Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 55 76
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +30
Permanent jobs citing BDD 693 599 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.63% 4.84% 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 5.29% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 598 505 401
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,050 £24,200 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,000 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 11,302 11,317 9,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.87% 91.52% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,053 9,364 8,347
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,200
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +13 451 £45,000 +4.65% 57
Cheshire -13 136 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Merseyside 0 51 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Lancashire +27 50 £37,500 +7.14% 11
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 633 (91.34%) TDD
2 611 (88.17%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (53.54%) C#
4 324 (46.75%) .NET
5 291 (41.99%) SQL Server
6 290 (41.85%) MVC
7 275 (39.68%) RESTful
8 256 (36.94%) ASP.NET
9 250 (36.08%) Java
10 244 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 239 (34.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 238 (34.34%) Web Application Development
13 213 (30.74%) Scrum
14 204 (29.44%) Ruby
15 195 (28.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 192 (27.71%) SQL Server 2016
16 192 (27.71%) WCF
17 178 (25.69%) AngularJS
18 175 (25.25%) Software Engineering
18 175 (25.25%) JavaScript
19 174 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
20 173 (24.96%) Git (software)
21 157 (22.66%) Test Automation
21 157 (22.66%) Node.js
22 135 (19.48%) .NET Framework
23 125 (18.04%) Entity Framework
24 123 (17.75%) NoSQL
25 116 (16.74%) Finance
26 114 (16.45%) Greenfield Project
27 112 (16.16%) OO

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 35 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (3.17%) Apache
3 16 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.31%) Confluence
4 12 (1.73%) CMS
4 12 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.59%) nginx
6 7 (1.01%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.01%) IIS
6 7 (1.01%) JBoss
7 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.43%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.43%) SAS
8 3 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 106 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.74%) SaaS
4 16 (2.31%) GitHub
5 8 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.01%) npm
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.72%) IaaS
7 5 (0.72%) PaaS
8 4 (0.58%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.58%) Office 365
8 4 (0.58%) Yarn
9 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.60%) Internet
2 10 (1.44%) SSL
3 8 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (41.99%) SQL Server
2 192 (27.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 123 (17.75%) NoSQL
4 62 (8.95%) Big Data
5 50 (7.22%) MongoDB
6 45 (6.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 44 (6.35%) MySQL
8 28 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.32%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.60%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.43%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.43%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
13 2 (0.29%) HBase
13 2 (0.29%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 173 (24.96%) Git (software)
2 109 (15.73%) Selenium
3 76 (10.97%) Jenkins
4 72 (10.39%) Cucumber
5 49 (7.07%) TeamCity
6 45 (6.49%) JIRA
6 45 (6.49%) WebDriver
7 39 (5.63%) SoapUI
8 33 (4.76%) Maven
9 29 (4.18%) JUnit
10 23 (3.32%) NUnit
11 22 (3.17%) Gradle
12 20 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (2.74%) Visual Studio
14 18 (2.60%) Bitbucket
14 18 (2.60%) Subversion
15 15 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (1.73%) JMeter
16 12 (1.73%) SonarQube
17 10 (1.44%) Xcode
General
1 116 (16.74%) Finance
2 63 (9.09%) Games
3 60 (8.66%) Retail
4 47 (6.78%) Advertising
5 41 (5.92%) Marketing
6 39 (5.63%) Banking
7 22 (3.17%) Military
8 19 (2.74%) Electronics
8 19 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.74%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.88%) Music Industry
10 12 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.73%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 428 (61.76%) Developer
2 258 (37.23%) .NET Developer
3 106 (15.30%) Software Engineer
4 51 (7.36%) Java Developer
5 44 (6.35%) C# Developer
5 44 (6.35%) Junior
6 41 (5.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (5.92%) Test Engineer
7 34 (4.91%) Junior Developer
7 34 (4.91%) Software Developer
8 33 (4.76%) Developer in Test
8 33 (4.76%) Java Engineer
9 32 (4.62%) Graduate
9 32 (4.62%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 32 (4.62%) Graduate Developer
9 32 (4.62%) Junior .NET Developer
10 31 (4.47%) Tester
11 29 (4.18%) Analyst
12 28 (4.04%) C# Software Engineer
12 28 (4.04%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (46.75%) .NET
2 275 (39.68%) RESTful
3 256 (36.94%) ASP.NET
4 244 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 239 (34.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 195 (28.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 192 (27.71%) WCF
8 178 (25.69%) AngularJS
9 157 (22.66%) Node.js
10 135 (19.48%) .NET Framework
11 125 (18.04%) Entity Framework
12 102 (14.72%) KnockoutJS
13 90 (12.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 88 (12.70%) HTML
15 85 (12.27%) Code First Entity Framework
16 78 (11.26%) CSS
17 62 (8.95%) Spring
18 58 (8.37%) Web Services
19 50 (7.22%) J2EE
19 50 (7.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 114 (16.45%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (4.76%) User Experience
4 23 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.17%) Xbox
6 19 (2.74%) Social Network
7 17 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.16%) Tandem
9 8 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.72%) Wiki
12 4 (0.58%) Fintech
12 4 (0.58%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.58%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.58%) PMI
13 2 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.29%) Minimum Viable Product
14 1 (0.14%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.23%) Linux
2 21 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 18 (2.60%) Android
4 7 (1.01%) Windows
5 5 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
5 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.72%) Unix
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) AIX
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (91.34%) TDD
2 611 (88.17%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (41.85%) MVC
4 238 (34.34%) Web Application Development
5 213 (30.74%) Scrum
6 175 (25.25%) Software Engineering
7 174 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
8 157 (22.66%) Test Automation
9 112 (16.16%) OO
10 105 (15.15%) Kanban
11 95 (13.71%) DevOps
11 95 (13.71%) SDLC
12 94 (13.56%) Microservices
13 86 (12.41%) Mentoring
14 82 (11.83%) E-Commerce
15 74 (10.68%) Dependency Injection
16 69 (9.96%) Web Development
17 61 (8.80%) Continuous Delivery
18 53 (7.65%) Software Delivery
19 47 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 371 (53.54%) C#
2 250 (36.08%) Java
3 204 (29.44%) Ruby
4 175 (25.25%) JavaScript
5 100 (14.43%) SQL
6 68 (9.81%) Python
7 51 (7.36%) C
7 51 (7.36%) PHP
8 32 (4.62%) F#
9 25 (3.61%) Java 8
10 20 (2.89%) Scala
11 19 (2.74%) C++
11 19 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.02%) Objective-C
12 14 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.02%) TypeScript
12 14 (2.02%) VB
13 11 (1.59%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.01%) Groovy
15 5 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.04%) Degree
3 19 (2.74%) ISEB
4 18 (2.60%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.60%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.58%) CSQA
6 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
8 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) GCP
3 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (9.81%) Docker
2 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (4.62%) Kibana
2 28 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.46%) Puppet
4 14 (2.02%) Ansible
5 12 (1.73%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (11.40%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.92%) Google
3 35 (5.05%) Facebook
4 19 (2.74%) SAP
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle
6 5 (0.72%) Aquila
6 5 (0.72%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.58%) VMware
8 3 (0.43%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.43%) Informatica
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.43%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.43%) Teradata
9 2 (0.29%) Capita
9 2 (0.29%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.29%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.14%) MapR
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com