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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 296 305 308
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 12 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 0.84% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 29
Average salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £68,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
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
1600 1782 1649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 14.11% 15.09% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1619 1537
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (75.00%) Selenium
2 27 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 23 (63.89%) TDD
4 21 (58.33%) Finance
4 21 (58.33%) Ruby
4 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
5 20 (55.56%) Scrum
6 17 (47.22%) BDD
7 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
8 13 (36.11%) C#
8 13 (36.11%) Degree
8 13 (36.11%) QA
8 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
8 13 (36.11%) RESTful
9 12 (33.33%) Web Services
9 12 (33.33%) Open Source
10 10 (27.78%) Computer Science
10 10 (27.78%) Use Case
11 9 (25.00%) Java
11 9 (25.00%) ISEB
11 9 (25.00%) JMeter
12 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
13 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
13 7 (19.44%) .NET
13 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
13 7 (19.44%) IBM
13 7 (19.44%) HP
13 7 (19.44%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) CMS
1 3 (8.33%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (75.00%) Selenium
1 27 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (25.00%) JMeter
4 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
6 5 (13.89%) Capybara
7 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
7 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 4 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (11.11%) Subversion
8 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 3 (8.33%) RSpec
8 3 (8.33%) Calabash
9 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
9 2 (5.56%) JBehave
9 2 (5.56%) Hudson
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Developer
5 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 8 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (22.22%) Technical Tester
6 7 (19.44%) .NET Developer
6 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
7 6 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
9 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
11 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
11 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
11 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
11 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
11 1 (2.78%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) RESTful
2 12 (33.33%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (16.67%) Ajax
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
5 5 (13.89%) DOM
6 4 (11.11%) REST
7 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.33%) WCF
8 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.56%) XML
9 1 (2.78%) XSLT
9 1 (2.78%) SOAP
9 1 (2.78%) JSON
9 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Open Source
2 10 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) BBC
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) TDD
3 20 (55.56%) Scrum
4 17 (47.22%) BDD
5 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.78%) Use Case
8 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
9 7 (19.44%) MVC
9 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
12 4 (11.11%) OO
12 4 (11.11%) Load Testing
12 4 (11.11%) DevOps
12 4 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Ruby
2 13 (36.11%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.89%) SQL
6 4 (11.11%) Scala
7 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (8.33%) Groovy
7 3 (8.33%) Python
8 2 (5.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.78%) Ada
9 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
3 1 (2.78%) MCSD
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Section 508
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) IBM
1 7 (19.44%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft