Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 24 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing BDD 32 7 33
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 12.70% 4.22% 7.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.50% 4.67% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 31 8 33
Median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -30.00% +36.99%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

BDD 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 237 150 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 94.05% 90.36% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 193 133 340
Median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -11.76% +16.44%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,000 £26,225
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Chester

BDD
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in Chester.

Salary trend for BDD in Chester

BDD
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in Chester over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for BDD in Chester

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT jobs citing BDD 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 BDD.

1 32 (100.00%) SOAP
2 31 (96.88%) Test Automation
2 31 (96.88%) REST
3 30 (93.75%) Scrum
4 29 (90.63%) Selenium
4 29 (90.63%) Java
4 29 (90.63%) Microservices
4 29 (90.63%) WebDriver
4 29 (90.63%) Cucumber
4 29 (90.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (87.50%) GitHub
5 28 (87.50%) Bitbucket
5 28 (87.50%) C#
5 28 (87.50%) .NET
5 28 (87.50%) Maven
5 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (78.13%) NUnit
6 25 (78.13%) JUnit
6 25 (78.13%) Jenkins
6 25 (78.13%) Docker
6 25 (78.13%) TestNG
6 25 (78.13%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (78.13%) Hudson
7 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (34.38%) SQL
9 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 10 (31.25%) VBScript
9 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
9 10 (31.25%) Appium
10 5 (15.63%) QA Automation

BDD
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:

Cloud Services
1 28 (87.50%) GitHub
2 2 (6.25%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (90.63%) Cucumber
1 29 (90.63%) Selenium
1 29 (90.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 29 (90.63%) WebDriver
2 28 (87.50%) Bitbucket
2 28 (87.50%) Maven
3 25 (78.13%) Hudson
3 25 (78.13%) Jenkins
3 25 (78.13%) JUnit
3 25 (78.13%) NUnit
3 25 (78.13%) TestNG
4 10 (31.25%) Appium
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Junior
4 5 (15.63%) Junior Automation Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Junior Tester
4 5 (15.63%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) SOAP
2 31 (96.88%) REST
3 28 (87.50%) .NET
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Core
5 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
6 2 (6.25%) React
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.13%) RESTful
7 1 (3.13%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Test Automation
2 30 (93.75%) Scrum
3 29 (90.63%) Microservices
4 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (78.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) QA Automation
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.25%) Commercial Awareness
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Biometrics
9 1 (3.13%) Data Management
9 1 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) Java
2 28 (87.50%) C#
3 11 (34.38%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 10 (31.25%) VBScript
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft