Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 75 119
Rank change year-on-year +4 +44 -34
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 36 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.82% 2.28% 1.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.15% 13.86% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 31
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% -28.42%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £505 £438 £450
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.25

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 323 202 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.33% 16.42% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 139 314
North East median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -5.06%
10th Percentile £307 £296 £250
90th Percentile £556 £615 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
North East median hourly rate £31.75 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.44% +60.71% +107.41%
10th Percentile £27.58 £40.30 £26.33
90th Percentile £34.53 £48.66 £29.26
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +11 33 £400 -5.88% 10
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 31 (86.11%) Selenium
2 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
3 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (58.33%) Java
5 18 (50.00%) SQL
5 18 (50.00%) JUnit
5 18 (50.00%) Scrum
5 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (47.22%) BDD
6 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
7 16 (44.44%) DevOps
7 16 (44.44%) JIRA
8 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
8 13 (36.11%) CSS
9 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 12 (33.33%) JMeter
9 12 (33.33%) QA
9 12 (33.33%) Open Source
10 10 (27.78%) Maven
10 10 (27.78%) XML
10 10 (27.78%) Confluence
10 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
11 9 (25.00%) Node.js
11 9 (25.00%) REST
11 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 9 (25.00%) TDD
11 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
11 9 (25.00%) Docker
12 8 (22.22%) Microservices
12 8 (22.22%) Gatling

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 10 (27.78%) Confluence
2 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) JBoss
3 3 (8.33%) nginx
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) GitHub
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.11%) Slack
2 3 (8.33%) BrowserStack
2 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MongoDB
1 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.33%) ZAP BI
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (86.11%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) JUnit
3 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
4 16 (44.44%) JIRA
5 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
6 12 (33.33%) JMeter
7 10 (27.78%) Maven
8 8 (22.22%) Gatling
9 6 (16.67%) GitLab
10 4 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (11.11%) SonarQube
10 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (8.33%) Ant
11 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
11 3 (8.33%) Grunt
11 3 (8.33%) gulp
11 3 (8.33%) IntelliJ
11 3 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (8.33%) Sublime Text
12 2 (5.56%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
1 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Tester
3 8 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Developer
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) CSS
2 10 (27.78%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) Node.js
3 9 (25.00%) REST
4 8 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (16.67%) JSON
6 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
6 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
6 5 (13.89%) HTML
6 5 (13.89%) HTML5
6 5 (13.89%) jQuery
6 5 (13.89%) SOAP
6 5 (13.89%) Spring
7 3 (8.33%) EJB
7 3 (8.33%) J2EE
7 3 (8.33%) J2SE
7 3 (8.33%) Java EE
7 3 (8.33%) Play Framework
7 3 (8.33%) Servlets
7 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Unix
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (50.00%) Scrum
4 17 (47.22%) BDD
5 16 (44.44%) DevOps
6 12 (33.33%) Open Source
7 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
8 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) Microservices
9 8 (22.22%) System Testing
10 7 (19.44%) CRM
10 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (16.67%) OWASP
11 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Groovy
6 3 (8.33%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) Haskell
6 3 (8.33%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) Python
6 3 (8.33%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Java 8
7 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
1 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Grafana
1 3 (8.33%) Kibana
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Adobe
2 3 (8.33%) Google
2 3 (8.33%) webMethods
3 1 (2.78%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat