Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1038 1022 981
Rank change year-on-year -16 -41 +19
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 76 159 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.47% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 70 141 198
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -10.20% +16.67%
10th Percentile £43,250 £43,750 £42,350
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £63,750 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +15.91% -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 29,056 33,902 32,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.78% 20.17% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23,517 27,941 28,389
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +6 62 £65,000 +8.33% 5
South East -18 9 £65,000 +36.84% 4
Yorkshire +36 2 £60,000 -7.69%
North of England +19 2 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Midlands +42 1 £60,000 +50.00% 2
East of England +39 1 £27,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 - 2
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 59 (77.63%) Ruby
2 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (51.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 37 (48.68%) Cucumber
5 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
6 34 (44.74%) Java
7 31 (40.79%) TDD
7 31 (40.79%) Git (software)
8 29 (38.16%) Test Automation
9 27 (35.53%) SQL
10 24 (31.58%) Selenium
11 23 (30.26%) BDD
12 22 (28.95%) HTML
12 22 (28.95%) CSS
13 21 (27.63%) QA
14 20 (26.32%) Linux
15 18 (23.68%) MySQL
15 18 (23.68%) Node.js
16 17 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
17 16 (21.05%) Fintech
18 15 (19.74%) AngularJS
19 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
19 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
20 13 (17.11%) Docker
21 12 (15.79%) Python
21 12 (15.79%) Android
21 12 (15.79%) SDET
21 12 (15.79%) Apple iOS
21 12 (15.79%) GitHub

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 5 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.79%) GitHub
3 5 (6.58%) Heroku
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.63%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.63%) Route 53
6 2 (2.63%) SaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Serverless
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.32%) IaaS
7 1 (1.32%) PaaS
7 1 (1.32%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) MySQL
2 10 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (11.84%) MongoDB
3 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.63%) Redis
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (48.68%) Cucumber
2 31 (40.79%) Git (software)
3 24 (31.58%) Selenium
4 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
4 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
5 11 (14.47%) Capybara
6 10 (13.16%) JIRA
6 10 (13.16%) Mocha
7 7 (9.21%) Jasmine
7 7 (9.21%) Maven
8 6 (7.89%) Protractor
8 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
8 6 (7.89%) TestRail
9 5 (6.58%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.95%) CircleCI
11 3 (3.95%) git-flow
12 2 (2.63%) Gradle
12 2 (2.63%) JMeter
12 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (11.84%) Publishing
2 6 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (59.21%) Developer
2 19 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
3 18 (23.68%) Senior Developer
4 15 (19.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (17.11%) Developer in Test
5 13 (17.11%) QA Engineer
6 11 (14.47%) Software Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Agile Developer
10 5 (6.58%) Ruby Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
11 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
11 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (5.26%) Junior
11 4 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
12 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (51.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 22 (28.95%) CSS
2 22 (28.95%) HTML
3 18 (23.68%) Node.js
4 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
5 15 (19.74%) AngularJS
6 9 (11.84%) React
7 8 (10.53%) Sass
8 7 (9.21%) jQuery
8 7 (9.21%) REST
8 7 (9.21%) Vue.js
9 6 (7.89%) JSON
10 5 (6.58%) Chai
10 5 (6.58%) Ember.js
10 5 (6.58%) Haml
10 5 (6.58%) RESTful
10 5 (6.58%) WebdriverIO
11 4 (5.26%) HTML5
12 3 (3.95%) CSS3
13 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Fintech
2 11 (14.47%) User Experience
3 9 (11.84%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (9.21%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (6.58%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (6.58%) Xbox
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Linux
2 12 (15.79%) Android
2 12 (15.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) Debian
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.79%) TDD
3 29 (38.16%) Test Automation
4 23 (30.26%) BDD
5 12 (15.79%) SDET
6 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.16%) Scrum
7 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.84%) Microservices
8 9 (11.84%) MVC
8 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
8 9 (11.84%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.53%) Refactoring
9 8 (10.53%) Web Development
10 7 (9.21%) Open Source
10 7 (9.21%) Software Delivery
10 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
11 6 (7.89%) ATDD
11 6 (7.89%) DevOps
11 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (77.63%) Ruby
2 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
3 34 (44.74%) Java
4 27 (35.53%) SQL
5 12 (15.79%) Python
6 8 (10.53%) C#
7 6 (7.89%) C++
7 6 (7.89%) Elixir
8 5 (6.58%) C
9 3 (3.95%) Go
9 3 (3.95%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) Erlang
10 2 (2.63%) ES6
11 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.32%) Clojure
11 1 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) Rust
11 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.58%) ISEB
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) Ansible
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) Terraform
3 2 (2.63%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.63%) Mesos
3 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.32%) Consul
4 1 (1.32%) Icinga
4 1 (1.32%) Packer
4 1 (1.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle