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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 734 805
Rank change year-on-year -27 +71  
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 96 175 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.04% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 86 151 140
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -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 17330 16830 17570
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.96% 18.20% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14403 14781 14866
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -43 59 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Yorkshire +5 10 £42,500 -15.00%
West Midlands +8 9 £50,000 -13.04%
South East +46 7 £50,000 -20.00% 1
East of England - 7 £46,557 - 3
South West +6 4 £57,500 +27.77%
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 126 (78.75%) Ruby
2 98 (61.25%) TDD
3 96 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (57.50%) Git (software)
5 87 (54.38%) Cucumber
6 83 (51.88%) Selenium
7 74 (46.25%) Test Automation
8 73 (45.63%) Scrum
9 66 (41.25%) Ruby on Rails
10 59 (36.88%) BDD
11 57 (35.63%) PostgreSQL
12 56 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (34.38%) MySQL
14 53 (33.13%) JavaScript
15 42 (26.25%) Java
15 42 (26.25%) Software Engineering
15 42 (26.25%) Jenkins
16 37 (23.13%) JIRA
17 36 (22.50%) SQL
18 35 (21.88%) HTML
18 35 (21.88%) DevOps
19 33 (20.63%) WebDriver
20 32 (20.00%) JUnit
20 32 (20.00%) Capybara
21 31 (19.38%) CSS
21 31 (19.38%) Linux
22 25 (15.63%) Elasticsearch
23 24 (15.00%) Unit Testing
24 23 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
24 23 (14.38%) RubyGems

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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 25 (15.63%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (11.88%) Confluence
3 16 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (8.75%) GlassFish
4 14 (8.75%) JBoss
4 14 (8.75%) WildFly
5 11 (6.88%) OpenStack
6 9 (5.63%) nginx
7 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.38%) GitHub
3 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.50%) IaaS
4 4 (2.50%) Loggly
4 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.50%) PaaS
4 4 (2.50%) Route 53
5 3 (1.88%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.88%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.63%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) Internet
2 10 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (1.88%) Network Security
3 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (35.63%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (34.38%) MySQL
3 21 (13.13%) MongoDB
4 15 (9.38%) Redis
5 9 (5.63%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.50%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.25%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) Riak
Development Applications
1 92 (57.50%) Git (software)
2 87 (54.38%) Cucumber
3 83 (51.88%) Selenium
4 42 (26.25%) Jenkins
5 37 (23.13%) JIRA
6 33 (20.63%) WebDriver
7 32 (20.00%) Capybara
7 32 (20.00%) JUnit
8 23 (14.38%) RubyGems
8 23 (14.38%) Vagrant
9 19 (11.88%) TeamCity
9 19 (11.88%) WATIR
10 16 (10.00%) Hudson
10 16 (10.00%) JBehave
11 14 (8.75%) TestNG
12 13 (8.13%) Jasmine
13 12 (7.50%) git-flow
14 11 (6.88%) Appium
14 11 (6.88%) JIRA Agile
14 11 (6.88%) VersionOne
General
1 15 (9.38%) Billing
2 12 (7.50%) Retail
3 11 (6.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.75%) Games
5 4 (2.50%) Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.25%) Finance
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (41.25%) Developer
2 32 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 27 (16.88%) Ruby Developer
4 20 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 18 (11.25%) Java Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) Tester
7 14 (8.75%) Senior Java Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.88%) Consultant
8 11 (6.88%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (6.25%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 7 (4.38%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (4.38%) Junior
10 7 (4.38%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.13%) Analyst
12 5 (3.13%) Junior Developer
12 5 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (41.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 35 (21.88%) HTML
3 31 (19.38%) CSS
4 19 (11.88%) RESTful
5 17 (10.63%) Spring
6 15 (9.38%) REST
7 14 (8.75%) Hibernate
7 14 (8.75%) HornetQ
7 14 (8.75%) Java EE
7 14 (8.75%) JAX-RS
7 14 (8.75%) JMS
7 14 (8.75%) RESTEasy
8 12 (7.50%) Web Services
9 11 (6.88%) JSON
9 11 (6.88%) Resque
10 10 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (5.63%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.63%) Gherkin
11 9 (5.63%) jQuery
11 9 (5.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Fintech
2 6 (3.75%) User Experience
3 5 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.50%) Life Science
5 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.25%) iPad
6 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.38%) Linux
2 13 (8.13%) Windows
3 10 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.88%) Android
5 3 (1.88%) SUSE
6 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (61.25%) TDD
2 96 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (46.25%) Test Automation
4 73 (45.63%) Scrum
5 59 (36.88%) BDD
6 56 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (26.25%) Software Engineering
8 35 (21.88%) DevOps
9 24 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 22 (13.75%) Open Source
11 20 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (12.50%) Microservices
11 20 (12.50%) Workflow
12 18 (11.25%) SOA
13 17 (10.63%) Performance Testing
14 16 (10.00%) SDLC
14 16 (10.00%) Software Delivery
15 15 (9.38%) Functional Testing
16 14 (8.75%) ATDD
16 14 (8.75%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 126 (78.75%) Ruby
2 53 (33.13%) JavaScript
3 42 (26.25%) Java
4 36 (22.50%) SQL
5 21 (13.13%) C#
6 18 (11.25%) Python
7 9 (5.63%) PHP
8 6 (3.75%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (2.50%) Clojure
10 3 (1.88%) Elixir
10 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.25%) C++
11 2 (1.25%) Scala
11 2 (1.25%) Smalltalk
11 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.25%) XQuery
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (1.88%) Degree
1 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.25%) ISEB
2 2 (1.25%) OCP
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (10.00%) Docker
2 7 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.50%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.88%) KVM
4 3 (1.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (13.75%) Puppet
2 13 (8.13%) Capistrano
3 6 (3.75%) Ansible
3 6 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.50%) Grafana
4 4 (2.50%) Marathon
4 4 (2.50%) Mesos
4 4 (2.50%) Terraform
5 3 (1.88%) Ganglia
5 3 (1.88%) Graphite
5 3 (1.88%) StatsD
6 2 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (13.13%) Atlassian
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 14 (8.75%) CA Agile Central
4 9 (5.63%) New Relic
5 7 (4.38%) VMware
6 5 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.13%) SAP
6 5 (3.13%) Splunk
7 4 (2.50%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.88%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.88%) Tableau
9 2 (1.25%) Zend
10 1 (0.63%) Plumtree
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