Period
to 16 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 87 83
Rank change year-on-year -55 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing BDD 59 115 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.34% 2.98% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 3.29% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 40 90 144
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £41,250 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,313 £68,750 £60,938
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,029 3,492 6,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.53% 90.51% 89.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,270 2,601 5,223
10th Percentile £31,225 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in the East of England.

Salary trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Salary histogram for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 June 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
Cambridgeshire -17 20 £56,250 -6.25% 7
Essex -7 18 £71,250 +58.33% 7
Hertfordshire -17 16 £80,000 +52.38% 13
Bedfordshire -18 4 £59,750 -17.59% 2
Norfolk -5 1 - - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 46 (77.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (72.88%) TDD
3 38 (64.41%) Microservices
4 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
5 31 (52.54%) DevOps
6 30 (50.85%) AWS
7 29 (49.15%) Scrum
7 29 (49.15%) Java
8 26 (44.07%) Spring
8 26 (44.07%) Kanban
9 23 (38.98%) C#
9 23 (38.98%) REST
10 20 (33.90%) JIRA
11 19 (32.20%) Spring Boot
12 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
12 18 (30.51%) Azure
13 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
14 16 (27.12%) Kubernetes
15 15 (25.42%) Ansible
15 15 (25.42%) Docker
15 15 (25.42%) Relational Database
16 14 (23.73%) Web Services
16 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
16 14 (23.73%) Cucumber
17 13 (22.03%) Confluence
17 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (22.03%) SpecFlow
17 13 (22.03%) GitLab
17 13 (22.03%) Java 8
18 12 (20.34%) Elastic Stack

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (22.03%) Confluence
2 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.78%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.85%) AWS
2 18 (30.51%) Azure
3 8 (13.56%) GitHub
4 5 (8.47%) Amazon ECS
4 5 (8.47%) Amazon EKS
4 5 (8.47%) Serverless
5 4 (6.78%) GCP
6 3 (5.08%) SaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) AMQP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) Relational Database
2 10 (16.95%) MySQL
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.17%) Couchbase
4 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) JIRA
2 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
3 14 (23.73%) Cucumber
3 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (22.03%) GitLab
4 13 (22.03%) SpecFlow
5 11 (18.64%) Maven
5 11 (18.64%) Selenium
6 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
7 6 (10.17%) ReSharper
7 6 (10.17%) Spock
7 6 (10.17%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.69%) DbUnit
8 1 (1.69%) Gradle
8 1 (1.69%) jMock
8 1 (1.69%) JUnit
8 1 (1.69%) Mockito
8 1 (1.69%) Protractor
8 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (18.64%) Public Sector
2 7 (11.86%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Java Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Test Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Development Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Software Development Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Test Development Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Python Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) Spring
2 23 (38.98%) REST
3 19 (32.20%) Spring Boot
4 14 (23.73%) Web Services
5 12 (20.34%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (20.34%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (18.64%) RESTful
7 9 (15.25%) .NET
7 9 (15.25%) SOAP
8 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
8 8 (13.56%) JMS
8 8 (13.56%) Node.js
9 7 (11.86%) React
10 6 (10.17%) Kafka
10 6 (10.17%) RxJava
10 6 (10.17%) Velocity
10 6 (10.17%) Vert.x
11 5 (8.47%) Vue.js
12 4 (6.78%) Apache Camel
12 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
3 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (72.88%) TDD
3 38 (64.41%) Microservices
4 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
5 31 (52.54%) DevOps
6 29 (49.15%) Scrum
7 26 (44.07%) Kanban
8 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
11 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
11 8 (13.56%) High Availability
11 8 (13.56%) ITIL
11 8 (13.56%) Process Improvement
11 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
12 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (11.86%) OO
13 6 (10.17%) B2C
13 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 23 (38.98%) C#
3 13 (22.03%) Java 8
4 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
5 11 (18.64%) SQL
6 9 (15.25%) Python
7 6 (10.17%) C++
7 6 (10.17%) Groovy
8 3 (5.08%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.69%) Scala
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
1 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) Kubernetes
2 15 (25.42%) Ansible
3 8 (13.56%) Kibana
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) IBM
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
1 10 (16.95%) ServiceNow
2 8 (13.56%) AppDynamics
3 6 (10.17%) ANSYS
3 6 (10.17%) Bloomberg
3 6 (10.17%) Splunk
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.78%) WSO2
5 3 (5.08%) Google
5 3 (5.08%) Pega