The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 185 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.026% 0.076% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.45% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 7
Average salary - £31,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -25.88%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
WATIR
West Yorkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
517 448 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 13.57% 16.94% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 403 379 352
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

WATIR
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

WATIR Salary Trend in Leeds

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (66.67%) JMeter
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) NHS
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) XSD
5 1 (16.67%) DSDM
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (66.67%) JMeter
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA