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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 96 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs citing BDD 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £87,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+118.75% -6.97%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
983 931 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.14% 79.78% 72.41%
Number of salaries quoted 739 709 575
Average salary £47,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
3 9 (69.23%) WCF
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (61.54%) MVC
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 6 (46.15%) OO
6 6 (46.15%) Ruby
6 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
7 5 (38.46%) RESTful
7 5 (38.46%) Social Media
7 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
7 5 (38.46%) Node.js
7 5 (38.46%) Facebook
7 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (38.46%) Yahoo!
7 5 (38.46%) Google
7 5 (38.46%) BBC
7 5 (38.46%) Scrum
7 5 (38.46%) Sony
7 5 (38.46%) Apple
8 3 (23.08%) WPF
9 2 (15.38%) Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (15.38%) SQL
9 2 (15.38%) Finance

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (38.46%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Firebug
2 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Development Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 9 (69.23%) WCF
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
5 3 (23.08%) WPF
6 2 (15.38%) WinForms
7 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) BBC
1 5 (38.46%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
3 6 (46.15%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
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%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) 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 1 (7.69%) Microsoft