Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 41 38
Rank change year-on-year -39 -3 +13
Permanent jobs citing TDD 254 462 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.40% 5.35% 5.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 5.88% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 225 437 494
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,879 7,861 9,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.21% 91.05% 91.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,450 6,005 7,478
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for TDD in the West Midlands

TDD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for TDD in the West Midlands

TDD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for TDD in the West Midlands

TDD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Birmingham -38 80 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Coventry -6 65 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Staffordshire -8 36 £36,000 -5.26% 13
Worcestershire -7 30 £47,500 +35.71% 15
Warwickshire -7 16 £47,500 +97.92% 1
Solihull -17 11 £55,000 -4.35% 5
Shropshire -5 7 £36,250 +10.69% 5
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £45,000 - 2
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for TDD.

1 190 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.28%) C#
3 112 (44.09%) .NET
4 107 (42.13%) SQL
5 99 (38.98%) JavaScript
6 75 (29.53%) HTML
6 75 (29.53%) MySQL
6 75 (29.53%) CSS
7 71 (27.95%) Microsoft
8 70 (27.56%) Scrum
9 68 (26.77%) Git (software)
10 67 (26.38%) Java
11 61 (24.02%) OO
11 61 (24.02%) AngularJS
12 60 (23.62%) SQL Server
13 59 (23.23%) Azure
14 58 (22.83%) Web Development
15 54 (21.26%) MVC
16 53 (20.87%) ASP.NET
17 52 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (20.47%) Unit Testing
18 50 (19.69%) PHP
18 50 (19.69%) Mentoring
19 47 (18.50%) HTML5
20 46 (18.11%) Docker
21 44 (17.32%) AWS
22 42 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
23 41 (16.14%) Greenfield Project
24 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
25 39 (15.35%) Computer Science

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 22 (8.66%) Confluence
2 8 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.36%) Apache
4 5 (1.97%) CMS
4 5 (1.97%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) nginx
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) WildFly
7 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.72%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.23%) Azure
2 44 (17.32%) AWS
3 22 (8.66%) Serverless
4 20 (7.87%) SaaS
5 18 (7.09%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (5.91%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (5.51%) AWS IoT
8 11 (4.33%) GitHub
9 5 (1.97%) Heroku
10 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.18%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.18%) IaaS
10 3 (1.18%) npm
10 3 (1.18%) PaaS
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.39%) Google Play
11 1 (0.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.27%) SSH
2 19 (7.48%) HTTP
3 14 (5.51%) FTP
3 14 (5.51%) MQTT
3 14 (5.51%) SMTP
4 9 (3.54%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.97%) Internet
5 5 (1.97%) SSL
6 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (29.53%) MySQL
2 60 (23.62%) SQL Server
3 33 (12.99%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (6.30%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (5.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (5.51%) Amazon Aurora
6 14 (5.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (3.94%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.54%) SQLite
9 8 (3.15%) Big Data
10 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.39%) Power BI
13 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.39%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 68 (26.77%) Git (software)
2 36 (14.17%) JIRA
3 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
4 19 (7.48%) Selenium
5 18 (7.09%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.51%) JUnit
7 12 (4.72%) SonarQube
8 11 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (4.33%) Maven
8 11 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (3.94%) Mercurial
10 9 (3.54%) Subversion
11 7 (2.76%) Mockito
11 7 (2.76%) Zephyr
12 6 (2.36%) JMeter
12 6 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (2.36%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.97%) DbUnit
13 5 (1.97%) Grunt
13 5 (1.97%) jMock
General
1 24 (9.45%) Marketing
2 20 (7.87%) Finance
3 14 (5.51%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.33%) Retail
5 7 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.36%) Electronics
6 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 184 (72.44%) Developer
2 68 (26.77%) Senior Developer
3 42 (16.54%) .NET Developer
4 36 (14.17%) PHP Developer
5 31 (12.20%) Software Engineer
6 30 (11.81%) Java Developer
7 21 (8.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 19 (7.48%) C# Developer
9 18 (7.09%) Architect
9 18 (7.09%) Software Developer
10 16 (6.30%) Lead Developer
11 15 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (5.51%) Test Engineer
13 12 (4.72%) Senior Test Engineer
14 11 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (4.33%) Junior
15 10 (3.94%) AWS Developer
15 10 (3.94%) Java Engineer
15 10 (3.94%) Technical Architect
16 9 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (44.09%) .NET
2 75 (29.53%) CSS
2 75 (29.53%) HTML
3 61 (24.02%) AngularJS
4 53 (20.87%) ASP.NET
5 47 (18.50%) HTML5
6 39 (15.35%) Web Services
7 35 (13.78%) Sass
8 33 (12.99%) RESTful
9 32 (12.60%) .NET Framework
9 32 (12.60%) Laravel
9 32 (12.60%) Spring
10 31 (12.20%) .NET Core
10 31 (12.20%) CSS3
10 31 (12.20%) XML
11 26 (10.24%) jQuery
11 26 (10.24%) React
12 21 (8.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (7.09%) LAMP
13 18 (7.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.14%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.91%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.51%) Smart Home
5 9 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.36%) CCTV
8 5 (1.97%) User Experience
9 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.79%) Blog
10 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.39%) Clustering
11 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.39%) New Media
11 1 (0.39%) PKI
11 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.09%) Unix
2 11 (4.33%) Linux
3 10 (3.94%) Windows
4 7 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (27.56%) Scrum
3 61 (24.02%) OO
4 58 (22.83%) Web Development
5 54 (21.26%) MVC
6 52 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (20.47%) Unit Testing
7 50 (19.69%) Mentoring
8 42 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
10 39 (15.35%) BDD
10 39 (15.35%) Computer Science
11 38 (14.96%) Test Automation
12 37 (14.57%) DevOps
13 26 (10.24%) SDLC
14 24 (9.45%) Microservices
14 24 (9.45%) SOA
15 23 (9.06%) Digital Marketing
15 23 (9.06%) Kanban
16 22 (8.66%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (45.28%) C#
2 107 (42.13%) SQL
3 99 (38.98%) JavaScript
4 67 (26.38%) Java
5 50 (19.69%) PHP
6 23 (9.06%) Python
7 15 (5.91%) C
8 13 (5.12%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.94%) ES6
10 6 (2.36%) Java 8
11 4 (1.57%) Ruby
12 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.39%) C++
13 1 (0.39%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (13.78%) Degree
2 9 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.15%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.78%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (18.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.79%) Postfix
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) Kibana
1 6 (2.36%) logstash
2 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 71 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.57%) Oracle
3 12 (4.72%) Zend
4 9 (3.54%) SAP
5 7 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.57%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.79%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.39%) Google
10 1 (0.39%) Plumtree
10 1 (0.39%) VMware