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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 764 691 774
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +83
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 116 155 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 1.02% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 83 141 81
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
17043 15256 16392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.19% 15.28% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14129 13079 14263
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -54 94 £52,500 +3.44% 11
Yorkshire -21 10 £37,500 +15.38%
South East +4 8 £36,000 -8.86% 2
North West -18 2 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Midlands -9 1 £52,500 +5.00%
South West - 1 £45,000 -
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 179 (87.32%) Ruby
2 162 (79.02%) Cucumber
3 147 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (69.27%) Ruby on Rails
5 135 (65.85%) Git (software)
6 129 (62.93%) TDD
7 114 (55.61%) JavaScript
8 94 (45.85%) BDD
9 87 (42.44%) HTML
10 78 (38.05%) CSS
11 75 (36.59%) Web Services
12 73 (35.61%) MySQL
12 73 (35.61%) PostgreSQL
12 73 (35.61%) Scrum
13 61 (29.76%) Redis
14 59 (28.78%) Puppet
15 58 (28.29%) Selenium
16 57 (27.80%) Linux
17 54 (26.34%) OO
18 53 (25.85%) Open Source
19 50 (24.39%) HTML5
19 50 (24.39%) Backbone.js
20 49 (23.90%) AngularJS
21 46 (22.44%) QA
22 42 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
23 41 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
24 40 (19.51%) DevOps
25 39 (19.02%) SQL
25 39 (19.02%) MongoDB
26 38 (18.54%) jQuery

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (18.05%) nginx
2 31 (15.12%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.34%) Apache Solr
4 12 (5.85%) Node.js
5 2 (0.98%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (6.83%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.17%) GitHub
3 20 (9.76%) SaaS
4 9 (4.39%) Heroku
5 6 (2.93%) PaaS
6 5 (2.44%) IaaS
7 4 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.93%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) DSL
2 3 (1.46%) DNS
3 2 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (35.61%) MySQL
1 73 (35.61%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (29.76%) Redis
3 39 (19.02%) MongoDB
4 37 (18.05%) NoSQL
5 30 (14.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (7.80%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.39%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.98%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.98%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 162 (79.02%) Cucumber
2 135 (65.85%) Git (software)
3 58 (28.29%) Selenium
4 30 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 25 (12.20%) Subversion
6 23 (11.22%) WATIR
7 16 (7.80%) TeamCity
7 16 (7.80%) Capybara
8 14 (6.83%) NUnit
9 13 (6.34%) Hudson
10 11 (5.37%) WebDriver
11 10 (4.88%) NDepend
11 10 (4.88%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (4.88%) ReSharper
12 9 (4.39%) JMeter
12 9 (4.39%) Calabash
13 8 (3.90%) CruiseControl
13 8 (3.90%) Behat
14 7 (3.41%) Sahi
15 6 (2.93%) JIRA
General
1 22 (10.73%) Finance
2 19 (9.27%) Marketing
3 17 (8.29%) Publishing
4 12 (5.85%) Games
5 10 (4.88%) Music Industry
6 8 (3.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) French Language
7 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (65.85%) Developer
2 53 (25.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 51 (24.88%) Ruby Developer
4 22 (10.73%) QA Engineer
5 20 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.85%) Test Analyst
6 12 (5.85%) Analyst
6 12 (5.85%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.39%) Lead Developer
9 8 (3.90%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) QA Leader
10 7 (3.41%) Tester
10 7 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.93%) Web Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Senior Web Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (69.27%) Ruby on Rails
2 87 (42.44%) HTML
3 78 (38.05%) CSS
4 75 (36.59%) Web Services
5 50 (24.39%) HTML5
5 50 (24.39%) Backbone.js
6 49 (23.90%) AngularJS
7 38 (18.54%) jQuery
8 37 (18.05%) Ember.js
9 34 (16.59%) RESTful
10 26 (12.68%) REST
11 22 (10.73%) Sass
12 21 (10.24%) CSS3
12 21 (10.24%) JSON
13 20 (9.76%) Ajax
13 20 (9.76%) Gherkin
14 19 (9.27%) XML
15 18 (8.78%) .NET
15 18 (8.78%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (8.29%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.85%) Open Source
2 14 (6.83%) Statistics
3 12 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.88%) Digital Media
5 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.39%) Online Gambling
6 7 (3.41%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.95%) Blog
8 3 (1.46%) BBC
8 3 (1.46%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.46%) Social Media
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) Kindle
10 1 (0.49%) iPad
10 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) iPhone
10 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.80%) Linux
2 17 (8.29%) UNIX
3 14 (6.83%) Solaris
4 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.46%) Android
5 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Windows
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (62.93%) TDD
3 94 (45.85%) BDD
4 73 (35.61%) Scrum
5 54 (26.34%) OO
6 42 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (19.51%) DevOps
8 24 (11.71%) MVC
9 22 (10.73%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.73%) Analytics
10 21 (10.24%) E-Commerce
11 19 (9.27%) Automated Testing
12 16 (7.80%) User Stories
13 15 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.32%) Test Scripting
13 15 (7.32%) SOA
14 14 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (5.85%) Regression Testing
15 12 (5.85%) Web Development
15 12 (5.85%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 179 (87.32%) Ruby
2 114 (55.61%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.02%) SQL
4 33 (16.10%) Java
5 26 (12.68%) CoffeeScript
6 25 (12.20%) Python
7 21 (10.24%) C#
8 18 (8.78%) C++
8 18 (8.78%) PHP
9 17 (8.29%) RubyMotion
10 10 (4.88%) Scala
11 9 (4.39%) Groovy
12 2 (0.98%) Clojure
12 2 (0.98%) Golang
12 2 (0.98%) Erlang
13 1 (0.49%) F#
13 1 (0.49%) Haskell
13 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) Degree
2 4 (1.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.44%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.90%) Varnish
2 3 (1.46%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 59 (28.78%) Puppet
2 41 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (13.66%) Ansible
4 15 (7.32%) Capistrano
5 5 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (13.66%) Twitter
2 18 (8.78%) Google
3 17 (8.29%) Facebook
4 15 (7.32%) HP
5 10 (4.88%) Sony
5 10 (4.88%) Toshiba
6 5 (2.44%) Green Hat
7 2 (0.98%) JBoss
7 2 (0.98%) Zend
8 1 (0.49%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle
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