The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 791 711 742
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +31
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 113 165 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 1.01% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 86 139 123
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18986 16315 16866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.33% 14.99% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15995 13920 14630
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,618 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,600 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 23 July 2014 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 30 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 23 July 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
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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 -89 110 £52,500 +5.00% 20
London -84 84 £55,000 +10.00% 14
City of London -3 18 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South East -9 8 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £37,500 -
Sheffield - 7 £37,500 -
Stevenage +3 5 £52,000 +9.47%
Hertfordshire -13 5 £52,000 +9.47% 2
East of England -13 5 £52,000 +9.47% 2
Berkshire - 5 £57,500 -
Reading - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £50,000 - 1
Scotland - 3 £50,000 - 1
North West -4 2 £56,500 +61.42% 1
Hampshire - 2 £32,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Southampton - 2 £32,000 - 2
Warwick - 2 £52,500 -
Manchester -13 1 £56,500 +61.42%
Bradford - 1 £42,500 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Burnley - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 201 (89.73%) Ruby
2 179 (79.91%) Cucumber
3 157 (70.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 143 (63.84%) TDD
5 141 (62.95%) Git (software)
6 126 (56.25%) JavaScript
7 115 (51.34%) HTML
8 110 (49.11%) CSS
9 95 (42.41%) MySQL
10 91 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
11 90 (40.18%) Web Services
12 89 (39.73%) BDD
13 66 (29.46%) Puppet
13 66 (29.46%) Open Source
14 65 (29.02%) Linux
15 60 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (25.89%) Scrum
17 57 (25.45%) Opscode Chef
18 53 (23.66%) Backbone.js
19 51 (22.77%) Redis
20 50 (22.32%) Selenium
20 50 (22.32%) HTML5
21 45 (20.09%) AngularJS
22 42 (18.75%) Ember.js
22 42 (18.75%) CoffeeScript
22 42 (18.75%) OO
22 42 (18.75%) Java
23 41 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
24 39 (17.41%) QA
24 39 (17.41%) jQuery

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 26 (11.61%) nginx
2 19 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (6.25%) Node.js
4 6 (2.68%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.34%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.45%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.27%) SaaS
3 22 (9.82%) GitHub
4 12 (5.36%) Heroku
5 7 (3.13%) PaaS
6 6 (2.68%) IaaS
7 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.23%) Internet
2 3 (1.34%) AMQP
3 2 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) DSL
4 1 (0.45%) SSH
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (42.41%) MySQL
2 91 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (22.77%) Redis
4 31 (13.84%) MongoDB
5 20 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (8.04%) NoSQL
7 16 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.57%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.89%) Big Data
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 179 (79.91%) Cucumber
2 141 (62.95%) Git (software)
3 50 (22.32%) Selenium
4 34 (15.18%) Jenkins
5 27 (12.05%) Subversion
5 27 (12.05%) PhoneGap
6 18 (8.04%) WATIR
7 16 (7.14%) Hudson
8 12 (5.36%) Jasmine
8 12 (5.36%) WebDriver
9 10 (4.46%) Capybara
9 10 (4.46%) NUnit
10 9 (4.02%) TeamCity
11 7 (3.13%) RubyGems
11 7 (3.13%) CruiseControl
11 7 (3.13%) JMeter
11 7 (3.13%) Firebug
11 7 (3.13%) Fiddler
12 6 (2.68%) ReSharper
12 6 (2.68%) Behat
General
1 21 (9.38%) Finance
2 17 (7.59%) Marketing
3 16 (7.14%) Publishing
4 14 (6.25%) Games
5 10 (4.46%) Advertising
6 6 (2.68%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.89%) French Language
7 2 (0.89%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 156 (69.64%) Developer
2 71 (31.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 51 (22.77%) Ruby Developer
4 16 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 16 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 15 (6.70%) Analyst
5 15 (6.70%) Test Analyst
5 15 (6.70%) QA Engineer
6 11 (4.91%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.46%) Web Engineer
8 9 (4.02%) Automation Analyst
8 9 (4.02%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.02%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.13%) Tester
9 7 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (2.68%) Senior Web Engineer
10 6 (2.68%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.68%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (70.09%) Ruby on Rails
2 115 (51.34%) HTML
3 110 (49.11%) CSS
4 90 (40.18%) Web Services
5 53 (23.66%) Backbone.js
6 50 (22.32%) HTML5
7 45 (20.09%) AngularJS
8 42 (18.75%) Ember.js
9 39 (17.41%) jQuery
10 33 (14.73%) RESTful
11 27 (12.05%) Apache Cordova
12 25 (11.16%) Sass
12 25 (11.16%) CSS3
13 23 (10.27%) JSON
14 21 (9.38%) Ajax
14 21 (9.38%) REST
14 21 (9.38%) Sinatra
15 20 (8.93%) XML
16 19 (8.48%) Memcached
17 17 (7.59%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 66 (29.46%) Open Source
2 13 (5.80%) Statistics
3 11 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.68%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.23%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.23%) BBC
9 4 (1.79%) Online Gambling
10 2 (0.89%) Kindle
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.02%) Linux
2 21 (9.38%) Solaris
3 16 (7.14%) UNIX
4 8 (3.57%) AIX
4 8 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.23%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (63.84%) TDD
2 89 (39.73%) BDD
3 60 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (25.89%) Scrum
5 42 (18.75%) OO
6 41 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (13.39%) DevOps
8 27 (12.05%) SOA
8 27 (12.05%) MVC
9 25 (11.16%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.38%) Test Scripting
10 21 (9.38%) Analytics
11 19 (8.48%) Software Engineering
12 18 (8.04%) Web Development
12 18 (8.04%) Automated Testing
12 18 (8.04%) User Stories
13 16 (7.14%) Test Automation
14 13 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.80%) Pair Programming
15 11 (4.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (89.73%) Ruby
2 126 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 42 (18.75%) Java
3 42 (18.75%) CoffeeScript
4 31 (13.84%) SQL
5 30 (13.39%) Python
6 27 (12.05%) RubyMotion
7 23 (10.27%) PHP
8 19 (8.48%) C#
8 19 (8.48%) C++
9 9 (4.02%) Groovy
9 9 (4.02%) Scala
10 6 (2.68%) Erlang
11 4 (1.79%) C
11 4 (1.79%) Perl
12 3 (1.34%) Fortran
12 3 (1.34%) Golang
13 2 (0.89%) Clojure
14 1 (0.45%) F#
14 1 (0.45%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 16 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.41%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (4.91%) Varnish
2 3 (1.34%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 66 (29.46%) Puppet
2 57 (25.45%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (11.16%) Capistrano
4 16 (7.14%) Ansible
5 3 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (15.18%) Twitter
2 27 (12.05%) Facebook
3 13 (5.80%) Google
4 9 (4.02%) HP
5 6 (2.68%) Sony
5 6 (2.68%) Toshiba
6 3 (1.34%) JBoss
6 3 (1.34%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.34%) Green Hat
7 2 (0.89%) Apple
7 2 (0.89%) Zend
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £62,000 per annum pension life assurance gym membershi
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + generous bonus + excellent benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + share options
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £31000 - £33000 per annum + pension, h/care, flexitime
Posted: 19 days ago
Swansea
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Randstad Digital
Posted: 27 days ago