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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
North West / Manchester
Rank 77 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 18 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.32% 0.91% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 4.89% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Median daily rate £325 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £376
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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
225 348 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.52% 18.67% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 203 141
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Median hourly rate £51.00 £31.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

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 23 January 2017.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 60 (77.92%) BDD
2 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (66.23%) TDD
4 35 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 35 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 33 (42.86%) Java
6 30 (38.96%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (35.06%) Scrum
8 25 (32.47%) HTML
9 24 (31.17%) CSS
9 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (28.57%) Web Development
10 22 (28.57%) JIRA
11 20 (25.97%) Selenium
11 20 (25.97%) JSON
11 20 (25.97%) Ruby
12 19 (24.68%) Node.js
12 19 (24.68%) Sass
13 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
14 16 (20.78%) Python
15 15 (19.48%) Open Source
16 14 (18.18%) Gherkin
16 14 (18.18%) SQL
16 14 (18.18%) Maven
17 13 (16.88%) Ajax
18 12 (15.58%) PostGIS
18 12 (15.58%) JBehave
19 11 (14.29%) AngularJS
19 11 (14.29%) Leaflet
19 11 (14.29%) Gradle

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 11 (14.29%) GeoServer
2 8 (10.39%) Drupal
3 7 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.19%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.09%) GitHub
2 7 (9.09%) Google Analytics
3 6 (7.79%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.19%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
2 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) GIS
5 1 (1.30%) QGIS
5 1 (1.30%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 35 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 22 (28.57%) JIRA
3 20 (25.97%) Selenium
4 18 (23.38%) Git (software)
5 14 (18.18%) Maven
6 12 (15.58%) JBehave
7 11 (14.29%) Gradle
7 11 (14.29%) JMeter
8 10 (12.99%) WebDriver
9 7 (9.09%) Bitbucket
9 7 (9.09%) JUnit
10 6 (7.79%) PhantomJS
11 4 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (3.90%) IntelliJ
12 3 (3.90%) Jasmine
12 3 (3.90%) TestNG
13 2 (2.60%) Log4j
13 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.60%) TestRail
14 1 (1.30%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Tester
3 11 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.09%) AWS Developer
5 7 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
5 7 (9.09%) PHP Developer
6 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior SQL Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) HTML
2 24 (31.17%) CSS
3 20 (25.97%) JSON
4 19 (24.68%) Node.js
4 19 (24.68%) Sass
5 14 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 13 (16.88%) Ajax
7 12 (15.58%) PostGIS
8 11 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 11 (14.29%) Leaflet
8 11 (14.29%) OpenLayers
9 9 (11.69%) .NET
10 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
10 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.39%) Entity Framework
10 8 (10.39%) NHibernate
11 7 (9.09%) ELK Stack
12 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.79%) jQuery
13 5 (6.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.60%) User Experience
2 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.30%) Fintech
2 1 (1.30%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Linux
1 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (77.92%) BDD
2 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (66.23%) TDD
4 30 (38.96%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (35.06%) Scrum
6 22 (28.57%) Web Development
7 15 (19.48%) Open Source
8 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 11 (14.29%) Migration
9 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
10 8 (10.39%) MVC
11 7 (9.09%) Analytics
11 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.79%) Project Management
12 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
13 5 (6.49%) Kanban
13 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
13 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 4 (5.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 33 (42.86%) Java
3 20 (25.97%) Ruby
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 14 (18.18%) SQL
6 10 (12.99%) C#
7 8 (10.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Ansible
2 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.39%) Puppet
3 7 (9.09%) Kibana
3 7 (9.09%) logstash
4 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) ESRI
2 8 (10.39%) Splunk
3 7 (9.09%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.90%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.30%) SAP