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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 746 783 749
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -34
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 120 97 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.56% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 99 74 103
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
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
16458 17173 15234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.31% 16.35% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13934 14203 13146
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +10 77 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South East +31 28 £65,000 +13.04% 4
East of England +23 9 £50,000 -6.97%
South West -20 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
West Midlands -35 1 £60,000 +20.00%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 219 (88.66%) Ruby
2 199 (80.57%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (61.54%) Cucumber
4 140 (56.68%) JavaScript
5 128 (51.82%) BDD
6 125 (50.61%) TDD
7 116 (46.96%) Scrum
8 112 (45.34%) Ruby on Rails
9 106 (42.91%) Git (software)
10 94 (38.06%) Linux
11 83 (33.60%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (32.39%) Selenium
13 73 (29.55%) HTML
14 68 (27.53%) CSS
15 67 (27.13%) Web Services
15 67 (27.13%) Jenkins
16 66 (26.72%) Backbone.js
17 59 (23.89%) AngularJS
18 58 (23.48%) OO
18 58 (23.48%) SQL
18 58 (23.48%) QA
19 55 (22.27%) MongoDB
20 54 (21.86%) Puppet
20 54 (21.86%) Java
21 53 (21.46%) Test Automation
22 49 (19.84%) Elasticsearch
22 49 (19.84%) DevOps
23 48 (19.43%) NoSQL
23 48 (19.43%) Redis
23 48 (19.43%) UNIX

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (19.84%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (17.00%) nginx
3 26 (10.53%) Node.js
4 6 (2.43%) Confluence
5 5 (2.02%) Apache
6 3 (1.21%) JBoss
6 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.21%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.05%) SaaS
3 9 (3.64%) Heroku
3 9 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.24%) IaaS
4 8 (3.24%) PaaS
5 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.02%) GitHub
6 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.10%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) FTP
3 4 (1.62%) HTTP
3 4 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.62%) DNS
3 4 (1.62%) DSL
4 3 (1.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (22.27%) MongoDB
2 48 (19.43%) NoSQL
2 48 (19.43%) Redis
3 39 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (11.74%) MySQL
5 27 (10.93%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.24%) Big Data
8 7 (2.83%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.81%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 152 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 106 (42.91%) Git (software)
3 80 (32.39%) Selenium
4 67 (27.13%) Jenkins
5 37 (14.98%) Subversion
6 28 (11.34%) WebDriver
7 22 (8.91%) WATIR
8 18 (7.29%) Capybara
9 17 (6.88%) Jasmine
10 15 (6.07%) Firebug
10 15 (6.07%) Fiddler
11 14 (5.67%) JIRA
11 14 (5.67%) Calabash
12 13 (5.26%) Appium
12 13 (5.26%) RubyGems
13 11 (4.45%) Hudson
14 9 (3.64%) FitNesse
14 9 (3.64%) TeamCity
14 9 (3.64%) Maven
14 9 (3.64%) eggPlant
General
1 26 (10.53%) Finance
2 12 (4.86%) Law
3 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.24%) Games
5 7 (2.83%) Retail
5 7 (2.83%) Marketing
6 6 (2.43%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 143 (57.89%) Developer
2 91 (36.84%) Ruby Developer
3 36 (14.57%) QA Engineer
4 26 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 25 (10.12%) Lead Developer
6 21 (8.50%) Software Engineer
7 16 (6.48%) Automation Engineer
8 15 (6.07%) Analyst
9 10 (4.05%) AWS Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Junior
10 9 (3.64%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.24%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) Lead Designer
12 7 (2.83%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Designer
13 6 (2.43%) Junior Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) QA Automation Engineer
14 5 (2.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 5 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
14 5 (2.02%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (45.34%) Ruby on Rails
2 73 (29.55%) HTML
3 68 (27.53%) CSS
4 67 (27.13%) Web Services
5 66 (26.72%) Backbone.js
6 59 (23.89%) AngularJS
7 42 (17.00%) Ember.js
8 41 (16.60%) KnockoutJS
9 38 (15.38%) Gherkin
9 38 (15.38%) JSON
10 34 (13.77%) RESTful
10 34 (13.77%) HTML5
11 29 (11.74%) XML
12 28 (11.34%) jQuery
13 22 (8.91%) React
14 21 (8.50%) Underscore.js
15 18 (7.29%) Ajax
16 12 (4.86%) Sass
17 11 (4.45%) JMS
18 9 (3.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.05%) Online Gambling
4 9 (3.64%) Streaming Video
5 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.43%) User Experience
5 6 (2.43%) Open Source
5 6 (2.43%) Social Media
6 5 (2.02%) iPad
7 4 (1.62%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.62%) Kindle
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 94 (38.06%) Linux
2 48 (19.43%) UNIX
3 12 (4.86%) Android
3 12 (4.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.81%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (80.57%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (51.82%) BDD
3 125 (50.61%) TDD
4 116 (46.96%) Scrum
5 83 (33.60%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (23.48%) OO
7 53 (21.46%) Test Automation
8 49 (19.84%) DevOps
9 43 (17.41%) E-Commerce
10 28 (11.34%) Software Engineering
11 25 (10.12%) Automated Testing
12 23 (9.31%) Automation Testing
13 21 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (8.10%) Pair Programming
15 15 (6.07%) B2C
15 15 (6.07%) Kanban
15 15 (6.07%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.07%) Compatibility Testing
16 14 (5.67%) Regression Testing
16 14 (5.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 219 (88.66%) Ruby
2 140 (56.68%) JavaScript
3 58 (23.48%) SQL
4 54 (21.86%) Java
5 18 (7.29%) Python
6 17 (6.88%) C#
6 17 (6.88%) Scala
7 14 (5.67%) CoffeeScript
8 12 (4.86%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.24%) PHP
10 7 (2.83%) Groovy
11 6 (2.43%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.02%) Perl
13 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.81%) C++
15 1 (0.40%) Golang
15 1 (0.40%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 12 (4.86%) Degree
2 4 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (1.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (23.48%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 54 (21.86%) Puppet
2 47 (19.03%) Ansible
3 20 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.64%) Capistrano
5 6 (2.43%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.81%) logstash
7 2 (0.81%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (8.10%) Oracle
2 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.02%) hybris
3 5 (2.02%) SAP
4 4 (1.62%) Zend
5 3 (1.21%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.21%) IBM
5 3 (1.21%) HP
5 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.21%) Fiorano
6 2 (0.81%) Google
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.81%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.81%) Perforce
6 2 (0.81%) Terracotta
7 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.40%) BT
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