The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cucumber
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 155 168
Rank change year-on-year +35 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Cucumber 90 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.15% 1.00% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.02% 4.94% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 77 30 21
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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

Development Application Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 998 709 775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.83% 20.21% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 853 620 678
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,850 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cucumber in Manchester.

Salary trend for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Cucumber in Manchester

Cucumber
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -9 11 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Altrincham -1 8 £47,500 - 1
Cheadle - 1 £50,000 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Cucumber
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 152 (89.41%) Selenium
2 137 (80.59%) Test Automation
3 131 (77.06%) Java
4 124 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (55.29%) Test Scripting
6 76 (44.71%) BDD
7 72 (42.35%) C#
8 66 (38.82%) TDD
9 57 (33.53%) SDLC
10 53 (31.18%) Python
11 49 (28.82%) Scrum
12 47 (27.65%) Gherkin
13 46 (27.06%) QA
14 44 (25.88%) System Integration Testing
15 43 (25.29%) WebDriver
16 40 (23.53%) Jenkins
17 36 (21.18%) Finance
17 36 (21.18%) ISEB
18 33 (19.41%) ISTQB
19 31 (18.24%) Ruby
20 30 (17.65%) HTML
21 28 (16.47%) SQL
22 26 (15.29%) Configuration Management
23 24 (14.12%) Linux
23 24 (14.12%) GitHub
23 24 (14.12%) Degree
24 23 (13.53%) JavaScript
24 23 (13.53%) Windows
25 22 (12.94%) CSS
25 22 (12.94%) Web Development

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 12 (7.06%) CMS
2 11 (6.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.59%) JBoss
3 1 (0.59%) Jetty
3 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.59%) Tornado
3 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.12%) GitHub
2 5 (2.94%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.59%) AMQP
1 1 (0.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.76%) Redis
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.59%) DB2
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) Riak
Development Applications
1 152 (89.41%) Selenium
2 43 (25.29%) WebDriver
3 40 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 20 (11.76%) JMeter
5 19 (11.18%) JIRA
6 13 (7.65%) FitNesse
6 13 (7.65%) LoadRunner
7 11 (6.47%) Gatling
8 9 (5.29%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (4.71%) Jasmine
10 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.12%) HP UFT
11 6 (3.53%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.94%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.35%) JUnit
13 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.76%) IntelliJ
14 3 (1.76%) Ranorex
14 3 (1.76%) TestNG
General
1 36 (21.18%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Marketing
2 9 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.35%) Military
4 3 (1.76%) Electronics
4 3 (1.76%) Games
4 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (47.65%) Tester
2 68 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 41 (24.12%) Senior Automation Tester
3 41 (24.12%) Senior Tester
4 39 (22.94%) Test Engineer
5 32 (18.82%) Test Automation Engineer
6 28 (16.47%) Analyst
7 26 (15.29%) Developer
8 25 (14.71%) Test Analyst
9 24 (14.12%) QA Engineer
10 21 (12.35%) QA Tester
11 18 (10.59%) QA Automation Engineer
12 16 (9.41%) QA Analyst
13 15 (8.82%) Selenium Tester
14 14 (8.24%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 13 (7.65%) Java Developer
15 13 (7.65%) Java Engineer
15 13 (7.65%) QA Automation Tester
15 13 (7.65%) QA Test Analyst
15 13 (7.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.65%) Gherkin
2 30 (17.65%) HTML
3 22 (12.94%) CSS
4 15 (8.82%) XML
5 13 (7.65%) AngularJS
6 11 (6.47%) Node.js
6 11 (6.47%) React
7 10 (5.88%) jQuery
8 9 (5.29%) .NET
9 8 (4.71%) XHTML
10 6 (3.53%) Web Services
11 4 (2.35%) Spring
12 3 (1.76%) Dropwizard
12 3 (1.76%) JSON
13 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.18%) DOM
13 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.18%) RESTful
13 2 (1.18%) SOAP
13 2 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) iPad
2 9 (5.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.76%) Online Games
5 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.59%) Fintech
6 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Linux
2 23 (13.53%) Windows
3 7 (4.12%) Android
3 7 (4.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (80.59%) Test Automation
2 124 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (55.29%) Test Scripting
4 76 (44.71%) BDD
5 66 (38.82%) TDD
6 57 (33.53%) SDLC
7 49 (28.82%) Scrum
8 44 (25.88%) System Integration Testing
9 26 (15.29%) Configuration Management
10 22 (12.94%) Test Strategy
10 22 (12.94%) Web Development
11 21 (12.35%) Regression Testing
12 18 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.41%) Refactoring
14 15 (8.82%) ATDD
15 14 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (8.24%) Defect Management
15 14 (8.24%) Defect Tracking
15 14 (8.24%) DevOps
15 14 (8.24%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (77.06%) Java
2 72 (42.35%) C#
3 53 (31.18%) Python
4 31 (18.24%) Ruby
5 28 (16.47%) SQL
6 23 (13.53%) JavaScript
7 19 (11.18%) C++
8 15 (8.82%) PL/SQL
9 13 (7.65%) C
10 5 (2.94%) Perl
11 3 (1.76%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.76%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.59%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (21.18%) ISEB
2 33 (19.41%) ISTQB
3 24 (14.12%) Degree
4 20 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.35%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (8.24%) HP
2 4 (2.35%) VMware
3 3 (1.76%) SAP
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.59%) Google
5 1 (0.59%) IBM
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle
5 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.59%) Tableau
5 1 (0.59%) Vertica
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