The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 247 - 255
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 5 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.068% - 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% - 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £37,500 - £28,750
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 - £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,900 - £29,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.42%
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1270 983 1356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.37% 14.66% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1134 861 1212
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WATIR
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WATIR Salary Trend in the North West

WATIR
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) JSON
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Trello
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) XSLT
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA