The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 413 370 416
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +46
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 26 79 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.36% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 2.32% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 5
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3657 3408 2805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 17.57% 15.39% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3172 2793 2432
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WATIR
Salary Trend in the South East

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

WATIR Salary Trend in the South East

WATIR
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WATIR across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the South East

WATIR
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Surrey - 17 £55,000 -
Hampshire -45 8 £30,000 -17.80%
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 47 (97.92%) Selenium
2 44 (91.67%) Ruby
3 40 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 40 (83.33%) Automation Testing
4 39 (81.25%) Scrum
4 39 (81.25%) TDD
5 38 (79.17%) Jenkins
6 37 (77.08%) RSpec
6 37 (77.08%) UNIX
6 37 (77.08%) Linux
7 18 (37.50%) RubyGems
8 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.75%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) C#
10 7 (14.58%) HTML
10 7 (14.58%) QA
10 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
11 6 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 6 (12.50%) PHP
11 6 (12.50%) CSS
12 4 (8.33%) OO
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.33%) Open Source
13 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.25%) BDD
13 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
13 3 (6.25%) Agile Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.17%) JBoss
1 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 47 (97.92%) Selenium
2 38 (79.17%) Jenkins
3 37 (77.08%) RSpec
4 18 (37.50%) RubyGems
5 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.17%) JUnit
6 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Automation Engineer
2 27 (56.25%) Test Automation Engineer
2 27 (56.25%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Graduate
3 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Tester
5 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.08%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) UNIX
1 37 (77.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 40 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 40 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 39 (81.25%) TDD
2 39 (81.25%) Scrum
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Open Source
5 4 (8.33%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) BDD
6 3 (6.25%) Agile Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Earned Value Management
7 2 (4.17%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 44 (91.67%) Ruby
2 9 (18.75%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) C#
4 6 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) C
6 1 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Telerik