Period
to 26 April 2018

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 6 months to 26 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 > North East
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 55 94
Rank change year-on-year -27 +39 -9
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 69 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.61% 4.29% 1.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.06% 20.41% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 22
North East median daily rate £550 £323 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.54% -30.27% +68.18%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £363
90th Percentile £600 £350 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East 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 North East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 248 338 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.95% 21.03% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 234 199
North East median daily rate £425 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -2.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £299 £277 £263
90th Percentile £600 £505 £531
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North East median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.19 £42.25
% change year-on-year +3.19% -2.51% +14.19%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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 6 months to 26 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
Tyne and Wear -27 19 £563 +73.08%
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) Selenium
2 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) BDD
3 16 (80.00%) Java
4 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (65.00%) DevOps
6 10 (50.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (25.00%) JIRA
8 5 (25.00%) REST
8 5 (25.00%) Confluence
8 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (20.00%) Slack
9 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Open Source
10 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (15.00%) Coaching
11 2 (10.00%) Microservices
11 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
11 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
11 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
11 2 (10.00%) Node.js
11 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
11 2 (10.00%) Puppet

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 5 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Slack
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
6 2 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (10.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (5.00%) Maven
7 1 (5.00%) RSpec
7 1 (5.00%) Sahi
7 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.00%) WATIR
General
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Leader
1 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Test Project Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer in Test
6 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Kafka
3 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Batch
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Security
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) BDD
2 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) DevOps
5 10 (50.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Coaching
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Open Source
8 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Microservices
8 2 (10.00%) SFIA
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Web Operations
9 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) User Stories
9 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Terraform
2 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.00%) Grafana
2 1 (5.00%) Graylog
2 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Pega
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat