Period
to 25 May 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 52 55
Rank change year-on-year -23 +3 +21
Permanent jobs citing BDD 398 693 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.91% 5.63% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 6.09% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 285 598 505
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,050 £24,200
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £62,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%

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 9,493 11,374 11,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.28% 92.46% 92.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,064 9,119 9,439
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,950 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £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 25 May 2019.

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 2019. 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 -8 322 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Cheshire -26 49 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Merseyside -27 17 £35,000 +4.48% 3
Lancashire -52 10 £43,646 +16.39% 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 293 (73.62%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (72.61%) TDD
3 195 (48.99%) Java
4 156 (39.20%) JavaScript
5 150 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
6 146 (36.68%) Test Automation
7 136 (34.17%) C#
8 113 (28.39%) .NET
8 113 (28.39%) DevOps
9 104 (26.13%) RESTful
10 101 (25.38%) Software Engineering
11 99 (24.87%) Scrum
12 98 (24.62%) SQL Server
13 93 (23.37%) Selenium
14 89 (22.36%) Python
15 84 (21.11%) MVC
15 84 (21.11%) AngularJS
16 77 (19.35%) Ruby
16 77 (19.35%) Node.js
16 77 (19.35%) Greenfield Project
17 73 (18.34%) Continuous Delivery
17 73 (18.34%) ASP.NET
18 68 (17.09%) NoSQL
19 66 (16.58%) Git (software)
20 65 (16.33%) CSS
21 64 (16.08%) SQL
21 64 (16.08%) Kanban
22 63 (15.83%) Spring
22 63 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
23 62 (15.58%) JIRA

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 31 (7.79%) Confluence
2 22 (5.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 22 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.01%) SAS
6 3 (0.75%) Apache
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.76%) Apigee
5 9 (2.26%) Slack
6 7 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.76%) Serverless
7 4 (1.01%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.50%) Engine Yard
9 2 (0.50%) Heroku
10 1 (0.25%) Firebase
10 1 (0.25%) npm
10 1 (0.25%) SaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.29%) Internet
2 16 (4.02%) HTTP
3 12 (3.02%) SSL
3 12 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (2.76%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.26%) Calico
5 5 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 68 (17.09%) NoSQL
3 55 (13.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 38 (9.55%) Big Data
5 36 (9.05%) MySQL
6 35 (8.79%) MongoDB
7 21 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.27%) CouchDB
9 12 (3.02%) Neo4j
10 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.25%) Redis
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 93 (23.37%) Selenium
2 66 (16.58%) Git (software)
3 62 (15.58%) JIRA
4 56 (14.07%) Jenkins
5 54 (13.57%) Maven
6 45 (11.31%) Cucumber
7 38 (9.55%) Gradle
8 33 (8.29%) SoapUI
9 28 (7.04%) WebDriver
10 26 (6.53%) JUnit
11 19 (4.77%) Gatling
12 18 (4.52%) webpack
13 17 (4.27%) Spock
13 17 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (4.02%) Appium
15 14 (3.52%) Visual Studio
16 13 (3.27%) Grunt
16 13 (3.27%) gulp
16 13 (3.27%) JMeter
17 12 (3.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 46 (11.56%) Finance
2 27 (6.78%) Retail
3 25 (6.28%) Banking
4 20 (5.03%) Games
5 3 (0.75%) Marketing
6 2 (0.50%) Advertising
6 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 221 (55.53%) Developer
2 82 (20.60%) .NET Developer
3 54 (13.57%) Senior Developer
3 54 (13.57%) Software Engineer
4 48 (12.06%) Java Developer
5 43 (10.80%) Test Engineer
6 41 (10.30%) C# Developer
7 33 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
9 27 (6.78%) Java Engineer
9 27 (6.78%) QA Engineer
10 25 (6.28%) Analyst
11 24 (6.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 23 (5.78%) Java Software Engineer
12 23 (5.78%) Senior Full Stack Developer
13 21 (5.28%) Developer in Test
13 21 (5.28%) Senior Software Engineer
14 19 (4.77%) Senior Java Engineer
15 18 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (4.02%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (28.39%) .NET
2 104 (26.13%) RESTful
3 84 (21.11%) AngularJS
4 77 (19.35%) Node.js
5 73 (18.34%) ASP.NET
6 65 (16.33%) CSS
7 63 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 63 (15.83%) Spring
8 54 (13.57%) HTML
9 52 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 47 (11.81%) JSON
11 40 (10.05%) REST
12 39 (9.80%) Gherkin
12 39 (9.80%) SOAP
13 38 (9.55%) WCF
14 36 (9.05%) Web Services
15 33 (8.29%) Apache Flex
16 32 (8.04%) XML
17 31 (7.79%) React
18 30 (7.54%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.35%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (6.78%) User Experience
3 22 (5.53%) Fintech
4 19 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.27%) BBC
6 14 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.27%) PMI
8 12 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.02%) Cloud Native
9 11 (2.76%) Infotainment
10 10 (2.51%) Social Media
11 8 (2.01%) Wiki
12 7 (1.76%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (1.26%) Animation
13 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.75%) Life Science
14 3 (0.75%) NHS
15 2 (0.50%) Digital TV
15 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.79%) Android
2 25 (6.28%) Apple iOS
3 24 (6.03%) Windows
4 6 (1.51%) Linux
5 5 (1.26%) watchOS
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (73.62%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (72.61%) TDD
3 150 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
4 146 (36.68%) Test Automation
5 113 (28.39%) DevOps
6 101 (25.38%) Software Engineering
7 99 (24.87%) Scrum
8 84 (21.11%) MVC
9 73 (18.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 64 (16.08%) Kanban
11 57 (14.32%) SDLC
12 55 (13.82%) Mentoring
12 55 (13.82%) Web Application Development
13 54 (13.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 46 (11.56%) Computer Science
14 46 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (10.80%) Microservices
16 38 (9.55%) Configuration Management
16 38 (9.55%) Pair Programming
17 35 (8.79%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 195 (48.99%) Java
2 156 (39.20%) JavaScript
3 136 (34.17%) C#
4 89 (22.36%) Python
5 77 (19.35%) Ruby
6 64 (16.08%) SQL
7 49 (12.31%) Java 8
8 35 (8.79%) PHP
9 23 (5.78%) Bash Shell
10 22 (5.53%) Scala
11 21 (5.28%) T-SQL
12 16 (4.02%) Groovy
13 11 (2.76%) Apple Swift
13 11 (2.76%) Objective-C
14 9 (2.26%) Kotlin
15 8 (2.01%) C++
15 8 (2.01%) Perl
16 5 (1.26%) VBA
17 4 (1.01%) C
17 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (12.31%) Degree
2 41 (10.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.27%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.26%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.75%) ISEB
6 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.32%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) WCAG
3 5 (1.26%) GDPR
3 5 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (9.30%) Docker
2 5 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.26%) etcd
2 5 (1.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 37 (9.30%) Ansible
2 21 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (5.28%) Terraform
3 18 (4.52%) Puppet
4 11 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.26%) Nessus
6 5 (1.26%) Consul
6 5 (1.26%) Istio
6 5 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) Rancher
9 1 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 40 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.53%) Adobe
3 19 (4.77%) Oracle
4 16 (4.02%) Google
5 15 (3.77%) Apple
6 10 (2.51%) Facebook
6 10 (2.51%) Sony
6 10 (2.51%) Yahoo!
7 6 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.26%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.26%) CyberArk
8 5 (1.26%) IBM
8 5 (1.26%) New Relic
8 5 (1.26%) Splunk
9 4 (1.01%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 4 (1.01%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.75%) HP
11 2 (0.50%) SAP
12 1 (0.25%) Xamarin