The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 97 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.18% 2.74% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Median daily rate £350 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £420 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -
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
193 146 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.51% 9.75% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 83 65
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 31 (91.18%) Selenium
2 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (70.59%) BDD
4 23 (67.65%) Java
5 19 (55.88%) TDD
6 18 (52.94%) JIRA
7 16 (47.06%) QA
7 16 (47.06%) Scrum
8 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
9 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
10 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
11 9 (26.47%) C#
11 9 (26.47%) SQL
11 9 (26.47%) Ruby
11 9 (26.47%) SDLC
12 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
12 8 (23.53%) Open Source
12 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
13 7 (20.59%) Web Services
13 7 (20.59%) XML
13 7 (20.59%) Python
13 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
14 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
15 5 (14.71%) HP
15 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
15 5 (14.71%) Finance
15 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
15 5 (14.71%) Docker
15 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (11.76%) GeoServer
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) GIS
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.88%) QGIS
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (91.18%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) JIRA
3 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
4 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
6 4 (11.76%) Gradle
6 4 (11.76%) JBehave
6 4 (11.76%) Maven
7 3 (8.82%) JMeter
7 3 (8.82%) JUnit
7 3 (8.82%) Mocha
7 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.88%) GitLab
8 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
9 1 (2.94%) Appium
9 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.94%) Mockito
9 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.94%) Spock
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Java Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) GIS Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Developer in Test
6 3 (8.82%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) OAT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Web Services
1 7 (20.59%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) REST
3 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 4 (11.76%) PostGIS
3 4 (11.76%) Spring
4 3 (8.82%) Express
4 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
4 3 (8.82%) RESTful
5 2 (5.88%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) Backbone.js
5 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (5.88%) Leaflet
5 2 (5.88%) OpenLayers
5 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.94%) Grails
6 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) BDD
3 19 (55.88%) TDD
4 16 (47.06%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
6 9 (26.47%) SDLC
7 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Open Source
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.76%) Microservices
11 4 (11.76%) V-Model
12 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
12 3 (8.82%) Test Management
13 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) C#
2 9 (26.47%) Ruby
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) Python
5 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) ESRI