Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 105 81
Rank change year-on-year +34 -24 +12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 29 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.37% 2.16% 1.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.08% 13.03% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 32
North East median daily rate £425 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.42% +48.44%
10th Percentile £263 £295 £304
90th Percentile £438 £440 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 206 445 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.86% 16.60% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 306 236
North East median daily rate £425 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.91% +10.36%
10th Percentile £304 £253 £269
90th Percentile £615 £500 £536
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +107.41% -55.00%
10th Percentile £39.38 £26.30 £7.95
90th Percentile £48.33 £29.30 £17.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Tyne and Wear +37 29 £425 +25.00% 3
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 28 (96.55%) Test Automation
2 24 (82.76%) Selenium
3 23 (79.31%) WebDriver
3 23 (79.31%) Java
4 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (68.97%) Jenkins
5 18 (62.07%) BDD
5 18 (62.07%) TDD
6 15 (51.72%) Scala
7 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (41.38%) Scrum
7 12 (41.38%) User Stories
8 11 (37.93%) Games
8 11 (37.93%) JUnit
8 11 (37.93%) QA
8 11 (37.93%) RSpec
8 11 (37.93%) Web Testing
8 11 (37.93%) Ruby
8 11 (37.93%) WCAG
9 10 (34.48%) Open Source
10 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
10 8 (27.59%) Front End Development
10 8 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
10 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
11 7 (24.14%) JIRA
11 7 (24.14%) Confluence
11 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
12 6 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing

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 7 (24.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Slack
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
1 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (82.76%) Selenium
2 23 (79.31%) WebDriver
3 20 (68.97%) Jenkins
4 11 (37.93%) JUnit
4 11 (37.93%) RSpec
5 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
5 7 (24.14%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Hudson
6 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
6 2 (6.90%) Protractor
6 2 (6.90%) Subversion
7 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.45%) JBehave
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (37.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Automation Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.90%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) NoSQL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) RESTful
2 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
2 4 (13.79%) Node.js
2 4 (13.79%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Test Automation
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) BDD
3 18 (62.07%) TDD
4 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 12 (41.38%) User Stories
5 11 (37.93%) Web Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Open Source
7 8 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (27.59%) Front End Development
7 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Kanban
10 4 (13.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) Scala
3 11 (37.93%) Ruby
4 5 (17.24%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) Python
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
1 11 (37.93%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Atlassian