Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 905 1014
Rank change year-on-year -82 +109 +124
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 177 333 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.94% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 155 288 273
UK median annual salary £52,500 £61,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +11.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +22.22%

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 35989 35548 38011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.64% 18.44% 17.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29219 30818 32134
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 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -102 176 £52,500 -14.29% 9
London -124 113 £57,500 -11.54% 3
UK excluding London +56 63 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South East +76 26 £47,500 -24.00% 1
North of England -4 13 £42,500 -12.82% 3
Midlands +40 12 £45,000 +2.27%
West Midlands +10 12 £45,000 +2.27%
Yorkshire +15 11 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East of England - 10 £46,557 - 2
South West +14 5 £57,500 -8.00%
North West -18 2 £67,500 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 139 (78.53%) Ruby
2 135 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (60.45%) Cucumber
4 102 (57.63%) TDD
5 99 (55.93%) BDD
6 98 (55.37%) Git (software)
7 95 (53.67%) Selenium
8 93 (52.54%) Test Automation
9 72 (40.68%) JavaScript
9 72 (40.68%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (40.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 63 (35.59%) Java
12 61 (34.46%) Scrum
13 59 (33.33%) Jenkins
14 53 (29.94%) HTML
15 52 (29.38%) SQL
16 46 (25.99%) WebDriver
17 45 (25.42%) JIRA
18 43 (24.29%) PostgreSQL
18 43 (24.29%) MySQL
19 38 (21.47%) CSS
19 38 (21.47%) Linux
20 37 (20.90%) Capybara
21 36 (20.34%) QA
22 34 (19.21%) Software Engineering
23 32 (18.08%) DevOps
23 32 (18.08%) Continuous Delivery
24 27 (15.25%) Relational Database
25 26 (14.69%) Open Source
26 25 (14.12%) JUnit

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 24 (13.56%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (9.60%) Confluence
3 12 (6.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.95%) GlassFish
4 7 (3.95%) JBoss
4 7 (3.95%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.95%) WildFly
5 6 (3.39%) nginx
6 5 (2.82%) WordPress
7 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.47%) GitHub
3 5 (2.82%) Heroku
4 4 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.26%) SaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.69%) IaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Loggly
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.69%) PaaS
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.13%) Route 53
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.56%) HTTP
2 18 (10.17%) Internet
3 2 (1.13%) Network Security
3 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.29%) MySQL
1 43 (24.29%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (15.25%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.73%) MongoDB
4 15 (8.47%) Redis
5 14 (7.91%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.26%) Riak
7 3 (1.69%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.13%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (60.45%) Cucumber
2 98 (55.37%) Git (software)
3 95 (53.67%) Selenium
4 59 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 46 (25.99%) WebDriver
6 45 (25.42%) JIRA
7 37 (20.90%) Capybara
8 25 (14.12%) JUnit
9 24 (13.56%) WATIR
10 18 (10.17%) Jasmine
11 15 (8.47%) TestNG
12 13 (7.34%) RubyGems
13 12 (6.78%) Appium
13 12 (6.78%) Hudson
13 12 (6.78%) JIRA Agile
13 12 (6.78%) SoapUI
13 12 (6.78%) TeamCity
13 12 (6.78%) Vagrant
13 12 (6.78%) VersionOne
14 11 (6.21%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (7.34%) Retail
2 12 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.21%) Billing
4 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.26%) Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Finance
5 4 (2.26%) Games
6 2 (1.13%) Law
6 2 (1.13%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 76 (42.94%) Developer
2 39 (22.03%) Ruby Developer
3 28 (15.82%) Senior Developer
4 25 (14.12%) Tester
5 20 (11.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 19 (10.73%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 14 (7.91%) Technical Tester
8 13 (7.34%) Developer in Test
8 13 (7.34%) Selenium Tester
9 12 (6.78%) Consultant
9 12 (6.78%) Lead Tester
9 12 (6.78%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (6.78%) Technical Leader
9 12 (6.78%) Test Engineer
9 12 (6.78%) Test Leader
10 11 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (6.21%) Java Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.65%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (40.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 53 (29.94%) HTML
3 38 (21.47%) CSS
4 17 (9.60%) RESTful
4 17 (9.60%) Web Services
5 16 (9.04%) REST
5 16 (9.04%) XML
6 13 (7.34%) Gherkin
6 13 (7.34%) Sass
7 11 (6.21%) AngularJS
7 11 (6.21%) Node.js
8 10 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (5.65%) Spring
9 9 (5.08%) JSON
10 7 (3.95%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.95%) HornetQ
10 7 (3.95%) Java EE
10 7 (3.95%) JAX-RS
10 7 (3.95%) jQuery
10 7 (3.95%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Fintech
2 9 (5.08%) User Experience
3 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.69%) Life Science
6 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.47%) Linux
2 12 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.08%) Windows
4 5 (2.82%) Android
4 5 (2.82%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.82%) Unix
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.13%) CentOS
6 2 (1.13%) Fedora
6 2 (1.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (57.63%) TDD
3 99 (55.93%) BDD
4 93 (52.54%) Test Automation
5 72 (40.68%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (34.46%) Scrum
7 34 (19.21%) Software Engineering
8 32 (18.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (18.08%) DevOps
9 26 (14.69%) Open Source
10 21 (11.86%) ATDD
10 21 (11.86%) Kanban
11 20 (11.30%) Microservices
12 19 (10.73%) SOA
13 18 (10.17%) API Testing
13 18 (10.17%) Coaching
13 18 (10.17%) Performance Testing
14 17 (9.60%) Data Protection
14 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
15 16 (9.04%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 139 (78.53%) Ruby
2 72 (40.68%) JavaScript
3 63 (35.59%) Java
4 52 (29.38%) SQL
5 21 (11.86%) Python
6 20 (11.30%) C#
7 9 (5.08%) Clojure
8 8 (4.52%) Elixir
9 6 (3.39%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (3.39%) PHP
10 5 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.26%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) VB
13 2 (1.13%) ES6
13 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.13%) XQuery
14 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.95%) ISEB
3 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.82%) Degree
4 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) OCP
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (20.34%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (9.60%) Docker
2 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (11.30%) Puppet
2 12 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.21%) Capistrano
4 9 (5.08%) Ansible
5 5 (2.82%) Terraform
6 3 (1.69%) Grafana
6 3 (1.69%) Marathon
6 3 (1.69%) Mesos
7 2 (1.13%) Kibana
7 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.13%) logstash
7 2 (1.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (9.04%) Atlassian
2 14 (7.91%) CA Agile Central
3 12 (6.78%) Oracle
4 6 (3.39%) New Relic
4 6 (3.39%) VMware
5 3 (1.69%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.69%) Splunk
5 3 (1.69%) Tableau
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Google
7 1 (0.56%) Plumtree
7 1 (0.56%) Zend