Period
to 18 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 29 74
Rank change year-on-year -28 +45 +15
Permanent jobs citing BDD 37 81 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.94% 7.38% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 8.11% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 37 72 20
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £73,375 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -20.83% +9.09%

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 797 999 893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 84.79% 90.98% 82.92%
Number of salaries quoted 704 814 762
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,875 £28,075 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (97.30%) TDD
2 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
3 17 (45.95%) QA
4 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
4 15 (40.54%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) Java
5 14 (37.84%) JIRA
5 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
6 13 (35.14%) Selenium
7 12 (32.43%) SQL
8 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 10 (27.03%) RESTful
8 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
9 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
9 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
9 9 (24.32%) Data Migration
9 9 (24.32%) Kanban
9 9 (24.32%) Migration
9 9 (24.32%) Maven
9 9 (24.32%) C#
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (24.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 8 (21.62%) JUnit
10 8 (21.62%) Unix
10 8 (21.62%) MVC
10 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
10 8 (21.62%) Web Application Development

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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
1 14 (37.84%) JIRA
2 13 (35.14%) Selenium
3 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
4 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 8 (21.62%) JUnit
5 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
6 6 (16.22%) Zephyr
7 4 (10.81%) JBehave
7 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.41%) PostCSS
8 2 (5.41%) webpack
9 1 (2.70%) Capybara
9 1 (2.70%) Mockito
9 1 (2.70%) PhantomJS
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) QA Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) QA Tester
3 8 (21.62%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) QA Automation Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) RESTful
2 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) Hibernate
2 7 (18.92%) Spring
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
3 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (16.22%) Code First Entity Framework
3 6 (16.22%) Entity Framework
3 6 (16.22%) Node.js
3 6 (16.22%) WCF
4 5 (13.51%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) Sass
4 5 (13.51%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
6 3 (8.11%) J2EE
6 3 (8.11%) ODBC
7 2 (5.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Unix
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (97.30%) TDD
2 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
3 15 (40.54%) Scrum
4 9 (24.32%) Data Migration
4 9 (24.32%) Kanban
4 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 9 (24.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) MVC
5 8 (21.62%) Web Application Development
6 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.51%) SEO
8 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.51%) User Stories
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.92%) Ruby
6 5 (13.51%) ES6
7 4 (10.81%) Groovy
7 4 (10.81%) Java 8
7 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (8.11%) Python
8 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle