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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 119 117
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 38 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 1.12% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.24% 8.46% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 27
Median daily rate £356 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 461 532 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.59% 13.28% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 334 258
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 24 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.21 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% +14.79%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 23 £373 +19.20% 19
Cheshire +31 10 £334 -3.26% 2
Merseyside +5 4 £405 +29.60%
Lancashire - 1 £238 -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 43 (70.49%) Selenium
2 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (60.66%) Java
4 25 (40.98%) TDD
5 24 (39.34%) Jenkins
6 23 (37.70%) BDD
7 19 (31.15%) GitHub
8 15 (24.59%) Python
8 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
8 15 (24.59%) QA
8 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
9 14 (22.95%) SQL
9 14 (22.95%) Scrum
10 13 (21.31%) JIRA
11 11 (18.03%) Maven
11 11 (18.03%) JMeter
11 11 (18.03%) XML
11 11 (18.03%) Bitbucket
11 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
12 10 (16.39%) Gradle
12 10 (16.39%) DevOps
12 10 (16.39%) Gherkin
13 9 (14.75%) .NET
13 9 (14.75%) C#
13 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
14 8 (13.11%) Puppet
14 8 (13.11%) Ansible
14 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing

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 4 (6.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (6.56%) GeoServer
1 4 (6.56%) JBoss
2 3 (4.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.64%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) GitHub
2 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.84%) Datadog
4 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (70.49%) Selenium
2 24 (39.34%) Jenkins
3 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
4 13 (21.31%) JIRA
5 11 (18.03%) Bitbucket
5 11 (18.03%) JMeter
5 11 (18.03%) Maven
6 10 (16.39%) Gradle
7 7 (11.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.84%) Artifactory
8 6 (9.84%) SonarQube
8 6 (9.84%) Spock
9 5 (8.20%) JUnit
10 4 (6.56%) Gatling
10 4 (6.56%) JBehave
10 4 (6.56%) Mocha
11 3 (4.92%) IntelliJ
11 3 (4.92%) TestNG
12 2 (3.28%) Log4j
General
1 5 (8.20%) Banking
1 5 (8.20%) Games
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Tester
2 17 (27.87%) Developer
3 16 (26.23%) Automation Tester
4 7 (11.48%) QA Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (6.56%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Implementation Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Manual Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
1 11 (18.03%) XML
2 10 (16.39%) Gherkin
3 9 (14.75%) .NET
4 6 (9.84%) CSS
4 6 (9.84%) HTML
4 6 (9.84%) jQuery
4 6 (9.84%) Node.js
4 6 (9.84%) Spring
4 6 (9.84%) Web Services
5 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.56%) JSON
5 4 (6.56%) Leaflet
5 4 (6.56%) OpenLayers
5 4 (6.56%) PostGIS
5 4 (6.56%) Sass
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.92%) HTML5
6 3 (4.92%) RESTful
7 2 (3.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) TDD
3 23 (37.70%) BDD
4 14 (22.95%) Scrum
5 10 (16.39%) DevOps
6 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Kanban
8 7 (11.48%) Open Source
9 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.20%) QA Automation
10 5 (8.20%) Web Development
11 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
11 4 (6.56%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Manual Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) Java
2 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
2 15 (24.59%) Python
3 14 (22.95%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) ES6
6 1 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
1 4 (6.56%) ISEB
1 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Ansible
1 8 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Kibana
2 2 (3.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) ESRI
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) ATG
2 2 (3.28%) Google
2 2 (3.28%) hybris
2 2 (3.28%) Splunk
3 1 (1.64%) HP
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Workday
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