The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 104 64
Rank change year-on-year +60 -40  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 14 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.43% 1.33% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.74% 10.14% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 4
Median daily rate £320 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £468 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 95 207 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 16.46% 13.12% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 135 79
Median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the North East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the North East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the North East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Tyne and Wear +71 12 £320 -14.66% 4
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 52 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (87.50%) Scala
4 46 (82.14%) Java
5 44 (78.57%) TDD
6 41 (73.21%) Selenium
7 37 (66.07%) Ruby
7 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
8 36 (64.29%) WebDriver
9 30 (53.57%) RSpec
9 30 (53.57%) Web Testing
9 30 (53.57%) JUnit
10 29 (51.79%) C#
10 29 (51.79%) Test Scripting
11 25 (44.64%) Defect Tracking
12 21 (37.50%) QA
13 19 (33.93%) Gherkin
14 18 (32.14%) Python
15 17 (30.36%) User Stories
16 16 (28.57%) Games
16 16 (28.57%) WCAG
17 14 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
17 14 (25.00%) Smartphone
17 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
18 13 (23.21%) Spring
18 13 (23.21%) Spring MVC
18 13 (23.21%) MVC
18 13 (23.21%) Linux
18 13 (23.21%) Play Framework
18 13 (23.21%) Microservices

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (10.71%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 41 (73.21%) Selenium
2 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
3 36 (64.29%) WebDriver
4 30 (53.57%) JUnit
4 30 (53.57%) RSpec
5 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (16.07%) JIRA
7 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.79%) Gatling
8 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Tester
2 28 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 16 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 16 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 15 (26.79%) Test Engineer
5 13 (23.21%) Agile Tester
5 13 (23.21%) Developer
5 13 (23.21%) Scala Developer
6 12 (21.43%) Java Developer
6 12 (21.43%) Java Scala Developer
6 12 (21.43%) QA Engineer
7 11 (19.64%) QA Test Engineer
8 10 (17.86%) Quality Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Linux Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Ruby Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) Gherkin
2 14 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (23.21%) Play Framework
3 13 (23.21%) Spring
3 13 (23.21%) Spring MVC
4 11 (19.64%) .NET
4 11 (19.64%) ASP.NET
4 11 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (12.50%) JSON
6 6 (10.71%) RESTful
7 2 (3.57%) Behat
7 2 (3.57%) Django
7 2 (3.57%) Guice
8 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 9 (16.07%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (78.57%) TDD
4 30 (53.57%) Web Testing
5 29 (51.79%) Test Scripting
6 25 (44.64%) Defect Tracking
7 17 (30.36%) User Stories
8 13 (23.21%) BDD
8 13 (23.21%) Microservices
8 13 (23.21%) MVC
9 11 (19.64%) DevOps
9 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
9 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Kanban
10 8 (14.29%) Scrum
11 7 (12.50%) API Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (87.50%) Scala
2 46 (82.14%) Java
3 37 (66.07%) Ruby
4 29 (51.79%) C#
5 18 (32.14%) Python
6 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.71%) Groovy
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) VB
8 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) QA
2 16 (28.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.57%) Google
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