The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cucumber
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 10 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.45% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.61% 3.57% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Manchester median daily rate £400 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44%  
10th Percentile £332 £266 £399
90th Percentile £438 £425 £514
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +17.85% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 217 224 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.39% 12.54% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 356 150
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
10th Percentile £249 £250 £269
90th Percentile £519 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 2
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £425 -
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (68.75%) Selenium
2 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) TDD
4 15 (46.88%) Java
5 14 (43.75%) BDD
6 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
7 11 (34.38%) GitHub
8 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
9 9 (28.13%) SQL
9 9 (28.13%) XML
10 8 (25.00%) Python
10 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (21.88%) Node.js
11 7 (21.88%) JIRA
11 7 (21.88%) QA
12 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.75%) Scrum
12 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
12 6 (18.75%) Gherkin
13 5 (15.63%) Bitbucket
13 5 (15.63%) Sass
13 5 (15.63%) Docker
13 5 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (15.63%) Mocha
13 5 (15.63%) .NET
13 5 (15.63%) HTML
13 5 (15.63%) CSS

Cucumber
Co-occurring 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 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Drupal
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) GitHub
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Selenium
2 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
3 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (21.88%) JIRA
6 5 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (15.63%) Bitbucket
6 5 (15.63%) Mocha
7 4 (12.50%) JMeter
8 3 (9.38%) gulp
8 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (9.38%) webpack
9 2 (6.25%) Grunt
9 2 (6.25%) Maven
9 2 (6.25%) PhantomJS
9 2 (6.25%) Yeoman
10 1 (3.13%) Babel
10 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (9.38%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 10 (31.25%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Drupal Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) Node.js
3 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
3 6 (18.75%) Gherkin
4 5 (15.63%) .NET
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 5 (15.63%) Sass
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.38%) React
6 2 (6.25%) Ajax
6 2 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (6.25%) Express
6 2 (6.25%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) JSON
6 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
6 2 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
7 1 (3.13%) Django
7 1 (3.13%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) TDD
4 14 (43.75%) BDD
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 4 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 4 (12.50%) Web Development
7 3 (9.38%) Mobile First
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) High Availability
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) Microservices
8 2 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (6.25%) Service Design
8 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) ES6
6 2 (6.25%) Groovy
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) Kibana
1 2 (6.25%) logstash
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Google
1 2 (6.25%) Splunk