Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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 > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 175 219
Rank change year-on-year -2 +44 -18
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 67 100 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.84% 1.03% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 6.94% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 61 4
Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +84.24% -45.90%
10th Percentile £350 £150 £136
90th Percentile £500 £490 £287
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £32.25 -
England median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 1205 1440 862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.19% 14.80% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 865 464
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £163
90th Percentile £539 £513 £481
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 30
Midlands median hourly rate £34.11 £32.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.95% +3.37% -16.16%
10th Percentile £14.41 £15.40 £20.83
90th Percentile £54.12 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.77
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.75% +3.39%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -2 48 £388 -7.74% 6
West Midlands +2 20 £469 +34.04% 2
Cucumber
England

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

1 54 (80.60%) Test Automation
2 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (67.16%) Java
4 37 (55.22%) Selenium
5 27 (40.30%) Scrum
6 26 (38.81%) TDD
6 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
7 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
8 20 (29.85%) BDD
8 20 (29.85%) QA
9 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (22.39%) Web Services
11 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (19.40%) Open Source
13 12 (17.91%) C#
13 12 (17.91%) Computer Science
13 12 (17.91%) User Stories
13 12 (17.91%) Gherkin
14 10 (14.93%) SpecFlow
14 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
15 9 (13.43%) Linux
15 9 (13.43%) JIRA
15 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
15 9 (13.43%) Docker
15 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
15 9 (13.43%) QA Automation
16 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
16 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
16 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
16 8 (11.94%) SQL

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 3 (4.48%) Confluence
1 3 (4.48%) nginx
1 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) GitHub
3 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.49%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) SSL
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (55.22%) Selenium
2 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
3 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.93%) SpecFlow
5 9 (13.43%) JIRA
5 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
6 8 (11.94%) JMeter
6 8 (11.94%) JUnit
7 7 (10.45%) Toad
8 6 (8.96%) Gatling
9 5 (7.46%) FitNesse
9 5 (7.46%) Grunt
9 5 (7.46%) gulp
9 5 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (7.46%) Protractor
9 5 (7.46%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.97%) IntelliJ
10 4 (5.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (5.97%) Sublime Text
10 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Tester
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Automation Tester
4 10 (14.93%) Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Developer in Test
8 5 (7.46%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Java Automation Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) Web Services
2 12 (17.91%) Gherkin
3 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.45%) Node.js
5 6 (8.96%) CSS
5 6 (8.96%) HTML
6 5 (7.46%) .NET
7 4 (5.97%) REST
7 4 (5.97%) SOAP
8 3 (4.48%) Angular 2
8 3 (4.48%) Express
8 3 (4.48%) jQuery
8 3 (4.48%) JSON
8 3 (4.48%) Kafka
8 3 (4.48%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (4.48%) Servlets
9 2 (2.99%) J2EE
9 2 (2.99%) LESS
9 2 (2.99%) Sass
9 2 (2.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) User Experience
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (80.60%) Test Automation
2 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (40.30%) Scrum
4 26 (38.81%) TDD
5 20 (29.85%) BDD
6 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.40%) Open Source
8 12 (17.91%) User Stories
9 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
9 9 (13.43%) QA Automation
10 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
10 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
11 7 (10.45%) DevOps
11 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.46%) Exploratory Testing
13 5 (7.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) C#
3 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) Groovy
6 3 (4.48%) Haskell
6 3 (4.48%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) Scala
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) WAI
2 2 (2.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Puppet
2 3 (4.48%) Grafana
2 3 (4.48%) Kibana
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Google
2 2 (2.99%) Capita
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) webMethods