The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 99 103
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 48 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.41% 1.63% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.88% 8.44% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 32
Median daily rate £425 £325 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 404 545 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.32% 19.36% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 393 307
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Yorkshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +21 39 £430 +32.30% 6
South Yorkshire +9 5 £375 - 1
North Yorkshire +10 3 £438 +25.89% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 73 (81.11%) Test Automation
2 71 (78.89%) Java
3 56 (62.22%) Selenium
4 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (58.89%) BDD
5 41 (45.56%) Jenkins
6 35 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 32 (35.56%) JIRA
8 31 (34.44%) TDD
8 31 (34.44%) WebDriver
9 30 (33.33%) SDLC
10 28 (31.11%) HTML
11 26 (28.89%) Python
12 25 (27.78%) Open Source
13 22 (24.44%) Confluence
14 21 (23.33%) Linux
14 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
15 20 (22.22%) MongoDB
16 19 (21.11%) Spring
17 18 (20.00%) XML
17 18 (20.00%) Bash Shell
18 17 (18.89%) NoSQL
18 17 (18.89%) Hudson
18 17 (18.89%) Node.js
18 17 (18.89%) Microservices
19 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
19 16 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (17.78%) Unix
19 16 (17.78%) PHP

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (24.44%) Confluence
2 5 (5.56%) Jetty
2 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.22%) Mule
3 2 (2.22%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Slack
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.11%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 17 (18.89%) NoSQL
3 12 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (12.22%) MySQL
5 9 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (62.22%) Selenium
2 41 (45.56%) Jenkins
3 32 (35.56%) JIRA
4 31 (34.44%) WebDriver
5 17 (18.89%) Hudson
6 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (16.67%) Jasmine
8 12 (13.33%) JUnit
9 8 (8.89%) JMeter
10 6 (6.67%) JBehave
10 6 (6.67%) LoadRunner
11 4 (4.44%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 3 (3.33%) Gatling
12 3 (3.33%) Xcode
13 2 (2.22%) Calabash
13 2 (2.22%) GitLab
13 2 (2.22%) NUnit
13 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.22%) WATIR
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Marketing
2 6 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Tester
2 33 (36.67%) Automation Tester
3 18 (20.00%) Developer
4 14 (15.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 14 (15.56%) Selenium Tester
5 13 (14.44%) Java Automation Tester
5 13 (14.44%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.00%) Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Java Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Architect
9 6 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 6 (6.67%) Web Automation Tester
9 6 (6.67%) Web Tester
10 5 (5.56%) Scala Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Test Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.11%) HTML
2 19 (21.11%) Spring
3 18 (20.00%) XML
4 17 (18.89%) Node.js
5 15 (16.67%) REST
6 11 (12.22%) Gherkin
6 11 (12.22%) RESTful
7 9 (10.00%) HTML5
7 9 (10.00%) Play Framework
8 7 (7.78%) JSON
9 6 (6.67%) .NET
9 6 (6.67%) CSS
9 6 (6.67%) Django
9 6 (6.67%) Spring Boot
10 5 (5.56%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.56%) Spring MVC
11 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.44%) Web Services
12 3 (3.33%) Apache CXF
12 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (7.78%) User Experience
4 5 (5.56%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.22%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.11%) NHS
8 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) Linux
2 16 (17.78%) Unix
3 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Android
4 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (81.11%) Test Automation
2 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (58.89%) BDD
3 31 (34.44%) TDD
4 30 (33.33%) SDLC
5 25 (27.78%) Open Source
6 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (18.89%) Microservices
8 16 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (15.56%) Software Engineering
10 11 (12.22%) Test Strategy
11 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.89%) DevOps
12 8 (8.89%) MVC
12 8 (8.89%) Scrum
12 8 (8.89%) User Stories
13 7 (7.78%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
14 6 (6.67%) OO
14 6 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (78.89%) Java
2 35 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 26 (28.89%) Python
4 18 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 16 (17.78%) PHP
6 15 (16.67%) SQL
7 14 (15.56%) Scala
8 11 (12.22%) Ruby
9 3 (3.33%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.33%) C#
9 3 (3.33%) Groovy
10 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Puppet
2 6 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) Ansible
3 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.56%) Splunk
3 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.33%) Google
3 3 (3.33%) Tealium
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) HP
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