Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 40 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 +27
Permanent jobs citing BDD 68 60 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.17% 6.49% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 7.26% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 67 50 25
Watford median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.84% +5.56% -28.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £62,625 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -11.54%

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 856 827 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 90.30% 89.41% 92.28%
Number of salaries quoted 686 690 793
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,900 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +8.70%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Watford

BDD
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for BDD in Watford

BDD
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Watford over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 Watford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 68 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) TDD
3 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
4 41 (60.29%) SQL
5 36 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 36 (52.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 35 (51.47%) Migration
6 35 (51.47%) Data Migration
7 34 (50.00%) XML
8 30 (44.12%) SC Cleared
8 30 (44.12%) Security Cleared
9 29 (42.65%) C#
10 28 (41.18%) PL/SQL
10 28 (41.18%) Oracle
10 28 (41.18%) ETL
10 28 (41.18%) Reference Data
10 28 (41.18%) Data Mapping
10 28 (41.18%) Data Quality
11 25 (36.76%) JIRA
12 23 (33.82%) Scrum
13 22 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (32.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (32.35%) T-SQL
13 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (32.35%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (29.41%) Finance
15 17 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (23.53%) Subversion

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 16 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (32.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.82%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (36.76%) JIRA
2 16 (23.53%) Subversion
3 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.76%) Maven
5 7 (10.29%) Zephyr
6 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.88%) PostCSS
7 4 (5.88%) webpack
8 3 (4.41%) Selenium
9 2 (2.94%) JBehave
9 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.47%) Gradle
10 1 (1.47%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (67.65%) Developer
2 28 (41.18%) Data Migration Developer
3 22 (32.35%) ETL Developer
3 22 (32.35%) Oracle Developer
3 22 (32.35%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 22 (32.35%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 22 (32.35%) SQL Developer
3 22 (32.35%) SQL Server Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Project Manager
6 8 (11.76%) QA Tester
7 7 (10.29%) Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Data Migration Tester
8 6 (8.82%) Migration Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.00%) XML
2 16 (23.53%) JSON
3 10 (14.71%) CSS
3 10 (14.71%) Sass
4 7 (10.29%) Spring
4 7 (10.29%) Spring Boot
4 7 (10.29%) Spring MVC
5 6 (8.82%) DOM
5 6 (8.82%) J2EE
5 6 (8.82%) Java EE
5 6 (8.82%) Java SE
5 6 (8.82%) JAXB
5 6 (8.82%) JDBC
5 6 (8.82%) ODBC
5 6 (8.82%) SAX
6 4 (5.88%) HTML
6 4 (5.88%) LESS
7 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.94%) RESTful
8 1 (1.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (41.18%) Reference Data
2 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.71%) User Experience
4 3 (4.41%) Fintech
4 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) TDD
3 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
4 36 (52.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 35 (51.47%) Data Migration
5 35 (51.47%) Migration
6 28 (41.18%) Data Mapping
6 28 (41.18%) ETL
7 23 (33.82%) Scrum
8 22 (32.35%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (22.06%) Kanban
10 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 12 (17.65%) User Stories
11 10 (14.71%) Front End Development
11 10 (14.71%) SEO
12 9 (13.24%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (13.24%) Project Management
12 9 (13.24%) SDLC
12 9 (13.24%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 29 (42.65%) C#
3 28 (41.18%) PL/SQL
4 22 (32.35%) T-SQL
5 11 (16.18%) Java
6 10 (14.71%) ES6
6 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.41%) Java 8
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) SC Cleared
1 30 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (41.18%) Data Quality
2 8 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Oracle
2 16 (23.53%) Talend
3 1 (1.47%) IBM
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft