The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 803 790 760
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 114 93 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.56% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 92 80 127
Average salary £46,250 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +15.78%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19458 16579 18370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.04% 14.93% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16031 14110 16206
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 106 £48,750 -7.14% 15
London -55 74 £50,000 - 8
City of London -31 15 £47,500 -9.52% 3
West Midlands +12 8 £50,000 -23.07%
Warwickshire - 8 £50,000 -
North West +2 7 £27,000 -16.92% 3
Leamington Spa - 7 - -
East of England -9 5 £53,500 +7.00% 1
Glasgow - 5 £40,000 -
Scotland - 5 £40,000 -
South West - 5 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 5 £27,000 - 1
Liverpool - 5 £27,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +15 4 £54,250 +8.50% 1
Stevenage -6 4 £54,250 +8.50% 1
Berkshire -3 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
South East -18 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £28,636 -
North East - 3 £28,636 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £28,636 -
Crewe - 2 £34,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £41,250 -
Cheshire - 2 £34,500 -
Swansea - 2 £37,500 - 1
Wales - 2 £37,500 - 1
West Wales - 2 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 - 2
Warwick - 1 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £43,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 - 1

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 205 (94.91%) Ruby
2 158 (73.15%) Cucumber
3 147 (68.06%) Ruby on Rails
4 139 (64.35%) Git (software)
5 136 (62.96%) TDD
6 132 (61.11%) JavaScript
7 127 (58.80%) HTML
8 125 (57.87%) CSS
9 108 (50.00%) MySQL
10 96 (44.44%) Web Services
11 93 (43.06%) PostgreSQL
12 83 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (37.96%) BDD
14 79 (36.57%) Puppet
15 77 (35.65%) Opscode Chef
16 70 (32.41%) Open Source
17 60 (27.78%) Linux
18 58 (26.85%) CoffeeScript
19 56 (25.93%) Backbone.js
20 51 (23.61%) Ember.js
21 50 (23.15%) AngularJS
22 46 (21.30%) Facebook
22 46 (21.30%) Twitter
22 46 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
23 44 (20.37%) PhoneGap
23 44 (20.37%) Apache Cordova
23 44 (20.37%) Java
24 41 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
25 38 (17.59%) Scrum
26 35 (16.20%) Jenkins

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (5.56%) Node.js
2 11 (5.09%) Apache
3 6 (2.78%) nginx
3 6 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.93%) WordPress
4 2 (0.93%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.46%) Confluence
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.80%) SaaS
3 13 (6.02%) PaaS
3 13 (6.02%) IaaS
4 6 (2.78%) Heroku
5 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.93%) GitHub
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.85%) Internet
2 3 (1.39%) AMQP
3 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (50.00%) MySQL
2 93 (43.06%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (15.74%) Redis
4 30 (13.89%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.24%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.85%) Big Data
10 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.46%) dBASE
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.46%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 158 (73.15%) Cucumber
2 139 (64.35%) Git (software)
3 44 (20.37%) PhoneGap
4 35 (16.20%) Jenkins
5 26 (12.04%) Selenium
6 21 (9.72%) Subversion
7 11 (5.09%) WATIR
7 11 (5.09%) Firebug
7 11 (5.09%) Fiddler
7 11 (5.09%) Jasmine
8 10 (4.63%) Hudson
8 10 (4.63%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.78%) RubyGems
10 5 (2.31%) CruiseControl
10 5 (2.31%) JUnit
10 5 (2.31%) Capybara
11 4 (1.85%) Emacs
12 3 (1.39%) Behat
12 3 (1.39%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
General
1 26 (12.04%) Finance
2 17 (7.87%) Games
3 15 (6.94%) Marketing
4 5 (2.31%) Publishing
5 4 (1.85%) Advertising
6 3 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 153 (70.83%) Developer
2 77 (35.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 57 (26.39%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (6.48%) Web Engineer
4 14 (6.48%) Web Developer
5 12 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
5 12 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 12 (5.56%) Analyst
5 12 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (4.63%) Software Developer
6 10 (4.63%) Lead Developer
7 8 (3.70%) QA Engineer
8 6 (2.78%) Tester
9 5 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (2.31%) UI Programmer
9 5 (2.31%) UI Developer
10 4 (1.85%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (1.85%) Automation Tester
10 4 (1.85%) QA Manager
10 4 (1.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (68.06%) Ruby on Rails
2 127 (58.80%) HTML
3 125 (57.87%) CSS
4 96 (44.44%) Web Services
5 56 (25.93%) Backbone.js
6 51 (23.61%) Ember.js
7 50 (23.15%) AngularJS
8 44 (20.37%) Apache Cordova
9 26 (12.04%) jQuery
10 25 (11.57%) Sinatra
10 25 (11.57%) HTML5
11 22 (10.19%) Ajax
12 21 (9.72%) Memcached
13 19 (8.80%) JSON
14 14 (6.48%) Gherkin
14 14 (6.48%) RESTful
14 14 (6.48%) XML
15 12 (5.56%) CSS3
15 12 (5.56%) Sass
16 11 (5.09%) Resque
Miscellaneous
1 70 (32.41%) Open Source
2 18 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.31%) BBC
5 5 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.93%) Online Games
8 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.78%) Linux
2 19 (8.80%) UNIX
3 6 (2.78%) AIX
3 6 (2.78%) Solaris
3 6 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.31%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.39%) Windows
5 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (62.96%) TDD
2 83 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (37.96%) BDD
4 41 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (17.59%) Scrum
6 33 (15.28%) SOA
7 31 (14.35%) OO
8 30 (13.89%) E-Commerce
9 21 (9.72%) Configuration Management
10 20 (9.26%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.87%) Automated Testing
12 15 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.94%) User Stories
13 14 (6.48%) Test Scripting
14 13 (6.02%) OOP
14 13 (6.02%) MVC
14 13 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (5.56%) OOD
16 11 (5.09%) Web Development
16 11 (5.09%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 205 (94.91%) Ruby
2 132 (61.11%) JavaScript
3 58 (26.85%) CoffeeScript
4 44 (20.37%) Java
5 33 (15.28%) SQL
6 16 (7.41%) PHP
7 15 (6.94%) Python
8 13 (6.02%) C++
9 7 (3.24%) C#
10 6 (2.78%) Erlang
11 5 (2.31%) Perl
12 4 (1.85%) Scala
13 3 (1.39%) Fortran
13 3 (1.39%) C
14 2 (0.93%) Groovy
15 1 (0.46%) Haskell
15 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.46%) Clojure
15 1 (0.46%) OCaml
15 1 (0.46%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (12.04%) Degree
2 5 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 79 (36.57%) Puppet
2 77 (35.65%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (8.80%) Capistrano
4 3 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 46 (21.30%) Facebook
1 46 (21.30%) Twitter
2 6 (2.78%) Apple
3 5 (2.31%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle
4 1 (0.46%) JBoss
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Kainos
Posted: 7 days ago
Swansea
Kainos
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + share options
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London, South East, United Kingdom
Which
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 24 days ago