The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 44 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 0.70% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.76% 4.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £486 £445 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Cucumber
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
84 73 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.90% 16.98% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 13
Average daily rate £308 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the Lancashire region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 4 £486 -
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) JIRA
3 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (60.00%) Selenium
5 8 (53.33%) Confluence
6 7 (46.67%) Java
6 7 (46.67%) HP
7 6 (40.00%) Scala
7 6 (40.00%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Ruby
8 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 5 (33.33%) JMeter
9 4 (26.67%) Scrum
9 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
9 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
9 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (26.67%) DSDM
9 4 (26.67%) SNMP
9 4 (26.67%) Kanban
9 4 (26.67%) Feature Driven Development
9 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (26.67%) nginx
9 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (26.67%) Wiki
9 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (26.67%) User Stories
9 4 (26.67%) Play Framework
9 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (53.33%) Confluence
2 4 (26.67%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SNMP
2 2 (13.33%) 3G
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) JIRA
2 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (60.00%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (33.33%) JMeter
5 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
5 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
6 3 (20.00%) TestDirector
7 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Scala Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Scala Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Play Framework
1 4 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Wiki
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) DSDM
3 4 (26.67%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (26.67%) Kanban
3 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum-ban
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Scala
3 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Graylog
2 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) SaltStack
3 3 (20.00%) IBM