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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
North West / Manchester
Rank 70 87 86
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 19 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.46% 1.18% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.19% 8.75% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Median daily rate £295 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 232 240 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.83% 13.52% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 162 137
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (70.83%) Java
2 34 (70.83%) BDD
3 31 (64.58%) TDD
4 25 (52.08%) Selenium
5 20 (41.67%) JIRA
6 16 (33.33%) Scrum
7 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 14 (29.17%) Python
9 13 (27.08%) Open Source
9 13 (27.08%) AngularJS
10 12 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 12 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (20.83%) Maven
11 10 (20.83%) Node.js
11 10 (20.83%) QA
11 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
12 9 (18.75%) JBehave
12 9 (18.75%) XML
12 9 (18.75%) Docker
13 8 (16.67%) Gradle
13 8 (16.67%) PostGIS
13 8 (16.67%) Leaflet
13 8 (16.67%) GeoServer
13 8 (16.67%) OpenLayers
13 8 (16.67%) ESRI
13 8 (16.67%) JMeter
13 8 (16.67%) Migration
13 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (16.67%) GeoServer
2 6 (12.50%) Confluence
3 5 (10.42%) Drupal
3 5 (10.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
5 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) GitHub
2 5 (10.42%) Google Analytics
3 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.33%) Slack
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
2 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Selenium
2 20 (41.67%) JIRA
3 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 12 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 10 (20.83%) Maven
6 9 (18.75%) JBehave
7 8 (16.67%) Gradle
7 8 (16.67%) JMeter
8 7 (14.58%) Bitbucket
9 6 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (12.50%) JUnit
10 4 (8.33%) Jasmine
11 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
11 3 (6.25%) Mocha
11 3 (6.25%) TestNG
12 2 (4.17%) Log4j
13 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
13 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
13 1 (2.08%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Tester
3 12 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Digital Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Drupal Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) AngularJS
2 10 (20.83%) Node.js
3 9 (18.75%) XML
4 8 (16.67%) Leaflet
4 8 (16.67%) OpenLayers
4 8 (16.67%) PostGIS
5 5 (10.42%) .NET
5 5 (10.42%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.42%) REST
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) Express
7 2 (4.17%) HTML
7 2 (4.17%) Sass
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (4.17%) WCF
8 1 (2.08%) Handlebars
8 1 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
1 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (70.83%) BDD
3 31 (64.58%) TDD
4 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) Open Source
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 8 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Analytics
8 5 (10.42%) QA Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.33%) Kanban
9 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.17%) Python
4 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Ansible
1 5 (10.42%) Kibana
1 5 (10.42%) logstash
1 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) ESRI
2 5 (10.42%) Google
2 5 (10.42%) Splunk
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday