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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 238 239 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.016% 0.017% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.094% 0.097% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 -
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1065 1035 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.02% 17.75% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 931 897 735
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
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
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 29 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
Somerset - 1 £40,000 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Selenium
3 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 18 (75.00%) WebDriver
4 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
5 14 (58.33%) Ruby
6 13 (54.17%) Retail
6 13 (54.17%) TDD
7 12 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 12 (50.00%) ERP
7 12 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
8 11 (45.83%) Finance
9 9 (37.50%) Banking
9 9 (37.50%) Retail Banking
9 9 (37.50%) Degree
9 9 (37.50%) ISEB
9 9 (37.50%) Open Source
9 9 (37.50%) Use Case
10 8 (33.33%) QA
10 8 (33.33%) Blog
10 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
10 8 (33.33%) Gherkin
10 8 (33.33%) GitHub
10 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
10 8 (33.33%) Benchmarking
10 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
11 6 (25.00%) Web Services
11 6 (25.00%) RESTful

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) RavenDB
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 18 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (16.67%) NUnit
5 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (16.67%) ReSharper
5 4 (16.67%) NCrunch
5 4 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (16.67%) Moq
6 2 (8.33%) JMeter
7 1 (4.17%) WatiN
7 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (54.17%) Retail
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 9 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 6 (25.00%) RESTful
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
3 5 (20.83%) jQuery
4 4 (16.67%) Spring.NET
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (16.67%) Dapper ORM
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (16.67%) StructureMap
4 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (16.67%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (16.67%) MSMQ
4 4 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Zend Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Grails
5 1 (4.17%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Open Source
2 8 (33.33%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
4 13 (54.17%) TDD
5 12 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 12 (50.00%) ERP
5 12 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (37.50%) Use Case
7 8 (33.33%) Benchmarking
7 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (20.83%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) OOD
10 4 (16.67%) MVC
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
10 4 (16.67%) BDD
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Ruby
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PHP5
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Endeca
1 4 (16.67%) RedPrairie
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Zend
2 1 (4.17%) Compuware
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Empirix