Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 89 50
Rank change year-on-year +31 -39 +41
Permanent jobs citing BDD 67 48 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.15% 2.28% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 2.45% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 62 43 157
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £53,375 £56,750 £72,500
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 1,464 1,962 3,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 90.71% 93.30% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,452 2,312
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,275 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +7 47 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Knutsford +24 3 £42,500 -37.04% 1
Northwich - 3 £47,000 - 2
Wilmslow +2 2 - - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £52,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £65,000 -
Warrington +4 1 £75,000 +42.86%
Crewe -11 1 £36,500 -2.67% 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 59 (88.06%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (80.60%) Scrum
2 54 (80.60%) C#
3 51 (76.12%) Test Automation
4 48 (71.64%) REST
4 48 (71.64%) Java
5 47 (70.15%) SOAP
6 46 (68.66%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (65.67%) .NET
8 42 (62.69%) Jenkins
9 41 (61.19%) JavaScript
9 41 (61.19%) Hudson
9 41 (61.19%) Cucumber
10 40 (59.70%) Microservices
11 38 (56.72%) Selenium
12 34 (50.75%) WebDriver
12 34 (50.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (49.25%) Maven
13 33 (49.25%) Docker
13 33 (49.25%) GitHub
13 33 (49.25%) Bitbucket
14 31 (46.27%) NUnit
14 31 (46.27%) JUnit
14 31 (46.27%) TestNG
15 30 (44.78%) SQL
16 24 (35.82%) TDD
17 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
18 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET Web API
19 18 (26.87%) Appium
19 18 (26.87%) HTML

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 (2.99%) CMS
1 2 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 33 (49.25%) GitHub
2 7 (10.45%) Azure
3 5 (7.46%) AWS
4 2 (2.99%) GCP
4 2 (2.99%) Kong
4 2 (2.99%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (62.69%) Jenkins
2 41 (61.19%) Cucumber
2 41 (61.19%) Hudson
3 38 (56.72%) Selenium
4 34 (50.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (50.75%) WebDriver
5 33 (49.25%) Bitbucket
5 33 (49.25%) Maven
6 31 (46.27%) JUnit
6 31 (46.27%) NUnit
6 31 (46.27%) TestNG
7 18 (26.87%) Appium
8 13 (19.40%) SpecFlow
9 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (11.94%) JIRA
11 2 (2.99%) Calabash
11 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.99%) SOAtest
12 1 (1.49%) Android Studio
12 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (2.99%) Banking
1 2 (2.99%) Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Automation Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) QA Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Tester
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Software QA Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Junior
6 4 (5.97%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Junior Automation Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Junior Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.99%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (71.64%) REST
2 47 (70.15%) SOAP
3 44 (65.67%) .NET
4 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (26.87%) HTML
6 16 (23.88%) Gherkin
7 12 (17.91%) XML
8 11 (16.42%) .NET Core
8 11 (16.42%) Web Services
9 9 (13.43%) Node.js
10 8 (11.94%) React
11 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
11 7 (10.45%) jQuery
12 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (8.96%) CSS
12 6 (8.96%) Redux
13 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
14 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
15 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
15 3 (4.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) PMI
1 5 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.99%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.99%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (88.06%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (80.60%) Scrum
3 51 (76.12%) Test Automation
4 46 (68.66%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (59.70%) Microservices
6 24 (35.82%) TDD
7 9 (13.43%) MVC
7 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.94%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.45%) DevOps
9 7 (10.45%) SOLID
10 6 (8.96%) Stress Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (7.46%) Commercial Awareness
11 5 (7.46%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (7.46%) SDLC
12 4 (5.97%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (5.97%) QA Automation
13 3 (4.48%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (80.60%) C#
2 48 (71.64%) Java
3 41 (61.19%) JavaScript
4 30 (44.78%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
6 16 (23.88%) VBScript
7 4 (5.97%) Python
8 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.49%) ES6
9 1 (1.49%) F#
9 1 (1.49%) Java 8
9 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.49%) Ruby
9 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (2.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) CA
1 2 (2.99%) Green Hat
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.99%) Parasoft
1 2 (2.99%) Sitecore