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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 715 815 783
Rank change year-on-year
+100 -32
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 159 104 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.088% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.54% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 149 92 81
Average salary £57,500 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.57% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £30,000 £42,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.49%

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
17471 19177 16087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.54% 16.22% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14607 16139 13713
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 29 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(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 +107 158 £57,500 +9.52% 27
London +78 95 £60,000 +9.09% 17
South East +57 47 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Surrey - 45 £65,000 - 2
Egham - 26 £65,000 -
City of London +51 25 £62,500 +28.20% 6
East of England +20 8 £45,000 -13.46%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £50,000 -4.30%
Ipswich - 4 £36,250 -
Suffolk - 4 £36,250 -
Berkshire +6 2 - -
North East -6 2 £37,500 +30.95% 2
Durham - 2 £37,500 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Stevenage +10 1 £52,500 +0.47%
Scotland +9 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Warwick -2 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Glasgow -2 1 £30,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -4 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Warwickshire -13 1 £47,500 -5.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £75,000 -
Farnham - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £30,000 -
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
South West - 1 £42,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 260 (92.53%) Ruby
2 204 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (59.43%) Cucumber
4 150 (53.38%) TDD
5 142 (50.53%) JavaScript
6 130 (46.26%) BDD
7 127 (45.20%) Selenium
8 126 (44.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 123 (43.77%) Scrum
10 120 (42.70%) Git (software)
11 99 (35.23%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (35.23%) Linux
12 78 (27.76%) Jenkins
13 72 (25.62%) CSS
14 70 (24.91%) Backbone.js
15 66 (23.49%) Puppet
15 66 (23.49%) Java
15 66 (23.49%) UNIX
16 64 (22.78%) HTML
16 64 (22.78%) Test Automation
17 62 (22.06%) Web Services
18 59 (21.00%) QA
19 58 (20.64%) Subversion
20 56 (19.93%) SQL
21 52 (18.51%) MongoDB
22 51 (18.15%) OO
23 47 (16.73%) AngularJS
24 44 (15.66%) E-Commerce
24 44 (15.66%) NoSQL
24 44 (15.66%) Redis

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 35 (12.46%) Node.js
2 33 (11.74%) nginx
2 33 (11.74%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.56%) Confluence
4 5 (1.78%) Apache
4 5 (1.78%) Drupal
5 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.71%) CMS
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.27%) SaaS
2 12 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.56%) PaaS
4 8 (2.85%) Heroku
4 8 (2.85%) IaaS
5 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.83%) Internet
2 9 (3.20%) FTP
3 3 (1.07%) DSL
3 3 (1.07%) HTTP
3 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.07%) DNS
3 3 (1.07%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.51%) MongoDB
2 44 (15.66%) NoSQL
2 44 (15.66%) Redis
3 35 (12.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 32 (11.39%) MySQL
5 29 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.91%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.14%) Big Data
9 5 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.78%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.36%) HBase
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 167 (59.43%) Cucumber
2 127 (45.20%) Selenium
3 120 (42.70%) Git (software)
4 78 (27.76%) Jenkins
5 58 (20.64%) Subversion
6 33 (11.74%) WebDriver
7 26 (9.25%) WATIR
8 23 (8.19%) RubyGems
9 18 (6.41%) Firebug
9 18 (6.41%) Fiddler
9 18 (6.41%) Jasmine
9 18 (6.41%) Capybara
10 15 (5.34%) Maven
11 12 (4.27%) Gradle
11 12 (4.27%) JIRA
11 12 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (3.91%) FitNesse
13 10 (3.56%) JUnit
13 10 (3.56%) Calabash
14 9 (3.20%) Geb
General
1 30 (10.68%) Finance
2 15 (5.34%) Marketing
3 9 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.20%) Games
4 7 (2.49%) Retail
5 6 (2.14%) Online Betting
6 5 (1.78%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 163 (58.01%) Developer
2 79 (28.11%) Ruby Developer
3 51 (18.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 40 (14.23%) QA Engineer
5 34 (12.10%) Automation Engineer
6 22 (7.83%) Lead Developer
7 16 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.69%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.98%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.27%) AWS Developer
9 12 (4.27%) QA Automation Engineer
9 12 (4.27%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 11 (3.91%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (3.56%) Analyst
12 9 (3.20%) Tester
13 7 (2.49%) Lead Designer
13 7 (2.49%) Designer
14 6 (2.14%) Junior
14 6 (2.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (44.84%) Ruby on Rails
2 72 (25.62%) CSS
3 70 (24.91%) Backbone.js
4 64 (22.78%) HTML
5 62 (22.06%) Web Services
6 47 (16.73%) AngularJS
7 38 (13.52%) JSON
8 37 (13.17%) Ember.js
9 35 (12.46%) Gherkin
10 34 (12.10%) XML
11 32 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
12 28 (9.96%) jQuery
13 27 (9.61%) React
14 25 (8.90%) Underscore.js
15 23 (8.19%) REST
16 21 (7.47%) Ajax
16 21 (7.47%) HTML5
16 21 (7.47%) RESTful
17 14 (4.98%) JMS
18 13 (4.63%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.78%) Online Gambling
4 4 (1.42%) Kindle
4 4 (1.42%) Social Media
4 4 (1.42%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.71%) iPad
6 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.71%) User Experience
7 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.36%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) Online Games
7 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 99 (35.23%) Linux
2 66 (23.49%) UNIX
3 7 (2.49%) Android
3 7 (2.49%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.07%) Windows
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (53.38%) TDD
3 130 (46.26%) BDD
4 123 (43.77%) Scrum
5 99 (35.23%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (22.78%) Test Automation
7 51 (18.15%) OO
8 44 (15.66%) E-Commerce
9 42 (14.95%) DevOps
10 38 (13.52%) Automation Testing
11 30 (10.68%) Software Engineering
12 25 (8.90%) Pair Programming
13 24 (8.54%) Automated Testing
14 23 (8.19%) UML
14 23 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (6.76%) OOP
16 18 (6.41%) B2C
16 18 (6.41%) Compatibility Testing
17 15 (5.34%) Kanban
18 13 (4.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (92.53%) Ruby
2 142 (50.53%) JavaScript
3 66 (23.49%) Java
4 56 (19.93%) SQL
5 22 (7.83%) C#
6 21 (7.47%) Scala
7 19 (6.76%) Python
8 12 (4.27%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.49%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.49%) CoffeeScript
10 6 (2.14%) Perl
10 6 (2.14%) PHP
11 5 (1.78%) RubyMotion
11 5 (1.78%) Go
11 5 (1.78%) Groovy
12 4 (1.42%) Haskell
13 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.36%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (1.42%) Degree
1 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
1 4 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (21.00%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.78%) Varnish
2 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 66 (23.49%) Puppet
2 38 (13.52%) Ansible
3 21 (7.47%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.56%) Capistrano
5 5 (1.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.71%) Nagios
6 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.71%) Graphite
6 2 (0.71%) logstash
6 2 (0.71%) Check_MK
6 2 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (8.54%) Oracle
2 10 (3.56%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.85%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.42%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.42%) Zend
5 4 (1.42%) Google
6 3 (1.07%) SAP
6 3 (1.07%) IBM
6 3 (1.07%) Fiorano
7 2 (0.71%) Akamai
7 2 (0.71%) hybris
7 2 (0.71%) F5
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.71%) Adobe
7 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.36%) Apple
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter
8 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
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Salary: £65,000 - £85,000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
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East London
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