The first table below looks at the demand for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Manchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 73 68 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 13 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 0.97% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.50% 8.53% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £324 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
153 129 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.38% 11.33% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 66
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -28.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the Manchester region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber.

1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Android
3 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) Calabash
5 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Objective-C
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Firebug
6 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Java
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) Ruby
8 2 (10.53%) Subversion
8 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
8 2 (10.53%) iPad
8 2 (10.53%) iPhone
8 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Cucumber also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Calabash
3 4 (21.05%) Firebug
4 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Tester
4 5 (26.32%) iOS Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
1 1 (5.26%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) iPhone
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Android
1 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (26.32%) OOP
4 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Android Development
7 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Objective-C
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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