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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 540 485 570
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +85
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 97 148 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 2.06% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 66 136 45
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £36,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
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
7553 7175 7579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.46% 16.07% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6332 6041 6609
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +14 24 £55,000 - 8
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 142 (87.65%) Ruby
2 127 (78.40%) Cucumber
3 117 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (70.99%) Ruby on Rails
5 109 (67.28%) Git (software)
6 100 (61.73%) TDD
7 89 (54.94%) BDD
8 87 (53.70%) JavaScript
9 62 (38.27%) Scrum
10 59 (36.42%) HTML
11 56 (34.57%) Redis
12 53 (32.72%) MySQL
13 52 (32.10%) Web Services
14 50 (30.86%) CSS
15 45 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
16 42 (25.93%) QA
16 42 (25.93%) Linux
17 41 (25.31%) Backbone.js
17 41 (25.31%) AngularJS
18 39 (24.07%) Puppet
19 37 (22.84%) NoSQL
19 37 (22.84%) Open Source
19 37 (22.84%) HTML5
19 37 (22.84%) OO
19 37 (22.84%) Selenium
20 36 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (22.22%) SQL
20 36 (22.22%) DevOps
21 35 (21.60%) jQuery
22 33 (20.37%) nginx

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 33 (20.37%) nginx
2 29 (17.90%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.41%) Node.js
4 11 (6.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.62%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.67%) GitHub
2 25 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.88%) SaaS
4 8 (4.94%) Heroku
5 5 (3.09%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) Internet
1 3 (1.85%) DSL
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.57%) Redis
2 53 (32.72%) MySQL
3 45 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (22.84%) NoSQL
5 32 (19.75%) MongoDB
6 26 (16.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (9.26%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.56%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.23%) Big Data
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 127 (78.40%) Cucumber
2 109 (67.28%) Git (software)
3 37 (22.84%) Selenium
4 27 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 21 (12.96%) WATIR
6 18 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 16 (9.88%) Capybara
8 14 (8.64%) Subversion
9 12 (7.41%) NUnit
9 12 (7.41%) Hudson
10 10 (6.17%) JMeter
10 10 (6.17%) ReSharper
10 10 (6.17%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (6.17%) NDepend
11 9 (5.56%) Calabash
12 8 (4.94%) CruiseControl
12 8 (4.94%) Behat
13 7 (4.32%) WebDriver
14 6 (3.70%) JIRA
14 6 (3.70%) Sahi
General
1 20 (12.35%) Marketing
2 18 (11.11%) Finance
3 17 (10.49%) Publishing
4 10 (6.17%) Music Industry
5 9 (5.56%) Games
6 8 (4.94%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) French Language
7 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (65.43%) Developer
2 47 (29.01%) Ruby Developer
3 37 (22.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 22 (13.58%) QA Engineer
5 14 (8.64%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.17%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.17%) Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 8 (4.94%) QA Leader
9 7 (4.32%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (3.09%) Tester
11 5 (3.09%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.47%) Senior Software Developer
12 4 (2.47%) QA Analyst
12 4 (2.47%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (70.99%) Ruby on Rails
2 59 (36.42%) HTML
3 52 (32.10%) Web Services
4 50 (30.86%) CSS
5 41 (25.31%) Backbone.js
5 41 (25.31%) AngularJS
6 37 (22.84%) HTML5
7 35 (21.60%) jQuery
8 30 (18.52%) RESTful
9 29 (17.90%) Ember.js
10 26 (16.05%) REST
11 23 (14.20%) JSON
12 21 (12.96%) Sass
13 20 (12.35%) Gherkin
14 19 (11.73%) XML
14 19 (11.73%) CSS3
15 18 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (10.49%) Sinatra
17 16 (9.88%) Haml
18 14 (8.64%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.84%) Open Source
2 14 (8.64%) Statistics
3 10 (6.17%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.17%) Digital Media
4 9 (5.56%) Online Gambling
5 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.09%) Streaming Video
8 4 (2.47%) Blog
8 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.85%) Social Media
10 2 (1.23%) BBC
10 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.23%) User Experience
11 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.93%) Linux
2 14 (8.64%) Solaris
2 14 (8.64%) UNIX
3 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.09%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (61.73%) TDD
3 89 (54.94%) BDD
4 62 (38.27%) Scrum
5 37 (22.84%) OO
6 36 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (22.22%) DevOps
7 21 (12.96%) Analytics
8 16 (9.88%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.64%) User Stories
10 14 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.41%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.41%) Web Development
11 12 (7.41%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.79%) Test Scripting
12 11 (6.79%) Automated Testing
12 11 (6.79%) Pair Programming
12 11 (6.79%) Refactoring
12 11 (6.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 142 (87.65%) Ruby
2 87 (53.70%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.22%) SQL
4 18 (11.11%) Java
5 16 (9.88%) CoffeeScript
6 15 (9.26%) Python
7 13 (8.02%) C++
8 10 (6.17%) C#
9 8 (4.94%) RubyMotion
10 7 (4.32%) PHP
11 6 (3.70%) Groovy
11 6 (3.70%) Scala
12 2 (1.23%) Clojure
12 2 (1.23%) Golang
13 1 (0.62%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (4.94%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.93%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Varnish
2 3 (1.85%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 39 (24.07%) Puppet
2 28 (17.28%) Ansible
3 24 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.17%) Capistrano
5 6 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) Twitter
2 18 (11.11%) Google
3 16 (9.88%) HP
4 10 (6.17%) Sony
4 10 (6.17%) Toshiba
5 8 (4.94%) Facebook
6 6 (3.70%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.62%) Rackspace
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