The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 227 -
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 0 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.18% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Median salary - £45,000 -
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1452 1067 1236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.50% 19.07% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 940 1054
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec in the North West.

Salary trend for RSpec in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 13 (100.00%) Ruby
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (84.62%) git-flow
3 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (69.23%) Resque
3 9 (69.23%) Capistrano
3 9 (69.23%) Vagrant
4 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 5 (38.46%) Process Management
5 4 (30.77%) B2B
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Phusion Passenger
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) nginx
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (15.38%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (84.62%) git-flow
3 9 (69.23%) Vagrant
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
1 11 (84.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (69.23%) Resque
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) Phusion Passenger
4 2 (15.38%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) SOAP
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
1 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Process Management
2 4 (30.77%) B2B
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) Smalltalk
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Capistrano
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet