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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 735 792 688
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -104
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 143 105 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 0.59% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 132 77 144
Average salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £43,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +19.86%
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
17612 17937 15298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.22% 16.40% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14943 15159 13121
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +19 68 £58,750 +11.90% 11
South East +46 53 £55,000 +71.87% 4
North East - 8 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 5 £35,000 -6.66% 3
East of England +5 4 £43,750 -15.86%
North West -4 2 £27,250 -51.76%
South West -10 2 £42,500 -5.55%
West Midlands -11 1 £65,000 +23.80%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 261 (91.58%) Ruby
2 179 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (61.75%) TDD
4 159 (55.79%) Selenium
5 144 (50.53%) JavaScript
6 143 (50.18%) Cucumber
7 128 (44.91%) Scrum
8 124 (43.51%) Ruby on Rails
9 117 (41.05%) Git (software)
10 100 (35.09%) Linux
11 99 (34.74%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (32.28%) BDD
13 86 (30.18%) UNIX
14 83 (29.12%) Jenkins
15 74 (25.96%) CSS
16 73 (25.61%) Test Automation
17 68 (23.86%) Backbone.js
18 66 (23.16%) HTML
19 62 (21.75%) Automation Testing
20 60 (21.05%) Puppet
21 57 (20.00%) Subversion
22 55 (19.30%) AngularJS
23 50 (17.54%) Java
24 49 (17.19%) Node.js
25 46 (16.14%) MongoDB
26 43 (15.09%) WATIR
27 42 (14.74%) QA
28 39 (13.68%) MySQL
29 38 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
29 38 (13.33%) RubyGems

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 49 (17.19%) Node.js
2 23 (8.07%) nginx
2 23 (8.07%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (4.21%) Confluence
4 7 (2.46%) Drupal
5 5 (1.75%) CMS
5 5 (1.75%) Apache
6 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.05%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
7 2 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.70%) Lightstreamer
7 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.56%) SaaS
1 13 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (3.51%) PaaS
3 8 (2.81%) IaaS
4 5 (1.75%) Heroku
5 3 (1.05%) GitHub
5 3 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.05%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.91%) Internet
2 9 (3.16%) FTP
3 3 (1.05%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) DSL
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) MongoDB
2 39 (13.68%) MySQL
3 38 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (13.33%) Redis
4 35 (12.28%) NoSQL
5 27 (9.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.81%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.40%) Big Data
10 1 (0.35%) HBase
10 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 159 (55.79%) Selenium
2 143 (50.18%) Cucumber
3 117 (41.05%) Git (software)
4 83 (29.12%) Jenkins
5 57 (20.00%) Subversion
6 43 (15.09%) WATIR
7 38 (13.33%) RubyGems
8 29 (10.18%) WebDriver
9 26 (9.12%) Jasmine
10 18 (6.32%) Maven
11 16 (5.61%) Capybara
11 16 (5.61%) Spock
12 15 (5.26%) JIRA
13 13 (4.56%) Gradle
14 12 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (3.86%) Firebug
15 11 (3.86%) Fiddler
15 11 (3.86%) JUnit
16 10 (3.51%) SoapUI
17 9 (3.16%) FishEye
General
1 32 (11.23%) Finance
2 20 (7.02%) Marketing
3 8 (2.81%) Games
4 4 (1.40%) Retail
5 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 182 (63.86%) Developer
2 78 (27.37%) Ruby Developer
3 62 (21.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 52 (18.25%) Automation Engineer
5 33 (11.58%) Test Engineer
6 31 (10.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 29 (10.18%) QA Engineer
8 26 (9.12%) Senior Developer
9 24 (8.42%) Lead Developer
10 16 (5.61%) AWS Developer
11 14 (4.91%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 12 (4.21%) Tester
12 12 (4.21%) QA Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.51%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 7 (2.46%) Designer
14 7 (2.46%) Lead Designer
14 7 (2.46%) Automation Tester
15 6 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 6 (2.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (43.51%) Ruby on Rails
2 74 (25.96%) CSS
3 68 (23.86%) Backbone.js
4 66 (23.16%) HTML
5 55 (19.30%) AngularJS
6 37 (12.98%) React
7 36 (12.63%) Web Services
8 31 (10.88%) jQuery
9 30 (10.53%) REST
10 26 (9.12%) HTML5
11 25 (8.77%) Underscore.js
12 24 (8.42%) Ember.js
13 23 (8.07%) JSON
14 22 (7.72%) XML
15 20 (7.02%) Sinatra
15 20 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
16 18 (6.32%) RESTful
17 17 (5.96%) Ajax
18 16 (5.61%) CSS3
19 15 (5.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.40%) User Experience
3 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.35%) DTV
4 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.35%) Online Games
4 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 100 (35.09%) Linux
2 86 (30.18%) UNIX
3 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.05%) Android
5 2 (0.70%) Windows
5 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (61.75%) TDD
3 128 (44.91%) Scrum
4 99 (34.74%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (32.28%) BDD
6 73 (25.61%) Test Automation
7 62 (21.75%) Automation Testing
8 36 (12.63%) DevOps
8 36 (12.63%) OO
9 27 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 24 (8.42%) UML
11 23 (8.07%) Pair Programming
11 23 (8.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (7.72%) MVC
13 20 (7.02%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.67%) OOP
15 18 (6.32%) Kanban
16 17 (5.96%) Open Source
17 15 (5.26%) SOA
18 14 (4.91%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 261 (91.58%) Ruby
2 144 (50.53%) JavaScript
3 50 (17.54%) Java
4 37 (12.98%) SQL
5 13 (4.56%) Scala
6 12 (4.21%) Python
7 11 (3.86%) Go
8 10 (3.51%) C#
9 9 (3.16%) CoffeeScript
9 9 (3.16%) Groovy
10 7 (2.46%) PHP
10 7 (2.46%) RubyMotion
11 6 (2.11%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.11%) Haskell
12 5 (1.75%) Perl
13 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.05%) Clojure
14 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (2.11%) Degree
2 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (14.74%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.16%) Varnish
2 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 60 (21.05%) Puppet
2 29 (10.18%) Ansible
3 21 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.81%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.75%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.40%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.70%) Nagios
7 2 (0.70%) Salt
7 2 (0.70%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.70%) Mesos
8 1 (0.35%) Graphite
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (5.96%) Oracle
2 11 (3.86%) Rackspace
3 10 (3.51%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.40%) IBM
6 4 (1.40%) Google
6 4 (1.40%) Zend
7 3 (1.05%) Terracotta
7 3 (1.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.05%) Adobe
7 3 (1.05%) Fiorano
8 2 (0.70%) Apple
8 2 (0.70%) Akamai
8 2 (0.70%) F5
8 2 (0.70%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.35%) Twitter
9 1 (0.35%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.35%) SAP
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