The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 97 122
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +25
Permanent jobs citing BDD 52 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.82% 0.88% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 1.08% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52 12 15
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
BDD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1564 1293 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.68% 81.17% 83.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1260 976 1383
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region.

BDD Salary Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

BDD Salary Histogram in Cheshire

BDD
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 14 £55,000 - 2
Chester +16 10 £40,000 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 8 £40,000 - 1
Knutsford - 8 £40,000 - 3
Wilmslow - 7 £37,500 -
Macclesfield - 2 £37,500 -
Crewe - 2 £44,000 -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing BDD 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 102 (88.70%) TDD
2 101 (87.83%) .NET
3 93 (80.87%) MVC
3 93 (80.87%) C#
4 91 (79.13%) ASP.NET
4 91 (79.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 84 (73.04%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (71.30%) SQL Server
7 80 (69.57%) Web Application Development
8 67 (58.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 59 (51.30%) RESTful
10 50 (43.48%) Git (software)
11 47 (40.87%) Ruby
12 42 (36.52%) Node.js
13 41 (35.65%) Scrum
14 38 (33.04%) NoSQL
15 37 (32.17%) Internet
16 36 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (28.70%) WCF
18 31 (26.96%) Facebook
19 29 (25.22%) OO
20 26 (22.61%) JavaScript
20 26 (22.61%) Marketing
21 25 (21.74%) Advertising
22 23 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
23 21 (18.26%) HTML
24 18 (15.65%) Kanban
25 17 (14.78%) NUnit
25 17 (14.78%) Java
25 17 (14.78%) Games

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (36.52%) Node.js
2 7 (6.09%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) CMS
3 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Mingle
2 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) SaaS
2 3 (2.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (32.17%) Internet
2 11 (9.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (71.30%) SQL Server
2 38 (33.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.74%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 50 (43.48%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.78%) NUnit
3 15 (13.04%) Selenium
4 13 (11.30%) Cucumber
4 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
5 10 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (8.70%) Moq
6 9 (7.83%) TeamCity
7 7 (6.09%) JUnit
8 6 (5.22%) Ant
9 5 (4.35%) Mercurial
9 5 (4.35%) Subversion
9 5 (4.35%) Maven
9 5 (4.35%) JIRA
9 5 (4.35%) MSTest
9 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.48%) CruiseControl
11 3 (2.61%) Toad
11 3 (2.61%) WATIR
General
1 26 (22.61%) Marketing
2 25 (21.74%) Advertising
3 17 (14.78%) Games
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 99 (86.09%) Developer
2 84 (73.04%) .NET Developer
3 10 (8.70%) Analyst
4 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 5 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (3.48%) Tester
6 4 (3.48%) Java Developer
6 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) Automation Tester
7 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
7 3 (2.61%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) QA Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (2.61%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (1.74%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (1.74%) Junior Developer
8 2 (1.74%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (87.83%) .NET
2 91 (79.13%) ASP.NET
2 91 (79.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 67 (58.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 59 (51.30%) RESTful
5 33 (28.70%) WCF
6 21 (18.26%) HTML
7 16 (13.91%) jQuery
8 12 (10.43%) LINQ
8 12 (10.43%) REST
9 11 (9.57%) SOAP
10 10 (8.70%) CSS
10 10 (8.70%) NHibernate
11 9 (7.83%) Web Services
12 7 (6.09%) XML
12 7 (6.09%) .NET Framework
13 6 (5.22%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (5.22%) WPF
13 6 (5.22%) Gherkin
14 5 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) BBC
1 10 (8.70%) Social Media
2 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.87%) Linux
1 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (88.70%) TDD
2 93 (80.87%) MVC
3 84 (73.04%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (69.57%) Web Application Development
5 41 (35.65%) Scrum
6 36 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (25.22%) OO
8 23 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
9 18 (15.65%) Kanban
10 16 (13.91%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (9.57%) CQRS
12 9 (7.83%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.83%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
14 7 (6.09%) MVVM
14 7 (6.09%) Web Development
15 6 (5.22%) Manual Testing
16 5 (4.35%) Product Management
16 5 (4.35%) DevOps
16 5 (4.35%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 93 (80.87%) C#
2 47 (40.87%) Ruby
3 26 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.78%) Java
5 15 (13.04%) SQL
6 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.48%) VB
7 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.61%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.87%) VCP4
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) Puppet
1 5 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Facebook
2 10 (8.70%) Apple
2 10 (8.70%) Sony
2 10 (8.70%) Yahoo!
2 10 (8.70%) Google
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.87%) Zend
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago