The first table below looks at the demand for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 217 219 215
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 8 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £70,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.85% +86.66%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +37.50%
Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
999 761 1084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.22% 14.14% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 871 671 970
Average salary £36,700 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.13% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WATIR
Salary Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Salary Trend in the South West

WATIR
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WATIR across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the South West

WATIR
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 6 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £35,000 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Ruby
3 7 (70.00%) JMeter
3 7 (70.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) PHP
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) WatiN
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (50.00%) FitNesse
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
6 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (30.00%) TestComplete
7 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (30.00%) Open Source
7 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (30.00%) RUP
7 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (30.00%) Finance

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) JMeter
3 6 (60.00%) WatiN
4 5 (50.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (30.00%) TestComplete
5 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) Ranorex
7 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
7 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) RUP
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Ruby
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
2 6 (60.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Empirix
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Compuware
3 1 (10.00%) SAP