Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 161 215
Rank change year-on-year +16 +54 +2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 101 76 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.28% 0.95% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.99% 7.00% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 23
Midlands median daily rate £425 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +12.31% -16.93%
10th Percentile £338 £263 £153
90th Percentile £606 £525 £385
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £115.25 - -

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 1,445 1,086 1,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.26% 13.64% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 661 610
Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £262
90th Percentile £550 £510 £501
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 40
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +42.86% -32.09%
10th Percentile £24.50 £23.10 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.20 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.42% +14.73%

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 April 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 April 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 54 £413 +10.00% 22
West Midlands 0 47 £553 +57.86% 6
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 84 (83.17%) Test Automation
2 82 (81.19%) Selenium
3 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (67.33%) Java
5 51 (50.50%) BDD
6 43 (42.57%) TDD
7 32 (31.68%) Scrum
8 29 (28.71%) Jenkins
9 28 (27.72%) WebDriver
10 27 (26.73%) DevOps
11 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
12 23 (22.77%) C#
13 22 (21.78%) Gherkin
14 21 (20.79%) JIRA
15 19 (18.81%) QA
15 19 (18.81%) Docker
16 18 (17.82%) Microservices
17 17 (16.83%) SoapUI
17 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
18 15 (14.85%) Functional Testing
19 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
20 13 (12.87%) CSS
20 13 (12.87%) SQL
21 12 (11.88%) HTML
21 12 (11.88%) JUnit
21 12 (11.88%) Documentum
21 12 (11.88%) Retail
21 12 (11.88%) Pega
21 12 (11.88%) Coaching

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 12 (11.88%) Documentum
2 9 (8.91%) Confluence
3 4 (3.96%) nginx
3 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Captiva
5 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) GitHub
3 4 (3.96%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.98%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.99%) IaaS
5 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.96%) HTTP
2 4 (3.96%) SSL
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 82 (81.19%) Selenium
2 29 (28.71%) Jenkins
3 28 (27.72%) WebDriver
4 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
5 21 (20.79%) JIRA
6 17 (16.83%) SoapUI
7 12 (11.88%) Gradle
7 12 (11.88%) JUnit
8 10 (9.90%) Maven
9 9 (8.91%) Gatling
9 9 (8.91%) gulp
9 9 (8.91%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (7.92%) IntelliJ
10 8 (7.92%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.94%) Jasmine
11 6 (5.94%) Protractor
12 5 (4.95%) Bower
12 5 (4.95%) CasperJS
12 5 (4.95%) webpack
12 5 (4.95%) Yeoman
General
1 12 (11.88%) Retail
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
2 3 (2.97%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Electronics
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Developer
2 23 (22.77%) Tester
3 22 (21.78%) Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.82%) Test Leader
5 17 (16.83%) Automation Tester
6 16 (15.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Developer in Test
9 7 (6.93%) Project Leader
9 7 (6.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Test Project Leader
11 5 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (4.95%) QA Tester
11 5 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.96%) Architect
12 4 (3.96%) Development Manager
12 4 (3.96%) Senior Automation Tester
12 4 (3.96%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.78%) Gherkin
2 13 (12.87%) CSS
3 12 (11.88%) HTML
4 11 (10.89%) jQuery
4 11 (10.89%) JSON
4 11 (10.89%) Node.js
5 10 (9.90%) AngularJS
5 10 (9.90%) Web Services
6 9 (8.91%) WireMock
7 6 (5.94%) HTML5
7 6 (5.94%) RESTful
7 6 (5.94%) Spring
8 5 (4.95%) Browserify
8 5 (4.95%) CSS3
8 5 (4.95%) Handlebars
8 5 (4.95%) Sass
9 4 (3.96%) RAML
9 4 (3.96%) React
9 4 (3.96%) REST
9 4 (3.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) User Experience
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.99%) IVR
4 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.99%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
1 5 (4.95%) Mac OS X
2 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (83.17%) Test Automation
2 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (50.50%) BDD
4 43 (42.57%) TDD
5 32 (31.68%) Scrum
6 27 (26.73%) DevOps
7 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (17.82%) Microservices
9 15 (14.85%) Functional Testing
10 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
11 12 (11.88%) Coaching
12 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
12 11 (10.89%) SDET
13 8 (7.92%) Collaborative Working
14 7 (6.93%) Exploratory Testing
14 7 (6.93%) Regression Testing
14 7 (6.93%) Validation
15 6 (5.94%) Front End Development
15 6 (5.94%) Line Management
15 6 (5.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (67.33%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) C#
3 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.87%) SQL
5 10 (9.90%) Python
6 8 (7.92%) Ruby
7 4 (3.96%) Groovy
7 4 (3.96%) Haskell
7 4 (3.96%) Java 8
7 4 (3.96%) Java 9
7 4 (3.96%) Perl
7 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.96%) Scala
8 3 (2.97%) VB
8 3 (2.97%) VBScript
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.81%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (18.81%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Puppet
2 4 (3.96%) Grafana
2 4 (3.96%) Kibana
3 1 (0.99%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Pega
2 6 (5.94%) Google
3 3 (2.97%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.97%) Talend
3 3 (2.97%) WSO2
4 1 (0.99%) Adobe
4 1 (0.99%) EMC
4 1 (0.99%) OpenText
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) webMethods