Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 998 940 1012
Rank change year-on-year -58 +72 +59
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 152 257 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.78% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 132 216 242
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £42,625 £42,500 £33,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -

RSpec is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 34332 32965 36291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.38% 18.67% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28242 28758 30946
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in England

RSpec
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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RSpec in England

RSpec
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 6 months to 20 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -106 102 £60,000 -7.69% 12
South East +62 34 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West +15 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Midlands +5 5 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands 0 5 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England +5 4 - -
North of England -5 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Yorkshire -2 2 £53,750 +7.50%
North West -13 2 £67,500 +65.64%
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 128 (84.21%) Ruby
2 125 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (57.89%) Git (software)
4 83 (54.61%) BDD
5 81 (53.29%) Cucumber
6 70 (46.05%) Test Automation
6 70 (46.05%) Selenium
7 66 (43.42%) Ruby on Rails
7 66 (43.42%) TDD
8 64 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (40.79%) Java
10 55 (36.18%) JavaScript
10 55 (36.18%) HTML
11 47 (30.92%) WebDriver
12 46 (30.26%) Jenkins
12 46 (30.26%) Linux
13 43 (28.29%) SQL
13 43 (28.29%) JIRA
14 41 (26.97%) QA
15 40 (26.32%) Scrum
16 36 (23.68%) CSS
17 34 (22.37%) Capybara
18 30 (19.74%) Relational Database
19 27 (17.76%) MySQL
19 27 (17.76%) Continuous Delivery
20 26 (17.11%) XML
20 26 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (16.45%) DevOps
22 23 (15.13%) QA Automation
23 22 (14.47%) HTTP

RSpec
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 (11.84%) Confluence
2 13 (8.55%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.95%) WordPress
4 4 (2.63%) Ethereum
4 4 (2.63%) Hyperledger
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.87%) GitHub
3 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.95%) Heroku
5 5 (3.29%) IaaS
5 5 (3.29%) PaaS
6 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.63%) Slack
6 4 (2.63%) Trello
7 3 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.97%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.32%) Route 53
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.47%) HTTP
2 11 (7.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) Relational Database
2 27 (17.76%) MySQL
3 19 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.24%) Redis
6 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.63%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.63%) Riak
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.32%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.66%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 88 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 81 (53.29%) Cucumber
3 70 (46.05%) Selenium
4 47 (30.92%) WebDriver
5 46 (30.26%) Jenkins
6 43 (28.29%) JIRA
7 34 (22.37%) Capybara
8 22 (14.47%) WATIR
9 20 (13.16%) Sublime Text
9 20 (13.16%) TextMate
10 11 (7.24%) JUnit
11 8 (5.26%) Jasmine
12 7 (4.61%) JMeter
13 6 (3.95%) Appium
13 6 (3.95%) Calabash
13 6 (3.95%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.95%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.95%) TestNG
13 6 (3.95%) VersionOne
General
1 12 (7.89%) Retail
2 7 (4.61%) Banking
2 7 (4.61%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Games
2 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.63%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Military
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (53.95%) Developer
2 50 (32.89%) Ruby Developer
3 34 (22.37%) Senior Developer
4 26 (17.11%) Senior Ruby Developer
5 24 (15.79%) Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Lead Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Technical Leader
6 19 (12.50%) Technical Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Test Leader
7 17 (11.18%) Developer in Test
8 15 (9.87%) Java Developer
9 13 (8.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 11 (7.24%) Test Engineer
12 9 (5.92%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (3.95%) Consultant
13 6 (3.95%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (3.95%) Software Developer
14 5 (3.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (43.42%) Ruby on Rails
2 55 (36.18%) HTML
3 36 (23.68%) CSS
4 26 (17.11%) XML
5 16 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 15 (9.87%) JSON
7 14 (9.21%) RESTful
7 14 (9.21%) Web Services
8 12 (7.89%) Redux
9 10 (6.58%) Node.js
10 9 (5.92%) React Native
10 9 (5.92%) REST
10 9 (5.92%) Sinatra
11 8 (5.26%) .NET
11 8 (5.26%) Sass
12 7 (4.61%) Apache Flex
12 7 (4.61%) Gherkin
13 6 (3.95%) Haml
13 6 (3.95%) jQuery
14 5 (3.29%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.61%) Fintech
3 6 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.95%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.63%) Bitcoin
4 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.63%) User Experience
5 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.26%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.58%) Android
4 6 (3.95%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.29%) Windows
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.63%) Unix
7 2 (1.32%) CentOS
7 2 (1.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (54.61%) BDD
3 70 (46.05%) Test Automation
4 66 (43.42%) TDD
5 64 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (26.32%) Scrum
7 27 (17.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (16.45%) DevOps
9 23 (15.13%) QA Automation
10 21 (13.82%) Kanban
11 19 (12.50%) Web Testing
12 17 (11.18%) E-Commerce
13 16 (10.53%) Front End Development
14 15 (9.87%) SDET
15 14 (9.21%) ATDD
16 13 (8.55%) Data Protection
17 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
17 12 (7.89%) Software Engineering
18 11 (7.24%) Coaching
18 11 (7.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 128 (84.21%) Ruby
2 62 (40.79%) Java
3 55 (36.18%) JavaScript
4 43 (28.29%) SQL
5 13 (8.55%) C#
6 12 (7.89%) Python
7 8 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.26%) Elixir
8 7 (4.61%) Clojure
9 5 (3.29%) ES6
9 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.63%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.63%) Perl
10 4 (2.63%) Solidity
11 3 (1.97%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.32%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) XQuery
13 1 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (4.61%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.95%) ISEB
3 4 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.97%) Degree
5 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (26.97%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.87%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.55%) Ansible
1 13 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.89%) Capistrano
3 7 (4.61%) Puppet
3 7 (4.61%) Terraform
4 6 (3.95%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.32%) Kibana
5 2 (1.32%) logstash
5 2 (1.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (7.24%) CA Agile Central
2 9 (5.92%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.26%) Capita
4 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle
6 1 (0.66%) Google