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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank - 71 53
Permanent jobs citing BDD 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford - 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.22% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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
407 451 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 76.94% 77.49% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 310 332 232
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 15 (93.75%) C#
1 15 (93.75%) Ruby
1 15 (93.75%) RESTful
2 12 (75.00%) JBehave
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) JUnit
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) Web Services
3 11 (68.75%) XML
3 11 (68.75%) NUnit
3 11 (68.75%) Open Source
3 11 (68.75%) WATIR
3 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
3 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
3 11 (68.75%) Gherkin
3 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
3 11 (68.75%) Calabash
4 7 (43.75%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Node.js
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 4 (25.00%) Internet

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) JUnit
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
1 12 (75.00%) JBehave
1 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
2 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 11 (68.75%) Calabash
2 11 (68.75%) WATIR
2 11 (68.75%) NUnit
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) TestNG
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
4 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) RESTful
2 11 (68.75%) Gherkin
2 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Flash
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
1 15 (93.75%) Ruby
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) hybris