Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 317 263
Rank change year-on-year 0 -54 +52
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 2 5 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.020% 0.048% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.31% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 36
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% -2.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £42,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £45,325 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -4.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,761 1,620 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.97% 15.46% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,456 1,415 1,438
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the West Midlands

RSpec
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RSpec in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for RSpec in the West Midlands

RSpec
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Birmingham - 2 £40,000 -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 2 (100.00%) WATIR
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (100.00%) GWT
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Capybara
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (100.00%) Protractor

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Capybara
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (100.00%) Protractor
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) WATIR
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) GWT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Context-Driven Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian