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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / West Midlands
Rank - 173 -
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 0 45 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.86% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 25 0
Median salary - £52,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%

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
745 776 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.25% 14.80% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 654 671 654
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Hudson
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Concordion
2 4 (80.00%) WATIR
2 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) Ant
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) QA

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Ant
2 4 (80.00%) Concordion
2 4 (80.00%) Hudson
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) WATIR
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) REST
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (20.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle