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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 735 787 893
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +106
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 183 164 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 0.93% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 156 153 92
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +10.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%

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
17743 17693 19425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 16.58% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15333 14772 16361
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 31 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 +45 179 £61,250 +6.52% 20
London +40 128 £67,500 +14.89% 13
City of London +38 17 £50,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +9 17 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Warwickshire +7 15 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Warwick -6 15 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South East -11 14 £62,500 -3.84%
Berkshire +15 9 £62,500 -
Reading +13 9 £62,500 -
Manchester - 8 £52,500 - 1
North West - 8 £52,500 - 1
South West +10 7 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +18 6 £50,000 +66.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
Leeds - 6 £50,000 - 1
East of England +17 4 - -
Scotland -5 4 £50,000 +66.66%
Glasgow -14 4 £50,000 +66.66%
Surrey -38 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £45,000 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £62,500 -
Swindon - 3 £62,500 -
Coventry - 2 £43,250 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £62,500 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 278 (79.43%) Ruby
2 264 (75.43%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (67.43%) Cucumber
4 231 (66.00%) TDD
5 201 (57.43%) Java
6 187 (53.43%) Jenkins
7 156 (44.57%) JavaScript
8 150 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 150 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (42.29%) Git (software)
10 147 (42.00%) MySQL
11 144 (41.14%) Scrum
12 138 (39.43%) HTML
13 133 (38.00%) BDD
14 130 (37.14%) Selenium
15 126 (36.00%) CSS
16 122 (34.86%) PostgreSQL
17 120 (34.29%) Test Automation
18 113 (32.29%) Degree
19 108 (30.86%) SQL
19 108 (30.86%) Puppet
20 101 (28.86%) SOA
21 99 (28.29%) Python
22 98 (28.00%) Software Engineering
23 97 (27.71%) Hudson
24 94 (26.86%) AngularJS
25 85 (24.29%) Linux
25 85 (24.29%) PHP
26 81 (23.14%) RESTEasy
27 78 (22.29%) JMS

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 70 (20.00%) GlassFish
1 70 (20.00%) JBoss
2 44 (12.57%) WildFly
3 16 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.29%) Apache
5 14 (4.00%) Node.js
6 10 (2.86%) Drupal
7 9 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.57%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.29%) Lightstreamer
9 6 (1.71%) nginx
10 2 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 65 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (13.43%) GitHub
3 21 (6.00%) Heroku
4 10 (2.86%) SaaS
5 9 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.57%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.57%) Route 53
6 7 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.00%) PaaS
7 4 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.57%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.57%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.29%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.00%) Internet
2 13 (3.71%) HTTP
3 9 (2.57%) VPN
4 6 (1.71%) SSH
5 3 (0.86%) Firewall
5 3 (0.86%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.86%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) DHCP
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (42.00%) MySQL
2 122 (34.86%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (9.14%) Hadoop
4 31 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 28 (8.00%) Redis
6 15 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.86%) Big Data
8 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.86%) HBase
9 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 236 (67.43%) Cucumber
2 187 (53.43%) Jenkins
3 148 (42.29%) Git (software)
4 130 (37.14%) Selenium
5 97 (27.71%) Hudson
6 66 (18.86%) WATIR
7 58 (16.57%) JBehave
7 58 (16.57%) JUnit
8 29 (8.29%) Capybara
9 27 (7.71%) Subversion
10 26 (7.43%) Maven
11 24 (6.86%) Ant
12 23 (6.57%) WebDriver
13 22 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (5.71%) Jasmine
15 19 (5.43%) LoadRunner
15 19 (5.43%) SoapUI
16 18 (5.14%) AnthillPro
16 18 (5.14%) Gradle
16 18 (5.14%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (19.71%) Billing
2 41 (11.71%) Advertising
2 41 (11.71%) Finance
3 22 (6.29%) Games
3 22 (6.29%) Retail
4 20 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.29%) Marketing
6 14 (4.00%) Banking
7 11 (3.14%) Law
8 5 (1.43%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 257 (73.43%) Developer
2 98 (28.00%) Senior Developer
3 86 (24.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 79 (22.57%) Java Developer
5 71 (20.29%) Ruby Developer
6 51 (14.57%) Agile Developer
6 51 (14.57%) Agile Java Developer
7 44 (12.57%) Lead Developer
8 40 (11.43%) Lead Java Developer
9 35 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (8.00%) Java Engineer
10 28 (8.00%) Senior Ruby Developer
11 25 (7.14%) Senior Agile Developer
11 25 (7.14%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 23 (6.57%) Developer in Test
12 23 (6.57%) Senior Java Engineer
12 23 (6.57%) Tester
13 22 (6.29%) QA Engineer
13 22 (6.29%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
14 21 (6.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 138 (39.43%) HTML
3 126 (36.00%) CSS
4 94 (26.86%) AngularJS
5 81 (23.14%) RESTEasy
6 78 (22.29%) JMS
7 74 (21.14%) Hibernate
7 74 (21.14%) Spring
8 72 (20.57%) RESTful
9 70 (20.00%) Java EE
9 70 (20.00%) JAX-RS
9 70 (20.00%) JPA
10 58 (16.57%) HTML5
11 39 (11.14%) jQuery
12 33 (9.43%) Ember.js
13 32 (9.14%) REST
13 32 (9.14%) Web Services
14 31 (8.86%) Sass
15 28 (8.00%) JSON
16 26 (7.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (19.71%) Mathematics
2 44 (12.57%) Computer Science
3 39 (11.14%) Smart Meter
4 24 (6.86%) User Experience
5 20 (5.71%) Mobile App
6 17 (4.86%) Fintech
7 16 (4.57%) Blog
8 9 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.00%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.43%) Online Games
11 4 (1.14%) BBC
11 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Wiki
13 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.29%) New Media
13 1 (0.29%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 85 (24.29%) Linux
2 65 (18.57%) Unix
3 12 (3.43%) Android
4 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (75.43%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (66.00%) TDD
3 150 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 144 (41.14%) Scrum
5 133 (38.00%) BDD
6 120 (34.29%) Test Automation
7 101 (28.86%) SOA
8 98 (28.00%) Software Engineering
9 73 (20.86%) Unit Testing
10 70 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
11 63 (18.00%) Kanban
12 57 (16.29%) OO
13 55 (15.71%) DevOps
14 50 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 42 (12.00%) Coaching
16 41 (11.71%) Data Modelling
16 41 (11.71%) OOP
16 41 (11.71%) Software Delivery
17 32 (9.14%) Open Source
18 31 (8.86%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 278 (79.43%) Ruby
2 201 (57.43%) Java
3 156 (44.57%) JavaScript
4 108 (30.86%) SQL
5 99 (28.29%) Python
6 85 (24.29%) PHP
7 41 (11.71%) C++
8 37 (10.57%) C#
9 29 (8.29%) Groovy
10 16 (4.57%) Scala
11 12 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.43%) CoffeeScript
12 10 (2.86%) Perl
13 7 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.00%) VB
14 6 (1.71%) Go
15 3 (0.86%) Haskell
16 2 (0.57%) Erlang
17 1 (0.29%) C
17 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 113 (32.29%) Degree
2 14 (4.00%) ISEB
2 14 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.14%) OCP
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.29%) QA
2 7 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 53 (15.14%) Docker
2 8 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (2.29%) Squid
2 8 (2.29%) Varnish
3 3 (0.86%) iptables
3 3 (0.86%) KVM
3 3 (0.86%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (30.86%) Puppet
2 15 (4.29%) Ansible
3 14 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.29%) Nagios
4 8 (2.29%) Salt
5 4 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.86%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (6.86%) Oracle
2 12 (3.43%) IBM
3 9 (2.57%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.29%) Adobe
4 8 (2.29%) Akamai
4 8 (2.29%) AppDynamics
4 8 (2.29%) F5
4 8 (2.29%) Fiorano
4 8 (2.29%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.14%) Google
5 4 (1.14%) HP
5 4 (1.14%) New Relic
6 3 (0.86%) VMware
7 1 (0.29%) Facebook
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.29%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
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