The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 90 93
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 15 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.00% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.38% 4.02% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Median daily rate £363 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 235 174 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.61% 11.33% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 122 115
Median daily rate £420 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the East Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the East Midlands

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Nottinghamshire +4 10 £363 +6.61% 5
Leicestershire -7 4 £375 +17.64%
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Test Automation
3 19 (52.78%) BDD
4 18 (50.00%) Java
5 14 (38.89%) Selenium
6 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
6 13 (36.11%) HTML
6 13 (36.11%) CSS
6 13 (36.11%) Scrum
7 12 (33.33%) Jasmine
7 12 (33.33%) Sass
7 12 (33.33%) gulp
8 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
9 10 (27.78%) QA
9 10 (27.78%) CSS3
10 9 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 9 (25.00%) Mocha
10 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) WAI
11 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
11 8 (22.22%) Grunt
12 7 (19.44%) Twig
12 7 (19.44%) PHP
12 7 (19.44%) Retail
12 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Behat
12 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
13 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) gulp
2 12 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
4 9 (25.00%) Mocha
4 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (22.22%) Grunt
6 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.89%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) webpack
9 3 (8.33%) Bower
9 3 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (5.56%) Babel
10 2 (5.56%) CasperJS
10 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (5.56%) Toad
10 2 (5.56%) Yeoman
11 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.78%) Maven
11 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 6 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (11.11%) Digital Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) CSS
1 13 (36.11%) HTML
2 12 (33.33%) Sass
3 10 (27.78%) CSS3
4 7 (19.44%) Behat
4 7 (19.44%) Twig
5 6 (16.67%) Web Services
6 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.33%) Handlebars
7 3 (8.33%) HTML5
7 3 (8.33%) jQuery
7 3 (8.33%) Node.js
7 3 (8.33%) REST
7 3 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (5.56%) Ajax
8 2 (5.56%) boto
8 2 (5.56%) DOM
8 2 (5.56%) JSON
8 2 (5.56%) React
8 2 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Test Automation
3 19 (52.78%) BDD
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
6 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.67%) Microservices
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.67%) Web Development
9 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
10 4 (11.11%) TDD
10 4 (11.11%) User Stories
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
11 3 (8.33%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) PHP
4 6 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
2 8 (22.22%) WAI
3 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Google
2 2 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle