Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 64 91
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27 +40
Permanent jobs citing BDD 587 487 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.44% 4.12% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 4.65% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 498 449 385
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £28,925 £25,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11856 10476 11745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.72% 88.68% 89.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9461 8789 9670
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -13 362 £45,000 - 32
Cheshire +41 140 £42,500 -10.05% 5
Merseyside +8 48 £38,750 -3.13% 2
Lancashire -18 37 £35,000 -6.67% 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 532 (90.63%) TDD
2 506 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (52.64%) C#
4 284 (48.38%) MVC
5 265 (45.14%) .NET
6 248 (42.25%) SQL Server
7 241 (41.06%) RESTful
8 239 (40.72%) Java
9 221 (37.65%) ASP.NET
10 216 (36.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 211 (35.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 204 (34.75%) Web Application Development
13 195 (33.22%) AngularJS
14 194 (33.05%) Git (software)
15 181 (30.83%) Scrum
16 179 (30.49%) JavaScript
17 168 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 152 (25.89%) Test Automation
18 152 (25.89%) Node.js
19 151 (25.72%) Ruby
20 144 (24.53%) WCF
21 125 (21.29%) NoSQL
21 125 (21.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 117 (19.93%) KnockoutJS
23 116 (19.76%) Jenkins
24 115 (19.59%) HTML
25 114 (19.42%) Web Services
26 105 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
27 103 (17.55%) Spring
28 101 (17.21%) .NET Framework

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 32 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.92%) Apache
2 23 (3.92%) JBoss
3 21 (3.58%) Confluence
4 18 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 18 (3.07%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.73%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.56%) nginx
7 11 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.70%) CMS
9 7 (1.19%) CICS
9 7 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.85%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.34%) IIS
13 2 (0.34%) Jetty
13 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.34%) Tornado
14 1 (0.17%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 68 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.94%) GitHub
4 18 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.02%) BrowserStack
5 6 (1.02%) npm
6 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Route 53
7 1 (0.17%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.47%) Internet
2 33 (5.62%) HTTP
3 9 (1.53%) SSL
4 6 (1.02%) Intranet
5 4 (0.68%) AMQP
6 2 (0.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) VXLAN
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (42.25%) SQL Server
2 125 (21.29%) NoSQL
3 101 (17.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 97 (16.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 49 (8.35%) MongoDB
6 47 (8.01%) Big Data
7 38 (6.47%) MySQL
8 34 (5.79%) Hadoop
9 21 (3.58%) DB2
10 19 (3.24%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.19%) Riak
13 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.85%) Redis
13 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.68%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.51%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.51%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (33.05%) Git (software)
2 116 (19.76%) Jenkins
3 101 (17.21%) Selenium
4 91 (15.50%) Cucumber
5 51 (8.69%) WebDriver
6 47 (8.01%) JIRA
7 46 (7.84%) TeamCity
8 38 (6.47%) JUnit
9 31 (5.28%) Bitbucket
10 29 (4.94%) Gradle
11 24 (4.09%) Eclipse
12 23 (3.92%) SpecFlow
13 22 (3.75%) Ant
14 20 (3.41%) IntelliJ
14 20 (3.41%) Visual Studio
15 16 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (2.73%) Jasmine
16 15 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (1.87%) FitNesse
17 11 (1.87%) Xcode
General
1 93 (15.84%) Finance
2 59 (10.05%) Games
3 50 (8.52%) Marketing
4 45 (7.67%) Banking
5 36 (6.13%) Advertising
6 28 (4.77%) Retail
7 21 (3.58%) Telecoms
8 19 (3.24%) Manufacturing
9 18 (3.07%) Electronics
10 12 (2.04%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.70%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.68%) Law
13 4 (0.68%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 397 (67.63%) Developer
2 211 (35.95%) .NET Developer
3 104 (17.72%) Java Developer
4 62 (10.56%) Tester
5 56 (9.54%) C# Developer
5 56 (9.54%) Senior Developer
6 49 (8.35%) Automation Tester
7 44 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 42 (7.16%) Junior
9 41 (6.98%) Junior Developer
10 38 (6.47%) Graduate
10 38 (6.47%) Graduate Developer
11 31 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (5.28%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 31 (5.28%) Junior .NET Developer
12 30 (5.11%) .NET Software Developer
13 28 (4.77%) Java Engineer
14 26 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 26 (4.43%) Senior Tester
15 25 (4.26%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (45.14%) .NET
2 241 (41.06%) RESTful
3 221 (37.65%) ASP.NET
4 216 (36.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 211 (35.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 195 (33.22%) AngularJS
7 168 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 152 (25.89%) Node.js
9 144 (24.53%) WCF
10 125 (21.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 117 (19.93%) KnockoutJS
12 115 (19.59%) HTML
13 114 (19.42%) Web Services
14 103 (17.55%) Spring
15 101 (17.21%) .NET Framework
16 98 (16.70%) Entity Framework
17 85 (14.48%) CSS
18 82 (13.97%) Hibernate
19 69 (11.75%) jQuery
20 65 (11.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.64%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.30%) Computer Science
2 37 (6.30%) iPad
3 36 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (4.77%) User Experience
5 23 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.90%) Digital TV
8 16 (2.73%) Blog
8 16 (2.73%) Digital Media
9 13 (2.21%) Mainframe
10 12 (2.04%) PMI
11 9 (1.53%) Social Network
12 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.02%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.85%) Fintech
14 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.85%) Social Media
15 4 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.05%) Linux
2 20 (3.41%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.73%) Windows
4 9 (1.53%) Android
4 9 (1.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (90.63%) TDD
2 506 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (48.38%) MVC
4 204 (34.75%) Web Application Development
5 181 (30.83%) Scrum
6 152 (25.89%) Test Automation
7 105 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (15.67%) OO
8 92 (15.67%) SDLC
9 72 (12.27%) Kanban
10 67 (11.41%) Web Development
11 65 (11.07%) Software Engineering
12 58 (9.88%) DevOps
12 58 (9.88%) E-Commerce
13 55 (9.37%) Dependency Injection
14 50 (8.52%) Test Scripting
15 49 (8.35%) Mentoring
16 45 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
17 39 (6.64%) Unit Testing
18 38 (6.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 309 (52.64%) C#
2 239 (40.72%) Java
3 179 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 151 (25.72%) Ruby
5 86 (14.65%) SQL
6 40 (6.81%) Python
7 34 (5.79%) PHP
8 30 (5.11%) F#
9 17 (2.90%) C
9 17 (2.90%) C++
10 14 (2.39%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.04%) Objective-C
12 11 (1.87%) Scala
13 9 (1.53%) Apple Swift
13 9 (1.53%) Clojure
13 9 (1.53%) COBOL
14 8 (1.36%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.19%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (5.96%) Degree
2 12 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 11 (1.87%) ISEB
4 8 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.17%) OCP
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.17%) PhD
8 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.30%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (4.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 42 (7.16%) Kibana
2 26 (4.43%) Puppet
3 14 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.36%) Ansible
6 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (8.69%) Google
2 49 (8.35%) Oracle
3 32 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.94%) Facebook
5 18 (3.07%) SAP
6 10 (1.70%) Chordiant
7 9 (1.53%) IBM
8 5 (0.85%) Apigee
9 4 (0.68%) Apple
9 4 (0.68%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.51%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.51%) Sybase
11 2 (0.34%) HP
11 2 (0.34%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.34%) Progress
11 2 (0.34%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.34%) Sony
11 2 (0.34%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.34%) Yahoo!
11 2 (0.34%) Zend