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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 738 818 861
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +43
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 177 138 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 0.73% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 144 123 83
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%

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
17779 19013 18871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.46% 17.41% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15486 16117 15645
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 £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +94 173 £62,500 +13.63% 20
London +129 142 £65,000 +8.33% 12
City of London +75 31 £75,000 +36.36% 1
West Midlands +4 11 £43,250 -26.38% 1
South East -31 9 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Berkshire - 7 - -
Warwickshire +11 6 - -
Warwick 0 6 - -
Yorkshire +31 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Slough - 5 - -
Coventry - 5 £43,250 -
Leeds +28 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Scotland +20 4 - -
West Yorkshire +19 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Glasgow +13 4 - -
North West +19 3 £45,000 +65.13% 4
South West +3 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Gloucestershire -2 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Manchester - 2 £45,000 - 4
Reading - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £45,000 -
Faringdon -4 1 - -
Oxfordshire -10 1 - -
Surrey -17 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £52,500 -
Godalming - 1 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 292 (81.11%) Ruby
2 255 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (60.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 200 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 192 (53.33%) Cucumber
6 189 (52.50%) Git (software)
7 183 (50.83%) HTML
8 178 (49.44%) CSS
9 176 (48.89%) TDD
10 134 (37.22%) Linux
10 134 (37.22%) BDD
11 133 (36.94%) MySQL
12 131 (36.39%) Jenkins
13 130 (36.11%) Java
14 117 (32.50%) AngularJS
15 116 (32.22%) HTML5
16 111 (30.83%) Scrum
17 105 (29.17%) Selenium
18 100 (27.78%) Puppet
19 98 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
20 96 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
21 94 (26.11%) Python
22 90 (25.00%) Test Automation
23 87 (24.17%) jQuery
24 82 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
25 80 (22.22%) CSS3
26 74 (20.56%) Degree
27 72 (20.00%) DevOps
28 71 (19.72%) SQL
29 62 (17.22%) OO

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 (11.11%) nginx
2 26 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (6.67%) GlassFish
3 24 (6.67%) JBoss
4 21 (5.83%) WildFly
5 20 (5.56%) Apache
6 8 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (2.22%) Drupal
6 8 (2.22%) Lightstreamer
6 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.56%) Confluence
7 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 82 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (14.44%) GitHub
3 21 (5.83%) Heroku
4 17 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.44%) Amazon S3
5 16 (4.44%) Route 53
6 13 (3.61%) SaaS
7 7 (1.94%) PaaS
8 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.44%) Internet
2 14 (3.89%) HTTP
3 8 (2.22%) VPN
4 5 (1.39%) SSH
5 3 (0.83%) Firewall
5 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.83%) LDAP
6 2 (0.56%) SMTP
6 2 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (36.94%) MySQL
2 96 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (16.94%) Redis
4 40 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 39 (10.83%) MongoDB
6 31 (8.61%) Hadoop
6 31 (8.61%) NoSQL
7 18 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.50%) Big Data
10 5 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.83%) HBase
12 2 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 192 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 189 (52.50%) Git (software)
3 131 (36.39%) Jenkins
4 105 (29.17%) Selenium
5 44 (12.22%) WATIR
6 40 (11.11%) Hudson
7 38 (10.56%) JUnit
8 34 (9.44%) JBehave
9 32 (8.89%) Capybara
10 24 (6.67%) JIRA
11 23 (6.39%) Jasmine
12 21 (5.83%) LoadRunner
12 21 (5.83%) Vagrant
13 19 (5.28%) WebDriver
14 17 (4.72%) Subversion
15 15 (4.17%) JMeter
16 10 (2.78%) Mockito
17 9 (2.50%) HP UFT
17 9 (2.50%) Ranorex
18 8 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 41 (11.39%) Advertising
2 36 (10.00%) Billing
3 31 (8.61%) Marketing
4 30 (8.33%) Finance
4 30 (8.33%) Games
5 29 (8.06%) Law
6 23 (6.39%) Retail
7 14 (3.89%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.78%) Banking
9 5 (1.39%) Online Betting
10 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.83%) iGaming
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 243 (67.50%) Developer
2 120 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 93 (25.83%) Ruby Developer
4 85 (23.61%) Senior Developer
5 47 (13.06%) Lead Developer
6 46 (12.78%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 37 (10.28%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 36 (10.00%) Java Developer
9 25 (6.94%) QA Engineer
10 23 (6.39%) QA Automation Engineer
11 19 (5.28%) Lead Java Developer
12 16 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 16 (4.44%) Ruby Engineer
13 15 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
13 15 (4.17%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.89%) Automation Tester
14 14 (3.89%) Tester
15 13 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (3.33%) Analyst
16 12 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (60.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 183 (50.83%) HTML
3 178 (49.44%) CSS
4 117 (32.50%) AngularJS
5 116 (32.22%) HTML5
6 87 (24.17%) jQuery
7 80 (22.22%) CSS3
8 44 (12.22%) REST
9 41 (11.39%) Backbone.js
10 38 (10.56%) RESTEasy
11 37 (10.28%) JSON
11 37 (10.28%) RESTful
12 35 (9.72%) Web Services
13 33 (9.17%) React
14 32 (8.89%) JMS
14 32 (8.89%) Spine.js
15 31 (8.61%) Ember.js
16 27 (7.50%) Flash
16 27 (7.50%) Hibernate
16 27 (7.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.89%) User Experience
2 48 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.44%) Mobile App
4 27 (7.50%) Artificial Intelligence
5 24 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 19 (5.28%) Smart Meter
7 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.94%) Fintech
9 6 (1.67%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.67%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.39%) Online Games
11 4 (1.11%) BBC
11 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.11%) Wiki
12 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.56%) Blog
13 2 (0.56%) Life Science
13 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (37.22%) Linux
2 58 (16.11%) Unix
3 22 (6.11%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.28%) Android
5 13 (3.61%) Windows
6 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (48.89%) TDD
3 134 (37.22%) BDD
4 111 (30.83%) Scrum
5 98 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 72 (20.00%) DevOps
8 62 (17.22%) OO
9 59 (16.39%) Kanban
9 59 (16.39%) SOA
10 54 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 40 (11.11%) Data Modelling
11 40 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 40 (11.11%) OOP
12 38 (10.56%) Front End Development
13 31 (8.61%) Functional Testing
13 31 (8.61%) Unit Testing
14 29 (8.06%) Machine Learning
15 28 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (7.78%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 292 (81.11%) Ruby
2 200 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 130 (36.11%) Java
4 94 (26.11%) Python
5 71 (19.72%) SQL
6 56 (15.56%) PHP
7 40 (11.11%) C++
8 23 (6.39%) Scala
9 16 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.17%) Go
10 15 (4.17%) Perl
11 14 (3.89%) C#
12 13 (3.61%) Groovy
13 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.67%) VB
14 5 (1.39%) CoffeeScript
15 3 (0.83%) Haskell
16 2 (0.56%) Elixir
16 2 (0.56%) Erlang
17 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 74 (20.56%) Degree
2 16 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.78%) ISEB
4 10 (2.78%) OCP
4 10 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.89%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) SDET
2 2 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (12.22%) Docker
2 8 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.22%) Squid
2 8 (2.22%) Varnish
3 3 (0.83%) iptables
3 3 (0.83%) KVM
3 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.83%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) Xen
4 2 (0.56%) LXC
Systems Management
1 100 (27.78%) Puppet
2 48 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (7.78%) Ansible
4 10 (2.78%) Nagios
4 10 (2.78%) Salt
5 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.83%) Mesos
7 2 (0.56%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.56%) Kibana
8 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 30 (8.33%) Oracle
2 13 (3.61%) IBM
3 8 (2.22%) Adobe
3 8 (2.22%) Akamai
3 8 (2.22%) AppDynamics
3 8 (2.22%) F5
3 8 (2.22%) Fiorano
3 8 (2.22%) Rackspace
3 8 (2.22%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.22%) Terracotta
4 5 (1.39%) HP
5 4 (1.11%) Google
6 3 (0.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook
7 1 (0.28%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.28%) Twitter
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