Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1035 1001 923
Rank change year-on-year -34 -78 +68
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 82 159 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.47% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 68 136 241
England median annual salary £61,250 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £63,750 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +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 30,788 33,658 33,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.05% 20.52% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25,132 27,616 28,860
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -14 60 £67,500 +17.39% 15
South East -15 14 £47,500 - 3
South West +1 4 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +8 2 £57,500 +35.29%
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North of England +13 1 £50,000 +17.65% 1
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 62 (75.61%) Ruby
2 48 (58.54%) Ruby on Rails
3 41 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
6 35 (42.68%) TDD
6 35 (42.68%) Git (software)
7 32 (39.02%) HTML
8 29 (35.37%) Java
9 28 (34.15%) CSS
10 27 (32.93%) Test Automation
11 24 (29.27%) Linux
11 24 (29.27%) SQL
12 23 (28.05%) BDD
13 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (25.61%) Selenium
15 19 (23.17%) MySQL
16 18 (21.95%) Docker
17 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
19 14 (17.07%) GitHub
19 14 (17.07%) Ansible
19 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
19 14 (17.07%) Node.js
20 13 (15.85%) Continuous Delivery
21 12 (14.63%) Python
21 12 (14.63%) QA
21 12 (14.63%) Fintech
22 10 (12.20%) SDET
22 10 (12.20%) Linux Command Line

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 9 (10.98%) Apache
2 7 (8.54%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (8.54%) nginx
3 4 (4.88%) CMS
3 4 (4.88%) WordPress
4 2 (2.44%) Ethereum
4 2 (2.44%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.07%) GitHub
3 6 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.10%) AWS OpsWorks
4 5 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.10%) SaaS
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.88%) Heroku
5 4 (4.88%) IaaS
5 4 (4.88%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.44%) Google App Engine
6 2 (2.44%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.22%) Route 53
7 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) MySQL
2 10 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.10%) Blockchain
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (4.88%) Redis
6 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Big Data
7 1 (1.22%) DB2
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 35 (42.68%) Git (software)
3 21 (25.61%) Selenium
4 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
6 10 (12.20%) JIRA
7 8 (9.76%) TeamCity
8 7 (8.54%) Capybara
8 7 (8.54%) Jasmine
8 7 (8.54%) Maven
8 7 (8.54%) Sublime Text
9 6 (7.32%) CircleCI
10 5 (6.10%) Protractor
10 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.88%) Codeship
11 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.88%) TestRail
11 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (3.66%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (70.73%) Developer
2 25 (30.49%) Ruby Developer
3 21 (25.61%) Senior Developer
4 18 (21.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 14 (17.07%) Software Developer
6 12 (14.63%) Developer in Test
7 10 (12.20%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (12.20%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 9 (10.98%) QA Engineer
9 7 (8.54%) Junior
10 5 (6.10%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Agile Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Graduate
11 4 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (4.88%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Ruby Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Software Developer
12 3 (3.66%) Analyst
12 3 (3.66%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (58.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (39.02%) HTML
3 28 (34.15%) CSS
4 14 (17.07%) Node.js
5 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
5 10 (12.20%) JSON
6 9 (10.98%) Gherkin
6 9 (10.98%) Haml
6 9 (10.98%) React
6 9 (10.98%) Sass
7 8 (9.76%) HTML5
8 7 (8.54%) CSS3
8 7 (8.54%) REST
9 5 (6.10%) Redux
9 5 (6.10%) WebdriverIO
10 4 (4.88%) jQuery
10 4 (4.88%) LAMP
10 4 (4.88%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (3.66%) RESTful
11 3 (3.66%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Fintech
2 10 (12.20%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (9.76%) User Experience
4 7 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.10%) Xbox
6 4 (4.88%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.44%) Bitcoin
8 2 (2.44%) iPad
8 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.44%) Social Media
8 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Android
2 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 10 (12.20%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.44%) Debian
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.68%) TDD
3 27 (32.93%) Test Automation
4 23 (28.05%) BDD
5 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (12.20%) Refactoring
7 10 (12.20%) SDET
8 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.98%) Scrum
9 8 (9.76%) OO
10 7 (8.54%) DevOps
10 7 (8.54%) Use Case
10 7 (8.54%) Web Development
11 6 (7.32%) ATDD
11 6 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.32%) MVC
11 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.10%) Software Delivery
12 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (75.61%) Ruby
2 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
3 29 (35.37%) Java
4 24 (29.27%) SQL
5 12 (14.63%) Python
6 7 (8.54%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.32%) Elixir
8 5 (6.10%) C
8 5 (6.10%) C#
9 4 (4.88%) C++
9 4 (4.88%) PHP
10 3 (3.66%) Perl
11 2 (2.44%) Solidity
11 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.22%) Clojure
12 1 (1.22%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (1.22%) ES6
12 1 (1.22%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.22%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) ISEB
3 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Docker
2 3 (3.66%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) Ansible
2 10 (12.20%) Puppet
3 9 (10.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.44%) Mesos
5 2 (2.44%) Terraform
6 1 (1.22%) Consul
6 1 (1.22%) Icinga
6 1 (1.22%) Packer
6 1 (1.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (2.44%) Google
1 2 (2.44%) hybris
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle
1 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
1 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
1 2 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft