Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 - +61
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 12 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.78% 3.80% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.86% 16.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 0
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £425 -
North West median daily rate £425 £426 £388
% change year-on-year -0.18% +9.87% -3.13%
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 175 106 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.96% 23.71% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 79 48
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £312 £306 £229
90th Percentile £628 £583 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.62% +8.13%
10th Percentile £33.84 £36.98 £37.43
90th Percentile £44.75 £44.70 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +9.93%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 January 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
Preston 0 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Lancaster - 2 £375 -
Blackpool -15 1 £413 -2.82%
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) Puppet
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (25.00%) Slack
6 3 (25.00%) Confluence
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) CentOS
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Slack
3 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
6 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (8.33%) Toad
6 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Lead
1 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (8.33%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (8.33%) Kafka
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Spring Batch
2 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (8.33%) Spring Security
2 1 (8.33%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) CentOS
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Packer
2 2 (16.67%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) Grafana
3 1 (8.33%) Graylog
3 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) OpenText
3 1 (8.33%) WSO2