The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 73 103
Rank change year-on-year +20 +30  
Permanent jobs citing BDD 296 199 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.82% 3.47% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 3.94% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 256 187 166
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £55,000
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5547 5046 5851
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.28% 87.91% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4623 4195 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

BDD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for BDD in the North West

BDD
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in the North West

BDD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West 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
Manchester +22 208 £42,500 - 33
Cheshire +7 43 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Merseyside +2 32 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire -15 11 £40,000 - 4
BDD
England

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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 507 (92.18%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (90.73%) TDD
3 266 (48.36%) .NET
4 259 (47.09%) C#
5 247 (44.91%) MVC
6 223 (40.55%) Java
7 216 (39.27%) SQL Server
8 211 (38.36%) ASP.NET
9 205 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 186 (33.82%) Web Application Development
11 181 (32.91%) RESTful
12 171 (31.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 170 (30.91%) SQL Server 2014
14 166 (30.18%) Scrum
15 160 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 137 (24.91%) WCF
17 136 (24.73%) AngularJS
18 129 (23.45%) Git (software)
18 129 (23.45%) Ruby
19 127 (23.09%) JavaScript
20 120 (21.82%) OO
21 114 (20.73%) Selenium
22 112 (20.36%) Node.js
23 104 (18.91%) .NET Framework
23 104 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
24 100 (18.18%) SDLC
25 99 (18.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 96 (17.45%) KnockoutJS
27 92 (16.73%) NoSQL
27 92 (16.73%) Kanban

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 28 (5.09%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.73%) Confluence
4 11 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.64%) JBoss
7 7 (1.27%) Apache
8 6 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.55%) nginx
10 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.18%) CICS
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) BASE24
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.45%) GitHub
4 9 (1.64%) SaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.91%) Google Play
6 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.36%) Internet
2 10 (1.82%) HTTP
3 9 (1.64%) Intranet
4 3 (0.55%) Firewall
5 2 (0.36%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.18%) ATM
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (39.27%) SQL Server
2 170 (30.91%) SQL Server 2014
3 92 (16.73%) NoSQL
4 46 (8.36%) MongoDB
5 37 (6.73%) Hadoop
6 35 (6.36%) Big Data
7 23 (4.18%) MySQL
8 16 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.09%) DB2
11 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.36%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (23.45%) Git (software)
2 114 (20.73%) Selenium
3 81 (14.73%) Cucumber
4 68 (12.36%) Jenkins
5 40 (7.27%) JUnit
6 38 (6.91%) WebDriver
7 33 (6.00%) JIRA
8 30 (5.45%) TeamCity
9 27 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (3.82%) Eclipse
12 19 (3.45%) Ant
12 19 (3.45%) NUnit
13 18 (3.27%) Visual Studio
14 16 (2.91%) Jasmine
15 13 (2.36%) Gradle
15 13 (2.36%) Maven
15 13 (2.36%) SpecFlow
16 11 (2.00%) Moq
17 10 (1.82%) FitNesse
General
1 78 (14.18%) Finance
2 68 (12.36%) Games
3 39 (7.09%) Retail
4 33 (6.00%) Banking
5 24 (4.36%) Marketing
6 15 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.55%) Advertising
8 9 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.91%) Electronics
11 5 (0.91%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 340 (61.82%) Developer
2 205 (37.27%) .NET Developer
3 75 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 62 (11.27%) Tester
5 61 (11.09%) Senior Developer
6 51 (9.27%) Automation Tester
7 46 (8.36%) Senior Java Developer
8 45 (8.18%) Graduate
8 45 (8.18%) Graduate Developer
9 42 (7.64%) Analyst
10 36 (6.55%) Test Engineer
11 32 (5.82%) Junior
11 32 (5.82%) Junior Developer
11 32 (5.82%) Test Analyst
11 32 (5.82%) Test Automation Engineer
12 30 (5.45%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 30 (5.45%) Junior .NET Developer
13 29 (5.27%) QA Automation Engineer
13 29 (5.27%) QA Engineer
14 27 (4.91%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (48.36%) .NET
2 211 (38.36%) ASP.NET
3 205 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 181 (32.91%) RESTful
5 171 (31.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 160 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 137 (24.91%) WCF
8 136 (24.73%) AngularJS
9 112 (20.36%) Node.js
10 104 (18.91%) .NET Framework
11 99 (18.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 96 (17.45%) KnockoutJS
13 91 (16.55%) Entity Framework
14 79 (14.36%) Spring
15 67 (12.18%) HTML
16 64 (11.64%) Web Services
17 56 (10.18%) Code First Entity Framework
18 55 (10.00%) Hibernate
19 49 (8.91%) WPF
20 45 (8.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.82%) iPad
2 37 (6.73%) Mobile App
3 33 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.27%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.82%) Digital TV
6 17 (3.09%) Social Network
7 11 (2.00%) User Experience
8 10 (1.82%) Tandem
9 9 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.64%) Streaming Music
10 7 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.73%) Xbox
12 3 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.55%) PMI
13 2 (0.36%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.36%) RIA
13 2 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.91%) Windows
2 23 (4.18%) Linux
3 13 (2.36%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.82%) Android
5 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (92.18%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (90.73%) TDD
3 247 (44.91%) MVC
4 186 (33.82%) Web Application Development
5 166 (30.18%) Scrum
6 120 (21.82%) OO
7 104 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (18.18%) SDLC
9 92 (16.73%) Kanban
10 81 (14.73%) Automated Testing
10 81 (14.73%) Test Automation
11 71 (12.91%) Test Scripting
12 67 (12.18%) E-Commerce
13 57 (10.36%) Software Engineering
14 53 (9.64%) Automation Testing
15 48 (8.73%) Continuous Delivery
16 43 (7.82%) Configuration Management
17 41 (7.45%) Web Development
18 40 (7.27%) DevOps
19 39 (7.09%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 259 (47.09%) C#
2 223 (40.55%) Java
3 129 (23.45%) Ruby
4 127 (23.09%) JavaScript
5 89 (16.18%) SQL
6 36 (6.55%) Python
7 29 (5.27%) C++
8 28 (5.09%) PHP
9 26 (4.73%) F#
10 16 (2.91%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.73%) Scala
12 13 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.82%) VB
14 9 (1.64%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.45%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.91%) C
18 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.55%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 39 (7.09%) Degree
2 36 (6.55%) ISEB
3 24 (4.36%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.73%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) OCP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (12.91%) QA
2 12 (2.18%) SDET
3 5 (0.91%) WCAG
4 3 (0.55%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (2.36%) Docker
2 3 (0.55%) HDFS
3 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 40 (7.27%) Kibana
2 9 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.73%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.18%) Cacti
5 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.18%) Icinga
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.55%) Google
3 33 (6.00%) Oracle
4 8 (1.45%) Facebook
5 5 (0.91%) SAP
6 4 (0.73%) Sun
7 3 (0.55%) RedGate
7 3 (0.55%) Tableau
8 2 (0.36%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.36%) IBM
8 2 (0.36%) IDERA
8 2 (0.36%) Zend
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe
9 1 (0.18%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco
9 1 (0.18%) hybris
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.18%) Snowplow
9 1 (0.18%) Sybase
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