Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 138 155
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 58 60 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 1.09% 1.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 6.62% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 68
North West median daily rate £438 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £363 £246 £269
90th Percentile £559 £449 £568
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £115.25 - -

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 1,144 906 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.82% 16.50% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 600 675
North West median daily rate £413 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.13% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 56
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +8.11%
10th Percentile £32.00 £36.28 £28.04
90th Percentile £56.14 £50.00 £44.63
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.42% +14.73%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -35 22 £450 +28.57% 17
Lancashire +12 16 £425 +78.95%
Cheshire -16 11 £450 +28.11% 8
Merseyside +16 9 £525 +29.63% 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 36 (62.07%) Test Automation
2 33 (56.90%) Java
3 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (51.72%) TDD
4 27 (46.55%) BDD
5 25 (43.10%) Git (software)
6 24 (41.38%) Jenkins
7 23 (39.66%) Selenium
7 23 (39.66%) Linux
8 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
9 21 (36.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (34.48%) MongoDB
10 20 (34.48%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (32.76%) SQL
11 19 (32.76%) MySQL
11 19 (32.76%) Node.js
11 19 (32.76%) REST
12 18 (31.03%) Open Source
12 18 (31.03%) Microservices
12 18 (31.03%) JUnit
12 18 (31.03%) Scrum
12 18 (31.03%) Kanban
12 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
13 17 (29.31%) JIRA
13 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
13 17 (29.31%) Confluence
14 16 (27.59%) NoSQL
14 16 (27.59%) Coaching
15 15 (25.86%) Slack
16 13 (22.41%) Jasmine

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 (29.31%) Confluence
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.17%) CMS
3 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.17%) JBoss
3 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.45%) Mule ESB
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.45%) WildFly
5 1 (1.72%) Drupal
5 1 (1.72%) Jetty
5 1 (1.72%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) Slack
2 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (17.24%) GitHub
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (6.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (6.90%) Datadog
6 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (5.17%) Serverless
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
8 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.72%) npm
8 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) DNS
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) MongoDB
1 20 (34.48%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (32.76%) MySQL
3 16 (27.59%) NoSQL
4 12 (20.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.45%) Big Data
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.72%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Git (software)
2 24 (41.38%) Jenkins
3 23 (39.66%) Selenium
4 18 (31.03%) JUnit
5 17 (29.31%) JIRA
6 13 (22.41%) Jasmine
7 11 (18.97%) Maven
8 10 (17.24%) Gradle
8 10 (17.24%) JMeter
9 6 (10.34%) Artifactory
9 6 (10.34%) Bitbucket
10 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
11 4 (6.90%) Arquillian
11 4 (6.90%) JBehave
11 4 (6.90%) Mockito
11 4 (6.90%) RSpec
11 4 (6.90%) SonarQube
11 4 (6.90%) Spock
12 3 (5.17%) Protractor
13 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Developer
1 14 (24.14%) Software Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Java Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) JavaScript Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Tester
4 4 (6.90%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
4 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Developer in Test
5 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) Node.js
1 19 (32.76%) REST
2 6 (10.34%) CSS
2 6 (10.34%) Gherkin
2 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 6 (10.34%) JSON
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.90%) Apache Camel
3 4 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 4 (6.90%) Java EE
3 4 (6.90%) JPA
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
3 4 (6.90%) Spring
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) J2EE
4 3 (5.17%) React
5 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.45%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.45%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Smart Home
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Linux
2 21 (36.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) CentOS
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Test Automation
2 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) TDD
3 27 (46.55%) BDD
4 18 (31.03%) Kanban
4 18 (31.03%) Microservices
4 18 (31.03%) Open Source
4 18 (31.03%) Scrum
4 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
6 16 (27.59%) Coaching
7 13 (22.41%) SFIA
8 12 (20.69%) DevOps
8 12 (20.69%) SDLC
9 9 (15.52%) User Stories
10 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.62%) SDET
12 4 (6.90%) API Design
12 4 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) C#
5 6 (10.34%) Python
6 5 (8.62%) Java 8
6 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.62%) VB
6 5 (8.62%) VBA
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) ES6
8 1 (1.72%) F#
8 1 (1.72%) Groovy
8 1 (1.72%) Java 9
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) MCSA
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
1 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) Puppet
2 8 (13.79%) Ansible
2 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.17%) Terraform
4 2 (3.45%) Packer
4 2 (3.45%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.72%) Kibana
5 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Red Hat
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) VMware
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) HP