Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 107 63 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 39.78% 34.81% 43.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 42.80% 37.28% 46.86%
Number of salaries quoted 94 88 172
Chester median annual salary £42,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.50% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%

Agile Software Development 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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 250 169 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 92.94% 93.37% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 207 153 343
Chester median annual salary £40,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +12.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Chester

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Chester.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in Chester

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Chester over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 Chester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 83 (77.57%) C#
2 61 (57.01%) .NET
3 57 (53.27%) Test Automation
4 56 (52.34%) Scrum
5 53 (49.53%) Java
6 52 (48.60%) SQL
6 52 (48.60%) SOAP
6 52 (48.60%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
7 51 (47.66%) Jenkins
8 50 (46.73%) REST
9 49 (45.79%) Hudson
10 45 (42.06%) BDD
11 41 (38.32%) Selenium
12 40 (37.38%) WebDriver
13 38 (35.51%) Maven
13 38 (35.51%) JUnit
14 35 (32.71%) Microservices
15 32 (29.91%) Docker
15 32 (29.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (28.97%) TestNG
16 31 (28.97%) NUnit
16 31 (28.97%) HTML
16 31 (28.97%) Cucumber
16 31 (28.97%) GitHub
16 31 (28.97%) Bitbucket
17 29 (27.10%) Shell Script
18 26 (24.30%) DevOps
19 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
19 25 (23.36%) QA

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.97%) GitHub
2 23 (21.50%) Azure
3 15 (14.02%) AWS
4 3 (2.80%) Kong
5 2 (1.87%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.93%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) DNS
1 1 (0.93%) Firewall
1 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.87%) Power BI
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (47.66%) Jenkins
2 49 (45.79%) Hudson
3 41 (38.32%) Selenium
4 40 (37.38%) WebDriver
5 38 (35.51%) JUnit
5 38 (35.51%) Maven
6 32 (29.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (28.97%) Bitbucket
7 31 (28.97%) Cucumber
7 31 (28.97%) NUnit
7 31 (28.97%) TestNG
8 19 (17.76%) SpecFlow
9 16 (14.95%) Appium
10 15 (14.02%) JIRA
11 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (8.41%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
14 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.87%) IntelliJ
14 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.61%) Housing Association
1 6 (5.61%) Retail
2 4 (3.74%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.10%) Automation Engineer
2 27 (25.23%) Developer
3 24 (22.43%) QA Engineer
4 15 (14.02%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Software QA Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Tester
7 6 (5.61%) .NET Development Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Agile Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Agile Development Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Development Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Digital Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Junior
7 6 (5.61%) Lead .NET Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Lead Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Agile Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior QA Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (57.01%) .NET
2 52 (48.60%) SOAP
3 50 (46.73%) REST
4 31 (28.97%) HTML
5 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (17.76%) XML
6 17 (15.89%) RESTful
7 16 (14.95%) Web Services
8 14 (13.08%) CSS
9 11 (10.28%) Gherkin
10 8 (7.48%) .NET Core
11 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.67%) Node.js
13 4 (3.74%) jQuery
13 4 (3.74%) Redux
14 3 (2.80%) Dropwizard
14 3 (2.80%) React
14 3 (2.80%) Spring
14 3 (2.80%) Spring Boot
15 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) PMI
2 10 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) FMCG
3 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) VMS
2 3 (2.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.27%) Test Automation
2 56 (52.34%) Scrum
3 52 (48.60%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (42.06%) BDD
5 35 (32.71%) Microservices
6 26 (24.30%) DevOps
7 16 (14.95%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (13.08%) Mentoring
8 14 (13.08%) TDD
9 12 (11.21%) API Integration
9 12 (11.21%) Defect Management
9 12 (11.21%) Process Improvement
9 12 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (10.28%) SDLC
10 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.35%) MVC
11 10 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (8.41%) Project Delivery
13 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
14 7 (6.54%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (77.57%) C#
2 53 (49.53%) Java
3 52 (48.60%) SQL
4 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
5 29 (27.10%) Shell Script
6 16 (14.95%) VBScript
7 12 (11.21%) PHP
7 12 (11.21%) Python
8 7 (6.54%) Groovy
9 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) MCSD
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.28%) PMI Certification
3 6 (5.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.36%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) PMO
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (29.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.21%) Sitecore
3 6 (5.61%) Civica
4 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com