The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 247 234 269
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +35
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 1 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.014% 0.062% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.081% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1228 959 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.65% 14.78% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 842 1151
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RSpec
Salary Trend in the North West

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

RSpec Salary Trend in the North West

RSpec
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Manchester -12 1 £27,500 -21.42% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) CoffeeScript
2 4 (66.67%) Backbone.js
2 4 (66.67%) Jasmine
2 4 (66.67%) Ember.js
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Sahi
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Jasmine
3 2 (33.33%) Sahi
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Backbone.js
1 4 (66.67%) Ember.js
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) CoffeeScript
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago