Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 37 33
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 -15
Permanent jobs citing TDD 26 132 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.87% 6.65% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 7.24% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22 115 247
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +7.95%

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 853 1,823 2,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.05% 91.79% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 633 1,377 2,061
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,850 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +5 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Knutsford +8 5 £90,000 +80.00% 6
Warrington -19 3 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Crewe +25 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northwich -2 1 - -
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) .NET
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) Java
5 11 (42.31%) C#
6 10 (38.46%) Web Services
6 10 (38.46%) REST
6 10 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (38.46%) DevOps
7 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
8 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
8 8 (30.77%) .NET Core
9 7 (26.92%) AWS
9 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
9 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) OO
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 6 (23.08%) Serverless
11 5 (19.23%) Docker
11 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
11 5 (19.23%) Azure
11 5 (19.23%) SOAP
12 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (15.38%) PhD
12 4 (15.38%) RESTful
12 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making

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 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 6 (23.08%) Serverless
3 5 (19.23%) Azure
4 2 (7.69%) GCP
4 2 (7.69%) NuGet
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Functions
5 1 (3.85%) GitHub
5 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
3 3 (11.54%) IntelliJ
3 3 (11.54%) Mockito
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.85%) Gradle
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Graduate
7 3 (11.54%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Chief Technology Officer
9 1 (3.85%) Head of Development
9 1 (3.85%) Head of IT
9 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) REST
2 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 8 (30.77%) .NET Core
4 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
5 5 (19.23%) SOAP
6 4 (15.38%) RESTful
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
7 3 (11.54%) React
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.69%) HTML
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
9 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
9 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
9 1 (3.85%) Node.js
9 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (3.85%) Spring
9 1 (3.85%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Blog
2 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) Coaching
6 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making
6 4 (15.38%) Microservices
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) SOLID
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Java 8
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle