The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 796 763 734
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -29
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 106 93 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.089% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.60% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84 80 127
Average salary £48,750 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +15.78%
Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18270 15621 17554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.17% 15.01% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15171 13483 15547
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
RSpec
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -55 74 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands +12 8 £50,000 -23.07%
North West +2 7 £27,000 -16.92% 3
East of England -9 5 £53,500 +7.00% 1
South West - 5 £50,000 -
South East -18 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
North East - 3 £28,636 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 - 2
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 187 (95.90%) Ruby
2 150 (76.92%) Cucumber
3 133 (68.21%) Ruby on Rails
3 133 (68.21%) Git (software)
4 127 (65.13%) TDD
5 124 (63.59%) JavaScript
6 119 (61.03%) HTML
7 117 (60.00%) CSS
8 100 (51.28%) MySQL
9 92 (47.18%) Web Services
10 87 (44.62%) PostgreSQL
11 76 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (38.46%) BDD
12 75 (38.46%) Puppet
13 73 (37.44%) Opscode Chef
14 66 (33.85%) Open Source
15 52 (26.67%) Backbone.js
16 51 (26.15%) CoffeeScript
17 50 (25.64%) AngularJS
17 50 (25.64%) Linux
18 47 (24.10%) Ember.js
19 46 (23.59%) Twitter
19 46 (23.59%) Facebook
19 46 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (22.56%) PhoneGap
20 44 (22.56%) Apache Cordova
21 40 (20.51%) Java
22 35 (17.95%) Scrum
22 35 (17.95%) Jenkins
23 33 (16.92%) Continuous Integration

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (6.15%) Node.js
2 11 (5.64%) Apache
3 6 (3.08%) nginx
3 6 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.03%) WordPress
4 2 (1.03%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 46 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.69%) SaaS
3 9 (4.62%) PaaS
3 9 (4.62%) IaaS
4 6 (3.08%) Heroku
5 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.03%) GitHub
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) AMQP
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (51.28%) MySQL
2 87 (44.62%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (14.36%) Redis
4 26 (13.33%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.62%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.59%) CouchDB
7 6 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.05%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) dBASE
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.51%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 150 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 133 (68.21%) Git (software)
3 44 (22.56%) PhoneGap
4 35 (17.95%) Jenkins
5 23 (11.79%) Selenium
6 21 (10.77%) Subversion
7 11 (5.64%) WATIR
7 11 (5.64%) Firebug
7 11 (5.64%) Fiddler
8 10 (5.13%) Hudson
8 10 (5.13%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.08%) RubyGems
10 5 (2.56%) CruiseControl
10 5 (2.56%) JUnit
10 5 (2.56%) Capybara
11 4 (2.05%) Emacs
12 3 (1.54%) Behat
12 3 (1.54%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.54%) PHPUnit
13 2 (1.03%) FitNesse
General
1 22 (11.28%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Games
3 13 (6.67%) Marketing
4 5 (2.56%) Publishing
5 4 (2.05%) Advertising
6 3 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 139 (71.28%) Developer
2 75 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 49 (25.13%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (7.18%) Web Engineer
4 14 (7.18%) Web Developer
5 12 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Test Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Automation Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Lead Developer
7 8 (4.10%) QA Engineer
8 6 (3.08%) Tester
9 5 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (2.56%) UI Programmer
9 5 (2.56%) UI Developer
10 4 (2.05%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.05%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.05%) QA Manager
10 4 (2.05%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (68.21%) Ruby on Rails
2 119 (61.03%) HTML
3 117 (60.00%) CSS
4 92 (47.18%) Web Services
5 52 (26.67%) Backbone.js
6 50 (25.64%) AngularJS
7 47 (24.10%) Ember.js
8 44 (22.56%) Apache Cordova
9 25 (12.82%) Sinatra
9 25 (12.82%) HTML5
10 22 (11.28%) Ajax
11 21 (10.77%) Memcached
12 19 (9.74%) JSON
13 18 (9.23%) jQuery
14 14 (7.18%) RESTful
14 14 (7.18%) Gherkin
14 14 (7.18%) XML
15 12 (6.15%) Sass
15 12 (6.15%) CSS3
16 10 (5.13%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (33.85%) Open Source
2 16 (8.21%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.56%) BBC
6 3 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.03%) Online Games
8 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.64%) Linux
2 19 (9.74%) UNIX
3 5 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.54%) Windows
4 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.54%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (65.13%) TDD
2 76 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (38.46%) BDD
4 35 (17.95%) Scrum
5 33 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 29 (14.87%) OO
7 29 (14.87%) SOA
8 17 (8.72%) Automated Testing
8 17 (8.72%) Configuration Management
8 17 (8.72%) Test Automation
9 15 (7.69%) User Stories
10 14 (7.18%) Test Scripting
11 13 (6.67%) OOP
11 13 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.15%) OOD
13 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.64%) B2C
13 11 (5.64%) Business Development
13 11 (5.64%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (95.90%) Ruby
2 124 (63.59%) JavaScript
3 51 (26.15%) CoffeeScript
4 40 (20.51%) Java
5 33 (16.92%) SQL
6 16 (8.21%) PHP
7 11 (5.64%) Python
8 7 (3.59%) C#
8 7 (3.59%) C++
9 6 (3.08%) Erlang
10 5 (2.56%) Perl
11 4 (2.05%) Scala
12 3 (1.54%) Fortran
12 3 (1.54%) C
13 2 (1.03%) Groovy
14 1 (0.51%) Haskell
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.51%) Clojure
14 1 (0.51%) F#
14 1 (0.51%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 22 (11.28%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.31%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 75 (38.46%) Puppet
2 73 (37.44%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.18%) Capistrano
4 3 (1.54%) Ansible
5 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 46 (23.59%) Twitter
1 46 (23.59%) Facebook
2 6 (3.08%) Apple
3 5 (2.56%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Kainos
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + share options
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London, South East, United Kingdom
Which
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 24 days ago