Period
to 22 July 2017

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

RSpec
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 305 331
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -34
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 18 47 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.38% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 2.57% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 3
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,000 £46,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £67,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +5.77%

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

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1902 1831 1739
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.78% 14.80% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1623 1533 1547
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,700 £56,250
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 22 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
Warwickshire -3 14 £50,000 -13.04%
Birmingham - 4 £40,000 -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
1 18 (100.00%) JUnit
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
1 18 (100.00%) Ruby
1 18 (100.00%) WATIR
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (77.78%) RESTEasy
2 14 (77.78%) HornetQ
2 14 (77.78%) Dependency Injection
2 14 (77.78%) Functional Testing
2 14 (77.78%) JAX-RS
2 14 (77.78%) Hudson
2 14 (77.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (77.78%) Microservices
2 14 (77.78%) WildFly
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (77.78%) Software Delivery
2 14 (77.78%) Single Customer View
2 14 (77.78%) Java EE
2 14 (77.78%) GlassFish
2 14 (77.78%) Unit Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (77.78%) RESTful
2 14 (77.78%) JBehave
2 14 (77.78%) Billing
2 14 (77.78%) Spring

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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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (77.78%) GlassFish
1 14 (77.78%) JBoss
1 14 (77.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 14 (77.78%) WildFly
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) MySQL
1 14 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.11%) MarkLogic
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 18 (100.00%) JUnit
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) WATIR
2 14 (77.78%) Hudson
2 14 (77.78%) JBehave
3 4 (22.22%) Capybara
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) JMeter
3 4 (22.22%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (22.22%) Protractor
3 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (77.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Java Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Java Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Hibernate
1 14 (77.78%) HornetQ
1 14 (77.78%) Java EE
1 14 (77.78%) JAX-RS
1 14 (77.78%) JMS
1 14 (77.78%) RESTEasy
1 14 (77.78%) RESTful
1 14 (77.78%) Spring
2 5 (27.78%) JPA
3 4 (22.22%) Apache Flex
3 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 4 (22.22%) GWT
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (77.78%) Dependency Injection
2 14 (77.78%) DSDM
2 14 (77.78%) Functional Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Microservices
2 14 (77.78%) Scrum
2 14 (77.78%) Single Customer View
2 14 (77.78%) SOA
2 14 (77.78%) Software Delivery
2 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 14 (77.78%) Unit Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
3 4 (22.22%) ATDD
3 4 (22.22%) BDD
3 4 (22.22%) Context-Driven Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Ruby
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) XQuery
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Atlassian