Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 82 96
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14 -47
Permanent jobs citing BDD 15 56 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.65% 2.82% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 3.07% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 46 85
Median annual salary £42,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.58% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,250 £61,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +14.44% +5.88%

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 853 1,823 2,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.05% 91.79% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 633 1,377 2,061
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,850 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +15 13 £40,250 +0.63%
Warrington +1 1 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Northwich -2 1 - -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) SOAP
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
2 11 (73.33%) REST
2 11 (73.33%) Microservices
3 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Java
3 10 (66.67%) Maven
4 9 (60.00%) Selenium
4 9 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (60.00%) C#
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) GitHub
4 9 (60.00%) Bitbucket
5 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (46.67%) Hudson
6 7 (46.67%) Docker
6 7 (46.67%) JUnit
6 7 (46.67%) TestNG
6 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) NUnit
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (26.67%) Serverless
8 4 (26.67%) AWS
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder 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 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) GitHub
2 4 (26.67%) AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Serverless
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (13.33%) AWS Step Functions
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 10 (66.67%) Maven
2 9 (60.00%) Bitbucket
2 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (46.67%) Hudson
4 7 (46.67%) JUnit
4 7 (46.67%) NUnit
4 7 (46.67%) TestNG
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (6.67%) Appium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Junior
3 3 (20.00%) Junior Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Junior Tester
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Head of IT Development
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) REST
1 11 (73.33%) SOAP
2 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) Node.js
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
5 2 (13.33%) React
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.67%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) JDBC
6 1 (6.67%) JMS
6 1 (6.67%) JPA
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Thymeleaf
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Microservices
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Architectural Design
7 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (6.67%) Project Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Task Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Go
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Java 8
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle