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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 300 310 286
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 14 13 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 0.73% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 30
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £45,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
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
1392 1787 1520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.38% 15.98% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1523 1350
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the City of London

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (77.14%) JavaScript
3 26 (74.29%) Ruby
4 24 (68.57%) BDD
5 20 (57.14%) Cucumber
5 20 (57.14%) Scrum
5 20 (57.14%) CSS
6 19 (54.29%) TDD
6 19 (54.29%) Selenium
7 17 (48.57%) SQL
8 16 (45.71%) HTML
8 16 (45.71%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (42.86%) Jenkins
10 14 (40.00%) Java
11 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
11 13 (37.14%) QA
12 12 (34.29%) jQuery
13 11 (31.43%) Web Services
14 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
15 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
15 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
15 9 (25.71%) Appium
16 8 (22.86%) JSON
16 8 (22.86%) JIRA
16 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
16 8 (22.86%) eggPlant
16 8 (22.86%) REST
17 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
17 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) GitHub
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) FTP
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) DSL
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.71%) CouchDB
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 19 (54.29%) Selenium
3 15 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
5 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
5 9 (25.71%) Appium
6 8 (22.86%) eggPlant
6 8 (22.86%) JIRA
7 6 (17.14%) TeamCity
7 6 (17.14%) Maven
7 6 (17.14%) Hudson
7 6 (17.14%) Gradle
8 5 (14.29%) FishEye
8 5 (14.29%) Spock
8 5 (14.29%) Geb
8 5 (14.29%) Subversion
8 5 (14.29%) Ant
8 5 (14.29%) JUnit
8 5 (14.29%) EasyMock
8 5 (14.29%) jMock
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Junior
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) CSS
2 16 (45.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (45.71%) HTML
3 12 (34.29%) jQuery
4 11 (31.43%) Web Services
5 8 (22.86%) JSON
5 8 (22.86%) REST
6 6 (17.14%) Backbone.js
6 6 (17.14%) Sinatra
7 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 5 (14.29%) Apache Camel
7 5 (14.29%) Sass
7 5 (14.29%) HTML5
7 5 (14.29%) Grails
7 5 (14.29%) SOAP
7 5 (14.29%) Struts
7 5 (14.29%) XML
7 5 (14.29%) JMS
7 5 (14.29%) WSDL
7 5 (14.29%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Hedge funds
2 3 (8.57%) Streaming Video
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (68.57%) BDD
3 20 (57.14%) Scrum
4 19 (54.29%) TDD
5 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
8 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (14.29%) Pair Programming
10 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.43%) OO
10 4 (11.43%) Kanban
10 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Refactoring
11 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (8.57%) Web Development
11 3 (8.57%) Android Development
11 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
12 1 (2.86%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) JavaScript
2 26 (74.29%) Ruby
3 17 (48.57%) SQL
4 14 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (8.57%) Python
7 2 (5.71%) C#
8 1 (2.86%) Groovy
8 1 (2.86%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 5 (14.29%) Capistrano
3 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
1 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 3 (8.57%) Green Hat
2 3 (8.57%) HP
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