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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 742 784 849
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +65
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 154 157 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.82% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 128 134 84
Median salary £61,250 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +40.00%

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
17978 19232 18164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.77% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15561 16402 14976
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 £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 27 September 2016 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 24 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 27 September 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 +46 149 £62,500 +13.63% 20
London +108 129 £65,000 +18.18% 14
City of London +52 29 £75,000 +36.36% 6
South East -15 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Coventry -3 6 £42,500 -1.73%
West Midlands -19 6 £42,500 -19.04%
Berkshire - 5 - -
Slough - 5 - -
Scotland +25 4 - -
Glasgow +14 4 - -
Oxfordshire +1 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +11 2 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Leeds +17 1 £47,500 +35.71% 1
West Yorkshire +8 1 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North West +7 1 £37,500 +37.61% 3
Faringdon -5 1 - -
Surrey -32 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Gloucestershire - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £35,000 -
Godalming - 1 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 268 (80.72%) Ruby
2 226 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (64.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 181 (54.52%) JavaScript
5 171 (51.51%) Cucumber
6 166 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 159 (47.89%) HTML
8 156 (46.99%) CSS
9 147 (44.28%) TDD
10 118 (35.54%) Linux
11 110 (33.13%) BDD
12 105 (31.63%) MySQL
13 103 (31.02%) AngularJS
14 101 (30.42%) HTML5
15 99 (29.82%) Jenkins
15 99 (29.82%) Java
16 92 (27.71%) Selenium
17 86 (25.90%) jQuery
18 81 (24.40%) CSS3
19 80 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (24.10%) Scrum
19 80 (24.10%) PostgreSQL
20 75 (22.59%) Puppet
21 70 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
22 69 (20.78%) Python
23 62 (18.67%) Test Automation
24 60 (18.07%) OO
24 60 (18.07%) Redis
24 60 (18.07%) DevOps
25 58 (17.47%) SQL

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 40 (12.05%) nginx
2 27 (8.13%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (5.12%) Apache
4 12 (3.61%) GlassFish
4 12 (3.61%) JBoss
4 12 (3.61%) WildFly
5 5 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.51%) Drupal
5 5 (1.51%) Lightstreamer
5 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.20%) Confluence
7 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (8.43%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.61%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.94%) GitHub
3 20 (6.02%) Heroku
4 17 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.82%) Amazon S3
5 16 (4.82%) Route 53
6 14 (4.22%) SaaS
7 5 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.51%) PaaS
7 5 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.20%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.22%) Internet
2 13 (3.92%) HTTP
3 8 (2.41%) VPN
4 5 (1.51%) SSH
5 3 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.90%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.90%) LDAP
6 2 (0.60%) SMTP
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (31.63%) MySQL
2 80 (24.10%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (18.07%) Redis
4 42 (12.65%) MongoDB
5 34 (10.24%) NoSQL
6 31 (9.34%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (4.52%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.31%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.41%) Big Data
11 5 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.90%) HBase
13 2 (0.60%) DB2
13 2 (0.60%) QlikView
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 171 (51.51%) Cucumber
2 166 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 99 (29.82%) Jenkins
4 92 (27.71%) Selenium
5 36 (10.84%) Capybara
6 33 (9.94%) WATIR
7 28 (8.43%) JUnit
8 26 (7.83%) Hudson
9 24 (7.23%) Jasmine
9 24 (7.23%) JIRA
10 22 (6.63%) JBehave
10 22 (6.63%) Vagrant
11 20 (6.02%) LoadRunner
12 19 (5.72%) WebDriver
13 17 (5.12%) JMeter
14 13 (3.92%) Subversion
15 11 (3.31%) Mockito
16 8 (2.41%) eggPlant
16 8 (2.41%) Gatling
16 8 (2.41%) Grunt
General
1 34 (10.24%) Marketing
2 32 (9.64%) Law
3 29 (8.73%) Games
4 25 (7.53%) Advertising
5 24 (7.23%) Billing
6 21 (6.33%) Finance
7 18 (5.42%) Retail
8 10 (3.01%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.11%) Banking
10 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.90%) iGaming
11 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.90%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 219 (65.96%) Developer
2 112 (33.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 90 (27.11%) Ruby Developer
4 65 (19.58%) Senior Developer
5 42 (12.65%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 40 (12.05%) Lead Developer
7 26 (7.83%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 24 (7.23%) Java Developer
9 21 (6.33%) QA Engineer
10 19 (5.72%) QA Automation Engineer
11 18 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (4.22%) Ruby Engineer
13 13 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
14 12 (3.61%) Automation Tester
14 12 (3.61%) Lead Java Developer
14 12 (3.61%) Tester
15 11 (3.31%) Developer in Test
15 11 (3.31%) HTML Developer
15 11 (3.31%) Java Engineer
15 11 (3.31%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (64.16%) Ruby on Rails
2 159 (47.89%) HTML
3 156 (46.99%) CSS
4 103 (31.02%) AngularJS
5 101 (30.42%) HTML5
6 86 (25.90%) jQuery
7 81 (24.40%) CSS3
8 43 (12.95%) REST
9 42 (12.65%) Backbone.js
10 39 (11.75%) JSON
11 38 (11.45%) React
12 33 (9.94%) Spine.js
13 30 (9.04%) Web Services
14 28 (8.43%) Ember.js
14 28 (8.43%) Flash
15 27 (8.13%) RESTEasy
16 25 (7.53%) RESTful
16 25 (7.53%) XML
17 19 (5.72%) Sinatra
18 18 (5.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.96%) User Experience
2 37 (11.14%) Computer Science
3 35 (10.54%) Mobile App
4 28 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
5 12 (3.61%) Mathematics
5 12 (3.61%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.41%) Data Extraction
7 7 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.11%) Fintech
8 5 (1.51%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.20%) BBC
9 4 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.20%) Wiki
10 3 (0.90%) Blog
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.90%) Life Science
10 3 (0.90%) Online Games
10 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (35.54%) Linux
2 42 (12.65%) Unix
3 22 (6.63%) Apple iOS
4 18 (5.42%) Android
5 13 (3.92%) Windows
6 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (44.28%) TDD
3 110 (33.13%) BDD
4 80 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (24.10%) Scrum
5 62 (18.67%) Test Automation
6 60 (18.07%) DevOps
6 60 (18.07%) OO
7 41 (12.35%) Software Engineering
8 38 (11.45%) Kanban
9 37 (11.14%) Front End Development
10 36 (10.84%) OOP
10 36 (10.84%) SOA
11 35 (10.54%) Mentoring
12 29 (8.73%) Open Source
13 28 (8.43%) Web Development
14 26 (7.83%) Functional Testing
15 25 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (6.93%) Data Modelling
16 23 (6.93%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 268 (80.72%) Ruby
2 181 (54.52%) JavaScript
3 99 (29.82%) Java
4 69 (20.78%) Python
5 58 (17.47%) SQL
6 38 (11.45%) PHP
7 23 (6.93%) C++
8 22 (6.63%) Scala
9 17 (5.12%) Go
10 14 (4.22%) Groovy
11 13 (3.92%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.61%) C#
13 10 (3.01%) Perl
14 5 (1.51%) Elixir
14 5 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.51%) VB
15 3 (0.90%) Haskell
15 3 (0.90%) R
16 2 (0.60%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.60%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 51 (15.36%) Degree
2 15 (4.52%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.31%) OCP
3 11 (3.31%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (2.71%) ISEB
4 9 (2.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (15.36%) QA
2 5 (1.51%) SDET
3 2 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 39 (11.75%) Docker
2 5 (1.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.51%) Squid
2 5 (1.51%) Varnish
3 3 (0.90%) iptables
3 3 (0.90%) KVM
3 3 (0.90%) LXC
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.90%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (22.59%) Puppet
2 46 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (8.13%) Ansible
4 8 (2.41%) Salt
5 7 (2.11%) Nagios
6 4 (1.20%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.90%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.90%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.90%) Mesos
8 2 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (7.53%) Oracle
2 11 (3.31%) IBM
3 9 (2.71%) Rackspace
4 6 (1.81%) HP
5 5 (1.51%) Adobe
5 5 (1.51%) Akamai
5 5 (1.51%) AppDynamics
5 5 (1.51%) F5
5 5 (1.51%) Fiorano
5 5 (1.51%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.51%) Terracotta
6 4 (1.20%) Google
7 3 (0.90%) VMware
8 2 (0.60%) Tableau
9 1 (0.30%) Facebook
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter
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