Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 66 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 +26 -11
Permanent jobs citing BDD 52 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.32% 2.49% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 2.80% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 39 26 5
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -21.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £53,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £66,250 £71,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -7.69% +18.18%

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 836 930 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.57% 89.08% 87.52%
Number of salaries quoted 685 794 747
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £69,500 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.15%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (96.15%) TDD
2 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (73.08%) Test Automation
4 35 (67.31%) Cucumber
5 31 (59.62%) Gherkin
6 29 (55.77%) QA
6 29 (55.77%) Selenium
6 29 (55.77%) SDET
7 26 (50.00%) Java
8 25 (48.08%) Scrum
9 23 (44.23%) RESTful
10 21 (40.38%) C#
10 21 (40.38%) .NET
10 21 (40.38%) API Testing
11 20 (38.46%) SQL
12 19 (36.54%) XML
13 18 (34.62%) REST
14 17 (32.69%) Finance
15 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
15 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
15 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (28.85%) Web Services
17 14 (26.92%) QA Automation
18 13 (25.00%) Degree
18 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
19 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
19 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
19 12 (23.08%) JUnit
19 12 (23.08%) Retail
19 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering

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 4 (7.69%) WordPress
2 3 (5.77%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (67.31%) Cucumber
2 29 (55.77%) Selenium
3 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 12 (23.08%) JUnit
3 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 10 (19.23%) JBehave
5 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 8 (15.38%) NUnit
5 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
6 6 (11.54%) JIRA
7 5 (9.62%) TeamCity
8 4 (7.69%) RSpec
9 2 (3.85%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.92%) Maven
10 1 (1.92%) WATIR
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Java Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 9 (17.31%) .NET Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Developer in Test
5 8 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) QA Automation Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) QA Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) Gherkin
2 23 (44.23%) RESTful
3 21 (40.38%) .NET
4 19 (36.54%) XML
5 18 (34.62%) REST
6 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (28.85%) Web Services
8 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 9 (17.31%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (17.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (15.38%) JSON
11 4 (7.69%) Haml
11 4 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (7.69%) Sass
12 1 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) RIA
2 9 (17.31%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (17.31%) Tandem
3 7 (13.46%) BBC
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
1 4 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (96.15%) TDD
2 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (73.08%) Test Automation
4 29 (55.77%) SDET
5 25 (48.08%) Scrum
6 21 (40.38%) API Testing
7 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 14 (26.92%) QA Automation
9 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 10 (19.23%) MVC
10 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) ATDD
11 9 (17.31%) OO
11 9 (17.31%) Web Application Development
12 8 (15.38%) Agile Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 8 (15.38%) User Stories
13 7 (13.46%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (13.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) C#
3 20 (38.46%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.62%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
6 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (55.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Capistrano
1 4 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Virgin Media
3 3 (5.77%) Xamarin