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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 783 826 852
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +26
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 165 116 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125 98 84
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%

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
18129 17280 16952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 16.21% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15580 14656 13906
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +73 155 £52,500 +5.00% 15
London +5 74 £52,500 +5.00% 10
West Midlands +40 50 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Warwickshire +26 44 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Warwick +16 44 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South East +10 19 £46,000 +29.57%
City of London +64 15 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Berkshire -1 9 £45,000 +10.42%
Reading - 9 £45,000 -
Wales +14 7 £53,500 +18.88%
Cardiff - 7 £53,500 -
South Wales - 7 £53,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 -
North West +27 3 £52,500 +90.90%
Surrey +13 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Hampshire +9 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Scotland -3 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Southampton -7 3 £52,500 +48.93%
Oxford - 3 £50,000 -
Northwich - 3 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £52,500 -
South West -9 2 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Coventry - 2 £44,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £45,000 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 242 (79.08%) Ruby
2 208 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (66.01%) TDD
4 194 (63.40%) Cucumber
5 141 (46.08%) Java
6 140 (45.75%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (41.83%) Jenkins
8 124 (40.52%) MySQL
9 121 (39.54%) Selenium
10 120 (39.22%) Ruby on Rails
11 119 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
12 117 (38.24%) JavaScript
13 107 (34.97%) Scrum
14 100 (32.68%) Git (software)
15 96 (31.37%) BDD
16 95 (31.05%) Hudson
17 88 (28.76%) HTML
18 84 (27.45%) CSS
19 82 (26.80%) SQL
20 78 (25.49%) Test Automation
21 76 (24.84%) Software Engineering
22 74 (24.18%) Degree
23 68 (22.22%) QA
24 65 (21.24%) PHP
25 64 (20.92%) AngularJS
26 63 (20.59%) RESTful
27 62 (20.26%) JAX-RS
28 60 (19.61%) SOA
28 60 (19.61%) WATIR
29 59 (19.28%) Sass

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (18.63%) JBoss
2 56 (18.30%) GlassFish
3 23 (7.52%) WildFly
4 9 (2.94%) Node.js
5 6 (1.96%) Jetty
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.52%) Heroku
3 14 (4.58%) GitHub
4 7 (2.29%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.98%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) DNS
2 3 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) DHCP
3 2 (0.65%) SSH
3 2 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) DSL
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (40.52%) MySQL
2 119 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (5.23%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.31%) Big Data
5 4 (1.31%) CouchDB
5 4 (1.31%) Redis
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 194 (63.40%) Cucumber
2 128 (41.83%) Jenkins
3 121 (39.54%) Selenium
4 100 (32.68%) Git (software)
5 95 (31.05%) Hudson
6 60 (19.61%) WATIR
7 40 (13.07%) JUnit
8 34 (11.11%) Ant
9 31 (10.13%) JBehave
10 25 (8.17%) Capybara
11 24 (7.84%) Gradle
11 24 (7.84%) Maven
11 24 (7.84%) SoapUI
12 23 (7.52%) AnthillPro
12 23 (7.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (7.52%) TeamCity
13 19 (6.21%) HP UFT
14 17 (5.56%) JIRA
14 17 (5.56%) WebDriver
15 15 (4.90%) Jasmine
General
1 55 (17.97%) Billing
2 36 (11.76%) Retail
3 34 (11.11%) Finance
4 27 (8.82%) Marketing
5 13 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.27%) Banking
6 10 (3.27%) Games
7 2 (0.65%) Advertising
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 201 (65.69%) Developer
2 78 (25.49%) Senior Developer
3 65 (21.24%) Ruby Developer
4 62 (20.26%) Java Developer
4 62 (20.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 54 (17.65%) Agile Developer
6 49 (16.01%) Agile Java Developer
7 36 (11.76%) QA Engineer
8 29 (9.48%) Test Engineer
9 28 (9.15%) Analyst
10 27 (8.82%) Test Analyst
11 26 (8.50%) Lead Developer
11 26 (8.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 25 (8.17%) Lead Java Developer
13 24 (7.84%) Senior Agile Developer
13 24 (7.84%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 23 (7.52%) Java Engineer
15 22 (7.19%) Senior Java Engineer
15 22 (7.19%) Tester
16 21 (6.86%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (39.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 88 (28.76%) HTML
3 84 (27.45%) CSS
4 64 (20.92%) AngularJS
5 63 (20.59%) RESTful
6 62 (20.26%) JAX-RS
7 59 (19.28%) Sass
8 57 (18.63%) Spring
9 56 (18.30%) Hibernate
9 56 (18.30%) Java EE
9 56 (18.30%) JMS
9 56 (18.30%) JPA
9 56 (18.30%) RESTEasy
10 42 (13.73%) REST
11 37 (12.09%) jQuery
12 34 (11.11%) React
13 30 (9.80%) HTML5
14 23 (7.52%) Grails
14 23 (7.52%) Web Services
15 19 (6.21%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.97%) Mathematics
2 24 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.52%) Smart Meter
4 20 (6.54%) Mobile App
5 19 (6.21%) Blog
6 15 (4.90%) Fintech
7 10 (3.27%) iPhone
7 10 (3.27%) User Experience
8 6 (1.96%) Social Network
9 4 (1.31%) iDTV
9 4 (1.31%) Statistics
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.65%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.65%) New Media
11 2 (0.65%) Wiki
12 1 (0.33%) BBC
12 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.54%) Linux
2 18 (5.88%) Unix
3 15 (4.90%) Android
4 3 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (66.01%) TDD
3 140 (45.75%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (34.97%) Scrum
5 96 (31.37%) BDD
6 78 (25.49%) Test Automation
7 76 (24.84%) Software Engineering
8 60 (19.61%) SOA
9 56 (18.30%) Dependency Injection
10 55 (17.97%) Unit Testing
11 33 (10.78%) DSDM
11 33 (10.78%) Workflow
12 32 (10.46%) OO
12 32 (10.46%) Software Delivery
13 27 (8.82%) MVC
14 26 (8.50%) E-Commerce
15 25 (8.17%) Mentoring
16 24 (7.84%) SDLC
17 23 (7.52%) Coaching
17 23 (7.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 242 (79.08%) Ruby
2 141 (46.08%) Java
3 117 (38.24%) JavaScript
4 82 (26.80%) SQL
5 65 (21.24%) PHP
6 44 (14.38%) C#
7 36 (11.76%) Python
8 24 (7.84%) Groovy
9 18 (5.88%) CoffeeScript
10 11 (3.59%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.94%) Perl
12 4 (1.31%) Clojure
12 4 (1.31%) RubyMotion
13 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.98%) VB
14 2 (0.65%) C
15 1 (0.33%) C++
15 1 (0.33%) ClojureScript
15 1 (0.33%) Go
15 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (24.18%) Degree
2 14 (4.58%) ISTQB
2 14 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (2.61%) ISEB
4 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (22.22%) QA
2 20 (6.54%) SDET
System Software
1 28 (9.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (10.13%) Puppet
2 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (1.31%) New Relic
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle
4 2 (0.65%) Rackspace
4 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.65%) Splunk
5 1 (0.33%) HP
5 1 (0.33%) SAP
West London
POPSCIENCE
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
First Utility
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
First Utility
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna HR
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
ITV
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Which?
Salary: Competitive salary + 28 days annual leave + up to 11% pension
Posted: 20 days ago