The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Permanent jobs citing BDD 39 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.47% 1.54% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 1.82% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 5
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
BDD
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1402 1264 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.62% 84.49% 86.20%
Number of salaries quoted 889 846 651
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

BDD
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region.

BDD Salary Trend in Edinburgh

BDD
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

BDD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (49.18%) Selenium
3 24 (39.34%) TDD
4 22 (36.07%) Java
4 22 (36.07%) RESTful
5 21 (34.43%) Scrum
6 20 (32.79%) Open Source
7 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (31.15%) Web Services
8 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
8 18 (29.51%) WebDriver
9 17 (27.87%) User Stories
10 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
10 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
10 16 (26.23%) Gherkin
10 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
11 15 (24.59%) jQuery
11 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (24.59%) HTML
11 15 (24.59%) CSS
11 15 (24.59%) JBoss
11 15 (24.59%) Maven
12 14 (22.95%) C#
13 13 (21.31%) SQL
14 12 (19.67%) XHTML
14 12 (19.67%) SOA
14 12 (19.67%) Document Management
14 12 (19.67%) Hibernate
14 12 (19.67%) Finance
14 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (24.59%) JBoss
2 12 (19.67%) Alfresco
3 9 (14.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
1 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) SQLite
2 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (49.18%) Selenium
2 18 (29.51%) WebDriver
3 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
3 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
4 15 (24.59%) Maven
5 12 (19.67%) Artifactory
6 11 (18.03%) JIRA
7 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
8 8 (13.11%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.92%) JUnit
9 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.92%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.64%) Redmine
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Analyst
2 22 (36.07%) Developer
3 17 (27.87%) Test Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Java Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Open Source Developer
5 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
6 8 (13.11%) Test Specialist
6 8 (13.11%) Automation Specialist
6 8 (13.11%) Test Automation Specialist
7 7 (11.48%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Performance Test Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Product Owner
10 2 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) RESTful
2 19 (31.15%) Web Services
3 16 (26.23%) Gherkin
4 15 (24.59%) jQuery
4 15 (24.59%) CSS
4 15 (24.59%) HTML
5 12 (19.67%) XHTML
5 12 (19.67%) Hibernate
5 12 (19.67%) Spring
5 12 (19.67%) Spring Security
5 12 (19.67%) JSON
6 9 (14.75%) WCF
6 9 (14.75%) .NET
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (11.48%) XML
8 3 (4.92%) Dojo
8 3 (4.92%) EJB
8 3 (4.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.75%) BBC
2 9 (14.75%) Social Media
3 8 (13.11%) Client/Server
4 7 (11.48%) User Experience
5 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) TDD
3 21 (34.43%) Scrum
4 20 (32.79%) Open Source
5 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
7 17 (27.87%) User Stories
8 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Document Management
9 12 (19.67%) SOA
10 11 (18.03%) Asset Management
11 10 (16.39%) OO
11 10 (16.39%) MVC
12 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
13 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
13 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
13 8 (13.11%) Coaching
13 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.95%) C#
4 13 (21.31%) SQL
5 11 (18.03%) Ruby
6 5 (8.20%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Tcl
7 2 (3.28%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) C
8 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Apple
1 9 (14.75%) Sony
1 9 (14.75%) Yahoo!
1 9 (14.75%) Google
1 9 (14.75%) Facebook
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft