Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for TDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited TDD over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 24 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing TDD 200 278 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.40% 8.72% 10.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.99% 9.53% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 189 237 201
Cheshire median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% +11.76% +11.84%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £68,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

TDD 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 2,002 2,918 2,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.08% 91.50% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 2,172 1,635
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,300
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TDD in Cheshire.

Salary trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Warrington -4 54 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Wilmslow +10 46 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Chester +10 29 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Knutsford -10 19 £67,500 +22.73% 4
Nantwich - 2 - -
Runcorn 0 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Frodsham - 1 £35,000 -
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 175 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (51.50%) .NET
3 102 (51.00%) C#
4 93 (46.50%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (43.00%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (39.50%) SQL Server
7 72 (36.00%) Java
8 71 (35.50%) OO
9 70 (35.00%) Scrum
10 58 (29.00%) Software Engineering
11 57 (28.50%) Microsoft
12 53 (26.50%) SQL
13 51 (25.50%) Decision-Making
14 49 (24.50%) AngularJS
15 47 (23.50%) Visual Studio
16 46 (23.00%) RESTful
17 45 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (22.50%) Enterprise Software
18 44 (22.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 44 (22.00%) MVC
19 43 (21.50%) ASP.NET
20 42 (21.00%) .NET Framework
21 41 (20.50%) WCF
22 36 (18.00%) BDD
23 34 (17.00%) Web Services
24 33 (16.50%) Degree
24 33 (16.50%) DevOps
25 32 (16.00%) Finance
26 30 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
27 29 (14.50%) Computer Science

TDD
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 5 (2.50%) Jetty
1 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.00%) Confluence
3 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.50%) Hyperconnected
1 19 (9.50%) Internet
2 6 (3.00%) HTTP
3 2 (1.00%) ATM
4 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.50%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (39.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.50%) Big Data
5 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.00%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 47 (23.50%) Visual Studio
2 45 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.50%) Gradle
4 11 (5.50%) JIRA
5 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.50%) Maven
6 5 (2.50%) PHPUnit
7 4 (2.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.50%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.50%) Selenium
8 3 (1.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.00%) Grunt
9 2 (1.00%) gulp
9 2 (1.00%) JSHint
9 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.00%) Subversion
9 2 (1.00%) Xcode
General
1 32 (16.00%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Banking
3 10 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.50%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Advertising
5 2 (1.00%) Back Office
5 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.00%) Games
5 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 169 (84.50%) Developer
2 66 (33.00%) .NET Developer
3 59 (29.50%) Senior Developer
4 44 (22.00%) Java Developer
5 38 (19.00%) C# Developer
5 38 (19.00%) Software Developer
6 35 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 30 (15.00%) Agile Developer
8 29 (14.50%) Agile Java Developer
9 24 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 24 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
10 23 (11.50%) C# Software Developer
11 19 (9.50%) Internet Developer
11 19 (9.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (8.00%) Senior Agile Developer
12 16 (8.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 15 (7.50%) Lead Developer
14 14 (7.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 13 (6.50%) PHP Developer
16 12 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (51.50%) .NET
2 49 (24.50%) AngularJS
3 46 (23.00%) RESTful
4 44 (22.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 43 (21.50%) ASP.NET
6 42 (21.00%) .NET Framework
7 41 (20.50%) WCF
8 34 (17.00%) Web Services
9 30 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (12.00%) SOAP
11 22 (11.00%) Spring
12 21 (10.50%) HTML
13 20 (10.00%) CSS
13 20 (10.00%) WinForms
13 20 (10.00%) WPF
14 15 (7.50%) REST
15 13 (6.50%) Node.js
16 8 (4.00%) J2EE
17 7 (3.50%) Entity Framework
17 7 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.50%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.00%) PMI
3 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.00%) User Experience
5 4 (2.00%) Fintech
6 3 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.00%) EPoS
7 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.00%) Windows
2 6 (3.00%) Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Android
4 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (46.50%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (43.00%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (35.50%) OO
5 70 (35.00%) Scrum
6 58 (29.00%) Software Engineering
7 51 (25.50%) Decision-Making
8 44 (22.00%) MVC
9 36 (18.00%) BDD
10 33 (16.50%) DevOps
11 29 (14.50%) Computer Science
12 27 (13.50%) Test Automation
13 26 (13.00%) Kanban
13 26 (13.00%) SDLC
14 23 (11.50%) Dependency Injection
15 22 (11.00%) Continuous Deployment
16 21 (10.50%) Unit Testing
17 20 (10.00%) MVVM
18 19 (9.50%) CRM
19 16 (8.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 102 (51.00%) C#
2 72 (36.00%) Java
3 53 (26.50%) SQL
4 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.50%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.00%) PHP
7 12 (6.00%) C++
8 8 (4.00%) Ruby
9 3 (1.50%) Scala
10 2 (1.00%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) F#
11 1 (0.50%) Java 8
11 1 (0.50%) Java 9
11 1 (0.50%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (16.50%) Degree
2 12 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 9 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) GDPR
2 4 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Docker
1 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) Ansible
2 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (28.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.50%) Oracle
3 5 (2.50%) Google
4 3 (1.50%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.00%) Chordiant
5 2 (1.00%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe
6 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.50%) Software AG
6 1 (0.50%) Unisys
6 1 (0.50%) webMethods