The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / South East
Rank - 252 250
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.82% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 14
Median daily rate - £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.58%  
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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1165 1218 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.03% 13.31% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 775 683
Median daily rate £405 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +8.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.31 £55.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the South East

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Games
3 5 (71.43%) JUnit
3 5 (71.43%) WCAG
3 5 (71.43%) JSON
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Web Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Scala
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) User Stories
3 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Linux

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 5 (71.43%) JUnit
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) WATIR
General
1 6 (85.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) QA Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) QA Test Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Quality Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Phusion Passenger
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) User Stories
3 5 (71.43%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
1 5 (71.43%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Capistrano
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