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

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing TDD 221 291 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.01% 10.36% 9.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 11.52% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 202 227 189
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,550 £32,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £54,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +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 2,577 2,527 1,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.37% 89.96% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,891 1,643
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 September 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 September 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 -10 54 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Knutsford -9 53 £67,500 +42.11% 1
Wilmslow +6 34 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Chester -5 28 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Crewe -6 5 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Macclesfield +9 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Alderley Edge +11 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Nantwich - 2 - -
Ellesmere Port -2 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Congleton - 1 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £40,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £40,000 -
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 209 (94.57%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (53.85%) Scrum
3 119 (53.85%) .NET
4 117 (52.94%) C#
5 88 (39.82%) SQL Server
6 78 (35.29%) Software Engineering
7 77 (34.84%) AngularJS
7 77 (34.84%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (34.39%) OO
9 74 (33.48%) DevOps
10 72 (32.58%) Java
11 70 (31.67%) MVC
12 63 (28.51%) ASP.NET
13 61 (27.60%) WCF
14 58 (26.24%) BDD
15 54 (24.43%) SQL
16 53 (23.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (22.17%) Kanban
17 49 (22.17%) Git (software)
18 48 (21.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 48 (21.72%) Microsoft
19 45 (20.36%) Decision-Making
20 44 (19.91%) JavaScript
20 44 (19.91%) RESTful
21 42 (19.00%) Unit Testing
22 41 (18.55%) Enterprise Software
23 37 (16.74%) Degree
24 36 (16.29%) .NET Framework
24 36 (16.29%) Finance

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 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.81%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.36%) Apache
4 3 (1.36%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.36%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Blender
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.14%) SaaS
3 16 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.62%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.90%) GitHub
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.31%) Internet
2 22 (9.95%) Hyperconnected
3 4 (1.81%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) PPP
4 1 (0.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (39.82%) SQL Server
2 31 (14.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 16 (7.24%) Big Data
5 12 (5.43%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.52%) MySQL
7 7 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.81%) HBase
8 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.36%) DB2
10 2 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.90%) Flink
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.45%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 49 (22.17%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 33 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 33 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.43%) Gradle
4 12 (5.43%) JIRA
5 8 (3.62%) Selenium
6 6 (2.71%) JUnit
6 6 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.26%) IntelliJ
7 5 (2.26%) Maven
7 5 (2.26%) SonarQube
7 5 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.81%) Ant
8 4 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.81%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.81%) CA Release Automation
8 4 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.81%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.36%) Jasmine
General
1 36 (16.29%) Finance
2 30 (13.57%) Banking
3 19 (8.60%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.43%) Law
5 6 (2.71%) Retail
6 3 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Games
7 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 130 (58.82%) Developer
2 71 (32.13%) .NET Developer
3 39 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 37 (16.74%) C# Developer
4 37 (16.74%) Software Developer
5 33 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (14.93%) Software Engineer
6 28 (12.67%) C# Software Developer
7 26 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 22 (9.95%) Internet Developer
8 22 (9.95%) Java Developer
9 20 (9.05%) Senior Software Developer
10 18 (8.14%) .NET Software Engineer
10 18 (8.14%) Agile Developer
11 17 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior .NET Developer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior .NET Software Developer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (53.85%) .NET
2 77 (34.84%) AngularJS
3 63 (28.51%) ASP.NET
4 61 (27.60%) WCF
5 53 (23.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 48 (21.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 44 (19.91%) RESTful
8 36 (16.29%) .NET Framework
9 33 (14.93%) HTML
10 30 (13.57%) Web Services
11 29 (13.12%) CSS
12 26 (11.76%) WPF
13 23 (10.41%) WinForms
14 22 (9.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (7.69%) SOAP
16 16 (7.24%) Java EE
17 15 (6.79%) Spring
18 14 (6.33%) REST
19 13 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 13 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.55%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (15.84%) Computer Science
3 26 (11.76%) N-Tier
4 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.17%) User Experience
6 5 (2.26%) Fintech
7 4 (1.81%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.81%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.36%) PMI
9 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.90%) EPoS
9 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.45%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.45%) PKI
10 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.22%) Windows
2 20 (9.05%) Linux
3 5 (2.26%) Android
3 5 (2.26%) Unix
4 1 (0.45%) CentOS
4 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (94.57%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (53.85%) Scrum
4 78 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 77 (34.84%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (34.39%) OO
7 74 (33.48%) DevOps
8 70 (31.67%) MVC
9 58 (26.24%) BDD
10 49 (22.17%) Kanban
11 45 (20.36%) Decision-Making
12 42 (19.00%) Unit Testing
13 35 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (15.38%) OOP
15 29 (13.12%) Dependency Injection
16 27 (12.22%) Microservices
17 26 (11.76%) SOLID
18 23 (10.41%) MVVM
19 21 (9.50%) Test Automation
20 17 (7.69%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 117 (52.94%) C#
2 72 (32.58%) Java
3 54 (24.43%) SQL
4 44 (19.91%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.60%) PHP
5 19 (8.60%) Python
6 14 (6.33%) C++
7 13 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.52%) Scala
9 8 (3.62%) Java 8
10 7 (3.17%) Ruby
11 5 (2.26%) R
12 4 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.36%) C
13 3 (1.36%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.45%) ES6
14 1 (0.45%) F#
14 1 (0.45%) Perl
14 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (16.74%) Degree
2 15 (6.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.52%) QA
2 4 (1.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) Docker
2 4 (1.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (8.60%) Ansible
2 6 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.90%) Nagios
4 2 (0.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (21.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.79%) Cloudera
3 13 (5.88%) Oracle
4 9 (4.07%) Google
5 7 (3.17%) Splunk
6 3 (1.36%) Talend
6 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.90%) Chordiant
7 2 (0.90%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.90%) Facebook
7 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Unisys