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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 742 746 677
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -69
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 128 132 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 0.84% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 104 115 170
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
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
16893 15656 16675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.04% 15.29% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14353 13193 14786
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 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 December 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 +31 100 £52,500 +10.52% 11
South East +14 13 £35,000 -33.33% 7
East of England -17 6 £47,500 +5.55%
North West -17 5 £75,000 +118.97% 1
South West -10 2 £51,250 +6.77% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £53,750 +19.44%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 199 (80.89%) Ruby
2 197 (80.08%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (64.63%) Cucumber
4 145 (58.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 142 (57.72%) JavaScript
6 134 (54.47%) TDD
7 131 (53.25%) BDD
8 126 (51.22%) Git (software)
9 111 (45.12%) Scrum
10 87 (35.37%) HTML
11 80 (32.52%) Linux
12 76 (30.89%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (30.49%) CSS
13 75 (30.49%) AngularJS
14 70 (28.46%) Redis
15 69 (28.05%) Backbone.js
15 69 (28.05%) Web Services
16 67 (27.24%) OO
17 63 (25.61%) MySQL
17 63 (25.61%) QA
18 61 (24.80%) DevOps
19 60 (24.39%) Puppet
20 58 (23.58%) NoSQL
21 56 (22.76%) MongoDB
22 53 (21.54%) Selenium
22 53 (21.54%) nginx
22 53 (21.54%) SQL
23 52 (21.14%) jQuery
23 52 (21.14%) Ember.js
23 52 (21.14%) Elasticsearch

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 53 (21.54%) nginx
2 52 (21.14%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (5.69%) Node.js
4 13 (5.28%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.22%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.22%) JBoss
6 2 (0.81%) Apache
6 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (9.35%) GitHub
3 15 (6.10%) Amazon S3
4 11 (4.47%) SaaS
5 7 (2.85%) Heroku
6 5 (2.03%) IaaS
6 5 (2.03%) PaaS
6 5 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.47%) Internet
2 6 (2.44%) DSL
2 6 (2.44%) DNS
3 5 (2.03%) HTTP
3 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (28.46%) Redis
2 63 (25.61%) MySQL
3 58 (23.58%) NoSQL
4 56 (22.76%) MongoDB
5 51 (20.73%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (15.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.66%) Big Data
8 6 (2.44%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 159 (64.63%) Cucumber
2 126 (51.22%) Git (software)
3 53 (21.54%) Selenium
4 48 (19.51%) Jenkins
5 29 (11.79%) WATIR
6 26 (10.57%) TeamCity
6 26 (10.57%) Capybara
7 18 (7.32%) Jasmine
8 17 (6.91%) Hudson
8 17 (6.91%) JIRA
8 17 (6.91%) Calabash
9 14 (5.69%) Subversion
10 13 (5.28%) JMeter
11 12 (4.88%) NUnit
12 10 (4.07%) ReSharper
12 10 (4.07%) WebDriver
12 10 (4.07%) NDepend
12 10 (4.07%) Rhino Mocks
13 8 (3.25%) Sahi
13 8 (3.25%) Mocha
General
1 24 (9.76%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Marketing
3 10 (4.07%) Publishing
3 10 (4.07%) Music Industry
4 9 (3.66%) Law
5 8 (3.25%) Games
6 7 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.44%) Advertising
8 3 (1.22%) Retail
9 2 (0.81%) French Language
9 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.81%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 150 (60.98%) Developer
2 90 (36.59%) Ruby Developer
3 35 (14.23%) QA Engineer
4 26 (10.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 20 (8.13%) Analyst
6 18 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.50%) Lead Developer
8 15 (6.10%) Software Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.88%) QA Leader
11 10 (4.07%) Architect
12 9 (3.66%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.85%) Junior
13 7 (2.85%) Test Engineer
13 7 (2.85%) Team Leader
14 6 (2.44%) QA Analyst
14 6 (2.44%) Test Team Leader
14 6 (2.44%) QA Automation Engineer
14 6 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
14 6 (2.44%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (58.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 87 (35.37%) HTML
3 75 (30.49%) CSS
3 75 (30.49%) AngularJS
4 69 (28.05%) Backbone.js
4 69 (28.05%) Web Services
5 52 (21.14%) jQuery
5 52 (21.14%) Ember.js
6 49 (19.92%) HTML5
7 39 (15.85%) KnockoutJS
8 36 (14.63%) JSON
9 35 (14.23%) RESTful
9 35 (14.23%) Gherkin
10 31 (12.60%) Sass
11 25 (10.16%) REST
12 23 (9.35%) XML
13 17 (6.91%) FFmpeg
14 15 (6.10%) Haml
14 15 (6.10%) Sinatra
15 14 (5.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.98%) Open Source
2 17 (6.91%) Online Gambling
3 14 (5.69%) Streaming Video
4 13 (5.28%) Statistics
5 10 (4.07%) Digital Media
5 10 (4.07%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.85%) Social Media
7 7 (2.85%) User Experience
8 5 (2.03%) iPad
9 4 (1.63%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.63%) Kindle
9 4 (1.63%) Blog
10 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.52%) Linux
2 29 (11.79%) UNIX
3 14 (5.69%) Android
3 14 (5.69%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.28%) Solaris
5 2 (0.81%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (80.08%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (54.47%) TDD
3 131 (53.25%) BDD
4 111 (45.12%) Scrum
5 76 (30.89%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (27.24%) OO
7 61 (24.80%) DevOps
8 33 (13.41%) E-Commerce
9 28 (11.38%) Kanban
10 27 (10.98%) Test Automation
11 26 (10.57%) MVC
11 26 (10.57%) Analytics
12 23 (9.35%) Regression Testing
13 22 (8.94%) Pair Programming
13 22 (8.94%) Software Engineering
14 21 (8.54%) Automated Testing
15 16 (6.50%) Automation Testing
15 16 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (5.69%) Android Development
16 14 (5.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 199 (80.89%) Ruby
2 142 (57.72%) JavaScript
3 53 (21.54%) SQL
4 36 (14.63%) Java
5 30 (12.20%) CoffeeScript
6 23 (9.35%) Python
7 18 (7.32%) C#
8 15 (6.10%) C++
8 15 (6.10%) PHP
8 15 (6.10%) Scala
9 12 (4.88%) Groovy
10 8 (3.25%) RubyMotion
11 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.22%) Golang
13 2 (0.81%) Clojure
13 2 (0.81%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (8.94%) Degree
2 5 (2.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.41%) ISEB
3 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (25.61%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.25%) Varnish
2 3 (1.22%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 60 (24.39%) Puppet
2 49 (19.92%) Ansible
3 37 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.28%) Capistrano
5 10 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (3.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (8.13%) HP
2 18 (7.32%) Twitter
3 17 (6.91%) Google
4 10 (4.07%) Sony
4 10 (4.07%) Toshiba
4 10 (4.07%) Green Hat
5 9 (3.66%) Oracle
6 8 (3.25%) Facebook
7 5 (2.03%) hybris
7 5 (2.03%) SAP
8 3 (1.22%) Zend
9 2 (0.81%) Perforce
10 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.41%) BT
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum + equity, + relocation
Posted: Yesterday
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: 50000 - 70000 Per Annum + equity, + relocation
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Ordnance Survey
Salary: Circa £35,000, plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Ordnance Survey
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum excellent salary + training + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Randstad Digital
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago