The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 79 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing BDD 6 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.54% 0.091% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.11% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
BDD
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
831 881 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.80% 80.16% 72.35%
Number of salaries quoted 618 689 628
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

BDD
Salary Trend in Essex

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

BDD Salary Trend in Essex

BDD
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wickford - 4 £35,000 -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 8 (61.54%) OO
4 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 7 (53.85%) WCF
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) Node.js
6 6 (46.15%) Ruby
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (38.46%) RESTful
7 5 (38.46%) Sony
7 5 (38.46%) Social Media
7 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
7 5 (38.46%) Yahoo!
7 5 (38.46%) Google
7 5 (38.46%) BBC
7 5 (38.46%) Scrum
7 5 (38.46%) Apple
7 5 (38.46%) Facebook
7 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (23.08%) OOP
8 3 (23.08%) QA
9 2 (15.38%) Marketing
9 2 (15.38%) Android
9 2 (15.38%) iPhone

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (53.85%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Mocha
2 2 (15.38%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (7.69%) Moq
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Firebug
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Development Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (15.38%) UI Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience Developer
3 2 (15.38%) UI Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) WCF
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) Flash
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) PhoneGap
5 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js
5 2 (15.38%) Sass
6 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
6 1 (7.69%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Social Media
1 5 (38.46%) BBC
2 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) OO
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple
1 5 (38.46%) Sony
1 5 (38.46%) Yahoo!
1 5 (38.46%) Google
1 5 (38.46%) Facebook
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft