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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 80 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 1.08% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.87% 11.43% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -4.89%
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
181 105 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.03% 9.49% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 60 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) JMS
5 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) Ant
5 4 (40.00%) JUnit
5 4 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (40.00%) EJB
5 4 (40.00%) Java EE
5 4 (40.00%) JSON
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (40.00%) AMQP

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (40.00%) Ant
3 4 (40.00%) JUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 4 (40.00%) Gradle
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (20.00%) RSpec
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) QUnit
6 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (10.00%) Trac
6 1 (10.00%) Hudson
6 1 (10.00%) Sahi
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) JMS
2 4 (40.00%) EJB
2 4 (40.00%) Java EE
2 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) NSQ
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (10.00%) Sinatra
4 1 (10.00%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) MapReduce
4 4 (40.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
7 1 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (10.00%) SOA
7 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) HP