Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 151 144
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 60 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 1.06% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 5.46% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 34
North West median daily rate £420 £427 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +16.85% -8.75%
10th Percentile £307 £363 £250
90th Percentile £518 £555 £471
England median daily rate £465 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +0.54% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -50.35% +118.60% -

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 1,141 1,099 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.20% 19.43% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 715 595
North West median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £613 £551 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 44
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -4.14% +5.63%
10th Percentile £33.84 £34.69 £35.98
90th Percentile £48.38 £58.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.75 £44.31 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +8.07% +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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +15 21 £413 -8.33% 4
Lancashire -23 17 £405 -4.71%
Cheshire +14 16 £425 -10.53% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 40 (66.67%) Java
2 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (61.67%) Selenium
3 33 (55.00%) Test Automation
4 29 (48.33%) DevOps
5 28 (46.67%) BDD
6 25 (41.67%) Jenkins
7 23 (38.33%) TDD
8 19 (31.67%) JUnit
9 18 (30.00%) SQL
10 17 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (26.67%) JMeter
12 15 (25.00%) JIRA
12 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
13 14 (23.33%) AngularJS
14 13 (21.67%) REST
14 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
15 12 (20.00%) Scrum
16 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
16 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
16 11 (18.33%) SonarQube
17 10 (16.67%) Node.js
17 10 (16.67%) Dropwizard
17 10 (16.67%) Spring
17 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
18 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
18 9 (15.00%) HP UFT
18 9 (15.00%) Degree
18 9 (15.00%) Mockito

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 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.33%) Confluence
4 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.67%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Slack
3 2 (3.33%) BrowserStack
3 2 (3.33%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (61.67%) Selenium
2 25 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 19 (31.67%) JUnit
4 16 (26.67%) JMeter
5 15 (25.00%) JIRA
6 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
7 11 (18.33%) SonarQube
7 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
8 9 (15.00%) HP UFT
8 9 (15.00%) Mockito
9 5 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (5.00%) Burp Suite
11 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.33%) Maven
12 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
13 1 (1.67%) PHPUnit
13 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (28.33%) Tester
4 14 (23.33%) Automation Tester
5 13 (21.67%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (16.67%) Analyst
6 10 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
7 9 (15.00%) Senior Developer
7 9 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (13.33%) AWS Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Agile Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Senior Agile Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
12 3 (5.00%) Consultant
12 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) AngularJS
2 13 (21.67%) REST
3 10 (16.67%) Dropwizard
3 10 (16.67%) Node.js
3 10 (16.67%) Spring
4 9 (15.00%) Apache Camel
4 9 (15.00%) hapi
4 9 (15.00%) React
4 9 (15.00%) WireMock
5 8 (13.33%) Gherkin
6 5 (8.33%) .NET
6 5 (8.33%) Middleware
6 5 (8.33%) Web Services
7 4 (6.67%) CSS
8 2 (3.33%) HTML
8 2 (3.33%) J2EE
8 2 (3.33%) RESTful
8 2 (3.33%) SOAP
9 1 (1.67%) JSON
9 1 (1.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Unix
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 29 (48.33%) DevOps
4 28 (46.67%) BDD
5 23 (38.33%) TDD
6 17 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.00%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
10 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.33%) SDLC
11 7 (11.67%) Artificial Intelligence
12 6 (10.00%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.00%) Web Operations
13 5 (8.33%) Migration
14 4 (6.67%) Data Management
14 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
14 4 (6.67%) ETL
14 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.00%) Java 8
5 5 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) Groovy
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.67%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
6 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 3 (5.00%) Nessus
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.67%) Grafana
4 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.67%) Rancher
4 1 (1.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) HP
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) WSO2