Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 65 46
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 +13
Permanent jobs citing BDD 40 43 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.05% 3.31% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 3.74% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 37 41 29
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £35,000 £26,200
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +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 894 1149 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.58% 88.52% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 666 777 621
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +13 20 £35,000 -12.50%
Wirral 0 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Southport - 6 £40,000 - 1
St Helens - 5 £25,000 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (92.50%) TDD
3 33 (82.50%) MVC
3 33 (82.50%) C#
3 33 (82.50%) .NET
3 33 (82.50%) ASP.NET
3 33 (82.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (70.00%) RESTful
4 28 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 28 (70.00%) Web Application Development
4 28 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
8 13 (32.50%) Ruby
8 13 (32.50%) Blog
8 13 (32.50%) WCF
8 13 (32.50%) Internet
8 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (32.50%) Digital Media
8 13 (32.50%) Node.js
9 11 (27.50%) Scrum
10 10 (25.00%) AngularJS
11 9 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (22.50%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (22.50%) Digital TV
11 9 (22.50%) Java
12 7 (17.50%) OO
12 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (2.50%) Drupal
1 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
4 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) JMeter
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (92.50%) Developer
2 28 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 18 (45.00%) C# Developer
4 13 (32.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 13 (32.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (32.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Junior
5 7 (17.50%) Junior Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Graduate
7 5 (12.50%) Graduate C# Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Graduate Java Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Graduate Python Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Junior C# Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Junior Java Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Junior Python Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Linux Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (82.50%) .NET
1 33 (82.50%) ASP.NET
1 33 (82.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 28 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 28 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 28 (70.00%) RESTful
3 13 (32.50%) Node.js
3 13 (32.50%) WCF
4 10 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 9 (22.50%) KnockoutJS
5 9 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (12.50%) J2EE
7 3 (7.50%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) CSS
8 2 (5.00%) HTML
8 2 (5.00%) OAuth
9 1 (2.50%) jQuery
9 1 (2.50%) React
9 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Blog
1 13 (32.50%) Digital Media
2 9 (22.50%) Digital TV
3 7 (17.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (92.50%) TDD
3 33 (82.50%) MVC
4 28 (70.00%) Web Application Development
5 11 (27.50%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.50%) OO
7 6 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.00%) API Design
9 2 (5.00%) API Development
9 2 (5.00%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.00%) SDLC
9 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.00%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.50%) Kanban
10 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) C#
2 13 (32.50%) Ruby
3 9 (22.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft