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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 19 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +33 +7  
Permanent jobs citing BDD 52 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.19% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 0.85% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48 4 2
Median salary £41,250 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,950 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 468 415
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 88.34% 80.55% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 408 398 300
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing BDD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in Watford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 68 (93.15%) TDD
2 56 (76.71%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (65.75%) Java
4 42 (57.53%) QA
5 40 (54.79%) Selenium
6 38 (52.05%) Cucumber
6 38 (52.05%) Scrum
7 36 (49.32%) C#
7 36 (49.32%) RESTful
8 35 (47.95%) Finance
9 33 (45.21%) Git (software)
9 33 (45.21%) WebDriver
10 32 (43.84%) Gherkin
11 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
12 28 (38.36%) Test Scripting
13 25 (34.25%) JIRA
13 25 (34.25%) Automation Testing
14 21 (28.77%) High Availability
15 20 (27.40%) Linux
15 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
15 20 (27.40%) JUnit
16 19 (26.03%) Ruby
16 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (26.03%) AngularJS
17 18 (24.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
17 18 (24.66%) Regression Testing
18 17 (23.29%) Unix
18 17 (23.29%) SDET
19 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET Web API

BDD
Top Related 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 14 (19.18%) Confluence
2 13 (17.81%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) NoSQL
1 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (54.79%) Selenium
2 38 (52.05%) Cucumber
3 33 (45.21%) Git (software)
3 33 (45.21%) WebDriver
4 25 (34.25%) JIRA
5 20 (27.40%) JUnit
6 16 (21.92%) HP UFT
6 16 (21.92%) JBehave
7 14 (19.18%) Maven
8 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
9 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
10 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.37%) NUnit
11 1 (1.37%) RSpec
11 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.37%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (47.95%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) Music Industry
3 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.92%) Automation Test Analyst
4 15 (20.55%) .NET Developer
5 12 (16.44%) Software Developer
6 11 (15.07%) Developer in Test
6 11 (15.07%) Java Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Java Software Developer
8 9 (12.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) QA Manager
10 5 (6.85%) Java Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) QA Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) Test Automation Manager
10 5 (6.85%) Test Manager
11 4 (5.48%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (49.32%) RESTful
2 32 (43.84%) Gherkin
3 19 (26.03%) AngularJS
4 16 (21.92%) .NET
4 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
4 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (20.55%) .NET Framework
5 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 15 (20.55%) Code First Entity Framework
5 15 (20.55%) Entity Framework
5 15 (20.55%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (20.55%) Node.js
5 15 (20.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (20.55%) WCF
6 14 (19.18%) Hibernate
6 14 (19.18%) Spring
7 12 (16.44%) XML
8 8 (10.96%) Web Services
9 7 (9.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) RIA
2 2 (2.74%) Fintech
3 1 (1.37%) BBC
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (93.15%) TDD
2 56 (76.71%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (52.05%) Scrum
4 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
5 28 (38.36%) Test Scripting
6 25 (34.25%) Automation Testing
7 21 (28.77%) High Availability
8 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (24.66%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (24.66%) Regression Testing
9 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
10 16 (21.92%) ATDD
10 16 (21.92%) Kanban
10 16 (21.92%) MVC
10 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
11 15 (20.55%) Web Application Development
12 14 (19.18%) Functional Testing
12 14 (19.18%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
13 13 (17.81%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (65.75%) Java
2 36 (49.32%) C#
3 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.03%) Ruby
5 16 (21.92%) Python
5 16 (21.92%) Shell Script
6 11 (15.07%) SQL
6 11 (15.07%) VB
6 11 (15.07%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (57.53%) QA
2 17 (23.29%) SDET
3 4 (5.48%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Virgin Media
3 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
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