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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / Yorkshire
Rank - 136 -
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.11% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £313 -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 453 455 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.97% 16.16% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 325 233
Median daily rate £400 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +23.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

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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

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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

1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) WCAG
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development

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Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) WCAG