Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 60 80
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 +16
Permanent jobs citing BDD 34 62 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.44% 4.06% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 4.81% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 33 58 42
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £33,600 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £64,063 £51,250 £48,450
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 1210 1290 1368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.99% 84.53% 89.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 1087 1176
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Tyne and Wear -14 29 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Durham - 5 £37,500 - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) TDD
3 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 19 (55.88%) Selenium
5 18 (52.94%) Cucumber
5 18 (52.94%) C#
6 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
7 13 (38.24%) .NET
7 13 (38.24%) OO
8 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
8 12 (35.29%) DevOps
9 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (32.35%) SDLC
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
9 11 (32.35%) Ruby
9 11 (32.35%) QA
10 10 (29.41%) SoapUI
11 9 (26.47%) Scrum
11 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
12 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
12 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
12 8 (23.53%) MVC
12 8 (23.53%) Line Management
12 8 (23.53%) Coaching
12 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
13 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
13 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
13 7 (20.59%) Case Management
13 7 (20.59%) JavaScript

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 5 (14.71%) Documentum
2 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) GitHub
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (14.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
4 10 (29.41%) SoapUI
5 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
7 6 (17.65%) Ranorex
8 5 (14.71%) JMeter
8 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
9 4 (11.76%) Robot Framework
10 3 (8.82%) JUnit
11 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
11 2 (5.88%) JIRA
11 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
12 1 (2.94%) Maven
12 1 (2.94%) NUnit
12 1 (2.94%) Protractor
12 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 6 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Social Media Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Development Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Software Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (20.59%) Node.js
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (17.65%) RESTful
6 6 (17.65%) WCF
7 5 (14.71%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) REST
8 4 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.88%) React
10 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.94%) Chai
10 1 (2.94%) Jest
10 1 (2.94%) Redux
10 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.94%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) BBC
1 6 (17.65%) Social Media
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) TDD
3 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (38.24%) OO
5 12 (35.29%) DevOps
6 11 (32.35%) SDLC
7 9 (26.47%) Scrum
7 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
8 8 (23.53%) Coaching
8 8 (23.53%) Line Management
8 8 (23.53%) MVC
9 7 (20.59%) Case Management
9 7 (20.59%) Validation
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
10 6 (17.65%) Microservices
10 6 (17.65%) SOA
10 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
10 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 6 (17.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) Ruby
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Apple
1 6 (17.65%) Facebook
1 6 (17.65%) Google
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) Sony
1 6 (17.65%) Yahoo!
2 5 (14.71%) Pega
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) OpenText