The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 434 439 472
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +33
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 17 36 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.088% 0.17% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.99% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 5 34 3
Average salary £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% +13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +28.65%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3355 3630 3536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 17.36% 17.00% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3029 3049 3004
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RSpec
Salary Trend in the South East

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

RSpec Salary Trend in the South East

RSpec
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RSpec across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the South East

RSpec
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
Berkshire +25 9 £62,500 +71.23%
Surrey -21 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £51,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £51,250 -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 33 (89.19%) Git (software)
2 32 (86.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (83.78%) HTML
3 31 (83.78%) CSS
4 21 (56.76%) Ruby
5 20 (54.05%) Subversion
5 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
5 20 (54.05%) Finance
6 19 (51.35%) Retail
6 19 (51.35%) SQL
6 19 (51.35%) OOP
6 19 (51.35%) BDD
6 19 (51.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 18 (48.65%) Java
8 17 (45.95%) Ajax
8 17 (45.95%) Selenium
9 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (43.24%) Logistics
9 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
9 16 (43.24%) JBehave
9 16 (43.24%) Web Services
9 16 (43.24%) C#
9 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
9 16 (43.24%) HP UFT
9 16 (43.24%) Banking
9 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
9 16 (43.24%) Games
9 16 (43.24%) Ranorex
9 16 (43.24%) API Testing
10 14 (37.84%) MySQL

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.70%) JBoss
1 1 (2.70%) Node.js
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (10.81%) GitHub
3 3 (8.11%) Heroku
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SSH
1 3 (8.11%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) MySQL
2 11 (29.73%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (89.19%) Git (software)
2 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
2 20 (54.05%) Subversion
3 17 (45.95%) Selenium
4 16 (43.24%) HP UFT
4 16 (43.24%) JBehave
4 16 (43.24%) Ranorex
5 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.81%) Ant
6 4 (10.81%) Grunt
6 4 (10.81%) gulp
7 1 (2.70%) Capybara
7 1 (2.70%) Hudson
7 1 (2.70%) WATIR
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 19 (51.35%) Retail
3 16 (43.24%) Banking
3 16 (43.24%) Games
3 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) CSS
1 31 (83.78%) HTML
2 19 (51.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 17 (45.95%) Ajax
4 16 (43.24%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
5 7 (18.92%) Sass
6 6 (16.22%) jQuery
7 5 (13.51%) React
8 4 (10.81%) Flash
8 4 (10.81%) Haml
8 4 (10.81%) MathML
8 4 (10.81%) SVG
8 4 (10.81%) XML
8 4 (10.81%) XSD
9 3 (8.11%) HTML5
9 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (8.11%) Resque
9 3 (8.11%) REST
9 3 (8.11%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) BDD
1 19 (51.35%) OOP
2 16 (43.24%) API Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (43.24%) Logistics
2 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) TDD
5 8 (21.62%) OO
5 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Presales
5 8 (21.62%) Web Development
6 5 (13.51%) Front End Development
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) Active Record
7 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.81%) MVC
7 4 (10.81%) OOD
7 4 (10.81%) Release Management
8 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 32 (86.49%) JavaScript
2 21 (56.76%) Ruby
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
4 18 (48.65%) Java
5 16 (43.24%) C#
6 4 (10.81%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 2 (5.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle
1 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.70%) Splunk