Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 63 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +34
Permanent jobs citing BDD 220 219 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.09% 3.86% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 4.20% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 155 147 86
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 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 4,999 5,217 4,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.85% 91.98% 92.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,196 3,345 2,908
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +1.14% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -4 141 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Edinburgh +22 71 £55,000 +4.76% 29
Aberdeen -6 2 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Lanarkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Dundee +4 1 - -
West Lothian -23 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £40,000 - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 187 (85.00%) TDD
2 145 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (57.73%) Java
4 119 (54.09%) Test Automation
5 117 (53.18%) SQL
6 107 (48.64%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (44.55%) OO
8 92 (41.82%) Python
9 88 (40.00%) NoSQL
10 87 (39.55%) Finance
11 84 (38.18%) JavaScript
12 82 (37.27%) C#
13 80 (36.36%) XML
14 77 (35.00%) Relational Database
15 64 (29.09%) PostgreSQL
16 61 (27.73%) Scrum
17 58 (26.36%) Git (software)
18 56 (25.45%) Cucumber
18 56 (25.45%) Apache Cassandra
19 55 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
19 55 (25.00%) System Testing
19 55 (25.00%) SQL Server
20 53 (24.09%) MVC
20 53 (24.09%) Refactoring
21 52 (23.64%) Ruby
21 52 (23.64%) Unit Testing
22 50 (22.73%) Domain Models
22 50 (22.73%) Virtual Team
22 50 (22.73%) Complex Event Processing
22 50 (22.73%) Bigtable

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 50 (22.73%) MQSeries
2 17 (7.73%) Confluence
2 17 (7.73%) IIS
3 8 (3.64%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.18%) JBoss
5 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.36%) Jetty
6 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.91%) Apache
7 2 (0.91%) GemFire
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.45%) Slack
4 5 (2.27%) npm
4 5 (2.27%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.09%) Internet
2 6 (2.73%) Hyperconnected
3 3 (1.36%) AMQP
4 2 (0.91%) Intranet
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) IPv4
5 1 (0.45%) IPv6
5 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 77 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 64 (29.09%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (25.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 55 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 50 (22.73%) Bigtable
7 23 (10.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (9.55%) MongoDB
9 20 (9.09%) RDBMS
10 18 (8.18%) Big Data
10 18 (8.18%) MySQL
11 12 (5.45%) SQLite
12 7 (3.18%) OLTP
12 7 (3.18%) Redis
13 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
14 5 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
15 3 (1.36%) Couchbase
15 3 (1.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 58 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 56 (25.45%) Cucumber
3 48 (21.82%) Selenium
4 41 (18.64%) Jenkins
5 24 (10.91%) SpecFlow
6 20 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 17 (7.73%) NUnit
8 14 (6.36%) JIRA
8 14 (6.36%) JUnit
8 14 (6.36%) Maven
9 12 (5.45%) Bitbucket
9 12 (5.45%) git-flow
10 8 (3.64%) Protractor
10 8 (3.64%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.18%) Ant
12 6 (2.73%) FitNesse
13 5 (2.27%) Crashlytics
13 5 (2.27%) Subversion
13 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.27%) webpack
General
1 87 (39.55%) Finance
2 7 (3.18%) Advertising
3 6 (2.73%) Banking
4 2 (0.91%) Games
4 2 (0.91%) Law
4 2 (0.91%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (50.45%) Developer
2 52 (23.64%) Java Developer
3 51 (23.18%) Python Engineer
4 46 (20.91%) Java Engineer
5 42 (19.09%) .NET Developer
6 33 (15.00%) Software Engineer
7 32 (14.55%) Test Engineer
8 28 (12.73%) Software Developer
9 24 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (10.91%) C# Developer
10 23 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
11 20 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
11 20 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 19 (8.64%) Java Software Engineer
13 17 (7.73%) .NET Software Engineer
13 17 (7.73%) C# Software Developer
13 17 (7.73%) Development Engineer
13 17 (7.73%) Java Software Developer
13 17 (7.73%) Software Development Engineer
13 17 (7.73%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (36.36%) XML
2 50 (22.73%) Middleware
2 50 (22.73%) XML Schema
3 49 (22.27%) .NET
4 44 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 43 (19.55%) HTML
6 41 (18.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 41 (18.64%) CSS
7 39 (17.73%) React
8 38 (17.27%) RESTful
9 33 (15.00%) REST
10 30 (13.64%) Node.js
11 29 (13.18%) ASP.NET
12 27 (12.27%) jQuery
13 26 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 22 (10.00%) JSON
15 19 (8.64%) Gherkin
16 18 (8.18%) HTML5
17 15 (6.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (22.73%) Virtual Team
2 26 (11.82%) User Experience
3 20 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.82%) Robotics
8 3 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) Fintech
10 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.45%) Equities
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.64%) Windows
2 10 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.55%) Unix
3 4 (1.82%) Linux
4 3 (1.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (85.00%) TDD
2 145 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (54.09%) Test Automation
4 107 (48.64%) Continuous Integration
5 98 (44.55%) OO
6 61 (27.73%) Scrum
7 55 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 55 (25.00%) System Testing
8 53 (24.09%) MVC
8 53 (24.09%) Refactoring
9 52 (23.64%) Unit Testing
10 50 (22.73%) Complex Event Processing
10 50 (22.73%) Domain Models
11 36 (16.36%) Software Engineering
12 34 (15.45%) Test Scripting
13 31 (14.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (14.09%) OOA/OOD
14 30 (13.64%) OOP
15 28 (12.73%) Kanban
16 27 (12.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 127 (57.73%) Java
2 117 (53.18%) SQL
3 92 (41.82%) Python
4 84 (38.18%) JavaScript
5 82 (37.27%) C#
6 52 (23.64%) Ruby
7 50 (22.73%) XPath
8 33 (15.00%) C++
9 19 (8.64%) ES6
10 17 (7.73%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.09%) Apple Swift
12 7 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.73%) Java 8
13 6 (2.73%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.73%) PHP
13 6 (2.73%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.82%) C
14 4 (1.82%) Scala
15 2 (0.91%) Groovy
15 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (11.36%) Degree
2 7 (3.18%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.27%) ISEB
4 4 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.27%) Ansible
3 4 (1.82%) Puppet
4 3 (1.36%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (5.45%) Oracle
2 9 (4.09%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.18%) Facebook
4 4 (1.82%) IBM
4 4 (1.82%) Informatica
4 4 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.36%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.91%) Google
6 2 (0.91%) Yahoo!
6 2 (0.91%) Zend
7 1 (0.45%) Apple
7 1 (0.45%) HP
7 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.45%) Netezza
7 1 (0.45%) Serena
7 1 (0.45%) Splunk
7 1 (0.45%) Sybase
7 1 (0.45%) Tableau
7 1 (0.45%) Talend