Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 48 91
Rank change year-on-year -44 +43 +7
Permanent jobs citing BDD 48 167 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 5.22% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 5.70% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 40 145 39
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £56,950 £65,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 2,002 2,928 2,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.99% 91.44% 90.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,507 2,195 1,651
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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
Chester +7 17 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Wilmslow -9 8 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Warrington -22 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Knutsford -16 5 £67,500 +22.73% 2
Crewe - 2 £37,500 - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (75.00%) TDD
3 24 (50.00%) .NET
4 21 (43.75%) SOAP
5 20 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (39.58%) RESTful
6 19 (39.58%) C#
7 18 (37.50%) SQL
7 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
8 17 (35.42%) WCF
9 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 16 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (31.25%) Windows
11 14 (29.17%) Web Services
11 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
11 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
11 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
12 13 (27.08%) Selenium
13 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 12 (25.00%) SDLC
14 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
14 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (22.92%) Java
15 10 (20.83%) PMI
15 10 (20.83%) PMI Certification
15 10 (20.83%) Finance
15 10 (20.83%) Scrum
15 10 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (16.67%) Test Management

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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) SSL
2 1 (2.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
3 13 (27.08%) Selenium
4 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.50%) PHPUnit
7 5 (10.42%) JIRA
7 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
8 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 3 (6.25%) Gradle
10 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.17%) Xcode
11 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
11 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.08%) CircleCI
11 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
11 1 (2.08%) JBehave
11 1 (2.08%) JUnit
11 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 12 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (22.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.17%) Android Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Team Leader
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
9 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) SOAP
3 19 (39.58%) RESTful
4 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
4 17 (35.42%) WCF
5 14 (29.17%) Web Services
6 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
6 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (12.50%) Behat
7 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 6 (12.50%) REST
8 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.25%) CSS
9 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
9 3 (6.25%) HTML
9 3 (6.25%) jQuery
9 3 (6.25%) Node.js
9 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) PMI
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) User Experience
3 6 (12.50%) Fintech
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.08%) PKI
6 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Android
2 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (75.00%) TDD
3 16 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (25.00%) SDLC
5 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (20.83%) Scrum
7 8 (16.67%) Test Management
8 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.58%) MVC
8 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 6 (12.50%) OO
9 6 (12.50%) OOP
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) Service Design
9 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) C#
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
4 11 (22.92%) Java
5 7 (14.58%) PHP
6 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.17%) C++
7 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) F#
8 1 (2.08%) Java 8
8 1 (2.08%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) PMI Certification
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.08%) Google