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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 76 70 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 1.00% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.43% 8.76% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
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 - - -
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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
184 137 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.08% 11.36% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 75
Average daily rate £325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -31.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (61.11%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Android
3 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Calabash
5 5 (27.78%) iOS Development
5 5 (27.78%) OOP
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (27.78%) Objective-C
6 4 (22.22%) Firebug
6 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) QA
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) iPad
8 2 (11.11%) iPhone
8 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Ruby
8 2 (11.11%) Subversion
9 1 (5.56%) SOA
9 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Sahi

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Calabash
3 4 (22.22%) Firebug
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) Sahi
5 1 (5.56%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Tester
3 5 (27.78%) iOS Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) iPhone
1 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Android
1 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (27.78%) iOS Development
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) OOP
5 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.56%) SOA
8 1 (5.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Objective-C
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Xamarin