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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 303 328 310
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 3 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.028% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.51% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 15
Average salary £58,500 £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,700 £52,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £67,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.42%
WATIR
London

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
1504 1748 1554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.79% 14.75% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1547 1413
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing WATIR also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WATIR.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (64.29%) RESTful
4 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
6 6 (42.86%) Open Source
6 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 6 (42.86%) Ruby
6 6 (42.86%) QA
7 5 (35.71%) HTTP
7 5 (35.71%) ISEB
7 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (35.71%) DevOps
7 5 (35.71%) C#
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) Load Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (35.71%) Use Case
7 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
7 5 (35.71%) Jasmine
7 5 (35.71%) Capybara

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing WATIR also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WATIR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
1 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Jasmine
4 5 (35.71%) Capybara
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (7.14%) Robotium
6 1 (7.14%) JBehave
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
6 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) RESTful
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Use Case
5 5 (35.71%) Load Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Kanban
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) OOP
7 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Scala
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
1 3 (21.43%) HP