Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 64 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33 +23
Permanent jobs citing BDD 628 505 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.79% 4.08% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 4.55% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 536 450 366
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,125 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,050 £62,500
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11786 11102 11645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.71% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9369 9260 9630
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 West

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -4 394 £43,500 -3.33% 32
Cheshire +53 152 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Merseyside +19 41 £38,750 -3.13% 1
Lancashire -9 36 £35,000 -6.67% 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 586 (93.31%) TDD
2 563 (89.65%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (54.78%) C#
4 315 (50.16%) MVC
5 297 (47.29%) .NET
6 296 (47.13%) RESTful
7 288 (45.86%) SQL Server
8 273 (43.47%) Java
9 242 (38.54%) ASP.NET
10 236 (37.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 232 (36.94%) Web Application Development
12 231 (36.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 214 (34.08%) Scrum
14 208 (33.12%) Git (software)
15 201 (32.01%) JavaScript
16 200 (31.85%) AngularJS
17 195 (31.05%) Ruby
18 190 (30.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 173 (27.55%) Node.js
19 173 (27.55%) WCF
20 164 (26.11%) Test Automation
20 164 (26.11%) NoSQL
21 127 (20.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 126 (20.06%) KnockoutJS
22 126 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
23 123 (19.59%) HTML
23 123 (19.59%) SQL Server 2016
24 114 (18.15%) SDLC
24 114 (18.15%) Selenium
25 113 (17.99%) .NET Framework

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 38 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.66%) Apache
3 22 (3.50%) Confluence
3 22 (3.50%) JBoss
4 17 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.55%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.91%) nginx
7 10 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.27%) CICS
9 6 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.80%) CMS
11 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.32%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.32%) IIS
13 1 (0.16%) Drupal
13 1 (0.16%) Jetty
13 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.78%) GitHub
4 7 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.96%) BrowserStack
5 6 (0.96%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.48%) SaaS
6 3 (0.48%) Slack
7 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) npm
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.32%) HTTP
2 36 (5.73%) Internet
3 9 (1.43%) SSL
4 3 (0.48%) AMQP
5 2 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (45.86%) SQL Server
2 164 (26.11%) NoSQL
3 123 (19.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 99 (15.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 63 (10.03%) MySQL
6 57 (9.08%) MongoDB
7 45 (7.17%) Big Data
8 30 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.46%) DB2
10 11 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.43%) Riak
12 8 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.96%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.96%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.64%) Redis
14 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.48%) Couchbase
16 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 208 (33.12%) Git (software)
2 114 (18.15%) Selenium
3 112 (17.83%) Cucumber
4 106 (16.88%) Jenkins
5 56 (8.92%) WebDriver
6 49 (7.80%) JIRA
7 46 (7.32%) TeamCity
8 42 (6.69%) Gradle
9 40 (6.37%) JUnit
10 31 (4.94%) Bitbucket
11 24 (3.82%) Jasmine
12 20 (3.18%) Visual Studio
13 18 (2.87%) JMeter
14 17 (2.71%) Maven
14 17 (2.71%) SoapUI
15 16 (2.55%) SpecFlow
15 16 (2.55%) Xcode
16 14 (2.23%) Ant
16 14 (2.23%) Eclipse
17 13 (2.07%) IntelliJ
General
1 104 (16.56%) Finance
2 56 (8.92%) Games
3 50 (7.96%) Advertising
3 50 (7.96%) Marketing
4 49 (7.80%) Banking
5 19 (3.03%) Music Industry
5 19 (3.03%) Retail
6 13 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.91%) Electronics
7 12 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.91%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) International Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 423 (67.36%) Developer
2 238 (37.90%) .NET Developer
3 108 (17.20%) Java Developer
4 69 (10.99%) Tester
5 57 (9.08%) Automation Tester
5 57 (9.08%) C# Developer
6 45 (7.17%) Senior Developer
7 44 (7.01%) Junior
8 43 (6.85%) Junior Developer
9 36 (5.73%) Graduate
9 36 (5.73%) Graduate Developer
10 34 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 34 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 32 (5.10%) .NET Software Developer
12 31 (4.94%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 31 (4.94%) Java Engineer
12 31 (4.94%) Junior .NET Developer
13 29 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
14 25 (3.98%) Senior Tester
15 23 (3.66%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (47.29%) .NET
2 296 (47.13%) RESTful
3 242 (38.54%) ASP.NET
4 236 (37.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 231 (36.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 200 (31.85%) AngularJS
7 190 (30.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 173 (27.55%) Node.js
8 173 (27.55%) WCF
9 127 (20.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 126 (20.06%) KnockoutJS
11 123 (19.59%) HTML
12 113 (17.99%) .NET Framework
13 112 (17.83%) Spring
13 112 (17.83%) Web Services
14 109 (17.36%) Entity Framework
15 105 (16.72%) CSS
16 77 (12.26%) Hibernate
17 75 (11.94%) SOAP
18 71 (11.31%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.48%) Computer Science
2 42 (6.69%) User Experience
3 39 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.87%) iPad
7 17 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.71%) Social Network
8 13 (2.07%) Blog
8 13 (2.07%) Digital Media
8 13 (2.07%) Digital TV
8 13 (2.07%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.91%) RIA
10 11 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.75%) PMI
11 7 (1.11%) Fintech
12 6 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.96%) Wiki
13 4 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.67%) Linux
2 25 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.91%) Android
4 7 (1.11%) Unix
5 5 (0.80%) Windows
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (93.31%) TDD
2 563 (89.65%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (50.16%) MVC
4 232 (36.94%) Web Application Development
5 214 (34.08%) Scrum
6 164 (26.11%) Test Automation
7 126 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
8 114 (18.15%) SDLC
9 106 (16.88%) OO
10 97 (15.45%) Software Engineering
11 86 (13.69%) DevOps
12 78 (12.42%) Kanban
13 73 (11.62%) Dependency Injection
14 72 (11.46%) E-Commerce
15 69 (10.99%) Web Development
16 59 (9.39%) Test Scripting
17 54 (8.60%) Mentoring
18 40 (6.37%) SOA
19 35 (5.57%) Multithreading
20 34 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 344 (54.78%) C#
2 273 (43.47%) Java
3 201 (32.01%) JavaScript
4 195 (31.05%) Ruby
5 108 (17.20%) SQL
6 44 (7.01%) Python
7 43 (6.85%) PHP
8 33 (5.25%) F#
9 19 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 19 (3.03%) Scala
10 15 (2.39%) Apple Swift
10 15 (2.39%) C++
11 14 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.75%) C
12 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.75%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.43%) Clojure
14 8 (1.27%) COBOL
14 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (5.10%) Degree
2 11 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.59%) ISEB
4 9 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.44%) QA
System Software
1 26 (4.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (5.57%) Kibana
2 24 (3.82%) Puppet
3 15 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.96%) Ansible
5 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.32%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 55 (8.76%) Oracle
2 48 (7.64%) Google
3 37 (5.89%) Microsoft
4 35 (5.57%) Facebook
5 13 (2.07%) Capita
6 12 (1.91%) SAP
7 11 (1.75%) Chordiant
8 8 (1.27%) Apigee
8 8 (1.27%) IBM
9 4 (0.64%) Apple
9 4 (0.64%) Zend
10 3 (0.48%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.48%) Sybase
10 3 (0.48%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.32%) Adobe
11 2 (0.32%) Alibaba
11 2 (0.32%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.32%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.32%) Sun
11 2 (0.32%) TIBCO