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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 251 233 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.073% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +23.52%
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
1286 979 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.29% 14.29% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 865 1016
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,850 £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 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 29 August 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 - 1 £35,000 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WatiN
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Trello
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (50.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (50.00%) WatiN
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Social Media
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA