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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 126 113 184
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +71
Permanent jobs citing BDD 151 149 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.20% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.73% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 138 128 64
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,100 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -41 67 £40,000 - 22
Cheshire +14 54 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Merseyside +31 21 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Lancashire -6 4 £40,000 +6.66% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 275 (86.48%) TDD
2 256 (80.50%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (65.09%) .NET
4 203 (63.84%) MVC
5 197 (61.95%) C#
6 179 (56.29%) ASP.NET
7 160 (50.31%) SQL Server
8 153 (48.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 124 (38.99%) Web Application Development
10 122 (38.36%) JavaScript
11 106 (33.33%) Scrum
12 103 (32.39%) Git (software)
12 103 (32.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 102 (32.08%) RESTful
14 92 (28.93%) HTML
15 84 (26.42%) CSS
16 81 (25.47%) Node.js
17 79 (24.84%) NoSQL
17 79 (24.84%) SQL
17 79 (24.84%) Ruby
18 74 (23.27%) Continuous Integration
18 74 (23.27%) Internet
19 73 (22.96%) WCF
20 67 (21.07%) Java
21 57 (17.92%) OO
21 57 (17.92%) jQuery
22 56 (17.61%) SQL Server 2012
23 55 (17.30%) Selenium
24 52 (16.35%) .NET Framework
25 46 (14.47%) Marketing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 81 (25.47%) Node.js
2 11 (3.46%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.89%) CMS
3 6 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.57%) Jetty
4 5 (1.57%) JBoss
5 4 (1.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.57%) SaaS
2 4 (1.26%) GitHub
3 2 (0.63%) Trello
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (23.27%) Internet
2 13 (4.09%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (50.31%) SQL Server
2 79 (24.84%) NoSQL
3 56 (17.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.40%) MySQL
6 13 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.83%) Big Data
8 8 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.89%) Redis
10 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.57%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.63%) Mahout
13 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 103 (32.39%) Git (software)
2 55 (17.30%) Selenium
3 36 (11.32%) Cucumber
4 22 (6.92%) SpecFlow
4 22 (6.92%) NUnit
5 19 (5.97%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.35%) TeamCity
7 16 (5.03%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.03%) JUnit
7 16 (5.03%) JIRA
8 15 (4.72%) Maven
8 15 (4.72%) Axure RP
9 12 (3.77%) MSTest
10 10 (3.14%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (3.14%) Jasmine
10 10 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.14%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.52%) Ant
12 6 (1.89%) Gradle
12 6 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (14.47%) Marketing
2 44 (13.84%) Advertising
3 29 (9.12%) Games
4 16 (5.03%) Retail
5 14 (4.40%) Finance
6 10 (3.14%) Billing
7 3 (0.94%) Legal
7 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.94%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 254 (79.87%) Developer
2 157 (49.37%) .NET Developer
3 50 (15.72%) Senior Developer
4 24 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 19 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
6 16 (5.03%) Web Developer
6 16 (5.03%) Analyst
7 15 (4.72%) Software Engineer
7 15 (4.72%) QA Engineer
7 15 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (4.09%) Front-End Developer
10 12 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 12 (3.77%) Junior
10 12 (3.77%) Software Developer
11 11 (3.46%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.46%) Junior Developer
12 10 (3.14%) UX Designer
12 10 (3.14%) Designer
13 8 (2.52%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (65.09%) .NET
2 179 (56.29%) ASP.NET
3 153 (48.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 103 (32.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 102 (32.08%) RESTful
6 92 (28.93%) HTML
7 84 (26.42%) CSS
8 73 (22.96%) WCF
9 57 (17.92%) jQuery
10 52 (16.35%) .NET Framework
11 43 (13.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 38 (11.95%) Web Services
13 33 (10.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 33 (10.38%) REST
14 29 (9.12%) SOAP
15 27 (8.49%) CSS3
15 27 (8.49%) HTML5
16 26 (8.18%) AngularJS
16 26 (8.18%) NHibernate
17 23 (7.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.72%) User Experience
2 14 (4.40%) Blog
3 13 (4.09%) Graphic Design
4 12 (3.77%) Social Media
5 9 (2.83%) BBC
6 6 (1.89%) Open Source
7 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.94%) Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.31%) Xbox
10 1 (0.31%) iPhone
10 1 (0.31%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.31%) DTV
10 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.31%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.31%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.03%) Linux
2 12 (3.77%) UNIX
3 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.26%) Android
5 2 (0.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (86.48%) TDD
2 256 (80.50%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (63.84%) MVC
4 124 (38.99%) Web Application Development
5 106 (33.33%) Scrum
6 74 (23.27%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (17.92%) OO
8 30 (9.43%) Pair Programming
9 28 (8.81%) Automated Testing
9 28 (8.81%) Kanban
10 26 (8.18%) Domain-Driven Design
10 26 (8.18%) Dependency Injection
10 26 (8.18%) Web Development
11 25 (7.86%) E-Commerce
12 21 (6.60%) CQRS
13 20 (6.29%) OOD
14 19 (5.97%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.40%) Web Design
15 14 (4.40%) Refactoring
16 13 (4.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 197 (61.95%) C#
2 122 (38.36%) JavaScript
3 79 (24.84%) SQL
3 79 (24.84%) Ruby
4 67 (21.07%) Java
5 13 (4.09%) PHP
6 7 (2.20%) Objective-C
6 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.20%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.89%) VB
7 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.57%) C
9 4 (1.26%) Scala
10 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.63%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) C++
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (4.40%) MCP
1 14 (4.40%) MCSD
1 14 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (4.40%) Degree
2 12 (3.77%) MCTS
2 12 (3.77%) MCAD
3 9 (2.83%) ISEB
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.83%) Puppet
2 4 (1.26%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (10.69%) Facebook
2 29 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.35%) Oracle
4 12 (3.77%) Google
5 8 (2.52%) Apple
5 8 (2.52%) Sony
5 8 (2.52%) Yahoo!
6 6 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.26%) Zend
7 4 (1.26%) SAP
8 1 (0.31%) Twitter
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