Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 231 221
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +80
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 88 81 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.89% 5.04% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88 82 95
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,494 1,607 1,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.41% 16.42% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,139 1,395 1,460
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,475
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +2 39 £50,000 +14.29% 3
Coventry +20 32 £40,000 -15.79%
Warwickshire 0 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Solihull +13 7 £43,750 +34.62%
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 75 (85.23%) Test Automation
2 57 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (62.50%) Selenium
4 38 (43.18%) Test Scripting
5 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
5 35 (39.77%) Java
5 35 (39.77%) JavaScript
6 30 (34.09%) Linux
7 29 (32.95%) BDD
8 26 (29.55%) Scrum
8 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
8 26 (29.55%) Retail
9 25 (28.41%) Regression Testing
10 23 (26.14%) QA
10 23 (26.14%) Git (software)
11 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
11 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
12 19 (21.59%) Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (21.59%) Python
13 18 (20.45%) Oracle
13 18 (20.45%) ISEB
13 18 (20.45%) Project Management
13 18 (20.45%) Ruby
13 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.32%) JSON
14 17 (19.32%) C#
14 17 (19.32%) CRM
15 16 (18.18%) JUnit
15 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
15 16 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 9 (10.23%) Confluence
2 4 (4.55%) JBoss
2 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) NoSQL
1 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (62.50%) Selenium
2 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
3 23 (26.14%) Git (software)
4 16 (18.18%) JUnit
4 16 (18.18%) Robot Framework
5 15 (17.05%) JBehave
5 15 (17.05%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.77%) Subversion
7 10 (11.36%) JIRA
8 9 (10.23%) SpecFlow
9 8 (9.09%) TeamCity
9 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
9 8 (9.09%) Zephyr
10 6 (6.82%) SoapUI
11 5 (5.68%) JMeter
11 5 (5.68%) Maven
11 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (4.55%) Bitbucket
12 4 (4.55%) TestNG
12 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (29.55%) Retail
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Tester
2 23 (26.14%) Test Engineer
3 21 (23.86%) Automation Tester
3 21 (23.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Automation Test Lead
6 8 (9.09%) Senior Tester
6 8 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Coordinator
7 7 (7.95%) Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Automation Tester
7 7 (7.95%) Test Coordinator
7 7 (7.95%) UAT Coordinator
8 6 (6.82%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) JSON
2 12 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 12 (13.64%) RESTful
2 12 (13.64%) Spring
3 11 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 11 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 11 (12.50%) HornetQ
3 11 (12.50%) JMS
3 11 (12.50%) Kafka
3 11 (12.50%) Node.js
4 10 (11.36%) CSS
5 8 (9.09%) REST
5 8 (9.09%) SOAP
6 7 (7.95%) HTML
6 7 (7.95%) XML
7 3 (3.41%) .NET
8 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Mobile App
2 11 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 7 (7.95%) Fintech
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Unix
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (85.23%) Test Automation
2 57 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (43.18%) Test Scripting
4 29 (32.95%) BDD
5 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
5 26 (29.55%) Scrum
6 25 (28.41%) Regression Testing
7 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
8 19 (21.59%) Acceptance Criteria
9 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (20.45%) Project Management
10 17 (19.32%) CRM
11 16 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 14 (15.91%) TDD
13 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
14 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.64%) Waterfall
15 11 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
15 11 (12.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.77%) Java
1 35 (39.77%) JavaScript
2 19 (21.59%) Python
3 18 (20.45%) Ruby
4 17 (19.32%) C#
5 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 14 (15.91%) Shell Script
7 12 (13.64%) Java 8
8 11 (12.50%) Groovy
8 11 (12.50%) Scala
9 8 (9.09%) SQL
10 4 (4.55%) Perl
11 3 (3.41%) PHP
11 3 (3.41%) XPath
12 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
2 18 (20.45%) ISEB
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Marathon
1 11 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Oracle
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.14%) HP