Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 97 105
Rank change year-on-year +49 +8 -23
Permanent jobs citing BDD 156 51 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.07% 2.25% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 2.57% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 127 43 81
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 2732 1984 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.82% 87.44% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2059 1678 2397
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +1 59 £52,500 -27.59% 2
Warrington +1 34 £40,000 -22.33% 1
Chester +19 28 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Wilmslow +23 14 £42,500 - 1
Runcorn -4 2 £45,000 +63.64%
Crewe +2 1 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Alderley Edge - 1 £42,500 - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 150 (96.15%) TDD
2 141 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (51.28%) C#
4 74 (47.44%) SQL Server
4 74 (47.44%) MVC
4 74 (47.44%) RESTful
5 72 (46.15%) .NET
6 71 (45.51%) Java
7 62 (39.74%) Git (software)
8 57 (36.54%) ASP.NET
9 55 (35.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 54 (34.62%) JavaScript
10 54 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (33.33%) Web Application Development
12 51 (32.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 49 (31.41%) AngularJS
14 47 (30.13%) SDLC
15 45 (28.85%) SQL Server 2014
15 45 (28.85%) Node.js
16 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (26.92%) Finance
18 41 (26.28%) OO
18 41 (26.28%) WCF
19 39 (25.00%) SQL
19 39 (25.00%) SOAP
19 39 (25.00%) Scrum
19 39 (25.00%) Banking
19 39 (25.00%) Ruby
20 38 (24.36%) Hibernate
20 38 (24.36%) HTML

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 13 (8.33%) Confluence
2 10 (6.41%) JBoss
2 10 (6.41%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.41%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.49%) CICS
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.56%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) Internet
2 13 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (47.44%) SQL Server
2 45 (28.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 38 (24.36%) NoSQL
4 21 (13.46%) DB2
5 10 (6.41%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (39.74%) Git (software)
2 34 (21.79%) Jenkins
3 27 (17.31%) Gradle
4 21 (13.46%) Bitbucket
5 16 (10.26%) JUnit
6 14 (8.97%) Cucumber
6 14 (8.97%) Jasmine
6 14 (8.97%) Selenium
7 13 (8.33%) JIRA
8 9 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.13%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.13%) Xcode
10 7 (4.49%) ClearCase
10 7 (4.49%) Subversion
11 6 (3.85%) JMeter
11 6 (3.85%) Maven
12 5 (3.21%) Lombardi
12 5 (3.21%) NUnit
13 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (26.92%) Finance
2 39 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (6.41%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.49%) Advertising
4 7 (4.49%) Games
5 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) International Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (66.67%) Developer
2 64 (41.03%) .NET Developer
3 31 (19.87%) .NET Software Developer
4 29 (18.59%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.97%) Software Developer
6 13 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
7 12 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.49%) Designer
10 7 (4.49%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Head of Architecture
12 4 (2.56%) Java Engineer
12 4 (2.56%) Software Test Engineer
13 3 (1.92%) QA Engineer
13 3 (1.92%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (47.44%) RESTful
2 72 (46.15%) .NET
3 57 (36.54%) ASP.NET
4 55 (35.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 54 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 51 (32.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 49 (31.41%) AngularJS
8 45 (28.85%) Node.js
9 41 (26.28%) WCF
10 39 (25.00%) SOAP
11 38 (24.36%) Hibernate
11 38 (24.36%) HTML
12 37 (23.72%) Spring
12 37 (23.72%) Web Services
13 30 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (16.03%) jQuery
15 23 (14.74%) CSS
15 23 (14.74%) JSP
16 22 (14.10%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.54%) User Experience
2 11 (7.05%) Mainframe
3 10 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.41%) RIA
4 7 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.49%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.49%) PMI
5 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.92%) Fintech
6 3 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Life Science
8 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.21%) Android
3 3 (1.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Unix
4 2 (1.28%) Windows
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (96.15%) TDD
2 141 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (47.44%) MVC
4 52 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 47 (30.13%) SDLC
6 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (26.28%) OO
8 39 (25.00%) Scrum
9 38 (24.36%) Test Automation
10 27 (17.31%) Software Engineering
11 22 (14.10%) DevOps
12 19 (12.18%) Waterfall
13 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (8.97%) Unit Testing
14 12 (7.69%) Investment Management
14 12 (7.69%) Test Strategy
15 11 (7.05%) Risk Management
15 11 (7.05%) Secure Coding
16 10 (6.41%) API Testing
16 10 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 80 (51.28%) C#
2 71 (45.51%) Java
3 54 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 39 (25.00%) Ruby
4 39 (25.00%) SQL
5 11 (7.05%) C++
6 10 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.77%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.13%) Apple Swift
8 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.49%) Assembly Language
9 7 (4.49%) COBOL
10 3 (1.92%) C
10 3 (1.92%) PHP
10 3 (1.92%) Python
11 2 (1.28%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.64%) Perl
12 1 (0.64%) Scala
12 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) Degree
2 7 (4.49%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.28%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (21.15%) Oracle
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.49%) Chordiant
3 7 (4.49%) Google
4 5 (3.21%) IBM
5 4 (2.56%) Apigee
6 3 (1.92%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.28%) Adobe
7 2 (1.28%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.28%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.28%) Sun
8 1 (0.64%) Apple