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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 747 823 879
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +56
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 168 145 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.94% 0.77% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139 133 86
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £30,000 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%

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
17864 18811 19195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.12% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15516 15788 16193
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 £33,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £69,500
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 28 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +73 165 £60,000 +9.09% 27
London +94 125 £65,000 +13.04% 21
City of London +62 24 £66,250 +20.45% 4
West Midlands +1 13 £44,000 -32.30% 1
Yorkshire +30 10 £50,000 +42.85%
Warwickshire +20 10 - -
Warwick -6 10 - -
Leeds +38 9 £50,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +22 9 £50,000 +25.00%
South East -14 7 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West +15 6 £45,000 +65.13% 3
Berkshire +11 5 - - 2
Manchester - 5 £45,000 - 3
Reading +15 4 - -
South West +17 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +7 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire -1 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Glasgow -7 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 £44,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £45,000 -
Sheffield +18 1 £52,500 +75.00%
South Yorkshire +10 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Faringdon -4 1 - -
Surrey -16 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Oxfordshire -18 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 - - 2
Godalming - 1 £50,000 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 293 (79.62%) Ruby
2 272 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (57.61%) Cucumber
4 202 (54.89%) TDD
5 200 (54.35%) JavaScript
6 196 (53.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 184 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 177 (48.10%) HTML
9 164 (44.57%) Java
9 164 (44.57%) CSS
10 155 (42.12%) Jenkins
11 140 (38.04%) BDD
12 139 (37.77%) MySQL
13 127 (34.51%) Scrum
14 126 (34.24%) Selenium
15 123 (33.42%) Continuous Integration
16 114 (30.98%) Linux
17 110 (29.89%) Test Automation
18 108 (29.35%) Puppet
18 108 (29.35%) AngularJS
19 100 (27.17%) PostgreSQL
20 98 (26.63%) HTML5
21 97 (26.36%) Python
22 91 (24.73%) Degree
23 85 (23.10%) SQL
24 77 (20.92%) jQuery
24 77 (20.92%) Software Engineering
25 76 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
25 76 (20.65%) SOA
26 68 (18.48%) Unix

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 (10.87%) GlassFish
1 40 (10.87%) JBoss
2 32 (8.70%) WildFly
3 27 (7.34%) nginx
4 22 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (5.16%) Apache
6 9 (2.45%) Drupal
7 8 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (2.17%) Lightstreamer
7 8 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.54%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 12 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (12.77%) GitHub
3 24 (6.52%) Heroku
4 16 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (4.08%) Amazon S3
5 15 (4.08%) Route 53
6 14 (3.80%) SaaS
7 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.90%) PaaS
9 4 (1.09%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.89%) Internet
2 16 (4.35%) HTTP
3 9 (2.45%) VPN
4 6 (1.63%) SSH
5 3 (0.82%) Firewall
5 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.82%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (37.77%) MySQL
2 100 (27.17%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (14.13%) Redis
4 39 (10.60%) Relational Database
5 31 (8.42%) Hadoop
6 23 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.16%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.99%) Big Data
10 10 (2.72%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.82%) HBase
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 212 (57.61%) Cucumber
2 184 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 155 (42.12%) Jenkins
4 126 (34.24%) Selenium
5 58 (15.76%) Hudson
6 54 (14.67%) WATIR
7 50 (13.59%) JUnit
8 47 (12.77%) JBehave
9 34 (9.24%) Capybara
10 27 (7.34%) Jasmine
11 23 (6.25%) Subversion
12 22 (5.98%) LoadRunner
13 21 (5.71%) Vagrant
14 20 (5.43%) WebDriver
15 19 (5.16%) JIRA
16 14 (3.80%) JMeter
17 13 (3.53%) Maven
18 12 (3.26%) Ant
18 12 (3.26%) HP UFT
18 12 (3.26%) Ranorex
General
1 45 (12.23%) Billing
2 41 (11.14%) Advertising
3 36 (9.78%) Finance
4 28 (7.61%) Marketing
5 26 (7.07%) Games
6 23 (6.25%) Law
6 23 (6.25%) Retail
7 17 (4.62%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.26%) Banking
9 5 (1.36%) Online Betting
10 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 253 (68.75%) Developer
2 110 (29.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 90 (24.46%) Senior Developer
4 83 (22.55%) Ruby Developer
5 52 (14.13%) Java Developer
6 44 (11.96%) Lead Developer
7 36 (9.78%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 34 (9.24%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 27 (7.34%) Lead Java Developer
10 25 (6.79%) QA Engineer
10 25 (6.79%) Tester
11 23 (6.25%) Automation Tester
11 23 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
12 21 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (5.43%) Developer in Test
13 20 (5.43%) Java Engineer
14 18 (4.89%) Ruby Engineer
15 17 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (4.35%) Agile Developer
16 16 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (53.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 177 (48.10%) HTML
3 164 (44.57%) CSS
4 108 (29.35%) AngularJS
5 98 (26.63%) HTML5
6 77 (20.92%) jQuery
7 67 (18.21%) CSS3
8 54 (14.67%) RESTEasy
9 48 (13.04%) JMS
10 47 (12.77%) RESTful
11 46 (12.50%) Hibernate
11 46 (12.50%) REST
11 46 (12.50%) Spring
12 40 (10.87%) Java EE
12 40 (10.87%) JAX-RS
12 40 (10.87%) JPA
13 37 (10.05%) Ember.js
14 35 (9.51%) React
15 33 (8.97%) Backbone.js
15 33 (8.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.86%) Computer Science
2 41 (11.14%) User Experience
3 40 (10.87%) Mathematics
4 32 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 27 (7.34%) Smart Meter
6 16 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.17%) Fintech
8 8 (2.17%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.63%) Blog
10 5 (1.36%) Online Games
11 4 (1.09%) BBC
11 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.09%) Wiki
12 3 (0.82%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.82%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 114 (30.98%) Linux
2 68 (18.48%) Unix
3 21 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 20 (5.43%) Android
5 13 (3.53%) Windows
6 7 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (54.89%) TDD
3 140 (38.04%) BDD
4 127 (34.51%) Scrum
5 123 (33.42%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (29.89%) Test Automation
7 77 (20.92%) Software Engineering
8 76 (20.65%) SOA
9 64 (17.39%) DevOps
9 64 (17.39%) OO
10 61 (16.58%) Kanban
11 47 (12.77%) Mentoring
11 47 (12.77%) Unit Testing
12 42 (11.41%) OOP
13 40 (10.87%) Data Modelling
13 40 (10.87%) Dependency Injection
14 36 (9.78%) Functional Testing
15 34 (9.24%) Automated Testing
15 34 (9.24%) Front End Development
15 34 (9.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 293 (79.62%) Ruby
2 200 (54.35%) JavaScript
3 164 (44.57%) Java
4 97 (26.36%) Python
5 85 (23.10%) SQL
6 61 (16.58%) PHP
7 40 (10.87%) C++
8 23 (6.25%) Scala
9 21 (5.71%) C#
10 18 (4.89%) Groovy
11 16 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 15 (4.08%) Go
13 13 (3.53%) Perl
14 8 (2.17%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.17%) VB
15 7 (1.90%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (0.82%) Haskell
17 2 (0.54%) Erlang
18 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (24.73%) Degree
2 14 (3.80%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.26%) ISEB
4 10 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.72%) OCP
4 10 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.32%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) SDET
3 2 (0.54%) WAI
System Software
1 49 (13.32%) Docker
2 8 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.17%) Squid
2 8 (2.17%) Varnish
3 3 (0.82%) iptables
3 3 (0.82%) KVM
3 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.82%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.82%) Xen
4 2 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 108 (29.35%) Puppet
2 32 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (6.52%) Ansible
4 10 (2.72%) Salt
5 8 (2.17%) Nagios
6 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.82%) Mesos
8 2 (0.54%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 34 (9.24%) Oracle
2 12 (3.26%) IBM
3 8 (2.17%) Adobe
3 8 (2.17%) Akamai
3 8 (2.17%) AppDynamics
3 8 (2.17%) F5
3 8 (2.17%) Fiorano
3 8 (2.17%) Rackspace
3 8 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.17%) Terracotta
4 4 (1.09%) Google
4 4 (1.09%) HP
5 3 (0.82%) VMware
6 1 (0.27%) Facebook
6 1 (0.27%) New Relic
6 1 (0.27%) T-Plan
6 1 (0.27%) Twitter
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