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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / East Midlands
Rank 79 92 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.35% 0.31% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.55% 2.92% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £260 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
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 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 234 171 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.81% 10.60% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 116 118
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £31.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -16.21%  
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 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
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 23 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
Nottinghamshire +12 12 £413 +26.92% 3
Northamptonshire +2 7 £375 +36.36%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (80.77%) BDD
2 16 (61.54%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 11 (42.31%) HTML
5 11 (42.31%) CSS
5 11 (42.31%) Jasmine
5 11 (42.31%) Sass
5 11 (42.31%) gulp
6 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
6 10 (38.46%) CSS3
6 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (38.46%) Scrum
7 9 (34.62%) Retail
7 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
7 9 (34.62%) Progressive Enhancement
7 9 (34.62%) Mocha
7 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
7 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
8 7 (26.92%) Behat
8 7 (26.92%) Grunt
8 7 (26.92%) PHP
8 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (26.92%) WAI
8 7 (26.92%) Twig
9 6 (23.08%) Web Development
10 5 (19.23%) Web Services
10 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
11 4 (15.38%) AngularJS

Cucumber
Top Related 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPEL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) gulp
2 11 (42.31%) Jasmine
3 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
3 9 (34.62%) Mocha
3 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
4 7 (26.92%) Grunt
5 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
6 4 (15.38%) webpack
7 3 (11.54%) JIRA
8 2 (7.69%) Babel
8 2 (7.69%) Bower
8 2 (7.69%) CasperJS
8 2 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (7.69%) Yeoman
9 1 (3.85%) Hudson
9 1 (3.85%) JBehave
9 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Technical Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Technical Test Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Digital Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) CSS
1 11 (42.31%) HTML
1 11 (42.31%) Sass
2 10 (38.46%) CSS3
3 7 (26.92%) Behat
3 7 (26.92%) Twig
4 5 (19.23%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (11.54%) Handlebars
6 3 (11.54%) HTML5
6 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
6 3 (11.54%) RESTful
7 2 (7.69%) Ajax
7 2 (7.69%) Browserify
7 2 (7.69%) DOM
7 2 (7.69%) Express
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) React
7 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (80.77%) BDD
2 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 10 (38.46%) Scrum
2 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
3 9 (34.62%) Progressive Enhancement
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Web Development
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Microservices
7 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Mobile First
8 2 (7.69%) MVC
8 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Web Design
8 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) PHP
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
7 1 (3.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) WAI
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle