Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing TDD 277 238 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.28% 11.12% 7.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 12.66% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 242 207 196
Cheshire median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £55,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,996 1,880 2,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.59% 87.85% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,220 1,518 2,124
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 87 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Knutsford 0 54 £60,000 - 6
Chester -10 42 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Wilmslow +6 23 £42,500 - 2
Alderley Edge - 11 £37,500 - 2
Congleton - 8 £35,000 - 1
Crewe 0 5 £35,000 -4.11% 3
Macclesfield -1 4 £42,500 -4.49% 2
Runcorn -13 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Northwich - 1 £52,500 -
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 260 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (64.98%) C#
3 171 (61.73%) .NET
4 168 (60.65%) BDD
5 165 (59.57%) MVC
6 159 (57.40%) SQL Server
7 144 (51.99%) RESTful
8 137 (49.46%) ASP.NET
9 132 (47.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (45.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 120 (43.32%) Web Application Development
11 120 (43.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 114 (41.16%) Node.js
13 111 (40.07%) OO
14 109 (39.35%) Git (software)
15 108 (38.99%) AngularJS
16 103 (37.18%) Ruby
17 90 (32.49%) WCF
18 75 (27.08%) SQL Server 2014
19 74 (26.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 71 (25.63%) KnockoutJS
20 71 (25.63%) NoSQL
21 69 (24.91%) Java
22 68 (24.55%) Microsoft
23 65 (23.47%) JavaScript
24 64 (23.10%) Finance
25 60 (21.66%) Scrum
26 57 (20.58%) SQL
27 54 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
28 51 (18.41%) DevOps

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 33 (11.91%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.97%) Confluence
3 7 (2.53%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.72%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.72%) CICS
6 2 (0.72%) CMS
6 2 (0.72%) JBoss
6 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) BASE24
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.53%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.50%) Internet
2 12 (4.33%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (57.40%) SQL Server
2 75 (27.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 71 (25.63%) NoSQL
4 45 (16.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (11.91%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.61%) MySQL
7 9 (3.25%) DB2
7 9 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 109 (39.35%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.00%) TeamCity
3 28 (10.11%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.86%) Gradle
5 14 (5.05%) Bitbucket
6 12 (4.33%) JIRA
7 11 (3.97%) Selenium
7 11 (3.97%) Xcode
8 10 (3.61%) JUnit
8 10 (3.61%) NuGet
9 9 (3.25%) Jasmine
9 9 (3.25%) SonarQube
9 9 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (2.89%) Maven
11 7 (2.53%) Subversion
12 6 (2.17%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.17%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.44%) JMeter
14 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (23.10%) Finance
2 42 (15.16%) Banking
3 27 (9.75%) Games
4 19 (6.86%) Advertising
5 13 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.33%) Law
7 4 (1.44%) Retail
8 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) International Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 191 (68.95%) Developer
2 146 (52.71%) .NET Developer
3 39 (14.08%) .NET Software Developer
4 32 (11.55%) Messaging Developer
5 20 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 19 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 17 (6.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (6.14%) Software Developer
8 14 (5.05%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.69%) Architect
10 12 (4.33%) Senior DevOps
11 10 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.61%) Java Engineer
11 10 (3.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.61%) Team Leader
12 9 (3.25%) PHP Developer
13 8 (2.89%) Lead Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (61.73%) .NET
2 144 (51.99%) RESTful
3 137 (49.46%) ASP.NET
4 132 (47.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 125 (45.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 120 (43.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 114 (41.16%) Node.js
8 108 (38.99%) AngularJS
9 90 (32.49%) WCF
10 74 (26.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 71 (25.63%) KnockoutJS
12 42 (15.16%) HTML
12 42 (15.16%) SOAP
13 37 (13.36%) .NET Framework
13 37 (13.36%) Entity Framework
14 36 (13.00%) Web Services
15 32 (11.55%) MSMQ
15 32 (11.55%) RabbitMQ
15 32 (11.55%) WPF
16 29 (10.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (6.50%) User Experience
3 13 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.97%) Fintech
5 11 (3.97%) N-Tier
6 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.89%) RIA
8 6 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.81%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.81%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.08%) IVR
11 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.72%) PMI
13 1 (0.36%) Life Science
13 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.19%) Windows
2 29 (10.47%) Linux
3 21 (7.58%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.69%) Unix
5 12 (4.33%) Android
6 8 (2.89%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.81%) AIX
7 5 (1.81%) Windows Vista
7 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (93.86%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (60.65%) BDD
3 165 (59.57%) MVC
4 120 (43.32%) Web Application Development
5 111 (40.07%) OO
6 60 (21.66%) Scrum
7 54 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (18.41%) DevOps
9 43 (15.52%) Software Engineering
10 37 (13.36%) Kanban
11 34 (12.27%) Dependency Injection
12 32 (11.55%) Multithreading
13 31 (11.19%) Test Automation
14 30 (10.83%) SDLC
15 23 (8.30%) Unit Testing
16 22 (7.94%) Mentoring
17 21 (7.58%) Microservices
17 21 (7.58%) Secure Coding
18 20 (7.22%) Risk Management
19 18 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 180 (64.98%) C#
2 103 (37.18%) Ruby
3 69 (24.91%) Java
4 65 (23.47%) JavaScript
5 57 (20.58%) SQL
6 32 (11.55%) F#
7 18 (6.50%) PHP
7 18 (6.50%) T-SQL
8 17 (6.14%) C++
9 13 (4.69%) Objective-C
9 13 (4.69%) Python
10 11 (3.97%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.53%) C
11 7 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.08%) Go
13 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.72%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.72%) COBOL
14 2 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (2.89%) Degree
2 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.08%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) ISEB
5 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.61%) Docker
1 10 (3.61%) Hyper-V
1 10 (3.61%) VirtualBox
1 10 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (3.61%) Xen
2 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (11.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 32 (11.55%) Kibana
1 32 (11.55%) WSUS
2 16 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.97%) Puppet
4 10 (3.61%) Ansible
5 5 (1.81%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.50%) Oracle
3 16 (5.78%) Google
4 10 (3.61%) Facebook
4 10 (3.61%) VMware
5 6 (2.17%) Twitter
6 5 (1.81%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.08%) Adobe
7 3 (1.08%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.08%) Sun
8 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.72%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.72%) Zend
9 1 (0.36%) Apigee
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.36%) Xamarin