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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK
Rank 796 769 840
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +71
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 55 173 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 47 126 93
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £45,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%

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
16107 18128 17054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.16% 17.96% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13600 15501 14422
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 £67,500
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 28 February 2017 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 23 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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -23 55 £50,000 -4.76% 11
London -5 24 £59,500 +13.33% 5
North West -7 13 £44,000 -16.19% 1
Manchester - 13 £44,000 -
Hammersmith - 6 £45,000 -
East of England +30 4 £52,500 +31.25%
Warwick -6 4 - - 1
Warwickshire -21 4 - - 1
West Midlands -21 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £52,500 -
Surrey +60 3 £47,500 - 1
South East +40 3 £47,500 -1.04% 1
West Yorkshire +20 3 £50,000 +42.85%
Yorkshire +20 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Leeds +20 3 £50,000 +42.85%
City of London +14 3 £85,000 +54.54%
Guildford - 3 £47,500 - 1
Stevenage - 3 £52,500 -
Stockport - 3 £44,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £40,000 - 1
North East - 2 £40,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £40,000 - 1
Watford - 1 - -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 123 (86.01%) Ruby
2 94 (65.73%) Ruby on Rails
3 82 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (54.55%) Git (software)
5 73 (51.05%) Cucumber
6 65 (45.45%) TDD
7 62 (43.36%) JavaScript
8 49 (34.27%) Selenium
9 48 (33.57%) HTML
10 45 (31.47%) CSS
11 42 (29.37%) Linux
12 41 (28.67%) PostgreSQL
13 39 (27.27%) Scrum
14 33 (23.08%) MySQL
15 31 (21.68%) BDD
16 27 (18.88%) Redis
16 27 (18.88%) Java
17 24 (16.78%) MongoDB
18 23 (16.08%) Capybara
18 23 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
19 22 (15.38%) Jenkins
19 22 (15.38%) HTML5
19 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (15.38%) QA
20 21 (14.69%) Vagrant
20 21 (14.69%) CSS3
21 20 (13.99%) AngularJS
21 20 (13.99%) User Experience
21 20 (13.99%) jQuery
21 20 (13.99%) Test Automation

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 14 (9.79%) nginx
2 11 (7.69%) Confluence
2 11 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 10 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.80%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.80%) JBoss
5 4 (2.80%) WildFly
6 2 (1.40%) Apache
6 2 (1.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.99%) SaaS
3 5 (3.50%) GitHub
4 4 (2.80%) Heroku
5 3 (2.10%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.10%) Route 53
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.70%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) SSH
2 2 (1.40%) VPN
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.67%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (23.08%) MySQL
3 27 (18.88%) Redis
4 24 (16.78%) MongoDB
5 19 (13.29%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.40%) QlikView
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 78 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 73 (51.05%) Cucumber
3 49 (34.27%) Selenium
4 23 (16.08%) Capybara
5 22 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 21 (14.69%) Vagrant
7 18 (12.59%) git-flow
7 18 (12.59%) WebDriver
8 13 (9.09%) JIRA
9 11 (7.69%) JBehave
9 11 (7.69%) WATIR
10 10 (6.99%) JMeter
10 10 (6.99%) JUnit
11 8 (5.59%) Subversion
12 7 (4.90%) HP UFT
12 7 (4.90%) Ranorex
13 6 (4.20%) Hudson
13 6 (4.20%) Jasmine
13 6 (4.20%) RubyGems
13 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (7.69%) Games
2 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 8 (5.59%) Advertising
4 6 (4.20%) Marketing
5 5 (3.50%) Billing
5 5 (3.50%) Law
6 4 (2.80%) Finance
7 3 (2.10%) Banking
7 3 (2.10%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.40%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.70%) Electronics
9 1 (0.70%) iGaming
9 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (53.15%) Developer
2 45 (31.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 32 (22.38%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (10.49%) Senior Developer
5 14 (9.79%) Technical Director
5 14 (9.79%) Tester
6 12 (8.39%) Automation Tester
7 9 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (6.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Test Leader
8 8 (5.59%) QA Leader
8 8 (5.59%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Agile Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Java Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) QA Automation Tester
11 5 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Developer in Test
11 5 (3.50%) Senior Java Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (65.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 48 (33.57%) HTML
3 45 (31.47%) CSS
4 22 (15.38%) HTML5
5 21 (14.69%) CSS3
6 20 (13.99%) AngularJS
6 20 (13.99%) jQuery
7 15 (10.49%) Backbone.js
7 15 (10.49%) JSON
8 14 (9.79%) Flash
8 14 (9.79%) Resque
8 14 (9.79%) Spine.js
9 13 (9.09%) Web Services
10 12 (8.39%) React
11 10 (6.99%) REST
11 10 (6.99%) XML
12 9 (6.29%) Node.js
12 9 (6.29%) Redux
13 8 (5.59%) RESTEasy
13 8 (5.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.99%) User Experience
2 10 (6.99%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) Life Science
4 5 (3.50%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.50%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.80%) iPad
6 3 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) Animation
7 2 (1.40%) Blog
7 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.40%) VLE
8 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.37%) Linux
2 8 (5.59%) Windows
3 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.45%) TDD
3 39 (27.27%) Scrum
4 31 (21.68%) BDD
5 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.99%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.29%) Open Source
8 18 (12.59%) OO
9 15 (10.49%) OOP
10 14 (9.79%) Artificial Intelligence
11 13 (9.09%) API Testing
11 13 (9.09%) DevOps
11 13 (9.09%) Front End Development
12 12 (8.39%) Microservices
12 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
13 11 (7.69%) Functional Testing
13 11 (7.69%) Web Development
14 10 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (6.99%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.99%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 123 (86.01%) Ruby
2 62 (43.36%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.88%) Java
4 18 (12.59%) SQL
5 11 (7.69%) Python
6 9 (6.29%) Groovy
7 8 (5.59%) C#
8 6 (4.20%) Elixir
9 5 (3.50%) Go
9 5 (3.50%) PHP
10 4 (2.80%) Scala
11 3 (2.10%) Clojure
12 2 (1.40%) R
13 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (4.90%) Degree
1 7 (4.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.10%) OCP
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.38%) QA
2 7 (4.90%) SDET
3 2 (1.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Docker
2 5 (3.50%) LXC
3 2 (1.40%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.70%) KVM
4 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (12.59%) Puppet
3 17 (11.89%) Capistrano
4 8 (5.59%) Ansible
5 5 (3.50%) CFEngine
5 5 (3.50%) Salt
6 1 (0.70%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.70%) Graphite
6 1 (0.70%) StatsD
Vendors
1 7 (4.90%) Oracle
2 6 (4.20%) Atlassian
3 5 (3.50%) Rackspace
4 4 (2.80%) SAP
5 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.40%) New Relic
6 2 (1.40%) Tableau
7 1 (0.70%) CA
7 1 (0.70%) HP
7 1 (0.70%) IBM
7 1 (0.70%) Splunk
7 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software
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