The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 74 81
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 38 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.48% 2.31% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.13% 10.40% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 19
Median daily rate £415 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.01%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 269 327 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 24.61% 22.18% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 231 194
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Leeds

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Leeds over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Leeds

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

1 56 (91.80%) Test Automation
2 52 (85.25%) Java
3 44 (72.13%) Selenium
4 40 (65.57%) BDD
5 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (57.38%) Jenkins
7 33 (54.10%) JavaScript
8 31 (50.82%) SDLC
9 30 (49.18%) WebDriver
10 25 (40.98%) HTML
10 25 (40.98%) TDD
11 24 (39.34%) Python
12 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
13 21 (34.43%) JIRA
14 19 (31.15%) Bash Shell
15 18 (29.51%) Confluence
15 18 (29.51%) Hudson
15 18 (29.51%) XML
15 18 (29.51%) Linux
16 17 (27.87%) PHP
16 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (27.87%) Open Source
16 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (26.23%) Unix
18 15 (24.59%) MongoDB
18 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
18 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
19 14 (22.95%) Microservices
19 14 (22.95%) REST
20 13 (21.31%) SQL

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 18 (29.51%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Slack
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) MongoDB
1 15 (24.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (18.03%) MySQL
2 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (14.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (72.13%) Selenium
2 35 (57.38%) Jenkins
3 30 (49.18%) WebDriver
4 21 (34.43%) JIRA
5 18 (29.51%) Hudson
6 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
7 12 (19.67%) Jasmine
8 10 (16.39%) JUnit
9 6 (9.84%) JMeter
10 5 (8.20%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.92%) FitNesse
11 3 (4.92%) Gatling
11 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.92%) JBehave
12 2 (3.28%) GitLab
13 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.64%) NUnit
13 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) German Language
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Tester
2 28 (45.90%) Automation Tester
3 15 (24.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 15 (24.59%) Selenium Tester
4 11 (18.03%) Java Automation Tester
5 9 (14.75%) Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Java Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Web Automation Tester
7 6 (9.84%) Web Tester
8 5 (8.20%) Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Software Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Scala Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Java Scala Developer
10 3 (4.92%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) HTML
2 18 (29.51%) XML
3 14 (22.95%) REST
4 11 (18.03%) Node.js
5 9 (14.75%) Spring
6 7 (11.48%) Play Framework
7 6 (9.84%) HTML5
8 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
8 5 (8.20%) RESTful
9 4 (6.56%) .NET
9 4 (6.56%) CSS
9 4 (6.56%) Django
9 4 (6.56%) JSON
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.92%) Spring MVC
11 2 (3.28%) Dropwizard
11 2 (3.28%) jQuery
11 2 (3.28%) Spring Boot
11 2 (3.28%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.56%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Unix
3 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Test Automation
2 40 (65.57%) BDD
3 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (50.82%) SDLC
5 25 (40.98%) TDD
6 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
7 17 (27.87%) Open Source
7 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (22.95%) Microservices
9 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.84%) DevOps
10 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Coaching
11 4 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.56%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) Java
2 33 (54.10%) JavaScript
3 24 (39.34%) Python
4 19 (31.15%) Bash Shell
5 17 (27.87%) PHP
6 13 (21.31%) SQL
7 10 (16.39%) Scala
8 7 (11.48%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) C#
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Splunk
3 1 (1.64%) Atlassian