Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 358 361
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing RSpec 14 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.085% 0.024% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
South East median daily rate £500 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +1.69% -13.24%
10th Percentile £475 £363 £329
90th Percentile £545 £388 £403
England median daily rate £500 £470 £413
% change year-on-year +6.38% +13.94% -2.94%
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 3,231 2,937 2,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.54% 17.70% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,989 1,789 1,532
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £293
90th Percentile £575 £573 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 94 77
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £27.10 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

RSpec
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

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
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 19 November 2018. 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 - 8 - -
Thames Valley +17 3 £500 -
Berkshire -12 3 £500 -
Hampshire - 3 £525 -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
3 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
4 8 (57.14%) User Stories
4 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
4 8 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 8 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
4 8 (57.14%) Scala
4 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (57.14%) WCAG
4 8 (57.14%) JSON
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 8 (57.14%) JUnit
4 8 (57.14%) Games
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) SDET
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) JMeter
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) CMS
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing

RSpec
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
1 3 (21.43%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (57.14%) JUnit
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 3 (21.43%) JMeter
4 3 (21.43%) Protractor
4 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
5 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
5 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (57.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer in Test
2 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Developer
3 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 8 (57.14%) User Stories
3 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SDET
6 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Microservices
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Scala
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Groovy
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) WCAG
2 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (21.43%) Packer
1 3 (21.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat