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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 86 123
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +37
Permanent jobs citing BDD 63 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.32% 1.60% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 2.04% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 63 27 7
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
1558 1322 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.13% 78.50% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1049 1521
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -5 23 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Ellesmere Port - 13 £40,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 6 £40,000 - 1
Knutsford - 5 £35,000 -
Chester -2 4 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Northwich +3 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Wilmslow -9 2 £38,750 +40.90%
Crewe - 1 £42,500 -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 101 (93.52%) TDD
2 95 (87.96%) .NET
3 91 (84.26%) C#
3 91 (84.26%) MVC
4 82 (75.93%) SQL Server
5 77 (71.30%) ASP.NET
6 53 (49.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (46.30%) Web Application Development
8 49 (45.37%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (42.59%) RESTful
10 42 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 42 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (35.19%) Git (software)
12 37 (34.26%) JavaScript
13 31 (28.70%) NoSQL
14 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 28 (25.93%) NHibernate
16 27 (25.00%) Ruby
17 26 (24.07%) .NET Framework
17 26 (24.07%) Scrum
17 26 (24.07%) Internet
17 26 (24.07%) Node.js
18 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
19 23 (21.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 23 (21.30%) Java
19 23 (21.30%) WPF
20 22 (20.37%) Advertising
21 20 (18.52%) Blog
22 18 (16.67%) Marketing
23 17 (15.74%) Eclipse

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 26 (24.07%) Node.js
2 3 (2.78%) CMS
2 3 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.07%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (75.93%) SQL Server
2 42 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (28.70%) NoSQL
4 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.78%) MySQL
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 38 (35.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.74%) Eclipse
3 14 (12.96%) Selenium
3 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (5.56%) JIRA
4 6 (5.56%) NUnit
5 5 (4.63%) Maven
5 5 (4.63%) JUnit
6 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.85%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.93%) Ant
8 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.93%) WATIR
8 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (20.37%) Advertising
2 18 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (91.67%) Developer
2 79 (73.15%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (5.56%) Analyst
5 6 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Graduate
7 4 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
8 3 (2.78%) HTML Developer
8 3 (2.78%) QA Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 3 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (87.96%) .NET
2 77 (71.30%) ASP.NET
3 53 (49.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (42.59%) RESTful
5 42 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 28 (25.93%) NHibernate
8 26 (24.07%) .NET Framework
9 23 (21.30%) WPF
9 23 (21.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (15.74%) Web Services
11 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 15 (13.89%) HTML
13 13 (12.04%) GWT
14 12 (11.11%) jQuery
15 10 (9.26%) CSS
16 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
17 8 (7.41%) WCF
18 7 (6.48%) LINQ
19 6 (5.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Blog
2 1 (0.93%) iPhone
2 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.93%) iPad
2 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
2 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
2 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) UNIX
2 2 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (93.52%) TDD
2 91 (84.26%) MVC
3 50 (46.30%) Web Application Development
4 49 (45.37%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (24.07%) Scrum
6 16 (14.81%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
8 10 (9.26%) Web Development
9 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.41%) Kanban
11 7 (6.48%) OO
12 6 (5.56%) Scrum-ban
13 5 (4.63%) Manual Testing
13 5 (4.63%) Pair Programming
14 4 (3.70%) Refactoring
14 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.70%) OOD
14 4 (3.70%) Unit Testing
14 4 (3.70%) User Stories
15 3 (2.78%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (84.26%) C#
2 37 (34.26%) JavaScript
3 27 (25.00%) Ruby
4 23 (21.30%) Java
5 14 (12.96%) SQL
6 7 (6.48%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.56%) PHP
7 6 (5.56%) VB
8 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.81%) Facebook
3 13 (12.04%) Google
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 3 (2.78%) Zend
5 3 (2.78%) Sitecore
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago