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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 433 418 436
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 9 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% 0.019% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 7
Average salary £36,000 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.71% -2.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -18.88%
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
3455 2822 3299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 15.31% 13.28% 14.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2837 2443 2906
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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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

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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

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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 29 August 2014.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the South East

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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 29 August 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
Berkshire - 4 - -
East Sussex -30 3 £42,500 +7.59%
Hampshire - 2 £32,000 - 1
RSpec
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Ruby
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Puppet
3 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Redis
4 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
5 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) Resque
5 4 (30.77%) IaaS
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) SaaS
5 4 (30.77%) PaaS
5 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Maven

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache Solr
1 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
1 4 (30.77%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
1 5 (38.46%) Redis
2 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
4 2 (15.38%) Maven
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Resque
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) Haml
5 1 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Kindle
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) SOA
1 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Programming
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
1 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
3 1 (7.69%) Capistrano