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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 149 183
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +34
Permanent jobs citing BDD 167 97 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 1.47% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.79% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 159 88 65
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £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
5696 5408 6287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.61% 81.89% 80.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4898 4534 5444
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -1 91 £40,000 +3.89% 18
Cheshire +45 65 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Merseyside +18 9 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Lancashire -13 2 £27,500 -52.17% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 278 (85.28%) TDD
2 271 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (70.86%) .NET
4 188 (57.67%) C#
5 186 (57.06%) MVC
6 168 (51.53%) ASP.NET
7 157 (48.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 155 (47.55%) SQL Server
9 128 (39.26%) Web Application Development
10 118 (36.20%) Scrum
11 116 (35.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 111 (34.05%) Git (software)
13 110 (33.74%) RESTful
14 109 (33.44%) JavaScript
15 102 (31.29%) Continuous Integration
16 90 (27.61%) HTML
17 89 (27.30%) Ruby
18 84 (25.77%) Node.js
19 79 (24.23%) NoSQL
20 77 (23.62%) SQL
20 77 (23.62%) CSS
21 75 (23.01%) Internet
22 70 (21.47%) WCF
23 66 (20.25%) jQuery
24 61 (18.71%) OO
25 58 (17.79%) Java
26 53 (16.26%) Selenium
27 41 (12.58%) TeamCity
28 39 (11.96%) .NET Framework
28 39 (11.96%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 84 (25.77%) Node.js
2 24 (7.36%) CMS
3 15 (4.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (3.37%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.15%) IIS
6 5 (1.53%) Apache
7 2 (0.61%) JBoss
7 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.92%) Mingle
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) SaaS
2 4 (1.23%) Trello
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (23.01%) Internet
2 13 (3.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (47.55%) SQL Server
2 79 (24.23%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.91%) MySQL
4 11 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.84%) Redis
6 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.61%) Big Data
9 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 111 (34.05%) Git (software)
2 53 (16.26%) Selenium
3 41 (12.58%) TeamCity
4 37 (11.35%) SpecFlow
5 33 (10.12%) Cucumber
6 30 (9.20%) Jenkins
7 29 (8.90%) JIRA
8 27 (8.28%) SoapUI
9 22 (6.75%) WebDriver
10 19 (5.83%) NUnit
11 16 (4.91%) Subversion
12 14 (4.29%) Maven
12 14 (4.29%) Visual Studio
13 13 (3.99%) JUnit
13 13 (3.99%) Hudson
14 11 (3.37%) Rhino Mocks
14 11 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (3.07%) Mercurial
16 8 (2.45%) Moq
17 7 (2.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 37 (11.35%) Advertising
1 37 (11.35%) Games
2 28 (8.59%) Marketing
3 14 (4.29%) Retail
4 8 (2.45%) Music Industry
5 6 (1.84%) Finance
6 5 (1.53%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 221 (67.79%) Developer
2 154 (47.24%) .NET Developer
3 35 (10.74%) Analyst
4 29 (8.90%) Senior Developer
5 28 (8.59%) Test Analyst
6 20 (6.13%) Tester
7 17 (5.21%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.91%) Software Engineer
9 15 (4.60%) Technical Analyst
9 15 (4.60%) Technical Test Analyst
10 12 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.37%) QA Engineer
12 10 (3.07%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.07%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.07%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.45%) Automation Tester
13 8 (2.45%) Front-End Developer
14 7 (2.15%) PHP Developer
14 7 (2.15%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (70.86%) .NET
2 168 (51.53%) ASP.NET
3 157 (48.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 116 (35.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 110 (33.74%) RESTful
6 90 (27.61%) HTML
7 77 (23.62%) CSS
8 70 (21.47%) WCF
9 66 (20.25%) jQuery
10 39 (11.96%) .NET Framework
10 39 (11.96%) HTML5
10 39 (11.96%) CSS3
11 34 (10.43%) Web Services
12 33 (10.12%) SOAP
13 31 (9.51%) REST
14 23 (7.06%) Spring
15 18 (5.52%) Hibernate
16 14 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 14 (4.29%) AngularJS
16 14 (4.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.60%) Computer Science
1 15 (4.60%) User Experience
2 13 (3.99%) BBC
3 12 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.07%) Social Media
5 7 (2.15%) Replication
6 5 (1.53%) Open Source
7 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.61%) Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.61%) Blog
7 2 (0.61%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.31%) iPad
8 1 (0.31%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.31%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.31%) Tandem
8 1 (0.31%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.31%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.13%) Linux
2 8 (2.45%) UNIX
3 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.92%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.92%) Windows
5 2 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (85.28%) TDD
2 271 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (57.06%) MVC
4 128 (39.26%) Web Application Development
5 118 (36.20%) Scrum
6 102 (31.29%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (18.71%) OO
8 38 (11.66%) Automated Testing
9 36 (11.04%) Kanban
10 32 (9.82%) Dependency Injection
11 31 (9.51%) Web Development
12 28 (8.59%) Software Engineering
13 27 (8.28%) Automation Testing
14 24 (7.36%) System Testing
15 22 (6.75%) Domain-Driven Design
16 21 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (6.44%) Compatibility Testing
17 20 (6.13%) Regression Testing
18 17 (5.21%) DevOps
19 16 (4.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 188 (57.67%) C#
2 109 (33.44%) JavaScript
3 89 (27.30%) Ruby
4 77 (23.62%) SQL
5 58 (17.79%) Java
6 16 (4.91%) PHP
7 10 (3.07%) Scala
8 9 (2.76%) C
9 6 (1.84%) VB
9 6 (1.84%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.84%) C++
10 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.61%) Python
14 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (11.04%) Degree
2 20 (6.13%) ISEB
3 4 (1.23%) PMP
3 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.37%) Puppet
2 6 (1.84%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 34 (10.43%) Facebook
2 33 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.52%) Oracle
4 16 (4.91%) SAP
5 15 (4.60%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.07%) Yahoo!
6 10 (3.07%) Google
6 10 (3.07%) Sony
6 10 (3.07%) Apple
7 8 (2.45%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.61%) Zend
9 1 (0.31%) Capita
9 1 (0.31%) Twitter
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