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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank - 248 252
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 0 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.099% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.62% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 3
Average salary - £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.92%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+28.65% -22.27%
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
1177 1126 1083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.16% 15.86% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 978 933
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago