29% 18.48% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 184 175
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £419 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +7.37% -2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £288 £270
90th Percentile £548 £541 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -17.95% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £39.25 £41.88 £40.63
% change year-on-year -6.27% +3.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 0 10 £403 -21.46%
Chester +4 3 £350 +3.70% 1
Knutsford -2 3 £420 +28.24%
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) Java
4 16 (66.67%) JUnit
5 15 (62.50%) JMeter
5 15 (62.50%) DevOps
6 14 (58.33%) Scrum
7 13 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
8 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
9 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (37.50%) OWASP
10 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
10 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
10 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
11 8 (33.33%) SQL
11 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (33.33%) BDD
11 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 8 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (33.33%) Docker
12 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
12 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
12 7 (29.17%) JIRA
12 7 (29.17%) QA
12 7 (29.17%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (29.17%) CRM
13 6 (25.00%) CSS
13 6 (25.00%) Maven
13 6 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database

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 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) iPlanet
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (12.50%) ZAP BI
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 16 (66.67%) JUnit
3 15 (62.50%) JMeter
4 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
5 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
7 7 (29.17%) JIRA
7 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
8 6 (25.00%) GitLab
8 6 (25.00%) Maven
8 6 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (12.50%) Gradle
9 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 1 (4.17%) Appium
10 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
10 1 (4.17%) LoadUI
10 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Tester
3 6 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (20.83%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Tester
8 1 (4.17%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) hapi
2 5 (20.83%) Node.js
3 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 4 (16.67%) SOAP
4 3 (12.50%) JSON
4 3 (12.50%) Spring
4 3 (12.50%) Spring Boot
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.33%) J2EE
5 2 (8.33%) RAML
5 2 (8.33%) WireMock
6 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.17%) Ionic Framework
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
6 1 (4.17%) React
6 1 (4.17%) RESTful
6 1 (4.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) DevOps
3 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 13 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
6 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
6 9 (37.50%) OWASP
7 8 (33.33%) BDD
7 8 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 7 (29.17%) CRM
8 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
9 6 (25.00%) Case Management
9 6 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (25.00%) System Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Web Operations
10 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
11 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 4 (16.67%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Java 8
4 2 (8.33%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Java 9
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.17%) HP