Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 46 37
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 +22
Permanent jobs citing BDD 27 4 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.54% 1.43% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.60% 1.62% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 33
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £42,750 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £44,250 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 314 247 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 87.71% 88.53% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 273 211 318
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £23,675
90th Percentile £59,850 £57,500 £65,000
Cheshire median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Chester

BDD
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for BDD in Chester

BDD
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Chester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 24 (88.89%) TDD
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 18 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 15 (55.56%) RESTful
4 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 14 (51.85%) Java
5 14 (51.85%) MVC
6 13 (48.15%) C#
6 13 (48.15%) SQL
6 13 (48.15%) .NET
7 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
7 11 (40.74%) HTML
8 10 (37.04%) Spring
9 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
9 9 (33.33%) SOAP
9 9 (33.33%) Node.js
10 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (29.63%) Oracle
10 8 (29.63%) JUnit
11 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
11 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (25.93%) Ruby
11 7 (25.93%) WCF
11 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
11 7 (25.93%) Games
11 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
11 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
11 7 (25.93%) NoSQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
1 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) JUnit
3 4 (14.81%) Gradle
3 4 (14.81%) Maven
4 3 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) Selenium
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) JMeter
6 1 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) .NET Developer
3 11 (40.74%) Java Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Java Software Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Software Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 15 (55.56%) RESTful
3 13 (48.15%) .NET
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 10 (37.04%) Spring
6 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 9 (33.33%) Node.js
6 9 (33.33%) SOAP
7 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (25.93%) Code First Entity Framework
7 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
7 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (25.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (25.93%) WCF
8 6 (22.22%) iBATIS
8 6 (22.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) TDD
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (51.85%) MVC
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
6 6 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (22.22%) Secure Coding
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) DevOps
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.41%) OO
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) C#
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Ruby
5 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Apigee