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

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 47 87
Rank change year-on-year -55 +40 +9
Permanent jobs citing BDD 62 138 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.26% 4.93% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 5.46% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 52 105 46
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32,625 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £54,500 £57,125
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +4.17%

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 2,565 2,527 1,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.48% 90.19% 88.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,899 1,612
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 24 September 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 September 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 -12 27 £66,250 +39.47% 1
Chester -4 12 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Wilmslow -17 6 £42,500 -
Warrington -23 4 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Macclesfield +9 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Alderley Edge +11 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Runcorn - 1 £40,000 -
Congleton - 1 £35,000 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 60 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (93.55%) TDD
3 27 (43.55%) Java
4 26 (41.94%) Scrum
5 24 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (33.87%) .NET
8 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 18 (29.03%) C#
8 18 (29.03%) RESTful
9 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
10 16 (25.81%) AngularJS
10 16 (25.81%) DevOps
10 16 (25.81%) SDLC
10 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
11 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
11 15 (24.19%) Web Services
11 15 (24.19%) Windows
12 14 (22.58%) SQL
12 14 (22.58%) Banking
13 13 (20.97%) WCF
13 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET
13 13 (20.97%) MVC
13 13 (20.97%) Decision-Making
14 12 (19.35%) Web Application Development
14 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (17.74%) Hadoop
15 11 (17.74%) Big Data
15 11 (17.74%) Cloudera
15 11 (17.74%) Linux

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 3 (4.84%) Apache Pig
1 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) nginx
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.61%) GitHub
3 1 (1.61%) Route 53
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) Big Data
2 11 (17.74%) Hadoop
3 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.84%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.23%) DB2
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.61%) MySQL
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.90%) Gradle
4 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
5 6 (9.68%) Selenium
6 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.84%) JIRA
7 3 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.23%) Grunt
8 2 (3.23%) gulp
8 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.23%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.61%) Mockito
9 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.61%) TestNG
General
1 14 (22.58%) Banking
2 10 (16.13%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Law
4 3 (4.84%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Developer
2 16 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Product Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Technical Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Technical Product Manager
6 6 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Android Developer
7 5 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Lead Android Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) .NET
2 18 (29.03%) RESTful
3 16 (25.81%) AngularJS
4 15 (24.19%) Web Services
5 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET
5 13 (20.97%) WCF
6 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
7 10 (16.13%) Node.js
7 10 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (14.52%) SOAP
9 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (12.90%) CSS
9 8 (12.90%) HTML
9 8 (12.90%) Java EE
9 8 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (9.68%) EJB
10 6 (9.68%) REST
11 5 (8.06%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) N-Tier
2 7 (11.29%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) PMI
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.61%) Fintech
7 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.61%) PKI
7 1 (1.61%) RIA
7 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (93.55%) TDD
3 26 (41.94%) Scrum
4 24 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (25.81%) DevOps
6 16 (25.81%) SDLC
6 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 13 (20.97%) Decision-Making
7 13 (20.97%) MVC
8 12 (19.35%) Web Application Development
9 10 (16.13%) Kanban
9 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
10 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) Microservices
10 9 (14.52%) SOA
10 9 (14.52%) TOGAF
10 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 18 (29.03%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 14 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.06%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.84%) C
7 3 (4.84%) Kotlin
7 3 (4.84%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) F#
9 1 (1.61%) Java 8
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.61%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Cloudera
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Talend
4 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.23%) Facebook
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Google