Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 61 82
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21 +45
Permanent jobs citing BDD 758 542 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.92% 4.38% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 4.84% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 653 466 385
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,000 £25,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,650 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 11,638 11,195 10,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.96% 90.46% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,327 9,334 8,812
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +5 476 £42,500 -5.56% 73
Cheshire +32 180 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Lancashire +30 48 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Merseyside +9 47 £34,250 -14.38% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 699 (92.22%) TDD
2 677 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (57.52%) C#
4 382 (50.40%) MVC
5 373 (49.21%) .NET
6 358 (47.23%) SQL Server
7 350 (46.17%) RESTful
8 316 (41.69%) Java
9 304 (40.11%) ASP.NET
10 299 (39.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 291 (38.39%) Web Application Development
12 282 (37.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 256 (33.77%) Ruby
14 253 (33.38%) Scrum
15 246 (32.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 234 (30.87%) WCF
17 230 (30.34%) Git (software)
18 214 (28.23%) Node.js
19 211 (27.84%) AngularJS
20 207 (27.31%) JavaScript
21 193 (25.46%) NoSQL
22 188 (24.80%) SQL Server 2016
23 186 (24.54%) Test Automation
24 170 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
25 157 (20.71%) .NET Framework
26 154 (20.32%) Entity Framework
27 150 (19.79%) Software Engineering
28 143 (18.87%) KnockoutJS
28 143 (18.87%) Selenium
29 142 (18.73%) 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 44 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (3.17%) Apache
3 23 (3.03%) Confluence
4 18 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.72%) CMS
7 12 (1.58%) JBoss
8 10 (1.32%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.19%) nginx
10 3 (0.40%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.40%) IIS
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.26%) CICS
11 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.13%) Drupal
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.72%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.69%) GitHub
4 16 (2.11%) SaaS
5 9 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.92%) npm
6 7 (0.92%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.66%) IaaS
8 4 (0.53%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.40%) Slack
10 2 (0.26%) PaaS
10 2 (0.26%) Yarn
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.13%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.13%) Office 365
11 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.01%) HTTP
2 28 (3.69%) Internet
3 8 (1.06%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) AMQP
4 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (47.23%) SQL Server
2 193 (25.46%) NoSQL
3 188 (24.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 103 (13.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 73 (9.63%) MySQL
6 65 (8.58%) Big Data
7 63 (8.31%) MongoDB
8 48 (6.33%) Relational Database
9 26 (3.43%) RDBMS
10 18 (2.37%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.85%) DB2
12 8 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.79%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.66%) Riak
15 4 (0.53%) Neo4j
16 3 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
16 3 (0.40%) HDInsight
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 230 (30.34%) Git (software)
2 143 (18.87%) Selenium
3 117 (15.44%) Cucumber
4 97 (12.80%) Jenkins
5 66 (8.71%) WebDriver
6 54 (7.12%) TeamCity
7 48 (6.33%) JIRA
8 39 (5.15%) Gradle
9 34 (4.49%) JUnit
10 30 (3.96%) Maven
11 28 (3.69%) Bitbucket
12 25 (3.30%) SoapUI
13 24 (3.17%) NUnit
14 22 (2.90%) Visual Studio
15 21 (2.77%) Xcode
16 17 (2.24%) Jasmine
17 16 (2.11%) JMeter
18 15 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (1.85%) Subversion
20 13 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 140 (18.47%) Finance
2 69 (9.10%) Games
3 65 (8.58%) Advertising
4 51 (6.73%) Banking
4 51 (6.73%) Retail
5 46 (6.07%) Marketing
6 25 (3.30%) Music Industry
7 17 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.11%) Electronics
8 16 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.45%) Law
11 4 (0.53%) Military
12 3 (0.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 496 (65.44%) Developer
2 313 (41.29%) .NET Developer
3 92 (12.14%) Java Developer
4 78 (10.29%) Software Engineer
5 63 (8.31%) Tester
6 51 (6.73%) Automation Tester
7 47 (6.20%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.20%) Java Engineer
8 43 (5.67%) Junior
9 42 (5.54%) Junior Developer
10 36 (4.75%) .NET Software Developer
10 36 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.75%) Developer in Test
10 36 (4.75%) Graduate
10 36 (4.75%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 36 (4.75%) Graduate Developer
10 36 (4.75%) Junior .NET Developer
11 33 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 29 (3.83%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (49.21%) .NET
2 350 (46.17%) RESTful
3 304 (40.11%) ASP.NET
4 299 (39.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 282 (37.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 246 (32.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 234 (30.87%) WCF
8 214 (28.23%) Node.js
9 211 (27.84%) AngularJS
10 157 (20.71%) .NET Framework
11 154 (20.32%) Entity Framework
12 143 (18.87%) KnockoutJS
13 130 (17.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 126 (16.62%) HTML
15 114 (15.04%) CSS
16 110 (14.51%) Code First Entity Framework
17 96 (12.66%) Spring
18 75 (9.89%) Web Services
19 68 (8.97%) J2EE
20 65 (8.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.78%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 37 (4.88%) User Experience
4 30 (3.96%) Social Network
5 25 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.24%) Xbox
9 12 (1.58%) RIA
9 12 (1.58%) Tandem
10 11 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
10 11 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.19%) Wiki
12 8 (1.06%) Fintech
13 6 (0.79%) Digital TV
14 5 (0.66%) Online Banking
15 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.53%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.23%) Linux
2 32 (4.22%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.11%) Android
4 6 (0.79%) Unix
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
5 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.53%) Windows
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (92.22%) TDD
2 677 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (50.40%) MVC
4 291 (38.39%) Web Application Development
5 253 (33.38%) Scrum
6 186 (24.54%) Test Automation
7 170 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (19.79%) Software Engineering
9 142 (18.73%) OO
10 110 (14.51%) SDLC
11 107 (14.12%) DevOps
12 106 (13.98%) Kanban
13 100 (13.19%) E-Commerce
14 94 (12.40%) Web Development
15 85 (11.21%) Dependency Injection
16 77 (10.16%) Mentoring
17 66 (8.71%) Test Scripting
18 65 (8.58%) Microservices
19 51 (6.73%) Machine Learning
20 50 (6.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 436 (57.52%) C#
2 316 (41.69%) Java
3 256 (33.77%) Ruby
4 207 (27.31%) JavaScript
5 131 (17.28%) SQL
6 58 (7.65%) Python
7 53 (6.99%) PHP
8 37 (4.88%) F#
9 26 (3.43%) Scala
10 25 (3.30%) Objective-C
11 22 (2.90%) Apple Swift
11 22 (2.90%) C++
12 21 (2.77%) C
13 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.58%) VB
14 12 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.45%) Groovy
16 8 (1.06%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.66%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 29 (3.83%) Degree
2 20 (2.64%) ISEB
3 16 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.58%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.26%) CSQA
8 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (11.35%) QA
2 3 (0.40%) GCP
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 51 (6.73%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 37 (4.88%) Kibana
2 22 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.37%) Puppet
4 10 (1.32%) Ansible
4 10 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 77 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.99%) Google
3 41 (5.41%) Facebook
4 26 (3.43%) Oracle
5 16 (2.11%) SAP
6 14 (1.85%) Capita
7 7 (0.92%) Apigee
7 7 (0.92%) Aquila
8 5 (0.66%) WorldPay
9 4 (0.53%) Zend
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe
10 2 (0.26%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.26%) Chordiant
10 2 (0.26%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.26%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.13%) Alibaba
11 1 (0.13%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.13%) Sun