Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing BDD 178 58 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.30% 2.70% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 3.08% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 154 46 74
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,250 £35,375
90th Percentile £76,250 £53,500 £54,625
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3,009 1,884 2,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.58% 87.75% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,226 1,521 2,131
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -2 49 £67,500 - 3
Warrington +10 37 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Chester +12 34 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Wilmslow +19 14 £42,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 10 £37,500 - 1
Congleton - 8 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield 0 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Runcorn -10 2 £45,000 +38.46%
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 169 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (94.38%) TDD
3 125 (70.22%) C#
4 116 (65.17%) .NET
5 111 (62.36%) SQL Server
6 106 (59.55%) MVC
7 105 (58.99%) RESTful
8 93 (52.25%) ASP.NET
9 91 (51.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 90 (50.56%) Git (software)
11 88 (49.44%) Web Application Development
11 88 (49.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 83 (46.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 81 (45.51%) WCF
14 79 (44.38%) Node.js
15 71 (39.89%) NoSQL
15 71 (39.89%) Ruby
16 58 (32.58%) Java
17 52 (29.21%) OO
18 48 (26.97%) Finance
19 45 (25.28%) AngularJS
19 45 (25.28%) SQL Server 2016
20 43 (24.16%) SQL Server 2014
20 43 (24.16%) JavaScript
21 41 (23.03%) Scrum
22 40 (22.47%) Banking
23 37 (20.79%) SOAP
23 37 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (20.22%) SQL
25 35 (19.66%) KnockoutJS

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 8 (4.49%) Confluence
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.12%) CICS
2 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.12%) JBoss
2 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.93%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.69%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.24%) Internet
2 8 (4.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (62.36%) SQL Server
2 71 (39.89%) NoSQL
3 45 (25.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 43 (24.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (5.06%) DB2
6 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 90 (50.56%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.04%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.67%) Gradle
4 16 (8.99%) Selenium
5 14 (7.87%) Bitbucket
6 11 (6.18%) Xcode
7 9 (5.06%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.06%) JUnit
8 8 (4.49%) Jasmine
8 8 (4.49%) JIRA
8 8 (4.49%) Maven
8 8 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.37%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.25%) JMeter
10 4 (2.25%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.12%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.12%) NUnit
11 2 (1.12%) TestNG
11 2 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (26.97%) Finance
2 40 (22.47%) Banking
3 25 (14.04%) Games
4 20 (11.24%) Advertising
5 11 (6.18%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.18%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (70.22%) Developer
2 104 (58.43%) .NET Developer
3 36 (20.22%) .NET Software Developer
4 16 (8.99%) C# Developer
5 15 (8.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (7.30%) Architect
7 12 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (3.37%) Lead Architect
10 6 (3.37%) Test Architect
10 6 (3.37%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.81%) Head of Architecture
11 5 (2.81%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Mobile Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Applications Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Java Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (65.17%) .NET
2 105 (58.99%) RESTful
3 93 (52.25%) ASP.NET
4 91 (51.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 88 (49.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 83 (46.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 81 (45.51%) WCF
8 79 (44.38%) Node.js
9 45 (25.28%) AngularJS
10 37 (20.79%) SOAP
11 35 (19.66%) KnockoutJS
11 35 (19.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
12 28 (15.73%) Entity Framework
13 27 (15.17%) Code First Entity Framework
13 27 (15.17%) Web Services
14 25 (14.04%) HTML
15 21 (11.80%) Spring
16 18 (10.11%) CSS
17 17 (9.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.87%) User Experience
3 11 (6.18%) N-Tier
4 10 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.06%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.49%) RIA
7 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.81%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.25%) PMI
9 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.12%) Fintech
10 2 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.99%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.93%) Android
3 4 (2.25%) Linux
4 2 (1.12%) Unix
4 2 (1.12%) Windows
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (94.38%) TDD
3 106 (59.55%) MVC
4 88 (49.44%) Web Application Development
5 52 (29.21%) OO
6 41 (23.03%) Scrum
7 37 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (19.10%) DevOps
9 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
10 27 (15.17%) SDLC
11 21 (11.80%) Secure Coding
12 20 (11.24%) Software Engineering
13 17 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (9.55%) Test Strategy
14 16 (8.99%) Risk Management
14 16 (8.99%) Unit Testing
15 15 (8.43%) Collaborative Working
15 15 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (7.30%) Acceptance Criteria
17 12 (6.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 125 (70.22%) C#
2 71 (39.89%) Ruby
3 58 (32.58%) Java
4 43 (24.16%) JavaScript
5 36 (20.22%) SQL
6 14 (7.87%) C++
6 14 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.30%) Objective-C
8 11 (6.18%) Apple Swift
9 5 (2.81%) PHP
9 5 (2.81%) Python
10 4 (2.25%) C
11 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.12%) COBOL
12 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.12%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
13 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.25%) Degree
1 4 (2.25%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.12%) CSQA
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.30%) Oracle
3 10 (5.62%) Facebook
4 9 (5.06%) Google
5 3 (1.69%) Apigee
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe
6 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.12%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.56%) Sun