Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 105 163
Rank change year-on-year -25 +58 +18
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 80 117 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.41% 1.80% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.74% 11.60% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 56
North West median daily rate £419 £388 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -1.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £290
90th Percentile £570 £450 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.95% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 1034 1009 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.26% 15.54% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 690 752
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £291 £258
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +7.56% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 53
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +15.94%
10th Percentile £36.89 £34.18 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £43.70 £40.80
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -17 40 £460 +18.71% 13
Merseyside +11 14 £406 +22.64%
Lancashire - 13 £425 - 2
Cheshire -14 9 £363 +0.69% 5
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 62 (77.50%) Java
2 55 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 53 (66.25%) Git (software)
3 53 (66.25%) TDD
4 52 (65.00%) BDD
5 47 (58.75%) JIRA
6 46 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (51.25%) Scrum
8 38 (47.50%) Linux
9 37 (46.25%) Open Source
10 35 (43.75%) MongoDB
11 32 (40.00%) REST
11 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
12 30 (37.50%) NoSQL
13 29 (36.25%) SQL
14 28 (35.00%) Selenium
15 27 (33.75%) MySQL
16 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
17 25 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (31.25%) Node.js
18 24 (30.00%) Confluence
18 24 (30.00%) Mentoring
18 24 (30.00%) Coaching
18 24 (30.00%) Microservices
18 24 (30.00%) Slack
18 24 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (27.50%) SDLC
19 22 (27.50%) Jenkins
20 20 (25.00%) SFIA
20 20 (25.00%) Kanban

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 24 (30.00%) Confluence
2 11 (13.75%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (10.00%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.00%) NServiceBus
5 3 (3.75%) Drupal
6 2 (2.50%) Anypoint
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.00%) Slack
2 8 (10.00%) GitHub
3 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.75%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.75%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.50%) FTP
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (43.75%) MongoDB
2 30 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 27 (33.75%) MySQL
4 24 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (16.25%) Big Data
6 8 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 53 (66.25%) Git (software)
2 47 (58.75%) JIRA
3 28 (35.00%) Selenium
4 22 (27.50%) Jenkins
5 14 (17.50%) TeamCity
6 12 (15.00%) JUnit
6 12 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 10 (12.50%) Jasmine
8 8 (10.00%) JMeter
9 4 (5.00%) IntelliJ
9 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.00%) TestNG
10 3 (3.75%) Ant
10 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.75%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (3.75%) WATIR
11 2 (2.50%) Maven
11 2 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 19 (23.75%) Manufacturing
2 16 (20.00%) Marketing
3 15 (18.75%) Finance
4 13 (16.25%) Electronics
4 13 (16.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.75%) Automotive
6 2 (2.50%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Developer
2 25 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 18 (22.50%) Java Software Developer
3 18 (22.50%) Software Developer
4 15 (18.75%) Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 13 (16.25%) Scala Developer
6 12 (15.00%) Software Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) Java Engineer
8 9 (11.25%) Java Software Engineer
9 8 (10.00%) Apache Spark Developer
9 8 (10.00%) Hadoop Developer
9 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
10 7 (8.75%) Java Hadoop Developer
10 7 (8.75%) Java Scala Developer
11 6 (7.50%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (6.25%) Linux Developer
12 5 (6.25%) Tester
13 4 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.00%) REST
2 25 (31.25%) Node.js
3 14 (17.50%) Akka
4 11 (13.75%) CSS
4 11 (13.75%) HTML
4 11 (13.75%) Web Services
5 9 (11.25%) Gherkin
6 8 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.50%) Dropwizard
8 5 (6.25%) .NET
9 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.00%) CSS3
9 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.00%) HTML5
9 4 (5.00%) J2EE
9 4 (5.00%) NHibernate
9 4 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Smart Home
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (47.50%) Linux
2 25 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 53 (66.25%) TDD
3 52 (65.00%) BDD
4 46 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (51.25%) Scrum
6 37 (46.25%) Open Source
7 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
8 24 (30.00%) Coaching
8 24 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 24 (30.00%) Microservices
9 22 (27.50%) SDLC
10 20 (25.00%) Kanban
10 20 (25.00%) SFIA
11 16 (20.00%) User Stories
12 15 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (16.25%) Programme Management
14 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
15 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (77.50%) Java
2 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (36.25%) SQL
4 13 (16.25%) Python
4 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.50%) C#
5 10 (12.50%) Clojure
6 5 (6.25%) VB
7 4 (5.00%) VBA
8 3 (3.75%) F#
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) Ruby
8 3 (3.75%) VBScript
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 19 (23.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
2 6 (7.50%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.75%) Kibana
4 3 (3.75%) logstash
5 2 (2.50%) Rundeck
5 2 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) SAP
2 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.75%) Google
4 3 (3.75%) Splunk
5 2 (2.50%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.50%) Pega
6 1 (1.25%) Atlassian