The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 44 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Permanent jobs citing BDD 20 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.40% 3.49% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.51% 4.32% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 8
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
BDD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
363 486 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.78% 80.87% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 279 390 430
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

BDD Salary Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BDD Salary Histogram in Merseyside

BDD
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 9 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Southport - 8 - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 36 (100.00%) TDD
2 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (80.56%) Scrum
4 28 (77.78%) MVC
4 28 (77.78%) C#
4 28 (77.78%) .NET
5 24 (66.67%) RESTful
5 24 (66.67%) Web Application Development
6 21 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
7 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
7 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (44.44%) Linux
8 16 (44.44%) SOAP
9 15 (41.67%) NoSQL
9 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
10 14 (38.89%) Web Services
11 13 (36.11%) Music Industry
11 13 (36.11%) Dependency Injection
12 12 (33.33%) CSS
12 12 (33.33%) HTML
12 12 (33.33%) Java
12 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
13 11 (30.56%) Ruby
14 8 (22.22%) Ajax
14 8 (22.22%) Subversion
14 8 (22.22%) Spring
14 8 (22.22%) Maven
14 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) IIS
1 8 (22.22%) JBoss
2 7 (19.44%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 4 (11.11%) MySQL
4 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.22%) Ant
2 8 (22.22%) Subversion
2 8 (22.22%) Maven
2 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 13 (36.11%) Music Industry
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (77.78%) .NET
2 24 (66.67%) RESTful
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (44.44%) SOAP
5 14 (38.89%) Web Services
6 12 (33.33%) CSS
6 12 (33.33%) HTML
7 8 (22.22%) HornetQ
7 8 (22.22%) JDBC
7 8 (22.22%) XML
7 8 (22.22%) XHTML
7 8 (22.22%) WSDL
7 8 (22.22%) Hibernate
7 8 (22.22%) Spring
7 8 (22.22%) Ajax
8 7 (19.44%) Entity Framework
8 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
8 7 (19.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle Linux
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) TDD
2 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (80.56%) Scrum
4 28 (77.78%) MVC
5 24 (66.67%) Web Application Development
6 21 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (36.11%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (22.22%) OWASP
8 8 (22.22%) Open Source
8 8 (22.22%) Analytics
8 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.11%) OOP
9 4 (11.11%) OO
9 4 (11.11%) OO PHP
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (30.56%) Ruby
4 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.11%) C++
4 4 (11.11%) PHP
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago