The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 221 206 187
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 1 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.092% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.78% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 13
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
RSpec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
796 645 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.21% 11.85% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 698 573 589
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RSpec across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RSpec
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec across the West Midlands region.

RSpec Salary Trend in the West Midlands

RSpec
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(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
Warwickshire +5 1 £52,500 +5.00%
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JAX-RS
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) Yii
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) RESTEasy
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 2 (66.67%) GlassFish
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (66.67%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Yii
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) JAX-RS
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) RESTEasy
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) CoffeeScript
3 1 (33.33%) RubyMotion
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter