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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 122 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.37% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.96% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Median daily rate £440 £155 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 302 420 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.44% 15.60% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +39 8 £500 - 1
Coventry - 4 £275 - 1
Birmingham +3 3 £440 +203.10% 3
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) Selenium
3 25 (49.02%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (49.02%) Java
4 24 (47.06%) Jenkins
5 19 (37.25%) BDD
5 19 (37.25%) Scrum
5 19 (37.25%) Automated Testing
6 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 17 (33.33%) Gherkin
8 15 (29.41%) Kanban
8 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 14 (27.45%) Ruby
9 14 (27.45%) JUnit
9 14 (27.45%) Open Source
9 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
10 13 (25.49%) NoSQL
10 13 (25.49%) Node.js
10 13 (25.49%) TDD
10 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
11 12 (23.53%) Scala
11 12 (23.53%) GitHub
12 11 (21.57%) AngularJS
12 11 (21.57%) Linux
12 11 (21.57%) Python
12 11 (21.57%) HTML
13 10 (19.61%) HTTP
13 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
14 9 (17.65%) Kibana
14 9 (17.65%) Grafana

Cucumber
Top Related 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 7 (13.73%) Confluence
2 6 (11.76%) nginx
2 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.88%) Documentum
3 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) GitHub
2 6 (11.76%) Google Analytics
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) HTTP
2 6 (11.76%) SSL
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
2 13 (25.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (60.78%) Selenium
2 24 (47.06%) Jenkins
3 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 14 (27.45%) JUnit
5 9 (17.65%) JIRA
6 8 (15.69%) Ant
6 8 (15.69%) Gatling
6 8 (15.69%) Grunt
6 8 (15.69%) gulp
6 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
7 7 (13.73%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (13.73%) PhantomJS
7 7 (13.73%) RSpec
7 7 (13.73%) SpecFlow
8 6 (11.76%) Capybara
8 6 (11.76%) IntelliJ
8 6 (11.76%) Sublime Text
9 4 (7.84%) Hudson
9 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
10 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Test Analyst
4 10 (19.61%) Automation Tester
4 10 (19.61%) Tester
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Scala Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Agile Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Agile Tester
7 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Digital Developer
9 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 13 (25.49%) Node.js
3 11 (21.57%) AngularJS
3 11 (21.57%) HTML
4 9 (17.65%) CSS
5 7 (13.73%) jQuery
5 7 (13.73%) JSON
5 7 (13.73%) RESTful
6 6 (11.76%) Servlets
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) REST
7 4 (7.84%) Sass
7 4 (7.84%) Spring
7 4 (7.84%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) CSS3
8 3 (5.88%) Dropwizard
8 3 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (5.88%) OAuth2
8 3 (5.88%) OpenID
8 3 (5.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
4 5 (9.80%) Unix
5 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (37.25%) Automated Testing
3 19 (37.25%) BDD
3 19 (37.25%) Scrum
4 15 (29.41%) Kanban
5 14 (27.45%) Open Source
6 13 (25.49%) TDD
6 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
7 9 (17.65%) CRM
7 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Web Development
9 6 (11.76%) Analytics
9 6 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (11.76%) DevOps
9 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
10 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) Ruby
4 12 (23.53%) Scala
5 11 (21.57%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) SQL
7 7 (13.73%) C#
7 7 (13.73%) Groovy
8 6 (11.76%) Haskell
8 6 (11.76%) Perl
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.96%) C++
10 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) ISEB
1 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) WCAG
3 1 (1.96%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Grafana
1 9 (17.65%) Kibana
2 4 (7.84%) Puppet
3 3 (5.88%) logstash
3 3 (5.88%) rkt
4 2 (3.92%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) AppDynamics
3 3 (5.88%) Splunk
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) CODA
5 1 (1.96%) Pega