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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 64 59
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 42 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.79% 1.04% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.32% 6.62% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 2
Median daily rate £320 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.98% +24.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £381 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £441 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 197 136 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 27.17% 15.65% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 87 63
Median daily rate £385 £325 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +16 38 £320 -20.98% 1
Durham - 2 £288 -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (81.94%) TDD
2 59 (81.94%) Scala
3 54 (75.00%) Java
4 52 (72.22%) Selenium
5 49 (68.06%) Automated Testing
6 48 (66.67%) Test Automation
7 43 (59.72%) WebDriver
7 43 (59.72%) Jenkins
8 42 (58.33%) Automation Testing
9 41 (56.94%) Ruby
10 37 (51.39%) Test Scripting
11 34 (47.22%) Web Testing
11 34 (47.22%) JUnit
11 34 (47.22%) RSpec
11 34 (47.22%) Defect Tracking
12 33 (45.83%) C#
12 33 (45.83%) QA
13 27 (37.50%) User Stories
14 23 (31.94%) Gherkin
15 21 (29.17%) .NET
16 19 (26.39%) Games
16 19 (26.39%) WCAG
16 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
17 18 (25.00%) Microservices
17 18 (25.00%) Git (software)
17 18 (25.00%) Python
18 17 (23.61%) Linux
18 17 (23.61%) MVC
18 17 (23.61%) Spring

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 9 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.39%) MySQL
1 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (72.22%) Selenium
2 43 (59.72%) Jenkins
2 43 (59.72%) WebDriver
3 34 (47.22%) JUnit
3 34 (47.22%) RSpec
4 18 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (15.28%) JIRA
6 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
6 6 (8.33%) Sahi
6 6 (8.33%) WATIR
7 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.39%) Hudson
8 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.39%) Protractor
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (26.39%) Games
2 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Tester
2 27 (37.50%) Automation Tester
3 20 (27.78%) QA Engineer
3 20 (27.78%) Test Engineer
4 18 (25.00%) Developer
5 17 (23.61%) QA Test Engineer
6 16 (22.22%) Java Developer
6 16 (22.22%) Quality Engineer
7 15 (20.83%) Scala Developer
8 14 (19.44%) Agile Tester
8 14 (19.44%) Java Scala Developer
8 14 (19.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 14 (19.44%) Selenium Tester
9 9 (12.50%) C# Developer
10 7 (9.72%) Ruby Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Agile Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Agile Java Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Linux Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.94%) Gherkin
2 21 (29.17%) .NET
3 17 (23.61%) JSON
3 17 (23.61%) Play Framework
3 17 (23.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 17 (23.61%) Spring
3 17 (23.61%) Spring MVC
4 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET
4 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (11.11%) RESTful
6 7 (9.72%) XML
7 6 (8.33%) Web Services
8 2 (2.78%) Behat
8 2 (2.78%) Django
8 2 (2.78%) Guice
9 1 (1.39%) Node.js
9 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Smartphone
2 9 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (81.94%) TDD
3 49 (68.06%) Automated Testing
4 48 (66.67%) Test Automation
5 42 (58.33%) Automation Testing
6 37 (51.39%) Test Scripting
7 34 (47.22%) Defect Tracking
7 34 (47.22%) Web Testing
8 27 (37.50%) User Stories
9 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
10 18 (25.00%) Microservices
11 17 (23.61%) BDD
11 17 (23.61%) MVC
12 15 (20.83%) DevOps
12 15 (20.83%) Unit Testing
13 11 (15.28%) Scrum
14 10 (13.89%) Open Source
14 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
15 9 (12.50%) Kanban
16 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 59 (81.94%) Scala
2 54 (75.00%) Java
3 41 (56.94%) Ruby
4 33 (45.83%) C#
5 18 (25.00%) Python
6 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 8 (11.11%) Groovy
8 7 (9.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (45.83%) QA
2 19 (26.39%) WCAG
3 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.78%) Google