Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 88 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16 +37
Permanent jobs citing BDD 759 989 1,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.04% 3.48% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 3.83% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 622 913 1,142
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,550 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22,565 25,847 27,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.30% 91.02% 90.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18,236 21,349 22,663
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,050 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the South East over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 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
Thames Valley -24 289 £55,000 - 36
Hampshire +10 216 £48,000 -4.00% 26
Berkshire -34 161 £58,750 +2.17% 14
Surrey +19 102 £55,000 +2.33% 24
East Sussex +26 91 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Buckinghamshire +5 67 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Oxfordshire -7 61 £55,000 - 11
West Sussex -28 30 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Kent -38 18 £40,000 - 17
Middlesex +2 12 £60,000 +33.33%
Home Counties - 1 £45,000 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 612 (80.63%) TDD
2 559 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (46.38%) Test Automation
4 314 (41.37%) C#
5 306 (40.32%) JavaScript
6 276 (36.36%) .NET
7 273 (35.97%) Scrum
8 239 (31.49%) Git (software)
9 225 (29.64%) Java
10 216 (28.46%) DevOps
11 203 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
12 187 (24.64%) JIRA
13 181 (23.85%) Azure
14 175 (23.06%) HTML
15 166 (21.87%) Jenkins
16 165 (21.74%) QA
17 162 (21.34%) AngularJS
18 158 (20.82%) SQL
19 157 (20.69%) Web Services
20 148 (19.50%) CSS
21 146 (19.24%) Selenium
22 143 (18.84%) Cucumber
23 138 (18.18%) Docker
24 136 (17.92%) REST
25 133 (17.52%) AWS
26 129 (17.00%) MVC
26 129 (17.00%) SQL Server
27 119 (15.68%) Microservices
28 114 (15.02%) ASP.NET
29 111 (14.62%) React

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
1 104 (13.70%) Confluence
2 25 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.32%) CMS
3 10 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.79%) NServiceBus
4 6 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.40%) Drupal
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.40%) SugarCRM
6 3 (0.40%) WordPress
7 2 (0.26%) Apache
7 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 181 (23.85%) Azure
2 133 (17.52%) AWS
3 45 (5.93%) PaaS
4 44 (5.80%) GitHub
4 44 (5.80%) SaaS
5 33 (4.35%) Slack
6 29 (3.82%) Serverless
7 26 (3.43%) GCP
8 15 (1.98%) BrowserStack
9 12 (1.58%) npm
10 11 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.32%) Datadog
12 8 (1.05%) Firebase
12 8 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.92%) Apigee
14 6 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.53%) CloudBees
17 3 (0.40%) Heroku
18 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.61%) HTTP
2 9 (1.19%) Bluetooth
3 7 (0.92%) Internet
4 5 (0.66%) Wireless
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.13%) SAN
5 1 (0.13%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.35%) MySQL
3 30 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 30 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 27 (3.56%) Redis
5 24 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.45%) MariaDB
8 6 (0.79%) Big Data
9 4 (0.53%) Event Store
9 4 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.53%) RavenDB
9 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.40%) InfluxDB
10 3 (0.40%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 239 (31.49%) Git (software)
2 187 (24.64%) JIRA
3 166 (21.87%) Jenkins
4 146 (19.24%) Selenium
5 143 (18.84%) Cucumber
6 85 (11.20%) SpecFlow
7 62 (8.17%) Maven
8 55 (7.25%) WebDriver
9 49 (6.46%) Bitbucket
10 48 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (5.14%) TeamCity
12 36 (4.74%) JMeter
13 33 (4.35%) Visual Studio
14 31 (4.08%) Mocha
15 29 (3.82%) NUnit
16 27 (3.56%) Jasmine
16 27 (3.56%) SoapUI
17 26 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (3.29%) Appium
18 25 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 61 (8.04%) Finance
2 34 (4.48%) Retail
3 32 (4.22%) Back Office
4 18 (2.37%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.71%) Games
6 10 (1.32%) Advertising
7 9 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.05%) Banking
9 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.79%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 428 (56.39%) Developer
2 135 (17.79%) C# Developer
3 128 (16.86%) .NET Developer
4 102 (13.44%) Senior Developer
5 88 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 83 (10.94%) Java Developer
6 83 (10.94%) Test Engineer
7 62 (8.17%) Software Engineer
8 60 (7.91%) Software Developer
9 57 (7.51%) Analyst
10 52 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 43 (5.67%) Tester
12 42 (5.53%) Software Test Engineer
13 41 (5.40%) Test Automation Engineer
14 39 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
15 37 (4.87%) C# Software Developer
16 34 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
17 33 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
17 33 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 29 (3.82%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (36.36%) .NET
2 175 (23.06%) HTML
3 162 (21.34%) AngularJS
4 157 (20.69%) Web Services
5 148 (19.50%) CSS
6 136 (17.92%) REST
7 114 (15.02%) ASP.NET
8 111 (14.62%) React
9 100 (13.18%) Node.js
9 100 (13.18%) RESTful
10 89 (11.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 84 (11.07%) .NET Framework
12 76 (10.01%) Spring
13 71 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 56 (7.38%) jQuery
15 51 (6.72%) WCF
16 47 (6.19%) Gherkin
17 44 (5.80%) Hibernate
18 41 (5.40%) XML
19 37 (4.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (5.53%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.43%) User Experience
6 23 (3.03%) Cloud Native
7 21 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.71%) Blog
9 10 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.19%) iPad
10 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.53%) BBC
13 4 (0.53%) Social Media
14 3 (0.40%) Life Science
14 3 (0.40%) PMI
14 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.26%) Xbox
16 1 (0.13%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 66 (8.70%) Linux
2 41 (5.40%) Android
2 41 (5.40%) Apple iOS
3 34 (4.48%) Windows
4 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.40%) Unix
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (80.63%) TDD
2 559 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (46.38%) Test Automation
4 273 (35.97%) Scrum
5 216 (28.46%) DevOps
6 203 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (17.00%) MVC
8 119 (15.68%) Microservices
9 104 (13.70%) Kanban
10 103 (13.57%) Software Engineering
11 96 (12.65%) Computer Science
12 80 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
12 80 (10.54%) SOLID
12 80 (10.54%) Unit Testing
13 74 (9.75%) Pair Programming
13 74 (9.75%) SDLC
13 74 (9.75%) Test Scripting
14 73 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 65 (8.56%) Open Source
15 65 (8.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 314 (41.37%) C#
2 306 (40.32%) JavaScript
3 225 (29.64%) Java
4 158 (20.82%) SQL
5 84 (11.07%) Python
6 45 (5.93%) Ruby
7 41 (5.40%) TypeScript
8 31 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 29 (3.82%) Java 8
10 28 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 27 (3.56%) PHP
12 23 (3.03%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.64%) ES6
14 19 (2.50%) Bash Shell
15 18 (2.37%) Kotlin
16 15 (1.98%) C
17 14 (1.84%) VB
18 11 (1.45%) Apple Swift
19 9 (1.19%) F#
19 9 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (11.59%) Degree
2 46 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 45 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (4.61%) ISEB
5 34 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.56%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.40%) CISSP
8 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.13%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (21.74%) QA
2 10 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.53%) GDPR
3 4 (0.53%) WAI
4 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 138 (18.18%) Docker
2 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) vCloud
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 82 (10.80%) Kubernetes
2 45 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (4.74%) Puppet
4 24 (3.16%) Terraform
5 13 (1.71%) Ansible
6 11 (1.45%) Kibana
6 11 (1.45%) Mesos
7 10 (1.32%) Marathon
8 5 (0.66%) Salt
9 4 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.40%) Grafana
11 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 109 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.48%) Google
3 32 (4.22%) Atlassian
4 30 (3.95%) Xamarin
5 18 (2.37%) Oracle
6 17 (2.24%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 12 (1.58%) Apple
8 8 (1.05%) Facebook
8 8 (1.05%) SAP
9 7 (0.92%) hybris
10 6 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.53%) CA
11 4 (0.53%) Sony
11 4 (0.53%) Yahoo!
12 3 (0.40%) VMware
13 1 (0.13%) Ab Initio
13 1 (0.13%) IBM
13 1 (0.13%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.13%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.13%) Sun