Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 69 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +34
Permanent jobs citing BDD 596 565 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.89% 4.28% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 4.69% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 500 483 440
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £60,050
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 11,139 12,056 10,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.35% 91.32% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,961 9,725 8,777
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +33 464 £45,000 - 69
Cheshire -48 72 £50,500 +18.82% 10
Lancashire +3 32 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Merseyside -6 23 £35,000 -12.50% 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 535 (89.77%) TDD
2 520 (87.25%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (44.97%) C#
4 241 (40.44%) .NET
5 218 (36.58%) Continuous Integration
6 206 (34.56%) RESTful
7 203 (34.06%) Java
8 196 (32.89%) MVC
9 186 (31.21%) SQL Server
10 183 (30.70%) Scrum
11 181 (30.37%) ASP.NET
12 178 (29.87%) JavaScript
13 177 (29.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 174 (29.19%) Test Automation
15 169 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 168 (28.19%) Software Engineering
17 166 (27.85%) Web Application Development
18 155 (26.01%) SQL Server 2016
19 142 (23.83%) AngularJS
20 129 (21.64%) Ruby
21 119 (19.97%) Git (software)
22 114 (19.13%) Selenium
23 111 (18.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 105 (17.62%) WCF
25 104 (17.45%) Node.js
26 103 (17.28%) DevOps
27 101 (16.95%) Kanban
28 95 (15.94%) NoSQL
29 92 (15.44%) SDLC
30 90 (15.10%) Finance

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 22 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.18%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.18%) Confluence
3 10 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.51%) Apache
5 6 (1.01%) IIS
5 6 (1.01%) nginx
6 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.50%) CMS
8 3 (0.50%) SAS
9 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Blender
2 1 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (2.52%) SaaS
5 11 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.68%) GitHub
7 5 (0.84%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.84%) PaaS
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.67%) Office 365
9 3 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.50%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.34%) npm
10 2 (0.34%) Yarn
11 1 (0.17%) Google Play
11 1 (0.17%) Route 53
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
11 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.21%) Internet
2 19 (3.19%) HTTP
3 16 (2.68%) SSL
4 12 (2.01%) Bluetooth
4 12 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) AMQP
6 1 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 155 (26.01%) SQL Server 2016
3 95 (15.94%) NoSQL
4 58 (9.73%) Big Data
5 32 (5.37%) MongoDB
6 26 (4.36%) Hadoop
6 26 (4.36%) MySQL
7 11 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.34%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.34%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.34%) DB2
13 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.34%) Redis
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (19.97%) Git (software)
2 114 (19.13%) Selenium
3 66 (11.07%) Cucumber
4 60 (10.07%) Jenkins
5 59 (9.90%) JIRA
6 46 (7.72%) SoapUI
6 46 (7.72%) WebDriver
7 41 (6.88%) TeamCity
8 32 (5.37%) Maven
9 25 (4.19%) SpecFlow
10 24 (4.03%) Gradle
11 22 (3.69%) JUnit
12 16 (2.68%) JMeter
13 15 (2.52%) SonarQube
14 13 (2.18%) Robot Framework
15 12 (2.01%) Bitbucket
16 11 (1.85%) NUnit
16 11 (1.85%) Visual Studio
17 10 (1.68%) Subversion
17 10 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (15.10%) Finance
2 65 (10.91%) Games
3 56 (9.40%) Retail
4 38 (6.38%) Banking
4 38 (6.38%) Marketing
5 36 (6.04%) Military
6 34 (5.70%) Electronics
7 24 (4.03%) Advertising
8 22 (3.69%) Manufacturing
8 22 (3.69%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.85%) Law
10 12 (2.01%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.84%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 326 (54.70%) Developer
2 191 (32.05%) .NET Developer
3 93 (15.60%) Software Engineer
4 52 (8.72%) Test Engineer
5 44 (7.38%) C# Developer
6 43 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (7.21%) Junior
7 32 (5.37%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.37%) Software Developer
8 31 (5.20%) Analyst
8 31 (5.20%) Software Test Engineer
9 30 (5.03%) Graduate
9 30 (5.03%) Junior Developer
10 29 (4.87%) Graduate Developer
10 29 (4.87%) Tester
11 28 (4.70%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 28 (4.70%) Junior .NET Developer
12 27 (4.53%) Architect
13 26 (4.36%) Developer in Test
14 25 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (40.44%) .NET
2 206 (34.56%) RESTful
3 181 (30.37%) ASP.NET
4 177 (29.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 169 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 142 (23.83%) AngularJS
7 111 (18.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 105 (17.62%) WCF
9 104 (17.45%) Node.js
10 84 (14.09%) .NET Framework
11 81 (13.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 75 (12.58%) Entity Framework
13 74 (12.42%) HTML
13 74 (12.42%) KnockoutJS
14 70 (11.74%) CSS
15 57 (9.56%) Web Services
16 49 (8.22%) React
17 47 (7.89%) Spring
18 44 (7.38%) REST
19 43 (7.21%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.92%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (8.89%) User Experience
3 38 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 37 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.85%) Blog
9 8 (1.34%) BBC
9 8 (1.34%) Fintech
9 8 (1.34%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.34%) Social Media
9 8 (1.34%) Social Network
9 8 (1.34%) Xbox
10 6 (1.01%) Animation
10 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.84%) Tandem
12 4 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.21%) Linux
2 30 (5.03%) Android
3 22 (3.69%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.85%) Windows
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.34%) Unix
5 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) CentOS
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (89.77%) TDD
2 520 (87.25%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (36.58%) Continuous Integration
4 196 (32.89%) MVC
5 183 (30.70%) Scrum
6 174 (29.19%) Test Automation
7 168 (28.19%) Software Engineering
8 166 (27.85%) Web Application Development
9 103 (17.28%) DevOps
10 101 (16.95%) Kanban
11 92 (15.44%) SDLC
12 88 (14.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 85 (14.26%) Microservices
14 76 (12.75%) Dependency Injection
15 74 (12.42%) OO
16 71 (11.91%) Mentoring
17 62 (10.40%) Software Delivery
18 54 (9.06%) E-Commerce
18 54 (9.06%) SOLID
19 52 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 268 (44.97%) C#
2 203 (34.06%) Java
3 178 (29.87%) JavaScript
4 129 (21.64%) Ruby
5 80 (13.42%) SQL
6 67 (11.24%) Python
7 50 (8.39%) C
8 36 (6.04%) PHP
9 23 (3.86%) Java 8
10 20 (3.36%) F#
11 19 (3.19%) C++
12 18 (3.02%) Objective-C
13 15 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 14 (2.35%) VB.NET
15 13 (2.18%) Apple Swift
16 12 (2.01%) Scala
17 10 (1.68%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.51%) Kotlin
18 9 (1.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (8.89%) Degree
2 51 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.70%) DV Cleared
4 26 (4.36%) ISTQB
5 23 (3.86%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.69%) ISEB
7 15 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CSQA
9 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.34%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.72%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) GDPR
3 4 (0.67%) GCP
System Software
1 59 (9.90%) Docker
2 7 (1.17%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (5.37%) Puppet
3 25 (4.19%) Ansible
4 22 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 21 (3.52%) Kibana
6 10 (1.68%) Salt
7 6 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.67%) Istio
9 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 49 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.21%) Google
3 25 (4.19%) Facebook
4 22 (3.69%) SAP
5 14 (2.35%) Apple
6 12 (2.01%) Cloudera
7 11 (1.85%) Oracle
8 10 (1.68%) Yahoo!
9 9 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.34%) Sony
11 7 (1.17%) VMware
12 3 (0.50%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.50%) Capita
12 3 (0.50%) Informatica
12 3 (0.50%) Talend
12 3 (0.50%) Teradata
13 2 (0.34%) HP
13 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.34%) Sitecore