Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 52 129
Rank change year-on-year -30 +77 -45
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 20 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.53% 3.99% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.99% 19.26% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 15
North East median daily rate £475 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.44% -14.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £309 £293 £225
90th Percentile £600 £350 £483
England median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00

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 286 270 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.85% 20.74% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 184 241
North East median daily rate £400 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +18.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £295 £300 £235
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 13
North East median hourly rate £42.50 - £28.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -34 19 £525 +64.06% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Selenium
3 15 (75.00%) BDD
3 15 (75.00%) TDD
4 14 (70.00%) Java
5 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (50.00%) DevOps
7 9 (45.00%) Scrum
8 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (15.00%) Ruby
10 3 (15.00%) Capita
10 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 2 (10.00%) REST
11 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 2 (10.00%) Coaching
11 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (10.00%) ISEB
11 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 2 (10.00%) JIRA
11 2 (10.00%) Open Source
11 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
12 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
12 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
12 1 (5.00%) Big Data
12 1 (5.00%) Kafka
12 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
12 1 (5.00%) Confluence
12 1 (5.00%) R

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Project Leader
2 6 (30.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Test Project Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer in Test
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Kafka
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Spring Batch
2 1 (5.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (5.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) BDD
2 15 (75.00%) TDD
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) DevOps
5 9 (45.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Kanban
8 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.00%) SFIA
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Grafana
1 1 (5.00%) Graylog
1 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Capita
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Pega
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat