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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 117 112 179
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +67
Permanent jobs citing BDD 154 152 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.06% 2.25% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.80% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 141 132 62
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 £32,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £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
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
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 £27,353 £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 21 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 21 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 -50 67 £40,000 - 23
Cheshire +13 55 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Merseyside +35 22 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Lancashire -4 5 £40,000 +6.66% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 274 (86.71%) TDD
2 254 (80.38%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (64.87%) .NET
4 201 (63.61%) MVC
5 196 (62.03%) C#
6 175 (55.38%) ASP.NET
7 160 (50.63%) SQL Server
8 150 (47.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 122 (38.61%) Web Application Development
10 120 (37.97%) JavaScript
11 101 (31.96%) Git (software)
12 100 (31.65%) Scrum
12 100 (31.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 99 (31.33%) RESTful
14 89 (28.16%) HTML
15 81 (25.63%) CSS
16 79 (25.00%) Node.js
17 77 (24.37%) NoSQL
17 77 (24.37%) Ruby
18 75 (23.73%) SQL
19 73 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
19 73 (23.10%) WCF
20 71 (22.47%) Internet
21 66 (20.89%) Java
22 59 (18.67%) SQL Server 2012
23 55 (17.41%) OO
23 55 (17.41%) Selenium
23 55 (17.41%) jQuery
24 52 (16.46%) .NET Framework
25 46 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 79 (25.00%) Node.js
2 11 (3.48%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.90%) CMS
4 5 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.58%) Jetty
4 5 (1.58%) JBoss
5 4 (1.27%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) SaaS
2 4 (1.27%) GitHub
3 2 (0.63%) Trello
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (22.47%) Internet
2 13 (4.11%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) Broadband
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 77 (24.37%) NoSQL
3 59 (18.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.11%) MySQL
6 12 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.85%) Big Data
8 8 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.90%) Redis
10 5 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.63%) Mahout
12 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.32%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 101 (31.96%) Git (software)
2 55 (17.41%) Selenium
3 35 (11.08%) Cucumber
4 22 (6.96%) NUnit
4 22 (6.96%) SpecFlow
5 19 (6.01%) WebDriver
6 16 (5.06%) TeamCity
6 16 (5.06%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.75%) Axure RP
7 15 (4.75%) Maven
7 15 (4.75%) JIRA
8 14 (4.43%) JUnit
9 12 (3.80%) MSTest
10 10 (3.16%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.16%) Jasmine
10 10 (3.16%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (2.53%) Ant
12 6 (1.90%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.90%) Gradle
General
1 45 (14.24%) Marketing
2 43 (13.61%) Advertising
3 28 (8.86%) Games
4 16 (5.06%) Retail
5 14 (4.43%) Finance
6 10 (3.16%) Billing
7 3 (0.95%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 253 (80.06%) Developer
2 156 (49.37%) .NET Developer
3 50 (15.82%) Senior Developer
4 23 (7.28%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 16 (5.06%) Analyst
6 16 (5.06%) Web Developer
7 15 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (4.43%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.43%) QA Engineer
8 14 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
9 13 (4.11%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.80%) Junior
11 11 (3.48%) Junior Developer
11 11 (3.48%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.16%) UX Designer
12 10 (3.16%) Designer
13 8 (2.53%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (64.87%) .NET
2 175 (55.38%) ASP.NET
3 150 (47.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 100 (31.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 99 (31.33%) RESTful
6 89 (28.16%) HTML
7 81 (25.63%) CSS
8 73 (23.10%) WCF
9 55 (17.41%) jQuery
10 52 (16.46%) .NET Framework
11 46 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 37 (11.71%) Web Services
13 34 (10.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 32 (10.13%) REST
15 27 (8.54%) NHibernate
15 27 (8.54%) SOAP
16 26 (8.23%) HTML5
16 26 (8.23%) CSS3
17 25 (7.91%) AngularJS
18 24 (7.59%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.75%) User Experience
1 15 (4.75%) Blog
2 13 (4.11%) Graphic Design
3 12 (3.80%) Social Media
4 9 (2.85%) BBC
5 6 (1.90%) Open Source
6 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.95%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.63%) iPad
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) Xbox
9 1 (0.32%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.32%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.32%) Streaming Music
9 1 (0.32%) iPhone
9 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.75%) Linux
2 12 (3.80%) UNIX
3 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (0.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (86.71%) TDD
2 254 (80.38%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (63.61%) MVC
4 122 (38.61%) Web Application Development
5 100 (31.65%) Scrum
6 73 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (17.41%) OO
8 30 (9.49%) Pair Programming
9 28 (8.86%) Automated Testing
9 28 (8.86%) Kanban
10 27 (8.54%) Domain-Driven Design
11 25 (7.91%) Dependency Injection
11 25 (7.91%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.91%) Web Development
12 22 (6.96%) CQRS
13 20 (6.33%) OOD
14 17 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.43%) UML
15 14 (4.43%) Web Design
15 14 (4.43%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 196 (62.03%) C#
2 120 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 77 (24.37%) Ruby
4 75 (23.73%) SQL
5 66 (20.89%) Java
6 14 (4.43%) PHP
7 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 6 (1.90%) VB
8 6 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.58%) Scala
9 5 (1.58%) C
10 2 (0.63%) C++
10 2 (0.63%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (4.75%) MCP
1 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (4.75%) MCSD
2 13 (4.11%) Degree
2 13 (4.11%) MCTS
2 13 (4.11%) MCAD
3 9 (2.85%) ISEB
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.85%) Puppet
2 4 (1.27%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (10.44%) Facebook
2 29 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.06%) Oracle
4 13 (4.11%) Google
5 8 (2.53%) Sony
5 8 (2.53%) Apple
5 8 (2.53%) Yahoo!
6 5 (1.58%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.27%) Zend
8 3 (0.95%) SAP
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
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Stockport
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