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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK / England
Rank 516 524 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing RSpec 61 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.97% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 43
Median daily rate £381 £350 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -19.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
6883 6894 6195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 15.10% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4639 4302
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 167 112
Median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

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 17 January 2017.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in England

RSpec
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RSpec Hourly Rate Trend 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 17 January 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 +9 29 £450 - 4
North East -5 17 £340 -
South East +4 5 £350 +12.00%
West Midlands -5 4 £363 +3.57%
South West +2 3 £363 +3.57%
Yorkshire +15 2 - -
East of England - 1 £300 -
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 108 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
1 108 (81.20%) Cucumber
2 85 (63.91%) TDD
3 78 (58.65%) Ruby
3 78 (58.65%) Jenkins
4 69 (51.88%) Automated Testing
5 67 (50.38%) JUnit
6 66 (49.62%) Selenium
7 59 (44.36%) WebDriver
8 57 (42.86%) JavaScript
9 56 (42.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 53 (39.85%) Automation Testing
11 52 (39.10%) Scala
12 51 (38.35%) Test Automation
13 50 (37.59%) Git (software)
14 48 (36.09%) JSON
14 48 (36.09%) CSS
15 45 (33.83%) HTML
15 45 (33.83%) Web Testing
16 43 (32.33%) Java
17 41 (30.83%) Test Scripting
17 41 (30.83%) QA
17 41 (30.83%) Defect Tracking
18 36 (27.07%) Games
19 35 (26.32%) Unix
20 34 (25.56%) Scrum
20 34 (25.56%) User Stories
21 33 (24.81%) WCAG
22 30 (22.56%) Linux
23 29 (21.80%) Web Services

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 5 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (3.76%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.01%) CMS
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) GitHub
2 21 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (9.77%) Amazon S3
4 13 (9.77%) Amazon SQS
4 13 (9.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.52%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (6.77%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.26%) Heroku
8 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.50%) SaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) HTTP
2 3 (2.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) NoSQL
2 10 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.77%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.77%) MySQL
4 8 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.76%) Redis
7 4 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (3.01%) SimpleDB
8 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.50%) QlikView
10 1 (0.75%) Big Data
10 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.75%) DB2
10 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 108 (81.20%) Cucumber
2 78 (58.65%) Jenkins
3 67 (50.38%) JUnit
4 66 (49.62%) Selenium
5 59 (44.36%) WebDriver
6 50 (37.59%) Git (software)
7 24 (18.05%) Capybara
8 22 (16.54%) Maven
9 13 (9.77%) Mockito
10 11 (8.27%) JIRA
11 10 (7.52%) Grunt
12 9 (6.77%) Subversion
12 9 (6.77%) Vagrant
13 5 (3.76%) git-flow
14 4 (3.01%) NUnit
15 3 (2.26%) SpecFlow
15 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
16 2 (1.50%) CircleCI
16 2 (1.50%) WATIR
General
1 36 (27.07%) Games
2 14 (10.53%) Marketing
3 5 (3.76%) Finance
4 2 (1.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (49.62%) Developer
2 41 (30.83%) Test Engineer
3 38 (28.57%) QA Engineer
4 36 (27.07%) QA Test Engineer
5 35 (26.32%) Quality Engineer
6 23 (17.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 19 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
8 12 (9.02%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (9.02%) Web Developer
9 11 (8.27%) Analyst
9 11 (8.27%) Test Analyst
10 10 (7.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (7.52%) Developer in Test
10 10 (7.52%) Software Engineer
11 9 (6.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (6.02%) Automation Tester
12 8 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (6.02%) Tester
13 7 (5.26%) Full Stack Web Developer
13 7 (5.26%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (42.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 48 (36.09%) CSS
2 48 (36.09%) JSON
3 45 (33.83%) HTML
4 29 (21.80%) Web Services
5 26 (19.55%) HTML5
5 26 (19.55%) jQuery
6 25 (18.80%) Sass
7 17 (12.78%) AngularJS
8 16 (12.03%) Gherkin
8 16 (12.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (11.28%) XML
10 14 (10.53%) Dropwizard
11 12 (9.02%) Backbone.js
12 11 (8.27%) Node.js
12 11 (8.27%) RESTful
13 10 (7.52%) CSS3
14 9 (6.77%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (6.77%) RESTEasy
14 9 (6.77%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.02%) User Experience
3 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.76%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.76%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.01%) Wiki
5 1 (0.75%) BBC
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.75%) iPad
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.32%) Unix
2 30 (22.56%) Linux
3 5 (3.76%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.50%) Windows
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (63.91%) TDD
3 69 (51.88%) Automated Testing
4 53 (39.85%) Automation Testing
5 51 (38.35%) Test Automation
6 45 (33.83%) Web Testing
7 41 (30.83%) Defect Tracking
7 41 (30.83%) Test Scripting
8 34 (25.56%) Scrum
8 34 (25.56%) User Stories
9 28 (21.05%) BDD
10 22 (16.54%) OO
11 20 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (15.04%) Web Development
12 18 (13.53%) Front End Development
13 15 (11.28%) Software Engineering
14 13 (9.77%) Auto-Scaling
15 11 (8.27%) OOA/OOD
15 11 (8.27%) Open Source
16 10 (7.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.65%) Ruby
2 57 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 52 (39.10%) Scala
4 43 (32.33%) Java
5 23 (17.29%) SQL
6 17 (12.78%) Python
7 14 (10.53%) C#
8 4 (3.01%) PHP
9 2 (1.50%) C++
9 2 (1.50%) Go
9 2 (1.50%) Perl
9 2 (1.50%) R
10 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.50%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (30.83%) QA
2 33 (24.81%) WCAG
3 7 (5.26%) SDET
4 3 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.50%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) Puppet
2 5 (3.76%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.26%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.75%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (3.01%) Apigee
2 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (2.26%) SAP
3 2 (1.50%) Tableau
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle
4 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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