Period
to 21 February 2020

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

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 -9
Permanent jobs citing TDD 99 187 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.13% 8.89% 8.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 9.53% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 86 180 244
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,125 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 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

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 February 2020.

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 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 -21 16 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Warrington -28 11 £54,500 -0.91% 1
Wilmslow -12 9 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Crewe -7 6 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Knutsford +14 3 £85,000 +67.49% 4
Northwich - 3 £47,000 - 2
Alderley Edge - 3 £52,500 - 1
Daresbury - 2 £33,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £65,000 -
Sandbach +1 1 £47,500 -13.64%
Macclesfield - 1 £42,500 - 1
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 61 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (46.46%) DevOps
4 45 (45.45%) Java
4 45 (45.45%) .NET
5 38 (38.38%) C#
6 35 (35.35%) JavaScript
7 34 (34.34%) SQL
8 30 (30.30%) OO
8 30 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 27 (27.27%) MVC
10 25 (25.25%) Scrum
11 24 (24.24%) HTML
11 24 (24.24%) BDD
12 22 (22.22%) REST
12 22 (22.22%) Web Services
13 18 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (18.18%) SOLID
13 18 (18.18%) Decision-Making
14 16 (16.16%) Docker
14 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
14 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.15%) CSS
15 15 (15.15%) Coaching
15 15 (15.15%) .NET Core
16 14 (14.14%) Microservices
16 14 (14.14%) React
16 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
17 13 (13.13%) RESTful

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 6 (6.06%) CMS
2 4 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.03%) WordPress
4 2 (2.02%) nginx
4 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.02%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) AWS
1 13 (13.13%) Azure
2 6 (6.06%) Serverless
3 5 (5.05%) GitHub
4 4 (4.04%) GCP
5 3 (3.03%) Asana
5 3 (3.03%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Kong
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.01%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.01%) npm
7 1 (1.01%) NuGet
7 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.01%) Hyperconnected
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) SSH
2 1 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) MySQL
3 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.02%) Neo4j
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.01%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 27 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.09%) JIRA
4 8 (8.08%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.07%) Hudson
5 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (5.05%) Bitbucket
6 5 (5.05%) GitLab
7 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.04%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.03%) Appium
8 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.03%) Gradle
8 3 (3.03%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.03%) Maven
8 3 (3.03%) Selenium
9 2 (2.02%) Calabash
9 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.02%) PHPUnit
9 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Marketing
2 4 (4.04%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (81.82%) Developer
2 24 (24.24%) Java Developer
3 21 (21.21%) Senior Developer
4 18 (18.18%) Agile Developer
4 18 (18.18%) Agile Java Developer
5 16 (16.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (15.15%) .NET Developer
7 14 (14.14%) Senior Agile Developer
7 14 (14.14%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 13 (13.13%) Graduate
8 13 (13.13%) Graduate Developer
9 11 (11.11%) Software Developer
10 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
11 8 (8.08%) QA Engineer
12 7 (7.07%) PHP Developer
13 5 (5.05%) Software QA Engineer
14 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 3 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 3 (3.03%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
15 3 (3.03%) Principal Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.45%) .NET
2 24 (24.24%) HTML
3 22 (22.22%) REST
3 22 (22.22%) Web Services
4 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
5 15 (15.15%) .NET Core
5 15 (15.15%) CSS
6 14 (14.14%) React
7 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET
7 13 (13.13%) Node.js
7 13 (13.13%) RESTful
7 13 (13.13%) SOAP
8 11 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (9.09%) XML
10 8 (8.08%) .NET Framework
10 8 (8.08%) Laravel
11 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (7.07%) Gherkin
11 7 (7.07%) Redux
12 6 (6.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.05%) PMI
3 5 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.02%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.02%) Life Science
4 2 (2.02%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) W3C
5 1 (1.01%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Android
2 3 (3.03%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (46.46%) DevOps
4 30 (30.30%) OO
5 27 (27.27%) MVC
6 25 (25.25%) Scrum
7 24 (24.24%) BDD
8 18 (18.18%) Decision-Making
8 18 (18.18%) SOLID
8 18 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (15.15%) Coaching
10 14 (14.14%) Microservices
10 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
11 13 (13.13%) Mentoring
12 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.09%) OOP
13 9 (9.09%) SDLC
14 8 (8.08%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (8.08%) Kanban
14 8 (8.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) Java
2 38 (38.38%) C#
3 35 (35.35%) JavaScript
4 34 (34.34%) SQL
5 13 (13.13%) PHP
6 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
7 7 (7.07%) Python
8 6 (6.06%) C
8 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.03%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.02%) ES6
12 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.01%) ES7
12 1 (1.01%) F#
12 1 (1.01%) Go
12 1 (1.01%) Java 8
12 1 (1.01%) Ruby
12 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.01%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle
3 3 (3.03%) Google
3 3 (3.03%) Marketo
3 3 (3.03%) Pardot
3 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.02%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.01%) Apple