The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
North West / Merseyside
Rank 56 55 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 8 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.42% 1.43% -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.26% 6.93% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 0
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 78 101 56
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 13.88% 20.65% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 86 41
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Merseyside

Cucumber
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cucumber in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Cucumber in Merseyside

Cucumber
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Merseyside 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 8 £30,000 -20.00%
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (91.67%) SDLC
3 10 (83.33%) Selenium
4 9 (75.00%) API Testing
4 9 (75.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
5 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
7 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (50.00%) System Testing
8 5 (41.67%) SQL
8 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (33.33%) Subversion
9 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (33.33%) Web Services
9 4 (33.33%) Linux
9 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
9 4 (33.33%) Ruby
9 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (25.00%) .NET
10 3 (25.00%) C#
10 3 (25.00%) C++
11 2 (16.67%) HTML
11 2 (16.67%) Java
11 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
11 2 (16.67%) Smalltalk

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (16.67%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) RSpec
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) Phusion Passenger
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) SDLC
2 9 (75.00%) API Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (50.00%) System Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
7 2 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Smalltalk
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft