Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 920 1027 1006
Rank change year-on-year +107 -21 -93
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 162 121 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.075% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 119 103 141
England median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,250 £39,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £89,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -9.09%

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 25,784 33,611 32,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.40% 20.89% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20,470 27,499 27,558
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 +96 93 £75,000 +15.38% 1
North of England +57 41 £35,000 -26.32% 2
North West +54 31 £35,000 -33.33% 2
East of England - 13 - -
Yorkshire +9 10 £42,500 -10.53%
South East +10 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Midlands +40 2 £47,500 -13.64%
East Midlands +27 2 £47,500 -13.64%
South West +20 2 £67,500 +68.75%
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 127 (78.40%) Ruby
2 121 (74.69%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (48.77%) TDD
4 72 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (44.44%) BDD
5 64 (39.51%) Git (software)
6 63 (38.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 63 (38.89%) Java
7 60 (37.04%) Test Automation
8 55 (33.95%) Python
9 53 (32.72%) Docker
10 50 (30.86%) Cucumber
10 50 (30.86%) JavaScript
11 48 (29.63%) DevOps
12 47 (29.01%) git-flow
13 44 (27.16%) Opscode Chef
14 42 (25.93%) Scrum
15 41 (25.31%) Infrastructure Automation
16 40 (24.69%) Jenkins
16 40 (24.69%) Ansible
17 39 (24.07%) Selenium
18 38 (23.46%) AngularJS
19 37 (22.84%) Puppet
20 35 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (21.60%) Linux
21 34 (20.99%) MySQL
21 34 (20.99%) PostgreSQL
21 34 (20.99%) Node.js
22 32 (19.75%) Data Centre
22 32 (19.75%) Elastic Stack

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 30 (18.52%) Apache
1 30 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 15 (9.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 72 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.26%) Heroku
4 14 (8.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.32%) Apigee
5 7 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.32%) GitHub
5 7 (4.32%) Google App Engine
5 7 (4.32%) Rackspace Cloud
5 7 (4.32%) Serverless
6 6 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (3.70%) SaaS
7 4 (2.47%) Engine Yard
8 2 (1.23%) IaaS
8 2 (1.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) HTTP
1 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.99%) MySQL
1 34 (20.99%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (14.20%) Redis
3 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.62%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 64 (39.51%) Git (software)
2 50 (30.86%) Cucumber
3 47 (29.01%) git-flow
4 40 (24.69%) Jenkins
5 39 (24.07%) Selenium
6 28 (17.28%) Capybara
7 24 (14.81%) JIRA
8 19 (11.73%) Appium
9 13 (8.02%) TeamCity
9 13 (8.02%) Vagrant
10 12 (7.41%) SoapUI
10 12 (7.41%) TestNG
11 11 (6.79%) Calabash
11 11 (6.79%) Jasmine
12 10 (6.17%) JUnit
12 10 (6.17%) WebDriver
13 9 (5.56%) MSBuild
14 8 (4.94%) CircleCI
14 8 (4.94%) FitNesse
14 8 (4.94%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (7.41%) Retail
2 11 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.32%) Law
4 6 (3.70%) Finance
5 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.85%) Electronics
6 3 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (46.91%) Developer
2 33 (20.37%) Ruby Developer
3 27 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 16 (9.88%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.64%) QA Automation Engineer
6 14 (8.64%) QA Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Automation Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
8 12 (7.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Junior
8 12 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 10 (6.17%) Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Consultant
10 8 (4.94%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Junior Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (38.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 38 (23.46%) AngularJS
3 34 (20.99%) Node.js
4 32 (19.75%) Elastic Stack
5 25 (15.43%) React
6 21 (12.96%) HTML
7 19 (11.73%) CSS
8 13 (8.02%) Sidekiq
9 11 (6.79%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (5.56%) REST
11 8 (4.94%) Django
11 8 (4.94%) Express
12 7 (4.32%) CSS3
12 7 (4.32%) HTML5
12 7 (4.32%) JSON
12 7 (4.32%) Resque
13 4 (2.47%) RESTful
13 4 (2.47%) Sinatra
14 3 (1.85%) Web Services
15 2 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 31 (19.14%) Public Cloud
3 16 (9.88%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (8.02%) User Experience
5 10 (6.17%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.56%) Virtual Team
7 8 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (4.94%) iPad
8 7 (4.32%) Social Media
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.62%) FMCG
10 1 (0.62%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.62%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.62%) Podcast
10 1 (0.62%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.60%) Linux
2 25 (15.43%) Android
3 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.23%) Windows
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (74.69%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (48.77%) TDD
3 72 (44.44%) BDD
4 60 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 48 (29.63%) DevOps
6 42 (25.93%) Scrum
7 41 (25.31%) Infrastructure Automation
8 35 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (18.52%) Project Management
9 30 (18.52%) Release Management
10 22 (13.58%) SDLC
10 22 (13.58%) Web Development
11 20 (12.35%) Code Coverage
12 18 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 18 (11.11%) Open Source
13 16 (9.88%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.64%) ATDD
15 11 (6.79%) Fintech
16 9 (5.56%) Sprint Planning
16 9 (5.56%) Story Points
Programming Languages
1 127 (78.40%) Ruby
2 63 (38.89%) Java
3 55 (33.95%) Python
4 50 (30.86%) JavaScript
5 30 (18.52%) C++
5 30 (18.52%) Perl
6 15 (9.26%) SQL
7 14 (8.64%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.64%) Kotlin
7 14 (8.64%) PHP
8 13 (8.02%) C#
9 7 (4.32%) C
10 2 (1.23%) ES6
10 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.62%) Clojure
11 1 (0.62%) ES7
11 1 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.73%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (32.72%) Docker
2 30 (18.52%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (27.16%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (24.69%) Ansible
3 37 (22.84%) Puppet
4 30 (18.52%) Consul
4 30 (18.52%) Icinga
4 30 (18.52%) Packer
4 30 (18.52%) Prometheus
4 30 (18.52%) Salt
5 11 (6.79%) Capistrano
6 7 (4.32%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.09%) Terraform
8 1 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (6.79%) SAP
2 9 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (4.94%) Google
3 8 (4.94%) hybris
3 8 (4.94%) WorldPay
4 7 (4.32%) Rackspace
4 7 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.70%) Instagram
5 6 (3.70%) Twitter
6 3 (1.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (1.23%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.23%) Splunk
8 1 (0.62%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.62%) Rollbar