Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 July 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 West
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 174 170
Rank change year-on-year +43 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 67 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 0.82% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.98% 6.15% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 48
North West median daily rate £400 £340 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -7.80% +5.36%
10th Percentile £250 £298 £263
90th Percentile £450 £438 £499
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 960 1025 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.89% 13.33% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 665 515
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.41%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £268
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 37 22
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +5.63% +6.70%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.20 £36.25
90th Percentile £46.60 £46.38 £45.98
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -0.79%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the North West over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Manchester +27 39 £395 +26.40% 9
Cheshire +22 14 £343 +0.74% 5
Merseyside +1 11 £431 +38.00% 2
Lancashire - 3 £319 - 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Java
3 39 (58.21%) Test Automation
4 38 (56.72%) Selenium
5 29 (43.28%) BDD
5 29 (43.28%) Jenkins
6 24 (35.82%) TDD
7 22 (32.84%) GitHub
8 20 (29.85%) Scrum
9 18 (26.87%) SQL
9 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
10 16 (23.88%) Docker
11 14 (20.90%) Python
11 14 (20.90%) Gherkin
12 13 (19.40%) .NET
12 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
12 13 (19.40%) JIRA
13 12 (17.91%) QA
13 12 (17.91%) Kanban
13 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.91%) C#
13 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
15 10 (14.93%) Bitbucket
15 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
15 10 (14.93%) XML
15 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (13.43%) CSS
16 9 (13.43%) HTML

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (8.96%) JBoss
2 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.48%) Confluence
3 3 (4.48%) Drupal
3 3 (4.48%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) GitHub
2 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Datadog
4 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.46%) Big Data
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) Jenkins
3 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
4 13 (19.40%) JIRA
4 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.93%) Bitbucket
6 9 (13.43%) JMeter
7 6 (8.96%) Gatling
7 6 (8.96%) JUnit
7 6 (8.96%) Maven
7 6 (8.96%) TeamCity
8 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
8 5 (7.46%) Mocha
9 4 (5.97%) Artifactory
9 4 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.97%) Gradle
9 4 (5.97%) SonarQube
9 4 (5.97%) Spock
9 4 (5.97%) Vagrant
10 3 (4.48%) gulp
General
1 8 (11.94%) Banking
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Marketing
4 5 (7.46%) Electronics
4 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Games
6 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 15 (22.39%) Tester
3 11 (16.42%) Automation Tester
4 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Scala Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Linux Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.48%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Gherkin
2 13 (19.40%) .NET
3 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
3 10 (14.93%) XML
4 9 (13.43%) CSS
4 9 (13.43%) HTML
5 8 (11.94%) Web Services
6 7 (10.45%) Node.js
7 6 (8.96%) Akka
7 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.96%) jQuery
7 6 (8.96%) Spring
8 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.46%) HTML5
8 5 (7.46%) Sass
9 4 (5.97%) JSON
9 4 (5.97%) React
9 4 (5.97%) WCF
10 3 (4.48%) NHibernate
10 3 (4.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 2 (2.99%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (58.21%) Test Automation
3 29 (43.28%) BDD
4 24 (35.82%) TDD
5 20 (29.85%) Scrum
6 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (17.91%) Kanban
7 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.43%) DevOps
7 9 (13.43%) Open Source
8 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Microservices
8 6 (8.96%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (8.96%) MVC
9 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (7.46%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.97%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) Python
4 12 (17.91%) C#
4 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.46%) Clojure
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) ES6
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) Ansible
2 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.45%) Puppet
3 3 (4.48%) Kibana
3 3 (4.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Google
3 3 (4.48%) Splunk
4 2 (2.99%) Workday
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
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