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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 93 144 177
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +33
Permanent jobs citing BDD 175 111 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.64% 1.59% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.92% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 169 105 73
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £41,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
5536 5785 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.57% 82.96% 79.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4484 4715 4805
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +27 103 £40,000 - 17
Cheshire +28 52 £42,500 -22.72% 18
Merseyside +16 14 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Lancashire +2 4 £27,500 -52.17% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 306 (90.80%) TDD
2 289 (85.76%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (75.67%) .NET
4 203 (60.24%) C#
5 197 (58.46%) MVC
6 188 (55.79%) ASP.NET
7 179 (53.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 171 (50.74%) SQL Server
9 147 (43.62%) Web Application Development
10 138 (40.95%) Scrum
11 120 (35.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 111 (32.94%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (31.75%) RESTful
14 100 (29.67%) JavaScript
15 90 (26.71%) Git (software)
16 88 (26.11%) WCF
17 82 (24.33%) Node.js
18 81 (24.04%) SQL
19 79 (23.44%) Ruby
20 75 (22.26%) HTML
21 68 (20.18%) NoSQL
22 66 (19.58%) Internet
23 63 (18.69%) OO
24 58 (17.21%) CSS
25 55 (16.32%) Kanban
26 54 (16.02%) Degree
27 53 (15.73%) Java
28 52 (15.43%) jQuery
28 52 (15.43%) Selenium
28 52 (15.43%) SpecFlow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 82 (24.33%) Node.js
2 22 (6.53%) CMS
3 13 (3.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (3.26%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.08%) IIS
6 5 (1.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Mingle
2 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) SaaS
2 3 (0.89%) Trello
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (19.58%) Internet
2 11 (3.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (50.74%) SQL Server
2 68 (20.18%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.86%) MySQL
4 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.48%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.59%) Redis
6 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 90 (26.71%) Git (software)
2 52 (15.43%) SpecFlow
2 52 (15.43%) Selenium
3 46 (13.65%) TeamCity
4 41 (12.17%) Jenkins
5 35 (10.39%) Cucumber
6 34 (10.09%) SoapUI
7 33 (9.79%) NUnit
8 32 (9.50%) JIRA
9 24 (7.12%) Hudson
10 23 (6.82%) Rhino Mocks
11 16 (4.75%) WebDriver
11 16 (4.75%) Visual Studio
12 15 (4.45%) Moq
13 13 (3.86%) JUnit
13 13 (3.86%) Eclipse
13 13 (3.86%) Subversion
14 11 (3.26%) Mercurial
14 11 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (1.78%) Jasmine
General
1 36 (10.68%) Advertising
2 32 (9.50%) Marketing
3 30 (8.90%) Games
4 17 (5.04%) Retail
4 17 (5.04%) Music Industry
5 12 (3.56%) Finance
6 5 (1.48%) Banking
7 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.89%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 230 (68.25%) Developer
2 176 (52.23%) .NET Developer
3 39 (11.57%) Analyst
4 35 (10.39%) Test Analyst
5 28 (8.31%) Tester
6 27 (8.01%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.04%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.15%) Technical Tester
9 12 (3.56%) Technical Test Analyst
9 12 (3.56%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.97%) Automation Tester
11 9 (2.67%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.37%) Web Developer
12 8 (2.37%) PHP Developer
12 8 (2.37%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.08%) .NET Web Developer
14 6 (1.78%) Portfolio Manager
14 6 (1.78%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (75.67%) .NET
2 188 (55.79%) ASP.NET
3 179 (53.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 120 (35.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 107 (31.75%) RESTful
6 88 (26.11%) WCF
7 75 (22.26%) HTML
8 58 (17.21%) CSS
9 52 (15.43%) jQuery
10 44 (13.06%) .NET Framework
11 42 (12.46%) SOAP
11 42 (12.46%) Web Services
12 33 (9.79%) REST
13 30 (8.90%) CSS3
14 29 (8.61%) HTML5
15 26 (7.72%) NHibernate
16 25 (7.42%) LINQ
17 22 (6.53%) Spring
18 17 (5.04%) Hibernate
18 17 (5.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.61%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.64%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.86%) Replication
5 12 (3.56%) BBC
6 11 (3.26%) User Experience
7 10 (2.97%) Social Media
8 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.78%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.19%) Tandem
11 3 (0.89%) Open Source
12 2 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.30%) Raspberry Pi
13 1 (0.30%) iPad
13 1 (0.30%) Arduino
13 1 (0.30%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.75%) Linux
2 12 (3.56%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.97%) Android
4 8 (2.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.19%) UNIX
6 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (90.80%) TDD
2 289 (85.76%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (58.46%) MVC
4 147 (43.62%) Web Application Development
5 138 (40.95%) Scrum
6 111 (32.94%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (18.69%) OO
8 55 (16.32%) Kanban
9 42 (12.46%) Automated Testing
10 40 (11.87%) Dependency Injection
11 37 (10.98%) Automation Testing
12 35 (10.39%) Software Engineering
13 33 (9.79%) Web Development
14 32 (9.50%) System Testing
15 29 (8.61%) Compatibility Testing
16 26 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (7.42%) Domain-Driven Design
18 22 (6.53%) Regression Testing
18 22 (6.53%) Project Management
19 21 (6.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 203 (60.24%) C#
2 100 (29.67%) JavaScript
3 81 (24.04%) SQL
4 79 (23.44%) Ruby
5 53 (15.73%) Java
6 16 (4.75%) PHP
7 8 (2.37%) Scala
8 7 (2.08%) C++
9 6 (1.78%) C
9 6 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.19%) VB
12 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.59%) Python
13 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (16.02%) Degree
2 28 (8.31%) ISEB
3 6 (1.78%) PMP
3 6 (1.78%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.78%) Puppet
1 6 (1.78%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 41 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.79%) Facebook
3 22 (6.53%) Oracle
4 16 (4.75%) SAP
5 13 (3.86%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.97%) Yahoo!
6 10 (2.97%) Google
6 10 (2.97%) Apple
6 10 (2.97%) Sony
7 8 (2.37%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.30%) Capita
8 1 (0.30%) hybris
8 1 (0.30%) Twitter
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