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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 44
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - - 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.44% -  

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 32 46 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.50% 10.36% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 36
Median daily rate £433 £410 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +22.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 4
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.63 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +15.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

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 28 June 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%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

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%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
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