Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 57 109
Rank change year-on-year -15 +52 +25
Permanent jobs citing BDD 27 57 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.28% 4.12% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 4.75% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 26 54 22
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +71.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £70,000 £49,290
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% -1.00%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 984 1,199 1,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.04% 86.63% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1,002 1,424
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £22,800 £27,500 £28,314
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Essex

BDD
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for BDD in Essex

BDD
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Essex over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Essex

BDD
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Essex region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Chelmsford +15 17 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Southend-on-Sea 0 7 £22,500 -60.13% 5
Colchester +7 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Harlow -5 1 £57,500 -11.54%
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 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 Essex region with a requirement for BDD.

1 27 (100.00%) TDD
2 25 (92.59%) C#
2 25 (92.59%) SQL Server
3 23 (85.19%) OO
4 22 (81.48%) SQL
4 22 (81.48%) Degree
4 22 (81.48%) Computer Science
4 22 (81.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (77.78%) .NET
5 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
6 20 (74.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (70.37%) Java
8 18 (66.67%) Visual Studio
9 17 (62.96%) Python
9 17 (62.96%) AngularJS
10 16 (59.26%) Software Delivery
11 15 (55.56%) SDLC
11 15 (55.56%) Acceptance Criteria
11 15 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
11 15 (55.56%) Gherkin
11 15 (55.56%) MSTest
11 15 (55.56%) Waterfall
11 15 (55.56%) VB
11 15 (55.56%) ISEB
11 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
11 15 (55.56%) NUnit
11 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
11 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (92.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 15 (55.56%) MSTest
2 15 (55.56%) NUnit
2 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 15 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (55.56%) WatiN
3 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) Subversion
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Test Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 14 (51.85%) Automation Test Analyst
2 14 (51.85%) Automation Tester
3 11 (40.74%) Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Graduate
4 7 (25.93%) Graduate Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Graduate Software Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Software Developer
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) AngularJS
3 15 (55.56%) Gherkin
4 7 (25.93%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 7 (25.93%) React
4 7 (25.93%) Vue.js
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) WCF
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (3.70%) CGI
8 1 (3.70%) Code First Entity Framework
8 1 (3.70%) Spring
8 1 (3.70%) WinForms
8 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) TDD
2 23 (85.19%) OO
3 22 (81.48%) Computer Science
4 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (74.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (59.26%) Software Delivery
7 15 (55.56%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
7 15 (55.56%) SDLC
7 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
7 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
7 15 (55.56%) Time Management
7 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (55.56%) Waterfall
8 10 (37.04%) MVC
9 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
10 5 (18.52%) OOP
10 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) C#
2 22 (81.48%) SQL
3 19 (70.37%) Java
4 17 (62.96%) Python
5 15 (55.56%) VB
6 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) PHP
8 3 (11.11%) Ruby
9 1 (3.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Computer Science Degree
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 15 (55.56%) ISEB
2 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft