Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1046 953 1014
Rank change year-on-year -93 +61 +73
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 157 273 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.77% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 136 225 244
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%

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 36660 35554 38429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.35% 18.70% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29788 30681 32460
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 £73,750 £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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -48 155 £55,000 -8.33% 5
London -90 103 £60,000 -7.69% 4
UK excluding London +34 52 £47,500 +2.70% 1
South East +60 34 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West +13 6 £60,000 +33.33%
North of England -14 6 £48,750 +2.63%
Midlands +39 5 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands +8 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +16 4 £42,500 -15.00%
East of England +10 4 - -
North West -9 2 £67,500 +51.69%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 131 (83.44%) Ruby
2 129 (82.17%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (59.24%) Git (software)
4 87 (55.41%) BDD
5 85 (54.14%) Cucumber
6 75 (47.77%) Test Automation
7 74 (47.13%) Selenium
8 70 (44.59%) TDD
9 67 (42.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 66 (42.04%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (40.76%) Java
12 58 (36.94%) JavaScript
12 58 (36.94%) HTML
13 50 (31.85%) Jenkins
14 49 (31.21%) WebDriver
15 46 (29.30%) Linux
15 46 (29.30%) JIRA
16 45 (28.66%) SQL
17 41 (26.11%) QA
18 40 (25.48%) Scrum
19 39 (24.84%) CSS
20 37 (23.57%) Capybara
21 30 (19.11%) Relational Database
22 27 (17.20%) MySQL
22 27 (17.20%) Continuous Delivery
23 26 (16.56%) XML
23 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
24 25 (15.92%) DevOps
25 24 (15.29%) WATIR
25 24 (15.29%) HTTP

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 (11.46%) Confluence
2 13 (8.28%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.82%) WordPress
4 4 (2.55%) Ethereum
4 4 (2.55%) Hyperledger
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.19%) GitHub
3 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.46%) Heroku
5 5 (3.18%) IaaS
5 5 (3.18%) PaaS
6 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.55%) Slack
6 4 (2.55%) Trello
7 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.91%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.27%) Route 53
8 2 (1.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.29%) HTTP
2 13 (8.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.11%) Relational Database
2 27 (17.20%) MySQL
3 20 (12.74%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.28%) NoSQL
5 12 (7.64%) Redis
6 7 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.55%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.55%) Riak
8 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.27%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 93 (59.24%) Git (software)
2 85 (54.14%) Cucumber
3 74 (47.13%) Selenium
4 50 (31.85%) Jenkins
5 49 (31.21%) WebDriver
6 46 (29.30%) JIRA
7 37 (23.57%) Capybara
8 24 (15.29%) WATIR
9 20 (12.74%) Sublime Text
9 20 (12.74%) TextMate
10 13 (8.28%) JUnit
11 12 (7.64%) Jasmine
12 9 (5.73%) JMeter
13 8 (5.10%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (4.46%) Protractor
15 6 (3.82%) Appium
15 6 (3.82%) Calabash
15 6 (3.82%) JIRA Agile
15 6 (3.82%) SpecFlow
15 6 (3.82%) VersionOne
General
1 12 (7.64%) Retail
2 7 (4.46%) Banking
2 7 (4.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Games
2 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.55%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (52.87%) Developer
2 50 (31.85%) Ruby Developer
3 34 (21.66%) Senior Developer
4 26 (16.56%) Senior Ruby Developer
4 26 (16.56%) Tester
5 19 (12.10%) Lead Tester
5 19 (12.10%) Selenium Tester
5 19 (12.10%) Technical Leader
5 19 (12.10%) Technical Tester
5 19 (12.10%) Test Leader
6 17 (10.83%) Developer in Test
7 15 (9.55%) Java Developer
8 14 (8.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 13 (8.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 11 (7.01%) Test Engineer
11 9 (5.73%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) Automation Tester
13 6 (3.82%) Consultant
13 6 (3.82%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (42.68%) Ruby on Rails
2 58 (36.94%) HTML
3 39 (24.84%) CSS
4 26 (16.56%) XML
5 16 (10.19%) AngularJS
5 16 (10.19%) JSON
6 14 (8.92%) RESTful
6 14 (8.92%) Web Services
7 12 (7.64%) Redux
8 11 (7.01%) REST
9 10 (6.37%) Node.js
10 9 (5.73%) .NET
10 9 (5.73%) Gherkin
10 9 (5.73%) React Native
10 9 (5.73%) Sinatra
11 8 (5.10%) Sass
12 7 (4.46%) Apache Flex
12 7 (4.46%) GWT
13 6 (3.82%) CSS3
13 6 (3.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.46%) Fintech
3 6 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.55%) Bitcoin
4 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.55%) User Experience
5 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.30%) Linux
2 12 (7.64%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.37%) Android
4 6 (3.82%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.18%) Windows
5 5 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.55%) Unix
7 2 (1.27%) CentOS
7 2 (1.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (82.17%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (55.41%) BDD
3 75 (47.77%) Test Automation
4 70 (44.59%) TDD
5 66 (42.04%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (25.48%) Scrum
7 27 (17.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (15.92%) DevOps
9 23 (14.65%) QA Automation
10 21 (13.38%) Kanban
11 19 (12.10%) Web Testing
12 17 (10.83%) E-Commerce
13 16 (10.19%) ATDD
13 16 (10.19%) Front End Development
14 15 (9.55%) SDET
15 14 (8.92%) Software Engineering
16 13 (8.28%) Data Protection
17 12 (7.64%) API Testing
17 12 (7.64%) Mentoring
17 12 (7.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 131 (83.44%) Ruby
2 64 (40.76%) Java
3 58 (36.94%) JavaScript
4 45 (28.66%) SQL
5 15 (9.55%) C#
6 12 (7.64%) Python
7 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.10%) Elixir
8 7 (4.46%) Clojure
9 5 (3.18%) ES6
9 5 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.55%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.55%) Perl
10 4 (2.55%) Solidity
11 3 (1.91%) PHP
12 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.27%) VB
12 2 (1.27%) XQuery
13 1 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.82%) ISEB
3 4 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.91%) Degree
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (26.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.55%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Ansible
1 13 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.64%) Capistrano
3 9 (5.73%) Puppet
4 7 (4.46%) Terraform
5 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.27%) Kibana
6 2 (1.27%) logstash
6 2 (1.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (7.01%) Atlassian
1 11 (7.01%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (5.10%) Capita
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.18%) VMware
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.64%) Google