Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1025 1007 965
Rank change year-on-year -18 -42 +95
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 151 186 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.56% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 141 154 237
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £92,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -12.00% +11.11%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 35,374 33,185 36,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 18.87% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 29,072 28,418 30,984
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England -32 146 £55,000 -8.33% 27
London -64 91 £60,000 -7.69% 19
UK excluding London +14 55 £47,500 +7.95% 9
South East +57 45 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South West - 6 £60,000 -
North of England -23 3 £65,000 +47.73% 2
North West -18 2 £67,500 +58.82% 2
Midlands +12 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands -12 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Scotland -42 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 134 (88.74%) Ruby
2 111 (73.51%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (53.64%) Git (software)
4 75 (49.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 71 (47.02%) Cucumber
6 66 (43.71%) BDD
7 65 (43.05%) HTML
7 65 (43.05%) JavaScript
8 61 (40.40%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (39.74%) Java
9 60 (39.74%) Selenium
10 57 (37.75%) Test Automation
11 55 (36.42%) TDD
12 44 (29.14%) SQL
13 43 (28.48%) CSS
13 43 (28.48%) Linux
14 42 (27.81%) WebDriver
15 37 (24.50%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (24.50%) QA
16 36 (23.84%) Jenkins
17 34 (22.52%) JIRA
18 32 (21.19%) MySQL
18 32 (21.19%) Relational Database
19 31 (20.53%) Scrum
19 31 (20.53%) DevOps
20 30 (19.87%) Capybara
21 25 (16.56%) XML
22 24 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
22 24 (15.89%) Sublime Text
22 24 (15.89%) TextMate

RSpec
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (11.92%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (9.27%) Confluence
3 5 (3.31%) Ethereum
3 5 (3.31%) Hyperledger
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.99%) WordPress
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.32%) Drupal
5 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.99%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (24.50%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (13.25%) GitHub
3 11 (7.28%) AWS OpsWorks
3 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.30%) Heroku
5 6 (3.97%) IaaS
5 6 (3.97%) PaaS
6 5 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.31%) Slack
6 5 (3.31%) Trello
7 3 (1.99%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.58%) HTTP
2 8 (5.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.19%) MySQL
1 32 (21.19%) Relational Database
2 24 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.96%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.96%) Redis
4 8 (5.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.66%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 81 (53.64%) Git (software)
2 71 (47.02%) Cucumber
3 60 (39.74%) Selenium
4 42 (27.81%) WebDriver
5 36 (23.84%) Jenkins
6 34 (22.52%) JIRA
7 30 (19.87%) Capybara
8 24 (15.89%) Sublime Text
8 24 (15.89%) TextMate
9 17 (11.26%) WATIR
10 9 (5.96%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (3.97%) Artifactory
11 6 (3.97%) MSBuild
11 6 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.31%) Babel
12 5 (3.31%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.31%) TestRail
12 5 (3.31%) webpack
General
1 9 (5.96%) Finance
2 7 (4.64%) Banking
2 7 (4.64%) Games
3 6 (3.97%) Retail
4 5 (3.31%) Marketing
5 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (60.93%) Developer
2 60 (39.74%) Ruby Developer
3 42 (27.81%) Senior Developer
4 35 (23.18%) Senior Ruby Developer
5 28 (18.54%) Tester
6 22 (14.57%) Technical Tester
7 21 (13.91%) Developer in Test
8 19 (12.58%) Java Developer
8 19 (12.58%) Java Developer in Test
9 17 (11.26%) Lead Tester
9 17 (11.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 17 (11.26%) Selenium Tester
9 17 (11.26%) Technical Leader
9 17 (11.26%) Test Leader
10 11 (7.28%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Lead Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (49.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 65 (43.05%) HTML
3 43 (28.48%) CSS
4 25 (16.56%) XML
5 17 (11.26%) JSON
6 15 (9.93%) Node.js
6 15 (9.93%) Redux
7 14 (9.27%) AngularJS
7 14 (9.27%) Sinatra
7 14 (9.27%) Web Services
8 13 (8.61%) jQuery
9 11 (7.28%) React Native
9 11 (7.28%) REST
10 10 (6.62%) Sass
11 9 (5.96%) .NET
12 8 (5.30%) RESTful
13 7 (4.64%) Sidekiq
13 7 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (3.97%) Express
14 6 (3.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) User Experience
2 9 (5.96%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.96%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.31%) Bitcoin
4 5 (3.31%) Fintech
5 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.66%) Blog
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.48%) Linux
2 7 (4.64%) Android
2 7 (4.64%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.97%) Windows
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) CentOS
4 2 (1.32%) Fedora
4 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (73.51%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.71%) BDD
3 61 (40.40%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (37.75%) Test Automation
5 55 (36.42%) TDD
6 31 (20.53%) DevOps
6 31 (20.53%) Scrum
7 24 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (13.25%) SDET
9 19 (12.58%) QA Automation
10 17 (11.26%) Web Testing
11 16 (10.60%) Kanban
12 15 (9.93%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.93%) Front End Development
12 15 (9.93%) OOP
13 11 (7.28%) OO
14 10 (6.62%) Software Engineering
15 9 (5.96%) Project Management
16 8 (5.30%) Data Protection
16 8 (5.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 134 (88.74%) Ruby
2 65 (43.05%) JavaScript
3 60 (39.74%) Java
4 44 (29.14%) SQL
5 18 (11.92%) C#
6 12 (7.95%) Python
7 8 (5.30%) ES6
7 8 (5.30%) PHP
8 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.97%) Elixir
9 6 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.31%) ES7
10 5 (3.31%) Solidity
11 4 (2.65%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.99%) Perl
13 2 (1.32%) Clojure
13 2 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (3.31%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.65%) Degree
3 3 (1.99%) ISEB
3 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (24.50%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.60%) Docker
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (12.58%) Ansible
2 9 (5.96%) Capistrano
3 8 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.30%) Terraform
4 7 (4.64%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.64%) Puppet
5 2 (1.32%) Kibana
5 2 (1.32%) logstash
5 2 (1.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (10.60%) Capita
2 7 (4.64%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.97%) VMware
4 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle
5 2 (1.32%) Google