Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 64 92
Rank change year-on-year +1 +28 +35
Permanent jobs citing BDD 636 506 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.80% 4.05% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 4.51% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 544 451 362
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 £31,250 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,175 £58,750 £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 11909 11223 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.90% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9463 9353 9582
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 23 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 23 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 -1 401 £43,500 -3.33% 39
Cheshire +53 157 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Merseyside +10 38 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Lancashire -9 35 £35,000 -6.67% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 595 (93.55%) TDD
2 569 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (54.40%) C#
4 316 (49.69%) MVC
5 299 (47.01%) .NET
6 298 (46.86%) RESTful
7 290 (45.60%) SQL Server
8 279 (43.87%) Java
9 242 (38.05%) ASP.NET
10 236 (37.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 232 (36.48%) Web Application Development
12 230 (36.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 219 (34.43%) Scrum
14 209 (32.86%) Git (software)
15 203 (31.92%) JavaScript
16 199 (31.29%) Ruby
17 198 (31.13%) AngularJS
18 190 (29.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 175 (27.52%) Node.js
19 175 (27.52%) WCF
20 166 (26.10%) Test Automation
21 165 (25.94%) NoSQL
22 130 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
23 126 (19.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 126 (19.81%) SQL Server 2016
24 125 (19.65%) KnockoutJS
24 125 (19.65%) HTML
25 116 (18.24%) .NET Framework
25 116 (18.24%) SDLC
26 115 (18.08%) Selenium

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 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.62%) Apache
3 22 (3.46%) Confluence
4 21 (3.30%) JBoss
5 16 (2.52%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.36%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.89%) nginx
8 10 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.26%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.26%) CICS
10 6 (0.94%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.79%) CMS
12 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.31%) IIS
14 1 (0.16%) Drupal
14 1 (0.16%) Jetty
14 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 67 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.56%) GitHub
4 7 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.94%) BrowserStack
5 6 (0.94%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Slack
7 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.31%) IaaS
7 2 (0.31%) npm
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.39%) HTTP
2 37 (5.82%) Internet
3 9 (1.42%) SSL
4 3 (0.47%) AMQP
5 2 (0.31%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (45.60%) SQL Server
2 165 (25.94%) NoSQL
3 126 (19.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 96 (15.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 63 (9.91%) MySQL
6 57 (8.96%) MongoDB
7 50 (7.86%) Big Data
8 35 (5.50%) Relational Database
9 29 (4.56%) DB2
10 11 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.42%) Riak
12 8 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.94%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.94%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.63%) Redis
14 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.47%) Couchbase
16 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 209 (32.86%) Git (software)
2 115 (18.08%) Selenium
3 113 (17.77%) Cucumber
4 104 (16.35%) Jenkins
5 56 (8.81%) WebDriver
6 49 (7.70%) JIRA
7 46 (7.23%) TeamCity
8 43 (6.76%) Gradle
9 38 (5.97%) JUnit
10 32 (5.03%) Bitbucket
11 25 (3.93%) Jasmine
12 20 (3.14%) Visual Studio
12 20 (3.14%) Xcode
13 18 (2.83%) JMeter
14 17 (2.67%) Maven
14 17 (2.67%) SoapUI
15 16 (2.52%) SpecFlow
16 12 (1.89%) Ant
16 12 (1.89%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.89%) NUnit
General
1 106 (16.67%) Finance
2 57 (8.96%) Games
3 54 (8.49%) Advertising
4 51 (8.02%) Marketing
5 50 (7.86%) Banking
6 19 (2.99%) Music Industry
6 19 (2.99%) Retail
7 13 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.89%) Electronics
8 12 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.94%) Law
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 429 (67.45%) Developer
2 240 (37.74%) .NET Developer
3 110 (17.30%) Java Developer
4 69 (10.85%) Tester
5 58 (9.12%) C# Developer
6 57 (8.96%) Automation Tester
7 45 (7.08%) Senior Developer
8 44 (6.92%) Junior
9 43 (6.76%) Junior Developer
10 36 (5.66%) Graduate
10 36 (5.66%) Graduate Developer
11 34 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 34 (5.35%) Software Engineer
12 32 (5.03%) .NET Software Developer
13 31 (4.87%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 31 (4.87%) Java Engineer
13 31 (4.87%) Junior .NET Developer
14 30 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
15 24 (3.77%) Senior Tester
15 24 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (47.01%) .NET
2 298 (46.86%) RESTful
3 242 (38.05%) ASP.NET
4 236 (37.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 230 (36.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 198 (31.13%) AngularJS
7 190 (29.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 175 (27.52%) Node.js
8 175 (27.52%) WCF
9 126 (19.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 125 (19.65%) HTML
10 125 (19.65%) KnockoutJS
11 116 (18.24%) .NET Framework
12 113 (17.77%) Web Services
13 112 (17.61%) Entity Framework
14 111 (17.45%) Spring
15 106 (16.67%) CSS
16 77 (12.11%) SOAP
17 76 (11.95%) Hibernate
18 73 (11.48%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 45 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (7.08%) User Experience
3 27 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.83%) Social Network
6 16 (2.52%) iPad
7 13 (2.04%) RIA
8 12 (1.89%) Blog
8 12 (1.89%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.89%) Digital TV
8 12 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 11 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.73%) PMI
10 7 (1.10%) Fintech
10 7 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (0.94%) Wiki
12 4 (0.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.53%) Linux
2 29 (4.56%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.89%) Android
4 7 (1.10%) Unix
5 5 (0.79%) Windows
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (93.55%) TDD
2 569 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (49.69%) MVC
4 232 (36.48%) Web Application Development
5 219 (34.43%) Scrum
6 166 (26.10%) Test Automation
7 130 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
8 116 (18.24%) SDLC
9 108 (16.98%) OO
10 99 (15.57%) Software Engineering
11 87 (13.68%) DevOps
12 78 (12.26%) Kanban
13 73 (11.48%) Dependency Injection
14 72 (11.32%) E-Commerce
15 71 (11.16%) Web Development
16 60 (9.43%) Test Scripting
17 53 (8.33%) Mentoring
18 41 (6.45%) SOA
19 38 (5.97%) Unit Testing
20 35 (5.50%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 346 (54.40%) C#
2 279 (43.87%) Java
3 203 (31.92%) JavaScript
4 199 (31.29%) Ruby
5 112 (17.61%) SQL
6 45 (7.08%) PHP
6 45 (7.08%) Python
7 33 (5.19%) F#
8 23 (3.62%) Objective-C
9 19 (2.99%) Apple Swift
9 19 (2.99%) Scala
10 17 (2.67%) C++
11 14 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.73%) C
13 11 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.42%) Clojure
15 8 (1.26%) COBOL
15 8 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (5.19%) Degree
2 11 (1.73%) ISEB
2 11 (1.73%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 26 (4.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (5.50%) Kibana
2 22 (3.46%) Puppet
3 15 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.94%) Ansible
5 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.31%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 56 (8.81%) Oracle
2 50 (7.86%) Google
3 39 (6.13%) Microsoft
4 36 (5.66%) Facebook
5 13 (2.04%) Capita
6 12 (1.89%) SAP
7 11 (1.73%) Chordiant
8 8 (1.26%) Apigee
8 8 (1.26%) IBM
9 4 (0.63%) Apple
9 4 (0.63%) Zend
10 3 (0.47%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.47%) Sybase
10 3 (0.47%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe
11 2 (0.31%) Alibaba
11 2 (0.31%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.31%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.31%) Sun
11 2 (0.31%) TIBCO