The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 99 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.14% 0.051% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £300 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
234 354 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 16.19% 17.97% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 208 156
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £14.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Leeds +11 2 - -
RSpec
Yorkshire

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 14 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) JSON
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
4 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 7 (50.00%) JUnit
5 7 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (50.00%) Scala
5 7 (50.00%) GitHub
5 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
7 5 (35.71%) Unix
7 5 (35.71%) Games
7 5 (35.71%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) WCAG
7 5 (35.71%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) RESTful
8 4 (28.57%) Velocity
8 4 (28.57%) jQuery
8 4 (28.57%) Kanban
8 4 (28.57%) Capybara
8 4 (28.57%) NoSQL

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (28.57%) Capybara
5 3 (21.43%) Grunt
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
6 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) Protractor
6 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (28.57%) Velocity
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
3 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
3 3 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (21.43%) RESTEasy
3 3 (21.43%) Sinatra
3 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) User Stories
7 4 (28.57%) Kanban
8 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
8 3 (21.43%) OO
8 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (21.43%) UX Design
9 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Scala
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet