The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 91 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 15 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.49% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.78% 3.61% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate £375 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £483 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Cucumber
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
314 194 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.33% 13.59% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 149 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 10 February 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 32 (86.49%) Selenium
2 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (67.57%) QA
4 24 (64.86%) BDD
5 21 (56.76%) JIRA
5 21 (56.76%) Scrum
6 20 (54.05%) TDD
7 19 (51.35%) Java
8 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
9 16 (43.24%) Web Services
9 16 (43.24%) SDLC
10 12 (32.43%) Open Source
11 11 (29.73%) JBehave
12 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
12 9 (24.32%) Python
12 9 (24.32%) Maven
13 8 (21.62%) GIS
13 8 (21.62%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
13 8 (21.62%) C#
13 8 (21.62%) PostGIS
13 8 (21.62%) REST
13 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
13 8 (21.62%) RESTful
13 8 (21.62%) Gradle
14 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
14 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
14 7 (18.92%) Microservices
14 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
14 7 (18.92%) .NET

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) GIS
1 8 (21.62%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.81%) MySQL
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.41%) QGIS
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (86.49%) Selenium
2 21 (56.76%) JIRA
3 11 (29.73%) JBehave
4 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 8 (21.62%) Gradle
6 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
6 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
7 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (10.81%) Mocha
8 4 (10.81%) PhantomJS
9 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
9 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (5.41%) GitLab
10 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
10 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.70%) Appium
11 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
11 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) GIS Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) Web Services
2 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
3 8 (21.62%) PostGIS
3 8 (21.62%) REST
3 8 (21.62%) RESTful
4 7 (18.92%) .NET
5 6 (16.22%) HTML
5 6 (16.22%) Leaflet
6 4 (10.81%) CSS
6 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
7 3 (8.11%) Backbone.js
7 3 (8.11%) Express
7 3 (8.11%) JSON
7 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (5.41%) Spring
8 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
9 1 (2.70%) SOAP
9 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) BDD
3 21 (56.76%) Scrum
4 20 (54.05%) TDD
5 16 (43.24%) SDLC
6 12 (32.43%) Open Source
7 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Microservices
9 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
10 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
11 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) Kanban
11 3 (8.11%) Test Management
11 3 (8.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Java
2 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) Python
4 8 (21.62%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) PHP
5 4 (10.81%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 2 (5.41%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (67.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Graylog
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) ESRI
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
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