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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 243 242 238
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 9 1 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.015% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 0.095% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 32
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £36,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -34.54%
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
1189 1055 1275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.34% 16.08% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 919 902 1122
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 +2 9 £55,000 +29.41%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 33 (100.00%) Ruby
2 29 (87.88%) Cucumber
2 29 (87.88%) BDD
3 25 (75.76%) Selenium
3 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
3 25 (75.76%) C#
4 21 (63.64%) Java
4 21 (63.64%) SQL
4 21 (63.64%) JUnit
4 21 (63.64%) Web Services
4 21 (63.64%) XML
4 21 (63.64%) RESTful
4 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 21 (63.64%) NUnit
4 21 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 21 (63.64%) JBehave
4 21 (63.64%) Open Source
4 21 (63.64%) SpecFlow
4 21 (63.64%) Gherkin
4 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
4 21 (63.64%) Calabash
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (36.36%) OO
6 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (24.24%) Software Architecture
6 8 (24.24%) Test Planning
6 8 (24.24%) MVC
6 8 (24.24%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (87.88%) Cucumber
2 25 (75.76%) Selenium
3 21 (63.64%) JUnit
3 21 (63.64%) NUnit
3 21 (63.64%) JBehave
3 21 (63.64%) SpecFlow
3 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
3 21 (63.64%) Calabash
4 8 (24.24%) JIRA
5 4 (12.12%) Sahi
5 4 (12.12%) Jasmine
5 4 (12.12%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (24.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) Web Services
1 21 (63.64%) XML
1 21 (63.64%) RESTful
1 21 (63.64%) Gherkin
2 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
2 8 (24.24%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (63.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) BDD
2 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
3 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 21 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) OO
5 8 (24.24%) Software Architecture
5 8 (24.24%) Test Planning
5 8 (24.24%) MVC
5 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) Ruby
2 25 (75.76%) C#
3 21 (63.64%) Java
3 21 (63.64%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) F#
4 4 (12.12%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center