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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 742 777 700
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -77
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 142 111 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.64% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 125 78 140
Average salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £68,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+41.93% +6.16%
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
17912 17415 15204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.52% 16.25% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15370 14507 13045
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -15 59 £60,000 +14.28% 21
South East +63 57 £55,000 +52.77% 5
North East - 13 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +8 7 £35,000 -6.66% 3
North West +4 2 £27,250 -
West Midlands -5 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
East of England -2 1 £47,500 -8.65% 1
South West -22 1 £42,500 -5.55%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 281 (92.13%) Ruby
2 201 (65.90%) TDD
3 176 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
4 161 (52.79%) Selenium
5 155 (50.82%) JavaScript
6 142 (46.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 140 (45.90%) Cucumber
8 138 (45.25%) Scrum
9 121 (39.67%) Git (software)
10 112 (36.72%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (32.46%) UNIX
12 98 (32.13%) Linux
13 91 (29.84%) Jenkins
14 87 (28.52%) BDD
15 85 (27.87%) CSS
16 82 (26.89%) Test Automation
17 79 (25.90%) HTML
18 72 (23.61%) Automation Testing
19 70 (22.95%) Backbone.js
20 65 (21.31%) AngularJS
21 54 (17.70%) PostgreSQL
22 53 (17.38%) MySQL
23 51 (16.72%) Node.js
24 50 (16.39%) Puppet
24 50 (16.39%) Java
25 49 (16.07%) WATIR
26 46 (15.08%) Subversion
27 45 (14.75%) React
28 39 (12.79%) HTML5
29 36 (11.80%) OO

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (16.72%) Node.js
2 18 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (5.57%) nginx
4 10 (3.28%) Confluence
5 7 (2.30%) Drupal
6 5 (1.64%) CMS
7 4 (1.31%) Apache
8 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 3 (0.98%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.98%) Jetty
9 2 (0.66%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.62%) SaaS
4 7 (2.30%) Heroku
5 4 (1.31%) PaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.66%) GitHub
7 2 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.93%) Internet
2 6 (1.97%) FTP
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.66%) DSL
3 2 (0.66%) DNS
3 2 (0.66%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.70%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (17.38%) MySQL
3 36 (11.80%) MongoDB
4 32 (10.49%) Redis
5 28 (9.18%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (5.57%) Relational Database
8 16 (5.25%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.62%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.31%) Big Data
11 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 161 (52.79%) Selenium
2 140 (45.90%) Cucumber
3 121 (39.67%) Git (software)
4 91 (29.84%) Jenkins
5 49 (16.07%) WATIR
6 46 (15.08%) Subversion
7 34 (11.15%) RubyGems
8 30 (9.84%) Jasmine
9 20 (6.56%) WebDriver
10 19 (6.23%) Maven
11 16 (5.25%) Capybara
12 14 (4.59%) Gradle
12 14 (4.59%) JIRA
13 13 (4.26%) Grunt
13 13 (4.26%) Spock
14 12 (3.93%) JUnit
15 11 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (3.61%) Hudson
16 10 (3.28%) SoapUI
16 10 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 34 (11.15%) Marketing
2 30 (9.84%) Finance
3 9 (2.95%) Games
4 6 (1.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.33%) Law
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (66.89%) Developer
2 79 (25.90%) Ruby Developer
3 71 (23.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 59 (19.34%) Automation Engineer
5 39 (12.79%) Test Engineer
6 37 (12.13%) Senior Developer
6 37 (12.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 25 (8.20%) QA Engineer
8 21 (6.89%) Lead Developer
9 16 (5.25%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 16 (5.25%) AWS Developer
10 14 (4.59%) Tester
11 13 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (2.95%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.95%) Automation Tester
14 7 (2.30%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.30%) Lead Designer
14 7 (2.30%) Junior
14 7 (2.30%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (46.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 85 (27.87%) CSS
3 79 (25.90%) HTML
4 70 (22.95%) Backbone.js
5 65 (21.31%) AngularJS
6 45 (14.75%) React
7 39 (12.79%) HTML5
8 36 (11.80%) REST
9 34 (11.15%) jQuery
10 32 (10.49%) Sass
11 29 (9.51%) Underscore.js
12 24 (7.87%) CSS3
12 24 (7.87%) Web Services
13 23 (7.54%) Sinatra
14 21 (6.89%) RESTful
15 18 (5.90%) Ember.js
16 16 (5.25%) Haml
16 16 (5.25%) JSON
17 15 (4.92%) XML
18 14 (4.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.62%) User Experience
3 6 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.64%) iPhone
5 3 (0.98%) Statistics
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) Online Games
7 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.33%) DTV
7 1 (0.33%) BBC
7 1 (0.33%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.46%) UNIX
2 98 (32.13%) Linux
3 5 (1.64%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.64%) Android
4 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
6 1 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (65.90%) TDD
2 176 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (45.25%) Scrum
4 112 (36.72%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (28.52%) BDD
6 82 (26.89%) Test Automation
7 72 (23.61%) Automation Testing
8 36 (11.80%) OO
9 28 (9.18%) MVC
9 28 (9.18%) DevOps
10 24 (7.87%) E-Commerce
11 22 (7.21%) Pair Programming
12 21 (6.89%) Kanban
13 20 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.23%) UML
14 19 (6.23%) Open Source
15 17 (5.57%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (4.92%) OOP
17 14 (4.59%) Digital Marketing
18 13 (4.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 281 (92.13%) Ruby
2 155 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 50 (16.39%) Java
4 25 (8.20%) SQL
5 16 (5.25%) CoffeeScript
6 13 (4.26%) Scala
6 13 (4.26%) C#
7 12 (3.93%) Python
8 11 (3.61%) PHP
8 11 (3.61%) Go
9 9 (2.95%) RubyMotion
9 9 (2.95%) Groovy
10 6 (1.97%) Haskell
10 6 (1.97%) Clojure
11 4 (1.31%) Perl
12 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.33%) ClojureScript
13 1 (0.33%) Erlang
13 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.62%) Degree
2 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.80%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.62%) Varnish
2 4 (1.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) Squid
3 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (16.39%) Puppet
2 24 (7.87%) Ansible
3 16 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.28%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.31%) Capistrano
5 4 (1.31%) Mesos
6 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.66%) Salt
7 2 (0.66%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (4.59%) Oracle
2 13 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (3.93%) Rackspace
4 7 (2.30%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.98%) IBM
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.98%) Adobe
6 3 (0.98%) Google
6 3 (0.98%) Zend
7 2 (0.66%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.66%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.66%) Akamai
7 2 (0.66%) F5
7 2 (0.66%) Apple
7 2 (0.66%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Healthcare, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Soho, London
Chillibean Limited
Salary: Up to £55k depending on experience & qualifications + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + share options
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: very competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago