Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 83 56
Rank change year-on-year +40 -27 +102
Permanent jobs citing BDD 348 134 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.09% 2.86% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 3.09% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 299 96 130
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £61,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 5,299 4,336 5,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.70% 92.65% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,601 2,771 3,274
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 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
Glasgow +55 282 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Edinburgh -31 45 £45,000 -5.26% 12
West Lothian - 10 - -
Aberdeen - 7 £32,500 - 1
Dundee +2 4 £38,750 - 1
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 323 (92.82%) TDD
2 231 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (45.40%) Java
4 144 (41.38%) SQL
5 141 (40.52%) NoSQL
6 139 (39.94%) Scrum
7 132 (37.93%) C#
7 132 (37.93%) Test Automation
8 116 (33.33%) Python
9 105 (30.17%) SQL Server
10 100 (28.74%) .NET
11 99 (28.45%) MVC
12 98 (28.16%) ASP.NET
13 96 (27.59%) RESTful
14 95 (27.30%) Ruby
15 92 (26.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 92 (26.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 88 (25.29%) Git (software)
16 88 (25.29%) Finance
17 87 (25.00%) Unit Testing
18 84 (24.14%) Web Application Development
18 84 (24.14%) SQL Server 2016
18 84 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 83 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
20 74 (21.26%) SDLC
21 73 (20.98%) OO
22 72 (20.69%) Relational Database
23 71 (20.40%) Node.js
24 69 (19.83%) Apache Cassandra
25 67 (19.25%) WCF

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 52 (14.94%) MQSeries
2 12 (3.45%) Confluence
2 12 (3.45%) GemFire
3 11 (3.16%) JBoss
3 11 (3.16%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.72%) Jetty
6 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) nginx
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.29%) Tornado
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.15%) GitHub
4 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.57%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) HTTP
1 10 (2.87%) IPv4
1 10 (2.87%) IPv6
1 10 (2.87%) VLAN
2 6 (1.72%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (40.52%) NoSQL
2 105 (30.17%) SQL Server
3 84 (24.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 72 (20.69%) Relational Database
5 69 (19.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 53 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (14.94%) Bigtable
8 48 (13.79%) Big Data
9 28 (8.05%) OLTP
10 14 (4.02%) Oracle Database
11 13 (3.74%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.59%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.01%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (2.01%) QlikView
13 7 (2.01%) Redis
13 7 (2.01%) Spotfire
13 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.72%) Riak
Development Applications
1 88 (25.29%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.06%) Selenium
3 32 (9.20%) Maven
4 31 (8.91%) JUnit
5 29 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 26 (7.47%) JIRA
7 25 (7.18%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.87%) Bugzilla
8 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.01%) FitNesse
9 7 (2.01%) JMeter
9 7 (2.01%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.72%) JBehave
10 6 (1.72%) Mockito
10 6 (1.72%) Protractor
10 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.44%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.86%) Gradle
General
1 88 (25.29%) Finance
2 54 (15.52%) Advertising
3 21 (6.03%) Banking
4 17 (4.89%) Marketing
5 10 (2.87%) Electronics
5 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 245 (70.40%) Developer
2 99 (28.45%) .NET Developer
3 56 (16.09%) Java Developer
4 44 (12.64%) Python Developer
5 41 (11.78%) Senior Developer
6 27 (7.76%) Software Developer
7 24 (6.90%) Lead Developer
8 19 (5.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (5.46%) Test Engineer
9 18 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.60%) Lead Software Engineer
11 15 (4.31%) Programmer
11 15 (4.31%) Python Programmer
12 14 (4.02%) Lead Java Developer
13 12 (3.45%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.45%) Senior Python Developer
14 11 (3.16%) Python Engineer
15 10 (2.87%) JavaScript Developer
16 9 (2.59%) C# Developer
16 9 (2.59%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (28.74%) .NET
2 98 (28.16%) ASP.NET
3 96 (27.59%) RESTful
4 92 (26.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 92 (26.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 84 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 71 (20.40%) Node.js
7 67 (19.25%) WCF
8 57 (16.38%) XML
9 55 (15.80%) Spring
10 52 (14.94%) Middleware
10 52 (14.94%) XML Schema
11 44 (12.64%) .NET Framework
11 44 (12.64%) Entity Framework
12 41 (11.78%) Hibernate
13 37 (10.63%) Code First Entity Framework
14 31 (8.91%) AngularJS
15 26 (7.47%) REST
16 24 (6.90%) HTML
17 18 (5.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.24%) Virtual Team
2 57 (16.38%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (9.48%) User Experience
5 15 (4.31%) Robotics
6 13 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.44%) Social Network
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.29%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Equities
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.45%) Windows
2 8 (2.30%) Unix
3 7 (2.01%) Linux
4 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (92.82%) TDD
2 231 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (39.94%) Scrum
4 132 (37.93%) Test Automation
5 99 (28.45%) MVC
6 87 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 84 (24.14%) Web Application Development
8 83 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (21.26%) SDLC
10 73 (20.98%) OO
11 62 (17.82%) System Testing
12 57 (16.38%) Software Delivery
13 56 (16.09%) Refactoring
14 54 (15.52%) Continuous Deployment
15 52 (14.94%) Complex Event Processing
15 52 (14.94%) Domain Models
16 44 (12.64%) Concurrent Programming
16 44 (12.64%) Multithreading
17 40 (11.49%) Software Engineering
18 29 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 158 (45.40%) Java
2 144 (41.38%) SQL
3 132 (37.93%) C#
4 116 (33.33%) Python
5 95 (27.30%) Ruby
6 52 (14.94%) XPath
7 44 (12.64%) JavaScript
8 27 (7.76%) PL/SQL
9 22 (6.32%) C++
10 10 (2.87%) Tcl
11 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.01%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.44%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.15%) PHP
14 3 (0.86%) Java 8
15 2 (0.57%) Java 9
15 2 (0.57%) Scala
16 1 (0.29%) Clojure
16 1 (0.29%) Erlang
16 1 (0.29%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 18 (5.17%) Degree
2 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.72%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.30%) Ansible
1 8 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.72%) Cobbler
2 6 (1.72%) Puppet
3 2 (0.57%) Terraform
4 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 48 (13.79%) Facebook
2 42 (12.07%) Oracle
3 19 (5.46%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.45%) Informatica
5 7 (2.01%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (2.01%) Netezza
5 7 (2.01%) Tableau
5 7 (2.01%) Talend
6 6 (1.72%) IBM
6 6 (1.72%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.15%) Sybase
8 1 (0.29%) Splunk
8 1 (0.29%) VMware
8 1 (0.29%) Xamarin