Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 161 154
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 23 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.95% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.22% 6.26% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 4
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £356 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +28.96% -
10th Percentile £276 £150 £182
90th Percentile £509 £500 £299
England median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.25 -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 714 943 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.90% 15.18% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 524 253
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £561 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.83%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £18.80
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
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 West Midlands

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Birmingham -2 9 £400 +37.93% 1
Shropshire +5 7 £510 +2.00%
Coventry +23 4 £301 +9.45% 1
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Selenium
3 14 (60.87%) Java
4 12 (52.17%) C#
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (47.83%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
6 8 (34.78%) Gherkin
6 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
6 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
7 7 (30.43%) Linux
7 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
7 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
8 6 (26.09%) Node.js
8 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (26.09%) Python
8 6 (26.09%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
10 4 (17.39%) User Stories
10 4 (17.39%) Scala
10 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
10 4 (17.39%) Open Source
10 4 (17.39%) JUnit
10 4 (17.39%) VBScript
10 4 (17.39%) VB
10 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 4 (17.39%) HP UFT

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (13.04%) nginx
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
1 3 (13.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
1 3 (13.04%) SSL
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
2 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
3 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
4 4 (17.39%) JUnit
4 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.04%) Ant
5 3 (13.04%) Gatling
5 3 (13.04%) Grunt
5 3 (13.04%) gulp
5 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
5 3 (13.04%) JMeter
5 3 (13.04%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (13.04%) Sublime Text
6 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.35%) Burp Suite
7 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.35%) RSpec
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
1 8 (34.78%) Gherkin
2 6 (26.09%) Node.js
3 5 (21.74%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 3 (13.04%) Express
4 3 (13.04%) jQuery
4 3 (13.04%) Kafka
4 3 (13.04%) MEAN Stack
4 3 (13.04%) Servlets
5 2 (8.70%) Angular 2
5 2 (8.70%) JSON
5 2 (8.70%) REST
5 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 2 (8.70%) Spring
6 1 (4.35%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) EJB
6 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) BDD
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 4 (17.39%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Microservices
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 4 (17.39%) Scala
4 4 (17.39%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) VBScript
5 3 (13.04%) Groovy
5 3 (13.04%) Haskell
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
1 2 (8.70%) WCAG
2 1 (4.35%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Grafana
1 3 (13.04%) Kibana
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) webMethods