Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1018 904 1024
Rank change year-on-year -114 +120 +102
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 176 368 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 1.00% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 149 302 253
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £35,150
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +27.91%

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 36752 36675 37009
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.57% 18.20% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30174 31669 31053
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for RSpec in the UK

RSpec
Top 12 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 28 July 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 -102 175 £50,000 -13.04% 18
London -101 98 £57,500 -4.17% 9
UK excluding London +33 77 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North of England -10 23 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South East +66 21 £47,500 -17.39% 5
Midlands +14 19 £47,500 -9.52%
West Midlands -16 19 £47,500 -9.52%
East of England +21 11 £57,500 - 3
Yorkshire +8 10 £42,500 -15.00%
North West -19 9 £44,000 -2.22%
South West +3 6 £55,000 +10.00%
North East - 4 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 138 (78.41%) Ruby
2 116 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (61.36%) TDD
4 101 (57.39%) Cucumber
5 100 (56.82%) Git (software)
6 94 (53.41%) Selenium
7 89 (50.57%) Test Automation
8 77 (43.75%) BDD
9 75 (42.61%) Scrum
10 70 (39.77%) Ruby on Rails
11 61 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (34.09%) JavaScript
12 60 (34.09%) PostgreSQL
13 56 (31.82%) MySQL
14 55 (31.25%) Jenkins
15 53 (30.11%) Java
16 45 (25.57%) SQL
17 44 (25.00%) JIRA
18 42 (23.86%) Software Engineering
19 38 (21.59%) HTML
19 38 (21.59%) Linux
19 38 (21.59%) WebDriver
20 36 (20.45%) DevOps
21 35 (19.89%) Capybara
21 35 (19.89%) JUnit
22 29 (16.48%) CSS
23 27 (15.34%) Open Source
23 27 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
23 27 (15.34%) Continuous Delivery
24 26 (14.77%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (9.66%) Confluence
3 16 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (7.95%) GlassFish
4 14 (7.95%) JBoss
4 14 (7.95%) WildFly
5 9 (5.11%) nginx
5 9 (5.11%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.27%) WordPress
7 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (2.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.66%) GitHub
3 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.27%) IaaS
4 4 (2.27%) Loggly
4 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.27%) PaaS
5 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.70%) AWS OpsWorks
5 3 (1.70%) Heroku
5 3 (1.70%) Route 53
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.57%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.57%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.95%) HTTP
1 14 (7.95%) Internet
2 3 (1.70%) Network Security
2 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (34.09%) PostgreSQL
2 56 (31.82%) MySQL
3 22 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 17 (9.66%) Redis
5 13 (7.39%) Relational Database
6 11 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.27%) InfluxDB
8 3 (1.70%) Riak
9 2 (1.14%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 101 (57.39%) Cucumber
2 100 (56.82%) Git (software)
3 94 (53.41%) Selenium
4 55 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 44 (25.00%) JIRA
6 38 (21.59%) WebDriver
7 35 (19.89%) Capybara
7 35 (19.89%) JUnit
8 25 (14.20%) WATIR
9 21 (11.93%) RubyGems
10 20 (11.36%) Hudson
11 19 (10.80%) Vagrant
12 18 (10.23%) TeamCity
13 16 (9.09%) Jasmine
13 16 (9.09%) JBehave
13 16 (9.09%) TestNG
14 13 (7.39%) Appium
14 13 (7.39%) JIRA Agile
14 13 (7.39%) SoapUI
14 13 (7.39%) VersionOne
General
1 17 (9.66%) Billing
2 13 (7.39%) Manufacturing
3 12 (6.82%) Retail
4 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.70%) Games
6 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Finance
6 2 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (39.77%) Developer
2 30 (17.05%) Ruby Developer
3 27 (15.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 24 (13.64%) Senior Developer
5 17 (9.66%) Java Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Tester
6 16 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (7.95%) Senior Java Engineer
8 13 (7.39%) Consultant
8 13 (7.39%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 12 (6.82%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (6.82%) Test Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.11%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Analyst
11 8 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.98%) Junior
12 7 (3.98%) QA Engineer
13 6 (3.41%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (39.77%) Ruby on Rails
2 38 (21.59%) HTML
3 29 (16.48%) CSS
4 24 (13.64%) RESTful
5 17 (9.66%) Spring
6 14 (7.95%) Hibernate
6 14 (7.95%) HornetQ
6 14 (7.95%) Java EE
6 14 (7.95%) JAX-RS
6 14 (7.95%) JMS
6 14 (7.95%) REST
6 14 (7.95%) RESTEasy
6 14 (7.95%) Web Services
7 13 (7.39%) Gherkin
7 13 (7.39%) JSON
8 12 (6.82%) Sass
9 11 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.11%) .NET
11 9 (5.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Fintech
2 7 (3.98%) User Experience
3 5 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.27%) Life Science
5 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.59%) Linux
2 12 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 12 (6.82%) Windows
3 4 (2.27%) Android
3 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.70%) SUSE
4 3 (1.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (61.36%) TDD
3 89 (50.57%) Test Automation
4 77 (43.75%) BDD
5 75 (42.61%) Scrum
6 61 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (23.86%) Software Engineering
8 36 (20.45%) DevOps
9 27 (15.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (15.34%) Open Source
10 24 (13.64%) Unit Testing
11 23 (13.07%) Workflow
12 21 (11.93%) SOA
13 20 (11.36%) ATDD
13 20 (11.36%) Microservices
14 18 (10.23%) Coaching
14 18 (10.23%) Performance Testing
14 18 (10.23%) SDLC
15 17 (9.66%) Software Delivery
16 16 (9.09%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 138 (78.41%) Ruby
2 60 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 53 (30.11%) Java
4 45 (25.57%) SQL
5 23 (13.07%) C#
6 22 (12.50%) Python
7 9 (5.11%) PHP
8 7 (3.98%) Clojure
9 6 (3.41%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (2.84%) Elixir
11 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.70%) Perl
11 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.70%) VB
12 2 (1.14%) C++
12 2 (1.14%) Smalltalk
12 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.14%) XQuery
13 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (3.98%) ISEB
2 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.70%) Degree
3 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) OCP
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) WAI
2 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (9.66%) Docker
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.27%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.14%) KVM
4 2 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (11.93%) Puppet
2 16 (9.09%) Capistrano
3 12 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.98%) Ansible
5 4 (2.27%) Grafana
5 4 (2.27%) Marathon
5 4 (2.27%) Mesos
5 4 (2.27%) Terraform
6 2 (1.14%) Ganglia
6 2 (1.14%) Graphite
6 2 (1.14%) Nagios
6 2 (1.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 22 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 16 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
2 16 (9.09%) Oracle
3 9 (5.11%) New Relic
4 7 (3.98%) VMware
5 5 (2.84%) Splunk
6 4 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.27%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.27%) SAP
7 3 (1.70%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.70%) Tableau
8 2 (1.14%) Zend
9 1 (0.57%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) Plumtree
9 1 (0.57%) Rackspace
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