Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 November 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.

RSpec
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 209 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - -
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.18% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
West Midlands median daily rate - £363 -
England median daily rate £470 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +13.94% -2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 714 943 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.90% 15.18% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 524 253
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £561 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.83%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £18.80
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the West Midlands

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the West Midlands

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +11 1 - -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) WCAG
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
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%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

RSpec
Co-occurring 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:

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
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) WCAG