The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
London / City of London
Rank 217 246 310
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +64
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 6 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.14% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.87% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 2
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1010 1030 1427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 20.34% 15.99% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 923 944 1263
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing WATIR as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region.

WATIR Salary Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing WATIR 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 City of London region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) SQL
3 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
4 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (75.00%) Defect Management
5 11 (68.75%) Capybara
5 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
5 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) Ruby
6 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
6 10 (62.50%) TDD
6 10 (62.50%) HTML
6 10 (62.50%) XML
6 10 (62.50%) Linux
6 10 (62.50%) HTTP
6 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
6 10 (62.50%) BDD
6 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
6 10 (62.50%) Web Analytics
6 10 (62.50%) Web Testing
6 10 (62.50%) Analytics
6 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
6 10 (62.50%) Test Planning
6 10 (62.50%) QA Automation
7 9 (56.25%) Test Management
8 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (50.00%) Coaching
9 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
10 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (31.25%) CMS
1 5 (31.25%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (31.25%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (68.75%) Capybara
3 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
4 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
5 5 (31.25%) HP UFT
5 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 5 (31.25%) JMeter
6 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
7 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
8 1 (6.25%) Appium
8 1 (6.25%) Calabash
8 1 (6.25%) RSpec
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Automation Tester
1 13 (81.25%) Tester
2 10 (62.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 10 (62.50%) QA Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Lead Tester
3 5 (31.25%) QA Leader
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Senior QA Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Tester
4 3 (18.75%) QA Manager
4 3 (18.75%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) Ajax
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Analytics
3 10 (62.50%) BDD
3 10 (62.50%) QA Automation
3 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 10 (62.50%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Test Planning
3 10 (62.50%) Web Analytics
3 10 (62.50%) Web Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Test Management
5 8 (50.00%) Coaching
5 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Sitecore
2 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software