Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 83 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3 -18
Permanent jobs citing BDD 128 131 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.85% 3.03% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 3.37% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 118 112 165
10th Percentile £40,500 £42,500 £40,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,313 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +13.04% +27.78%
75th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,469 3,891 5,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 93.59% 90.11% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,917 3,088 4,169
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £30,682
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,438 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £77,500
South East median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.04% +8.89%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in Berkshire.

Salary trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 37 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Maidenhead +22 35 £55,000 +12.82% 4
Slough -6 6 £53,750 -17.31% 3
Wokingham - 6 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell -3 4 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Newbury +20 1 £42,500 -37.04% 1
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 102 (79.69%) TDD
2 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (50.78%) C#
4 63 (49.22%) .NET
5 62 (48.44%) Test Automation
6 49 (38.28%) Azure
7 44 (34.38%) Scrum
8 43 (33.59%) QA
9 38 (29.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
10 37 (28.91%) SQL Server
11 36 (28.13%) DevOps
12 35 (27.34%) Microservices
13 33 (25.78%) AWS
14 32 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (24.22%) Selenium
15 31 (24.22%) .NET Core
16 25 (19.53%) OO
17 24 (18.75%) JIRA
17 24 (18.75%) ATDD
17 24 (18.75%) Docker
17 24 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
18 23 (17.97%) Functional Testing
18 23 (17.97%) Performance Testing
18 23 (17.97%) Stress Testing
19 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
19 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
20 21 (16.41%) SpecFlow
21 19 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
21 19 (14.84%) Postman

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.25%) Confluence
2 4 (3.13%) Tornado
3 3 (2.34%) Apache
4 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 49 (38.28%) Azure
2 33 (25.78%) AWS
3 12 (9.38%) SaaS
4 5 (3.91%) Serverless
5 4 (3.13%) BrowserStack
5 4 (3.13%) Twilio
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.34%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.34%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (2.34%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.56%) PaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (10.16%) Redis
4 11 (8.59%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.13%) MySQL
7 3 (2.34%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (2.34%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.78%) Big Data
9 1 (0.78%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 31 (24.22%) Selenium
2 24 (18.75%) JIRA
3 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
4 21 (16.41%) SpecFlow
5 19 (14.84%) Postman
6 18 (14.06%) Appium
6 18 (14.06%) Cypress.io
7 15 (11.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (10.94%) Jenkins
9 10 (7.81%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.69%) Zephyr
11 5 (3.91%) JMeter
12 3 (2.34%) Artifactory
12 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.56%) Protractor
14 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.78%) NUnit
14 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
14 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (7.81%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.91%) Finance
4 4 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (31.25%) Developer
2 38 (29.69%) Test Engineer
3 28 (21.88%) C# Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) Senior Test Engineer
5 18 (14.06%) Software Engineer
6 16 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 15 (11.72%) .NET Developer
8 13 (10.16%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (8.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (8.59%) Junior
11 9 (7.03%) Analyst
11 9 (7.03%) QA Leader
12 8 (6.25%) Business Analyst
12 8 (6.25%) Junior Test Engineer
13 7 (5.47%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (3.91%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.22%) .NET
2 31 (24.22%) .NET Core
3 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
4 17 (13.28%) WebdriverIO
5 15 (11.72%) REST
6 14 (10.94%) Spring
7 13 (10.16%) jQuery
8 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.03%) React
10 7 (5.47%) HTML
11 6 (4.69%) CSS
11 6 (4.69%) Spring Boot
11 6 (4.69%) Web Services
12 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.91%) Node.js
13 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.13%) Django
13 4 (3.13%) Flask
13 4 (3.13%) HTML5
13 4 (3.13%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.34%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.78%) Android
1 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (79.69%) TDD
2 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (48.44%) Test Automation
4 44 (34.38%) Scrum
5 38 (29.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 36 (28.13%) DevOps
7 35 (27.34%) Microservices
8 32 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (19.53%) OO
10 24 (18.75%) ATDD
10 24 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (17.97%) Functional Testing
11 23 (17.97%) Performance Testing
11 23 (17.97%) Stress Testing
12 19 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (14.84%) Software Engineering
13 18 (14.06%) SOLID
13 18 (14.06%) Test Scripting
14 16 (12.50%) Fintech
14 16 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.78%) C#
2 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.94%) Java
3 14 (10.94%) Python
4 10 (7.81%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.81%) SQL
5 6 (4.69%) Perl
6 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.13%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.34%) C
8 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.56%) Java 8
10 1 (0.78%) ES6
10 1 (0.78%) ES8
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) CITP
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.59%) QA
System Software
1 24 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.50%) Terraform
2 9 (7.03%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.91%) Ansible
4 5 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.13%) Puppet
6 2 (1.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.78%) Pega
4 1 (0.78%) Veracode
4 1 (0.78%) WSO2