Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 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 West
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 133 182
Rank change year-on-year -18 +49 -15
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 69 64 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.12% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.57% 6.72% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 49
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -8.11%
10th Percentile £335 £250 £280
90th Percentile £499 £450 £438
England median daily rate £458 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,238 952 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.14% 16.72% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 630 612
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.23% +9.64%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £275
90th Percentile £562 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 42
North West median hourly rate £38.25 £41.25 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.27% -1.49% +4.69%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £27.07
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.30 £46.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 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
Manchester -31 24 £413 +7.84% 26
Cheshire -9 21 £380 +10.95% 5
Lancashire +5 19 £469 +47.06%
Merseyside +9 5 £450 +4.35%
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 50 (72.46%) Test Automation
2 44 (63.77%) Selenium
3 42 (60.87%) Java
4 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (44.93%) TDD
6 30 (43.48%) BDD
7 23 (33.33%) JIRA
7 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 22 (31.88%) Jenkins
9 20 (28.99%) SQL
9 20 (28.99%) JSON
10 19 (27.54%) Git (software)
11 17 (24.64%) Confluence
12 16 (23.19%) Performance Testing
12 16 (23.19%) Scrum
12 16 (23.19%) C#
12 16 (23.19%) JUnit
12 16 (23.19%) XML
13 15 (21.74%) Linux
14 14 (20.29%) Oracle
14 14 (20.29%) SDLC
15 13 (18.84%) QA
15 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (18.84%) REST
16 12 (17.39%) Kanban
16 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
16 12 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (17.39%) JMeter
17 11 (15.94%) Python
17 11 (15.94%) 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 17 (24.64%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) JBoss
2 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Mule ESB
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.90%) WildFly
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
4 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) Jetty
4 1 (1.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.70%) Slack
4 5 (7.25%) BrowserStack
5 3 (4.35%) GitHub
6 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.45%) npm
6 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.49%) MySQL
3 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
4 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.90%) Big Data
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) Redis
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (63.77%) Selenium
2 23 (33.33%) JIRA
3 22 (31.88%) Jenkins
4 19 (27.54%) Git (software)
5 16 (23.19%) JUnit
6 12 (17.39%) JMeter
7 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
8 8 (11.59%) Bitbucket
8 8 (11.59%) Gatling
8 8 (11.59%) Mockito
9 7 (10.14%) Jasmine
10 6 (8.70%) Gradle
11 5 (7.25%) Maven
11 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
11 5 (7.25%) The Grinder
11 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
12 4 (5.80%) Arquillian
12 4 (5.80%) JBehave
12 4 (5.80%) Protractor
12 4 (5.80%) TestNG
General
1 6 (8.70%) Banking
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Tester
3 11 (15.94%) Automation Tester
4 9 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Java Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Developer in Test
7 5 (7.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) JSON
2 16 (23.19%) XML
3 13 (18.84%) REST
4 11 (15.94%) CSS
4 11 (15.94%) Gherkin
4 11 (15.94%) HTML
4 11 (15.94%) jQuery
4 11 (15.94%) SOAP
5 10 (14.49%) Node.js
6 7 (10.14%) RESTful
6 7 (10.14%) Spring
7 6 (8.70%) .NET
8 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
8 5 (7.25%) Web Services
9 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.80%) Apache Camel
9 4 (5.80%) Java EE
9 4 (5.80%) JPA
9 4 (5.80%) React
10 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.35%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Unix
4 4 (5.80%) Windows
5 3 (4.35%) CentOS
6 2 (2.90%) Android
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (72.46%) Test Automation
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) TDD
4 30 (43.48%) BDD
5 16 (23.19%) Performance Testing
5 16 (23.19%) Scrum
6 14 (20.29%) SDLC
7 12 (17.39%) Kanban
7 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.59%) Microservices
8 8 (11.59%) Open Source
8 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.14%) DevOps
9 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
9 7 (10.14%) User Stories
10 6 (8.70%) Coaching
10 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (8.70%) SFIA
10 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.25%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) Java
2 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.99%) SQL
4 16 (23.19%) C#
5 11 (15.94%) Python
6 6 (8.70%) Java 8
6 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.35%) VB
8 2 (2.90%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
8 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.90%) VBA
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) ES6
9 1 (1.45%) Go
9 1 (1.45%) Groovy
9 1 (1.45%) Java 9
9 1 (1.45%) Scala
9 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) ISEB
2 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Docker
4 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.35%) Packer
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.90%) Terraform
4 1 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) Kibana
4 1 (1.45%) logstash
4 1 (1.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.90%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Splunk
5 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) SaltStack