Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 279 262
Rank change year-on-year +91 -17 +25
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 197 78 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.21% 3.10% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 172 71 85
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,500 £55,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2732 2513 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.37% 20.64% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2227 2246 2248
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 October 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +76 155 £45,000 +2.86% 16
Cheshire +10 34 £40,000 +3.23% 8
Merseyside +3 6 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Lancashire 0 1 £35,000 -6.67%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 169 (85.79%) Selenium
2 162 (82.23%) Test Automation
3 155 (78.68%) Java
4 151 (76.65%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (46.70%) BDD
6 86 (43.65%) TDD
7 85 (43.15%) Test Scripting
8 71 (36.04%) C#
9 63 (31.98%) Scrum
10 62 (31.47%) WebDriver
11 60 (30.46%) SDLC
12 58 (29.44%) Gherkin
13 50 (25.38%) Jenkins
14 49 (24.87%) QA
15 46 (23.35%) Python
16 43 (21.83%) Finance
17 42 (21.32%) SQL
18 35 (17.77%) HTML
19 34 (17.26%) System Integration Testing
20 31 (15.74%) JIRA
21 29 (14.72%) CSS
21 29 (14.72%) Configuration Management
22 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
22 28 (14.21%) Ruby
23 27 (13.71%) GitHub
24 25 (12.69%) Degree
24 25 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
24 25 (12.69%) Node.js
25 24 (12.18%) SpecFlow
25 24 (12.18%) Linux

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 13 (6.60%) Confluence
2 9 (4.57%) CMS
3 2 (1.02%) IIS
3 2 (1.02%) JBoss
3 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.51%) Jetty
4 1 (0.51%) Tornado
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.71%) GitHub
2 15 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.54%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.02%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) HTTP
2 3 (1.52%) AMQP
3 2 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.17%) Big Data
2 8 (4.06%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.05%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.05%) Redis
4 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.52%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.52%) MySQL
5 3 (1.52%) Riak
6 2 (1.02%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 169 (85.79%) Selenium
2 62 (31.47%) WebDriver
3 50 (25.38%) Jenkins
4 31 (15.74%) JIRA
5 24 (12.18%) SpecFlow
6 20 (10.15%) Git (software)
6 20 (10.15%) SoapUI
7 17 (8.63%) JUnit
8 16 (8.12%) JMeter
9 14 (7.11%) FitNesse
10 12 (6.09%) TeamCity
10 12 (6.09%) TestNG
11 11 (5.58%) HP UFT
11 11 (5.58%) Visual Studio
12 9 (4.57%) FogBugz
12 9 (4.57%) Jasmine
13 7 (3.55%) Bitbucket
13 7 (3.55%) NUnit
13 7 (3.55%) Ranorex
14 6 (3.05%) Gatling
General
1 43 (21.83%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Marketing
2 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.57%) Electronics
3 9 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.05%) Military
5 2 (1.02%) Back Office
5 2 (1.02%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 95 (48.22%) Tester
2 83 (42.13%) Automation Tester
3 46 (23.35%) Developer
4 45 (22.84%) Senior Tester
5 44 (22.34%) Senior Automation Tester
6 38 (19.29%) Test Engineer
7 26 (13.20%) Java Developer
8 25 (12.69%) Selenium Tester
9 24 (12.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 20 (10.15%) Test Automation Engineer
11 19 (9.64%) QA Engineer
12 17 (8.63%) Java Automation Tester
12 17 (8.63%) Java Engineer
13 14 (7.11%) QA Tester
14 13 (6.60%) QA Automation Engineer
15 12 (6.09%) Senior Developer
16 11 (5.58%) Developer in Test
16 11 (5.58%) QA Automation Tester
17 10 (5.08%) Lead Tester
17 10 (5.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.44%) Gherkin
2 35 (17.77%) HTML
3 29 (14.72%) CSS
4 25 (12.69%) Node.js
5 19 (9.64%) SOAP
6 18 (9.14%) AngularJS
7 17 (8.63%) Web Services
8 15 (7.61%) XML
9 13 (6.60%) jQuery
10 12 (6.09%) React
11 10 (5.08%) Spring
12 9 (4.57%) Akka
12 9 (4.57%) REST
13 8 (4.06%) .NET
14 7 (3.55%) XHTML
15 6 (3.05%) JMS
15 6 (3.05%) JSON
15 6 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
16 4 (2.03%) Hibernate
16 4 (2.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.58%) iPad
3 9 (4.57%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.03%) Fintech
8 2 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Online Games
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Linux
2 14 (7.11%) Windows
3 4 (2.03%) Android
3 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (82.23%) Test Automation
2 151 (76.65%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (46.70%) BDD
4 86 (43.65%) TDD
5 85 (43.15%) Test Scripting
6 63 (31.98%) Scrum
7 60 (30.46%) SDLC
8 34 (17.26%) System Integration Testing
9 29 (14.72%) Configuration Management
10 25 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (11.68%) Open Source
12 22 (11.17%) Scenario Testing
13 21 (10.66%) Test Strategy
14 20 (10.15%) Manual Testing
15 17 (8.63%) Regression Testing
16 16 (8.12%) Data Protection
16 16 (8.12%) Machine Learning
16 16 (8.12%) SDET
16 16 (8.12%) Software Engineering
16 16 (8.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (78.68%) Java
2 71 (36.04%) C#
3 46 (23.35%) Python
4 42 (21.32%) SQL
5 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
5 28 (14.21%) Ruby
6 14 (7.11%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.58%) C
7 11 (5.58%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.57%) C++
8 9 (4.57%) Clojure
9 7 (3.55%) Perl
9 7 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.05%) PHP
11 4 (2.03%) Scala
12 2 (1.02%) Erlang
12 2 (1.02%) F#
12 2 (1.02%) Haskell
13 1 (0.51%) Go
13 1 (0.51%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 25 (12.69%) Degree
2 20 (10.15%) ISEB
2 20 (10.15%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.05%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.87%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Docker
2 6 (3.05%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.03%) Ansible
2 4 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.52%) Puppet
4 2 (1.02%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (4.57%) SAP
2 7 (3.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.05%) VMware
4 5 (2.54%) Capita
4 5 (2.54%) HP
5 4 (2.03%) IBM
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle
7 2 (1.02%) Aquila
7 2 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.51%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.51%) Google
8 1 (0.51%) Rackspace