Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > South East
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 111 104
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7 -38
Permanent jobs citing BDD 430 626 796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.70% 2.77% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 3.07% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 445 611 774
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,725
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +10.00%

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 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 10,632 20,406 24,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.54% 90.40% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,393 16,666 20,428
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +19 163 £55,000 -8.33% 34
Berkshire +10 111 £55,000 -15.38% 21
West Sussex +70 101 £55,000 - 7
Hampshire -10 74 £39,627 -14.78% 18
East Sussex +37 55 £50,000 -11.89% 3
Buckinghamshire +36 39 £57,000 +20.00% 8
Surrey +24 32 £62,500 +13.64% 14
Oxfordshire +19 13 £46,250 -11.90% 5
Home Counties -2 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 250 (58.14%) TDD
2 232 (53.95%) Test Automation
3 225 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (45.58%) C#
5 155 (36.05%) Selenium
6 154 (35.81%) .NET
7 148 (34.42%) QA
8 119 (27.67%) SQL Server
9 115 (26.74%) TypeScript
10 99 (23.02%) Scrum
11 98 (22.79%) JavaScript
12 93 (21.63%) Java
12 93 (21.63%) SpecFlow
13 90 (20.93%) Azure
14 83 (19.30%) Gherkin
15 78 (18.14%) DevOps
16 76 (17.67%) SQL
17 73 (16.98%) WebDriver
18 69 (16.05%) Docker
19 65 (15.12%) AngularJS
20 60 (13.95%) RESTful
21 59 (13.72%) AWS
22 56 (13.02%) Skype
23 55 (12.79%) ASP.NET
24 54 (12.56%) .NET Core
25 53 (12.33%) Microservices
25 53 (12.33%) OO
25 53 (12.33%) Git (software)
26 52 (12.09%) Spring
26 52 (12.09%) Cucumber

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 12 (2.79%) Confluence
1 12 (2.79%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.16%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.93%) CMS
4 4 (0.93%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.70%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.70%) Tornado
6 2 (0.47%) Apache
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 90 (20.93%) Azure
2 59 (13.72%) AWS
3 40 (9.30%) SaaS
4 11 (2.56%) BrowserStack
4 11 (2.56%) GCP
4 11 (2.56%) Serverless
5 9 (2.09%) PaaS
6 5 (1.16%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.70%) Twilio
9 2 (0.47%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.47%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.02%) Skype
2 5 (1.16%) Internet
3 3 (0.70%) DNS
4 2 (0.47%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 24 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.95%) Redis
4 17 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.02%) Big Data
6 11 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.16%) MySQL
7 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.47%) Event Store
9 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.47%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.23%) HBase
10 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 155 (36.05%) Selenium
2 93 (21.63%) SpecFlow
3 73 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 53 (12.33%) Git (software)
5 52 (12.09%) Cucumber
6 46 (10.70%) Jenkins
7 33 (7.67%) Postman
8 30 (6.98%) TeamCity
9 28 (6.51%) JIRA
10 18 (4.19%) Maven
11 17 (3.95%) JMeter
12 14 (3.26%) JUnit
12 14 (3.26%) NUnit
12 14 (3.26%) SoapUI
12 14 (3.26%) Visual Studio
13 13 (3.02%) Cypress.io
14 11 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (2.33%) Appium
16 8 (1.86%) Zephyr
17 6 (1.40%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (10.23%) Finance
2 18 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 11 (2.56%) Retail
4 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.93%) Back Office
5 4 (0.93%) Electronics
6 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 164 (38.14%) Developer
2 74 (17.21%) Analyst
3 71 (16.51%) Test Engineer
4 66 (15.35%) C# Developer
4 66 (15.35%) Test Analyst
5 64 (14.88%) QA Engineer
6 56 (13.02%) QA Analyst
6 56 (13.02%) QA Test Analyst
7 53 (12.33%) .NET Developer
8 51 (11.86%) Senior Developer
9 46 (10.70%) Java Developer
10 40 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 40 (9.30%) Software Engineer
11 39 (9.07%) Automation Test Analyst
12 35 (8.14%) QA Automation Analyst
13 33 (7.67%) Principal Engineer
14 29 (6.74%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (6.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (6.74%) Test Automation Engineer
15 28 (6.51%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (35.81%) .NET
2 83 (19.30%) Gherkin
3 65 (15.12%) AngularJS
4 60 (13.95%) RESTful
5 55 (12.79%) ASP.NET
6 54 (12.56%) .NET Core
7 52 (12.09%) Spring
8 44 (10.23%) REST
9 38 (8.84%) React
10 36 (8.37%) CSS
11 33 (7.67%) jQuery
12 32 (7.44%) Spring Boot
13 28 (6.51%) HTML
14 26 (6.05%) Hibernate
15 25 (5.81%) .NET Framework
15 25 (5.81%) Node.js
16 22 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 19 (4.42%) Kafka
18 18 (4.19%) Django
18 18 (4.19%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.05%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 11 (2.56%) iPhone
4 8 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.86%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
6 3 (0.70%) LIMS
6 3 (0.70%) User Experience
7 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.47%) Life Science
7 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.23%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.23%) iPad
8 1 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.35%) Android
2 17 (3.95%) Windows
3 8 (1.86%) Linux
4 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.93%) Unix
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (58.14%) TDD
2 232 (53.95%) Test Automation
3 225 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (23.02%) Scrum
5 78 (18.14%) DevOps
6 53 (12.33%) Microservices
6 53 (12.33%) OO
7 50 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 48 (11.16%) Scenario Testing
9 47 (10.93%) QA Automation
10 45 (10.47%) Fintech
11 44 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (9.77%) SOLID
13 39 (9.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (8.84%) Test Scripting
15 35 (8.14%) Mentoring
16 26 (6.05%) Functional Testing
16 26 (6.05%) Integration Testing
16 26 (6.05%) SDLC
16 26 (6.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (45.58%) C#
2 115 (26.74%) TypeScript
3 98 (22.79%) JavaScript
4 93 (21.63%) Java
5 76 (17.67%) SQL
6 41 (9.53%) Python
7 9 (2.09%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.86%) Java 8
8 8 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.63%) C
9 7 (1.63%) Scala
10 6 (1.40%) Perl
11 5 (1.16%) ES6
11 5 (1.16%) XPath
12 4 (0.93%) Ruby
13 3 (0.70%) ES8
13 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) Go
14 2 (0.47%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (10.93%) Degree
2 25 (5.81%) ISTQB
3 22 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (3.49%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.09%) ISEB
7 7 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.40%) CEH
8 6 (1.40%) CREST Certified
8 6 (1.40%) OSCP
9 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (34.42%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 69 (16.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (6.51%) Terraform
2 27 (6.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.93%) Ansible
5 3 (0.70%) Kibana
5 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.79%) Splunk
2 12 (2.79%) Xamarin
3 11 (2.56%) Oracle
4 6 (1.40%) Apple
5 5 (1.16%) ESRI
6 3 (0.70%) HP
7 2 (0.47%) Axosoft
7 2 (0.47%) Progress
8 1 (0.23%) Google
8 1 (0.23%) hybris
8 1 (0.23%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.23%) Pega
8 1 (0.23%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.23%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.23%) SAP
8 1 (0.23%) Veracode
8 1 (0.23%) WSO2