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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 24 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing TDD 537 568 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.22% 7.98% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.54% 9.57% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 475 517 456
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 £31,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
5629 5933 5810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.12% 83.35% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4567 4720 4940
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Manchester +6 327 £42,500 +6.25% 73
Cheshire -10 135 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Lancashire +12 34 £36,250 -5.84% 4
Merseyside +1 33 £36,000 -7.09% 9
Cumbria - 4 £35,000 - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 881 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (64.05%) .NET
3 659 (61.53%) C#
4 554 (51.73%) MVC
5 516 (48.18%) SQL Server
6 499 (46.59%) ASP.NET
7 449 (41.92%) Scrum
8 413 (38.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 367 (34.27%) JavaScript
10 344 (32.12%) Continuous Integration
11 334 (31.19%) BDD
12 330 (30.81%) WCF
13 309 (28.85%) HTML
14 287 (26.80%) Web Application Development
15 273 (25.49%) CSS
16 245 (22.88%) SQL
17 240 (22.41%) Java
18 222 (20.73%) Web Services
19 206 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
20 197 (18.39%) RESTful
21 186 (17.37%) NUnit
22 185 (17.27%) OO
23 179 (16.71%) jQuery
23 179 (16.71%) Kanban
24 177 (16.53%) Git (software)
24 177 (16.53%) Windows
25 170 (15.87%) .NET Framework
26 169 (15.78%) Software Engineering
27 166 (15.50%) ASP.NET Web API
28 163 (15.22%) AngularJS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 131 (12.23%) Node.js
2 33 (3.08%) CMS
3 32 (2.99%) Apache
4 22 (2.05%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.03%) WordPress
8 11 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.93%) IIS
10 9 (0.84%) nginx
10 9 (0.84%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.75%) JBoss
11 8 (0.75%) Drupal
12 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.37%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.37%) SilverStripe
14 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.093%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.093%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 28 (2.61%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.31%) GitHub
4 11 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (1.03%) Route 53
5 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.07%) Internet
2 25 (2.33%) HTTP
3 12 (1.12%) HTTPS
4 11 (1.03%) VPN
4 11 (1.03%) PPTP
4 11 (1.03%) IPsec
4 11 (1.03%) OpenVPN
5 10 (0.93%) Broadband
6 5 (0.47%) SSH
7 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.37%) Extranet
8 3 (0.28%) ATM
9 2 (0.19%) SMS
9 2 (0.19%) Wireless
10 1 (0.093%) NAS
10 1 (0.093%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.093%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (48.18%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 56 (5.23%) MySQL
4 55 (5.14%) Relational Database
5 30 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (2.24%) RDBMS
7 18 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.47%) JasperReports
13 5 (0.47%) Big Data
14 4 (0.37%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.28%) Hazelcast
15 3 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 186 (17.37%) NUnit
2 177 (16.53%) Git (software)
3 115 (10.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 98 (9.15%) Moq
5 94 (8.78%) MSTest
6 72 (6.72%) Selenium
7 69 (6.44%) Jenkins
8 56 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (5.14%) SpecFlow
10 53 (4.95%) Maven
11 44 (4.11%) Subversion
12 43 (4.01%) TeamCity
13 42 (3.92%) Visual Studio
14 41 (3.83%) Cucumber
15 38 (3.55%) Hudson
16 33 (3.08%) Jasmine
17 31 (2.89%) Eclipse
18 29 (2.71%) JUnit
18 29 (2.71%) SoapUI
19 23 (2.15%) Ant
General
1 152 (14.19%) Finance
2 74 (6.91%) Retail
3 50 (4.67%) Marketing
4 49 (4.58%) Games
4 49 (4.58%) Advertising
5 29 (2.71%) Banking
6 21 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.68%) Music Industry
8 10 (0.93%) Back Office
9 9 (0.84%) Automotive
10 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Publishing
11 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.37%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 852 (79.55%) Developer
2 439 (40.99%) .NET Developer
3 153 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 118 (11.02%) Senior Developer
5 97 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 90 (8.40%) Java Developer
7 82 (7.66%) Software Developer
8 62 (5.79%) Software Engineer
9 57 (5.32%) ASP.NET Developer
10 52 (4.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 49 (4.58%) Analyst
12 47 (4.39%) Agile C# Developer
13 44 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
14 38 (3.55%) PHP Developer
15 36 (3.36%) Lead Developer
16 35 (3.27%) Test Analyst
16 35 (3.27%) Junior
16 35 (3.27%) Junior Developer
17 31 (2.89%) Graduate
17 31 (2.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 686 (64.05%) .NET
2 499 (46.59%) ASP.NET
3 413 (38.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 330 (30.81%) WCF
5 309 (28.85%) HTML
6 273 (25.49%) CSS
7 222 (20.73%) Web Services
8 197 (18.39%) RESTful
9 179 (16.71%) jQuery
10 170 (15.87%) .NET Framework
11 166 (15.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 163 (15.22%) AngularJS
13 158 (14.75%) XML
14 154 (14.38%) SOAP
15 140 (13.07%) KnockoutJS
16 137 (12.79%) HTML5
17 134 (12.51%) Ninject
18 129 (12.04%) WPF
19 125 (11.67%) REST
20 121 (11.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 97 (9.06%) Inversion of Control
3 96 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (7.56%) Computer Science
5 70 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
6 51 (4.76%) User Experience
7 31 (2.89%) iPhone
8 26 (2.43%) Streaming Music
8 26 (2.43%) N-Tier
9 22 (2.05%) Tandem
10 17 (1.59%) Replication
11 12 (1.12%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.03%) Cryptography
12 11 (1.03%) PKI
13 10 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.93%) Social Network
14 9 (0.84%) Xbox
14 9 (0.84%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.53%) Windows
2 104 (9.71%) Linux
3 80 (7.47%) Android
4 52 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 41 (3.83%) UNIX
6 17 (1.59%) CentOS
7 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.28%) AIX
11 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.19%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.093%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (51.73%) MVC
3 449 (41.92%) Scrum
4 344 (32.12%) Continuous Integration
5 334 (31.19%) BDD
6 287 (26.80%) Web Application Development
7 206 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
8 185 (17.27%) OO
9 179 (16.71%) Kanban
10 169 (15.78%) Software Engineering
11 126 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 126 (11.76%) SDLC
12 120 (11.20%) Unit Testing
13 99 (9.24%) OOP
14 93 (8.68%) Domain-Driven Design
15 80 (7.47%) MVVM
16 63 (5.88%) Mentoring
16 63 (5.88%) Automated Testing
17 62 (5.79%) Web Development
18 60 (5.60%) UML
Programming Languages
1 659 (61.53%) C#
2 367 (34.27%) JavaScript
3 245 (22.88%) SQL
4 240 (22.41%) Java
5 86 (8.03%) PHP
6 84 (7.84%) C++
7 72 (6.72%) Ruby
8 68 (6.35%) VB.NET
9 66 (6.16%) C
10 49 (4.58%) T-SQL
11 38 (3.55%) VBA
12 37 (3.45%) VB
13 32 (2.99%) Objective-C
14 23 (2.15%) Python
15 17 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.03%) Scala
17 6 (0.56%) XPath
17 6 (0.56%) Perl
18 5 (0.47%) Embedded C
18 5 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 135 (12.61%) Degree
2 38 (3.55%) ISEB
3 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.65%) MCSD
4 7 (0.65%) MCPD
5 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.19%) PMP
7 1 (0.093%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.00%) QA
2 1 (0.093%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (1.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (1.68%) Puppet
2 16 (1.49%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 134 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.23%) Oracle
3 38 (3.55%) Facebook
4 34 (3.17%) Google
5 12 (1.12%) Zend
6 11 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 10 (0.93%) Twitter
8 6 (0.56%) Apigee
8 6 (0.56%) SAP
9 5 (0.47%) Apple
10 4 (0.37%) IBM
11 3 (0.28%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.19%) hybris
12 2 (0.19%) Telerik
12 2 (0.19%) HP
12 2 (0.19%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.19%) ATG
13 1 (0.093%) VMware
13 1 (0.093%) Unisys
13 1 (0.093%) Adobe
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