The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank - 223 -
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.019% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.097% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £36,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -34.54%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1083 1033 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.93% 19.19% 14.37%
Number of salaries quoted 957 898 710
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Ruby
3 12 (70.59%) Scrum
3 12 (70.59%) Selenium
3 12 (70.59%) E-Commerce
3 12 (70.59%) ERP
3 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
4 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
5 9 (52.94%) Open Source
6 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
6 8 (47.06%) Gherkin
6 8 (47.06%) GitHub
6 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
6 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
6 8 (47.06%) QA
6 8 (47.06%) Blog
6 8 (47.06%) RDBMS
6 8 (47.06%) Benchmarking
7 7 (41.18%) Retail
7 7 (41.18%) TDD
8 5 (29.41%) OO
8 5 (29.41%) CSS
8 5 (29.41%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
8 5 (29.41%) jQuery
9 4 (23.53%) Spring.NET
9 4 (23.53%) TeamCity

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Confluence
1 4 (23.53%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
1 8 (47.06%) RDBMS
2 4 (23.53%) RavenDB
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
1 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
1 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
3 4 (23.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (23.53%) Moq
3 4 (23.53%) NCrunch
3 4 (23.53%) NUnit
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) QA Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Gherkin
2 5 (29.41%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) Spring.NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (23.53%) StructureMap
3 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (23.53%) Dapper ORM
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) MSMQ
3 4 (23.53%) NHibernate
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) YUI
5 1 (5.88%) Zend Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Open Source
2 8 (47.06%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Scrum
2 12 (70.59%) E-Commerce
2 12 (70.59%) ERP
2 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
4 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
4 8 (47.06%) Benchmarking
5 7 (41.18%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) OOD
7 4 (23.53%) Migration
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Refactoring
8 3 (17.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
4 1 (5.88%) PHP5
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) RedPrairie
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Endeca
2 1 (5.88%) Zend