Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 52 86
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34 -15
Permanent jobs citing BDD 34 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.07% 3.82% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 4.03% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 27 31 28
Cardiff median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -21.30% +54.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £21,250 £36,975
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,000 £85,000
South Wales median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% +35.95%

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 951 769 1,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 85.75% 94.70% 91.95%
Number of salaries quoted 783 687 1,121
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cardiff

BDD
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for BDD in Cardiff

BDD
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Cardiff over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for BDD.

1 30 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 29 (85.29%) TDD
3 28 (82.35%) Java
4 27 (79.41%) Selenium
5 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (70.59%) Cucumber
7 23 (67.65%) QA
8 21 (61.76%) REST
9 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (50.00%) C#
11 16 (47.06%) Web Services
12 15 (44.12%) Microservices
12 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
12 15 (44.12%) SDET
12 15 (44.12%) Fintech
13 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
13 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
13 14 (41.18%) JMeter
14 13 (38.24%) Go
15 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
15 12 (35.29%) QA Automation
16 11 (32.35%) Acceptance Criteria
17 10 (29.41%) Issue Tracking
17 10 (29.41%) Protractor
17 10 (29.41%) JUnit
17 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
18 8 (23.53%) JIRA
18 8 (23.53%) Finance
18 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
18 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (17.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (79.41%) Selenium
2 24 (70.59%) Cucumber
3 14 (41.18%) JMeter
3 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
4 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
5 10 (29.41%) JUnit
5 10 (29.41%) Protractor
6 8 (23.53%) JIRA
7 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.94%) MbUnit
9 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.94%) Mocha
9 1 (2.94%) MSTest
9 1 (2.94%) NUnit
9 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Java Engineer
1 12 (35.29%) QA Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) QA Automation Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 6 (17.65%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Internet Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) REST
2 16 (47.06%) Web Services
3 8 (23.53%) Swagger
4 6 (17.65%) Spring
4 6 (17.65%) Spring Boot
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.94%) CSS3
7 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) JSON
7 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.94%) RESTful
7 1 (2.94%) Velocity
7 1 (2.94%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Fintech
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Native
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 29 (85.29%) TDD
3 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (44.12%) Microservices
5 15 (44.12%) SDET
6 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
7 12 (35.29%) QA Automation
8 11 (32.35%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (29.41%) Issue Tracking
9 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
10 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Scrum
12 6 (17.65%) API Testing
13 4 (11.76%) DevOps
14 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
15 2 (5.88%) MVC
15 2 (5.88%) Open Source
15 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (38.24%) Go
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (67.65%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker