Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 54 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +33
Permanent jobs citing BDD 527 659 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.70% 5.06% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 5.52% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 432 568 426
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -0.95%

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 10,213 11,945 11,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.04% 91.64% 91.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,195 9,512 9,505
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +14 443 £50,000 +17.65% 48
Cheshire -53 50 £48,500 +2.11% 9
Merseyside -7 22 £35,000 - 7
Lancashire -19 10 £47,638 +36.11% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 437 (82.92%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (82.54%) TDD
3 240 (45.54%) .NET
4 239 (45.35%) C#
5 206 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
6 195 (37.00%) SQL Server
6 195 (37.00%) MVC
7 186 (35.29%) RESTful
8 181 (34.35%) Java
9 172 (32.64%) ASP.NET
10 168 (31.88%) JavaScript
11 165 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 156 (29.60%) Test Automation
13 150 (28.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 148 (28.08%) Web Application Development
15 141 (26.76%) Scrum
16 134 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 117 (22.20%) Git (software)
18 112 (21.25%) Selenium
19 107 (20.30%) AngularJS
20 105 (19.92%) Software Engineering
21 102 (19.35%) Node.js
22 101 (19.17%) NoSQL
23 99 (18.79%) Kanban
23 99 (18.79%) Greenfield Project
24 97 (18.41%) SQL
25 94 (17.84%) WCF
26 89 (16.89%) Ruby
26 89 (16.89%) DevOps
27 82 (15.56%) 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 25 (4.74%) Confluence
2 14 (2.66%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.09%) Apache
4 9 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.14%) CMS
6 4 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.38%) JBoss
7 2 (0.38%) Jetty
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.14%) Slack
6 5 (0.95%) SaaS
7 4 (0.76%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.76%) npm
7 4 (0.76%) Yarn
8 3 (0.57%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.19%) Firebase
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) Google Play
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 80 (15.18%) Internet
2 37 (7.02%) HTTP
3 20 (3.80%) SSL
4 19 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (3.04%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.19%) ATM
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (37.00%) SQL Server
2 150 (28.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 101 (19.17%) NoSQL
4 49 (9.30%) Big Data
5 25 (4.74%) MySQL
6 18 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.66%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.09%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.14%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.95%) DB2
11 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.76%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.76%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.76%) HBase
13 3 (0.57%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.38%) DTS
14 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 117 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 112 (21.25%) Selenium
3 61 (11.57%) JIRA
4 59 (11.20%) Cucumber
5 51 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 39 (7.40%) SoapUI
7 37 (7.02%) WebDriver
8 36 (6.83%) Maven
9 32 (6.07%) Gradle
10 30 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (5.50%) Visual Studio
12 26 (4.93%) SpecFlow
13 25 (4.74%) JMeter
14 24 (4.55%) JUnit
15 19 (3.61%) Gatling
16 17 (3.23%) TeamCity
17 16 (3.04%) Appium
18 10 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (1.90%) Spock
19 9 (1.71%) PHPUnit
General
1 72 (13.66%) Games
2 66 (12.52%) Finance
3 35 (6.64%) Electronics
3 35 (6.64%) Retail
4 24 (4.55%) Banking
4 24 (4.55%) Military
5 20 (3.80%) Advertising
6 18 (3.42%) Marketing
7 12 (2.28%) Law
8 11 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 313 (59.39%) Developer
2 187 (35.48%) .NET Developer
3 71 (13.47%) C# Developer
4 59 (11.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (10.44%) Software Engineer
6 42 (7.97%) Test Engineer
7 38 (7.21%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (5.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (5.12%) Internet Developer
9 27 (5.12%) Tester
10 26 (4.93%) Analyst
11 24 (4.55%) Messaging Developer
11 24 (4.55%) Social Media Developer
12 22 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.80%) Java Engineer
13 20 (3.80%) Junior
13 20 (3.80%) Software Developer
14 19 (3.61%) Java Software Engineer
15 18 (3.42%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (45.54%) .NET
2 186 (35.29%) RESTful
3 172 (32.64%) ASP.NET
4 165 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 134 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 107 (20.30%) AngularJS
7 102 (19.35%) Node.js
8 94 (17.84%) WCF
9 70 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 70 (13.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 66 (12.52%) HTML
11 65 (12.33%) CSS
12 63 (11.95%) .NET Core
12 63 (11.95%) Spring
13 60 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
14 58 (11.01%) .NET Framework
15 56 (10.63%) ASP.NET Core
16 48 (9.11%) JSON
17 46 (8.73%) React
17 46 (8.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.79%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (8.73%) User Experience
3 29 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.55%) BBC
4 24 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.55%) Social Media
5 22 (4.17%) Fintech
6 20 (3.80%) PMI
7 14 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.71%) Animation
11 8 (1.52%) Blog
12 5 (0.95%) iPad
13 4 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.76%) Cyberattack
13 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.57%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.57%) Clustering
14 3 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.07%) Windows
2 25 (4.74%) Android
3 22 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.61%) Linux
5 3 (0.57%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (82.92%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (82.54%) TDD
3 206 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
4 195 (37.00%) MVC
5 156 (29.60%) Test Automation
6 148 (28.08%) Web Application Development
7 141 (26.76%) Scrum
8 105 (19.92%) Software Engineering
9 99 (18.79%) Kanban
10 89 (16.89%) DevOps
11 82 (15.56%) OO
12 76 (14.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 71 (13.47%) Dependency Injection
14 64 (12.14%) SDLC
15 56 (10.63%) Mentoring
16 52 (9.87%) E-Commerce
17 42 (7.97%) Microservices
18 37 (7.02%) Test Scripting
19 34 (6.45%) Computer Science
20 32 (6.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (45.35%) C#
2 181 (34.35%) Java
3 168 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 97 (18.41%) SQL
5 89 (16.89%) Ruby
6 56 (10.63%) Python
7 48 (9.11%) PHP
8 35 (6.64%) Java 8
9 31 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.66%) Objective-C
11 13 (2.47%) C++
12 11 (2.09%) Apple Swift
13 9 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.71%) Scala
14 6 (1.14%) C
14 6 (1.14%) Go
14 6 (1.14%) Groovy
15 5 (0.95%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.76%) Perl
16 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (10.25%) Degree
2 31 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (5.12%) ISTQB
4 20 (3.80%) PMI Certification
5 17 (3.23%) ISEB
6 12 (2.28%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.11%) QA
2 18 (3.42%) GDPR
3 6 (1.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (9.87%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (3.80%) Ansible
2 14 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.09%) Terraform
4 10 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.90%) Puppet
5 6 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.14%) Nessus
6 4 (0.76%) Istio
6 4 (0.76%) Kibana
6 4 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.19%) Consul
7 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.83%) Google
3 33 (6.26%) Apple
4 25 (4.74%) Yahoo!
5 24 (4.55%) Facebook
5 24 (4.55%) Sony
6 16 (3.04%) Oracle
7 11 (2.09%) SAP
8 9 (1.71%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.71%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.33%) Adobe
10 6 (1.14%) HP
11 4 (0.76%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.76%) MapR
11 4 (0.76%) Teradata
11 4 (0.76%) VMware
11 4 (0.76%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.19%) Coverity
12 1 (0.19%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.19%) Zend