Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 50 114
Rank change year-on-year -24 +64 +31
Permanent jobs citing BDD 14 73 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.58% 4.87% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 5.55% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 70 15
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £63,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +59.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £72,500 £48,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -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 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 725 1,316 1,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 81.64% 87.79% 88.99%
Number of salaries quoted 546 1,119 1,288
Essex median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.42% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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
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 25 April 2019. 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 +8 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Colchester +26 6 £37,500 +7.14%
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
1 13 (92.86%) Gherkin
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 7 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (50.00%) MSTest
4 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (50.00%) WatiN
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Time Management
4 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (50.00%) NUnit
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) ISEB
4 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 7 (50.00%) SQL

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MSTest
1 7 (50.00%) NUnit
1 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 7 (50.00%) WatiN
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) Appium
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) JMeter
3 5 (35.71%) QF-Test
3 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
3 5 (35.71%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Tester
2 8 (57.14%) Automation Tester
3 7 (50.00%) Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) QA Test Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) QA Tester
4 5 (35.71%) Software QA Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (35.71%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Software Tester
4 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Gherkin
2 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) CGI
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Android
1 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
3 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) OO
4 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Time Management
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (35.71%) API Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Load Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) PureLoad