The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 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.

Cucumber
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.88% 3.33% 5.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 29.41% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Median daily rate £275 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.09% +11.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
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 Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16 17 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.53% 11.33% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 27
Median daily rate £275 £405 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.09% +2.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Gatling
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Gatling
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA