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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 34 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13  
Permanent jobs citing BDD 32 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.65% 5.08% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 5.85% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 13
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 427 435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 86.79% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 412 352 337
Median salary £40,436 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing BDD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 14 £45,000 - 1
Liverpool -9 7 £40,000 -
Southport - 7 £40,000 - 1
Birkenhead -4 4 £30,000 -7.69% 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 59 (100.00%) TDD
2 57 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (94.92%) .NET
4 52 (88.14%) C#
4 52 (88.14%) MVC
4 52 (88.14%) RESTful
5 50 (84.75%) SQL Server
5 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET
5 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 50 (84.75%) Web Application Development
5 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 50 (84.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
6 22 (37.29%) Ruby
7 21 (35.59%) Digital TV
7 21 (35.59%) AngularJS
7 21 (35.59%) KnockoutJS
7 21 (35.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (35.59%) NoSQL
8 20 (33.90%) Entity Framework
8 20 (33.90%) Node.js
8 20 (33.90%) Code First Entity Framework
8 20 (33.90%) .NET Framework
8 20 (33.90%) WCF
9 15 (25.42%) Scrum
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
10 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (18.64%) OO
12 9 (15.25%) Retail

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 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (84.75%) SQL Server
1 50 (84.75%) SQL Server 2014
2 21 (35.59%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) RSpec
2 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.25%) Retail
2 4 (6.78%) Advertising
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (86.44%) Developer
2 50 (84.75%) .NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Development Manager
3 4 (6.78%) Graduate
3 4 (6.78%) Graduate ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior
3 4 (6.78%) Junior .NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior C# Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Junior Developer
3 4 (6.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (94.92%) .NET
2 52 (88.14%) RESTful
3 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET
3 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 50 (84.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (35.59%) AngularJS
4 21 (35.59%) KnockoutJS
4 21 (35.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (33.90%) .NET Framework
5 20 (33.90%) Code First Entity Framework
5 20 (33.90%) Entity Framework
5 20 (33.90%) Node.js
5 20 (33.90%) WCF
6 2 (3.39%) Ajax
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) jQuery
6 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.39%) SOAP
6 2 (3.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Digital TV
2 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
1 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) TDD
2 57 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (88.14%) MVC
4 50 (84.75%) Web Application Development
5 15 (25.42%) Scrum
6 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.64%) OO
8 9 (15.25%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (10.17%) Kanban
9 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.47%) Release Management
11 4 (6.78%) User Stories
12 3 (5.08%) DevOps
12 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.08%) Pair Programming
12 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
13 2 (3.39%) Automated Testing
13 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
13 2 (3.39%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (88.14%) C#
2 22 (37.29%) Ruby
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Smalltalk
4 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago