Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 548 589
Rank change year-on-year +50 +41 +30
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 45 7 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.022% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.12% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 42 2 46
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +40.41%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £58,250 £55,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -4.76%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 6,367 5,601 7,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.52% 17.60% 17.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,477 4,848 6,390
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the South East

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Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for RSpec in the South East

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Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for RSpec in the South East

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Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Berkshire +46 28 £47,500 - 2
Thames Valley +37 28 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Surrey - 9 £52,500 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £50,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 42 (93.33%) Ruby
1 42 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 36 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (77.78%) HTML
4 30 (66.67%) CSS
5 24 (53.33%) TextMate
5 24 (53.33%) Sublime Text
6 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (24.44%) DevOps
9 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 9 (20.00%) MySQL
9 9 (20.00%) TDD
9 9 (20.00%) Selenium
9 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (17.78%) AWS OpsWorks
11 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
11 7 (15.56%) BDD
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.56%) Java
11 7 (15.56%) Linux
12 6 (13.33%) PHP
12 6 (13.33%) SQL
12 6 (13.33%) JIRA
12 6 (13.33%) QA
13 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.11%) ISTQB

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.78%) AWS OpsWorks
2 5 (11.11%) GitHub
3 3 (6.67%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (20.00%) MySQL
3 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (53.33%) Sublime Text
2 24 (53.33%) TextMate
3 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.00%) Selenium
4 6 (13.33%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.67%) Capybara
6 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.67%) JBehave
6 3 (6.67%) Ranorex
6 3 (6.67%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) WATIR
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Games
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 31 (68.89%) Senior Developer
3 28 (62.22%) Ruby Developer
3 28 (62.22%) Senior Ruby Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Test Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Tester
6 1 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.22%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 35 (77.78%) HTML
3 30 (66.67%) CSS
4 5 (11.11%) Node.js
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) Sass
6 3 (6.67%) Ajax
6 3 (6.67%) CSS3
6 3 (6.67%) HTML5
6 3 (6.67%) Sinatra
6 3 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
7 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.22%) GWT
7 1 (2.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.22%) Fintech
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) DevOps
3 9 (20.00%) TDD
3 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (15.56%) BDD
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.11%) Open Source
5 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.89%) Web Development
7 3 (6.67%) API Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Coaching
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Line Management
7 3 (6.67%) OOP
7 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 42 (93.33%) Ruby
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) Java
4 6 (13.33%) PHP
4 6 (13.33%) SQL
5 5 (11.11%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) C#
7 3 (6.67%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Ansible
1 4 (8.89%) Capistrano
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Atlassian