Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 122 113
Rank change year-on-year -23 -9 +53
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 76 80 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.26% 1.41% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.10% 7.68% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 73
North West median daily rate £415 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.84% +8.06% -1.59%
10th Percentile £326 £306 £313
90th Percentile £511 £570 £450
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.25

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 1,246 1,042 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.72% 18.33% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 717 653
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £288
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 24
North West median hourly rate £39.25 £41.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +4.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.75 £36.44 £34.18
90th Percentile £48.13 £55.00 £43.70
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Cheshire +16 26 £400 +10.34% 4
Manchester -28 26 £430 -6.52% 20
Lancashire -15 19 £475 +11.76% 1
Merseyside -16 3 £333 -19.39% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 56 (73.68%) Java
1 56 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
1 56 (73.68%) Selenium
2 48 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 37 (48.68%) BDD
4 29 (38.16%) JIRA
5 28 (36.84%) Jenkins
6 27 (35.53%) DevOps
6 27 (35.53%) JUnit
7 25 (32.89%) SQL
7 25 (32.89%) Scrum
8 24 (31.58%) JMeter
8 24 (31.58%) TDD
9 22 (28.95%) Git (software)
10 21 (27.63%) QA
11 20 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (22.37%) Oracle
14 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
14 16 (21.05%) Test Strategy
15 15 (19.74%) Linux
16 14 (18.42%) Performance Testing
17 13 (17.11%) Integration Testing
17 13 (17.11%) CSS
17 13 (17.11%) C#
17 13 (17.11%) MongoDB
18 12 (15.79%) Gherkin
18 12 (15.79%) Confluence
18 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
19 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (15.79%) Confluence
2 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) CICS
4 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.95%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.32%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.58%) Slack
4 4 (5.26%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.89%) MySQL
4 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.95%) Blockchain
5 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.95%) ZAP BI
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.63%) Big Data
6 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 2 (2.63%) Informix
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (73.68%) Selenium
2 29 (38.16%) JIRA
3 28 (36.84%) Jenkins
4 27 (35.53%) JUnit
5 24 (31.58%) JMeter
6 22 (28.95%) Git (software)
7 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
8 8 (10.53%) Gatling
8 8 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 8 (10.53%) SonarQube
9 7 (9.21%) Maven
10 6 (7.89%) GitLab
10 6 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (7.89%) SpecFlow
10 6 (7.89%) The Grinder
11 5 (6.58%) HP UFT
11 5 (6.58%) Mockito
11 5 (6.58%) TestNG
12 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Tester
2 15 (19.74%) Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Automation Tester
4 10 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) QA Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.89%) Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Consultant
9 5 (6.58%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.26%) AWS Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) CSS
2 12 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 10 (13.16%) Node.js
3 10 (13.16%) XML
4 9 (11.84%) SOAP
5 8 (10.53%) JSON
6 7 (9.21%) Kafka
6 7 (9.21%) RESTful
6 7 (9.21%) Spring
7 6 (7.89%) .NET
7 6 (7.89%) HTML
7 6 (7.89%) jQuery
7 6 (7.89%) REST
7 6 (7.89%) Spring Boot
7 6 (7.89%) Web Services
8 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.58%) hapi
9 4 (5.26%) Middleware
10 3 (3.95%) J2EE
11 2 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Unix
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.58%) Windows
5 4 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 37 (48.68%) BDD
4 27 (35.53%) DevOps
5 25 (32.89%) Scrum
6 24 (31.58%) TDD
7 20 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.05%) Test Strategy
9 14 (18.42%) Performance Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Integration Testing
11 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
12 10 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (13.16%) OWASP
13 9 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (11.84%) Defect Management
14 8 (10.53%) CRM
14 8 (10.53%) SDLC
14 8 (10.53%) System Testing
15 7 (9.21%) API Testing
15 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (73.68%) Java
2 25 (32.89%) SQL
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.11%) C#
5 8 (10.53%) Java 8
6 7 (9.21%) Python
7 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.63%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (2.63%) C++
8 2 (2.63%) Java 9
8 2 (2.63%) JCL
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.32%) C
9 1 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) ISEB
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Docker
2 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Packer
3 3 (3.95%) Grafana
3 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.95%) Terraform
4 2 (2.63%) Ansible
4 2 (2.63%) Graylog
5 1 (1.32%) Nessus
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) OpenText
4 1 (1.32%) WSO2