Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 100 54
Rank change year-on-year +37 -46 +20
Permanent jobs citing BDD 49 38 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.17% 1.80% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.95% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 182
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,450 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 1,404 1,951 3,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 90.87% 92.55% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,089 1,414 2,286
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in Cheshire.

Salary trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +5 34 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Wilmslow -2 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 £52,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £65,000 -
Northwich - 2 £41,500 -
Knutsford +23 1 £42,500 -27.66% 1
Crewe +1 1 £36,500 -2.67%
Warrington -3 1 £75,000 +3.45%
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 40 (81.63%) Scrum
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (77.55%) C#
2 38 (77.55%) .NET
3 37 (75.51%) Test Automation
4 36 (73.47%) REST
5 35 (71.43%) Cucumber
5 35 (71.43%) SOAP
6 34 (69.39%) Microservices
7 32 (65.31%) Java
7 32 (65.31%) Selenium
8 31 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (61.22%) WebDriver
9 30 (61.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (61.22%) Maven
10 29 (59.18%) GitHub
10 29 (59.18%) Bitbucket
11 28 (57.14%) Jenkins
11 28 (57.14%) Docker
12 27 (55.10%) Hudson
13 26 (53.06%) TestNG
13 26 (53.06%) NUnit
13 26 (53.06%) JUnit
14 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
14 21 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (30.61%) SQL
15 15 (30.61%) TDD
16 12 (24.49%) Appium
17 10 (20.41%) .NET Core
17 10 (20.41%) VBScript

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 2 (4.08%) CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 29 (59.18%) GitHub
2 6 (12.24%) AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Serverless
4 2 (4.08%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) Neo4j
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 32 (65.31%) Selenium
3 30 (61.22%) Maven
3 30 (61.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (61.22%) WebDriver
4 29 (59.18%) Bitbucket
5 28 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 27 (55.10%) Hudson
7 26 (53.06%) JUnit
7 26 (53.06%) NUnit
7 26 (53.06%) TestNG
8 12 (24.49%) Appium
9 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.12%) JIRA
9 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.08%) Calabash
11 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Tester
3 6 (12.24%) Automation Tester
3 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Junior
4 5 (10.20%) Junior Automation Tester
4 5 (10.20%) Junior Tester
4 5 (10.20%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Head of Development
8 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (77.55%) .NET
2 36 (73.47%) REST
3 35 (71.43%) SOAP
4 21 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (20.41%) .NET Core
6 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 7 (14.29%) HTML
6 7 (14.29%) Node.js
6 7 (14.29%) React
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
8 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (10.20%) CSS
8 5 (10.20%) jQuery
9 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
10 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (6.12%) Redux
10 3 (6.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (81.63%) Scrum
2 37 (75.51%) Test Automation
3 34 (69.39%) Microservices
4 31 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (30.61%) TDD
6 8 (16.33%) MVC
7 6 (12.24%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (10.20%) QA Automation
9 4 (8.16%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.16%) DevOps
9 4 (8.16%) SOLID
10 3 (6.12%) Open Source
10 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.12%) Web Application Development
10 3 (6.12%) Workflow
10 3 (6.12%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) C#
2 32 (65.31%) Java
3 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
5 10 (20.41%) VBScript
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.04%) F#
7 1 (2.04%) Java 8
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Sitecore