The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK / England
Rank 529 531 530
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing RSpec 48 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 0.84% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 57
Median daily rate £425 £350 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £386
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7233 6896 6423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.21% 14.65% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4877 4607 4321
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 181 118
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.64 £28.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in England

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in England

RSpec
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in England

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 23 £450 - 4
North East 0 19 £300 - 2
South East +7 3 £350 +6.06% 1
West Midlands +9 1 - - 1
South West -13 1 £450 +28.57%
North West - 1 £413 - 1
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 102 (80.31%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (74.02%) Cucumber
3 84 (66.14%) TDD
4 79 (62.20%) Ruby
5 75 (59.06%) Jenkins
6 71 (55.91%) Selenium
7 70 (55.12%) Automated Testing
8 65 (51.18%) JUnit
9 61 (48.03%) WebDriver
10 57 (44.88%) Automation Testing
11 53 (41.73%) Scala
12 50 (39.37%) Test Automation
13 49 (38.58%) Java
14 48 (37.80%) Ruby on Rails
15 46 (36.22%) Web Testing
15 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
16 44 (34.65%) Test Scripting
16 44 (34.65%) Defect Tracking
17 43 (33.86%) CSS
18 42 (33.07%) Git (software)
19 41 (32.28%) JSON
19 41 (32.28%) HTML
20 40 (31.50%) QA
21 33 (25.98%) Games
22 31 (24.41%) User Stories
23 30 (23.62%) WCAG
24 28 (22.05%) Unix
25 26 (20.47%) Linux
25 26 (20.47%) BDD
26 24 (18.90%) HTML5

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 7 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.72%) CMS
3 5 (3.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) GitHub
2 20 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (10.24%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (9.45%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (7.87%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.87%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (7.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.87%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.36%) Heroku
7 2 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) MySQL
2 11 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.09%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.57%) QlikView
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.79%) Big Data
8 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.79%) DB2
8 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (74.02%) Cucumber
2 75 (59.06%) Jenkins
3 71 (55.91%) Selenium
4 65 (51.18%) JUnit
5 61 (48.03%) WebDriver
6 42 (33.07%) Git (software)
7 18 (14.17%) Maven
8 14 (11.02%) Capybara
9 10 (7.87%) Grunt
9 10 (7.87%) Mockito
10 9 (7.09%) Vagrant
11 8 (6.30%) JIRA
12 5 (3.94%) git-flow
12 5 (3.94%) Subversion
13 4 (3.15%) NUnit
14 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
14 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
15 2 (1.57%) PhantomJS
15 2 (1.57%) WATIR
General
1 33 (25.98%) Games
2 15 (11.81%) Marketing
3 4 (3.15%) Finance
4 2 (1.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (47.24%) Developer
2 37 (29.13%) Test Engineer
3 34 (26.77%) QA Engineer
4 32 (25.20%) QA Test Engineer
5 31 (24.41%) Quality Engineer
6 21 (16.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 15 (11.81%) Automation Tester
7 15 (11.81%) Tester
8 13 (10.24%) Ruby Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Web Developer
10 11 (8.66%) Agile Tester
10 11 (8.66%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 11 (8.66%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (7.09%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (6.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (6.30%) Java Developer
12 8 (6.30%) Senior Developer
13 7 (5.51%) Developer in Test
13 7 (5.51%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (37.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (33.86%) CSS
3 41 (32.28%) HTML
3 41 (32.28%) JSON
4 24 (18.90%) HTML5
5 23 (18.11%) Sass
6 22 (17.32%) jQuery
7 21 (16.54%) Web Services
8 19 (14.96%) AngularJS
9 14 (11.02%) Dropwizard
9 14 (11.02%) Gherkin
10 12 (9.45%) XML
11 11 (8.66%) Backbone.js
11 11 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (7.87%) Spring
13 9 (7.09%) CSS3
13 9 (7.09%) REST
13 9 (7.09%) RESTEasy
14 5 (3.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.66%) Smartphone
2 11 (8.66%) User Experience
3 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.05%) Unix
2 26 (20.47%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.57%) Windows
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (80.31%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (66.14%) TDD
3 70 (55.12%) Automated Testing
4 57 (44.88%) Automation Testing
5 50 (39.37%) Test Automation
6 46 (36.22%) Web Testing
7 44 (34.65%) Defect Tracking
7 44 (34.65%) Test Scripting
8 31 (24.41%) User Stories
9 26 (20.47%) BDD
10 23 (18.11%) Web Development
11 21 (16.54%) Scrum
12 18 (14.17%) OO
13 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (11.81%) Front End Development
15 12 (9.45%) Software Engineering
16 11 (8.66%) OOA/OOD
17 10 (7.87%) Auto-Scaling
17 10 (7.87%) Microservices
17 10 (7.87%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 79 (62.20%) Ruby
2 53 (41.73%) Scala
3 49 (38.58%) Java
4 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
5 23 (18.11%) Python
6 21 (16.54%) SQL
7 19 (14.96%) C#
8 4 (3.15%) Go
9 2 (1.57%) C++
9 2 (1.57%) Perl
9 2 (1.57%) R
10 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.50%) QA
2 30 (23.62%) WCAG
3 4 (3.15%) SDET
4 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.57%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (5.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Marathon
Vendors
1 3 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (2.36%) SAP
2 2 (1.57%) Tableau
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) Teradata
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