Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 47 99
Rank change year-on-year -54 +52 -5
Permanent jobs citing BDD 55 152 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.14% 5.03% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 5.55% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 43 123 42
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £79,000 £59,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,399 2,738 2,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.13% 90.57% 89.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,828 2,065 1,705
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD in Cheshire.

Salary trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -16 16 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Chester -6 14 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Wilmslow -23 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Warrington -22 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Macclesfield - 2 £42,500 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (81.82%) TDD
3 28 (50.91%) Java
4 21 (38.18%) .NET
5 20 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (34.55%) SDLC
7 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
7 18 (32.73%) Scrum
8 16 (29.09%) Windows
8 16 (29.09%) RESTful
9 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 15 (27.27%) Web Services
10 14 (25.45%) SOAP
10 14 (25.45%) SQL
10 14 (25.45%) C#
10 14 (25.45%) Software Engineering
10 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (23.64%) Waterfall
11 13 (23.64%) DevOps
11 13 (23.64%) Finance
11 13 (23.64%) Banking
11 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
11 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
12 12 (21.82%) Selenium
12 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
13 11 (20.00%) Cloudera
13 11 (20.00%) Big Data
13 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
13 11 (20.00%) Mentoring

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.27%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Pig
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) Route 53
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.00%) Big Data
2 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (5.45%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.82%) DB2
7 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
2 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (21.82%) Selenium
4 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
4 8 (14.55%) Gradle
4 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
5 6 (10.91%) PHPUnit
6 5 (9.09%) JIRA
6 5 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.64%) JUnit
8 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.82%) CircleCI
9 1 (1.82%) JBehave
9 1 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.82%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (23.64%) Banking
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Android Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Automation Tester
4 6 (10.91%) Tester
5 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Lead Android Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Lead Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Designer
7 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) .NET
2 16 (29.09%) RESTful
3 15 (27.27%) Web Services
4 14 (25.45%) SOAP
5 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
6 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 10 (18.18%) REST
6 10 (18.18%) WCF
7 9 (16.36%) CSS
7 9 (16.36%) HTML
8 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
8 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (14.55%) Java EE
9 7 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (10.91%) Behat
10 6 (10.91%) Gherkin
10 6 (10.91%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (9.09%) EJB
11 5 (9.09%) JMS
11 5 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) User Experience
2 8 (14.55%) N-Tier
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
4 6 (10.91%) Fintech
5 5 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (7.27%) PMI
7 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) CentOS
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (81.82%) TDD
3 20 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (34.55%) SDLC
5 18 (32.73%) Scrum
6 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (25.45%) Software Engineering
8 13 (23.64%) DevOps
8 13 (23.64%) Waterfall
9 11 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (16.36%) Microservices
10 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (16.36%) SOA
10 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
11 8 (14.55%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (14.55%) MVC
11 8 (14.55%) Test Management
11 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) Java
2 14 (25.45%) C#
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.73%) PHP
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) C
7 3 (5.45%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.64%) Java 8
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.82%) F#
9 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Kibana
2 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Cloudera
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) Talend
5 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe
6 1 (1.82%) Google
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com