Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 6 months to 21 January 2018 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 > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 150 215
Rank change year-on-year -20 +65 -20
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 71 105 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.92% 1.19% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.68% 8.18% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 8
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.49% -19.41%
10th Percentile £276 £270 £147
90th Percentile £475 £500 £375
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £32.25 -
England median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year +118.60% - -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,251 1,284 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.13% 14.55% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 722 458
Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £270 £274 £257
90th Percentile £538 £512 £488
England median daily rate £470 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +8.67% +4.85% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 47
Midlands median hourly rate £34.56 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.22% -19.35% -14.84%
10th Percentile £14.51 £11.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.95 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +7.38%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the Midlands

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +24 55 £411 +2.81% 31
West Midlands -35 16 £400 +10.34% 9
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 56 (78.87%) Test Automation
2 54 (76.06%) Selenium
3 53 (74.65%) Java
3 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (43.66%) BDD
5 27 (38.03%) Scrum
6 22 (30.99%) Jenkins
7 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
8 20 (28.17%) TDD
9 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (22.54%) C#
10 16 (22.54%) Gherkin
11 15 (21.13%) QA
12 14 (19.72%) JIRA
13 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
14 12 (16.90%) HTML
14 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
14 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
15 11 (15.49%) SDET
15 11 (15.49%) CSS
16 10 (14.08%) SQL
16 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
16 10 (14.08%) Protractor
16 10 (14.08%) Functional Testing
17 9 (12.68%) Toad
17 9 (12.68%) JMeter
17 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (12.68%) Open Source
18 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
18 8 (11.27%) Computer Science

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 (2.82%) CMS
1 2 (2.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (76.06%) Selenium
2 22 (30.99%) Jenkins
3 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
4 14 (19.72%) JIRA
5 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
6 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
7 10 (14.08%) Protractor
8 9 (12.68%) JMeter
8 9 (12.68%) Toad
9 8 (11.27%) Gatling
10 7 (9.86%) Gradle
10 7 (9.86%) JUnit
11 5 (7.04%) FitNesse
11 5 (7.04%) git-flow
11 5 (7.04%) gulp
11 5 (7.04%) Jasmine
11 5 (7.04%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (7.04%) Maven
11 5 (7.04%) TestRail
11 5 (7.04%) webpack
General
1 8 (11.27%) Retail
2 5 (7.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
1 16 (22.54%) Test Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Tester
5 11 (15.49%) Test Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Test Leader
6 10 (14.08%) Automation Tester
7 9 (12.68%) Developer in Test
8 8 (11.27%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Automation Test Lead
9 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Java Developer in Test
10 5 (7.04%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (5.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Technical Leader
12 3 (4.23%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) Gherkin
2 12 (16.90%) HTML
3 11 (15.49%) CSS
4 8 (11.27%) Web Services
5 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 7 (9.86%) RESTful
6 6 (8.45%) JSON
6 6 (8.45%) Node.js
7 5 (7.04%) CSS3
7 5 (7.04%) HTML5
7 5 (7.04%) React
7 5 (7.04%) Sass
7 5 (7.04%) WireMock
8 4 (5.63%) Ajax
8 4 (5.63%) Browserify
8 4 (5.63%) DOM
8 4 (5.63%) Handlebars
8 4 (5.63%) jQuery
9 3 (4.23%) .NET
9 3 (4.23%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.86%) User Experience
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.82%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Test Automation
2 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.66%) BDD
4 27 (38.03%) Scrum
5 20 (28.17%) TDD
6 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.49%) SDET
8 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.08%) Functional Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Open Source
9 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.27%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Microservices
11 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
11 7 (9.86%) User Stories
12 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (74.65%) Java
2 16 (22.54%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.08%) SQL
5 4 (5.63%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) VB
5 4 (5.63%) VBScript
6 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) ES6
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) WCAG
3 1 (1.41%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Ansible
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
1 1 (1.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Capita
2 1 (1.41%) Atlassian