Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 254 233
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21 +70
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 103 76 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.89% 4.69% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 100 78 64
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% -3.41% -16.19%
10th Percentile £28,400 £32,500 £37,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,749 1,620 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.78% 15.43% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,410 1,455
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cucumber in the West Midlands

Cucumber
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +26 52 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Warwickshire - 18 £35,000 -
Coventry +7 17 £40,000 -7.51% 4
Worcestershire - 6 £42,250 -
Shropshire +3 4 £62,500 +39.70%
Solihull -8 4 £43,750 -30.00% 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 92 (89.32%) Test Automation
2 85 (82.52%) Selenium
3 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (56.31%) Java
5 43 (41.75%) BDD
6 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
7 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
7 35 (33.98%) QA
8 33 (32.04%) WebDriver
9 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
10 29 (28.16%) ISTQB
11 28 (27.18%) C#
12 26 (25.24%) ISEB
13 24 (23.30%) JUnit
13 24 (23.30%) Jenkins
14 21 (20.39%) Scala
14 21 (20.39%) Mentoring
14 21 (20.39%) SQL
14 21 (20.39%) E-Commerce
14 21 (20.39%) Regression Testing
14 21 (20.39%) Scrum
15 20 (19.42%) JIRA
15 20 (19.42%) Linux
16 19 (18.45%) Groovy
16 19 (18.45%) XML
16 19 (18.45%) TDD
17 18 (17.48%) Retail
18 17 (16.50%) Finance
18 17 (16.50%) Ruby
18 17 (16.50%) Project Management

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (13.59%) Confluence
2 7 (6.80%) JBoss
2 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.97%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Intranet
1 1 (0.97%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) MySQL
2 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.85%) DB2
3 5 (4.85%) QlikView
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (82.52%) Selenium
2 33 (32.04%) WebDriver
3 24 (23.30%) Jenkins
3 24 (23.30%) JUnit
4 20 (19.42%) JIRA
5 15 (14.56%) Appium
6 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
6 14 (13.59%) Protractor
6 14 (13.59%) SoapUI
6 14 (13.59%) Zephyr
7 13 (12.62%) JBehave
7 13 (12.62%) JMeter
8 12 (11.65%) Robot Framework
9 11 (10.68%) Subversion
10 10 (9.71%) Calabash
10 10 (9.71%) SpecFlow
11 9 (8.74%) Ranorex
11 9 (8.74%) WATIR
12 8 (7.77%) HP UFT
12 8 (7.77%) Maven
General
1 18 (17.48%) Retail
2 17 (16.50%) Finance
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (29.13%) Tester
2 25 (24.27%) Test Engineer
3 22 (21.36%) Automation Tester
4 20 (19.42%) Test Automation Engineer
5 14 (13.59%) Analyst
5 14 (13.59%) Test Analyst
6 13 (12.62%) Automation Test Lead
7 12 (11.65%) Software Tester
8 11 (10.68%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (10.68%) Developer
9 10 (9.71%) Coordinator
9 10 (9.71%) Test Coordinator
9 10 (9.71%) UAT Coordinator
10 9 (8.74%) Software Analyst
10 9 (8.74%) Software Test Analyst
11 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) Test Architect
11 7 (6.80%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) XML
2 16 (15.53%) JSON
3 14 (13.59%) .NET
3 14 (13.59%) Gherkin
4 12 (11.65%) CSS
5 11 (10.68%) REST
5 11 (10.68%) SOAP
6 10 (9.71%) HTML
6 10 (9.71%) Node.js
7 6 (5.83%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.83%) RESTful
7 6 (5.83%) Spring
8 5 (4.85%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (4.85%) HornetQ
8 5 (4.85%) JMS
8 5 (4.85%) Kafka
8 5 (4.85%) WPF
9 3 (2.91%) Web Services
10 2 (1.94%) Velocity
11 1 (0.97%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.85%) iSeries
3 5 (4.85%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) Linux
2 15 (14.56%) Unix
3 10 (9.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (89.32%) Test Automation
2 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (41.75%) BDD
4 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
5 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
6 21 (20.39%) E-Commerce
6 21 (20.39%) Mentoring
6 21 (20.39%) Regression Testing
6 21 (20.39%) Scrum
7 19 (18.45%) TDD
8 17 (16.50%) Manual Testing
8 17 (16.50%) Project Management
9 16 (15.53%) Functional Testing
9 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (14.56%) CRM
11 14 (13.59%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (12.62%) Unit Testing
13 12 (11.65%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 11 (10.68%) Test Management
14 11 (10.68%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) Java
2 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
3 28 (27.18%) C#
4 21 (20.39%) Scala
4 21 (20.39%) SQL
5 19 (18.45%) Groovy
6 17 (16.50%) Ruby
7 15 (14.56%) Python
8 11 (10.68%) RPG
9 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
9 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
10 7 (6.80%) Perl
11 5 (4.85%) Delphi
12 4 (3.88%) PHP
13 2 (1.94%) C
13 2 (1.94%) C++
13 2 (1.94%) XPath
14 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.97%) VB
14 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) ISTQB
2 26 (25.24%) ISEB
3 13 (12.62%) Degree
4 11 (10.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (33.98%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Marathon
1 5 (4.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Oracle
2 5 (4.85%) IBM
2 5 (4.85%) Zoomdata
3 4 (3.88%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.94%) HP
5 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.97%) Pega