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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 123 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.11% 3.83% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 4
Median daily rate £494 £150 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +229.41% -45.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £141 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £438 £289
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 322 444 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.04% 14.88% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 264 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +20 5 £499 -
Birmingham +7 3 £431 +187.50% 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (67.86%) Java
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (57.14%) Selenium
5 14 (50.00%) Scrum
6 12 (42.86%) BDD
7 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 11 (39.29%) Gherkin
8 10 (35.71%) MongoDB
8 10 (35.71%) TDD
8 10 (35.71%) AngularJS
8 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
9 9 (32.14%) Kibana
9 9 (32.14%) Grafana
9 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
9 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
10 8 (28.57%) Kanban
10 8 (28.57%) JUnit
10 8 (28.57%) Linux
10 8 (28.57%) IntelliJ
10 8 (28.57%) HTTP
10 8 (28.57%) gulp
10 8 (28.57%) Grunt
11 7 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (25.00%) Sublime Text
11 7 (25.00%) DevOps
11 7 (25.00%) Python
11 7 (25.00%) Ruby
11 7 (25.00%) Groovy

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 6 (21.43%) nginx
1 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) GitHub
1 6 (21.43%) Google Analytics
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) BrowserStack
3 1 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) HTTP
2 6 (21.43%) SSL
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) MongoDB
2 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 8 (28.57%) Grunt
4 8 (28.57%) gulp
4 8 (28.57%) IntelliJ
4 8 (28.57%) JUnit
5 7 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (25.00%) Sublime Text
6 6 (21.43%) Ant
6 6 (21.43%) Gatling
7 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
8 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 3 (10.71%) JMeter
9 3 (10.71%) Mockito
10 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
10 2 (7.14%) JIRA
11 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
11 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Scala Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Digital Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Gherkin
2 10 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 7 (25.00%) Node.js
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
4 6 (21.43%) Servlets
5 5 (17.86%) JSON
5 5 (17.86%) REST
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) CSS
6 4 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
7 3 (10.71%) OAuth2
7 3 (10.71%) OpenID
7 3 (10.71%) RESTful
7 3 (10.71%) Spring
8 2 (7.14%) CSS3
8 2 (7.14%) HTML5
8 2 (7.14%) JPA
8 2 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (50.00%) Scrum
5 12 (42.86%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) TDD
7 8 (28.57%) Kanban
8 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Analytics
9 6 (21.43%) Open Source
10 5 (17.86%) CRM
10 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) User Stories
11 4 (14.29%) Microservices
11 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
12 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
12 3 (10.71%) System Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) Groovy
3 7 (25.00%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) Ruby
3 7 (25.00%) Scala
4 6 (21.43%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) Haskell
4 6 (21.43%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) WAI
2 2 (7.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Grafana
1 9 (32.14%) Kibana
2 3 (10.71%) logstash
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) rkt
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Google
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) AppDynamics
3 3 (10.71%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) CODA
4 1 (3.57%) webMethods
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