Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 118 116
Rank change year-on-year +28 -2 -39
Permanent jobs citing BDD 583 328 729
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.57% 2.70% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.95% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 350 265 581
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,191 11,101 24,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.04% 91.51% 91.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10,774 9,118 19,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,806 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BDD in the South East.

Salary trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing BDD in the South East over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for BDD in the South East

BDD
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 July 2021. 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
Thames Valley +30 221 £55,000 -12.00% 26
Hampshire -2 201 £43,146 -21.55% 28
Berkshire +25 156 £55,000 -15.38% 14
Surrey +16 87 £60,000 -7.69% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 47 £51,250 -14.58% 9
West Sussex -12 33 £72,500 +31.82% 7
East Sussex -26 28 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Oxfordshire +3 18 £57,000 +62.86% 3
Home Counties - 7 £85,000 -
Kent -27 3 £40,000 -31.62% 10
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 489 (83.88%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (78.73%) TDD
3 309 (53.00%) Scrum
4 268 (45.97%) Test Automation
5 265 (45.45%) Java
6 253 (43.40%) DevOps
7 245 (42.02%) Microservices
8 218 (37.39%) Jenkins
9 207 (35.51%) C#
10 196 (33.62%) Cucumber
11 186 (31.90%) React
12 184 (31.56%) Degree
13 180 (30.87%) AngularJS
13 180 (30.87%) Git (software)
14 176 (30.19%) Software Engineering
15 175 (30.02%) Spring
16 167 (28.64%) Continuous Integration
17 165 (28.30%) CSS
17 165 (28.30%) Finance
18 163 (27.96%) Azure
19 158 (27.10%) JavaScript
19 158 (27.10%) Python
20 157 (26.93%) RESTful
21 150 (25.73%) AWS
22 148 (25.39%) Open Source
23 143 (24.53%) QA
24 142 (24.36%) Big Data
25 138 (23.67%) Cypress.io
26 137 (23.50%) Selenium
27 133 (22.81%) Software Testing

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 105 (18.01%) GemFire
2 104 (17.84%) Apache
3 100 (17.15%) Apache Spark
4 30 (5.15%) Confluence
5 21 (3.60%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.40%) CMS
7 5 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (0.69%) Tornado
8 4 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.34%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
1 10 (1.72%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 163 (27.96%) Azure
2 150 (25.73%) AWS
3 128 (21.96%) GitHub
4 55 (9.43%) Amazon Kinesis
5 52 (8.92%) SaaS
6 51 (8.75%) GCP
7 39 (6.69%) Serverless
8 16 (2.74%) BrowserStack
8 16 (2.74%) PaaS
9 14 (2.40%) Apigee
10 9 (1.54%) NuGet
11 8 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
12 6 (1.03%) IaaS
13 5 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.69%) Google Play
14 4 (0.69%) Microsoft 365
14 4 (0.69%) Twilio
15 3 (0.51%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.72%) DNS
2 6 (1.03%) Internet
3 5 (0.86%) SMTP
4 2 (0.34%) HTTP
4 2 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (24.36%) Big Data
2 126 (21.61%) Relational Database
3 115 (19.73%) PostgreSQL
4 109 (18.70%) NoSQL
5 100 (17.15%) HBase
5 100 (17.15%) MariaDB
6 99 (16.98%) Redis
7 90 (15.44%) SQL Server
8 30 (5.15%) Oracle Database
9 19 (3.26%) RDBMS
10 17 (2.92%) MySQL
11 16 (2.74%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.03%) GIS
14 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.03%) Spatial Data
15 5 (0.86%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 218 (37.39%) Jenkins
2 196 (33.62%) Cucumber
3 180 (30.87%) Git (software)
4 138 (23.67%) Cypress.io
5 137 (23.50%) Selenium
6 112 (19.21%) JUnit
7 106 (18.18%) Protractor
7 106 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 105 (18.01%) Storybook
9 102 (17.50%) IntelliJ
10 100 (17.15%) Eclipse
10 100 (17.15%) Gradle
11 94 (16.12%) Mockito
12 91 (15.61%) JIRA
13 77 (13.21%) SpecFlow
14 76 (13.04%) SonarQube
15 60 (10.29%) Artifactory
16 39 (6.69%) Visual Studio
17 38 (6.52%) Appium
18 37 (6.35%) WebDriver
General
1 165 (28.30%) Finance
2 129 (22.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 125 (21.44%) Banking
4 120 (20.58%) Social Skills
5 113 (19.38%) Law
6 29 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.26%) Retail
8 18 (3.09%) Back Office
9 12 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.20%) Games
11 6 (1.03%) Electronics
11 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.86%) Publishing
13 4 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.69%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.51%) Marketing
14 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.34%) Military
16 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 216 (37.05%) Developer
2 121 (20.75%) Software Engineer
3 76 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 74 (12.69%) Software Developer
5 58 (9.95%) Lead Developer
6 54 (9.26%) Java Developer
7 50 (8.58%) C# Developer
8 48 (8.23%) Lead Software Engineer
9 44 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 43 (7.38%) Lead Software Developer
11 40 (6.86%) QA Engineer
12 35 (6.00%) Senior Developer
13 33 (5.66%) Senior Software Engineer
14 32 (5.49%) .NET Developer
15 31 (5.32%) React Developer
16 29 (4.97%) Team Leader
17 28 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
18 27 (4.63%) Automation Engineer
18 27 (4.63%) Senior Test Engineer
19 26 (4.46%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (31.90%) React
2 180 (30.87%) AngularJS
3 175 (30.02%) Spring
4 165 (28.30%) CSS
5 157 (26.93%) RESTful
6 122 (20.93%) .NET
7 115 (19.73%) Node.js
8 110 (18.87%) JSON
8 110 (18.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 109 (18.70%) Kafka
9 109 (18.70%) Redux
10 107 (18.35%) WireMock
11 105 (18.01%) Express
11 105 (18.01%) Tailwind CSS
12 98 (16.81%) Spark Streaming
13 96 (16.47%) LAMP
14 93 (15.95%) LAPP Stack
15 90 (15.44%) Play Framework
16 75 (12.86%) REST
17 65 (11.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.98%) Linux Command Line
2 76 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (10.46%) User Experience
4 31 (5.32%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (3.09%) iPhone
7 12 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.06%) iPad
8 11 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.72%) LIMS
10 9 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.86%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.51%) Renewable Energy
14 2 (0.34%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.34%) Internet of Things
15 1 (0.17%) ASIC
15 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.17%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 133 (22.81%) Linux
2 104 (17.84%) Unix
3 31 (5.32%) Android
4 14 (2.40%) Windows
5 11 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (83.88%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (78.73%) TDD
3 309 (53.00%) Scrum
4 268 (45.97%) Test Automation
5 253 (43.40%) DevOps
6 245 (42.02%) Microservices
7 176 (30.19%) Software Engineering
8 167 (28.64%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (25.39%) Open Source
10 133 (22.81%) Software Testing
11 132 (22.64%) Computer Science
12 116 (19.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 112 (19.21%) Digital Banking
14 111 (19.04%) Fintech
15 105 (18.01%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 103 (17.67%) Validation
17 96 (16.47%) User Stories
18 95 (16.30%) OO
19 91 (15.61%) Mentoring
20 89 (15.27%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 265 (45.45%) Java
2 207 (35.51%) C#
3 158 (27.10%) JavaScript
3 158 (27.10%) Python
4 113 (19.38%) SQL
5 102 (17.50%) Groovy
6 99 (16.98%) Shell Script
7 42 (7.20%) PHP
8 38 (6.52%) Java 8
9 35 (6.00%) TypeScript
10 28 (4.80%) C
11 22 (3.77%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.89%) Scala
14 8 (1.37%) C++
15 5 (0.86%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.86%) Ruby
15 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.69%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 184 (31.56%) Degree
2 94 (16.12%) OCP
2 94 (16.12%) Oracle Certification
3 31 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (4.63%) ISEB
5 25 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.74%) ISTQB
8 14 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (24.53%) QA
System Software
1 99 (16.98%) HDFS
2 73 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (10.46%) Docker
4 5 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 108 (18.52%) Ansible
2 36 (6.17%) Terraform
3 28 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.12%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.37%) Puppet
6 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.17%) MIIS
Vendors
1 105 (18.01%) Okta
1 105 (18.01%) VMware
2 60 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 47 (8.06%) Oracle
4 15 (2.57%) Google
5 11 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.72%) Elastic Path
6 10 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.54%) ESRI
8 6 (1.03%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.86%) IBM
10 3 (0.51%) CA
10 3 (0.51%) Databricks
10 3 (0.51%) HP
10 3 (0.51%) SAP
10 3 (0.51%) Splunk
11 2 (0.34%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.34%) OpenText
12 1 (0.17%) Progress
12 1 (0.17%) Syncfusion