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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK
Rank 560 566 532
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing RSpec 48 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 0.82% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 66
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 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £386
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.56%
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
7725 7562 7124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.01% 14.54% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5193 4992 4728
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 £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 206 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.10 £25.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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 24 February 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 20 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 24 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
England +19 48 £425 +21.42% 13
London +22 23 £450 +2.85% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 19 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear +2 19 £300 - 1
North East -2 19 £300 - 2
South East +6 3 £350 +7.69% 1
City of London - 3 £425 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Basingstoke +12 1 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands +9 1 - - 1
Hampshire +4 1 £350 +16.66%
South West +3 1 £450 +28.57%
Swindon +2 1 £450 +38.46%
Wiltshire +2 1 £450 +38.46%
Shropshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £413 - 1
Telford - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £413 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 103 (80.47%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (74.22%) Cucumber
3 85 (66.41%) TDD
4 78 (60.94%) Ruby
5 76 (59.38%) Jenkins
6 72 (56.25%) Automated Testing
6 72 (56.25%) Selenium
7 67 (52.34%) JUnit
8 63 (49.22%) WebDriver
9 59 (46.09%) Automation Testing
10 55 (42.97%) Scala
11 52 (40.63%) Test Automation
12 49 (38.28%) Java
13 48 (37.50%) Web Testing
13 48 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
14 46 (35.94%) Test Scripting
14 46 (35.94%) JavaScript
14 46 (35.94%) Defect Tracking
15 43 (33.59%) CSS
16 42 (32.81%) JSON
17 41 (32.03%) QA
17 41 (32.03%) Git (software)
17 41 (32.03%) HTML
18 34 (26.56%) Games
19 32 (25.00%) User Stories
20 31 (24.22%) WCAG
21 28 (21.88%) Unix
22 26 (20.31%) Linux
23 25 (19.53%) BDD
24 24 (18.75%) HTML5

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 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.69%) CMS
3 5 (3.91%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.97%) GitHub
2 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (10.16%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (7.81%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.81%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.34%) Heroku
7 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) MySQL
2 11 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.56%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 95 (74.22%) Cucumber
2 76 (59.38%) Jenkins
3 72 (56.25%) Selenium
4 67 (52.34%) JUnit
5 63 (49.22%) WebDriver
6 41 (32.03%) Git (software)
7 18 (14.06%) Maven
8 13 (10.16%) Capybara
9 10 (7.81%) Grunt
9 10 (7.81%) Mockito
10 9 (7.03%) Vagrant
11 7 (5.47%) JIRA
12 5 (3.91%) git-flow
12 5 (3.91%) Subversion
13 4 (3.13%) NUnit
14 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
14 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
15 2 (1.56%) SonarQube
15 2 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 34 (26.56%) Games
2 15 (11.72%) Marketing
3 4 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (46.88%) Developer
2 39 (30.47%) Test Engineer
3 36 (28.13%) QA Engineer
4 34 (26.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 32 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
6 21 (16.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 14 (10.94%) Automation Tester
7 14 (10.94%) Tester
8 13 (10.16%) Ruby Developer
9 12 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (9.38%) Web Developer
10 11 (8.59%) Agile Tester
10 11 (8.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 11 (8.59%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (7.03%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (6.25%) Java Developer
12 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
13 7 (5.47%) Developer in Test
13 7 (5.47%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (33.59%) CSS
3 42 (32.81%) JSON
4 41 (32.03%) HTML
5 24 (18.75%) HTML5
6 23 (17.97%) Sass
7 22 (17.19%) jQuery
8 21 (16.41%) Web Services
9 19 (14.84%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.94%) Dropwizard
11 13 (10.16%) Gherkin
12 11 (8.59%) Backbone.js
12 11 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (8.59%) XML
13 10 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (7.81%) Spring
14 9 (7.03%) CSS3
14 9 (7.03%) RESTEasy
15 8 (6.25%) REST
16 5 (3.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Smartphone
2 11 (8.59%) User Experience
3 5 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.78%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.88%) Unix
2 26 (20.31%) Linux
3 5 (3.91%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (80.47%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (66.41%) TDD
3 72 (56.25%) Automated Testing
4 59 (46.09%) Automation Testing
5 52 (40.63%) Test Automation
6 48 (37.50%) Web Testing
7 46 (35.94%) Defect Tracking
7 46 (35.94%) Test Scripting
8 32 (25.00%) User Stories
9 25 (19.53%) BDD
10 22 (17.19%) Scrum
10 22 (17.19%) Web Development
11 18 (14.06%) OO
12 16 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (11.72%) Front End Development
14 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
15 11 (8.59%) OOA/OOD
16 10 (7.81%) Auto-Scaling
16 10 (7.81%) Microservices
16 10 (7.81%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.94%) Ruby
2 55 (42.97%) Scala
3 49 (38.28%) Java
4 46 (35.94%) JavaScript
5 23 (17.97%) Python
6 20 (15.63%) SQL
7 19 (14.84%) C#
8 4 (3.13%) Go
9 2 (1.56%) C++
9 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) R
10 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (32.03%) QA
2 31 (24.22%) WCAG
3 4 (3.13%) SDET
4 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.56%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (2.34%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.78%) Marathon
Vendors
1 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (2.34%) SAP
2 2 (1.56%) Tableau
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle
3 1 (0.78%) Teradata
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
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