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 3 months to 28 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.

RSpec
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 302 433 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.59% 15.83% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 226 131
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Shropshire - 1 - -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
3 5 (71.43%) Scala
4 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) Capybara
4 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) Ruby
5 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Subversion
5 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (42.86%) Web Design
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
5 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) git-flow
5 3 (42.86%) Dropwizard
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design

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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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
1 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
1 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
3 4 (57.14%) Capybara
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) git-flow
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) NUnit
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Dropwizard
2 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (42.86%) Sass
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) DOM
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Scala
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) WCAG