Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 47 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 9 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.55% 3.09% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.96% 13.89% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 2
Lancashire median daily rate £403 £475 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.26% +49.02% -
10th Percentile £368 £378 £237
90th Percentile £441 £510 £386
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
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 113 144 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.42% 22.22% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 43
Lancashire median daily rate £428 £489 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.53% +15.00% +7.59%
10th Percentile £346 £378 £273
90th Percentile £575 £553 £644
North West median daily rate £435 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +3.88% +4.69% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -8.28% -1.74%
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.69 £36.88
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.00 £44.00
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% -2.41%

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 25 August 2019. 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
Blackpool +7 3 £420 -11.58% 1
Preston -6 1 £400 -13.51%
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 5 (55.56%) JIRA
4 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
5 4 (44.44%) Technical Debt
5 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 4 (44.44%) Confluence
5 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
5 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
6 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Test Management

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 4 (44.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
6 1 (11.11%) NUnit
6 1 (11.11%) Rational Quality Manager
6 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Tester
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Technical Debt
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft