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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £365 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
68 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.36% 10.46% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 9
Average daily rate £413 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -88.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
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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

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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

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft