The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 536 578 567
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -11
Contract jobs citing RSpec 84 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 74 57
Median daily rate £363 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £71.00
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 across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8237 8306 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 15.01% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 5578 5100
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 115
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RSpec
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RSpec Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RSpec
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +13 83 £363 -12.12% 11
London -24 43 £425 -3.40% 6
North East -18 15 £340 +13.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 15 £340 +13.33%
Tyne and Wear -24 15 £340 +13.33%
West Midlands +2 11 £363 +3.57%
Yorkshire +27 7 £350 +4.60% 1
Leeds - 7 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 1
South East +18 4 £388 +29.16%
City of London -6 4 £423 -0.58% 3
West Sussex - 4 £388 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £363 -
Telford - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - -
Worcester - 3 £363 -
South West +7 2 £363 -9.37%
Bristol +7 2 £363 +3.57%
Staffordshire - 2 £350 -
Stafford - 2 £350 -
East of England +12 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Cambridge +11 1 £300 -29.41%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £300 -29.41%
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Crawley - 1 £388 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 103 (75.74%) Cucumber
2 96 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (63.24%) Ruby
4 79 (58.09%) TDD
5 69 (50.74%) Ruby on Rails
6 68 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 68 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 68 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 60 (44.12%) Selenium
8 55 (40.44%) JUnit
8 55 (40.44%) CSS
9 54 (39.71%) Git (software)
10 53 (38.97%) HTML
11 48 (35.29%) WebDriver
12 43 (31.62%) Automation Testing
12 43 (31.62%) JSON
13 41 (30.15%) Scala
13 41 (30.15%) Test Automation
14 37 (27.21%) QA
15 35 (25.74%) Java
15 35 (25.74%) Web Services
15 35 (25.74%) Unix
16 34 (25.00%) Web Testing
16 34 (25.00%) HTML5
17 33 (24.26%) BDD
18 32 (23.53%) Scrum
19 31 (22.79%) OO
19 31 (22.79%) Test Scripting
20 30 (22.06%) Defect Tracking
21 29 (21.32%) Games

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills 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 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.94%) CMS
2 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.38%) GitHub
2 19 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (8.82%) Amazon S3
3 12 (8.82%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (6.62%) SaaS
6 3 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.47%) Heroku
8 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) Internet
2 6 (4.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.59%) NoSQL
2 17 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.82%) RDBMS
4 11 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.88%) Redis
6 6 (4.41%) MySQL
6 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.68%) SimpleDB
8 3 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.47%) QlikView
10 1 (0.74%) Big Data
10 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 103 (75.74%) Cucumber
2 68 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 60 (44.12%) Selenium
4 55 (40.44%) JUnit
5 54 (39.71%) Git (software)
6 48 (35.29%) WebDriver
7 27 (19.85%) Capybara
8 20 (14.71%) Maven
9 12 (8.82%) JIRA
9 12 (8.82%) Mockito
10 11 (8.09%) Grunt
11 10 (7.35%) Subversion
12 9 (6.62%) Vagrant
13 5 (3.68%) git-flow
14 4 (2.94%) NUnit
15 3 (2.21%) Bower
15 3 (2.21%) SpecFlow
15 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
15 3 (2.21%) WATIR
General
1 29 (21.32%) Games
2 14 (10.29%) Marketing
3 4 (2.94%) Finance
4 2 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (52.94%) Developer
2 35 (25.74%) Test Engineer
3 33 (24.26%) QA Engineer
4 31 (22.79%) QA Test Engineer
5 30 (22.06%) Quality Engineer
6 26 (19.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 24 (17.65%) Ruby Developer
8 12 (8.82%) Analyst
8 12 (8.82%) Test Analyst
8 12 (8.82%) Web Developer
9 11 (8.09%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (8.09%) Developer in Test
9 11 (8.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (6.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (5.88%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
12 7 (5.15%) Full Stack Web Developer
12 7 (5.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (50.74%) Ruby on Rails
2 55 (40.44%) CSS
3 53 (38.97%) HTML
4 43 (31.62%) JSON
5 35 (25.74%) Web Services
6 34 (25.00%) HTML5
7 25 (18.38%) Sass
8 24 (17.65%) jQuery
9 18 (13.24%) CSS3
9 18 (13.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (12.50%) AngularJS
11 15 (11.03%) REST
12 14 (10.29%) Gherkin
13 13 (9.56%) Dropwizard
13 13 (9.56%) RESTful
13 13 (9.56%) XML
14 12 (8.82%) Resque
15 11 (8.09%) Haml
15 11 (8.09%) Node.js
16 10 (7.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) User Experience
3 5 (3.68%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.94%) Wiki
5 1 (0.74%) BBC
5 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.74%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.74%) Unix
2 26 (19.12%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (58.09%) TDD
3 68 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 43 (31.62%) Automation Testing
5 41 (30.15%) Test Automation
6 34 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 33 (24.26%) BDD
8 32 (23.53%) Scrum
9 31 (22.79%) OO
9 31 (22.79%) Test Scripting
10 30 (22.06%) Defect Tracking
11 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (19.85%) Front End Development
12 27 (19.85%) User Stories
13 22 (16.18%) Microservices
14 20 (14.71%) OOP
15 19 (13.97%) Web Development
16 15 (11.03%) Software Engineering
17 12 (8.82%) Auto-Scaling
17 12 (8.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 86 (63.24%) Ruby
2 68 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 41 (30.15%) Scala
4 35 (25.74%) Java
5 21 (15.44%) SQL
6 10 (7.35%) C#
6 10 (7.35%) Python
7 4 (2.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.47%) C++
8 2 (1.47%) Perl
8 2 (1.47%) R
9 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.74%) Clojure
9 1 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.21%) QA
2 26 (19.12%) WCAG
3 10 (7.35%) SDET
4 3 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.21%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (9.56%) Puppet
2 5 (3.68%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.47%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.74%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (2.94%) Apigee
2 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.47%) SAP
2 2 (1.47%) Tableau
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle
3 1 (0.74%) Teradata
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