The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs citing BDD 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.45% 0.22% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.29% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 2
Average salary £46,250 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.91% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
BDD
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
401 342 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.02% 76.17% 83.61%
Number of salaries quoted 286 242 293
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

BDD
Salary Trend in Watford

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

BDD Salary Trend in Watford

BDD
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the Watford region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

BDD Salary Histogram in Watford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 22 (95.65%) Ruby
1 22 (95.65%) RESTful
2 21 (91.30%) C#
3 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
3 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 19 (82.61%) Selenium
4 18 (78.26%) Test Scripting
4 18 (78.26%) Software Testing
4 18 (78.26%) JBehave
4 18 (78.26%) Java
4 18 (78.26%) SQL
4 18 (78.26%) JUnit
4 18 (78.26%) XML
5 17 (73.91%) Web Services
5 17 (73.91%) NUnit
5 17 (73.91%) WATIR
5 17 (73.91%) Open Source
5 17 (73.91%) SpecFlow
5 17 (73.91%) Gherkin
5 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
5 17 (73.91%) Calabash
6 9 (39.13%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (17.39%) Node.js
8 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (17.39%) .NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 4 (17.39%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
1 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
2 18 (78.26%) JBehave
2 18 (78.26%) JUnit
3 17 (73.91%) NUnit
3 17 (73.91%) WATIR
3 17 (73.91%) SpecFlow
3 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
3 17 (73.91%) Calabash
4 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.35%) TestNG
General
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Test Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) RESTful
2 18 (78.26%) XML
3 17 (73.91%) Gherkin
3 17 (73.91%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (17.39%) .NET
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) Flash
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Test Scripting
2 18 (78.26%) Software Testing
3 9 (39.13%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) Web Application Development
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Document Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Coaching
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Ruby
2 21 (91.30%) C#
3 18 (78.26%) Java
3 18 (78.26%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) hybris