Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK > Wales
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 76 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +43
Permanent jobs citing BDD 78 62 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.05% 3.10% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 3.47% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 68 54 83
Wales median annual salary £50,000 £54,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.68% +36.88% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,125 £35,375 £29,720
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,125 £50,200
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,736 1,787 1,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.04% 89.22% 93.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,461 1,453 1,644
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,675
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.82% +5.80%
10th Percentile £26,513 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,331 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.32% +4.66% +4.17%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Wales

BDD
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for BDD in Wales

BDD
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Wales over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for BDD in Wales

BDD
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Wales region over the 6 months to 8 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
South Wales +6 64 £50,000 -9.09% 8
North Wales - 6 - - 1
West Wales +14 4 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Mid Wales - 4 £55,000 -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 8 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 Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 56 (71.79%) TDD
2 48 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 47 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (53.85%) .NET
5 40 (51.28%) C#
6 35 (44.87%) SQL
7 34 (43.59%) NoSQL
8 30 (38.46%) SOLID
9 29 (37.18%) Scrum
10 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
11 25 (32.05%) Java
12 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
12 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
12 14 (17.95%) Cucumber
13 13 (16.67%) Microservices
13 13 (16.67%) Jasmine
13 13 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (15.38%) Maven
14 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
14 12 (15.38%) Python
14 12 (15.38%) Node.js
14 12 (15.38%) Mocha
14 12 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
15 11 (14.10%) AngularJS
15 11 (14.10%) Regression Testing
15 11 (14.10%) Pair Programming
16 10 (12.82%) Degree
16 10 (12.82%) Selenium
16 10 (12.82%) RESTful

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.28%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.59%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Cucumber
1 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 12 (15.38%) Maven
3 12 (15.38%) Mocha
3 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 10 (12.82%) Selenium
5 9 (11.54%) Protractor
5 9 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
6 8 (10.26%) IntelliJ
6 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
6 8 (10.26%) Subversion
6 8 (10.26%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (6.41%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.56%) JIRA
10 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.54%) Banking
2 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (71.79%) Developer
2 39 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Analyst
4 14 (17.95%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 10 (12.82%) Java Developer
7 8 (10.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (10.26%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (10.26%) Tester
8 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
8 7 (8.97%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (8.97%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (8.97%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.41%) .NET Programmer
9 5 (6.41%) C# Programmer
9 5 (6.41%) Programmer
10 3 (3.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.85%) .NET
2 12 (15.38%) Node.js
3 11 (14.10%) AngularJS
4 10 (12.82%) RESTful
5 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (10.26%) CSS
6 8 (10.26%) HTML
6 8 (10.26%) Web Services
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Core
7 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
8 5 (6.41%) Spring
9 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
9 4 (5.13%) Spring Boot
10 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (3.85%) Entity Framework
11 2 (2.56%) Code First Entity Framework
11 2 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) User Experience
2 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.28%) BBC
3 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.28%) Social Media
3 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Android
1 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) TDD
2 47 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.46%) SOLID
4 29 (37.18%) Scrum
5 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
7 13 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (16.67%) Microservices
8 12 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (14.10%) Pair Programming
9 11 (14.10%) Regression Testing
10 10 (12.82%) Test Management
11 8 (10.26%) DevOps
11 8 (10.26%) MVC
11 8 (10.26%) Regression Analysis
11 8 (10.26%) Validation
11 8 (10.26%) Web Development
12 7 (8.97%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 40 (51.28%) C#
3 35 (44.87%) SQL
4 25 (32.05%) Java
5 12 (15.38%) Python
6 9 (11.54%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) Go
8 2 (2.56%) Java 8
8 2 (2.56%) VB
9 1 (1.28%) C
9 1 (1.28%) Clojure
9 1 (1.28%) Elixir
9 1 (1.28%) Erlang
9 1 (1.28%) Haskell
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Guidewire
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (1.28%) Apple
3 1 (1.28%) Facebook
3 1 (1.28%) Google
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.28%) Sony
3 1 (1.28%) Yahoo!