The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 245 232 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 2 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.19% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 1.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 0
Average salary £56,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £36,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+30.13% -24.35%
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1139 1071 1125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.96% 14.78% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 982 932 985
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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England

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

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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 29 July 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
Manchester -4 1 £56,500 +61.42%
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) OO
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) Ubuntu
3 5 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) HTML5
3 5 (62.50%) Capistrano
3 5 (62.50%) Phusion Passenger
3 5 (62.50%) nginx
3 5 (62.50%) RESTful
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Scala Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) Phusion Passenger
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WF
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) OO
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 5 (62.50%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Haskell
3 1 (12.50%) Erlang
3 1 (12.50%) F#
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Puppet
2 5 (62.50%) Capistrano
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) Rackspace