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

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 -9
Permanent jobs citing TDD 83 148 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.37% 7.02% 9.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 7.59% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 73 148 299
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £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 1,404 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%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing TDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 1 April 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 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
Warrington -27 12 £55,000 - 3
Wilmslow -10 9 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Chester -23 9 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Crewe +2 4 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Knutsford +14 3 £70,000 +18.14% 4
Alderley Edge -1 3 £52,500 +16.67%
Ellesmere Port - 2 £65,000 -
Northwich - 2 £41,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £42,500 - 1
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 49 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (55.42%) .NET
3 40 (48.19%) DevOps
4 36 (43.37%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (39.76%) Java
6 30 (36.14%) C#
7 29 (34.94%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (28.92%) SQL
9 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
9 22 (26.51%) OO
10 21 (25.30%) MVC
11 20 (24.10%) Scrum
11 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
11 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
12 19 (22.89%) Web Services
12 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
13 17 (20.48%) .NET Core
13 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
14 16 (19.28%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (19.28%) Decision-Making
15 15 (18.07%) BDD
15 15 (18.07%) Docker
16 14 (16.87%) Coaching
16 14 (16.87%) React
16 14 (16.87%) SOLID
16 14 (16.87%) REST
16 14 (16.87%) Azure
16 14 (16.87%) AWS
16 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET
17 12 (14.46%) Microservices

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 3 (3.61%) CMS
1 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.41%) nginx
2 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.41%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) AWS
1 14 (16.87%) Azure
2 8 (9.64%) Serverless
3 4 (4.82%) GCP
4 3 (3.61%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.20%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.20%) npm
6 1 (1.20%) NuGet
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.20%) Hyperconnected
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) SSH
2 1 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.20%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Gradle
3 3 (3.61%) IntelliJ
3 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.61%) Maven
3 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.41%) Appium
4 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.41%) Calabash
4 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.41%) GitLab
4 2 (2.41%) JIRA
4 2 (2.41%) Mockito
4 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.41%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
1 4 (4.82%) Retail
2 3 (3.61%) Games
3 2 (2.41%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (87.95%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Senior Developer
3 20 (24.10%) Java Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Agile Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Agile Java Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (16.87%) .NET Developer
5 14 (16.87%) Senior Agile Developer
5 14 (16.87%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 12 (14.46%) Graduate
6 12 (14.46%) Graduate Developer
7 11 (13.25%) C# Developer
8 10 (12.05%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.82%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Developer
10 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.61%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (55.42%) .NET
2 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
2 19 (22.89%) Web Services
3 17 (20.48%) .NET Core
4 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET
4 14 (16.87%) React
4 14 (16.87%) REST
5 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (13.25%) CSS
6 11 (13.25%) RESTful
7 10 (12.05%) HTML
7 10 (12.05%) Node.js
8 9 (10.84%) SOAP
9 8 (9.64%) .NET Framework
10 7 (8.43%) WCF
11 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (7.23%) Entity Framework
12 5 (6.02%) Jest
13 4 (4.82%) Ember.js
13 4 (4.82%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (12.05%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.41%) Life Science
4 2 (2.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) W3C
5 1 (1.20%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.19%) DevOps
3 36 (43.37%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (26.51%) OO
5 21 (25.30%) MVC
6 20 (24.10%) Scrum
7 16 (19.28%) Decision-Making
7 16 (19.28%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (18.07%) BDD
9 14 (16.87%) Coaching
9 14 (16.87%) SOLID
10 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
10 12 (14.46%) Microservices
11 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
12 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (9.64%) Kanban
13 7 (8.43%) Unit Testing
14 6 (7.23%) Domain-Driven Design
14 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
15 5 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) Java
2 30 (36.14%) C#
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.64%) PHP
7 7 (8.43%) Python
8 6 (7.23%) C
9 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (1.20%) Dart
11 1 (1.20%) ES6
11 1 (1.20%) ES7
11 1 (1.20%) F#
11 1 (1.20%) Go
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
11 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GDPR
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) Google
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.20%) Apple