The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 91 137 171
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +34
Permanent jobs citing BDD 181 119 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.79% 1.69% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.05% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 171 110 79
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5434 5796 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.79% 82.47% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4341 4675 4783
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BDD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

BDD Salary Trend in the North West

BDD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

BDD Salary Histogram in the North West

BDD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Manchester +38 112 £40,000 - 25
Cheshire +19 48 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Merseyside +15 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Lancashire -1 3 £27,500 -52.17% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 321 (91.45%) TDD
2 308 (87.75%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (75.21%) .NET
4 204 (58.12%) C#
5 199 (56.70%) MVC
6 187 (53.28%) ASP.NET
7 181 (51.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 173 (49.29%) SQL Server
9 146 (41.60%) Scrum
9 146 (41.60%) Web Application Development
10 119 (33.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 111 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (29.63%) RESTful
13 101 (28.77%) JavaScript
14 95 (27.07%) WCF
15 81 (23.08%) SQL
16 78 (22.22%) HTML
17 77 (21.94%) Git (software)
18 72 (20.51%) Node.js
19 69 (19.66%) Ruby
20 66 (18.80%) OO
21 60 (17.09%) Kanban
22 59 (16.81%) CSS
23 58 (16.52%) NoSQL
23 58 (16.52%) SpecFlow
24 57 (16.24%) Selenium
25 56 (15.95%) Degree
26 54 (15.38%) Internet
27 53 (15.10%) Java
28 49 (13.96%) Microsoft

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 72 (20.51%) Node.js
2 20 (5.70%) CMS
3 11 (3.13%) Umbraco
4 10 (2.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.71%) IIS
6 5 (1.42%) Apache
6 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Trello
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.38%) Internet
2 7 (1.99%) HTTP
3 2 (0.57%) Wireless
3 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (49.29%) SQL Server
2 58 (16.52%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.27%) MySQL
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.42%) JasperReports
5 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 77 (21.94%) Git (software)
2 58 (16.52%) SpecFlow
3 57 (16.24%) Selenium
4 45 (12.82%) TeamCity
5 44 (12.54%) Jenkins
6 37 (10.54%) NUnit
7 36 (10.26%) Cucumber
8 35 (9.97%) SoapUI
9 28 (7.98%) JIRA
10 27 (7.69%) Hudson
10 27 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
11 17 (4.84%) WebDriver
11 17 (4.84%) Visual Studio
12 15 (4.27%) Moq
13 13 (3.70%) Eclipse
13 13 (3.70%) Subversion
14 11 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (3.13%) Mercurial
15 9 (2.56%) JUnit
16 8 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (11.11%) Advertising
2 33 (9.40%) Marketing
3 29 (8.26%) Games
4 25 (7.12%) Retail
5 21 (5.98%) Music Industry
6 16 (4.56%) Finance
7 8 (2.28%) Banking
8 6 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 236 (67.24%) Developer
2 178 (50.71%) .NET Developer
3 44 (12.54%) Analyst
4 40 (11.40%) Test Analyst
5 30 (8.55%) Senior Developer
5 30 (8.55%) Tester
6 16 (4.56%) Technical Tester
7 15 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
7 15 (4.27%) Technical Test Analyst
8 14 (3.99%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.42%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.13%) PHP Developer
10 11 (3.13%) Automation Tester
11 10 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.85%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.56%) Graduate
12 9 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (2.28%) .NET Web Developer
13 8 (2.28%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.28%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (75.21%) .NET
2 187 (53.28%) ASP.NET
3 181 (51.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 119 (33.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 104 (29.63%) RESTful
6 95 (27.07%) WCF
7 78 (22.22%) HTML
8 59 (16.81%) CSS
9 49 (13.96%) .NET Framework
10 46 (13.11%) Web Services
11 45 (12.82%) jQuery
12 38 (10.83%) SOAP
13 37 (10.54%) HTML5
14 33 (9.40%) CSS3
15 32 (9.12%) NHibernate
16 30 (8.55%) LINQ
17 29 (8.26%) REST
18 23 (6.55%) Spring
19 19 (5.41%) AngularJS
20 18 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.26%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.27%) Replication
5 11 (3.13%) User Experience
6 9 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.28%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.28%) BBC
8 6 (1.71%) Social Media
9 4 (1.14%) Tandem
10 3 (0.85%) Open Source
11 1 (0.28%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.28%) DTV
11 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.28%) Arduino
11 1 (0.28%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 17 (4.84%) Android
3 14 (3.99%) Windows
4 13 (3.70%) Linux
5 3 (0.85%) UNIX
6 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (91.45%) TDD
2 308 (87.75%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (56.70%) MVC
4 146 (41.60%) Scrum
4 146 (41.60%) Web Application Development
5 111 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (18.80%) OO
7 60 (17.09%) Kanban
8 45 (12.82%) Dependency Injection
9 43 (12.25%) Automated Testing
10 41 (11.68%) Automation Testing
11 37 (10.54%) Software Engineering
12 35 (9.97%) System Testing
13 32 (9.12%) Compatibility Testing
14 31 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (7.98%) Web Development
15 28 (7.98%) OOP
16 23 (6.55%) Project Management
16 23 (6.55%) Domain-Driven Design
17 22 (6.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (58.12%) C#
2 101 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 81 (23.08%) SQL
4 69 (19.66%) Ruby
5 53 (15.10%) Java
6 19 (5.41%) PHP
7 13 (3.70%) C++
8 10 (2.85%) Scala
9 8 (2.28%) C
10 7 (1.99%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.14%) VB
12 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) Python
13 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (15.95%) Degree
2 33 (9.40%) ISEB
3 6 (1.71%) PMP
3 6 (1.71%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) Puppet
1 4 (1.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 49 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.26%) Facebook
3 20 (5.70%) Oracle
4 14 (3.99%) SAP
5 10 (2.85%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.28%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.71%) Yahoo!
7 6 (1.71%) Google
7 6 (1.71%) Apple
7 6 (1.71%) Sony
8 4 (1.14%) Capita
9 2 (0.57%) Zend
10 1 (0.28%) hybris
10 1 (0.28%) Unisys
10 1 (0.28%) IBM
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