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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank - 189 197
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 0 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.69% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 7
Average salary - £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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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
677 472 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.74% 10.67% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 612 384 535
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) WATIR
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Zend
1 2 (100.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (100.00%) Groovy
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Yii
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) RESTEasy

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) WATIR
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Yii
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (100.00%) RESTEasy
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Zend