The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 795 840 841
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +1
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 81 145 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.76% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 66 115 110
Median salary £58,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £37,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,750 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17231 18995 17955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.13% 17.71% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14676 16122 15139
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RSpec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK.

RSpec Salary Trend in the UK

RSpec
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RSpec over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 74 £60,000 +20.00% 15
London +48 57 £65,000 +23.80% 7
City of London +44 18 £85,000 +58.13% 3
Leeds +27 6 £50,000 +42.85% 2
West Yorkshire +25 6 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Yorkshire +9 6 £50,000 +42.85% 2
North West - 5 £44,000 - 4
Manchester - 5 £44,000 - 4
Stockport - 4 £44,000 -
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Jersey - 4 - -
East of England +7 3 - - 2
South East +43 2 £50,000 +5.26%
Oxfordshire +34 2 £50,000 +2.56%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +13 1 - - 2
Coventry -12 1 £42,500 -3.40%
West Midlands -40 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Watford - 1 - -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RSpec.

1 206 (80.47%) Ruby
2 175 (68.36%) Ruby on Rails
3 157 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (54.69%) JavaScript
5 124 (48.44%) Cucumber
6 122 (47.66%) HTML
7 119 (46.48%) CSS
7 119 (46.48%) Git (software)
8 87 (33.98%) Linux
9 84 (32.81%) TDD
10 80 (31.25%) jQuery
11 77 (30.08%) HTML5
12 71 (27.73%) CSS3
13 68 (26.56%) BDD
13 68 (26.56%) Selenium
14 62 (24.22%) MySQL
15 57 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (22.27%) PostgreSQL
16 56 (21.88%) AngularJS
16 56 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
17 54 (21.09%) MongoDB
18 53 (20.70%) Redis
18 53 (20.70%) Jenkins
19 51 (19.92%) Scrum
20 50 (19.53%) User Experience
21 48 (18.75%) Java
22 46 (17.97%) nginx
22 46 (17.97%) Backbone.js
23 45 (17.58%) QA
24 44 (17.19%) NoSQL

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (17.97%) nginx
2 13 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.34%) Confluence
5 4 (1.56%) Apache
5 4 (1.56%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.56%) JBoss
5 4 (1.56%) WildFly
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (16.02%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.03%) SaaS
3 11 (4.30%) GitHub
3 11 (4.30%) Heroku
4 8 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.34%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.34%) Route 53
6 5 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.52%) HTTP
2 5 (1.95%) Internet
3 2 (0.78%) SMTP
3 2 (0.78%) SSH
3 2 (0.78%) SSL
3 2 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (24.22%) MySQL
2 57 (22.27%) PostgreSQL
3 54 (21.09%) MongoDB
4 53 (20.70%) Redis
5 44 (17.19%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.52%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.17%) Big Data
10 2 (0.78%) DB2
10 2 (0.78%) QlikView
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 124 (48.44%) Cucumber
2 119 (46.48%) Git (software)
3 68 (26.56%) Selenium
4 53 (20.70%) Jenkins
5 34 (13.28%) Capybara
6 22 (8.59%) WATIR
7 19 (7.42%) JIRA
8 18 (7.03%) Jasmine
8 18 (7.03%) Vagrant
9 16 (6.25%) Hudson
9 16 (6.25%) JBehave
9 16 (6.25%) JMeter
10 15 (5.86%) JUnit
11 13 (5.08%) LoadRunner
12 11 (4.30%) WebDriver
13 9 (3.52%) Appium
13 9 (3.52%) Mockito
13 9 (3.52%) Subversion
14 8 (3.13%) HP UFT
14 8 (3.13%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (11.33%) Marketing
2 25 (9.77%) Law
3 20 (7.81%) Games
4 17 (6.64%) Billing
5 12 (4.69%) Retail
6 8 (3.13%) Advertising
7 7 (2.73%) Finance
8 4 (1.56%) iGaming
9 3 (1.17%) Banking
9 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.78%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 148 (57.81%) Developer
2 82 (32.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 61 (23.83%) Ruby Developer
4 42 (16.41%) Senior Developer
5 33 (12.89%) Lead Developer
6 30 (11.72%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 23 (8.98%) Technical Director
8 18 (7.03%) Tester
9 16 (6.25%) Automation Tester
10 13 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (5.08%) QA Engineer
10 13 (5.08%) Senior Ruby Developer
11 12 (4.69%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) QA Tester
12 10 (3.91%) Automation Engineer
12 10 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.91%) QA Automation Tester
13 9 (3.52%) Senior Games Developer
13 9 (3.52%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (68.36%) Ruby on Rails
2 122 (47.66%) HTML
3 119 (46.48%) CSS
4 80 (31.25%) jQuery
5 77 (30.08%) HTML5
6 71 (27.73%) CSS3
7 56 (21.88%) AngularJS
8 46 (17.97%) Backbone.js
9 44 (17.19%) Spine.js
10 40 (15.63%) Flash
11 34 (13.28%) JSON
12 30 (11.72%) React
13 27 (10.55%) REST
14 26 (10.16%) Web Services
15 19 (7.42%) RESTful
16 18 (7.03%) Sinatra
17 16 (6.25%) XML
18 13 (5.08%) Ajax
18 13 (5.08%) Node.js
18 13 (5.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.53%) User Experience
2 40 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
3 34 (13.28%) Mobile App
4 18 (7.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.13%) Data Extraction
6 7 (2.73%) Life Science
6 7 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.56%) Blog
8 4 (1.56%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.56%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.56%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.56%) Wiki
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) Animation
10 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.78%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.78%) Social Media
10 2 (0.78%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 87 (33.98%) Linux
2 19 (7.42%) Apple iOS
3 15 (5.86%) Windows
4 14 (5.47%) Android
5 9 (3.52%) Unix
6 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.81%) TDD
3 68 (26.56%) BDD
4 57 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (19.92%) Scrum
6 37 (14.45%) OO
7 31 (12.11%) DevOps
8 29 (11.33%) Test Automation
9 27 (10.55%) Open Source
10 26 (10.16%) Mentoring
11 24 (9.38%) OOP
12 23 (8.98%) Software Engineering
13 20 (7.81%) Front End Development
14 19 (7.42%) QA Automation
15 17 (6.64%) Web Development
16 16 (6.25%) API Testing
16 16 (6.25%) Functional Testing
16 16 (6.25%) Microservices
16 16 (6.25%) Pair Programming
16 16 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 206 (80.47%) Ruby
2 140 (54.69%) JavaScript
3 48 (18.75%) Java
4 37 (14.45%) SQL
5 25 (9.77%) Python
6 15 (5.86%) Groovy
7 13 (5.08%) Go
8 12 (4.69%) C#
9 9 (3.52%) PHP
10 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.73%) Scala
11 6 (2.34%) Elixir
12 5 (1.95%) Perl
13 3 (1.17%) Clojure
14 2 (0.78%) R
14 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.78%) VB
15 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (9.38%) Degree
2 13 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.52%) OCP
3 9 (3.52%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.58%) QA
2 9 (3.52%) SDET
3 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (10.16%) Docker
2 7 (2.73%) LXC
3 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (13.28%) Puppet
3 21 (8.20%) Ansible
4 10 (3.91%) Capistrano
5 7 (2.73%) CFEngine
5 7 (2.73%) Salt
6 2 (0.78%) Kibana
6 2 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (5.86%) Oracle
2 11 (4.30%) Rackspace
3 2 (0.78%) HP
3 2 (0.78%) IBM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP
3 2 (0.78%) Tableau
4 1 (0.39%) CA
4 1 (0.39%) New Relic
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.39%) TOWER Software
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Training
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
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