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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 93 104 149
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +45
Permanent jobs citing BDD 185 175 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.84% 2.44% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.92% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 168 167 86
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +31 114 £43,750 +9.37% 23
Cheshire -31 34 £40,000 - 12
Merseyside +10 20 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire +4 12 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 337 (90.84%) TDD
2 333 (89.76%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (71.70%) .NET
4 223 (60.11%) C#
5 199 (53.64%) MVC
6 191 (51.48%) Scrum
7 178 (47.98%) ASP.NET
8 173 (46.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 163 (43.94%) SQL Server
10 147 (39.62%) Web Application Development
11 131 (35.31%) Continuous Integration
12 125 (33.69%) RESTful
13 122 (32.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 112 (30.19%) JavaScript
15 99 (26.68%) WCF
16 93 (25.07%) SQL
17 90 (24.26%) HTML
18 83 (22.37%) OO
19 79 (21.29%) Kanban
20 75 (20.22%) Web Services
21 71 (19.14%) Java
22 70 (18.87%) Git (software)
23 64 (17.25%) CSS
24 61 (16.44%) AngularJS
25 59 (15.90%) Dependency Injection
25 59 (15.90%) SOAP
26 58 (15.63%) Node.js
27 54 (14.56%) NoSQL
27 54 (14.56%) Microsoft
28 53 (14.29%) Automated Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 58 (15.63%) Node.js
2 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.43%) IIS
4 7 (1.89%) JBoss
5 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.81%) Mingle
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.54%) Sage ERP X3
2 2 (0.54%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.54%) Agresso
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Trello
3 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.55%) Internet
2 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.54%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 54 (14.56%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.31%) MySQL
4 9 (2.43%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.35%) JasperReports
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 70 (18.87%) Git (software)
2 49 (13.21%) Selenium
3 46 (12.40%) SpecFlow
4 44 (11.86%) Jenkins
5 39 (10.51%) Cucumber
6 34 (9.16%) NUnit
7 27 (7.28%) SoapUI
8 26 (7.01%) Rhino Mocks
9 24 (6.47%) Hudson
10 22 (5.93%) TeamCity
11 15 (4.04%) Jasmine
11 15 (4.04%) Subversion
11 15 (4.04%) Visual Studio
12 14 (3.77%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (3.50%) WebDriver
14 9 (2.43%) Ant
14 9 (2.43%) Maven
14 9 (2.43%) JIRA
15 8 (2.16%) Mercurial
General
1 47 (12.67%) Advertising
2 37 (9.97%) Marketing
3 32 (8.63%) Retail
4 31 (8.36%) Games
5 24 (6.47%) Finance
6 17 (4.58%) Music Industry
7 16 (4.31%) Banking
8 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 258 (69.54%) Developer
2 172 (46.36%) .NET Developer
3 38 (10.24%) Senior Developer
3 38 (10.24%) Analyst
4 31 (8.36%) Test Analyst
5 28 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 24 (6.47%) Tester
7 22 (5.93%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (4.85%) Development Manager
10 17 (4.58%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.50%) Front-End Developer
12 12 (3.23%) Technical Tester
12 12 (3.23%) Graduate
13 10 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (2.70%) Graduate Software Developer
13 10 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (2.70%) Graduate Developer
13 10 (2.70%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (71.70%) .NET
2 178 (47.98%) ASP.NET
3 173 (46.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 125 (33.69%) RESTful
5 122 (32.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 99 (26.68%) WCF
7 90 (24.26%) HTML
8 75 (20.22%) Web Services
9 64 (17.25%) CSS
10 61 (16.44%) AngularJS
11 59 (15.90%) SOAP
12 48 (12.94%) .NET Framework
13 41 (11.05%) KnockoutJS
14 40 (10.78%) HTML5
15 37 (9.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 36 (9.70%) NHibernate
17 35 (9.43%) jQuery
18 32 (8.63%) REST
19 30 (8.09%) LINQ
20 29 (7.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.09%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.50%) N-Tier
6 12 (3.23%) Replication
7 10 (2.70%) Tandem
7 10 (2.70%) Xbox
8 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.62%) User Experience
10 5 (1.35%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Informatics
11 1 (0.27%) DTV
11 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.55%) Windows
2 23 (6.20%) Linux
3 22 (5.93%) Android
3 22 (5.93%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (0.81%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.81%) AIX
6 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (90.84%) TDD
2 333 (89.76%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (53.64%) MVC
4 191 (51.48%) Scrum
5 147 (39.62%) Web Application Development
6 131 (35.31%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (22.37%) OO
8 79 (21.29%) Kanban
9 59 (15.90%) Dependency Injection
10 53 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 53 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 37 (9.97%) OOP
12 35 (9.43%) Automation Testing
13 33 (8.89%) SDLC
13 33 (8.89%) E-Commerce
14 26 (7.01%) System Testing
14 26 (7.01%) Compatibility Testing
15 25 (6.74%) SOA
15 25 (6.74%) Mentoring
16 24 (6.47%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 223 (60.11%) C#
2 112 (30.19%) JavaScript
3 93 (25.07%) SQL
4 71 (19.14%) Java
5 50 (13.48%) Ruby
6 33 (8.89%) PHP
7 29 (7.82%) C++
8 13 (3.50%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.23%) C
10 7 (1.89%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.62%) Scala
12 5 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.81%) Python
15 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (13.48%) Degree
2 34 (9.16%) ISEB
3 7 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.54%) PMP
4 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (1.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.16%) Oracle
3 26 (7.01%) Facebook
4 9 (2.43%) Zend
5 7 (1.89%) Capita
6 5 (1.35%) SAP
7 3 (0.81%) IBM
8 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.54%) Sage
8 2 (0.54%) Infor
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) hybris
9 1 (0.27%) Unisys
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