The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cucumber
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% - 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 40 67 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 19.61% 15.84% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 30
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £272 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £36.40 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Lancashire

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA