The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing TDD 455 622 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.15% 9.15% 8.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 11.31% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 418 544 597
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
TDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6141 5498 6364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 80.86% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5289 4576 5617
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TDD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

TDD Salary Trend in the North West

TDD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TDD across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

TDD Salary Histogram in the North West

TDD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Manchester -20 241 £40,000 - 56
Cheshire +1 161 £37,500 +2.04% 31
Merseyside -7 42 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Lancashire -10 11 £40,000 +13.04% 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 797 (79.86%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (72.24%) C#
3 715 (71.64%) .NET
4 645 (64.63%) MVC
5 607 (60.82%) ASP.NET
6 551 (55.21%) SQL Server
7 499 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 409 (40.98%) JavaScript
9 405 (40.58%) Scrum
10 402 (40.28%) HTML
11 377 (37.78%) CSS
12 342 (34.27%) WCF
13 293 (29.36%) BDD
14 282 (28.26%) Web Application Development
15 265 (26.55%) Continuous Integration
16 249 (24.95%) jQuery
17 232 (23.25%) SQL
18 216 (21.64%) Dependency Injection
19 205 (20.54%) OO
20 180 (18.04%) .NET Framework
21 169 (16.93%) NUnit
22 159 (15.93%) Git (software)
22 159 (15.93%) RESTful
23 157 (15.73%) Java
24 156 (15.63%) Microsoft
24 156 (15.63%) Node.js
25 152 (15.23%) Kanban
26 150 (15.03%) Ninject
27 148 (14.83%) ASP.NET Web API
28 147 (14.73%) HTML5

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 156 (15.63%) Node.js
2 34 (3.41%) IIS
2 34 (3.41%) CMS
3 29 (2.91%) Apache
4 25 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.40%) NServiceBus
6 22 (2.20%) JBoss
7 21 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (1.80%) Umbraco
8 18 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.80%) Jetty
11 8 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.40%) WordPress
14 3 (0.30%) Liferay
14 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 61 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.40%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.60%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.30%) Mingle
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) Magento
2 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.70%) GitHub
3 4 (0.40%) Trello
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 117 (11.72%) Internet
2 60 (6.01%) HTTP
3 9 (0.90%) Wireless
4 2 (0.20%) Intranet
4 2 (0.20%) Extranet
5 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (55.21%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.22%) NoSQL
3 85 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 70 (7.01%) MySQL
5 63 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.21%) MongoDB
8 28 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (2.30%) RDBMS
10 21 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.10%) Redis
14 8 (0.80%) Big Data
14 8 (0.80%) DB2
14 8 (0.80%) Informix
14 8 (0.80%) SQLite
14 8 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 169 (16.93%) NUnit
2 159 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 118 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 112 (11.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 110 (11.02%) MSTest
6 102 (10.22%) Moq
7 100 (10.02%) Selenium
8 57 (5.71%) Visual Studio
9 49 (4.91%) SpecFlow
10 41 (4.11%) Cucumber
11 35 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 32 (3.21%) Jenkins
13 31 (3.11%) JIRA
14 26 (2.61%) Subversion
15 22 (2.20%) JUnit
16 21 (2.10%) Maven
17 14 (1.40%) Xcode
18 13 (1.30%) Axure RP
19 11 (1.10%) WebDriver
19 11 (1.10%) Mockito
General
1 135 (13.53%) Finance
2 68 (6.81%) Games
3 48 (4.81%) Retail
4 44 (4.41%) Marketing
5 43 (4.31%) Advertising
6 13 (1.30%) Publishing
7 12 (1.20%) Billing
8 9 (0.90%) Banking
8 9 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.60%) Back Office
9 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.50%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Automotive
11 3 (0.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.30%) German Language
11 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.30%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 854 (85.57%) Developer
2 456 (45.69%) .NET Developer
3 148 (14.83%) C# Developer
4 138 (13.83%) Senior Developer
5 82 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 76 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 56 (5.61%) Web Developer
8 55 (5.51%) Junior
9 51 (5.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (5.01%) Junior Developer
11 47 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
12 44 (4.41%) Analyst
13 41 (4.11%) Graduate
14 37 (3.71%) Graduate Developer
15 36 (3.61%) Junior .NET Developer
16 34 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
17 33 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
18 31 (3.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
19 29 (2.91%) PHP Developer
19 29 (2.91%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 715 (71.64%) .NET
2 607 (60.82%) ASP.NET
3 499 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 402 (40.28%) HTML
5 377 (37.78%) CSS
6 342 (34.27%) WCF
7 249 (24.95%) jQuery
8 180 (18.04%) .NET Framework
9 159 (15.93%) RESTful
10 150 (15.03%) Ninject
11 148 (14.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 147 (14.73%) HTML5
13 141 (14.13%) Castle Windsor
14 139 (13.93%) Web Services
15 138 (13.83%) SOAP
16 123 (12.32%) JSON
17 110 (11.02%) XML
18 103 (10.32%) WPF
19 102 (10.22%) CSS3
20 100 (10.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
2 79 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
3 72 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 62 (6.21%) Computer Science
5 53 (5.31%) iPhone
6 52 (5.21%) N-Tier
7 42 (4.21%) User Experience
8 34 (3.41%) Open Source
9 27 (2.71%) Social Network
9 27 (2.71%) Streaming Music
10 19 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (1.90%) iPad
11 13 (1.30%) Social Media
11 13 (1.30%) BBC
12 8 (0.80%) EPoS
13 7 (0.70%) Blog
13 7 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.50%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 145 (14.53%) Windows
2 69 (6.91%) Android
3 57 (5.71%) Linux
4 54 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.10%) UNIX
6 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (79.86%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (64.63%) MVC
3 405 (40.58%) Scrum
4 293 (29.36%) BDD
5 282 (28.26%) Web Application Development
6 265 (26.55%) Continuous Integration
7 216 (21.64%) Dependency Injection
8 205 (20.54%) OO
9 152 (15.23%) Kanban
10 129 (12.93%) E-Commerce
11 124 (12.42%) Domain-Driven Design
12 104 (10.42%) Web Development
13 84 (8.42%) Unit Testing
13 84 (8.42%) MVVM
14 68 (6.81%) OOP
15 66 (6.61%) SOA
16 64 (6.41%) Software Engineering
17 61 (6.11%) Mentoring
18 54 (5.41%) Pair Programming
19 41 (4.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 721 (72.24%) C#
2 409 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 232 (23.25%) SQL
4 157 (15.73%) Java
5 112 (11.22%) Ruby
6 82 (8.22%) VB.NET
7 62 (6.21%) PHP
8 61 (6.11%) T-SQL
9 57 (5.71%) VB
10 28 (2.81%) Objective-C
11 16 (1.60%) C++
12 13 (1.30%) Python
13 12 (1.20%) Scala
14 11 (1.10%) XPath
14 11 (1.10%) C
15 7 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.50%) Perl
17 4 (0.40%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 63 (6.31%) Degree
2 29 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.50%) ISEB
4 14 (1.40%) MCTS
4 14 (1.40%) MCP
4 14 (1.40%) MCAD
4 14 (1.40%) MCSD
5 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.30%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.20%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.01%) QA
2 9 (0.90%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (1.50%) Puppet
2 7 (0.70%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.40%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 156 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.41%) Facebook
3 49 (4.91%) Google
4 44 (4.41%) Oracle
5 23 (2.30%) Twitter
6 21 (2.10%) Sitecore
7 16 (1.60%) Apple
8 14 (1.40%) SAP
9 13 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.10%) IBM
11 10 (1.00%) Sony
11 10 (1.00%) Perforce
11 10 (1.00%) Yahoo!
12 8 (0.80%) Sybase
12 8 (0.80%) Compuware
12 8 (0.80%) HP
12 8 (0.80%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.80%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.50%) Zend
14 3 (0.30%) Rackspace
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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