Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 65 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +30
Permanent jobs citing BDD 559 603 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.75% 4.68% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 5.14% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 457 515 448
North West median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,300 £26,025
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 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 10,709 11,722 11,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.91% 90.94% 91.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,576 9,314 9,231
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +25 460 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Cheshire -57 54 £52,500 +23.53% 13
Merseyside -6 22 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Lancashire -5 21 £40,000 +14.29% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 477 (85.33%) TDD
2 474 (84.79%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (41.68%) C#
4 232 (41.50%) .NET
5 223 (39.89%) Continuous Integration
6 199 (35.60%) Java
7 191 (34.17%) RESTful
8 188 (33.63%) MVC
9 184 (32.92%) SQL Server
10 177 (31.66%) JavaScript
11 170 (30.41%) Test Automation
12 162 (28.98%) ASP.NET
12 162 (28.98%) Scrum
13 156 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 145 (25.94%) Web Application Development
15 144 (25.76%) Software Engineering
16 142 (25.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 138 (24.69%) SQL Server 2016
18 122 (21.82%) Git (software)
19 121 (21.65%) AngularJS
20 120 (21.47%) Selenium
21 103 (18.43%) SQL
22 102 (18.25%) Ruby
22 102 (18.25%) NoSQL
23 98 (17.53%) DevOps
23 98 (17.53%) Continuous Delivery
24 94 (16.82%) Kanban
25 93 (16.64%) WCF
26 91 (16.28%) Node.js
26 91 (16.28%) Greenfield Project

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 26 (4.65%) Confluence
2 14 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.25%) Apache
7 6 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.72%) IIS
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.54%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) Jetty
9 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.36%) nginx
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.01%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.61%) SaaS
6 5 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
6 5 (0.89%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.72%) npm
7 4 (0.72%) Yarn
8 3 (0.54%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) Slack
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.36%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) Firebase
10 1 (0.18%) Google Play
10 1 (0.18%) Route 53
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.55%) Internet
2 27 (4.83%) HTTP
3 18 (3.22%) SSL
4 16 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (2.50%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.36%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) AMQP
7 1 (0.18%) ATM
7 1 (0.18%) Hyperconnected
7 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (32.92%) SQL Server
2 138 (24.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 102 (18.25%) NoSQL
4 61 (10.91%) Big Data
5 26 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 24 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.94%) MySQL
8 15 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.61%) Couchbase
10 8 (1.43%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.89%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.89%) DB2
14 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.72%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.72%) HBase
14 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 122 (21.82%) Git (software)
2 120 (21.47%) Selenium
3 72 (12.88%) Cucumber
4 68 (12.16%) JIRA
5 58 (10.38%) Jenkins
6 41 (7.33%) SoapUI
7 39 (6.98%) WebDriver
8 35 (6.26%) SpecFlow
9 32 (5.72%) TeamCity
10 28 (5.01%) Gradle
11 26 (4.65%) Visual Studio
12 25 (4.47%) Maven
13 20 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (3.40%) JMeter
15 17 (3.04%) JUnit
16 16 (2.86%) Appium
17 13 (2.33%) SonarQube
18 10 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 9 (1.61%) Robot Framework
20 8 (1.43%) CocoaPods
General
1 87 (15.56%) Finance
2 71 (12.70%) Games
3 49 (8.77%) Retail
4 43 (7.69%) Electronics
5 37 (6.62%) Banking
6 31 (5.55%) Military
7 29 (5.19%) Marketing
8 19 (3.40%) Manufacturing
8 19 (3.40%) Telecoms
9 18 (3.22%) Law
10 17 (3.04%) Advertising
11 13 (2.33%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 317 (56.71%) Developer
2 180 (32.20%) .NET Developer
3 70 (12.52%) Software Engineer
4 59 (10.55%) C# Developer
5 52 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 50 (8.94%) Test Engineer
7 43 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 29 (5.19%) Tester
9 27 (4.83%) Junior
9 27 (4.83%) Software Test Engineer
10 26 (4.65%) Analyst
10 26 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.47%) Android Developer
11 25 (4.47%) Architect
11 25 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (4.29%) Graduate
12 24 (4.29%) Junior Developer
13 23 (4.11%) Graduate Developer
14 22 (3.94%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (41.50%) .NET
2 191 (34.17%) RESTful
3 162 (28.98%) ASP.NET
4 156 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 142 (25.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 121 (21.65%) AngularJS
7 93 (16.64%) WCF
8 91 (16.28%) Node.js
9 77 (13.77%) HTML
9 77 (13.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 76 (13.60%) CSS
11 75 (13.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 68 (12.16%) .NET Framework
13 64 (11.45%) KnockoutJS
14 55 (9.84%) .NET Core
15 54 (9.66%) Spring
16 53 (9.48%) React
16 53 (9.48%) REST
17 51 (9.12%) JSON
17 51 (9.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (10.55%) User Experience
3 36 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.26%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 24 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.22%) Fintech
8 17 (3.04%) BBC
8 17 (3.04%) Social Media
9 14 (2.50%) PMI
10 12 (2.15%) Blog
11 11 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.43%) Animation
12 8 (1.43%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.89%) iPad
14 5 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.72%) Online Banking
15 4 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.90%) Android
2 28 (5.01%) Windows
3 27 (4.83%) Apple iOS
3 27 (4.83%) Linux
4 2 (0.36%) watchOS
4 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.18%) CentOS
5 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (85.33%) TDD
2 474 (84.79%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (39.89%) Continuous Integration
4 188 (33.63%) MVC
5 170 (30.41%) Test Automation
6 162 (28.98%) Scrum
7 145 (25.94%) Web Application Development
8 144 (25.76%) Software Engineering
9 98 (17.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 98 (17.53%) DevOps
10 94 (16.82%) Kanban
11 80 (14.31%) SDLC
12 76 (13.60%) OO
13 67 (11.99%) Dependency Injection
13 67 (11.99%) Mentoring
14 65 (11.63%) Microservices
15 56 (10.02%) E-Commerce
16 42 (7.51%) Software Delivery
17 40 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
18 38 (6.80%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (41.68%) C#
2 199 (35.60%) Java
3 177 (31.66%) JavaScript
4 103 (18.43%) SQL
5 102 (18.25%) Ruby
6 66 (11.81%) Python
7 36 (6.44%) PHP
8 28 (5.01%) T-SQL
9 26 (4.65%) C
10 25 (4.47%) Java 8
11 20 (3.58%) C++
12 18 (3.22%) Bash Shell
12 18 (3.22%) Objective-C
13 15 (2.68%) Apple Swift
14 14 (2.50%) Scala
15 10 (1.79%) F#
16 8 (1.43%) Kotlin
17 7 (1.25%) Groovy
18 5 (0.89%) Go
18 5 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (8.59%) Degree
2 30 (5.37%) ISTQB
3 24 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (3.76%) ISEB
6 18 (3.22%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.97%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CSQA
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.77%) QA
2 9 (1.61%) GDPR
3 2 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (8.77%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (4.83%) Puppet
2 24 (4.29%) Ansible
3 20 (3.58%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.97%) Kibana
5 10 (1.79%) Salt
6 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.72%) Istio
7 2 (0.36%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.18%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.16%) Google
3 25 (4.47%) Apple
4 21 (3.76%) Facebook
5 20 (3.58%) Oracle
6 19 (3.40%) SAP
6 19 (3.40%) Yahoo!
7 17 (3.04%) Sony
8 15 (2.68%) Cloudera
9 11 (1.97%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.25%) Adobe
11 4 (0.72%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.72%) HP
11 4 (0.72%) MapR
11 4 (0.72%) Teradata
11 4 (0.72%) VMware
12 3 (0.54%) Talend
13 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.18%) Progress
14 1 (0.18%) TIBCO