The first table below looks at the demand for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 23 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 Scotland 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 119 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing RSpec 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.12% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.98% 1.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £413 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
303 255 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.33% 10.56% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 153 106
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £44.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 6 £413 -8.33%
Edinburgh - - - -
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) Capistrano
2 5 (55.56%) CoffeeScript
2 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) Mac OS X
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
2 5 (55.56%) Ember.js
3 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) Gradle
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) Inmon Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
3 4 (44.44%) Gradle
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
3 4 (44.44%) Subversion
3 4 (44.44%) Maven
3 4 (44.44%) WATIR
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (44.44%) JBehave
4 2 (22.22%) Hudson
4 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Automation Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) Ember.js
3 4 (44.44%) XML
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) Mac OS X
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) Inmon Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Data Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) ATDD
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) CoffeeScript
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Capistrano
2 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) HP