The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RSpec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

RSpec
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 775 815
Rank change year-on-year +3 +40  
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 70 172 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.97% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 60 131 98
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £41,150
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% -4.54%  

RSpec is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15788 17742 16546
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.72% 18.20% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13437 15311 13975
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RSpec as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in England

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Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec in England.

Salary trend for RSpec in England

RSpec
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RSpec in England

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Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 35 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North West -4 11 £44,000 -16.19% 2
West Midlands -2 8 £50,000 -4.76% 2
South East +42 7 £46,250 -7.50% 2
North East - 5 £35,000 -
East of England +15 3 £57,500 -
South West +23 1 £40,000 -11.11%
RSpec
UK

RSpec
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 122 (89.05%) Ruby
2 83 (60.58%) Ruby on Rails
2 83 (60.58%) Git (software)
3 69 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (50.36%) TDD
4 60 (43.80%) Cucumber
5 54 (39.42%) Selenium
6 49 (35.77%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (35.04%) Scrum
7 48 (35.04%) JavaScript
8 46 (33.58%) Linux
9 39 (28.47%) HTML
10 38 (27.74%) MySQL
11 35 (25.55%) CSS
12 30 (21.90%) BDD
13 28 (20.44%) Vagrant
14 26 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (18.98%) Java
15 25 (18.25%) WebDriver
15 25 (18.25%) Redis
16 24 (17.52%) MongoDB
17 23 (16.79%) Capybara
17 23 (16.79%) Jenkins
18 22 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
19 21 (15.33%) git-flow
19 21 (15.33%) Puppet
19 21 (15.33%) jQuery
20 20 (14.60%) Test Automation
20 20 (14.60%) Software Engineering
21 19 (13.87%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (13.14%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (12.41%) nginx
3 14 (10.22%) OpenStack
4 13 (9.49%) Confluence
5 10 (7.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (5.84%) GlassFish
6 8 (5.84%) JBoss
6 8 (5.84%) WildFly
7 2 (1.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.57%) GitHub
3 7 (5.11%) SaaS
4 3 (2.19%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.19%) Route 53
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.46%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.46%) Loggly
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.73%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.73%) Heroku
6 1 (0.73%) IaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.73%) Internet
2 1 (0.73%) Network Security
2 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (35.77%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (27.74%) MySQL
3 25 (18.25%) Redis
4 24 (17.52%) MongoDB
5 16 (11.68%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.46%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (60.58%) Git (software)
2 60 (43.80%) Cucumber
3 54 (39.42%) Selenium
4 28 (20.44%) Vagrant
5 25 (18.25%) WebDriver
6 23 (16.79%) Capybara
6 23 (16.79%) Jenkins
7 21 (15.33%) git-flow
8 16 (11.68%) JUnit
9 15 (10.95%) JIRA
10 13 (9.49%) WATIR
11 11 (8.03%) RubyGems
12 10 (7.30%) Hudson
12 10 (7.30%) JBehave
12 10 (7.30%) TeamCity
13 8 (5.84%) JMeter
14 6 (4.38%) CircleCI
15 5 (3.65%) Appium
15 5 (3.65%) Subversion
16 4 (2.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (6.57%) Billing
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 6 (4.38%) Advertising
3 6 (4.38%) Games
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Automotive
5 1 (0.73%) Finance
5 1 (0.73%) iGaming
5 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.73%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (48.91%) Developer
2 38 (27.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 25 (18.25%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (10.95%) Senior Developer
5 13 (9.49%) Technical Director
5 13 (9.49%) Tester
6 11 (8.03%) Java Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Automation Tester
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Java Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Developer in Test
10 6 (4.38%) QA Tester
10 6 (4.38%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 5 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (3.65%) QA Automation Tester
11 5 (3.65%) QA Leader
12 4 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 3 (2.19%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (60.58%) Ruby on Rails
2 39 (28.47%) HTML
3 35 (25.55%) CSS
4 21 (15.33%) jQuery
5 19 (13.87%) HTML5
6 18 (13.14%) JSON
7 17 (12.41%) Resque
8 16 (11.68%) CSS3
9 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.22%) Backbone.js
10 13 (9.49%) Flash
10 13 (9.49%) RESTful
10 13 (9.49%) Spine.js
11 11 (8.03%) RESTEasy
12 10 (7.30%) Spring
12 10 (7.30%) Web Services
13 9 (6.57%) Node.js
13 9 (6.57%) XML
14 8 (5.84%) Java EE
14 8 (5.84%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) User Experience
2 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.38%) Life Science
2 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.92%) iPad
4 4 (2.92%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Fintech
6 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.73%) Blog
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.58%) Linux
2 10 (7.30%) Windows
3 4 (2.92%) Unix
4 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.73%) Android
6 1 (0.73%) SUSE
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
1 69 (50.36%) TDD
2 48 (35.04%) Scrum
3 30 (21.90%) BDD
4 26 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.60%) Software Engineering
5 20 (14.60%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.41%) DevOps
7 15 (10.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (10.22%) Functional Testing
8 14 (10.22%) Microservices
9 13 (9.49%) Artificial Intelligence
9 13 (9.49%) Unit Testing
10 12 (8.76%) OO
10 12 (8.76%) Open Source
10 12 (8.76%) SOA
10 12 (8.76%) Workflow
11 11 (8.03%) Test Strategy
12 10 (7.30%) Process Management
13 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 122 (89.05%) Ruby
2 48 (35.04%) JavaScript
3 26 (18.98%) Java
4 16 (11.68%) SQL
5 15 (10.95%) Python
6 9 (6.57%) C#
7 8 (5.84%) PHP
8 5 (3.65%) Groovy
9 4 (2.92%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (2.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.19%) Elixir
10 3 (2.19%) Go
11 2 (1.46%) C++
11 2 (1.46%) Clojure
11 2 (1.46%) Smalltalk
11 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.46%) OCP
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.14%) QA
2 6 (4.38%) SDET
3 2 (1.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (8.03%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) LXC
3 3 (2.19%) KVM
3 3 (2.19%) Xen
4 2 (1.46%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (15.33%) Puppet
3 18 (13.14%) Capistrano
4 7 (5.11%) Ansible
5 4 (2.92%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.92%) Salt
6 3 (2.19%) Ganglia
6 3 (2.19%) Graphite
6 3 (2.19%) StatsD
7 2 (1.46%) Grafana
7 2 (1.46%) Nagios
8 1 (0.73%) Marathon
8 1 (0.73%) Mesos
8 1 (0.73%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (7.30%) Atlassian
1 10 (7.30%) Oracle
2 5 (3.65%) New Relic
2 5 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (3.65%) SAP
3 4 (2.92%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.46%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.46%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.46%) Splunk
4 2 (1.46%) Zend
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.73%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.73%) VMware
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