Period
to 9 December 2019

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

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +5
Permanent jobs citing BDD 26 41 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.00% 4.23% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 4.60% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 64
Somerset median annual salary £42,557 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.49% -8.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £32,374 £29,975 £33,750
90th Percentile £66,875 £86,250 £59,625
South West median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.47% -5.00% +13.64%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 784 892 1,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.32% 91.96% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 672 655 1,012
Somerset median annual salary £42,784 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £58,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Somerset

BDD
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for BDD in Somerset

BDD
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Somerset over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for BDD in Somerset

BDD
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Taunton +7 10 £37,857 -9.92% 1
Bath +4 10 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Street -17 2 £62,500 -24.24%
Yeovil -10 1 £50,000 -13.04%
Portishead - 1 £47,500 -
BDD
South West

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

1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 15 (57.69%) C#
4 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 13 (50.00%) Scrum
4 13 (50.00%) Selenium
5 12 (46.15%) Java
6 11 (42.31%) QA
7 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
8 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
8 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
8 9 (34.62%) Big Data
8 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
8 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
9 8 (30.77%) GIS
9 8 (30.77%) DevOps
10 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
10 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
10 7 (26.92%) RESTful
10 7 (26.92%) Web Services
10 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 7 (26.92%) Postman
11 6 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (23.08%) Product Management
11 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
11 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CodeBuild
2 1 (3.85%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Big Data
2 8 (30.77%) GIS
3 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
2 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
3 7 (26.92%) Postman
3 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
4 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 5 (19.23%) JIRA
6 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 4 (15.38%) JMeter
7 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.69%) Firebug
8 2 (7.69%) MSTest
8 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
9 1 (3.85%) JUnit
9 1 (3.85%) Katalon Studio
9 1 (3.85%) Mockito
9 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) RESTful
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) Java EE
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) React
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 13 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
6 8 (30.77%) DevOps
7 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 6 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Product Management
8 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (19.23%) OO
9 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
10 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
10 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) PHP
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) Go
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) MCSD
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft