Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 51 74
Rank change year-on-year -17 +23 +22
Permanent jobs citing BDD 118 120 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.73% 4.79% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 5.39% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 105 95 56
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,450 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £58,750
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 2,923 2,227 2,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.35% 88.90% 89.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,163 1,696 1,718
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,100 £25,125 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £44,750 £40,100 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.60% +0.25% -

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -5 42 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Chester +1 14 £50,000 +36.99%
Wilmslow -2 14 £42,500 -
Warrington -22 12 £40,000 -
Alderley Edge - 9 £37,500 -
Macclesfield -4 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Congleton - 7 £35,000 -
Runcorn +8 1 £40,000 +6.67%
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 113 (95.76%) TDD
2 112 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (62.71%) C#
4 69 (58.47%) .NET
5 68 (57.63%) MVC
6 65 (55.08%) SQL Server
7 63 (53.39%) ASP.NET
8 62 (52.54%) Git (software)
8 62 (52.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 59 (50.00%) Web Application Development
10 57 (48.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 55 (46.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 55 (46.61%) RESTful
11 55 (46.61%) WCF
12 52 (44.07%) Node.js
13 46 (38.98%) NoSQL
13 46 (38.98%) SQL Server 2016
14 44 (37.29%) Ruby
14 44 (37.29%) Java
15 32 (27.12%) JavaScript
15 32 (27.12%) Scrum
16 30 (25.42%) OO
17 29 (24.58%) DevOps
18 28 (23.73%) AngularJS
18 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (21.19%) Software Engineering
20 23 (19.49%) Finance
21 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
22 21 (17.80%) Banking
23 20 (16.95%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (2.54%) Apache Pig
1 3 (2.54%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) nginx
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.85%) Route 53
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (55.08%) SQL Server
2 46 (38.98%) NoSQL
2 46 (38.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (7.63%) Big Data
4 9 (7.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.54%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (52.54%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.56%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.47%) Selenium
4 8 (6.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.08%) Gradle
5 6 (5.08%) Maven
6 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.24%) JUnit
7 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.39%) JIRA
7 4 (3.39%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.69%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.69%) Grunt
8 2 (1.69%) gulp
8 2 (1.69%) JMeter
8 2 (1.69%) NUnit
8 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.69%) TestNG
8 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
General
1 23 (19.49%) Finance
2 21 (17.80%) Banking
3 16 (13.56%) Games
4 13 (11.02%) Advertising
5 4 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (61.86%) Developer
2 60 (50.85%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.56%) Architect
4 12 (10.17%) .NET Software Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Product Manager
5 9 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.78%) Technical Manager
6 8 (6.78%) Technical Product Manager
7 6 (5.08%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.39%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.54%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (58.47%) .NET
2 63 (53.39%) ASP.NET
3 62 (52.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 57 (48.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 55 (46.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 55 (46.61%) RESTful
5 55 (46.61%) WCF
6 52 (44.07%) Node.js
7 28 (23.73%) AngularJS
8 20 (16.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (16.10%) KnockoutJS
10 18 (15.25%) .NET Framework
10 18 (15.25%) Code First Entity Framework
10 18 (15.25%) Entity Framework
11 16 (13.56%) HTML
12 15 (12.71%) CSS
13 14 (11.86%) Web Services
14 10 (8.47%) Java EE
14 10 (8.47%) REST
15 9 (7.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) N-Tier
2 9 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.54%) PMI
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
7 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (95.76%) TDD
2 112 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (57.63%) MVC
4 59 (50.00%) Web Application Development
5 32 (27.12%) Scrum
6 30 (25.42%) OO
7 29 (24.58%) DevOps
8 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (21.19%) Software Engineering
10 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
12 14 (11.86%) Microservices
13 13 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (11.02%) Decision-Making
13 13 (11.02%) SDLC
14 12 (10.17%) Kanban
14 12 (10.17%) Test Strategy
15 11 (9.32%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (9.32%) SOA
15 11 (9.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 74 (62.71%) C#
2 44 (37.29%) Java
2 44 (37.29%) Ruby
3 32 (27.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) SQL
5 4 (3.39%) C
5 4 (3.39%) C++
5 4 (3.39%) Python
5 4 (3.39%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.69%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.69%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) Java 8
7 1 (0.85%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (2.54%) CSQA
2 3 (2.54%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.63%) Cloudera
1 9 (7.63%) Facebook
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.54%) Talend
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com