The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 81 83
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 39 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.77% 1.98% 1.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.38% 10.44% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 28
Median daily rate £430 £325 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.30% -22.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £600
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 315 383 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.34% 18.95% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 264 230
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £45.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in West Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
Leeds +21 37 £415 +22.96% 5
Bradford +10 3 £500 +56.25%
Cucumber
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 56 (80.00%) Java
2 55 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 45 (64.29%) Selenium
3 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (64.29%) BDD
4 38 (54.29%) Jenkins
5 33 (47.14%) JavaScript
6 30 (42.86%) SDLC
7 29 (41.43%) WebDriver
8 27 (38.57%) JIRA
8 27 (38.57%) HTML
9 26 (37.14%) TDD
10 25 (35.71%) Python
11 23 (32.86%) Open Source
12 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
13 20 (28.57%) Linux
13 20 (28.57%) Confluence
14 19 (27.14%) MongoDB
15 18 (25.71%) Bash Shell
16 17 (24.29%) NoSQL
16 17 (24.29%) Hudson
16 17 (24.29%) XML
17 16 (22.86%) PHP
17 16 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (22.86%) Microservices
18 15 (21.43%) REST
18 15 (21.43%) Unix
18 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
19 13 (18.57%) Node.js

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 20 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Slack
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) MongoDB
2 17 (24.29%) NoSQL
3 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (15.71%) MySQL
5 9 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (64.29%) Selenium
2 38 (54.29%) Jenkins
3 29 (41.43%) WebDriver
4 27 (38.57%) JIRA
5 17 (24.29%) Hudson
6 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 12 (17.14%) Jasmine
8 10 (14.29%) JUnit
9 6 (8.57%) JMeter
10 5 (7.14%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.29%) FitNesse
11 3 (4.29%) Gatling
11 3 (4.29%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.29%) JBehave
12 2 (2.86%) GitLab
12 2 (2.86%) Xcode
13 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.43%) IntelliJ
13 1 (1.43%) NUnit
13 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
1 6 (8.57%) Marketing
1 6 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
2 2 (2.86%) German Language
3 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Tester
2 27 (38.57%) Automation Tester
3 14 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 14 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 13 (18.57%) Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
6 9 (12.86%) Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (10.00%) Java Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Web Automation Tester
9 6 (8.57%) Web Tester
10 5 (7.14%) Architect
10 5 (7.14%) Scala Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Test Analyst
11 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
11 4 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) HTML
2 17 (24.29%) XML
3 15 (21.43%) REST
4 13 (18.57%) Node.js
5 12 (17.14%) Spring
6 9 (12.86%) HTML5
6 9 (12.86%) Play Framework
7 7 (10.00%) RESTful
8 6 (8.57%) Django
8 6 (8.57%) JSON
9 5 (7.14%) CSS
9 5 (7.14%) Gherkin
10 4 (5.71%) .NET
10 4 (5.71%) Spring Boot
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.29%) Dropwizard
11 3 (4.29%) Spring MVC
12 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
12 2 (2.86%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.57%) User Experience
4 5 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Unix
3 11 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (64.29%) BDD
3 30 (42.86%) SDLC
4 26 (37.14%) TDD
5 23 (32.86%) Open Source
6 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (22.86%) Microservices
7 16 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.57%) DevOps
9 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Scrum
9 6 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.57%) User Stories
10 4 (5.71%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (5.71%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 56 (80.00%) Java
2 33 (47.14%) JavaScript
3 25 (35.71%) Python
4 18 (25.71%) Bash Shell
5 16 (22.86%) PHP
6 13 (18.57%) SQL
7 12 (17.14%) Scala
8 9 (12.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.43%) C#
10 1 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Puppet
2 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.71%) Splunk
3 3 (4.29%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Tealium
5 1 (1.43%) Atlassian