The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 729 766 875
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +109
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 177 163 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.16% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 0.97% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 151 150 84
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
16960 16868 18129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.18% 16.74% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14807 14216 15344
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

RSpec Salary Histogram in England

RSpec
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +66 125 £67,500 +12.50% 12
West Midlands +5 21 £57,500 +21.05% 3
South East -18 12 £62,500 -3.84%
South West +16 8 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West - 7 £60,000 - 2
Yorkshire +11 5 £50,000 +66.66% 1
East of England +26 4 - -
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 271 (79.24%) Ruby
2 255 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (68.13%) Cucumber
4 224 (65.50%) TDD
5 197 (57.60%) Java
6 181 (52.92%) Jenkins
7 149 (43.57%) JavaScript
8 148 (43.27%) Scrum
9 146 (42.69%) Ruby on Rails
9 146 (42.69%) Git (software)
10 145 (42.40%) MySQL
11 144 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (40.06%) HTML
13 131 (38.30%) Selenium
14 125 (36.55%) CSS
15 120 (35.09%) PostgreSQL
15 120 (35.09%) BDD
16 116 (33.92%) Degree
17 115 (33.63%) Test Automation
18 110 (32.16%) SQL
19 106 (30.99%) Puppet
20 103 (30.12%) SOA
21 101 (29.53%) Python
22 99 (28.95%) Software Engineering
23 95 (27.78%) AngularJS
24 94 (27.49%) Hudson
25 84 (24.56%) Linux
26 83 (24.27%) RESTEasy
27 81 (23.68%) PHP
27 81 (23.68%) JMS

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (21.35%) GlassFish
1 73 (21.35%) JBoss
2 45 (13.16%) WildFly
3 16 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.39%) Apache
5 14 (4.09%) Node.js
6 10 (2.92%) Drupal
7 9 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.34%) Lightstreamer
9 6 (1.75%) nginx
10 2 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (4.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (13.74%) GitHub
3 21 (6.14%) Heroku
4 10 (2.92%) SaaS
5 9 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.63%) Route 53
6 7 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.05%) PaaS
7 4 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.58%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.58%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.29%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.51%) Internet
2 11 (3.22%) HTTP
3 9 (2.63%) VPN
4 6 (1.75%) SSH
5 3 (0.88%) Firewall
5 3 (0.88%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.88%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) DHCP
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (42.40%) MySQL
2 120 (35.09%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (9.36%) Hadoop
4 30 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 29 (8.48%) Redis
6 15 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.92%) Big Data
8 3 (0.88%) HBase
8 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.58%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 233 (68.13%) Cucumber
2 181 (52.92%) Jenkins
3 146 (42.69%) Git (software)
4 131 (38.30%) Selenium
5 94 (27.49%) Hudson
6 68 (19.88%) WATIR
7 59 (17.25%) JBehave
8 58 (16.96%) JUnit
9 30 (8.77%) Capybara
10 27 (7.89%) Subversion
11 25 (7.31%) WebDriver
12 20 (5.85%) Maven
13 19 (5.56%) Jasmine
14 18 (5.26%) Ant
14 18 (5.26%) HP UFT
14 18 (5.26%) LoadRunner
15 16 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (4.09%) Grunt
16 14 (4.09%) JIRA
16 14 (4.09%) Ranorex
General
1 72 (21.05%) Billing
2 41 (11.99%) Advertising
2 41 (11.99%) Finance
3 22 (6.43%) Retail
4 21 (6.14%) Games
4 21 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.39%) Marketing
6 14 (4.09%) Banking
7 10 (2.92%) Law
8 5 (1.46%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (71.93%) Developer
2 93 (27.19%) Senior Developer
3 81 (23.68%) Java Developer
4 80 (23.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 67 (19.59%) Ruby Developer
6 55 (16.08%) Agile Developer
6 55 (16.08%) Agile Java Developer
7 45 (13.16%) Lead Developer
8 41 (11.99%) Lead Java Developer
9 37 (10.82%) Senior Java Developer
10 29 (8.48%) Java Engineer
11 28 (8.19%) Senior Ruby Developer
12 27 (7.89%) Senior Agile Developer
12 27 (7.89%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 24 (7.02%) Senior Java Engineer
13 24 (7.02%) Tester
14 22 (6.43%) Automation Tester
14 22 (6.43%) Developer in Test
14 22 (6.43%) QA Engineer
15 21 (6.14%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (42.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 137 (40.06%) HTML
3 125 (36.55%) CSS
4 95 (27.78%) AngularJS
5 83 (24.27%) RESTEasy
6 81 (23.68%) JMS
7 77 (22.51%) Hibernate
7 77 (22.51%) Spring
8 75 (21.93%) RESTful
9 73 (21.35%) Java EE
9 73 (21.35%) JAX-RS
9 73 (21.35%) JPA
10 57 (16.67%) HTML5
11 39 (11.40%) jQuery
12 34 (9.94%) Ember.js
12 34 (9.94%) Web Services
13 29 (8.48%) REST
14 27 (7.89%) Grails
14 27 (7.89%) JSON
14 27 (7.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 72 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 44 (12.87%) Computer Science
3 40 (11.70%) Smart Meter
4 24 (7.02%) User Experience
5 19 (5.56%) Fintech
5 19 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.92%) Blog
7 9 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.05%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.46%) Online Games
10 4 (1.17%) BBC
10 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.58%) New Media
11 2 (0.58%) Wiki
12 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.29%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 84 (24.56%) Linux
2 63 (18.42%) Unix
3 12 (3.51%) Android
4 8 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (65.50%) TDD
3 148 (43.27%) Scrum
4 144 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 120 (35.09%) BDD
6 115 (33.63%) Test Automation
7 103 (30.12%) SOA
8 99 (28.95%) Software Engineering
9 76 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 73 (21.35%) Dependency Injection
11 64 (18.71%) Kanban
12 56 (16.37%) OO
13 52 (15.20%) DevOps
14 49 (14.33%) Mentoring
15 43 (12.57%) Software Delivery
16 42 (12.28%) Coaching
16 42 (12.28%) OOP
17 41 (11.99%) Data Modelling
18 33 (9.65%) DSDM
19 32 (9.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 271 (79.24%) Ruby
2 197 (57.60%) Java
3 149 (43.57%) JavaScript
4 110 (32.16%) SQL
5 101 (29.53%) Python
6 81 (23.68%) PHP
7 41 (11.99%) C++
8 32 (9.36%) C#
9 30 (8.77%) Groovy
10 15 (4.39%) Scala
11 12 (3.51%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.51%) CoffeeScript
12 10 (2.92%) Perl
13 7 (2.05%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.05%) VB
14 5 (1.46%) Go
15 3 (0.88%) Haskell
16 2 (0.58%) Erlang
17 1 (0.29%) C
17 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (33.92%) Degree
2 14 (4.09%) ISEB
3 12 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) OCP
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.57%) QA
2 9 (2.63%) SDET
System Software
1 53 (15.50%) Docker
2 8 (2.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.34%) Squid
2 8 (2.34%) Varnish
3 3 (0.88%) iptables
3 3 (0.88%) KVM
3 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 106 (30.99%) Puppet
2 14 (4.09%) Ansible
2 14 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.34%) Nagios
3 8 (2.34%) Salt
4 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.88%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (6.43%) Oracle
2 10 (2.92%) IBM
3 9 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.34%) Adobe
4 8 (2.34%) Akamai
4 8 (2.34%) AppDynamics
4 8 (2.34%) F5
4 8 (2.34%) Fiorano
4 8 (2.34%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.17%) Google
5 4 (1.17%) New Relic
6 3 (0.88%) VMware
7 2 (0.58%) HP
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.29%) Facebook
8 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.29%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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