Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 18 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing TDD 728 1,270 1,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.18% 10.43% 10.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.70% 11.29% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 565 1,102 1,153
North West median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.48% +1.46%

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 9,456 11,248 11,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.29% 92.42% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7,022 9,001 9,518
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 -7 559 £52,500 +16.67% 51
Cheshire -8 132 £55,000 +22.22% 21
Lancashire -36 24 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Merseyside -47 13 £35,000 -26.32% 4
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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.

1 511 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (40.93%) Java
3 285 (39.15%) BDD
4 271 (37.23%) JavaScript
5 250 (34.34%) C#
6 238 (32.69%) .NET
7 236 (32.42%) Continuous Integration
8 222 (30.49%) Software Engineering
9 184 (25.27%) DevOps
10 182 (25.00%) HTML
11 175 (24.04%) MVC
11 175 (24.04%) Scrum
12 174 (23.90%) Git (software)
13 169 (23.21%) Test Automation
14 167 (22.94%) RESTful
15 165 (22.66%) CSS
16 161 (22.12%) SQL Server
17 160 (21.98%) Node.js
18 156 (21.43%) AngularJS
19 147 (20.19%) SQL
20 145 (19.92%) NoSQL
21 133 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
22 131 (17.99%) OO
23 127 (17.45%) Greenfield Project
24 123 (16.90%) Spring
25 122 (16.76%) ASP.NET
25 122 (16.76%) Microservices
26 121 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
27 118 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
28 112 (15.38%) Kanban

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 34 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (2.20%) CMS
2 16 (2.20%) Confluence
3 15 (2.06%) Apache
4 12 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.24%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.96%) nginx
8 4 (0.55%) JBoss
8 4 (0.55%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) Jetty
9 3 (0.41%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 133 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (7.28%) GitHub
4 42 (5.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (3.98%) Serverless
7 28 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
10 11 (1.51%) SaaS
11 9 (1.24%) Heroku
12 7 (0.96%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.96%) IaaS
13 5 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.69%) npm
14 4 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.55%) Firebase
14 4 (0.55%) PaaS
14 4 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.77%) Internet
2 19 (2.61%) HTTP
3 17 (2.34%) Broadband
4 15 (2.06%) Bluetooth
5 14 (1.92%) SSL
6 12 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.69%) Calico
7 5 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.55%) NFC
8 4 (0.55%) RFID
9 2 (0.27%) ATM
9 2 (0.27%) Hyperconnected
10 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (22.12%) SQL Server
2 145 (19.92%) NoSQL
3 110 (15.11%) MySQL
4 101 (13.87%) MongoDB
5 79 (10.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 47 (6.46%) Neo4j
6 47 (6.46%) Relational Database
7 42 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.88%) Big Data
9 16 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.92%) CouchDB
11 13 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.65%) Redis
13 11 (1.51%) Amazon Athena
13 11 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.51%) Flink
14 10 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 174 (23.90%) Git (software)
2 76 (10.44%) Selenium
3 71 (9.75%) JIRA
4 63 (8.65%) Maven
5 61 (8.38%) Jenkins
6 47 (6.46%) Gradle
7 36 (4.95%) GitLab
8 34 (4.67%) JUnit
9 33 (4.53%) Cucumber
10 32 (4.40%) SoapUI
11 27 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (2.75%) TeamCity
12 20 (2.75%) Visual Studio
12 20 (2.75%) webpack
13 19 (2.61%) Gatling
13 19 (2.61%) gulp
14 17 (2.34%) Spock
14 17 (2.34%) WebDriver
15 14 (1.92%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.65%) Jasmine
General
1 75 (10.30%) Finance
2 64 (8.79%) Retail
3 38 (5.22%) Banking
4 32 (4.40%) Games
5 19 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.55%) Back Office
6 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.55%) Law
7 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.27%) Automotive
8 2 (0.27%) Legal
8 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 482 (66.21%) Developer
2 142 (19.51%) .NET Developer
3 134 (18.41%) Software Engineer
4 119 (16.35%) Senior Developer
5 118 (16.21%) Java Developer
6 95 (13.05%) C# Developer
7 77 (10.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 53 (7.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 46 (6.32%) Senior Software Engineer
10 39 (5.36%) Agile Developer
11 36 (4.95%) Java Engineer
12 34 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
13 32 (4.40%) Software Developer
14 31 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
15 30 (4.12%) Java Software Engineer
15 30 (4.12%) Lead Developer
16 28 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
16 28 (3.85%) C# WPF Developer
16 28 (3.85%) PHP Developer
16 28 (3.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (32.69%) .NET
2 182 (25.00%) HTML
3 167 (22.94%) RESTful
4 165 (22.66%) CSS
5 160 (21.98%) Node.js
6 156 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 123 (16.90%) Spring
8 122 (16.76%) ASP.NET
9 93 (12.77%) React
10 85 (11.68%) REST
11 83 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 81 (11.13%) Web Services
13 76 (10.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 67 (9.20%) HTML5
15 52 (7.14%) .NET Core
16 49 (6.73%) jQuery
16 49 (6.73%) SOAP
17 47 (6.46%) XML
18 45 (6.18%) Sass
19 44 (6.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 127 (17.45%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (7.83%) User Experience
3 46 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 30 (4.12%) Cloud Native
6 25 (3.43%) BBC
7 23 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (3.02%) Fintech
9 13 (1.79%) PMI
10 9 (1.24%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.24%) Social Media
10 9 (1.24%) Social Network
10 9 (1.24%) Tandem
11 8 (1.10%) Wiki
12 7 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.82%) Life Science
14 5 (0.69%) Animation
14 5 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.91%) Linux
2 41 (5.63%) Android
3 32 (4.40%) Windows
4 25 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.69%) Unix
6 5 (0.69%) watchOS
6 5 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (39.15%) BDD
3 236 (32.42%) Continuous Integration
4 222 (30.49%) Software Engineering
5 184 (25.27%) DevOps
6 175 (24.04%) MVC
6 175 (24.04%) Scrum
7 169 (23.21%) Test Automation
8 131 (17.99%) OO
9 122 (16.76%) Microservices
10 118 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
11 112 (15.38%) Kanban
12 107 (14.70%) Mentoring
13 90 (12.36%) Pair Programming
14 79 (10.85%) OOP
15 70 (9.62%) Dependency Injection
15 70 (9.62%) SOA
16 65 (8.93%) Open Source
17 64 (8.79%) Front End Development
18 60 (8.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 298 (40.93%) Java
2 271 (37.23%) JavaScript
3 250 (34.34%) C#
4 147 (20.19%) SQL
5 109 (14.97%) Python
6 84 (11.54%) Ruby
7 80 (10.99%) PHP
8 76 (10.44%) Java 8
9 41 (5.63%) Scala
10 40 (5.49%) T-SQL
11 21 (2.88%) Groovy
12 20 (2.75%) TypeScript
13 19 (2.61%) C++
14 18 (2.47%) ES6
15 17 (2.34%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.92%) Kotlin
17 13 (1.79%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.51%) Bash Shell
19 10 (1.37%) Perl
20 6 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (7.42%) Degree
2 34 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 11 (1.51%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.27%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.49%) QA
2 5 (0.69%) GDPR
2 5 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (11.54%) Docker
2 5 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.69%) etcd
2 5 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (3.57%) Terraform
2 22 (3.02%) Ansible
2 22 (3.02%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.69%) Consul
4 5 (0.69%) Istio
4 5 (0.69%) Puppet
4 5 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.55%) Mesos
6 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.41%) Rancher
7 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.27%) MIIS
8 1 (0.14%) Kibana
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 109 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.10%) Google
3 34 (4.67%) Oracle
4 21 (2.88%) Facebook
5 14 (1.92%) Apple
6 12 (1.65%) Twitter
7 11 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.24%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (1.24%) Sony
9 9 (1.24%) Yahoo!
10 8 (1.10%) IBM
10 8 (1.10%) WorldPay
11 7 (0.96%) Zend
12 6 (0.82%) Pega
13 5 (0.69%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.69%) CyberArk
13 5 (0.69%) New Relic
13 5 (0.69%) Splunk
14 4 (0.55%) MuleSoft