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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 721 789 762
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -27
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 148 113 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.099% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.61% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 128 91 75
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
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
16888 18462 15417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.47% 16.24% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14254 15488 13317
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +49 92 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South East +48 40 £65,000 +13.04% 3
East of England +36 11 £50,000 -4.76% 2
West Midlands -14 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 233 (89.96%) Ruby
2 197 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (61.00%) Cucumber
4 132 (50.97%) JavaScript
4 132 (50.97%) TDD
5 126 (48.65%) BDD
6 118 (45.56%) Scrum
7 111 (42.86%) Selenium
8 110 (42.47%) Git (software)
9 108 (41.70%) Ruby on Rails
10 91 (35.14%) Linux
11 88 (33.98%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (27.41%) Jenkins
13 66 (25.48%) CSS
14 65 (25.10%) Java
14 65 (25.10%) Backbone.js
15 63 (24.32%) Puppet
16 62 (23.94%) QA
17 61 (23.55%) Test Automation
17 61 (23.55%) Web Services
18 60 (23.17%) HTML
19 59 (22.78%) UNIX
20 57 (22.01%) SQL
21 52 (20.08%) Subversion
21 52 (20.08%) MongoDB
22 51 (19.69%) OO
23 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
24 46 (17.76%) E-Commerce
25 45 (17.37%) Redis
26 43 (16.60%) NoSQL

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 36 (13.90%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (13.51%) Node.js
3 34 (13.13%) nginx
4 9 (3.47%) Confluence
5 5 (1.93%) Apache
6 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.16%) Drupal
8 2 (0.77%) Lightstreamer
8 2 (0.77%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.77%) JBoss
8 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.25%) SaaS
2 10 (3.86%) PaaS
2 10 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.47%) Heroku
4 8 (3.09%) IaaS
5 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.27%) Internet
2 8 (3.09%) FTP
3 5 (1.93%) HTTP
3 5 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.93%) DNS
3 5 (1.93%) DSL
4 3 (1.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.08%) MongoDB
2 45 (17.37%) Redis
3 43 (16.60%) NoSQL
4 34 (13.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (10.42%) MySQL
6 25 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
9 9 (3.47%) Big Data
10 5 (1.93%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.93%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.39%) HBase
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 158 (61.00%) Cucumber
2 111 (42.86%) Selenium
3 110 (42.47%) Git (software)
4 71 (27.41%) Jenkins
5 52 (20.08%) Subversion
6 31 (11.97%) WebDriver
7 21 (8.11%) WATIR
8 18 (6.95%) Firebug
8 18 (6.95%) Fiddler
9 17 (6.56%) RubyGems
10 15 (5.79%) Maven
10 15 (5.79%) Capybara
11 14 (5.41%) JIRA
12 13 (5.02%) Jasmine
12 13 (5.02%) Gradle
13 12 (4.63%) FitNesse
14 11 (4.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (4.25%) Appium
14 11 (4.25%) Calabash
15 8 (3.09%) Mockito
General
1 30 (11.58%) Finance
2 12 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.25%) Marketing
4 8 (3.09%) Games
4 8 (3.09%) Law
5 7 (2.70%) Retail
6 6 (2.32%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (55.60%) Developer
2 72 (27.80%) Ruby Developer
3 41 (15.83%) QA Engineer
4 38 (14.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 26 (10.04%) Automation Engineer
6 22 (8.49%) Lead Developer
7 16 (6.18%) Analyst
8 15 (5.79%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.63%) AWS Developer
10 11 (4.25%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.25%) QA Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.86%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (3.47%) Junior
12 9 (3.47%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 8 (3.09%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.09%) Test Engineer
14 7 (2.70%) Lead Designer
14 7 (2.70%) Tester
14 7 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (41.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 66 (25.48%) CSS
3 65 (25.10%) Backbone.js
4 61 (23.55%) Web Services
5 60 (23.17%) HTML
6 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
7 39 (15.06%) JSON
7 39 (15.06%) Gherkin
8 35 (13.51%) XML
9 33 (12.74%) Ember.js
10 30 (11.58%) KnockoutJS
11 27 (10.42%) React
12 25 (9.65%) Underscore.js
13 24 (9.27%) HTML5
14 23 (8.88%) RESTful
15 20 (7.72%) Ajax
16 19 (7.34%) REST
17 18 (6.95%) jQuery
18 13 (5.02%) JMS
19 10 (3.86%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.25%) Open Source
4 6 (2.32%) Online Gambling
5 5 (1.93%) iPad
5 5 (1.93%) Social Media
6 4 (1.54%) Kindle
6 4 (1.54%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) DTV
8 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (35.14%) Linux
2 59 (22.78%) UNIX
3 7 (2.70%) Android
3 7 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.16%) Windows
6 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (50.97%) TDD
3 126 (48.65%) BDD
4 118 (45.56%) Scrum
5 88 (33.98%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (23.55%) Test Automation
7 51 (19.69%) OO
8 46 (17.76%) E-Commerce
9 40 (15.44%) DevOps
10 32 (12.36%) Automation Testing
11 29 (11.20%) Software Engineering
12 26 (10.04%) Automated Testing
13 23 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (8.49%) Pair Programming
15 20 (7.72%) UML
16 18 (6.95%) Compatibility Testing
16 18 (6.95%) B2C
17 17 (6.56%) OOP
18 13 (5.02%) Regression Testing
18 13 (5.02%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 233 (89.96%) Ruby
2 132 (50.97%) JavaScript
3 65 (25.10%) Java
4 57 (22.01%) SQL
5 22 (8.49%) Scala
6 21 (8.11%) C#
7 17 (6.56%) Python
8 12 (4.63%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.70%) Perl
9 7 (2.70%) PHP
9 7 (2.70%) Groovy
10 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.54%) Go
11 3 (1.16%) RubyMotion
11 3 (1.16%) Haskell
12 2 (0.77%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.77%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6 (2.32%) Degree
2 5 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (1.93%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (23.94%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.32%) Varnish
2 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.77%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (24.32%) Puppet
2 39 (15.06%) Ansible
3 23 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.32%) Capistrano
4 6 (2.32%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.77%) Nagios
5 2 (0.77%) logstash
5 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.77%) Salt
5 2 (0.77%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.77%) Graphite
Vendors
1 24 (9.27%) Oracle
2 9 (3.47%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.32%) Rackspace
3 6 (2.32%) SAP
4 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.93%) hybris
5 4 (1.54%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.54%) Zend
6 3 (1.16%) Fiorano
6 3 (1.16%) IBM
7 2 (0.77%) Akamai
7 2 (0.77%) F5
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe
7 2 (0.77%) Google
7 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.39%) Twitter
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Stock Options + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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