Period
to 16 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 43 83
Rank change year-on-year -31 +40 -30
Permanent jobs citing BDD 180 333 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.31% 5.75% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 6.12% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 131 263 104
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,031 £77,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,088 5,444 4,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.46% 94.06% 92.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,292 3,630 3,054
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,225 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,051 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Salary histogram for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Edinburgh +40 102 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Glasgow -43 75 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Lothian -10 1 £41,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 137 (76.11%) TDD
2 134 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (51.67%) Finance
4 87 (48.33%) JavaScript
5 84 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (44.44%) Test Automation
7 79 (43.89%) React
8 70 (38.89%) Java
9 65 (36.11%) Node.js
10 60 (33.33%) Selenium
10 60 (33.33%) SQL
11 58 (32.22%) Software Engineering
12 55 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (28.33%) OO
14 50 (27.78%) Git (software)
15 49 (27.22%) Cucumber
16 47 (26.11%) SDLC
17 46 (25.56%) CSS
18 40 (22.22%) Python
18 40 (22.22%) HTML
19 39 (21.67%) NoSQL
20 37 (20.56%) RESTful
20 37 (20.56%) Web Services
20 37 (20.56%) Scrum
20 37 (20.56%) Coaching
21 33 (18.33%) Relational Database
22 31 (17.22%) Continuous Delivery
22 31 (17.22%) Banking
22 31 (17.22%) C#
23 27 (15.00%) AngularJS

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (7.78%) Confluence
2 10 (5.56%) MQSeries
3 6 (3.33%) IIS
4 4 (2.22%) JBoss
4 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.89%) SaaS
4 5 (2.78%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.67%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.67%) IaaS
7 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.11%) Serverless
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) NuGet
8 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.67%) NoSQL
2 33 (18.33%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
4 17 (9.44%) Hadoop
5 15 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
7 10 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (5.56%) Bigtable
8 8 (4.44%) MySQL
9 6 (3.33%) Big Data
10 5 (2.78%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.11%) DataStage
12 2 (1.11%) DB2
12 2 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 60 (33.33%) Selenium
2 50 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 49 (27.22%) Cucumber
4 25 (13.89%) Jenkins
5 24 (13.33%) JIRA
6 12 (6.67%) Mocha
6 12 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.00%) webpack
8 8 (4.44%) Appium
9 7 (3.89%) Bitbucket Server
9 7 (3.89%) Protractor
10 6 (3.33%) NUnit
10 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.33%) Subversion
11 5 (2.78%) PostCSS
12 4 (2.22%) Babel
12 4 (2.22%) JMeter
13 3 (1.67%) Sinon.JS
14 2 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 93 (51.67%) Finance
2 31 (17.22%) Banking
3 7 (3.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (38.89%) Developer
2 22 (12.22%) Software Developer
3 19 (10.56%) Software Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 14 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (7.78%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.78%) JavaScript Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Test Engineer
8 12 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Python Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Tester
11 9 (5.00%) Analyst
11 9 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (43.89%) React
2 65 (36.11%) Node.js
3 46 (25.56%) CSS
4 40 (22.22%) HTML
5 37 (20.56%) RESTful
5 37 (20.56%) Web Services
6 27 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 24 (13.33%) .NET
7 24 (13.33%) CSS3
8 23 (12.78%) Gherkin
9 20 (11.11%) HTML5
10 17 (9.44%) Sass
10 17 (9.44%) XML
11 15 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (7.22%) JSON
12 13 (7.22%) Middleware
13 12 (6.67%) Chai
13 12 (6.67%) REST
14 10 (5.56%) Spring
14 10 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.22%) User Experience
3 10 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.22%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.67%) PMI
9 2 (1.11%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.56%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Android
2 18 (10.00%) Windows
3 16 (8.89%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (1.11%) AIX
5 2 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (76.11%) TDD
2 134 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 58 (32.22%) Software Engineering
6 55 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (28.33%) OO
8 47 (26.11%) SDLC
9 37 (20.56%) Coaching
9 37 (20.56%) Scrum
10 31 (17.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 23 (12.78%) MVC
13 21 (11.67%) DevOps
14 20 (11.11%) Digital Banking
14 20 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 20 (11.11%) Microservices
15 19 (10.56%) Technical Leadership
16 18 (10.00%) OOD
16 18 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (48.33%) JavaScript
2 70 (38.89%) Java
3 60 (33.33%) SQL
4 40 (22.22%) Python
5 31 (17.22%) C#
6 16 (8.89%) C++
7 15 (8.33%) ES6
8 10 (5.56%) XPath
9 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.33%) Ruby
11 5 (2.78%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.67%) C
12 3 (1.67%) PHP
12 3 (1.67%) Scala
13 2 (1.11%) ES7
13 2 (1.11%) Go
13 2 (1.11%) Java 8
13 2 (1.11%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.44%) Degree
2 3 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.11%) ISEB
3 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.78%) Docker
2 6 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (11.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.22%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.11%) Adobe
2 8 (4.44%) Apple
2 8 (4.44%) Perfecto Mobile
3 5 (2.78%) Google
4 4 (2.22%) CA
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle
5 3 (1.67%) Zend
6 2 (1.11%) IBM
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.56%) Twitter