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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 104 132 184
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +52
Permanent jobs citing BDD 177 114 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 1.62% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.09% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 164 98 60
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
6084 5443 5726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.66% 77.49% 77.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4828 4601 4991
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,419
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 -4 80 £40,000 - 11
Cheshire +25 65 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Merseyside +20 23 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Lancashire +5 7 £40,000 +37.93% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 285 (93.75%) TDD
2 217 (71.38%) MVC
3 210 (69.08%) C#
4 208 (68.42%) .NET
5 185 (60.86%) ASP.NET
6 172 (56.58%) SQL Server
7 154 (50.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 126 (41.45%) JavaScript
9 108 (35.53%) Web Application Development
10 86 (28.29%) WCF
11 80 (26.32%) HTML
12 78 (25.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 77 (25.33%) SQL
13 77 (25.33%) Git (software)
13 77 (25.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 76 (25.00%) RESTful
15 73 (24.01%) CSS
16 72 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 71 (23.36%) Scrum
17 71 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
18 66 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (20.39%) Node.js
20 61 (20.07%) Java
21 60 (19.74%) NoSQL
22 59 (19.41%) OO
22 59 (19.41%) Ruby
23 58 (19.08%) .NET Framework
24 57 (18.75%) Internet
25 51 (16.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 50 (16.45%) jQuery

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 62 (20.39%) Node.js
2 11 (3.62%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.63%) CMS
4 5 (1.64%) Jetty
5 4 (1.32%) SAS
6 3 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.66%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) GitHub
2 3 (0.99%) SaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.75%) Internet
2 9 (2.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (56.58%) SQL Server
2 78 (25.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (19.74%) NoSQL
4 34 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.61%) MySQL
6 9 (2.96%) Big Data
7 8 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.99%) Redis
12 2 (0.66%) Mahout
13 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 77 (25.33%) Git (software)
2 48 (15.79%) Selenium
3 32 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 27 (8.88%) NUnit
5 20 (6.58%) SpecFlow
6 17 (5.59%) Eclipse
7 16 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.93%) WebDriver
8 15 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.61%) TeamCity
9 14 (4.61%) Maven
10 12 (3.95%) Axure RP
11 11 (3.62%) JIRA
12 10 (3.29%) JUnit
12 10 (3.29%) MSTest
12 10 (3.29%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (3.29%) Moq
13 9 (2.96%) Hudson
14 7 (2.30%) Jasmine
15 6 (1.97%) Gradle
General
1 34 (11.18%) Marketing
2 31 (10.20%) Advertising
3 20 (6.58%) Games
4 15 (4.93%) Retail
5 11 (3.62%) Finance
6 10 (3.29%) Billing
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 264 (86.84%) Developer
2 163 (53.62%) .NET Developer
3 51 (16.78%) Senior Developer
4 31 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 27 (8.88%) Java Developer
6 26 (8.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 21 (6.91%) Web Developer
8 17 (5.59%) Software Developer
8 17 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (4.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (4.28%) Analyst
11 11 (3.62%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.62%) C# Web Developer
12 10 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.29%) Junior
12 10 (3.29%) User Experience Designer
12 10 (3.29%) Designer
13 9 (2.96%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (68.42%) .NET
2 185 (60.86%) ASP.NET
3 154 (50.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 86 (28.29%) WCF
5 80 (26.32%) HTML
6 77 (25.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 76 (25.00%) RESTful
8 73 (24.01%) CSS
9 72 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 58 (19.08%) .NET Framework
11 51 (16.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 50 (16.45%) jQuery
13 40 (13.16%) NHibernate
13 40 (13.16%) Web Services
14 35 (11.51%) Razor View Engine
15 29 (9.54%) LINQ
16 23 (7.57%) WPF
17 22 (7.24%) REST
17 22 (7.24%) Spring
17 22 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.58%) Blog
2 13 (4.28%) Social Media
3 12 (3.95%) Graphic Design
4 10 (3.29%) BBC
5 9 (2.96%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.97%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.32%) Replication
8 3 (0.99%) Clustering
8 3 (0.99%) Open Source
9 2 (0.66%) iPad
9 2 (0.66%) iPhone
10 1 (0.33%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.33%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.33%) Streaming Music
10 1 (0.33%) DTV
10 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.95%) Linux
2 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.97%) Android
4 5 (1.64%) UNIX
5 2 (0.66%) Windows
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (93.75%) TDD
2 217 (71.38%) MVC
3 108 (35.53%) Web Application Development
4 71 (23.36%) Scrum
4 71 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (19.41%) OO
7 35 (11.51%) Domain-Driven Design
8 31 (10.20%) Automated Testing
9 30 (9.87%) CQRS
10 29 (9.54%) Pair Programming
10 29 (9.54%) E-Commerce
11 27 (8.88%) Web Development
11 27 (8.88%) Kanban
12 26 (8.55%) OOD
13 19 (6.25%) UML
14 17 (5.59%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (4.61%) Refactoring
16 12 (3.95%) Web Design
17 11 (3.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 210 (69.08%) C#
2 126 (41.45%) JavaScript
3 77 (25.33%) SQL
4 61 (20.07%) Java
5 59 (19.41%) Ruby
6 15 (4.93%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.93%) PHP
7 9 (2.96%) Scala
8 8 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.30%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.97%) VB
11 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.64%) C
12 1 (0.33%) C++
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) Python
12 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (7.57%) MCP
1 23 (7.57%) MCSD
1 23 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.91%) MCTS
2 21 (6.91%) MCAD
3 17 (5.59%) Degree
4 9 (2.96%) ISEB
5 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (2.30%) Puppet
2 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.55%) Facebook
3 23 (7.57%) Google
4 13 (4.28%) Oracle
5 9 (2.96%) Apple
5 9 (2.96%) Sony
5 9 (2.96%) Yahoo!
6 5 (1.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.99%) Zend
7 3 (0.99%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
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Salary: £18,000 - £55,000
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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