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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK
Rank 776 796 819
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 69 151 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 60 111 103
Median salary £58,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%

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
16147 17664 16991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.23% 17.64% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13751 15092 14389
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 £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 18 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -14 64 £59,000 +12.38% 7
London +18 38 £66,250 +26.19% 6
City of London +33 13 £85,000 +54.54% 3
North West -8 12 £44,000 -12.00%
Manchester - 12 £44,000 -
West Yorkshire +36 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Yorkshire +31 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Leeds +29 8 £50,000 +42.85%
East of England +22 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Stockport - 4 £44,000 -
Jersey - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £52,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +15 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 161 (82.99%) Ruby
2 135 (69.59%) Ruby on Rails
3 110 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 97 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 92 (47.42%) JavaScript
6 80 (41.24%) HTML
6 80 (41.24%) CSS
7 68 (35.05%) TDD
8 65 (33.51%) Linux
9 54 (27.84%) Selenium
10 49 (25.26%) PostgreSQL
11 47 (24.23%) BDD
12 44 (22.68%) HTML5
12 44 (22.68%) Opscode Chef
13 43 (22.16%) jQuery
14 41 (21.13%) MySQL
15 40 (20.62%) AngularJS
16 39 (20.10%) Scrum
16 39 (20.10%) CSS3
17 38 (19.59%) MongoDB
17 38 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (18.56%) Redis
18 36 (18.56%) Jenkins
19 35 (18.04%) User Experience
19 35 (18.04%) QA
20 32 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
20 32 (16.49%) NoSQL
21 30 (15.46%) Java
22 29 (14.95%) nginx

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 29 (14.95%) nginx
2 12 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.67%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.12%) Confluence
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.55%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (14.43%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.19%) SaaS
3 8 (4.12%) GitHub
4 5 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.06%) Heroku
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.55%) Route 53
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) HTTP
2 2 (1.03%) SMTP
2 2 (1.03%) SSH
2 2 (1.03%) SSL
2 2 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.26%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (21.13%) MySQL
3 38 (19.59%) MongoDB
4 36 (18.56%) Redis
5 32 (16.49%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.03%) DB2
9 2 (1.03%) QlikView
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 97 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 97 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 54 (27.84%) Selenium
3 36 (18.56%) Jenkins
4 27 (13.92%) Capybara
5 20 (10.31%) Vagrant
6 18 (9.28%) JIRA
7 15 (7.73%) git-flow
7 15 (7.73%) JMeter
8 14 (7.22%) WATIR
9 13 (6.70%) WebDriver
10 12 (6.19%) Jasmine
11 11 (5.67%) JBehave
12 10 (5.15%) Hudson
13 9 (4.64%) LoadRunner
13 9 (4.64%) Subversion
14 8 (4.12%) HP UFT
14 8 (4.12%) Ranorex
15 6 (3.09%) Appium
15 6 (3.09%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (9.28%) Games
2 16 (8.25%) Marketing
3 14 (7.22%) Law
4 13 (6.70%) Retail
5 9 (4.64%) Billing
6 8 (4.12%) Advertising
7 6 (3.09%) Finance
8 5 (2.58%) Banking
9 4 (2.06%) iGaming
9 4 (2.06%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.03%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.52%) Electronics
12 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (56.70%) Developer
2 65 (33.51%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 46 (23.71%) Ruby Developer
4 25 (12.89%) Senior Developer
5 20 (10.31%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 18 (9.28%) Lead Developer
6 18 (9.28%) Technical Director
7 15 (7.73%) Tester
8 13 (6.70%) Automation Tester
9 10 (5.15%) QA Tester
10 9 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Test Leader
11 8 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) QA Automation Tester
11 8 (4.12%) QA Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) QA Leader
12 7 (3.61%) Angular Developer
12 7 (3.61%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (69.59%) Ruby on Rails
2 80 (41.24%) CSS
2 80 (41.24%) HTML
3 44 (22.68%) HTML5
4 43 (22.16%) jQuery
5 40 (20.62%) AngularJS
6 39 (20.10%) CSS3
7 28 (14.43%) Backbone.js
8 27 (13.92%) Flash
8 27 (13.92%) JSON
8 27 (13.92%) Spine.js
9 25 (12.89%) Web Services
10 20 (10.31%) React
11 17 (8.76%) REST
12 13 (6.70%) Ajax
12 13 (6.70%) XML
13 12 (6.19%) Resque
13 12 (6.19%) Sinatra
14 11 (5.67%) RESTful
15 10 (5.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.04%) User Experience
2 27 (13.92%) Artificial Intelligence
3 22 (11.34%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.09%) Data Extraction
5 6 (3.09%) Life Science
5 6 (3.09%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.55%) Blog
7 3 (1.55%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) iPad
7 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.55%) Wiki
8 2 (1.03%) Animation
8 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Social Media
8 2 (1.03%) VLE
9 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.51%) Linux
2 11 (5.67%) Windows
3 9 (4.64%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.09%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Unix
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.05%) TDD
3 47 (24.23%) BDD
4 39 (20.10%) Scrum
5 38 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (13.40%) OO
7 24 (12.37%) OOP
7 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 23 (11.86%) DevOps
9 19 (9.79%) Open Source
10 16 (8.25%) Front End Development
11 15 (7.73%) QA Automation
12 14 (7.22%) API Testing
12 14 (7.22%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.70%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.70%) Web Development
14 12 (6.19%) Software Testing
15 11 (5.67%) Functional Testing
16 10 (5.15%) Manual Testing
16 10 (5.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 161 (82.99%) Ruby
2 92 (47.42%) JavaScript
3 30 (15.46%) Java
4 27 (13.92%) SQL
5 17 (8.76%) Python
6 10 (5.15%) C#
6 10 (5.15%) Groovy
7 9 (4.64%) PHP
8 6 (3.09%) Elixir
8 6 (3.09%) Go
9 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.06%) Perl
10 3 (1.55%) Clojure
10 3 (1.55%) Scala
11 2 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (6.70%) Degree
2 12 (6.19%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.06%) OCP
3 4 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.04%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (7.73%) Docker
2 6 (3.09%) LXC
3 2 (1.03%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.52%) KVM
4 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (22.68%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (12.37%) Puppet
3 15 (7.73%) Ansible
3 15 (7.73%) Capistrano
4 6 (3.09%) CFEngine
4 6 (3.09%) Salt
5 2 (1.03%) Kibana
5 2 (1.03%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.52%) Graphite
6 1 (0.52%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (3.09%) Oracle
1 6 (3.09%) Rackspace
2 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
2 3 (1.55%) SAP
3 2 (1.03%) HP
3 2 (1.03%) IBM
3 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.03%) Tableau
4 1 (0.52%) CA
4 1 (0.52%) New Relic
4 1 (0.52%) TOWER Software
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Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Home Based with UK Wide travel
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus Company Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago