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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing TDD 590 568 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.61% 7.64% 7.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 9.14% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 534 507 488
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
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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 +8 366 £42,500 +6.25% 73
Cheshire -6 153 £40,000 +6.66% 33
Merseyside +2 33 £36,000 -10.00% 10
Lancashire +18 30 £40,000 +3.89% 9
Cumbria - 5 £35,000 - 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 912 (84.60%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (62.89%) .NET
3 663 (61.50%) C#
4 554 (51.39%) MVC
5 512 (47.50%) SQL Server
6 502 (46.57%) ASP.NET
7 456 (42.30%) Scrum
8 412 (38.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 382 (35.44%) JavaScript
10 356 (33.02%) Continuous Integration
11 353 (32.75%) BDD
12 334 (30.98%) WCF
13 314 (29.13%) HTML
14 292 (27.09%) Web Application Development
15 278 (25.79%) CSS
16 257 (23.84%) Java
17 250 (23.19%) Web Services
18 234 (21.71%) SQL
19 218 (20.22%) RESTful
20 208 (19.29%) Dependency Injection
21 194 (18.00%) OO
22 190 (17.63%) Kanban
23 189 (17.53%) NUnit
24 185 (17.16%) AngularJS
25 182 (16.88%) Git (software)
26 180 (16.70%) ASP.NET Web API
27 175 (16.23%) jQuery
28 167 (15.49%) Software Engineering
29 165 (15.31%) Windows
30 157 (14.56%) .NET Framework

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 130 (12.06%) Node.js
2 38 (3.53%) CMS
3 26 (2.41%) Apache
4 22 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.93%) IIS
9 9 (0.83%) JBoss
9 9 (0.83%) nginx
10 7 (0.65%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.65%) WordPress
11 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.46%) Drupal
13 4 (0.37%) SilverStripe
14 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.28%) Kentico
15 2 (0.19%) Sitefinity
15 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 27 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 11 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.093%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.093%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (1.86%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.30%) Route 53
3 14 (1.30%) GitHub
3 14 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (0.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.29%) Internet
2 27 (2.50%) HTTP
3 18 (1.67%) HTTPS
4 14 (1.30%) OpenVPN
4 14 (1.30%) PPTP
4 14 (1.30%) IPsec
4 14 (1.30%) VPN
5 9 (0.83%) Broadband
6 5 (0.46%) SSH
7 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.37%) Extranet
8 2 (0.19%) SMS
8 2 (0.19%) Wireless
9 1 (0.093%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.093%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.96%) NoSQL
3 64 (5.94%) MySQL
4 57 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.65%) MariaDB
12 7 (0.65%) Big Data
12 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.28%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 189 (17.53%) NUnit
2 182 (16.88%) Git (software)
3 112 (10.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 97 (9.00%) Moq
5 93 (8.63%) MSTest
6 70 (6.49%) Jenkins
7 62 (5.75%) Selenium
8 59 (5.47%) Maven
9 51 (4.73%) Subversion
9 51 (4.73%) Cucumber
10 50 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (4.08%) Visual Studio
12 43 (3.99%) SpecFlow
13 39 (3.62%) Jasmine
14 36 (3.34%) Eclipse
15 34 (3.15%) TeamCity
16 32 (2.97%) Ant
16 32 (2.97%) JUnit
17 26 (2.41%) Hudson
18 25 (2.32%) SoapUI
General
1 155 (14.38%) Finance
2 65 (6.03%) Retail
3 58 (5.38%) Games
4 53 (4.92%) Marketing
5 52 (4.82%) Advertising
6 37 (3.43%) Banking
7 17 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.21%) Music Industry
9 10 (0.93%) Automotive
9 10 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.46%) Legal
11 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.093%) Billing
Job Titles
1 857 (79.50%) Developer
2 450 (41.74%) .NET Developer
3 153 (14.19%) C# Developer
4 114 (10.58%) Senior Developer
5 106 (9.83%) Java Developer
6 100 (9.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 74 (6.86%) Software Developer
8 62 (5.75%) Software Engineer
9 56 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 53 (4.92%) Web Developer
11 52 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 47 (4.36%) Front-End Developer
13 43 (3.99%) Agile C# Developer
14 42 (3.90%) Analyst
15 32 (2.97%) Junior
15 32 (2.97%) Junior Developer
16 31 (2.88%) Test Analyst
16 31 (2.88%) Lead Developer
17 30 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
18 29 (2.69%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (62.89%) .NET
2 502 (46.57%) ASP.NET
3 412 (38.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 334 (30.98%) WCF
5 314 (29.13%) HTML
6 278 (25.79%) CSS
7 250 (23.19%) Web Services
8 218 (20.22%) RESTful
9 185 (17.16%) AngularJS
10 180 (16.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 175 (16.23%) jQuery
12 157 (14.56%) .NET Framework
13 151 (14.01%) KnockoutJS
14 147 (13.64%) XML
15 144 (13.36%) SOAP
16 139 (12.89%) HTML5
16 139 (12.89%) Ninject
17 127 (11.78%) WPF
18 121 (11.22%) REST
19 120 (11.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.55%) Mobile App
2 96 (8.91%) Inversion of Control
3 95 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (7.88%) Computer Science
5 65 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (5.01%) User Experience
7 29 (2.69%) iPhone
7 29 (2.69%) N-Tier
8 26 (2.41%) Streaming Music
9 18 (1.67%) Tandem
9 18 (1.67%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.48%) Replication
11 14 (1.30%) Cryptography
11 14 (1.30%) PKI
12 13 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.93%) Xbox
14 7 (0.65%) Social Network
14 7 (0.65%) Online Banking
15 6 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 165 (15.31%) Windows
2 101 (9.37%) Linux
3 73 (6.77%) Android
4 44 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 37 (3.43%) UNIX
6 21 (1.95%) CentOS
7 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.56%) AIX
11 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.28%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.093%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 912 (84.60%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (51.39%) MVC
3 456 (42.30%) Scrum
4 356 (33.02%) Continuous Integration
5 353 (32.75%) BDD
6 292 (27.09%) Web Application Development
7 208 (19.29%) Dependency Injection
8 194 (18.00%) OO
9 190 (17.63%) Kanban
10 167 (15.49%) Software Engineering
11 129 (11.97%) E-Commerce
12 111 (10.30%) SDLC
13 101 (9.37%) Unit Testing
14 88 (8.16%) OOP
15 84 (7.79%) Domain-Driven Design
16 79 (7.33%) MVVM
17 64 (5.94%) Mentoring
18 59 (5.47%) Automated Testing
19 52 (4.82%) Web Development
20 51 (4.73%) UML
Programming Languages
1 663 (61.50%) C#
2 382 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 257 (23.84%) Java
4 234 (21.71%) SQL
5 86 (7.98%) PHP
6 84 (7.79%) C++
7 77 (7.14%) Ruby
8 72 (6.68%) C
9 67 (6.22%) VB.NET
10 59 (5.47%) T-SQL
11 40 (3.71%) VBA
12 33 (3.06%) VB
13 30 (2.78%) Objective-C
14 27 (2.50%) Python
15 20 (1.86%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.48%) Scala
17 9 (0.83%) Groovy
18 7 (0.65%) Perl
19 6 (0.56%) XPath
20 5 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 128 (11.87%) Degree
2 32 (2.97%) ISEB
3 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.65%) MCSD
4 7 (0.65%) MCPD
5 5 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.093%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.49%) QA
System Software
1 24 (2.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (2.13%) Puppet
2 16 (1.48%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.10%) Oracle
3 41 (3.80%) Facebook
4 33 (3.06%) Google
5 14 (1.30%) Zend
6 11 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 10 (0.93%) Twitter
8 8 (0.74%) Adobe
9 6 (0.56%) SAP
10 4 (0.37%) Apple
10 4 (0.37%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.37%) IBM
11 3 (0.28%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.19%) Apigee
12 2 (0.19%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.19%) ATG
12 2 (0.19%) VMware
12 2 (0.19%) Telerik
12 2 (0.19%) HP
12 2 (0.19%) Wonderware
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