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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +24 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 5 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 1.24% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.75% 7.27% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 21
Median daily rate £275 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 87 165 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.51% 17.10% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 95 75
Median daily rate £438 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +15.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -67.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 4 £275 -32.09% 1
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) hybris
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) CSS3
3 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (37.50%) GitHub
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Gatling
3 3 (37.50%) Dropwizard
3 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing

Cucumber
Top Related 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 3 (37.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Gatling
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) CSS3
1 3 (37.50%) Dropwizard
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) ATG
1 3 (37.50%) hybris