Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1059 999 936
Rank change year-on-year -60 -63 +103
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 138 165 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.098% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.49% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 118 148 287
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,375 £38,900 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,375 £77,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -14.29% -4.55%

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 35,703 33,622 36,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 19.90% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,030 28,209 30,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Top 10 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 22 May 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 -49 131 £50,000 - 23
London +3 86 £62,500 +8.70% 14
UK excluding London -62 44 £47,500 +5.56% 9
South East +16 33 £47,500 - 1
North of England -39 8 £47,500 +9.83% 4
Yorkshire +19 6 £47,500 +11.76%
South West -30 2 £52,500 -4.55% 1
North West -6 1 £52,500 +19.32% 4
North East -21 1 £38,500 +10.00%
Scotland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 118 (85.51%) Ruby
2 100 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (54.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 71 (51.45%) TDD
5 67 (48.55%) Git (software)
6 65 (47.10%) Cucumber
6 65 (47.10%) HTML
7 64 (46.38%) JavaScript
8 58 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
9 56 (40.58%) CSS
10 52 (37.68%) Test Automation
11 49 (35.51%) SQL
12 47 (34.06%) Selenium
13 45 (32.61%) Java
14 41 (29.71%) MySQL
15 40 (28.99%) Linux
16 39 (28.26%) DevOps
17 36 (26.09%) BDD
18 35 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (25.36%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (21.01%) Ansible
20 27 (19.57%) Docker
20 27 (19.57%) GitHub
20 27 (19.57%) Sinatra
21 26 (18.84%) QA
21 26 (18.84%) JIRA
22 25 (18.12%) Refactoring
23 24 (17.39%) Jenkins
24 23 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
24 23 (16.67%) Kubernetes

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 (13.04%) Ethereum
1 18 (13.04%) Hyperledger
2 13 (9.42%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.90%) Apache
3 4 (2.90%) JBoss
3 4 (2.90%) nginx
4 2 (1.45%) WordPress
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 58 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.57%) GitHub
3 23 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (8.70%) AWS OpsWorks
6 6 (4.35%) IaaS
6 6 (4.35%) PaaS
7 5 (3.62%) SaaS
7 5 (3.62%) Slack
7 5 (3.62%) Trello
8 4 (2.90%) OpenShift
9 3 (2.17%) Heroku
10 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.45%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.45%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.72%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (29.71%) MySQL
2 21 (15.22%) Blockchain
2 21 (15.22%) NoSQL
3 20 (14.49%) Redis
4 18 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 67 (48.55%) Git (software)
2 65 (47.10%) Cucumber
3 47 (34.06%) Selenium
4 26 (18.84%) JIRA
5 24 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 19 (13.77%) Sublime Text
6 19 (13.77%) WebDriver
7 18 (13.04%) TextMate
8 16 (11.59%) TestRail
9 15 (10.87%) git-flow
10 10 (7.25%) Capybara
11 9 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (5.07%) Protractor
13 6 (4.35%) Babel
13 6 (4.35%) FitNesse
14 5 (3.62%) Vagrant
14 5 (3.62%) WATIR
15 4 (2.90%) Bitbucket
15 4 (2.90%) JUnit
15 4 (2.90%) Subversion
General
1 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 21 (15.22%) Banking
3 19 (13.77%) Finance
4 10 (7.25%) Retail
5 6 (4.35%) Marketing
6 4 (2.90%) Games
7 2 (1.45%) Billing
7 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.45%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (60.87%) Developer
2 55 (39.86%) Ruby Developer
3 51 (36.96%) Senior Developer
4 44 (31.88%) Senior Ruby Developer
5 16 (11.59%) Developer in Test
6 15 (10.87%) Analyst
6 15 (10.87%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 15 (10.87%) Tester
7 13 (9.42%) Blockchain Developer
7 13 (9.42%) Junior
8 12 (8.70%) QA Engineer
9 10 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (7.25%) QA Automation Engineer
9 10 (7.25%) Ruby Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Technical Tester
11 7 (5.07%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.07%) Business Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.35%) E-Commerce Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (54.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 65 (47.10%) HTML
3 56 (40.58%) CSS
4 27 (19.57%) Sinatra
5 12 (8.70%) Node.js
5 12 (8.70%) REST
6 10 (7.25%) Web Services
7 9 (6.52%) Sass
8 8 (5.80%) jQuery
8 8 (5.80%) React
9 6 (4.35%) Redux
10 5 (3.62%) .NET
10 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.62%) CSS3
10 5 (3.62%) HTML5
10 5 (3.62%) Pyramid
11 4 (2.90%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.90%) GWT
11 4 (2.90%) Haml
11 4 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (15.22%) Mobile App
3 18 (13.04%) Bitcoin
3 18 (13.04%) Fintech
4 7 (5.07%) User Experience
5 6 (4.35%) iPad
6 5 (3.62%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.90%) Contactless
7 4 (2.90%) EMV
8 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.45%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.45%) Social Media
10 1 (0.72%) Blog
10 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.99%) Linux
2 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (2.90%) Unix
3 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (51.45%) TDD
3 52 (37.68%) Test Automation
4 39 (28.26%) DevOps
5 36 (26.09%) BDD
6 35 (25.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 35 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (18.12%) Refactoring
8 19 (13.77%) Scrum
9 15 (10.87%) ATDD
10 13 (9.42%) Software Delivery
11 11 (7.97%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.97%) OOP
12 10 (7.25%) Functional Testing
12 10 (7.25%) Open Source
12 10 (7.25%) SDET
13 9 (6.52%) Performance Testing
13 9 (6.52%) QA Automation
13 9 (6.52%) SDLC
13 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 118 (85.51%) Ruby
2 64 (46.38%) JavaScript
3 49 (35.51%) SQL
4 45 (32.61%) Java
5 21 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 21 (15.22%) C#
6 18 (13.04%) Solidity
7 14 (10.14%) Python
8 6 (4.35%) ES7
8 6 (4.35%) PHP
9 5 (3.62%) C
10 4 (2.90%) Elixir
10 4 (2.90%) ES6
10 4 (2.90%) Groovy
10 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.17%) C++
12 2 (1.45%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.45%) Scala
13 1 (0.72%) Go
13 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.84%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) PSD2
3 2 (1.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (19.57%) Docker
2 3 (2.17%) Postfix
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (21.01%) Ansible
2 23 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 12 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.35%) Capistrano
5 5 (3.62%) Puppet
5 5 (3.62%) Terraform
6 4 (2.90%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (7.25%) Capita
2 6 (4.35%) hybris
2 6 (4.35%) SAP
3 4 (2.90%) Apple
3 4 (2.90%) F5
3 4 (2.90%) PayPal
3 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (2.17%) Google
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.45%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.72%) VMware