Period
to 19 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 81 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 -14 -2
Permanent jobs citing BDD 1,671 4,459 6,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.76% 3.54% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 3.84% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,631 3,619 5,973
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +8.49% +0.95%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,161 116,142 141,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.56% 92.24% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 34,168 92,294 113,368
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in England

BDD
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for BDD in England

BDD
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2020.

Salary histogram for BDD in England

BDD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2020. 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
London +7 986 £67,500 - 175
South East +9 244 £55,000 +2.80% 64
North of England -25 189 £50,000 - 85
South West +58 134 £52,250 +22.94% 25
Yorkshire +31 86 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Midlands +95 83 £55,000 +15.79% 42
North West -53 76 £50,000 -4.76% 43
West Midlands +104 57 £55,000 +10.00% 24
East of England -32 30 £45,000 -14.29% 26
North East +35 27 £45,000 -7.12% 22
East Midlands +54 26 £55,000 +22.22% 18
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 1,265 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,253 (74.99%) TDD
3 693 (41.47%) JavaScript
4 635 (38.00%) Test Automation
5 587 (35.13%) C#
6 571 (34.17%) Java
7 523 (31.30%) AWS
8 506 (30.28%) .NET
9 461 (27.59%) Microservices
10 444 (26.57%) Azure
11 420 (25.13%) DevOps
12 418 (25.01%) Scrum
13 397 (23.76%) Selenium
14 354 (21.18%) AngularJS
15 342 (20.47%) SQL
16 327 (19.57%) Node.js
17 316 (18.91%) React
18 315 (18.85%) SQL Server
19 304 (18.19%) Software Engineering
20 292 (17.47%) Finance
21 281 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
22 275 (16.46%) HTML
23 269 (16.10%) OO
24 268 (16.04%) Git (software)
25 266 (15.92%) MVC
26 264 (15.80%) CSS
26 264 (15.80%) QA
27 259 (15.50%) REST
28 258 (15.44%) ASP.NET
29 251 (15.02%) Docker

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 87 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (3.71%) Tomcat
3 58 (3.47%) Confluence
4 38 (2.27%) Apache
5 26 (1.56%) CMS
6 18 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (0.78%) NServiceBus
8 13 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 11 (0.66%) IIS
11 10 (0.60%) Headless CMS
11 10 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.42%) DNN
12 7 (0.42%) Immediacy CMS
12 7 (0.42%) JBoss
12 7 (0.42%) Kentico
12 7 (0.42%) Sitefinity
13 5 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.30%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.18%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.060%) Odoo
4 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.060%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 523 (31.30%) AWS
2 444 (26.57%) Azure
3 145 (8.68%) GCP
4 114 (6.82%) SaaS
5 99 (5.92%) Serverless
6 86 (5.15%) GitHub
7 68 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (2.57%) npm
9 39 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
10 36 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.56%) Firebase
13 25 (1.50%) BrowserStack
14 23 (1.38%) Azure Functions
15 14 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (0.78%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
17 12 (0.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.29%) Skype
2 36 (2.15%) HTTP
3 23 (1.38%) Internet
4 8 (0.48%) Network Security
5 4 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.18%) SSL
7 2 (0.12%) Firewall
7 2 (0.12%) NFC
7 2 (0.12%) VLAN
8 1 (0.060%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.060%) DHCP
8 1 (0.060%) DNS
8 1 (0.060%) DSL
8 1 (0.060%) IPv6
8 1 (0.060%) SMTP
8 1 (0.060%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.060%) VDSL
8 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.060%) Wireless
8 1 (0.060%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 189 (11.31%) MongoDB
3 185 (11.07%) NoSQL
4 96 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 90 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (4.79%) MySQL
7 61 (3.65%) SQL Server 2019
8 53 (3.17%) Redis
9 42 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (2.15%) Big Data
11 30 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (1.26%) Hadoop
15 17 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
16 16 (0.96%) Riak
17 14 (0.84%) MS Access
17 14 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 397 (23.76%) Selenium
2 268 (16.04%) Git (software)
3 228 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 214 (12.81%) Jenkins
5 171 (10.23%) WebDriver
6 159 (9.52%) JIRA
7 122 (7.30%) Maven
8 104 (6.22%) SpecFlow
9 67 (4.01%) Appium
9 67 (4.01%) JUnit
9 67 (4.01%) SoapUI
10 63 (3.77%) Postman
10 63 (3.77%) TeamCity
11 60 (3.59%) Cypress.io
12 54 (3.23%) webpack
13 49 (2.93%) Jasmine
13 49 (2.93%) NUnit
14 42 (2.51%) Mocha
15 40 (2.39%) Mockito
16 36 (2.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 292 (17.47%) Finance
2 96 (5.75%) Banking
3 78 (4.67%) Retail
4 51 (3.05%) Marketing
5 50 (2.99%) Games
6 47 (2.81%) Public Sector
7 46 (2.75%) Advertising
8 35 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.26%) Front Office
10 19 (1.14%) Publishing
11 16 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.90%) Automotive
13 14 (0.84%) Law
14 13 (0.78%) Electronics
15 12 (0.72%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.60%) Telecoms
17 6 (0.36%) Back Office
17 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 900 (53.86%) Developer
2 258 (15.44%) .NET Developer
3 198 (11.85%) Senior Developer
4 193 (11.55%) Java Developer
5 179 (10.71%) C# Developer
6 150 (8.98%) Software Engineer
7 142 (8.50%) Analyst
8 129 (7.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 126 (7.54%) Full Stack Developer
10 109 (6.52%) Software Developer
11 97 (5.80%) Test Engineer
12 91 (5.45%) Test Analyst
13 84 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
14 83 (4.97%) QA Engineer
15 69 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
15 69 (4.13%) Tester
16 63 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 56 (3.35%) Java Engineer
18 54 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
19 48 (2.87%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (30.28%) .NET
2 354 (21.18%) AngularJS
3 327 (19.57%) Node.js
4 316 (18.91%) React
5 275 (16.46%) HTML
6 264 (15.80%) CSS
7 259 (15.50%) REST
8 258 (15.44%) ASP.NET
9 249 (14.90%) RESTful
10 248 (14.84%) .NET Core
11 219 (13.11%) Spring
12 211 (12.63%) Web Services
13 178 (10.65%) .NET Framework
14 168 (10.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 131 (7.84%) HTML5
16 129 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 128 (7.66%) Gherkin
18 121 (7.24%) Entity Framework
19 113 (6.76%) Spring Boot
20 109 (6.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.28%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 72 (4.31%) User Experience
4 51 (3.05%) Cloud Native
5 49 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (2.69%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.44%) Equities
8 22 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.32%) Social Network
9 15 (0.90%) Mobile Games
10 14 (0.84%) Derivative
10 14 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (0.78%) iPhone
12 11 (0.66%) Market Risk
12 11 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
12 11 (0.66%) STB
12 11 (0.66%) Tandem
13 10 (0.60%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.45%) Linux
2 83 (4.97%) Android
3 67 (4.01%) Windows
4 66 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.86%) Unix
6 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.060%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,265 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,253 (74.99%) TDD
3 635 (38.00%) Test Automation
4 461 (27.59%) Microservices
5 420 (25.13%) DevOps
6 418 (25.01%) Scrum
7 304 (18.19%) Software Engineering
8 281 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 269 (16.10%) OO
10 266 (15.92%) MVC
11 201 (12.03%) Kanban
12 166 (9.93%) Fintech
13 157 (9.40%) Mentoring
14 145 (8.68%) SDET
15 142 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 124 (7.42%) SOLID
17 116 (6.94%) SDLC
18 113 (6.76%) Open Source
19 112 (6.70%) Pair Programming
20 110 (6.58%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 693 (41.47%) JavaScript
2 587 (35.13%) C#
3 571 (34.17%) Java
4 342 (20.47%) SQL
5 232 (13.88%) Python
6 221 (13.23%) TypeScript
7 97 (5.80%) Java 8
8 69 (4.13%) Ruby
9 49 (2.93%) Go
10 47 (2.81%) Scala
11 44 (2.63%) ES6
12 41 (2.45%) T-SQL
13 40 (2.39%) Kotlin
14 37 (2.21%) C++
15 34 (2.03%) PHP
16 29 (1.74%) PowerShell
17 27 (1.62%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.38%) C
19 16 (0.96%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.72%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 125 (7.48%) Degree
2 102 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 28 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.78%) ISEB
6 13 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.36%) OSCP
9 5 (0.30%) CEH
9 5 (0.30%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.12%) MCPD
11 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.060%) CISSP
12 1 (0.060%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.060%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (15.80%) QA
2 22 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.42%) GDPR
4 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.18%) MiFID
5 3 (0.18%) PSD2
5 3 (0.18%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.060%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.060%) NIST
6 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 251 (15.02%) Docker
2 21 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.08%) NDS
4 17 (1.02%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 17 (1.02%) vSphere
5 11 (0.66%) Postfix
6 6 (0.36%) HDFS
7 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.18%) LXC
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.060%) Firmware
10 1 (0.060%) iptables
10 1 (0.060%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 151 (9.04%) Kubernetes
2 93 (5.57%) Terraform
3 51 (3.05%) Ansible
4 48 (2.87%) Puppet
5 37 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.56%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 25 (1.50%) Istio
8 15 (0.90%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.78%) Marathon
9 13 (0.78%) Mesos
10 9 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 9 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.42%) Kibana
12 6 (0.36%) MIIS
13 5 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.18%) linkerd
14 3 (0.18%) Nessus
15 2 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 175 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 109 (6.52%) Oracle
3 49 (2.93%) Google
4 27 (1.62%) NetIQ
5 25 (1.50%) ForgeRock
6 22 (1.32%) IBM
6 22 (1.32%) VMware
7 18 (1.08%) Splunk
8 16 (0.96%) Sitecore
9 15 (0.90%) SAP
10 13 (0.78%) Facebook
10 13 (0.78%) Okta
11 12 (0.72%) Zend
12 11 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.60%) CyberArk
14 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.42%) Alterian
15 7 (0.42%) Novell
15 7 (0.42%) Ping Identity
16 6 (0.36%) Apple