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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 89 128 163
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +35
Permanent jobs citing BDD 194 134 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.00% 1.93% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 175 124 83
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +59 129 £40,000 - 28
Cheshire -21 36 £40,000 - 12
Merseyside +16 20 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Lancashire -3 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 345 (91.51%) TDD
2 339 (89.92%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (70.03%) .NET
4 213 (56.50%) C#
5 199 (52.79%) MVC
6 189 (50.13%) Scrum
7 179 (47.48%) ASP.NET
8 177 (46.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 164 (43.50%) SQL Server
10 148 (39.26%) Web Application Development
11 127 (33.69%) Continuous Integration
12 119 (31.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 114 (30.24%) RESTful
14 105 (27.85%) JavaScript
15 93 (24.67%) WCF
16 91 (24.14%) SQL
17 79 (20.95%) HTML
17 79 (20.95%) Kanban
18 74 (19.63%) OO
19 71 (18.83%) Web Services
20 66 (17.51%) Java
20 66 (17.51%) Git (software)
21 59 (15.65%) Degree
22 58 (15.38%) SOAP
22 58 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
22 58 (15.38%) SpecFlow
23 57 (15.12%) CSS
24 56 (14.85%) Automated Testing
25 54 (14.32%) Node.js
26 52 (13.79%) Selenium

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (14.32%) Node.js
2 8 (2.12%) IIS
2 8 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.59%) JBoss
4 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.53%) Apache
5 2 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) WordPress
6 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.80%) Mingle
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.53%) Sage ERP X3
2 2 (0.53%) Agresso
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.80%) Trello
3 2 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.49%) Internet
2 4 (1.06%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (43.50%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.47%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.98%) MySQL
4 8 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.33%) JasperReports
6 5 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (17.51%) Git (software)
2 58 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 52 (13.79%) Selenium
4 50 (13.26%) Jenkins
5 38 (10.08%) Cucumber
5 38 (10.08%) NUnit
6 37 (9.81%) SoapUI
7 31 (8.22%) Hudson
8 30 (7.96%) Rhino Mocks
9 29 (7.69%) TeamCity
10 16 (4.24%) JIRA
10 16 (4.24%) Subversion
11 15 (3.98%) WebDriver
12 14 (3.71%) Moq
12 14 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (3.45%) Visual Studio
14 12 (3.18%) Eclipse
15 10 (2.65%) Mercurial
15 10 (2.65%) Jasmine
16 9 (2.39%) Maven
General
1 48 (12.73%) Advertising
2 37 (9.81%) Marketing
3 31 (8.22%) Retail
4 28 (7.43%) Games
5 27 (7.16%) Finance
6 21 (5.57%) Music Industry
7 15 (3.98%) Banking
8 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 251 (66.58%) Developer
2 166 (44.03%) .NET Developer
3 44 (11.67%) Analyst
4 43 (11.41%) Senior Developer
5 38 (10.08%) Test Analyst
6 28 (7.43%) Tester
7 20 (5.31%) Software Developer
8 19 (5.04%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.51%) Development Manager
9 17 (4.51%) Technical Tester
10 15 (3.98%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.71%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (3.71%) Technical Test Analyst
12 13 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
12 13 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.18%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.18%) Graduate
14 11 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 8 (2.12%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (70.03%) .NET
2 179 (47.48%) ASP.NET
3 177 (46.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 119 (31.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 114 (30.24%) RESTful
6 93 (24.67%) WCF
7 79 (20.95%) HTML
8 71 (18.83%) Web Services
9 58 (15.38%) SOAP
10 57 (15.12%) CSS
11 49 (13.00%) AngularJS
12 46 (12.20%) .NET Framework
13 39 (10.34%) NHibernate
14 37 (9.81%) HTML5
15 36 (9.55%) KnockoutJS
16 34 (9.02%) jQuery
17 32 (8.49%) LINQ
17 32 (8.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (7.69%) REST
18 29 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.49%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.24%) Replication
4 13 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 13 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.65%) Tandem
6 8 (2.12%) User Experience
7 5 (1.33%) Xbox
8 3 (0.80%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Informatics
9 1 (0.27%) DTV
9 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.63%) Windows
2 24 (6.37%) Android
2 24 (6.37%) Apple iOS
3 23 (6.10%) Linux
4 6 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (0.80%) UNIX
6 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (91.51%) TDD
2 339 (89.92%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (52.79%) MVC
4 189 (50.13%) Scrum
5 148 (39.26%) Web Application Development
6 127 (33.69%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (20.95%) Kanban
8 74 (19.63%) OO
9 58 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
10 56 (14.85%) Automated Testing
11 51 (13.53%) Software Engineering
12 45 (11.94%) Automation Testing
13 37 (9.81%) System Testing
14 36 (9.55%) Compatibility Testing
14 36 (9.55%) OOP
15 31 (8.22%) SDLC
16 30 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (7.69%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.69%) Project Management
18 25 (6.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 213 (56.50%) C#
2 105 (27.85%) JavaScript
3 91 (24.14%) SQL
4 66 (17.51%) Java
5 45 (11.94%) Ruby
6 28 (7.43%) PHP
7 26 (6.90%) C++
8 13 (3.45%) C
9 10 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.12%) Scala
11 5 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.53%) Python
14 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (15.65%) Degree
2 42 (11.14%) ISEB
3 10 (2.65%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.59%) PMP
4 6 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Ansible
2 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 51 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.43%) Oracle
2 28 (7.43%) Facebook
3 8 (2.12%) SAP
3 8 (2.12%) Zend
4 5 (1.33%) Capita
5 3 (0.80%) IBM
6 2 (0.53%) Infor
6 2 (0.53%) Sage
7 1 (0.27%) Unisys
7 1 (0.27%) hybris
Manchester, Lancashire
SThree Group
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + negotiable + generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago