Period
to 15 December 2019

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 6 months to 15 December 2019 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.

RSpec
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 380 374
Rank change year-on-year +49 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.008% 0.060% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.051% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median daily rate - £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +1.69%
England median daily rate £550 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.82% +22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

RSpec is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,962 3,286 2,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 19.58% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,165 2,027 1,818
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.96% +7.19%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £310
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 87
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £71.88 £59.75 £60.40
England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the South East

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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

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +18 1 - - 1
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance

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Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance