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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 756 802 731
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -71
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 139 114 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 0.61% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 122 81 142
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+41.93% +6.16%

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
18660 18731 16463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.36% 16.10% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15857 15526 14029
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 27 August 2015 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 27 August 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 +37 136 £55,000 +5.76% 32
South East +53 56 £55,000 +52.77% 5
London +3 55 £60,000 +14.28% 21
Surrey - 51 £55,000 - 2
Egham - 22 £55,000 -
City of London +32 21 £55,000 - 8
North East - 13 £40,000 - 1
Durham - 12 £40,000 -
Guildford - 10 £34,500 - 2
Yorkshire +4 6 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 - 2
Leeds - 4 £35,000 - 2
Hampshire +21 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £30,000 -
Scotland - 3 £30,000 -
North West -2 2 £27,250 -
West Midlands -5 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Warwickshire -6 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Warwick -9 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £52,500 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £27,250 -
East of England +17 1 £47,500 -8.65% 2
South West -3 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £47,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £27,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Filton - 1 £42,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 281 (92.13%) Ruby
2 200 (65.57%) TDD
3 180 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (52.46%) Selenium
5 157 (51.48%) JavaScript
6 142 (46.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 141 (46.23%) Cucumber
8 138 (45.25%) Scrum
9 119 (39.02%) Git (software)
10 111 (36.39%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (32.46%) UNIX
11 99 (32.46%) Linux
12 91 (29.84%) Jenkins
13 89 (29.18%) BDD
14 86 (28.20%) CSS
15 82 (26.89%) Test Automation
16 79 (25.90%) HTML
17 72 (23.61%) Automation Testing
18 69 (22.62%) Backbone.js
19 63 (20.66%) AngularJS
20 54 (17.70%) MySQL
20 54 (17.70%) PostgreSQL
21 51 (16.72%) Puppet
21 51 (16.72%) Node.js
22 50 (16.39%) Java
23 49 (16.07%) WATIR
24 47 (15.41%) Subversion
25 45 (14.75%) React
26 39 (12.79%) HTML5
27 37 (12.13%) MongoDB

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 51 (16.72%) Node.js
2 18 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (5.57%) nginx
4 11 (3.61%) Confluence
5 7 (2.30%) Drupal
6 5 (1.64%) CMS
7 4 (1.31%) Apache
8 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 3 (0.98%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.66%) Jetty
9 2 (0.66%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.95%) SaaS
3 6 (1.97%) Heroku
4 5 (1.64%) PaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.98%) IaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) GitHub
6 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.26%) Internet
2 7 (2.30%) FTP
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.66%) DSL
3 2 (0.66%) DNS
3 2 (0.66%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.70%) MySQL
1 54 (17.70%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (12.13%) MongoDB
3 32 (10.49%) Redis
4 28 (9.18%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (5.90%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.62%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.31%) Big Data
10 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 160 (52.46%) Selenium
2 141 (46.23%) Cucumber
3 119 (39.02%) Git (software)
4 91 (29.84%) Jenkins
5 49 (16.07%) WATIR
6 47 (15.41%) Subversion
7 34 (11.15%) RubyGems
8 30 (9.84%) Jasmine
9 21 (6.89%) WebDriver
10 20 (6.56%) Maven
11 16 (5.25%) Capybara
12 15 (4.92%) Gradle
12 15 (4.92%) JIRA
13 14 (4.59%) Spock
14 12 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (3.93%) Grunt
15 11 (3.61%) Hudson
15 11 (3.61%) SoapUI
15 11 (3.61%) JUnit
16 10 (3.28%) Ant
General
1 32 (10.49%) Marketing
2 31 (10.16%) Finance
3 9 (2.95%) Games
4 6 (1.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.33%) Law
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (66.89%) Developer
2 78 (25.57%) Ruby Developer
3 71 (23.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 59 (19.34%) Automation Engineer
5 39 (12.79%) Test Engineer
6 37 (12.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 36 (11.80%) Senior Developer
8 25 (8.20%) QA Engineer
9 21 (6.89%) Lead Developer
10 17 (5.57%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 16 (5.25%) AWS Developer
12 14 (4.59%) Tester
13 13 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
14 12 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (3.28%) Junior
16 9 (2.95%) Java Developer
16 9 (2.95%) Junior Developer
16 9 (2.95%) Automation Tester
17 7 (2.30%) Designer
17 7 (2.30%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (46.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 86 (28.20%) CSS
3 79 (25.90%) HTML
4 69 (22.62%) Backbone.js
5 63 (20.66%) AngularJS
6 45 (14.75%) React
7 39 (12.79%) HTML5
8 36 (11.80%) jQuery
8 36 (11.80%) REST
9 34 (11.15%) Sass
10 28 (9.18%) Underscore.js
11 26 (8.52%) Web Services
12 24 (7.87%) CSS3
13 22 (7.21%) Sinatra
14 20 (6.56%) RESTful
15 19 (6.23%) Haml
15 19 (6.23%) Ember.js
16 17 (5.57%) JSON
17 16 (5.25%) XML
18 14 (4.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.30%) User Experience
3 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.98%) Statistics
5 3 (0.98%) iPhone
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) Online Games
7 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.33%) DTV
7 1 (0.33%) BBC
7 1 (0.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.46%) UNIX
1 99 (32.46%) Linux
2 5 (1.64%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
6 1 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (65.57%) TDD
2 180 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (45.25%) Scrum
4 111 (36.39%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (29.18%) BDD
6 82 (26.89%) Test Automation
7 72 (23.61%) Automation Testing
8 37 (12.13%) OO
9 28 (9.18%) DevOps
10 27 (8.85%) MVC
11 23 (7.54%) E-Commerce
11 23 (7.54%) Pair Programming
12 20 (6.56%) Software Engineering
12 20 (6.56%) Kanban
13 19 (6.23%) Open Source
13 19 (6.23%) UML
14 18 (5.90%) OOP
14 18 (5.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (4.59%) Digital Marketing
16 12 (3.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 281 (92.13%) Ruby
2 157 (51.48%) JavaScript
3 50 (16.39%) Java
4 26 (8.52%) SQL
5 17 (5.57%) CoffeeScript
6 14 (4.59%) Scala
7 13 (4.26%) C#
8 12 (3.93%) Python
9 11 (3.61%) Go
10 10 (3.28%) PHP
11 9 (2.95%) Groovy
12 8 (2.62%) RubyMotion
13 7 (2.30%) Clojure
14 6 (1.97%) Haskell
15 4 (1.31%) Perl
16 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.33%) ClojureScript
17 1 (0.33%) Erlang
17 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.62%) Degree
2 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.48%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.62%) Varnish
2 4 (1.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) Squid
3 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 51 (16.72%) Puppet
2 24 (7.87%) Ansible
3 17 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.28%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.31%) Capistrano
5 4 (1.31%) Mesos
6 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.66%) Salt
7 2 (0.66%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (4.92%) Oracle
2 13 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (3.61%) Rackspace
4 8 (2.62%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.98%) IBM
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.98%) Adobe
6 3 (0.98%) Google
6 3 (0.98%) Zend
7 2 (0.66%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.66%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.66%) Akamai
7 2 (0.66%) F5
7 2 (0.66%) Apple
7 2 (0.66%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20k - £32k per annum + 25 days holiday, Healthcare, etc
Posted: Yesterday
Soho, London
Chillibean Limited
Salary: Up to £55k depending on experience & qualifications + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Healthcare, etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + share options
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: very competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago