Period
to 20 February 2020

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

Scrum
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 59 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 21.93% 6.08% 8.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.60% 6.51% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 58 12 35
Chester median annual salary £42,250 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.50% +17.65% +25.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £35,400 £35,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +20.00%

Scrum 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%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Salary Histogram in Chester

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

Salary histogram for Scrum in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 56 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (89.83%) C#
3 52 (88.14%) Java
4 51 (86.44%) SOAP
4 51 (86.44%) Test Automation
4 51 (86.44%) REST
5 49 (83.05%) Hudson
5 49 (83.05%) Jenkins
5 49 (83.05%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (77.97%) BDD
7 40 (67.80%) WebDriver
7 40 (67.80%) Selenium
7 40 (67.80%) Maven
8 38 (64.41%) JUnit
9 37 (62.71%) JavaScript
10 36 (61.02%) Microservices
11 35 (59.32%) SQL
11 35 (59.32%) .NET
12 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (55.93%) GitHub
12 33 (55.93%) Bitbucket
13 32 (54.24%) Cucumber
14 31 (52.54%) Docker
14 31 (52.54%) TestNG
14 31 (52.54%) NUnit
15 29 (49.15%) Shell Script
16 22 (37.29%) QA
17 18 (30.51%) HTML
17 18 (30.51%) XML
17 18 (30.51%) SpecFlow

Scrum
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 33 (55.93%) GitHub
2 3 (5.08%) Kong
3 2 (3.39%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.69%) AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Azure
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.39%) Power BI
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (83.05%) Hudson
1 49 (83.05%) Jenkins
2 40 (67.80%) Maven
2 40 (67.80%) Selenium
2 40 (67.80%) WebDriver
3 38 (64.41%) JUnit
4 33 (55.93%) Bitbucket
4 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (54.24%) Cucumber
6 31 (52.54%) NUnit
6 31 (52.54%) TestNG
7 18 (30.51%) SpecFlow
8 15 (25.42%) Appium
9 13 (22.03%) JIRA
10 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (11.86%) SoapUI
12 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Automation Engineer
2 22 (37.29%) QA Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Software QA Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Junior
4 6 (10.17%) Senior QA Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Junior Automation Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Junior Tester
7 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Junior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) NoSQL Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (86.44%) REST
1 51 (86.44%) SOAP
2 35 (59.32%) .NET
3 18 (30.51%) HTML
3 18 (30.51%) XML
4 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (22.03%) Web Services
6 11 (18.64%) Gherkin
7 4 (6.78%) .NET Core
8 3 (5.08%) jQuery
8 3 (5.08%) Node.js
8 3 (5.08%) React
8 3 (5.08%) Redux
9 2 (3.39%) MDX
10 1 (1.69%) Dropwizard
10 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.69%) Spring
10 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) PMI
2 5 (8.47%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (94.92%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (86.44%) Test Automation
3 49 (83.05%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (77.97%) BDD
5 36 (61.02%) Microservices
6 12 (20.34%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
7 11 (18.64%) TDD
8 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.86%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Line Management
9 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Stress Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Commercial Awareness
11 5 (8.47%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (8.47%) SDLC
12 4 (6.78%) QA Automation
12 4 (6.78%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 53 (89.83%) C#
2 52 (88.14%) Java
3 37 (62.71%) JavaScript
4 35 (59.32%) SQL
5 29 (49.15%) Shell Script
6 16 (27.12%) VBScript
7 7 (11.86%) Groovy
8 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.29%) QA
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft