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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 776 717 787
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +70
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 121 165 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 1.02% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 87 146 81
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%

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
18124 16240 17075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.21% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14937 13812 14738
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

RSpec Salary Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Top 28 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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 -73 116 £52,500 +5.00% 14
London -54 94 £52,500 +3.44% 13
City of London +26 21 £55,000 - 6
South Yorkshire -9 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Sheffield -13 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Yorkshire -21 10 £37,500 +15.38%
South East +4 8 £36,000 -8.86% 2
Wales - 4 £45,000 - 1
West Wales - 4 £45,000 - 1
Reading - 4 - - 1
Swansea - 4 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire - 4 - - 2
Brighton -18 2 £42,500 +7.59%
North West -18 2 £37,500 +7.14%
East Sussex -26 2 £42,500 +7.59%
Hampshire - 2 £32,000 -
Southampton - 2 £32,000 -
Warwickshire +10 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwick +3 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Manchester -3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Scotland -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -9 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Glasgow -13 1 - - 1
Burnley - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £45,000 -
Swindon - 1 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £45,000 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 190 (87.96%) Ruby
2 169 (78.24%) Cucumber
3 157 (72.69%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (68.98%) Ruby on Rails
5 135 (62.50%) TDD
5 135 (62.50%) Git (software)
6 121 (56.02%) JavaScript
7 99 (45.83%) BDD
8 94 (43.52%) HTML
9 85 (39.35%) CSS
10 79 (36.57%) MySQL
10 79 (36.57%) Web Services
11 73 (33.80%) PostgreSQL
11 73 (33.80%) Scrum
12 67 (31.02%) Linux
13 63 (29.17%) Puppet
14 61 (28.24%) Redis
15 59 (27.31%) OO
16 58 (26.85%) Selenium
16 58 (26.85%) Open Source
17 56 (25.93%) Backbone.js
18 51 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (23.15%) HTML5
20 49 (22.69%) AngularJS
21 46 (21.30%) QA
22 45 (20.83%) jQuery
22 45 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
23 44 (20.37%) DevOps
24 43 (19.91%) MongoDB
24 43 (19.91%) Ember.js

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 37 (17.13%) nginx
2 31 (14.35%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.02%) Apache Solr
4 12 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (0.93%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (6.48%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.50%) GitHub
3 24 (11.11%) SaaS
4 10 (4.63%) PaaS
5 9 (4.17%) Heroku
5 9 (4.17%) IaaS
6 4 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) Internet
2 3 (1.39%) DSL
2 3 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (0.93%) HTTP
3 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (36.57%) MySQL
2 73 (33.80%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (28.24%) Redis
4 43 (19.91%) MongoDB
5 37 (17.13%) NoSQL
6 30 (13.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (7.41%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.17%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.93%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.93%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 169 (78.24%) Cucumber
2 135 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 58 (26.85%) Selenium
4 34 (15.74%) Jenkins
5 25 (11.57%) Subversion
6 23 (10.65%) WATIR
7 16 (7.41%) TeamCity
7 16 (7.41%) Capybara
8 14 (6.48%) NUnit
9 13 (6.02%) Hudson
10 11 (5.09%) WebDriver
11 10 (4.63%) NDepend
11 10 (4.63%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (4.63%) ReSharper
12 9 (4.17%) JMeter
12 9 (4.17%) Jasmine
12 9 (4.17%) Calabash
13 8 (3.70%) Behat
13 8 (3.70%) CruiseControl
14 7 (3.24%) Sahi
General
1 23 (10.65%) Finance
2 19 (8.80%) Marketing
3 17 (7.87%) Publishing
4 13 (6.02%) Games
5 10 (4.63%) Music Industry
6 8 (3.70%) Advertising
7 2 (0.93%) French Language
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 142 (65.74%) Developer
2 59 (27.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 58 (26.85%) Ruby Developer
4 22 (10.19%) QA Engineer
5 20 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 12 (5.56%) Analyst
6 12 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.17%) Lead Developer
9 8 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) QA Leader
10 7 (3.24%) Tester
10 7 (3.24%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.78%) Web Engineer
11 6 (2.78%) Senior Web Engineer
11 6 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (68.98%) Ruby on Rails
2 94 (43.52%) HTML
3 85 (39.35%) CSS
4 79 (36.57%) Web Services
5 56 (25.93%) Backbone.js
6 50 (23.15%) HTML5
7 49 (22.69%) AngularJS
8 45 (20.83%) jQuery
9 43 (19.91%) Ember.js
10 34 (15.74%) RESTful
11 26 (12.04%) REST
12 22 (10.19%) Sass
13 21 (9.72%) CSS3
13 21 (9.72%) JSON
14 20 (9.26%) Ajax
14 20 (9.26%) Gherkin
15 19 (8.80%) XML
16 18 (8.33%) .NET
16 18 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
17 17 (7.87%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.85%) Open Source
2 14 (6.48%) Statistics
3 12 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.63%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.63%) Digital Media
5 9 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.17%) Online Gambling
6 7 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.85%) Blog
8 4 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.39%) Social Media
9 3 (1.39%) BBC
9 3 (1.39%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.93%) Kindle
10 2 (0.93%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) iPad
11 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.02%) Linux
2 20 (9.26%) Solaris
3 17 (7.87%) UNIX
4 8 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.78%) AIX
6 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.39%) Android
7 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (72.69%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (62.50%) TDD
3 99 (45.83%) BDD
4 73 (33.80%) Scrum
5 59 (27.31%) OO
6 51 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (20.37%) DevOps
8 30 (13.89%) MVC
9 22 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.19%) Analytics
10 21 (9.72%) E-Commerce
11 19 (8.80%) SOA
11 19 (8.80%) Automated Testing
12 17 (7.87%) Web Development
13 16 (7.41%) Pair Programming
13 16 (7.41%) User Stories
14 15 (6.94%) Test Automation
14 15 (6.94%) Test Scripting
15 14 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (87.96%) Ruby
2 121 (56.02%) JavaScript
3 39 (18.06%) SQL
4 38 (17.59%) Java
5 33 (15.28%) CoffeeScript
6 30 (13.89%) Python
7 21 (9.72%) C#
8 18 (8.33%) C++
8 18 (8.33%) PHP
9 17 (7.87%) RubyMotion
10 10 (4.63%) Scala
11 9 (4.17%) Groovy
12 2 (0.93%) Clojure
12 2 (0.93%) Golang
12 2 (0.93%) Erlang
13 1 (0.46%) F#
13 1 (0.46%) Haskell
13 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.30%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) Varnish
2 3 (1.39%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 63 (29.17%) Puppet
2 45 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (12.96%) Ansible
4 20 (9.26%) Capistrano
5 5 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (12.96%) Twitter
2 18 (8.33%) Google
3 17 (7.87%) Facebook
4 15 (6.94%) HP
5 10 (4.63%) Sony
5 10 (4.63%) Toshiba
6 5 (2.31%) Green Hat
7 2 (0.93%) JBoss
7 2 (0.93%) Zend
8 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle
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