Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 46 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +8
Permanent jobs citing BDD 52 58 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.80% 5.07% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 5.65% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 52 55 54
Merseyside median annual salary £33,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.25% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £35,000 £30,375
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 841 1,026 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 93.86% 89.61% 86.79%
Number of salaries quoted 718 791 671
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,720 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £64,125 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD in Merseyside.

Salary trend for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Merseyside over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +14 20 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Birkenhead +14 15 £27,500 -8.33% 1
St Helens - 11 £47,500 -
Prescot - 4 £35,000 - 1
Southport +1 2 £40,000 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 49 (94.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (82.69%) MVC
3 41 (78.85%) TDD
3 41 (78.85%) SQL Server
4 35 (67.31%) ASP.NET
4 35 (67.31%) C#
4 35 (67.31%) .NET
5 34 (65.38%) RESTful
5 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (65.38%) Web Application Development
5 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 32 (61.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (40.38%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (36.54%) Retail
8 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
9 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
9 18 (34.62%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (34.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (26.92%) Tandem
10 14 (26.92%) QA
11 11 (21.15%) Ruby
11 11 (21.15%) WCF
11 11 (21.15%) NoSQL
11 11 (21.15%) Entity Framework
11 11 (21.15%) Node.js
11 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
11 11 (21.15%) Scrum
11 11 (21.15%) VB

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (78.85%) SQL Server
2 32 (61.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (21.15%) NoSQL
4 9 (17.31%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
2 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (36.54%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (82.69%) Developer
2 34 (65.38%) .NET Developer
3 9 (17.31%) PHP Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Java Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) QA Automation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Java Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Business Development Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) .NET
1 35 (67.31%) ASP.NET
2 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 34 (65.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 34 (65.38%) RESTful
3 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
3 18 (34.62%) KnockoutJS
3 18 (34.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
4 11 (21.15%) Code First Entity Framework
4 11 (21.15%) Entity Framework
4 11 (21.15%) Node.js
4 11 (21.15%) WCF
5 9 (17.31%) jQuery
6 8 (15.38%) LAMP
6 8 (15.38%) Symfony
7 1 (1.92%) CSS
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (26.92%) Tandem
3 8 (15.38%) Xbox
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (94.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (82.69%) MVC
3 41 (78.85%) TDD
4 34 (65.38%) Web Application Development
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
6 8 (15.38%) Coaching
6 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.54%) Kanban
7 6 (11.54%) OO
7 6 (11.54%) SDLC
7 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.62%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.85%) Change Management
9 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.85%) User Stories
9 2 (3.85%) Wireframes
10 1 (1.92%) Time Management
10 1 (1.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) C#
2 11 (21.15%) Ruby
2 11 (21.15%) VB
2 11 (21.15%) VB.NET
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) PHP
5 6 (11.54%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft