Period
to 20 November 2018

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 6 months to 20 November 2018 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 41 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - +63
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 21 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.09% 2.45% -
As % of the Development Applications category 11.80% 11.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 0
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 178 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.18% 20.49% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 67 39
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £293
90th Percentile £600 £624 £463
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £34.25 £38.50 £36.65
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.40 £44.30
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +2.50% +6.67%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +9 10 £475 +18.75%
Blackpool -17 7 £475 +11.76%
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor 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 contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) QA
3 12 (57.14%) Java
4 11 (52.38%) BDD
5 9 (42.86%) C#
6 8 (38.10%) JIRA
7 7 (33.33%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (33.33%) DevOps
8 6 (28.57%) Puppet
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) Python
9 5 (23.81%) Change Control
9 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
10 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (19.05%) CentOS
10 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (19.05%) Packer
10 4 (19.05%) Gatling
10 4 (19.05%) The Grinder
10 4 (19.05%) QA Automation
10 4 (19.05%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (4.76%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
3 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
5 4 (19.05%) Gatling
5 4 (19.05%) The Grinder
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) JMeter
6 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
7 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
8 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
8 1 (4.76%) Burp Suite
8 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.76%) Toad
8 1 (4.76%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.76%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Spring Batch
2 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.76%) Spring Security
2 1 (4.76%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) CentOS
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) DevOps
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) Change Control
6 4 (19.05%) Data Management
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) QA Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) User Stories
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Kanban
8 2 (9.52%) Microservices
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Python
5 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.52%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) Packer
3 2 (9.52%) Terraform
4 1 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (4.76%) Grafana
4 1 (4.76%) Graylog
4 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) OpenText
5 1 (4.76%) WSO2