The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 308 315 335
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 18 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.059% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 6
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +85.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -18.88%
RSpec
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1715 1838 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 14.44% 15.54% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1516 1680 1521
Average salary £53,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £39,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RSpec
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec across the City of London region.

RSpec Salary Trend in the City of London

RSpec
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RSpec across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the City of London

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec.

1 30 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 29 (90.63%) Ruby
3 20 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 18 (56.25%) Redis
5 17 (53.13%) BDD
6 15 (46.88%) MySQL
7 14 (43.75%) HTML
7 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
8 12 (37.50%) Scrum
8 12 (37.50%) TDD
8 12 (37.50%) QA
8 12 (37.50%) Selenium
9 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (31.25%) Puppet
9 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
9 10 (31.25%) Node.js
9 10 (31.25%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (28.13%) Sass
10 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
10 9 (28.13%) Games
11 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (25.00%) CruiseControl
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (25.00%) XML
11 8 (25.00%) Open Source
11 8 (25.00%) HTML5
11 8 (25.00%) Capistrano
11 8 (25.00%) CouchDB

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (31.25%) Node.js
1 10 (31.25%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (21.88%) nginx
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) Redis
2 15 (46.88%) MySQL
3 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
4 8 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (25.00%) CouchDB
4 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (37.50%) Selenium
4 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
5 8 (25.00%) Hudson
5 8 (25.00%) CruiseControl
6 5 (15.63%) WATIR
7 4 (12.50%) eggPlant
8 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.25%) JIRA
8 2 (6.25%) JMeter
8 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.13%) Sahi
9 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.13%) PhantomJS
9 1 (3.13%) Behat
General
1 9 (28.13%) Games
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (21.88%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (3.13%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.13%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (43.75%) HTML
3 9 (28.13%) Sass
4 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 8 (25.00%) HTML5
5 7 (21.88%) Haml
5 7 (21.88%) Sphinx
5 7 (21.88%) JSON
5 7 (21.88%) jQuery
5 7 (21.88%) REST
6 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) Sinatra
8 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Open Source
2 7 (21.88%) Statistics
3 5 (15.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) BDD
2 12 (37.50%) Scrum
2 12 (37.50%) TDD
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.88%) Analytics
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) SOA
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) Ruby
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Puppet
2 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (25.00%) Ansible
2 8 (25.00%) Capistrano
3 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Google
1 7 (21.88%) Twitter
2 2 (6.25%) Green Hat
2 2 (6.25%) HP
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