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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 769 822 722
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -100
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 146 110 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.58% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 134 82 143
Average salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +26.66%

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
18697 19020 16239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 16.24% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15715 16012 13819
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 30 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 30 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 +69 142 £55,000 +4.76% 22
London +17 67 £57,500 +4.54% 15
South East +50 53 £55,000 +71.87% 4
Surrey - 47 £55,000 - 4
City of London +41 22 £55,000 - 5
Egham - 15 £55,000 - 3
Durham - 8 £42,500 -
North East - 8 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire -1 5 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Guildford - 5 £26,000 -
Glasgow +17 4 £30,000 -40.00%
Scotland +13 4 £30,000 -40.00%
East of England +6 4 £43,750 -15.86%
Hampshire +7 3 - -
West Yorkshire +7 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Ipswich - 3 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £40,000 -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
North West -1 2 £27,250 -51.76%
Reading -4 2 - -
South West -11 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Merseyside - 2 £27,250 -
Leeds - 2 £37,500 - 2
Stevenage +6 1 £52,500 +0.96%
West Midlands +2 1 £65,000 +23.80%
South Yorkshire -2 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -3 1 £52,500 +0.96%
Sheffield -9 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Warwick -9 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Warwickshire -15 1 £65,000 +23.80%

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 264 (91.67%) Ruby
2 182 (63.19%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (61.11%) TDD
4 158 (54.86%) Selenium
5 148 (51.39%) JavaScript
6 143 (49.65%) Cucumber
7 128 (44.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 127 (44.10%) Scrum
9 116 (40.28%) Git (software)
10 100 (34.72%) Linux
11 98 (34.03%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (32.64%) BDD
13 86 (29.86%) UNIX
14 82 (28.47%) Jenkins
15 75 (26.04%) CSS
16 72 (25.00%) Test Automation
17 69 (23.96%) Backbone.js
18 67 (23.26%) HTML
19 62 (21.53%) Automation Testing
20 60 (20.83%) Puppet
21 57 (19.79%) Subversion
22 55 (19.10%) AngularJS
23 49 (17.01%) Node.js
23 49 (17.01%) Java
24 46 (15.97%) MongoDB
25 42 (14.58%) MySQL
25 42 (14.58%) WATIR
26 41 (14.24%) QA
26 41 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
27 38 (13.19%) OO

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 49 (17.01%) Node.js
2 23 (7.99%) nginx
2 23 (7.99%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (4.17%) Confluence
4 7 (2.43%) Drupal
5 5 (1.74%) CMS
5 5 (1.74%) Apache
6 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.04%) JBoss
7 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.69%) Lightstreamer
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.51%) SaaS
1 13 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (3.47%) PaaS
3 8 (2.78%) IaaS
4 5 (1.74%) Heroku
5 3 (1.04%) GitHub
5 3 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.04%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.86%) Internet
2 9 (3.13%) FTP
3 3 (1.04%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) DSL
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.97%) MongoDB
2 42 (14.58%) MySQL
3 41 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (13.19%) Redis
5 35 (12.15%) NoSQL
6 27 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (5.90%) Relational Database
8 15 (5.21%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.78%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.39%) Big Data
11 1 (0.35%) HBase
11 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 158 (54.86%) Selenium
2 143 (49.65%) Cucumber
3 116 (40.28%) Git (software)
4 82 (28.47%) Jenkins
5 57 (19.79%) Subversion
6 42 (14.58%) WATIR
7 38 (13.19%) RubyGems
8 29 (10.07%) WebDriver
9 27 (9.38%) Jasmine
10 18 (6.25%) Maven
11 16 (5.56%) Capybara
11 16 (5.56%) Spock
12 14 (4.86%) JIRA
13 13 (4.51%) Gradle
14 12 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (3.82%) Firebug
15 11 (3.82%) Fiddler
15 11 (3.82%) JUnit
16 10 (3.47%) SoapUI
17 9 (3.13%) FishEye
General
1 31 (10.76%) Finance
2 20 (6.94%) Marketing
3 8 (2.78%) Games
4 4 (1.39%) Retail
5 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 186 (64.58%) Developer
2 78 (27.08%) Ruby Developer
3 63 (21.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 51 (17.71%) Automation Engineer
5 33 (11.46%) Test Engineer
6 31 (10.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 28 (9.72%) QA Engineer
8 27 (9.38%) Senior Developer
9 24 (8.33%) Lead Developer
10 16 (5.56%) AWS Developer
11 15 (5.21%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 11 (3.82%) Tester
12 11 (3.82%) QA Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.47%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (2.78%) Junior
15 7 (2.43%) Lead Designer
15 7 (2.43%) Designer
15 7 (2.43%) Junior Developer
16 6 (2.08%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (44.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 75 (26.04%) CSS
3 69 (23.96%) Backbone.js
4 67 (23.26%) HTML
5 55 (19.10%) AngularJS
6 37 (12.85%) React
7 36 (12.50%) Web Services
8 32 (11.11%) jQuery
9 30 (10.42%) REST
10 26 (9.03%) HTML5
11 25 (8.68%) Ember.js
11 25 (8.68%) Underscore.js
12 23 (7.99%) JSON
13 22 (7.64%) XML
14 20 (6.94%) Sinatra
14 20 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (6.25%) RESTful
15 18 (6.25%) Sass
16 17 (5.90%) Ajax
17 16 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.39%) User Experience
3 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.35%) DTV
4 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.35%) Online Games
4 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 100 (34.72%) Linux
2 86 (29.86%) UNIX
3 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.04%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Windows
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (63.19%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (61.11%) TDD
3 127 (44.10%) Scrum
4 98 (34.03%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (32.64%) BDD
6 72 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 62 (21.53%) Automation Testing
8 38 (13.19%) OO
9 36 (12.50%) DevOps
10 27 (9.38%) E-Commerce
11 24 (8.33%) UML
12 23 (7.99%) Pair Programming
12 23 (7.99%) MVC
12 23 (7.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (7.64%) OOP
14 20 (6.94%) Software Engineering
15 18 (6.25%) Kanban
16 17 (5.90%) Open Source
17 15 (5.21%) SOA
18 14 (4.86%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 264 (91.67%) Ruby
2 148 (51.39%) JavaScript
3 49 (17.01%) Java
4 37 (12.85%) SQL
5 14 (4.86%) Scala
6 11 (3.82%) Go
6 11 (3.82%) Python
7 10 (3.47%) CoffeeScript
8 9 (3.13%) C#
8 9 (3.13%) Groovy
9 7 (2.43%) RubyMotion
9 7 (2.43%) PHP
10 6 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.08%) Haskell
11 5 (1.74%) Perl
12 4 (1.39%) Clojure
13 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (2.08%) Degree
2 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.24%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.13%) Varnish
2 2 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 60 (20.83%) Puppet
2 29 (10.07%) Ansible
3 21 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.74%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.39%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.69%) Nagios
7 2 (0.69%) Salt
7 2 (0.69%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.69%) Mesos
8 1 (0.35%) Graphite
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (5.90%) Oracle
2 11 (3.82%) Rackspace
3 10 (3.47%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.39%) IBM
6 4 (1.39%) Google
6 4 (1.39%) Zend
7 3 (1.04%) Terracotta
7 3 (1.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.04%) Adobe
7 3 (1.04%) Fiorano
8 2 (0.69%) Apple
8 2 (0.69%) Akamai
8 2 (0.69%) F5
8 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.35%) Twitter
9 1 (0.35%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.35%) SAP
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