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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 110 122 195
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +73
Permanent jobs citing BDD 179 133 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 1.94% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.44% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 167 120 56
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 -1 88 £40,000 - 17
Cheshire +21 59 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Merseyside +24 23 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Lancashire -1 7 £40,000 +37.93% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 283 (89.84%) TDD
2 255 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (66.35%) .NET
4 208 (66.03%) MVC
5 205 (65.08%) C#
6 180 (57.14%) ASP.NET
7 166 (52.70%) SQL Server
8 150 (47.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 124 (39.37%) JavaScript
10 117 (37.14%) Web Application Development
11 90 (28.57%) RESTful
12 89 (28.25%) Git (software)
13 88 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 85 (26.98%) Scrum
15 84 (26.67%) HTML
16 80 (25.40%) SQL
17 78 (24.76%) CSS
18 77 (24.44%) WCF
19 72 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
20 71 (22.54%) Node.js
21 69 (21.90%) NoSQL
21 69 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
21 69 (21.90%) Ruby
22 65 (20.63%) Internet
23 62 (19.68%) Java
24 60 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 56 (17.78%) OO
25 56 (17.78%) .NET Framework
26 53 (16.83%) Selenium
27 48 (15.24%) jQuery

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (22.54%) Node.js
2 11 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.22%) CMS
4 5 (1.59%) Jetty
5 4 (1.27%) SAS
6 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) SaaS
1 4 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) Trello
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (20.63%) Internet
2 9 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
3 1 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (52.70%) SQL Server
2 72 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (21.90%) NoSQL
4 29 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (3.81%) MySQL
6 9 (2.86%) Big Data
6 9 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.59%) Redis
9 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.63%) Mahout
11 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.32%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 89 (28.25%) Git (software)
2 53 (16.83%) Selenium
3 33 (10.48%) Cucumber
4 23 (7.30%) NUnit
5 20 (6.35%) WebDriver
6 19 (6.03%) SpecFlow
7 16 (5.08%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.76%) Axure RP
9 14 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.44%) Maven
10 13 (4.13%) Eclipse
11 12 (3.81%) JUnit
11 12 (3.81%) JIRA
11 12 (3.81%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (3.17%) MSTest
13 9 (2.86%) Hudson
14 8 (2.54%) Jasmine
15 7 (2.22%) SoapUI
16 6 (1.90%) Gradle
General
1 39 (12.38%) Advertising
2 38 (12.06%) Marketing
3 24 (7.62%) Games
4 16 (5.08%) Retail
5 12 (3.81%) Finance
6 10 (3.17%) Billing
7 3 (0.95%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 260 (82.54%) Developer
2 161 (51.11%) .NET Developer
3 51 (16.19%) Senior Developer
4 24 (7.62%) Java Developer
4 24 (7.62%) Senior .NET Developer
5 23 (7.30%) C# Developer
6 19 (6.03%) Web Developer
7 16 (5.08%) Analyst
7 16 (5.08%) Software Developer
8 14 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (3.81%) Front-End Developer
10 12 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.49%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) Junior
12 10 (3.17%) QA Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) User Experience Designer
12 10 (3.17%) Designer
13 9 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (66.35%) .NET
2 180 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 150 (47.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 90 (28.57%) RESTful
5 88 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 84 (26.67%) HTML
7 78 (24.76%) CSS
8 77 (24.44%) WCF
9 60 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 56 (17.78%) .NET Framework
11 48 (15.24%) jQuery
12 43 (13.65%) Web Services
13 42 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 34 (10.79%) NHibernate
15 28 (8.89%) Razor View Engine
16 25 (7.94%) REST
17 24 (7.62%) LINQ
18 23 (7.30%) AngularJS
18 23 (7.30%) SOAP
19 21 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.71%) Blog
2 15 (4.76%) User Experience
3 12 (3.81%) Social Media
3 12 (3.81%) Graphic Design
4 9 (2.86%) BBC
5 5 (1.59%) Open Source
5 5 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.27%) Replication
6 4 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.95%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) iPhone
8 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) Xbox
9 1 (0.32%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.32%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.81%) Linux
2 9 (2.86%) UNIX
3 6 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (0.32%) Windows
5 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (89.84%) TDD
2 255 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (66.03%) MVC
4 117 (37.14%) Web Application Development
5 85 (26.98%) Scrum
6 69 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (17.78%) OO
8 33 (10.48%) Automated Testing
9 30 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 30 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
10 29 (9.21%) Pair Programming
11 27 (8.57%) Kanban
11 27 (8.57%) CQRS
12 26 (8.25%) Web Development
13 22 (6.98%) OOD
14 21 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
14 21 (6.67%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.40%) UML
16 14 (4.44%) Refactoring
16 14 (4.44%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (65.08%) C#
2 124 (39.37%) JavaScript
3 80 (25.40%) SQL
4 69 (21.90%) Ruby
5 62 (19.68%) Java
6 14 (4.44%) PHP
7 9 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.54%) Scala
8 8 (2.54%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.90%) VB
11 5 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.59%) C
12 2 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) Python
13 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (6.35%) MCP
1 20 (6.35%) MCSD
1 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (5.71%) MCTS
2 18 (5.71%) MCAD
3 13 (4.13%) ISEB
3 13 (4.13%) Degree
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Puppet
2 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 32 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.21%) Facebook
3 17 (5.40%) Google
4 15 (4.76%) Oracle
5 8 (2.54%) Apple
5 8 (2.54%) Sony
5 8 (2.54%) Yahoo!
6 5 (1.59%) JBoss
7 4 (1.27%) Zend
8 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.32%) SAP
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