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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 764 847
Rank change year-on-year -7 +83  
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 93 204 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 1.08% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 83 166 120
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% -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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17427 18918 18399
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.32% 18.14% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14603 16265 15455
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,838 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 92 £50,000 -9.09% 22
London -24 46 £57,500 - 14
Warwick +13 11 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Warwickshire +8 11 £50,000 -13.04% 1
West Midlands +3 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Hammersmith - 10 £60,000 -
North West -14 9 £44,000 -16.19% 2
Surrey +56 8 £47,500 - 1
South East +51 8 £47,500 -7.31% 2
Guildford +28 7 £48,750 - 1
East of England +8 7 £57,500 -
Manchester -21 7 £44,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -8 6 £57,500 -
South West +18 5 £55,000 +15.78%
North East - 5 £35,000 - 1
Stockport - 5 £44,000 -
Cambridge -12 4 £57,500 -
Bristol - 4 £57,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £40,000 -
City of London +37 2 £53,750 +2.38% 3
Stockton-on-Tees - 2 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Durham - 2 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +25 1 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +24 1 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 £42,500 -2.85% 2
Cheltenham +11 1 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +2 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 133 (82.61%) Ruby
2 96 (59.63%) Git (software)
3 89 (55.28%) TDD
4 86 (53.42%) Ruby on Rails
5 82 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (44.10%) Selenium
6 71 (44.10%) Cucumber
7 59 (36.65%) PostgreSQL
7 59 (36.65%) Scrum
8 56 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 47 (29.19%) MySQL
10 45 (27.95%) Linux
10 45 (27.95%) BDD
11 44 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (26.09%) HTML
13 37 (22.98%) CSS
14 36 (22.36%) Java
15 34 (21.12%) Vagrant
16 33 (20.50%) Jenkins
17 29 (18.01%) WebDriver
18 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
18 28 (17.39%) Test Automation
18 28 (17.39%) SQL
19 27 (16.77%) Software Engineering
19 27 (16.77%) Redis
19 27 (16.77%) DevOps
20 25 (15.53%) Capybara
21 23 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
21 23 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
22 22 (13.66%) JIRA

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 23 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (11.80%) nginx
3 14 (8.70%) Confluence
3 14 (8.70%) OpenStack
4 13 (8.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (6.83%) GlassFish
5 11 (6.83%) JBoss
5 11 (6.83%) WildFly
6 3 (1.86%) CMS
7 2 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.83%) GitHub
3 6 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.48%) IaaS
4 4 (2.48%) Loggly
4 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.48%) PaaS
4 4 (2.48%) SaaS
5 3 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.86%) AWS OpsWorks
5 3 (1.86%) Route 53
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.62%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.62%) Heroku
6 1 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) HTTP
2 3 (1.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) Network Security
2 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (36.65%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (29.19%) MySQL
3 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
4 27 (16.77%) Redis
5 17 (10.56%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.48%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (59.63%) Git (software)
2 71 (44.10%) Cucumber
2 71 (44.10%) Selenium
3 34 (21.12%) Vagrant
4 33 (20.50%) Jenkins
5 29 (18.01%) WebDriver
6 25 (15.53%) Capybara
7 22 (13.66%) git-flow
7 22 (13.66%) JIRA
7 22 (13.66%) JUnit
8 17 (10.56%) RubyGems
9 16 (9.94%) JBehave
10 14 (8.70%) Hudson
10 14 (8.70%) TeamCity
10 14 (8.70%) WATIR
11 9 (5.59%) CircleCI
12 8 (4.97%) Subversion
13 7 (4.35%) Appium
13 7 (4.35%) JMeter
13 7 (4.35%) TestNG
General
1 11 (6.83%) Billing
2 8 (4.97%) Retail
3 5 (3.11%) Advertising
3 5 (3.11%) Games
3 5 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Finance
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.62%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (45.34%) Developer
2 40 (24.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 28 (17.39%) Ruby Developer
4 18 (11.18%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.94%) Tester
6 15 (9.32%) Java Engineer
7 12 (7.45%) Automation Tester
7 12 (7.45%) Senior Java Engineer
8 11 (6.83%) Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.83%) Technical Director
9 10 (6.21%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 7 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (3.73%) Developer in Test
11 6 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) QA Tester
12 5 (3.11%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Consultant
12 5 (3.11%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (53.42%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (26.09%) HTML
3 37 (22.98%) CSS
4 21 (13.04%) JSON
5 20 (12.42%) jQuery
6 18 (11.18%) Resque
7 16 (9.94%) HTML5
7 16 (9.94%) RESTful
7 16 (9.94%) Web Services
8 14 (8.70%) RESTEasy
8 14 (8.70%) Spring
9 13 (8.07%) AngularJS
9 13 (8.07%) CSS3
10 12 (7.45%) Backbone.js
11 11 (6.83%) Flash
11 11 (6.83%) Hibernate
11 11 (6.83%) Java EE
11 11 (6.83%) JMS
11 11 (6.83%) Spine.js
11 11 (6.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) User Experience
2 6 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.11%) Life Science
3 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.48%) Fintech
4 4 (2.48%) iPad
5 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.24%) Social Media
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.24%) VLE
6 1 (0.62%) Blog
6 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.95%) Linux
2 14 (8.70%) Windows
3 6 (3.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.11%) Unix
5 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) SUSE
7 2 (1.24%) Android
7 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (55.28%) TDD
2 82 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (36.65%) Scrum
4 45 (27.95%) BDD
5 44 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 27 (16.77%) DevOps
7 27 (16.77%) Software Engineering
8 20 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (11.80%) Open Source
9 19 (11.80%) Unit Testing
10 18 (11.18%) Functional Testing
10 18 (11.18%) Microservices
11 17 (10.56%) Workflow
12 16 (9.94%) Automated Testing
13 15 (9.32%) SOA
14 13 (8.07%) OOP
15 12 (7.45%) OO
15 12 (7.45%) Software Delivery
16 11 (6.83%) Single Customer View
Programming Languages
1 133 (82.61%) Ruby
2 56 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.36%) Java
4 28 (17.39%) SQL
5 19 (11.80%) C#
5 19 (11.80%) Python
6 10 (6.21%) PHP
7 6 (3.73%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (1.86%) Elixir
8 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.86%) Scala
9 2 (1.24%) C++
9 2 (1.24%) Clojure
9 2 (1.24%) Go
9 2 (1.24%) Groovy
9 2 (1.24%) Smalltalk
9 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (3.73%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.48%) Degree
3 2 (1.24%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) OCP
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.56%) QA
2 5 (3.11%) SDET
3 2 (1.24%) WCAG
4 1 (0.62%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Docker
2 6 (3.73%) VirtualBox
2 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) KVM
4 3 (1.86%) Xen
5 1 (0.62%) LXC
Systems Management
1 20 (12.42%) Puppet
2 19 (11.80%) Capistrano
2 19 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.97%) Ansible
4 4 (2.48%) Grafana
4 4 (2.48%) Marathon
4 4 (2.48%) Mesos
4 4 (2.48%) Terraform
5 3 (1.86%) Ganglia
5 3 (1.86%) Graphite
5 3 (1.86%) StatsD
6 2 (1.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.62%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (8.07%) Atlassian
1 13 (8.07%) Oracle
2 8 (4.97%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (4.97%) New Relic
3 6 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.73%) SAP
3 6 (3.73%) VMware
4 4 (2.48%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.86%) Splunk
6 2 (1.24%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.24%) Tableau
6 2 (1.24%) Zend
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) TOWER Software
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