The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 244 227 286
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +59
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 22 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.21% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 1.38% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 2
Average salary £55,000 £70,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
WATIR
England

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

Development Applications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1284 1085 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.93% 15.20% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 993 1223
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WATIR across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WATIR
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

WATIR Salary Trend in the East of England

WATIR
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WATIR across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the East of England

WATIR
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 11 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire - 8 - -
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £35,000 -50.00%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 35 (94.59%) BDD
2 33 (89.19%) Ruby
3 29 (78.38%) Selenium
4 27 (72.97%) Test Scripting
5 25 (67.57%) C#
6 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (62.16%) Cucumber
8 22 (59.46%) Automated Testing
9 16 (43.24%) WebDriver
10 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
10 15 (40.54%) Java
11 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
11 14 (37.84%) TDD
11 14 (37.84%) Sahi
11 14 (37.84%) Jasmine
11 14 (37.84%) Automation Testing
11 14 (37.84%) Selenium IDE
12 13 (35.14%) Calabash
12 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
12 13 (35.14%) Gherkin
12 13 (35.14%) SpecFlow
12 13 (35.14%) JBehave
12 13 (35.14%) RESTful
12 13 (35.14%) Open Source
12 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
12 13 (35.14%) NUnit
12 13 (35.14%) Web Services
12 13 (35.14%) XML
12 13 (35.14%) SQL
12 13 (35.14%) JUnit

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Selenium
2 23 (62.16%) Cucumber
3 16 (43.24%) WebDriver
4 14 (37.84%) Selenium IDE
4 14 (37.84%) Jasmine
4 14 (37.84%) Sahi
5 13 (35.14%) JBehave
5 13 (35.14%) SpecFlow
5 13 (35.14%) JUnit
5 13 (35.14%) NUnit
5 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
5 13 (35.14%) Calabash
6 10 (27.03%) JIRA
7 2 (5.41%) JMeter
General
1 8 (21.62%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Test Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) QA Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Automated Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
1 13 (35.14%) XML
1 13 (35.14%) RESTful
1 13 (35.14%) Gherkin
2 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Open Source
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) BDD
2 27 (72.97%) Test Scripting
3 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (59.46%) Automated Testing
5 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
6 14 (37.84%) TDD
6 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
6 14 (37.84%) Automation Testing
7 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
8 10 (27.03%) OO
9 8 (21.62%) Software Architecture
9 8 (21.62%) Test Planning
9 8 (21.62%) MVC
9 8 (21.62%) Scrum
9 8 (21.62%) Web Development
10 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) Ruby
2 25 (67.57%) C#
3 15 (40.54%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
5 12 (32.43%) Python
5 12 (32.43%) F#
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center