Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North of England
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 86 50
Rank change year-on-year +21 -36 +12
Permanent jobs citing BDD 411 729 1,312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 3.93% 3.72% 5.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 4.02% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 401 582 1,234
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,641 18,116 22,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.12% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,862 13,849 18,474
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North of England

BDD
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for BDD in the North of England

BDD
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in the North of England over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for BDD in the North of England

BDD
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North of England region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
North West +13 202 £50,000 - 29
Yorkshire +25 180 £50,000 +17.65% 20
North East +32 29 £45,000 +5.88% 8
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 329 (80.05%) TDD
2 300 (72.99%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (43.31%) Test Automation
4 171 (41.61%) Java
4 171 (41.61%) JavaScript
5 161 (39.17%) C#
6 130 (31.63%) .NET
7 114 (27.74%) DevOps
8 111 (27.01%) Selenium
9 105 (25.55%) Scrum
10 103 (25.06%) Microservices
11 101 (24.57%) AWS
12 90 (21.90%) Jenkins
13 87 (21.17%) SQL
14 83 (20.19%) AngularJS
14 83 (20.19%) Docker
15 82 (19.95%) Software Engineering
16 76 (18.49%) .NET Core
17 74 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
18 73 (17.76%) HTML
19 70 (17.03%) CSS
20 68 (16.55%) Azure
21 67 (16.30%) Git (software)
21 67 (16.30%) JIRA
22 66 (16.06%) QA
22 66 (16.06%) Spring
22 66 (16.06%) Node.js
23 64 (15.57%) React
24 63 (15.33%) Cucumber
25 59 (14.36%) MVC

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 25 (6.08%) Apache
2 22 (5.35%) Confluence
3 15 (3.65%) nginx
4 8 (1.95%) CMS
4 8 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (1.95%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.49%) Camunda
7 2 (0.49%) GemFire
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 101 (24.57%) AWS
2 68 (16.55%) Azure
3 45 (10.95%) Serverless
4 32 (7.79%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (4.87%) GitHub
6 18 (4.38%) GCP
7 16 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (3.89%) Amazon S3
8 13 (3.16%) npm
9 9 (2.19%) BrowserStack
9 9 (2.19%) SaaS
10 5 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.97%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.97%) G Suite
11 4 (0.97%) Office 365
12 3 (0.73%) Slack
13 2 (0.49%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.89%) HTTP
2 10 (2.43%) Internet
3 5 (1.22%) SSL
4 3 (0.73%) Firewall
5 2 (0.49%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.76%) NoSQL
2 27 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 25 (6.08%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.41%) MySQL
6 10 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (2.43%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.73%) HBase
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.49%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.24%) Big Data
11 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.24%) OLTP
11 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 111 (27.01%) Selenium
2 90 (21.90%) Jenkins
3 67 (16.30%) Git (software)
3 67 (16.30%) JIRA
4 63 (15.33%) Cucumber
5 57 (13.87%) Maven
5 57 (13.87%) SoapUI
6 56 (13.63%) WebDriver
7 31 (7.54%) Postman
8 30 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (6.57%) SpecFlow
10 22 (5.35%) JMeter
10 22 (5.35%) NUnit
11 21 (5.11%) Appium
11 21 (5.11%) Protractor
12 19 (4.62%) JUnit
13 18 (4.38%) Bitbucket
14 17 (4.14%) Mercurial
14 17 (4.14%) Mocha
15 16 (3.89%) webpack
General
1 30 (7.30%) Finance
2 25 (6.08%) Banking
3 23 (5.60%) Public Sector
4 21 (5.11%) Marketing
5 12 (2.92%) Games
6 11 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.43%) Electronics
8 5 (1.22%) Retail
9 4 (0.97%) Law
10 3 (0.73%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 229 (55.72%) Developer
2 83 (20.19%) Senior Developer
3 59 (14.36%) Java Developer
4 51 (12.41%) .NET Developer
5 49 (11.92%) Software Engineer
6 48 (11.68%) Software Developer
7 44 (10.71%) Tester
8 37 (9.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 34 (8.27%) C# Developer
10 33 (8.03%) Test Engineer
11 28 (6.81%) Senior .NET Developer
12 27 (6.57%) Analyst
13 25 (6.08%) Software Tester
14 23 (5.60%) .NET Software Engineer
14 23 (5.60%) Automation Tester
14 23 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (5.35%) Senior Software Developer
15 22 (5.35%) Test Automation Engineer
16 21 (5.11%) QA Engineer
16 21 (5.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (31.63%) .NET
2 83 (20.19%) AngularJS
3 76 (18.49%) .NET Core
4 73 (17.76%) HTML
5 70 (17.03%) CSS
6 66 (16.06%) Node.js
6 66 (16.06%) Spring
7 64 (15.57%) React
8 56 (13.63%) Web Services
9 51 (12.41%) Vue.js
10 50 (12.17%) ASP.NET
11 45 (10.95%) Spring Boot
12 40 (9.73%) SOAP
13 39 (9.49%) REST
14 37 (9.00%) RESTful
15 31 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 31 (7.54%) Hibernate
16 29 (7.06%) Gherkin
17 28 (6.81%) .NET Framework
18 27 (6.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (8.76%) User Experience
3 30 (7.30%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (6.08%) Virtual Team
5 20 (4.87%) Cloud Native
6 18 (4.38%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.92%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.43%) NHS
9 9 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.46%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.46%) Online Games
11 6 (1.46%) Wiki
12 4 (0.97%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.97%) RIA
13 3 (0.73%) BBC
14 2 (0.49%) PKI
15 1 (0.24%) Animation
15 1 (0.24%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.41%) Linux
2 10 (2.43%) Android
2 10 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.70%) Unix
4 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.24%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (80.05%) TDD
2 300 (72.99%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (43.31%) Test Automation
4 114 (27.74%) DevOps
5 105 (25.55%) Scrum
6 103 (25.06%) Microservices
7 82 (19.95%) Software Engineering
8 74 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (14.36%) MVC
10 51 (12.41%) OO
11 48 (11.68%) SOLID
12 47 (11.44%) Kanban
13 43 (10.46%) SDLC
14 42 (10.22%) Test Scripting
15 35 (8.52%) Mentoring
16 34 (8.27%) E-Commerce
17 33 (8.03%) SDET
17 33 (8.03%) Software Testing
18 32 (7.79%) Regression Testing
19 28 (6.81%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (41.61%) Java
1 171 (41.61%) JavaScript
2 161 (39.17%) C#
3 87 (21.17%) SQL
4 54 (13.14%) Python
5 43 (10.46%) Java 8
5 43 (10.46%) PHP
6 41 (9.98%) TypeScript
7 29 (7.06%) Scala
8 24 (5.84%) Ruby
9 14 (3.41%) Kotlin
10 9 (2.19%) Groovy
11 6 (1.46%) XAML
12 5 (1.22%) C
12 5 (1.22%) VBScript
13 4 (0.97%) C++
14 3 (0.73%) ES6
14 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.49%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (1.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.73%) ISEB
5 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Degree
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (16.06%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.24%) GDPR
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (20.19%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Postfix
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.49%) vSphere
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) NDS
3 1 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 33 (8.03%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.65%) Terraform
3 9 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.70%) Puppet
5 6 (1.46%) Kibana
6 4 (0.97%) Ansible
6 4 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.97%) logstash
7 2 (0.49%) Grafana
7 2 (0.49%) Istio
7 2 (0.49%) linkerd
7 2 (0.49%) Rancher
8 1 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.11%) Oracle
3 11 (2.68%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.43%) SAP
5 7 (1.70%) CA
5 7 (1.70%) Google
6 6 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (1.46%) Splunk
6 6 (1.46%) Workday
7 5 (1.22%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.97%) HP
8 4 (0.97%) IBM
8 4 (0.97%) Perfecto Mobile
9 3 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.73%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.73%) Parasoft
9 3 (0.73%) Zend
10 2 (0.49%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.49%) VMware
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian