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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +12
Permanent jobs citing BDD 52 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.00% 1.36% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.69% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 52 21 19
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
1475 1358 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.11% 80.12% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 1003 1169
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 12 £55,000 - 4
Ellesmere Port - 12 £40,000 - 2
Knutsford - 9 £42,500 - 3
Chester +18 7 £40,000 - 5
Crewe - 5 £44,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £47,500 -
Northwich - 2 £40,000 -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 109 (90.08%) TDD
2 103 (85.12%) .NET
3 97 (80.17%) C#
3 97 (80.17%) MVC
4 95 (78.51%) ASP.NET
4 95 (78.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 93 (76.86%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (71.07%) SQL Server
7 84 (69.42%) Web Application Development
8 71 (58.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 62 (51.24%) RESTful
10 53 (43.80%) Git (software)
11 51 (42.15%) Ruby
12 46 (38.02%) Node.js
13 43 (35.54%) Scrum
14 42 (34.71%) NoSQL
15 39 (32.23%) WCF
16 36 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (29.75%) Internet
17 31 (25.62%) Marketing
17 31 (25.62%) Facebook
18 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
19 28 (23.14%) OO
20 25 (20.66%) HTML
20 25 (20.66%) Advertising
21 23 (19.01%) Dependency Injection
22 22 (18.18%) Java
23 19 (15.70%) Kanban
24 18 (14.88%) Selenium
24 18 (14.88%) NUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 46 (38.02%) Node.js
2 7 (5.79%) IIS
3 2 (1.65%) CMS
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Mingle
2 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) SaaS
2 3 (2.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.75%) Internet
2 11 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (71.07%) SQL Server
2 42 (34.71%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.13%) JasperReports
4 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (43.80%) Git (software)
2 18 (14.88%) Selenium
2 18 (14.88%) NUnit
3 13 (10.74%) Cucumber
3 13 (10.74%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (9.09%) Moq
5 10 (8.26%) JUnit
6 9 (7.44%) TeamCity
7 7 (5.79%) Eclipse
8 6 (4.96%) Ant
9 5 (4.13%) TestNG
9 5 (4.13%) MyEclipse
9 5 (4.13%) Mercurial
9 5 (4.13%) Subversion
9 5 (4.13%) Maven
9 5 (4.13%) MSTest
9 5 (4.13%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.31%) JIRA
10 4 (3.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 31 (25.62%) Marketing
2 25 (20.66%) Advertising
3 18 (14.88%) Games
4 6 (4.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 107 (88.43%) Developer
2 88 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 9 (7.44%) Analyst
4 7 (5.79%) Senior Developer
4 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
5 5 (4.13%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.31%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (3.31%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.48%) Automation Tester
7 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (2.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (2.48%) QA Analyst
7 3 (2.48%) Tester
7 3 (2.48%) C# Developer
7 3 (2.48%) Test Engineer
8 2 (1.65%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (85.12%) .NET
2 95 (78.51%) ASP.NET
2 95 (78.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 71 (58.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 62 (51.24%) RESTful
5 39 (32.23%) WCF
6 25 (20.66%) HTML
7 17 (14.05%) jQuery
8 15 (12.40%) REST
9 14 (11.57%) SOAP
10 13 (10.74%) LINQ
11 11 (9.09%) CSS
11 11 (9.09%) Web Services
11 11 (9.09%) NHibernate
12 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
13 7 (5.79%) XML
13 7 (5.79%) Hibernate
13 7 (5.79%) Spring
14 6 (4.96%) WPF
14 6 (4.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) BBC
1 10 (8.26%) Social Media
2 7 (5.79%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.48%) User Experience
5 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.65%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.83%) Linux
1 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (90.08%) TDD
2 97 (80.17%) MVC
3 93 (76.86%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (69.42%) Web Application Development
5 43 (35.54%) Scrum
6 36 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (23.14%) OO
8 23 (19.01%) Dependency Injection
9 19 (15.70%) Kanban
10 16 (13.22%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (9.09%) CQRS
12 10 (8.26%) Test Automation
13 9 (7.44%) Test Scripting
13 9 (7.44%) Web Development
14 8 (6.61%) Automated Testing
15 7 (5.79%) MVVM
16 5 (4.13%) Manual Testing
16 5 (4.13%) DevOps
16 5 (4.13%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 5 (4.13%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (80.17%) C#
2 51 (42.15%) Ruby
3 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.18%) Java
5 16 (13.22%) SQL
6 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.31%) VB
7 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.65%) PHP
9 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Puppet
1 5 (4.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (25.62%) Facebook
2 10 (8.26%) Apple
2 10 (8.26%) Sony
2 10 (8.26%) Yahoo!
2 10 (8.26%) Google
3 8 (6.61%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
Crewe
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Knutsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fully Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 24 days ago