The first table below looks at the demand for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.88% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
53 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.73% 8.08% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 5
Average daily rate £374 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
RSpec
East of England

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the Bedfordshire region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Luton - 4 £300 -
RSpec
East of England

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing RSpec also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing RSpec also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft