The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RSpec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK / England
Rank 541 566 515
Rank change year-on-year +25 -51  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 44 49 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.100% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.68% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 68
Median daily rate £370 £356 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £386
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

RSpec is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7323 7180 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4822 4121
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 170 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RSpec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in England

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RSpec in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in England

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in England

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East +11 23 £320 -
London +29 19 £463 +2.77% 11
North West - 1 £413 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 96 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (72.50%) Cucumber
3 81 (67.50%) TDD
4 80 (66.67%) Ruby
5 67 (55.83%) Automated Testing
5 67 (55.83%) Jenkins
6 64 (53.33%) Selenium
7 60 (50.00%) JUnit
8 58 (48.33%) WebDriver
9 55 (45.83%) Automation Testing
10 51 (42.50%) Scala
11 50 (41.67%) Test Automation
12 48 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
13 45 (37.50%) Web Testing
13 45 (37.50%) Test Scripting
13 45 (37.50%) Java
13 45 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
14 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
15 41 (34.17%) CSS
16 39 (32.50%) HTML
16 39 (32.50%) Git (software)
17 35 (29.17%) QA
18 34 (28.33%) JSON
19 31 (25.83%) Games
20 30 (25.00%) Test Strategy
21 29 (24.17%) User Stories
21 29 (24.17%) WCAG
21 29 (24.17%) BDD
22 25 (20.83%) Unix
23 24 (20.00%) Linux

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.00%) CMS
2 6 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.67%) GitHub
2 17 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 8 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.50%) Heroku
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) MySQL
2 13 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.67%) QlikView
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (72.50%) Cucumber
2 67 (55.83%) Jenkins
3 64 (53.33%) Selenium
4 60 (50.00%) JUnit
5 58 (48.33%) WebDriver
6 39 (32.50%) Git (software)
7 13 (10.83%) Capybara
7 13 (10.83%) Maven
8 8 (6.67%) JIRA
8 8 (6.67%) Mockito
9 7 (5.83%) Grunt
10 6 (5.00%) Vagrant
11 5 (4.17%) git-flow
11 5 (4.17%) Subversion
12 4 (3.33%) NUnit
13 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.67%) PhantomJS
14 2 (1.67%) WATIR
15 1 (0.83%) Sahi
15 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (25.83%) Games
2 15 (12.50%) Marketing
3 4 (3.33%) Finance
4 2 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (48.33%) Developer
2 34 (28.33%) Test Engineer
3 30 (25.00%) QA Engineer
4 28 (23.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 28 (23.33%) Quality Engineer
5 22 (18.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 17 (14.17%) Automation Tester
6 17 (14.17%) Tester
7 15 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
8 13 (10.83%) Agile Tester
8 13 (10.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 13 (10.83%) Selenium Tester
9 12 (10.00%) Web Developer
10 11 (9.17%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (7.50%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 7 (5.83%) Full Stack Web Developer
14 6 (5.00%) Java Developer
15 5 (4.17%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 41 (34.17%) CSS
3 39 (32.50%) HTML
4 34 (28.33%) JSON
5 22 (18.33%) jQuery
5 22 (18.33%) Sass
6 21 (17.50%) HTML5
7 16 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 16 (13.33%) Gherkin
7 16 (13.33%) Web Services
8 11 (9.17%) Dropwizard
8 11 (9.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (7.50%) XML
10 8 (6.67%) Backbone.js
10 8 (6.67%) Spring
11 7 (5.83%) CSS3
11 7 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (5.83%) REST
12 6 (5.00%) RESTEasy
13 4 (3.33%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Smartphone
3 7 (5.83%) User Experience
4 6 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) Unix
2 24 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.50%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (67.50%) TDD
3 67 (55.83%) Automated Testing
4 55 (45.83%) Automation Testing
5 50 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 45 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
6 45 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 45 (37.50%) Web Testing
7 30 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 29 (24.17%) BDD
8 29 (24.17%) User Stories
9 23 (19.17%) Web Development
10 17 (14.17%) Scrum
11 13 (10.83%) OO
12 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (8.33%) Front End Development
14 10 (8.33%) Open Source
15 9 (7.50%) Microservices
16 8 (6.67%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 80 (66.67%) Ruby
2 51 (42.50%) Scala
3 45 (37.50%) Java
4 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 24 (20.00%) Python
6 21 (17.50%) C#
7 17 (14.17%) SQL
8 5 (4.17%) Go
9 2 (1.67%) R
10 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.17%) QA
2 29 (24.17%) WCAG
3 3 (2.50%) SDET
4 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (3.33%) SAP
2 2 (1.67%) Tableau
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