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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 765 829 916
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +87
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 172 146 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.78% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 147 139 82
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £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
17675 18659 19365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.06% 16.82% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15325 15652 16436
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 June 2016 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 27 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 30 June 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 +69 172 £60,000 +9.09% 18
London +66 128 £65,000 +13.04% 14
City of London +40 20 £61,250 -2.00% 4
Warwickshire +20 12 £57,500 +21.05%
West Midlands -3 12 £57,500 +21.05%
Warwick -8 12 £57,500 +21.05%
Yorkshire +33 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
North West - 10 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +32 9 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Leeds +30 9 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Manchester - 9 £45,000 - 1
South West +22 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +6 6 £62,500 +13.63%
Reading +18 5 £62,500 -
Berkshire +9 5 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire +5 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cheltenham - 4 £45,000 -
Swindon - 2 £66,250 -
Wiltshire - 2 £66,250 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
South Yorkshire +22 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Sheffield +18 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Hampshire +9 1 £62,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £62,500 -
Oxford - 1 £62,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 292 (80.89%) Ruby
2 271 (75.07%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (61.50%) Cucumber
4 213 (59.00%) TDD
5 186 (51.52%) Java
6 184 (50.97%) JavaScript
7 177 (49.03%) Ruby on Rails
8 169 (46.81%) Jenkins
9 168 (46.54%) Git (software)
10 161 (44.60%) HTML
11 148 (41.00%) CSS
12 147 (40.72%) MySQL
13 134 (37.12%) Continuous Integration
14 133 (36.84%) BDD
14 133 (36.84%) Scrum
15 132 (36.57%) Selenium
16 112 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
17 111 (30.75%) Test Automation
17 111 (30.75%) Puppet
18 107 (29.64%) AngularJS
19 104 (28.81%) Degree
20 100 (27.70%) Linux
20 100 (27.70%) Python
21 95 (26.32%) SQL
22 92 (25.48%) SOA
23 88 (24.38%) Software Engineering
24 82 (22.71%) HTML5
25 75 (20.78%) Hudson
26 73 (20.22%) PHP
27 72 (19.94%) Amazon AWS

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 58 (16.07%) GlassFish
1 58 (16.07%) JBoss
2 41 (11.36%) WildFly
3 19 (5.26%) Apache
3 19 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (4.71%) nginx
5 9 (2.49%) Drupal
6 8 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (2.22%) Lightstreamer
6 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 72 (19.94%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (13.57%) GitHub
3 27 (7.48%) Heroku
4 16 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.88%) Amazon S3
5 14 (3.88%) Route 53
6 9 (2.49%) SaaS
7 8 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.94%) PaaS
9 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.83%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 1 (0.28%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.99%) Internet
2 16 (4.43%) HTTP
3 9 (2.49%) VPN
4 6 (1.66%) SSH
5 3 (0.83%) Firewall
5 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (40.72%) MySQL
2 112 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (10.80%) Redis
4 36 (9.97%) Relational Database
5 32 (8.86%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.05%) Big Data
9 9 (2.49%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 222 (61.50%) Cucumber
2 169 (46.81%) Jenkins
3 168 (46.54%) Git (software)
4 132 (36.57%) Selenium
5 75 (20.78%) Hudson
6 61 (16.90%) WATIR
7 59 (16.34%) JUnit
8 53 (14.68%) JBehave
9 31 (8.59%) Capybara
10 27 (7.48%) Jasmine
11 25 (6.93%) Subversion
11 25 (6.93%) WebDriver
12 19 (5.26%) Maven
13 18 (4.99%) LoadRunner
14 17 (4.71%) Ant
14 17 (4.71%) Vagrant
15 15 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (4.16%) HP UFT
16 14 (3.88%) Grunt
17 13 (3.60%) JIRA
General
1 58 (16.07%) Billing
2 43 (11.91%) Advertising
3 37 (10.25%) Finance
4 22 (6.09%) Games
5 21 (5.82%) Marketing
5 21 (5.82%) Retail
6 18 (4.99%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.43%) Law
8 12 (3.32%) Banking
9 5 (1.39%) Online Betting
10 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 261 (72.30%) Developer
2 97 (26.87%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 97 (26.87%) Senior Developer
3 78 (21.61%) Ruby Developer
4 68 (18.84%) Java Developer
5 45 (12.47%) Lead Developer
6 37 (10.25%) Lead Java Developer
7 34 (9.42%) Agile Developer
7 34 (9.42%) Agile Java Developer
8 33 (9.14%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 28 (7.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 28 (7.76%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 27 (7.48%) Tester
11 25 (6.93%) Automation Tester
12 24 (6.65%) Java Engineer
13 22 (6.09%) Developer in Test
14 20 (5.54%) QA Engineer
15 19 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
16 18 (4.99%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (49.03%) Ruby on Rails
2 161 (44.60%) HTML
3 148 (41.00%) CSS
4 107 (29.64%) AngularJS
5 82 (22.71%) HTML5
6 72 (19.94%) RESTEasy
7 66 (18.28%) JMS
8 63 (17.45%) Hibernate
8 63 (17.45%) Spring
9 62 (17.17%) RESTful
10 61 (16.90%) jQuery
11 58 (16.07%) Java EE
11 58 (16.07%) JAX-RS
11 58 (16.07%) JPA
12 50 (13.85%) CSS3
13 39 (10.80%) REST
14 37 (10.25%) Ember.js
15 33 (9.14%) React
16 32 (8.86%) JSON
17 30 (8.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.79%) Mathematics
2 47 (13.02%) Computer Science
3 36 (9.97%) Smart Meter
4 33 (9.14%) User Experience
5 26 (7.20%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.32%) Blog
6 12 (3.32%) Fintech
7 9 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.22%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.66%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (1.39%) Online Games
11 4 (1.11%) BBC
11 4 (1.11%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.55%) Wiki
13 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.28%) New Media
13 1 (0.28%) Social Network
13 1 (0.28%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.70%) Linux
2 69 (19.11%) Unix
3 18 (4.99%) Android
4 15 (4.16%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.22%) Windows
6 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (75.07%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (59.00%) TDD
3 134 (37.12%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (36.84%) BDD
4 133 (36.84%) Scrum
5 111 (30.75%) Test Automation
6 92 (25.48%) SOA
7 88 (24.38%) Software Engineering
8 64 (17.73%) Unit Testing
9 59 (16.34%) Kanban
10 58 (16.07%) Dependency Injection
11 57 (15.79%) DevOps
11 57 (15.79%) OO
12 50 (13.85%) Mentoring
13 41 (11.36%) Data Modelling
14 39 (10.80%) Coaching
14 39 (10.80%) OOP
15 36 (9.97%) Automated Testing
15 36 (9.97%) Functional Testing
15 36 (9.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 292 (80.89%) Ruby
2 186 (51.52%) Java
3 184 (50.97%) JavaScript
4 100 (27.70%) Python
5 95 (26.32%) SQL
6 73 (20.22%) PHP
7 41 (11.36%) C++
8 29 (8.03%) C#
9 23 (6.37%) Groovy
10 19 (5.26%) Scala
11 13 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 11 (3.05%) Go
13 10 (2.77%) CoffeeScript
13 10 (2.77%) Perl
14 8 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.22%) VB
15 3 (0.83%) Haskell
16 2 (0.55%) Erlang
17 1 (0.28%) C
17 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 104 (28.81%) Degree
2 12 (3.32%) ISEB
3 11 (3.05%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.66%) OCP
6 6 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.19%) QA
2 8 (2.22%) SDET
3 2 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (14.68%) Docker
2 8 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.22%) Squid
2 8 (2.22%) Varnish
3 3 (0.83%) iptables
3 3 (0.83%) KVM
3 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.83%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 111 (30.75%) Puppet
2 19 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.71%) Ansible
4 8 (2.22%) Nagios
4 8 (2.22%) Salt
5 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.83%) Mesos
7 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 30 (8.31%) Oracle
2 12 (3.32%) IBM
3 8 (2.22%) Adobe
3 8 (2.22%) Akamai
3 8 (2.22%) AppDynamics
3 8 (2.22%) F5
3 8 (2.22%) Fiorano
3 8 (2.22%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.22%) Terracotta
4 6 (1.66%) Rackspace
5 4 (1.11%) Google
5 4 (1.11%) HP
6 3 (0.83%) New Relic
6 3 (0.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.28%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.28%) Twitter
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