Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 24 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 193 219
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26 -36
Contract jobs citing RSpec 5 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.11% 0.26% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.56% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.99% +9.09% -55.39%
10th Percentile £371 £325 £289
90th Percentile £525 £390 £355
England median daily rate £470 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +17.50% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 902 897 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.42% 16.54% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 580 715
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £414 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +11.82% +8.82%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £270
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.81% -66.25% +14.51%
10th Percentile £40.75 £12.98 £21.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £20.85 £47.50
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 Yorkshire

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in Yorkshire

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in Yorkshire

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in Yorkshire

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
North Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
West Yorkshire +6 1 £468 +28.08%
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (60.00%) Terraform
3 3 (60.00%) Ansible
3 3 (60.00%) logstash
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Kibana
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) Planning Poker
3 3 (60.00%) Puppet
3 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (60.00%) Node.js
3 3 (60.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Fedora
3 3 (60.00%) Load Testing

RSpec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (60.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (60.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (60.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) CentOS
1 3 (60.00%) Fedora
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Microservices
2 3 (60.00%) Planning Poker
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ansible
1 3 (60.00%) Kibana
1 3 (60.00%) logstash
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) Terraform