The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 748 789 725
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -64
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 122 101 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.59% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 96 79 145
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%

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
17152 17175 16338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.07% 16.08% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14481 13981 14037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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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
England +43 116 £50,000 +5.26% 25
London +22 84 £50,000 +5.26% 16
South East - 19 £36,500 - 6
City of London +14 12 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Hampshire - 12 £35,000 -
Southampton - 10 £35,250 -
Glasgow +14 6 £35,000 -20.00%
Scotland +11 6 £35,000 -20.00%
East of England - 6 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £50,000 -
South West -23 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire - 4 £40,750 - 1
Somerset - 3 £60,000 -
Surrey - 3 £65,000 - 5
Bath - 3 £60,000 -
Bristol -9 2 £55,000 +14.58%
Egham - 2 £70,000 - 4
Windsor - 2 £40,750 - 1
Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Warwickshire -15 1 £60,000 +41.17%
West Midlands -30 1 £60,000 +41.17%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Farnham - 1 £60,000 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £60,000 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 221 (87.01%) Ruby
2 217 (85.43%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (65.35%) Cucumber
4 151 (59.45%) JavaScript
5 145 (57.09%) BDD
6 135 (53.15%) Ruby on Rails
7 134 (52.76%) TDD
8 116 (45.67%) Scrum
9 104 (40.94%) Git (software)
10 94 (37.01%) HTML
11 93 (36.61%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (36.22%) Linux
13 88 (34.65%) CSS
14 87 (34.25%) Web Services
15 71 (27.95%) AngularJS
15 71 (27.95%) Jenkins
16 69 (27.17%) Backbone.js
17 63 (24.80%) QA
17 63 (24.80%) SQL
18 61 (24.02%) OO
18 61 (24.02%) MongoDB
19 59 (23.23%) Ember.js
19 59 (23.23%) jQuery
20 56 (22.05%) NoSQL
21 54 (21.26%) Puppet
22 53 (20.87%) Java
23 52 (20.47%) Selenium
23 52 (20.47%) DevOps
24 51 (20.08%) Redis
25 50 (19.69%) Elasticsearch

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 50 (19.69%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (16.54%) nginx
3 12 (4.72%) Node.js
4 5 (1.97%) Confluence
5 3 (1.18%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.18%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.09%) SaaS
3 16 (6.30%) Amazon S3
4 11 (4.33%) IaaS
4 11 (4.33%) PaaS
5 9 (3.54%) Heroku
6 8 (3.15%) GitHub
7 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.09%) Internet
2 5 (1.97%) DSL
2 5 (1.97%) FTP
3 4 (1.57%) HTTP
3 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.57%) DNS
4 1 (0.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (24.02%) MongoDB
2 56 (22.05%) NoSQL
3 51 (20.08%) Redis
4 41 (16.14%) MySQL
5 40 (15.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (13.78%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.15%) Big Data
9 7 (2.76%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.18%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 166 (65.35%) Cucumber
2 104 (40.94%) Git (software)
3 71 (27.95%) Jenkins
4 52 (20.47%) Selenium
5 33 (12.99%) Jasmine
6 28 (11.02%) WebDriver
7 26 (10.24%) Subversion
8 21 (8.27%) Capybara
9 16 (6.30%) JIRA
9 16 (6.30%) WATIR
10 15 (5.91%) Hudson
10 15 (5.91%) Calabash
11 14 (5.51%) Appium
11 14 (5.51%) TeamCity
12 12 (4.72%) Firebug
12 12 (4.72%) Fiddler
13 10 (3.94%) eggPlant
14 9 (3.54%) Gradle
14 9 (3.54%) FitNesse
14 9 (3.54%) Maven
General
1 34 (13.39%) Finance
2 14 (5.51%) Games
3 12 (4.72%) Law
4 11 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.15%) Retail
6 7 (2.76%) Marketing
7 6 (2.36%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 154 (60.63%) Developer
2 115 (45.28%) Ruby Developer
3 37 (14.57%) QA Engineer
4 28 (11.02%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 21 (8.27%) Software Engineer
6 19 (7.48%) Lead Developer
7 15 (5.91%) Analyst
8 10 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.15%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.15%) Junior
9 8 (3.15%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.76%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.36%) Architect
11 6 (2.36%) Junior Analyst
11 6 (2.36%) QA Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.36%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.36%) QA Leader
12 5 (1.97%) Agile Business Analyst
12 5 (1.97%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 5 (1.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (53.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 94 (37.01%) HTML
3 88 (34.65%) CSS
4 87 (34.25%) Web Services
5 71 (27.95%) AngularJS
6 69 (27.17%) Backbone.js
7 59 (23.23%) jQuery
7 59 (23.23%) Ember.js
8 45 (17.72%) KnockoutJS
9 44 (17.32%) HTML5
10 42 (16.54%) JSON
10 42 (16.54%) RESTful
11 39 (15.35%) Gherkin
12 26 (10.24%) XML
13 22 (8.66%) Ajax
14 16 (6.30%) FFmpeg
15 15 (5.91%) Sass
16 9 (3.54%) CSS3
16 9 (3.54%) JMS
16 9 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) Streaming Video
1 16 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (5.12%) Online Gambling
3 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.15%) Social Media
5 7 (2.76%) Open Source
5 7 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.36%) User Experience
7 5 (1.97%) iPad
7 5 (1.97%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.57%) Kindle
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 92 (36.22%) Linux
2 26 (10.24%) UNIX
3 19 (7.48%) Android
3 19 (7.48%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.79%) CentOS
4 2 (0.79%) Windows
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (85.43%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (57.09%) BDD
3 134 (52.76%) TDD
4 116 (45.67%) Scrum
5 93 (36.61%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (24.02%) OO
7 52 (20.47%) DevOps
8 44 (17.32%) Test Automation
9 40 (15.75%) E-Commerce
10 27 (10.63%) Software Engineering
10 27 (10.63%) Kanban
11 26 (10.24%) Automated Testing
12 24 (9.45%) Pair Programming
13 23 (9.06%) MVC
14 17 (6.69%) Regression Testing
15 16 (6.30%) Automation Testing
15 16 (6.30%) Android Development
15 16 (6.30%) iOS Development
16 14 (5.51%) Unit Testing
17 13 (5.12%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 221 (87.01%) Ruby
2 151 (59.45%) JavaScript
3 63 (24.80%) SQL
4 53 (20.87%) Java
5 33 (12.99%) CoffeeScript
6 19 (7.48%) Python
7 18 (7.09%) C#
8 17 (6.69%) Scala
9 12 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.15%) PHP
11 7 (2.76%) Groovy
12 6 (2.36%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.18%) Perl
14 2 (0.79%) C++
14 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) Golang
15 1 (0.39%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 18 (7.09%) Degree
2 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (24.80%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 54 (21.26%) Puppet
2 48 (18.90%) Ansible
3 24 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (6.69%) Capistrano
5 6 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.36%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.79%) logstash
6 2 (0.79%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (7.87%) Oracle
2 6 (2.36%) HP
2 6 (2.36%) Green Hat
3 5 (1.97%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.97%) hybris
3 5 (1.97%) SAP
3 5 (1.97%) Google
4 4 (1.57%) Zend
5 2 (0.79%) Perforce
5 2 (0.79%) Terracotta
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.39%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.39%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.39%) Fiorano
6 1 (0.39%) IBM
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.39%) BT
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