Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 72 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +28
Permanent jobs citing BDD 22 30 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.43% 2.37% 5.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.56% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 66
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,452 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.19% +7.67% -
10th Percentile £38,125 £34,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +10.00%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 812 1,170 1,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 89.82% 92.56% 94.10%
Number of salaries quoted 683 855 1,016
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in the North East.

Salary trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in the North East over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for BDD in the North East

BDD
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear +12 16 £48,750 +0.62% 4
Durham +13 5 £50,000 +25.00% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 19 (86.36%) TDD
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) C#
4 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 10 (45.45%) .NET
6 9 (40.91%) Java
6 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
7 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 8 (36.36%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) HTML
7 8 (36.36%) CSS
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 6 (27.27%) MVC
8 6 (27.27%) Selenium
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (27.27%) Node.js
9 5 (22.73%) AWS
9 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
9 5 (22.73%) Microservices
9 5 (22.73%) SDET
9 5 (22.73%) Python
10 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 4 (18.18%) DevOps
10 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
11 3 (13.64%) RESTful
11 3 (13.64%) Cypress.io
11 3 (13.64%) OOP
12 2 (9.09%) OO
12 2 (9.09%) Scrum

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (22.73%) AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.55%) Azure
3 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.55%) GCP
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) Cypress.io
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Maven
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Appium
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
1 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) .NET Software Developer
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 6 (27.27%) Node.js
5 3 (13.64%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.55%) Express
7 1 (4.55%) React
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
7 1 (4.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) TDD
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) Microservices
5 5 (22.73%) SDET
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 3 (13.64%) OOP
8 2 (9.09%) API Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Architecture Roadmap
8 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (9.09%) Open Source
8 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) SOLID
8 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Java 8
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) PHP 7
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Rundeck