The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
England / North West
Rank 158 182 233
Rank change year-on-year +24 +51  
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 92 56 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 0.99% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.23% 4.63% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79 48 22
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,250 £45,000
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1272 1209 1144
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.71% 21.27% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1074 1055 1007
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Cucumber
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +30 80 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Merseyside 0 7 £30,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -21 2 - - 1
Lancashire -6 1 - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 156 (89.66%) Selenium
2 145 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (71.26%) Java
4 99 (56.90%) Test Scripting
5 79 (45.40%) BDD
6 68 (39.08%) SDLC
7 66 (37.93%) Test Automation
8 63 (36.21%) QA
9 61 (35.06%) TDD
10 60 (34.48%) Scrum
11 58 (33.33%) C#
12 57 (32.76%) Python
13 51 (29.31%) Gherkin
14 46 (26.44%) Automation Testing
15 44 (25.29%) Automated Testing
16 41 (23.56%) C++
17 37 (21.26%) ISEB
17 37 (21.26%) Finance
18 36 (20.69%) Ruby
18 36 (20.69%) WebDriver
19 35 (20.11%) Degree
19 35 (20.11%) System Integration Testing
20 34 (19.54%) DevOps
21 33 (18.97%) Regression Testing
22 32 (18.39%) Linux
23 31 (17.82%) ISTQB
23 31 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
24 29 (16.67%) JavaScript
25 28 (16.09%) JIRA
26 27 (15.52%) Security Cleared

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (4.60%) Confluence
2 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.15%) nginx
2 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.15%) DB2
4 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 156 (89.66%) Selenium
2 36 (20.69%) WebDriver
3 28 (16.09%) JIRA
4 24 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 17 (9.77%) FitNesse
6 15 (8.62%) JMeter
6 15 (8.62%) JUnit
6 15 (8.62%) LoadRunner
7 12 (6.90%) HP UFT
8 11 (6.32%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.32%) SpecFlow
9 10 (5.75%) Jasmine
10 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.30%) Calabash
11 4 (2.30%) Gatling
11 4 (2.30%) Subversion
12 3 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.72%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.72%) Maven
12 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (21.26%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Military
3 8 (4.60%) Retail
4 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.87%) Marketing
6 4 (2.30%) Banking
7 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.15%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 78 (44.83%) Tester
2 65 (37.36%) Automation Tester
3 40 (22.99%) Test Engineer
4 39 (22.41%) Analyst
4 39 (22.41%) Test Analyst
5 31 (17.82%) Senior Tester
6 27 (15.52%) Senior Automation Tester
7 24 (13.79%) QA Engineer
8 22 (12.64%) QA Automation Engineer
8 22 (12.64%) Test Automation Engineer
9 20 (11.49%) QA Tester
10 18 (10.34%) QA Analyst
10 18 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
11 15 (8.62%) QA Automation Tester
12 14 (8.05%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (6.90%) Senior QA Engineer
13 12 (6.90%) Test Leader
14 10 (5.75%) Java Engineer
14 10 (5.75%) Lead Test Analyst
15 9 (5.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (29.31%) Gherkin
2 17 (9.77%) .NET
3 15 (8.62%) Web Services
4 12 (6.90%) HTML
5 9 (5.17%) XML
6 7 (4.02%) CSS
6 7 (4.02%) jQuery
7 6 (3.45%) SOAP
8 5 (2.87%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (2.30%) Spring
10 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.72%) JSON
10 3 (1.72%) RESTful
10 3 (1.72%) Spring Integration
11 2 (1.15%) Behat
11 2 (1.15%) HTML5
11 2 (1.15%) JPA
11 2 (1.15%) Phusion Passenger
11 2 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
1 7 (4.02%) iPad
2 5 (2.87%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (2.87%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.15%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.15%) Online Games
6 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.39%) Linux
2 22 (12.64%) Windows
3 4 (2.30%) Android
3 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (56.90%) Test Scripting
3 79 (45.40%) BDD
4 68 (39.08%) SDLC
5 66 (37.93%) Test Automation
6 61 (35.06%) TDD
7 60 (34.48%) Scrum
8 46 (26.44%) Automation Testing
9 44 (25.29%) Automated Testing
10 35 (20.11%) System Integration Testing
11 34 (19.54%) DevOps
12 33 (18.97%) Regression Testing
13 31 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (15.52%) Test Strategy
15 23 (13.22%) Software Testing
16 21 (12.07%) ATDD
17 20 (11.49%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.92%) Configuration Management
19 18 (10.34%) Validation
20 16 (9.20%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (71.26%) Java
2 58 (33.33%) C#
3 57 (32.76%) Python
4 41 (23.56%) C++
5 36 (20.69%) Ruby
6 29 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 21 (12.07%) SQL
8 20 (11.49%) C
8 20 (11.49%) Perl
9 6 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.87%) PHP
10 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.15%) Smalltalk
12 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (21.26%) ISEB
2 35 (20.11%) Degree
3 31 (17.82%) ISTQB
4 27 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 26 (14.94%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (36.21%) QA
2 9 (5.17%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (6.32%) Hyper-V
1 11 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (8.05%) HP
2 11 (6.32%) VMware
3 7 (4.02%) Oracle
4 4 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.15%) IBM
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