The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 764 710 720
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +10
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 113 151 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.97% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 92 139 120
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
RSpec
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16911 15643 15376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.81% 15.13% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14277 13344 13560
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in England

RSpec
Salary Trend in England

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

RSpec Salary Trend in England

RSpec
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RSpec across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

RSpec Salary Histogram in England

RSpec
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 94 £52,500 +5.00% 15
South East -12 6 £46,000 -12.38% 2
North West -17 6 £75,000 +123.88% 1
East of England -16 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -12 2 £53,750 +19.44%
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UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 183 (80.97%) Ruby
2 177 (78.32%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (64.16%) Cucumber
4 144 (63.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 142 (62.83%) JavaScript
6 129 (57.08%) TDD
7 125 (55.31%) Git (software)
8 111 (49.12%) BDD
9 95 (42.04%) Scrum
10 92 (40.71%) HTML
11 79 (34.96%) CSS
12 69 (30.53%) Redis
12 69 (30.53%) AngularJS
13 68 (30.09%) Linux
14 66 (29.20%) Backbone.js
15 65 (28.76%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (28.32%) MySQL
17 63 (27.88%) Web Services
18 59 (26.11%) OO
19 57 (25.22%) DevOps
20 56 (24.78%) Puppet
21 55 (24.34%) Selenium
22 54 (23.89%) jQuery
23 53 (23.45%) NoSQL
24 52 (23.01%) HTML5
24 52 (23.01%) QA
25 50 (22.12%) nginx
25 50 (22.12%) MongoDB
26 49 (21.68%) PostgreSQL
27 48 (21.24%) Ember.js

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 50 (22.12%) nginx
2 47 (20.80%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (6.64%) Node.js
4 13 (5.75%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.77%) JBoss
5 4 (1.77%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.88%) Apache
6 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.60%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (10.62%) GitHub
3 16 (7.08%) SaaS
4 13 (5.75%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.21%) IaaS
5 5 (2.21%) Heroku
5 5 (2.21%) PaaS
5 5 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.21%) DNS
1 5 (2.21%) DSL
2 4 (1.77%) Internet
2 4 (1.77%) HTTP
2 4 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) FTP
3 1 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (30.53%) Redis
2 64 (28.32%) MySQL
3 53 (23.45%) NoSQL
4 50 (22.12%) MongoDB
5 49 (21.68%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (15.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.54%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.10%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.65%) Big Data
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 145 (64.16%) Cucumber
2 125 (55.31%) Git (software)
3 55 (24.34%) Selenium
4 40 (17.70%) Jenkins
5 28 (12.39%) WATIR
6 26 (11.50%) TeamCity
7 24 (10.62%) Capybara
8 19 (8.41%) Hudson
9 17 (7.52%) Jasmine
10 15 (6.64%) Calabash
11 14 (6.19%) JIRA
11 14 (6.19%) Subversion
12 13 (5.75%) NUnit
12 13 (5.75%) JMeter
13 10 (4.42%) ReSharper
13 10 (4.42%) NDepend
13 10 (4.42%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (3.54%) Maven
14 8 (3.54%) Sahi
14 8 (3.54%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (8.85%) Marketing
2 19 (8.41%) Finance
3 10 (4.42%) Music Industry
3 10 (4.42%) Publishing
4 7 (3.10%) Games
4 7 (3.10%) Advertising
5 6 (2.65%) Law
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) French Language
6 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 146 (64.60%) Developer
2 84 (37.17%) Ruby Developer
3 30 (13.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 30 (13.27%) QA Engineer
4 20 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 13 (5.75%) Software Engineer
5 13 (5.75%) Lead Developer
6 12 (5.31%) QA Leader
7 11 (4.87%) Analyst
8 10 (4.42%) Architect
9 9 (3.98%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.10%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.10%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.10%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.65%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (2.21%) Senior Software Engineer
13 4 (1.77%) Senior Software Developer
13 4 (1.77%) QA Analyst
13 4 (1.77%) Junior
13 4 (1.77%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (63.72%) Ruby on Rails
2 92 (40.71%) HTML
3 79 (34.96%) CSS
4 69 (30.53%) AngularJS
5 66 (29.20%) Backbone.js
6 63 (27.88%) Web Services
7 54 (23.89%) jQuery
8 52 (23.01%) HTML5
9 48 (21.24%) Ember.js
10 39 (17.26%) RESTful
11 35 (15.49%) KnockoutJS
12 33 (14.60%) Sass
13 27 (11.95%) JSON
14 26 (11.50%) REST
15 24 (10.62%) Gherkin
16 18 (7.96%) CSS3
17 17 (7.52%) Sinatra
17 17 (7.52%) Haml
18 16 (7.08%) XML
19 15 (6.64%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.50%) Open Source
2 15 (6.64%) Online Gambling
3 14 (6.19%) Statistics
4 12 (5.31%) Streaming Video
5 10 (4.42%) Digital Media
5 10 (4.42%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.10%) User Experience
6 7 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.77%) Blog
7 4 (1.77%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.77%) Social Media
8 3 (1.33%) iPad
9 2 (0.88%) Kindle
9 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
10 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.09%) Linux
2 23 (10.18%) UNIX
3 14 (6.19%) Solaris
4 12 (5.31%) Android
4 12 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) CentOS
5 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (78.32%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (57.08%) TDD
3 111 (49.12%) BDD
4 95 (42.04%) Scrum
5 65 (28.76%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (26.11%) OO
7 57 (25.22%) DevOps
8 27 (11.95%) Kanban
8 27 (11.95%) MVC
9 26 (11.50%) Analytics
10 24 (10.62%) Software Engineering
11 23 (10.18%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.85%) Regression Testing
13 19 (8.41%) Pair Programming
14 17 (7.52%) Web Development
15 16 (7.08%) Automation Testing
16 15 (6.64%) Automated Testing
16 15 (6.64%) Test Automation
17 14 (6.19%) Unit Testing
18 13 (5.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 183 (80.97%) Ruby
2 142 (62.83%) JavaScript
3 46 (20.35%) SQL
4 30 (13.27%) CoffeeScript
5 26 (11.50%) Java
6 20 (8.85%) Python
7 17 (7.52%) PHP
8 16 (7.08%) C#
9 15 (6.64%) C++
10 13 (5.75%) Groovy
11 8 (3.54%) Scala
11 8 (3.54%) RubyMotion
12 3 (1.33%) Golang
13 2 (0.88%) Clojure
14 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (9.29%) Degree
2 5 (2.21%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (23.01%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.42%) Varnish
2 3 (1.33%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 56 (24.78%) Puppet
2 45 (19.91%) Ansible
3 37 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.19%) Capistrano
5 10 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (3.98%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (8.85%) HP
2 19 (8.41%) Twitter
3 18 (7.96%) Google
4 10 (4.42%) Sony
4 10 (4.42%) Toshiba
4 10 (4.42%) Green Hat
5 8 (3.54%) Facebook
6 4 (1.77%) Oracle
6 4 (1.77%) Zend
7 2 (0.88%) Perforce
7 2 (0.88%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) hybris
8 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.44%) BT
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