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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK
Rank 523 548 553
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs citing RSpec 58 70 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 62 47
Median daily rate £400 £350 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £490 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
7271 7624 6916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 15.02% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4840 5082 4704
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 £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 203 120
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £24.77 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 22 January 2017.

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 26 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 22 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
England +24 57 £394 +12.50% 11
London +6 29 £450 - 8
North East -6 15 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 15 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear -10 15 £325 - 1
South East -1 5 £350 +6.06%
West Sussex - 4 - -
Worthing - 4 - -
South West +3 3 £363 +3.57%
West Midlands +1 3 £363 +3.57%
City of London -2 3 £475 +11.76% 2
Bristol -7 2 £363 +3.57%
Worcester - 2 £363 -
Worcestershire - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Yorkshire +13 1 - -
Leeds +7 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £350 +12.00%
Basingstoke +5 1 £350 -12.50%
Telford - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £300 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 110 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (80.74%) Cucumber
3 86 (63.70%) TDD
4 80 (59.26%) Jenkins
5 78 (57.78%) Ruby
6 72 (53.33%) Automated Testing
7 69 (51.11%) JUnit
8 68 (50.37%) Selenium
9 61 (45.19%) WebDriver
10 58 (42.96%) JavaScript
11 56 (41.48%) Ruby on Rails
12 55 (40.74%) Automation Testing
13 54 (40.00%) Scala
14 52 (38.52%) Test Automation
15 50 (37.04%) Git (software)
15 50 (37.04%) JSON
16 49 (36.30%) CSS
17 47 (34.81%) Web Testing
18 46 (34.07%) HTML
19 43 (31.85%) Java
19 43 (31.85%) Test Scripting
19 43 (31.85%) QA
19 43 (31.85%) Defect Tracking
20 37 (27.41%) Games
21 35 (25.93%) Unix
21 35 (25.93%) User Stories
22 34 (25.19%) Scrum
22 34 (25.19%) WCAG
23 30 (22.22%) Linux
24 29 (21.48%) Web Services

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 5 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.96%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) GitHub
2 21 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (9.63%) Amazon S3
4 13 (9.63%) Amazon SQS
4 13 (9.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.22%) Heroku
8 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) HTTP
2 3 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 10 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.67%) MySQL
4 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.70%) Redis
7 4 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.96%) SimpleDB
8 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.48%) QlikView
10 1 (0.74%) Big Data
10 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.74%) DB2
10 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 109 (80.74%) Cucumber
2 80 (59.26%) Jenkins
3 69 (51.11%) JUnit
4 68 (50.37%) Selenium
5 61 (45.19%) WebDriver
6 50 (37.04%) Git (software)
7 23 (17.04%) Capybara
8 22 (16.30%) Maven
9 13 (9.63%) Mockito
10 11 (8.15%) JIRA
11 10 (7.41%) Grunt
12 9 (6.67%) Subversion
12 9 (6.67%) Vagrant
13 5 (3.70%) git-flow
14 4 (2.96%) NUnit
15 3 (2.22%) SpecFlow
15 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
16 2 (1.48%) CircleCI
16 2 (1.48%) WATIR
General
1 37 (27.41%) Games
2 14 (10.37%) Marketing
3 5 (3.70%) Finance
4 2 (1.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (48.89%) Developer
2 43 (31.85%) Test Engineer
3 40 (29.63%) QA Engineer
4 38 (28.15%) QA Test Engineer
5 36 (26.67%) Quality Engineer
6 24 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 18 (13.33%) Ruby Developer
8 12 (8.89%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (8.89%) Web Developer
9 10 (7.41%) Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) Software Engineer
9 10 (7.41%) Test Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Developer in Test
10 9 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (5.93%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.93%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (5.93%) Tester
12 7 (5.19%) Java Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (41.48%) Ruby on Rails
2 50 (37.04%) JSON
3 49 (36.30%) CSS
4 46 (34.07%) HTML
5 29 (21.48%) Web Services
6 27 (20.00%) HTML5
7 26 (19.26%) jQuery
8 25 (18.52%) Sass
9 17 (12.59%) AngularJS
10 16 (11.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (11.11%) Gherkin
11 15 (11.11%) XML
12 14 (10.37%) Dropwizard
13 12 (8.89%) Backbone.js
13 12 (8.89%) RESTful
14 11 (8.15%) CSS3
14 11 (8.15%) Node.js
15 9 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (6.67%) RESTEasy
15 9 (6.67%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) User Experience
3 5 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.70%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.96%) Wiki
5 1 (0.74%) BBC
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 (25.93%) Unix
2 30 (22.22%) Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.48%) Windows
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (63.70%) TDD
3 72 (53.33%) Automated Testing
4 55 (40.74%) Automation Testing
5 52 (38.52%) Test Automation
6 47 (34.81%) Web Testing
7 43 (31.85%) Defect Tracking
7 43 (31.85%) Test Scripting
8 35 (25.93%) User Stories
9 34 (25.19%) Scrum
10 27 (20.00%) BDD
11 23 (17.04%) OO
12 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (14.81%) Web Development
14 19 (14.07%) Front End Development
15 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 13 (9.63%) Auto-Scaling
17 11 (8.15%) OOA/OOD
17 11 (8.15%) OOP
17 11 (8.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 78 (57.78%) Ruby
2 58 (42.96%) JavaScript
3 54 (40.00%) Scala
4 43 (31.85%) Java
5 23 (17.04%) SQL
6 18 (13.33%) Python
7 14 (10.37%) C#
8 4 (2.96%) PHP
9 2 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) Go
9 2 (1.48%) Perl
9 2 (1.48%) R
10 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (31.85%) QA
2 34 (25.19%) WCAG
3 6 (4.44%) SDET
4 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.48%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) Puppet
2 5 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.22%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.74%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (2.96%) Apigee
2 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (2.22%) SAP
3 2 (1.48%) Tableau
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle
4 1 (0.74%) Teradata
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