Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 134 128
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +38
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 82 75 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 1.33% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.77% 7.91% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 79
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £312
90th Percentile £510 £583 £450
England median daily rate £474 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.28% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 - £34.00

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 1,211 948 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.49% 16.85% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 658 674
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £296 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 31
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.75 £44.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +22 32 £400 +3.23% 7
Manchester -30 25 £424 -4.24% 22
Lancashire -5 19 £475 +11.76% 3
Merseyside -5 5 £333 -22.90% 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 64 (78.05%) Selenium
2 60 (73.17%) Test Automation
3 57 (69.51%) Java
4 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (48.78%) BDD
6 33 (40.24%) JIRA
7 29 (35.37%) Jenkins
8 26 (31.71%) TDD
8 26 (31.71%) Scrum
8 26 (31.71%) SQL
9 25 (30.49%) JUnit
9 25 (30.49%) JMeter
10 24 (29.27%) QA
11 23 (28.05%) DevOps
11 23 (28.05%) Git (software)
12 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
13 17 (20.73%) Test Strategy
13 17 (20.73%) Performance Testing
14 16 (19.51%) C#
14 16 (19.51%) Oracle
14 16 (19.51%) XML
14 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (18.29%) Gherkin
15 15 (18.29%) Linux
15 15 (18.29%) CSS
15 15 (18.29%) JSON
16 14 (17.07%) Integration Testing
16 14 (17.07%) Confluence
17 12 (14.63%) MongoDB

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 14 (17.07%) Confluence
2 12 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.66%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.22%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.54%) BrowserStack
4 4 (4.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.32%) MySQL
4 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.66%) Blockchain
5 3 (3.66%) ZAP BI
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.44%) Big Data
6 2 (2.44%) DB2
6 2 (2.44%) Informix
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (78.05%) Selenium
2 33 (40.24%) JIRA
3 29 (35.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (30.49%) JMeter
4 25 (30.49%) JUnit
5 23 (28.05%) Git (software)
6 12 (14.63%) SoapUI
6 12 (14.63%) WebDriver
7 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (9.76%) Gatling
8 8 (9.76%) SpecFlow
9 7 (8.54%) Bitbucket
9 7 (8.54%) Maven
9 7 (8.54%) SonarQube
10 6 (7.32%) GitLab
10 6 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (7.32%) The Grinder
11 5 (6.10%) Mockito
11 5 (6.10%) TestNG
12 4 (4.88%) Appium
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Tester
2 19 (23.17%) Automation Tester
3 12 (14.63%) Developer
4 11 (13.41%) QA Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.10%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.88%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior QA Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) XML
2 15 (18.29%) CSS
2 15 (18.29%) Gherkin
2 15 (18.29%) JSON
3 12 (14.63%) Node.js
3 12 (14.63%) SOAP
4 9 (10.98%) jQuery
4 9 (10.98%) REST
5 8 (9.76%) HTML
5 8 (9.76%) RESTful
6 7 (8.54%) Kafka
6 7 (8.54%) Spring
7 6 (7.32%) .NET
7 6 (7.32%) Spring Boot
8 5 (6.10%) hapi
8 5 (6.10%) Web Services
9 2 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.44%) RAML
9 2 (2.44%) React
9 2 (2.44%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.44%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Unix
3 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.10%) Windows
5 4 (4.88%) CentOS
6 2 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (73.17%) Test Automation
2 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (48.78%) BDD
4 26 (31.71%) Scrum
4 26 (31.71%) TDD
5 23 (28.05%) DevOps
6 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (20.73%) Performance Testing
7 17 (20.73%) Test Strategy
8 14 (17.07%) Integration Testing
9 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 12 (14.63%) SDLC
10 10 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (12.20%) QA Automation
11 9 (10.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (10.98%) Defect Management
11 9 (10.98%) OWASP
11 9 (10.98%) System Testing
12 8 (9.76%) CRM
12 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (69.51%) Java
2 26 (31.71%) SQL
3 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.51%) C#
5 10 (12.20%) Python
6 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.88%) Java 8
8 3 (3.66%) Java 9
9 2 (2.44%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (2.44%) C++
9 2 (2.44%) JCL
9 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.44%) Ruby
9 2 (2.44%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) C
10 1 (1.22%) Go
10 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.22%) VBA
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) ISEB
2 5 (6.10%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) MCSA
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) Docker
2 6 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) Packer
3 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.66%) Terraform
4 2 (2.44%) Grafana
4 2 (2.44%) Graylog
5 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Oracle
2 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.88%) VMware
4 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) OpenText
5 1 (1.22%) SaltStack