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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 739 821 881
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +60
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 202 146 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 162 125 96
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%

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
18570 18157 19340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.11% 16.43% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15959 15214 16062
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,375 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 6 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +62 196 £57,500 - 16
London +56 132 £61,250 +2.08% 13
West Midlands +17 33 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Warwickshire +22 28 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Warwick +3 27 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South East +4 15 £62,500 -3.84%
City of London +53 14 £52,500 -16.00% 3
Reading +23 9 £62,500 -
Berkshire +8 9 £62,500 -
South West - 9 £50,000 - 1
East of England +25 8 - -
Cambridgeshire - 8 - -
Cambridge - 8 - -
Scotland +3 5 £50,000 +66.66%
Glasgow -4 5 £50,000 +66.66%
Wiltshire - 5 £50,000 -
Swindon - 5 £50,000 -
Surrey -33 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 -
North West - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £45,000 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Yorkshire +9 3 £62,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £62,500 - 1
Leeds +6 3 £62,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £52,500 -
Coventry - 3 £44,000 -
Oxford - 2 £56,250 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 290 (80.33%) Ruby
2 270 (74.79%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (68.42%) Cucumber
4 241 (66.76%) TDD
5 210 (58.17%) Java
6 191 (52.91%) Jenkins
7 158 (43.77%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (42.66%) JavaScript
8 154 (42.66%) MySQL
9 151 (41.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 148 (41.00%) Scrum
11 138 (38.23%) Git (software)
12 135 (37.40%) PostgreSQL
12 135 (37.40%) HTML
12 135 (37.40%) BDD
13 128 (35.46%) Selenium
14 125 (34.63%) Test Automation
14 125 (34.63%) CSS
15 117 (32.41%) SQL
15 117 (32.41%) Degree
16 109 (30.19%) Hudson
17 106 (29.36%) SOA
18 105 (29.09%) Python
19 100 (27.70%) Software Engineering
20 98 (27.15%) Puppet
21 96 (26.59%) PHP
22 92 (25.48%) AngularJS
23 83 (22.99%) JMS
24 82 (22.71%) RESTEasy
25 80 (22.16%) Spring

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 76 (21.05%) GlassFish
1 76 (21.05%) JBoss
2 44 (12.19%) WildFly
3 15 (4.16%) Node.js
4 12 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.77%) Drupal
6 9 (2.49%) Apache
7 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.94%) Lightstreamer
9 5 (1.39%) nginx
10 3 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 63 (17.45%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (12.47%) GitHub
3 21 (5.82%) Heroku
4 12 (3.32%) SaaS
5 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.66%) PaaS
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.11%) Route 53
8 3 (0.83%) AWS OpsWorks
8 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.55%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.28%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.77%) VPN
2 8 (2.22%) HTTP
3 7 (1.94%) Internet
3 7 (1.94%) SSH
4 3 (0.83%) Firewall
4 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.83%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (42.66%) MySQL
2 135 (37.40%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (8.86%) Hadoop
4 28 (7.76%) Relational Database
5 25 (6.93%) Redis
6 11 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.77%) Big Data
8 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.11%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.83%) HBase
10 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 247 (68.42%) Cucumber
2 191 (52.91%) Jenkins
3 138 (38.23%) Git (software)
4 128 (35.46%) Selenium
5 109 (30.19%) Hudson
6 70 (19.39%) WATIR
7 60 (16.62%) JBehave
8 57 (15.79%) JUnit
9 36 (9.97%) Capybara
10 30 (8.31%) Ant
11 28 (7.76%) Maven
11 28 (7.76%) Subversion
12 27 (7.48%) WebDriver
13 26 (7.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (6.37%) SoapUI
15 22 (6.09%) AnthillPro
15 22 (6.09%) Gradle
15 22 (6.09%) HP UFT
15 22 (6.09%) TeamCity
16 16 (4.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 75 (20.78%) Billing
2 46 (12.74%) Finance
3 41 (11.36%) Advertising
4 29 (8.03%) Retail
5 23 (6.37%) Games
5 23 (6.37%) Telecoms
6 19 (5.26%) Marketing
7 16 (4.43%) Banking
8 10 (2.77%) Law
9 5 (1.39%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 254 (70.36%) Developer
2 105 (29.09%) Senior Developer
3 84 (23.27%) Java Developer
4 81 (22.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 74 (20.50%) Ruby Developer
6 60 (16.62%) Agile Developer
6 60 (16.62%) Agile Java Developer
7 44 (12.19%) Lead Developer
8 40 (11.08%) Lead Java Developer
9 39 (10.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 32 (8.86%) Java Engineer
11 30 (8.31%) Senior Agile Developer
11 30 (8.31%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 29 (8.03%) Senior Ruby Developer
13 27 (7.48%) Senior Java Engineer
14 25 (6.93%) QA Engineer
14 25 (6.93%) Tester
15 23 (6.37%) Automation Tester
16 21 (5.82%) Developer in Test
16 21 (5.82%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (41.83%) Ruby on Rails
2 135 (37.40%) HTML
3 125 (34.63%) CSS
4 92 (25.48%) AngularJS
5 83 (22.99%) JMS
6 82 (22.71%) RESTEasy
7 80 (22.16%) Hibernate
7 80 (22.16%) Spring
8 78 (21.61%) RESTful
9 76 (21.05%) Java EE
9 76 (21.05%) JAX-RS
9 76 (21.05%) JPA
10 51 (14.13%) HTML5
11 42 (11.63%) jQuery
11 42 (11.63%) Sass
12 39 (10.80%) Web Services
13 34 (9.42%) Ember.js
14 32 (8.86%) React
15 30 (8.31%) Django
16 29 (8.03%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 75 (20.78%) Mathematics
2 42 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 39 (10.80%) Smart Meter
4 23 (6.37%) Mobile App
5 22 (6.09%) User Experience
6 19 (5.26%) Blog
7 17 (4.71%) Fintech
8 14 (3.88%) iDTV
9 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.66%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.39%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.39%) Online Games
12 4 (1.11%) BBC
12 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.55%) New Media
13 2 (0.55%) Statistics
13 2 (0.55%) Wiki
14 1 (0.28%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.94%) Linux
2 57 (15.79%) Unix
3 13 (3.60%) Android
4 8 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (74.79%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (66.76%) TDD
3 158 (43.77%) Continuous Integration
4 148 (41.00%) Scrum
5 135 (37.40%) BDD
6 125 (34.63%) Test Automation
7 106 (29.36%) SOA
8 100 (27.70%) Software Engineering
9 78 (21.61%) Unit Testing
10 76 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
11 61 (16.90%) Kanban
12 57 (15.79%) OO
13 50 (13.85%) DevOps
14 47 (13.02%) Software Delivery
15 45 (12.47%) OOP
16 44 (12.19%) Mentoring
17 40 (11.08%) Coaching
18 38 (10.53%) Data Modelling
19 37 (10.25%) DSDM
20 36 (9.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 290 (80.33%) Ruby
2 210 (58.17%) Java
3 154 (42.66%) JavaScript
4 117 (32.41%) SQL
5 105 (29.09%) Python
6 96 (26.59%) PHP
7 46 (12.74%) C#
8 38 (10.53%) C++
9 32 (8.86%) Groovy
10 15 (4.16%) Scala
11 13 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.60%) CoffeeScript
12 11 (3.05%) Perl
13 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.66%) VB
14 4 (1.11%) Go
15 3 (0.83%) Haskell
16 2 (0.55%) C
16 2 (0.55%) Erlang
17 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 117 (32.41%) Degree
2 13 (3.60%) ISEB
3 12 (3.32%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.83%) OCP
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.02%) QA
2 12 (3.32%) SDET
System Software
1 49 (13.57%) Docker
2 7 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (1.94%) Squid
2 7 (1.94%) Varnish
3 3 (0.83%) iptables
3 3 (0.83%) KVM
3 3 (0.83%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 98 (27.15%) Puppet
2 13 (3.60%) Ansible
2 13 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.94%) Nagios
3 7 (1.94%) Salt
4 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.83%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (5.26%) Oracle
2 8 (2.22%) Red Hat
3 7 (1.94%) Adobe
3 7 (1.94%) Akamai
3 7 (1.94%) AppDynamics
3 7 (1.94%) F5
3 7 (1.94%) Fiorano
3 7 (1.94%) IBM
3 7 (1.94%) Terracotta
4 4 (1.11%) Google
4 4 (1.11%) New Relic
5 3 (0.83%) VMware
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook
7 1 (0.28%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.28%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.28%) Twitter
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