Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 47 56
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 +28
Permanent jobs citing BDD 30 59 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.11% 5.05% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 6.04% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 38
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £64,063 £51,250 £43,650
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 828 977 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.89% 83.58% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 727 808 751
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,675 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Tyne and Wear

BDD
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for BDD in Tyne and Wear

BDD
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in Tyne and Wear

BDD
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 25 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 23 £50,000 +29.03% 8
Gateshead -6 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
BDD
North East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for BDD.

1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) TDD
3 18 (60.00%) C#
4 16 (53.33%) Selenium
4 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
5 15 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 13 (43.33%) .NET
7 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 12 (40.00%) DevOps
8 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (36.67%) QA
8 11 (36.67%) OO
9 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 9 (30.00%) SDLC
11 8 (26.67%) Line Management
11 8 (26.67%) Coaching
11 8 (26.67%) Scrum
11 8 (26.67%) Ruby
11 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
12 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
12 7 (23.33%) MVC
12 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
12 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
12 7 (23.33%) Case Management
13 6 (20.00%) Microservices
13 6 (20.00%) SOA
13 6 (20.00%) Retail

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 5 (16.67%) Documentum
2 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Big Data
2 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
5 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (13.33%) Ranorex
8 3 (10.00%) JMeter
8 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.67%) JIRA
9 2 (6.67%) JUnit
9 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 2 (6.67%) Robot Framework
9 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
10 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
10 1 (3.33%) NUnit
10 1 (3.33%) Protractor
10 1 (3.33%) QUnit
10 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Social Media Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Development Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Software Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (20.00%) RESTful
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (16.67%) Node.js
6 5 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.67%) REST
8 2 (6.67%) SOAP
9 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (3.33%) Chai
9 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) BBC
1 5 (16.67%) Social Media
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) TDD
3 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (40.00%) DevOps
5 11 (36.67%) OO
6 9 (30.00%) SDLC
7 8 (26.67%) Coaching
7 8 (26.67%) Line Management
7 8 (26.67%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) Case Management
8 7 (23.33%) MVC
8 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.00%) Microservices
9 6 (20.00%) SOA
9 6 (20.00%) Software Architecture
10 5 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (16.67%) Validation
10 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
11 4 (13.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Ruby
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Apple
2 5 (16.67%) Facebook
2 5 (16.67%) Google
2 5 (16.67%) Pega
2 5 (16.67%) Sony
2 5 (16.67%) Yahoo!
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) OpenText