Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 75 75
Rank change year-on-year +31 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 71 27 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.04% 2.20% 3.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.19% 12.16% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 46
North East median daily rate £408 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +21.43% -28.93%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £300
90th Percentile £508 £438 £438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -50.35% +118.60% -

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 370 222 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 26.26% 18.12% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 164 276
North East median daily rate £450 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +18.33% -8.54%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £556 £638 £496
England median daily rate £495 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +4.21% +10.47% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +78.22% +248.28%
England median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +2.50%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +24 63 £435 +2.35% 5
Teesside - 2 £338 -
Durham - 1 £325 - 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 66 (92.96%) Selenium
2 57 (80.28%) Test Automation
3 56 (78.87%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (63.38%) Java
5 35 (49.30%) SQL
6 33 (46.48%) Scrum
6 33 (46.48%) JIRA
7 32 (45.07%) BDD
8 27 (38.03%) QA
9 26 (36.62%) Jenkins
10 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
10 24 (33.80%) Confluence
10 24 (33.80%) DevOps
11 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (30.99%) TDD
12 20 (28.17%) Gherkin
13 19 (26.76%) JUnit
13 19 (26.76%) Web Services
14 18 (25.35%) REST
14 18 (25.35%) Kanban
15 17 (23.94%) JMeter
15 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
16 16 (22.54%) XML
16 16 (22.54%) Open Source
17 15 (21.13%) Scala
17 15 (21.13%) Microservices
18 14 (19.72%) API Testing
18 14 (19.72%) Groovy
18 14 (19.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (19.72%) SOAP

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 24 (33.80%) Confluence
2 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.63%) Apache
4 4 (5.63%) Documentum
4 4 (5.63%) JBoss
4 4 (5.63%) nginx
4 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.82%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) GitHub
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Google Analytics
3 4 (5.63%) Slack
4 3 (4.23%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) HTTP
1 4 (5.63%) SSL
1 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) NoSQL
2 10 (14.08%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.04%) Big Data
3 5 (7.04%) Sqoop
4 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.23%) ZAP BI
5 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.41%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) HSQLDB
6 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (92.96%) Selenium
2 33 (46.48%) JIRA
3 26 (36.62%) Jenkins
4 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
5 19 (26.76%) JUnit
6 17 (23.94%) JMeter
7 12 (16.90%) Gatling
7 12 (16.90%) Maven
8 11 (15.49%) SoapUI
9 10 (14.08%) WebDriver
10 8 (11.27%) GitLab
10 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (5.63%) Grunt
11 4 (5.63%) gulp
11 4 (5.63%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (5.63%) SonarQube
11 4 (5.63%) Sublime Text
11 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
11 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
1 19 (26.76%) Tester
2 18 (25.35%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Automation Tester
4 10 (14.08%) Developer
5 9 (12.68%) QA Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.63%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (5.63%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) Gherkin
2 19 (26.76%) Web Services
3 18 (25.35%) REST
4 16 (22.54%) XML
5 14 (19.72%) SOAP
6 13 (18.31%) CSS
7 12 (16.90%) AngularJS
8 11 (15.49%) Node.js
9 10 (14.08%) JSON
10 9 (12.68%) RESTful
11 8 (11.27%) HTML
11 8 (11.27%) HTML5
12 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
12 7 (9.86%) jQuery
12 7 (9.86%) Spring
13 5 (7.04%) J2EE
14 4 (5.63%) .NET
14 4 (5.63%) EJB
14 4 (5.63%) J2SE
14 4 (5.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Unix
1 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (80.28%) Test Automation
2 56 (78.87%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (46.48%) Scrum
4 32 (45.07%) BDD
5 24 (33.80%) DevOps
6 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (30.99%) TDD
7 18 (25.35%) Kanban
8 16 (22.54%) Open Source
9 15 (21.13%) Microservices
10 14 (19.72%) API Testing
10 14 (19.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
11 13 (18.31%) Integration Testing
11 13 (18.31%) Performance Testing
11 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
13 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
13 11 (15.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (63.38%) Java
2 35 (49.30%) SQL
3 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
4 15 (21.13%) Scala
5 14 (19.72%) Groovy
6 11 (15.49%) Ruby
7 7 (9.86%) C#
8 4 (5.63%) Haskell
8 4 (5.63%) Perl
8 4 (5.63%) Python
9 1 (1.41%) Java 8
9 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) ISEB
2 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.04%) DBS Check
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (38.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Docker
2 5 (7.04%) Apache Flume
2 5 (7.04%) HDFS
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Puppet
2 5 (7.04%) Grafana
3 4 (5.63%) Kibana
4 1 (1.41%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.63%) Adobe
3 4 (5.63%) Google
3 4 (5.63%) Pega
3 4 (5.63%) webMethods
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat