Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 19 27
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +2
Permanent jobs citing TDD 261 268 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.36% 10.82% 7.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.07% 12.18% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 238 224 156
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2,877 2,200 2,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.18% 88.78% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,124 1,676 1,731
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,625 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 67 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Knutsford -11 61 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Wilmslow +1 31 £42,500 -
Chester +1 30 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Crewe -10 10 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Alderley Edge - 10 £37,500 -
Macclesfield -3 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Congleton - 7 £35,000 -
Runcorn +7 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Ellesmere Port +3 1 £45,000 -
Northwich - 1 £52,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £40,000 -
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 237 (90.80%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (58.24%) C#
3 147 (56.32%) .NET
3 147 (56.32%) MVC
4 125 (47.89%) SQL Server
5 119 (45.59%) ASP.NET
6 111 (42.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 111 (42.53%) BDD
7 101 (38.70%) Scrum
8 100 (38.31%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (37.16%) Git (software)
10 94 (36.02%) WCF
11 93 (35.63%) AngularJS
12 90 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 86 (32.95%) RESTful
14 79 (30.27%) JavaScript
14 79 (30.27%) OO
15 77 (29.50%) Software Engineering
16 74 (28.35%) Java
17 72 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 69 (26.44%) DevOps
18 69 (26.44%) Web Application Development
19 64 (24.52%) Node.js
20 58 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
20 58 (22.22%) Microsoft
21 56 (21.46%) Ruby
22 52 (19.92%) Kanban
23 49 (18.77%) HTML
23 49 (18.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 48 (18.39%) NoSQL

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 17 (6.51%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.36%) NServiceBus
3 9 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.53%) Confluence
5 3 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.77%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.77%) Apache
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) BASE24
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.98%) NuGet
4 12 (4.60%) SaaS
5 7 (2.68%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.77%) GitHub
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.38%) npm
8 1 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.66%) Internet
2 11 (4.21%) Hyperconnected
3 4 (1.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (47.89%) SQL Server
2 58 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 48 (18.39%) NoSQL
4 20 (7.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (6.90%) MySQL
6 16 (6.13%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.98%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.07%) Big Data
9 5 (1.92%) HBase
9 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.38%) Flink
11 1 (0.38%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 97 (37.16%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.18%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.51%) Selenium
4 15 (5.75%) Maven
4 15 (5.75%) Visual Studio
5 14 (5.36%) Gradle
5 14 (5.36%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.98%) JIRA
6 13 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (4.21%) JUnit
8 10 (3.83%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (3.45%) SonarQube
10 8 (3.07%) Ant
11 7 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.30%) CA Release Automation
12 6 (2.30%) FxCop
12 6 (2.30%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.30%) StyleCop
General
1 47 (18.01%) Finance
2 34 (13.03%) Banking
3 20 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 19 (7.28%) Games
5 12 (4.60%) Advertising
6 8 (3.07%) Retail
7 7 (2.68%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (51.72%) Developer
2 96 (36.78%) .NET Developer
3 44 (16.86%) Software Engineer
4 22 (8.43%) .NET Software Developer
5 18 (6.90%) Java Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.13%) C# Software Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) Senior DevOps
7 16 (6.13%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.75%) Team Leader
9 14 (5.36%) Architect
9 14 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.36%) PHP Developer
10 13 (4.98%) .NET Software Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Java Software Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Lead DevOps
10 13 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (56.32%) .NET
2 119 (45.59%) ASP.NET
3 111 (42.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 94 (36.02%) WCF
5 93 (35.63%) AngularJS
6 90 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 86 (32.95%) RESTful
8 72 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 64 (24.52%) Node.js
10 49 (18.77%) HTML
10 49 (18.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 38 (14.56%) CSS
12 36 (13.79%) .NET Framework
13 32 (12.26%) KnockoutJS
14 31 (11.88%) Web Services
15 30 (11.49%) Entity Framework
16 26 (9.96%) Spring
17 24 (9.20%) jQuery
17 24 (9.20%) React
17 24 (9.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.28%) N-Tier
3 16 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (5.75%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.60%) User Experience
6 11 (4.21%) Fintech
7 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.07%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.15%) IVR
12 3 (1.15%) PMI
13 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.77%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
14 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.41%) Linux
2 34 (13.03%) Windows
3 9 (3.45%) Unix
4 6 (2.30%) Android
5 4 (1.53%) AIX
5 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (90.80%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (56.32%) MVC
3 111 (42.53%) BDD
4 101 (38.70%) Scrum
5 100 (38.31%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (30.27%) OO
7 77 (29.50%) Software Engineering
8 69 (26.44%) DevOps
8 69 (26.44%) Web Application Development
9 52 (19.92%) Kanban
10 36 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (12.64%) Microservices
12 33 (12.64%) Unit Testing
13 32 (12.26%) Dependency Injection
14 29 (11.11%) OOP
15 26 (9.96%) Test Automation
16 24 (9.20%) Mentoring
17 23 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (8.05%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 152 (58.24%) C#
2 79 (30.27%) JavaScript
3 74 (28.35%) Java
4 56 (21.46%) Ruby
5 46 (17.62%) SQL
6 29 (11.11%) Python
7 28 (10.73%) PHP
8 11 (4.21%) C++
9 10 (3.83%) F#
9 10 (3.83%) Java 8
9 10 (3.83%) R
10 9 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.68%) Scala
12 6 (2.30%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.53%) C
15 2 (0.77%) ES6
15 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 17 (6.51%) Degree
2 13 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.96%) QA
System Software
1 14 (5.36%) Docker
2 13 (4.98%) Hyper-V
2 13 (4.98%) VirtualBox
2 13 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.98%) Xen
3 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (9.96%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (9.20%) Ansible
3 14 (5.36%) Puppet
4 10 (3.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 10 (3.83%) Kibana
4 10 (3.83%) WSUS
5 5 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.92%) Terraform
6 2 (0.77%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 58 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.36%) Google
2 14 (5.36%) Oracle
3 13 (4.98%) VMware
4 12 (4.60%) Cloudera
5 9 (3.45%) Facebook
6 7 (2.68%) Splunk
7 4 (1.53%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.53%) Twitter
8 3 (1.15%) Adobe
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.77%) Sun
9 2 (0.77%) Talend
10 1 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.38%) Zend