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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 205 208 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 22 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.14% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 0.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £53,750 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +22.85%
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
1108 895 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.00% 17.69% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 947 803 595
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,000 £48,000
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 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 2 October 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 2 October 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
Wiltshire - 15 £37,500 -
Dorset - 6 - -
Bristol -8 1 £55,000 +59.42%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (86.21%) Selenium
3 24 (82.76%) Scrum
4 22 (75.86%) WebDriver
5 19 (65.52%) Ruby
6 17 (58.62%) Cucumber
6 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
7 14 (48.28%) Open Source
7 14 (48.28%) TDD
8 13 (44.83%) Retail
8 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
8 13 (44.83%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (44.83%) Relational Database
9 12 (41.38%) ERP
9 12 (41.38%) Finance
10 10 (34.48%) ISEB
10 10 (34.48%) Web Services
10 10 (34.48%) QA
11 9 (31.03%) Use Case
11 9 (31.03%) Retail Banking
11 9 (31.03%) Degree
11 9 (31.03%) Banking
12 8 (27.59%) Benchmarking
12 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
12 8 (27.59%) Blog
12 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
12 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
12 8 (27.59%) Gherkin
12 8 (27.59%) GitHub
13 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (13.79%) IIS
1 4 (13.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) GitHub
2 5 (17.24%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) Relational Database
2 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
3 4 (13.79%) RavenDB
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) Selenium
2 22 (75.86%) WebDriver
3 17 (58.62%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.69%) FitNesse
5 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
5 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 4 (13.79%) NUnit
5 4 (13.79%) JIRA
5 4 (13.79%) ReSharper
5 4 (13.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (13.79%) Moq
5 4 (13.79%) NCrunch
6 3 (10.34%) JMeter
7 2 (6.90%) WatiN
7 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
8 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.45%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (44.83%) Retail
2 12 (41.38%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Retail Banking
3 9 (31.03%) Banking
4 4 (13.79%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Quality Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) QA Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Quality Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) Gherkin
3 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) RESTful
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.79%) StructureMap
4 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (13.79%) MSMQ
4 4 (13.79%) NHibernate
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
4 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 4 (13.79%) Spring.NET
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (13.79%) Dapper ORM
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Open Source
2 8 (27.59%) Blog
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) Scrum
3 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
4 14 (48.28%) TDD
5 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
5 13 (44.83%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (41.38%) ERP
7 9 (31.03%) Use Case
8 8 (27.59%) Benchmarking
8 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
8 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
9 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
11 5 (17.24%) User Stories
11 5 (17.24%) Kanban
11 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
12 4 (13.79%) MVC
12 4 (13.79%) Migration
12 4 (13.79%) OOD
12 4 (13.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Ruby
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISEB
2 9 (31.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Endeca
1 4 (13.79%) RedPrairie
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Empirix
3 1 (3.45%) Compuware
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) IBM