Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 20 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing TDD 1,123 1,301 1,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.39% 9.89% 8.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.32% 10.85% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 935 1,109 973
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,880 11,991 10,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.14% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8,757 9,559 9,033
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in the North West

TDD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TDD in the North West.

Salary trend for TDD in the North West

TDD
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in the North West over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for TDD in the North West

TDD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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
Manchester +4 826 £50,000 +11.11% 123
Cheshire -10 222 £52,500 +23.53% 31
Merseyside -27 38 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Lancashire -22 33 £37,500 +7.14% 14
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 959 (85.40%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (46.75%) .NET
3 524 (46.66%) C#
4 508 (45.24%) BDD
5 479 (42.65%) Continuous Integration
6 430 (38.29%) Scrum
7 404 (35.98%) Java
8 403 (35.89%) MVC
9 388 (34.55%) JavaScript
10 386 (34.37%) SQL Server
11 317 (28.23%) AngularJS
12 316 (28.14%) Software Engineering
13 303 (26.98%) ASP.NET
14 299 (26.63%) RESTful
15 251 (22.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 235 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 234 (20.84%) Kanban
18 231 (20.57%) SQL Server 2016
19 223 (19.86%) HTML
20 221 (19.68%) DevOps
21 220 (19.59%) OO
22 214 (19.06%) Git (software)
23 195 (17.36%) CSS
24 189 (16.83%) Test Automation
25 186 (16.56%) SQL
26 183 (16.30%) Web Application Development
26 183 (16.30%) Node.js
27 179 (15.94%) WCF
28 167 (14.87%) React
29 166 (14.78%) Dependency Injection

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 29 (2.58%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (1.78%) Apache
5 15 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.25%) CMS
7 13 (1.16%) Confluence
8 9 (0.80%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.71%) nginx
10 7 (0.62%) Drupal
11 6 (0.53%) WordPress
12 5 (0.45%) IIS
12 5 (0.45%) JBoss
12 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.36%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.27%) Jetty
14 3 (0.27%) SAS
14 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.089%) Blender
3 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.45%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.45%) SAP PP
2 5 (0.45%) SAP QM
2 5 (0.45%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.089%) Magento
4 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 141 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (4.10%) SaaS
4 39 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (2.49%) GitHub
6 25 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.34%) Google Play
9 9 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 8 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.71%) PaaS
11 7 (0.62%) npm
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.53%) Yarn
13 5 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.36%) Serverless
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.66%) Internet
2 35 (3.12%) HTTP
3 24 (2.14%) Hyperconnected
4 21 (1.87%) SSL
5 14 (1.25%) Broadband
5 14 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (1.16%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.18%) Intranet
8 2 (0.18%) VoIP
9 1 (0.089%) AMQP
9 1 (0.089%) PPP
9 1 (0.089%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (34.37%) SQL Server
2 231 (20.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 141 (12.56%) NoSQL
4 91 (8.10%) MySQL
5 75 (6.68%) Big Data
6 73 (6.50%) MongoDB
7 50 (4.45%) Hadoop
8 22 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.25%) Neo4j
11 13 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (0.98%) Apache Hive
12 11 (0.98%) Redis
13 10 (0.89%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.89%) Couchbase
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon Athena
14 9 (0.80%) Flink
15 8 (0.71%) DB2
15 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 214 (19.06%) Git (software)
2 96 (8.55%) Selenium
3 88 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 72 (6.41%) JIRA
5 57 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 56 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (4.90%) TeamCity
8 43 (3.83%) JUnit
9 42 (3.74%) Maven
10 37 (3.29%) Cucumber
11 34 (3.03%) Gradle
12 29 (2.58%) SoapUI
13 28 (2.49%) NUnit
14 24 (2.14%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.69%) Mockito
15 19 (1.69%) MSTest
16 18 (1.60%) GitLab
16 18 (1.60%) SpecFlow
16 18 (1.60%) Subversion
17 17 (1.51%) SonarQube
General
1 159 (14.16%) Finance
2 105 (9.35%) Games
3 80 (7.12%) Retail
4 62 (5.52%) Banking
5 41 (3.65%) Electronics
6 38 (3.38%) Military
7 36 (3.21%) Marketing
8 33 (2.94%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.76%) Investment Banking
10 29 (2.58%) Law
11 26 (2.32%) Advertising
12 19 (1.69%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.36%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.089%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 761 (67.76%) Developer
2 358 (31.88%) .NET Developer
3 172 (15.32%) C# Developer
4 157 (13.98%) Software Engineer
5 147 (13.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 147 (13.09%) Senior Developer
6 145 (12.91%) Java Developer
7 90 (8.01%) Software Developer
8 48 (4.27%) Lead Developer
9 47 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
9 47 (4.19%) Junior
9 47 (4.19%) Test Engineer
10 45 (4.01%) .NET Software Developer
10 45 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
11 44 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 43 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
13 42 (3.74%) .NET Software Engineer
14 41 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
15 40 (3.56%) Java Engineer
15 40 (3.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (46.75%) .NET
2 317 (28.23%) AngularJS
3 303 (26.98%) ASP.NET
4 299 (26.63%) RESTful
5 251 (22.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 235 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 223 (19.86%) HTML
8 195 (17.36%) CSS
9 183 (16.30%) Node.js
10 179 (15.94%) WCF
11 167 (14.87%) React
12 126 (11.22%) Spring
12 126 (11.22%) Web Services
13 123 (10.95%) .NET Framework
14 112 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 109 (9.71%) HTML5
16 101 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 97 (8.64%) KnockoutJS
18 95 (8.46%) WPF
19 94 (8.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 160 (14.25%) Greenfield Project
2 100 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 86 (7.66%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (5.34%) User Experience
5 40 (3.56%) Mobile App
6 36 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (3.21%) N-Tier
7 27 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.23%) Social Network
9 18 (1.60%) Fintech
10 17 (1.51%) Tandem
11 15 (1.34%) Blog
11 15 (1.34%) iPhone
12 13 (1.16%) BBC
12 13 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.16%) Social Media
13 11 (0.98%) Arduino
13 11 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (0.89%) Internet of Things
15 8 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.70%) Android
2 59 (5.25%) Linux
3 48 (4.27%) Windows
4 35 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.71%) Unix
6 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.089%) CentOS
7 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (85.40%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (45.24%) BDD
3 479 (42.65%) Continuous Integration
4 430 (38.29%) Scrum
5 403 (35.89%) MVC
6 316 (28.14%) Software Engineering
7 234 (20.84%) Kanban
8 221 (19.68%) DevOps
9 220 (19.59%) OO
10 189 (16.83%) Test Automation
11 183 (16.30%) Web Application Development
12 166 (14.78%) Dependency Injection
13 139 (12.38%) Microservices
13 139 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
14 133 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 118 (10.51%) Mentoring
15 118 (10.51%) SDLC
16 115 (10.24%) OOP
17 109 (9.71%) SOLID
18 105 (9.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 524 (46.66%) C#
2 404 (35.98%) Java
3 388 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 186 (16.56%) SQL
5 136 (12.11%) Ruby
6 128 (11.40%) Python
7 95 (8.46%) PHP
8 51 (4.54%) C++
8 51 (4.54%) Java 8
9 49 (4.36%) C
10 45 (4.01%) TypeScript
11 43 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 39 (3.47%) Scala
13 24 (2.14%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 17 (1.51%) Apple Swift
15 17 (1.51%) F#
16 16 (1.42%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.34%) R
18 13 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 121 (10.77%) Degree
2 61 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (0.98%) OCPJP
8 10 (0.89%) ISEB
9 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.089%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.43%) QA
2 17 (1.51%) GDPR
3 2 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (8.10%) Docker
2 26 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (4.63%) Ansible
2 40 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (3.12%) Puppet
4 31 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 23 (2.05%) Kibana
6 10 (0.89%) Salt
7 8 (0.71%) Terraform
8 4 (0.36%) Istio
9 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.18%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.18%) logstash
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
11 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 136 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 91 (8.10%) Google
3 60 (5.34%) Oracle
4 42 (3.74%) Facebook
5 25 (2.23%) Twitter
6 22 (1.96%) SAP
7 20 (1.78%) Apple
8 16 (1.42%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.34%) Yahoo!
10 13 (1.16%) Sony
11 9 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (0.80%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.71%) Zend
13 7 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.53%) Splunk
14 6 (0.53%) VMware
14 6 (0.53%) WorldPay
15 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.45%) Teradata
16 4 (0.36%) IBM