The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 535 487 569
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +82
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 88 138 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% 1.92% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 60 126 53
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -18.88%
RSpec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7980 7192 7405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.95% 16.30% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6729 6115 6464
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RSpec across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in London

RSpec
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec across the London region.

RSpec Salary Trend in London

RSpec
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RSpec across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

RSpec Salary Histogram in London

RSpec
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
City of London +7 18 £55,000 +4.76% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 141 (89.24%) Ruby
2 133 (84.18%) Cucumber
3 111 (70.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 106 (67.09%) Git (software)
5 95 (60.13%) TDD
6 84 (53.16%) BDD
7 83 (52.53%) JavaScript
8 63 (39.87%) HTML
9 56 (35.44%) Scrum
10 54 (34.18%) MySQL
10 54 (34.18%) CSS
10 54 (34.18%) Redis
11 49 (31.01%) PostgreSQL
12 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (29.75%) Web Services
13 40 (25.32%) QA
14 39 (24.68%) Open Source
15 38 (24.05%) Puppet
15 38 (24.05%) Selenium
16 37 (23.42%) Linux
16 37 (23.42%) Backbone.js
17 34 (21.52%) AngularJS
18 32 (20.25%) DevOps
18 32 (20.25%) HTML5
18 32 (20.25%) OO
18 32 (20.25%) SQL
19 31 (19.62%) MongoDB
20 29 (18.35%) nginx
21 28 (17.72%) NoSQL
21 28 (17.72%) Continuous Integration

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 29 (18.35%) nginx
2 26 (16.46%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (9.49%) Node.js
4 11 (6.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.82%) GitHub
2 19 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (9.49%) SaaS
4 10 (6.33%) Heroku
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) DSL
2 2 (1.27%) AMQP
2 2 (1.27%) HTTP
2 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.18%) MySQL
1 54 (34.18%) Redis
2 49 (31.01%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (19.62%) MongoDB
4 28 (17.72%) NoSQL
5 22 (13.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (9.49%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.70%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 133 (84.18%) Cucumber
2 106 (67.09%) Git (software)
3 38 (24.05%) Selenium
4 22 (13.92%) WATIR
5 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
6 15 (9.49%) Subversion
7 14 (8.86%) TeamCity
7 14 (8.86%) Capybara
8 12 (7.59%) NUnit
9 11 (6.96%) Hudson
10 10 (6.33%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (6.33%) WebDriver
10 10 (6.33%) NDepend
10 10 (6.33%) ReSharper
11 8 (5.06%) CruiseControl
11 8 (5.06%) JMeter
11 8 (5.06%) Behat
12 7 (4.43%) Calabash
13 6 (3.80%) PhantomJS
13 6 (3.80%) Sahi
General
1 20 (12.66%) Finance
2 19 (12.03%) Publishing
2 19 (12.03%) Marketing
3 10 (6.33%) Games
3 10 (6.33%) Music Industry
3 10 (6.33%) Advertising
4 2 (1.27%) French Language
4 2 (1.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (64.56%) Developer
2 39 (24.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 35 (22.15%) Ruby Developer
4 19 (12.03%) QA Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.96%) Lead Developer
6 11 (6.96%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.96%) Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) QA Leader
8 6 (3.80%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.80%) Tester
9 5 (3.16%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (2.53%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.53%) Architect
10 4 (2.53%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (2.53%) QA Analyst
10 4 (2.53%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (70.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 63 (39.87%) HTML
3 54 (34.18%) CSS
4 47 (29.75%) Web Services
5 37 (23.42%) Backbone.js
6 34 (21.52%) AngularJS
7 32 (20.25%) HTML5
8 26 (16.46%) REST
9 25 (15.82%) jQuery
9 25 (15.82%) Ember.js
10 24 (15.19%) RESTful
11 23 (14.56%) Sass
12 20 (12.66%) XML
13 19 (12.03%) JSON
13 19 (12.03%) Gherkin
13 19 (12.03%) CSS3
14 17 (10.76%) Sinatra
15 16 (10.13%) Haml
16 14 (8.86%) Sphinx
16 14 (8.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.68%) Open Source
2 14 (8.86%) Statistics
3 10 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.33%) Digital Media
4 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.43%) Online Gambling
5 5 (3.16%) BBC
5 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.53%) Blog
7 2 (1.27%) Social Media
8 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.42%) Linux
2 14 (8.86%) Solaris
3 13 (8.23%) UNIX
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (60.13%) TDD
2 84 (53.16%) BDD
3 56 (35.44%) Scrum
4 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (20.25%) OO
5 32 (20.25%) DevOps
6 28 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (13.29%) Analytics
8 16 (10.13%) Test Scripting
8 16 (10.13%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (8.23%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.23%) User Stories
11 12 (7.59%) Automated Testing
12 11 (6.96%) Pair Programming
12 11 (6.96%) MVC
12 11 (6.96%) Refactoring
12 11 (6.96%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.33%) Regression Testing
13 10 (6.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 141 (89.24%) Ruby
2 83 (52.53%) JavaScript
3 32 (20.25%) SQL
4 19 (12.03%) Java
4 19 (12.03%) CoffeeScript
5 15 (9.49%) C++
6 14 (8.86%) Python
7 10 (6.33%) C#
7 10 (6.33%) RubyMotion
8 8 (5.06%) PHP
9 6 (3.80%) Groovy
9 6 (3.80%) Scala
10 2 (1.27%) Clojure
10 2 (1.27%) Erlang
10 2 (1.27%) Golang
10 2 (1.27%) C
10 2 (1.27%) Fortran
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 4 (2.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (25.32%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.70%) Varnish
2 3 (1.90%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 38 (24.05%) Puppet
2 27 (17.09%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (15.19%) Ansible
4 9 (5.70%) Capistrano
5 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (13.29%) Twitter
2 18 (11.39%) Google
3 14 (8.86%) HP
4 10 (6.33%) Sony
4 10 (6.33%) Toshiba
4 10 (6.33%) Facebook
5 4 (2.53%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.63%) Rackspace
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