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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 106 127 186
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +59
Permanent jobs citing BDD 163 122 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 1.80% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.22% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 152 102 72
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
6113 5485 6366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.98% 80.76% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5259 4570 5624
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -36 80 £40,000 - 11
Cheshire +53 70 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Merseyside +23 11 £35,000 -22.22%
Lancashire -7 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 289 (84.50%) TDD
2 281 (82.16%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (68.71%) .NET
4 204 (59.65%) C#
5 200 (58.48%) MVC
6 184 (53.80%) ASP.NET
7 166 (48.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 166 (48.54%) SQL Server
8 134 (39.18%) JavaScript
9 132 (38.60%) Web Application Development
10 118 (34.50%) Git (software)
11 116 (33.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 115 (33.63%) Scrum
13 109 (31.87%) RESTful
14 108 (31.58%) HTML
15 100 (29.24%) Continuous Integration
16 97 (28.36%) CSS
17 93 (27.19%) Ruby
18 91 (26.61%) Node.js
19 86 (25.15%) SQL
19 86 (25.15%) NoSQL
20 79 (23.10%) Internet
21 78 (22.81%) WCF
22 76 (22.22%) jQuery
23 69 (20.18%) OO
24 64 (18.71%) Java
25 63 (18.42%) Selenium
26 51 (14.91%) .NET Framework
27 43 (12.57%) Microsoft
28 41 (11.99%) Web Services

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 91 (26.61%) Node.js
2 25 (7.31%) CMS
3 16 (4.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (3.22%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.05%) IIS
6 5 (1.46%) JBoss
6 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.46%) Jetty
7 4 (1.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.34%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.88%) Mingle
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.46%) SaaS
2 4 (1.17%) Trello
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 79 (23.10%) Internet
2 14 (4.09%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (48.54%) SQL Server
2 86 (25.15%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.68%) MySQL
5 11 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.05%) Big Data
8 6 (1.75%) Redis
9 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) Mahout
12 1 (0.29%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 118 (34.50%) Git (software)
2 63 (18.42%) Selenium
3 41 (11.99%) Cucumber
4 38 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 32 (9.36%) SpecFlow
6 27 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 27 (7.89%) NUnit
7 24 (7.02%) JIRA
8 21 (6.14%) WebDriver
9 18 (5.26%) Maven
10 17 (4.97%) SoapUI
11 16 (4.68%) JUnit
12 14 (4.09%) Visual Studio
12 14 (4.09%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (3.80%) Axure RP
14 12 (3.51%) Subversion
15 11 (3.22%) MSTest
15 11 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (2.92%) Hudson
16 10 (2.92%) Jasmine
General
1 41 (11.99%) Advertising
2 36 (10.53%) Games
3 35 (10.23%) Marketing
4 17 (4.97%) Retail
5 11 (3.22%) Finance
6 6 (1.75%) Billing
7 5 (1.46%) Music Industry
7 5 (1.46%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.88%) Publishing
8 3 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 251 (73.39%) Developer
2 169 (49.42%) .NET Developer
3 32 (9.36%) Senior Developer
4 27 (7.89%) Analyst
5 22 (6.43%) Java Developer
6 20 (5.85%) Test Analyst
7 16 (4.68%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.09%) Tester
8 14 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (3.80%) Web Developer
10 12 (3.51%) QA Engineer
11 11 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.22%) Test Engineer
12 9 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 9 (2.63%) Technical Test Analyst
13 8 (2.34%) Junior
13 8 (2.34%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.34%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (68.71%) .NET
2 184 (53.80%) ASP.NET
3 166 (48.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 116 (33.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 109 (31.87%) RESTful
6 108 (31.58%) HTML
7 97 (28.36%) CSS
8 78 (22.81%) WCF
9 76 (22.22%) jQuery
10 51 (14.91%) .NET Framework
11 41 (11.99%) Web Services
12 39 (11.40%) REST
13 37 (10.82%) CSS3
13 37 (10.82%) HTML5
14 34 (9.94%) SOAP
15 25 (7.31%) Spring
16 23 (6.73%) LINQ
16 23 (6.73%) Hibernate
16 23 (6.73%) AngularJS
17 21 (6.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.56%) User Experience
2 13 (3.80%) BBC
3 12 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.92%) Social Media
5 7 (2.05%) Graphic Design
5 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.05%) Blog
6 6 (1.75%) Open Source
7 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.17%) Replication
8 3 (0.88%) Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.29%) iPhone
9 1 (0.29%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.29%) DTV
9 1 (0.29%) iPad
9 1 (0.29%) Arduino
9 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.26%) Linux
2 9 (2.63%) UNIX
3 6 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.88%) Windows
4 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (84.50%) TDD
2 281 (82.16%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (58.48%) MVC
4 132 (38.60%) Web Application Development
5 115 (33.63%) Scrum
6 100 (29.24%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (20.18%) OO
8 38 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 36 (10.53%) Web Development
9 36 (10.53%) Kanban
10 30 (8.77%) Dependency Injection
11 24 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
12 23 (6.73%) Pair Programming
13 19 (5.56%) Automation Testing
13 19 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 17 (4.97%) Web Design
15 17 (4.97%) Manual Testing
16 16 (4.68%) Test Scripting
16 16 (4.68%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 204 (59.65%) C#
2 134 (39.18%) JavaScript
3 93 (27.19%) Ruby
4 86 (25.15%) SQL
5 64 (18.71%) Java
6 12 (3.51%) PHP
7 11 (3.22%) VB.NET
8 10 (2.92%) VB
9 8 (2.34%) Scala
10 7 (2.05%) C
11 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.46%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.46%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.17%) C++
14 2 (0.58%) Python
14 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (7.89%) Degree
2 14 (4.09%) ISEB
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.17%) MCTS
3 4 (1.17%) MCP
3 4 (1.17%) MCAD
3 4 (1.17%) MCSD
4 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.51%) Puppet
2 7 (2.05%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.65%) Facebook
3 20 (5.85%) Oracle
4 16 (4.68%) Sitecore
5 13 (3.80%) SAP
6 11 (3.22%) Google
7 10 (2.92%) Apple
7 10 (2.92%) Sony
7 10 (2.92%) Yahoo!
8 8 (2.34%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.88%) Zend
10 1 (0.29%) Capita
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester City Centre
Exceptional Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago