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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 755 842 742
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -100
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 147 96 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.51% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 138 84 119
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +33.33%

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
18608 18977 16133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.81% 16.07% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15662 16072 13855
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +76 144 £55,000 +2.80% 25
London +36 86 £57,500 +2.22% 12
South East +46 38 £55,000 -4.34% 6
Surrey - 35 £55,000 - 4
City of London +48 28 £62,500 +16.27% 6
Egham - 6 £65,000 - 3
East of England +5 5 £37,500 -27.88% 1
Yorkshire +3 4 £37,500 - 2
North East - 4 £37,500 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £36,250 -
Ipswich - 4 £36,250 -
Durham - 4 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +6 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Glasgow +4 3 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Scotland +1 3 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Reading -4 2 - - 1
Berkshire -7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -9 2 £56,250 +7.14%
Warwick -12 2 £56,250 +7.14%
Warwickshire -14 2 £56,250 +7.14%
South West - 2 £42,500 -
Leeds - 2 £37,500 - 2
Guildford - 2 £26,000 -
Liverpool +12 1 £27,000 - 1
Stevenage +12 1 £52,500 +0.96% 1
Merseyside +11 1 £27,000 - 1
South Yorkshire -1 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £52,500 +0.96% 1
North West -7 1 £27,000 - 2
Sheffield -9 1 £30,000 -20.00%

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 258 (91.81%) Ruby
2 188 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (58.01%) TDD
4 156 (55.52%) Cucumber
5 148 (52.67%) Selenium
6 143 (50.89%) JavaScript
7 126 (44.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 121 (43.06%) Scrum
9 120 (42.70%) Git (software)
10 111 (39.50%) BDD
11 101 (35.94%) Linux
12 95 (33.81%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (27.76%) Jenkins
14 73 (25.98%) UNIX
14 73 (25.98%) CSS
15 72 (25.62%) Backbone.js
16 69 (24.56%) Test Automation
17 66 (23.49%) Puppet
18 64 (22.78%) HTML
19 62 (22.06%) Subversion
20 56 (19.93%) Java
21 52 (18.51%) MongoDB
21 52 (18.51%) Automation Testing
22 49 (17.44%) AngularJS
22 49 (17.44%) Web Services
23 48 (17.08%) QA
24 42 (14.95%) Node.js
24 42 (14.95%) SQL
25 41 (14.59%) OO
26 40 (14.23%) Redis

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (14.95%) Node.js
2 29 (10.32%) nginx
3 28 (9.96%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (4.63%) Confluence
5 7 (2.49%) Drupal
6 5 (1.78%) CMS
6 5 (1.78%) Apache
7 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.07%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.07%) JBoss
8 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.71%) Lightstreamer
8 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (4.98%) SaaS
2 13 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.56%) PaaS
4 8 (2.85%) IaaS
5 6 (2.14%) Heroku
6 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.71%) GitHub
8 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.41%) Internet
2 10 (3.56%) FTP
3 3 (1.07%) AMQP
4 2 (0.71%) DSL
4 2 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.51%) MongoDB
2 40 (14.23%) Redis
3 38 (13.52%) NoSQL
3 38 (13.52%) MySQL
4 32 (11.39%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (11.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.98%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.14%) CouchDB
8 5 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.42%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) HBase
10 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 156 (55.52%) Cucumber
2 148 (52.67%) Selenium
3 120 (42.70%) Git (software)
4 78 (27.76%) Jenkins
5 62 (22.06%) Subversion
6 34 (12.10%) WATIR
6 34 (12.10%) WebDriver
7 30 (10.68%) RubyGems
8 24 (8.54%) Jasmine
9 18 (6.41%) Maven
10 17 (6.05%) Capybara
11 16 (5.69%) Firebug
11 16 (5.69%) Fiddler
12 15 (5.34%) Spock
13 14 (4.98%) JIRA
14 13 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (4.63%) Gradle
15 11 (3.91%) SoapUI
15 11 (3.91%) JUnit
16 10 (3.56%) Ant
General
1 27 (9.61%) Finance
2 16 (5.69%) Marketing
3 10 (3.56%) Games
4 6 (2.14%) Retail
5 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 171 (60.85%) Developer
2 77 (27.40%) Ruby Developer
3 60 (21.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 46 (16.37%) Automation Engineer
5 35 (12.46%) QA Engineer
6 28 (9.96%) Test Engineer
7 26 (9.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 23 (8.19%) Lead Developer
9 21 (7.47%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.98%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 14 (4.98%) AWS Developer
11 12 (4.27%) QA Automation Engineer
11 12 (4.27%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.20%) Tester
14 7 (2.49%) Junior
14 7 (2.49%) Lead Designer
14 7 (2.49%) Designer
15 6 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 6 (2.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (44.84%) Ruby on Rails
2 73 (25.98%) CSS
3 72 (25.62%) Backbone.js
4 64 (22.78%) HTML
5 49 (17.44%) Web Services
5 49 (17.44%) AngularJS
6 33 (11.74%) Ember.js
6 33 (11.74%) jQuery
7 31 (11.03%) XML
7 31 (11.03%) JSON
7 31 (11.03%) React
8 28 (9.96%) REST
9 27 (9.61%) KnockoutJS
10 25 (8.90%) Gherkin
10 25 (8.90%) Underscore.js
11 20 (7.12%) RESTful
12 18 (6.41%) HTML5
12 18 (6.41%) Ajax
13 17 (6.05%) Sinatra
14 16 (5.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.42%) User Experience
4 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.71%) Social Media
5 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.71%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.36%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.36%) Online Games
6 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.36%) DTV
6 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 101 (35.94%) Linux
2 73 (25.98%) UNIX
3 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.07%) Android
5 3 (1.07%) Windows
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (58.01%) TDD
3 121 (43.06%) Scrum
4 111 (39.50%) BDD
5 95 (33.81%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (24.56%) Test Automation
7 52 (18.51%) Automation Testing
8 41 (14.59%) OO
9 40 (14.23%) DevOps
10 35 (12.46%) E-Commerce
11 25 (8.90%) UML
12 24 (8.54%) Pair Programming
12 24 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (7.83%) Software Engineering
14 20 (7.12%) OOP
15 19 (6.76%) MVC
15 19 (6.76%) Kanban
16 16 (5.69%) B2C
16 16 (5.69%) Compatibility Testing
17 14 (4.98%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 258 (91.81%) Ruby
2 143 (50.89%) JavaScript
3 56 (19.93%) Java
4 42 (14.95%) SQL
5 18 (6.41%) Scala
6 12 (4.27%) C#
7 11 (3.91%) Python
8 9 (3.20%) Groovy
8 9 (3.20%) CoffeeScript
9 8 (2.85%) PHP
10 7 (2.49%) Objective-C
10 7 (2.49%) Go
10 7 (2.49%) RubyMotion
11 5 (1.78%) Haskell
11 5 (1.78%) Perl
12 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.71%) Clojure
13 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (1.78%) Degree
2 4 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (17.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Varnish
2 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.71%) Squid
3 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 66 (23.49%) Puppet
2 35 (12.46%) Ansible
3 22 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.85%) Capistrano
5 7 (2.49%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.07%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.71%) Graphite
7 2 (0.71%) Nagios
7 2 (0.71%) logstash
7 2 (0.71%) Salt
7 2 (0.71%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.36%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (6.41%) Oracle
2 11 (3.91%) Atlassian
3 10 (3.56%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.78%) Zend
4 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.42%) Google
5 4 (1.42%) IBM
5 4 (1.42%) Terracotta
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.07%) Fiorano
7 2 (0.71%) Apple
7 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.71%) Adobe
7 2 (0.71%) Akamai
7 2 (0.71%) F5
7 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter
8 1 (0.36%) SAP
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Options, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + share options
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farringdon, Hampshire
Your Golf Travel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Tech Search
Salary: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago