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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 218 200 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 23 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.24% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.12% 1.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 0
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
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 884 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.55% 17.44% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 915 789 658
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 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,000 £47,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -17 2 £46,250 +36.02%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) Selenium
3 26 (83.87%) Scrum
4 23 (74.19%) WebDriver
5 20 (64.52%) Ruby
6 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
6 17 (54.84%) Cucumber
7 15 (48.39%) Open Source
8 14 (45.16%) TDD
9 13 (41.94%) Retail
9 13 (41.94%) Finance
9 13 (41.94%) E-Commerce
9 13 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
10 12 (38.71%) ERP
11 11 (35.48%) ISEB
11 11 (35.48%) QA
12 10 (32.26%) Web Services
13 9 (29.03%) Use Case
13 9 (29.03%) Banking
13 9 (29.03%) Retail Banking
13 9 (29.03%) Degree
14 8 (25.81%) Blog
14 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
14 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
14 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
14 8 (25.81%) GitHub
14 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
14 8 (25.81%) Benchmarking
15 7 (22.58%) Test Automation

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (12.90%) Confluence
1 4 (12.90%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) GitHub
2 5 (16.13%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
2 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.90%) RavenDB
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Selenium
2 23 (74.19%) WebDriver
3 17 (54.84%) Cucumber
4 7 (22.58%) FitNesse
5 5 (16.13%) JMeter
6 4 (12.90%) NCrunch
6 4 (12.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (12.90%) Moq
6 4 (12.90%) TeamCity
6 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA
6 4 (12.90%) ReSharper
6 4 (12.90%) NUnit
7 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (9.68%) WatiN
7 3 (9.68%) TestComplete
8 2 (6.45%) Ranorex
8 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (41.94%) Retail
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Retail Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) QA Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Quality Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
6 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
3 6 (19.35%) .NET
4 5 (16.13%) RESTful
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (12.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (12.90%) Dapper ORM
5 4 (12.90%) StructureMap
5 4 (12.90%) Spring.NET
5 4 (12.90%) NHibernate
5 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 4 (12.90%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Open Source
2 8 (25.81%) Blog
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (83.87%) Scrum
3 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
4 14 (45.16%) TDD
5 13 (41.94%) E-Commerce
5 13 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (38.71%) ERP
7 9 (29.03%) Use Case
8 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
8 8 (25.81%) Benchmarking
9 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
9 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Kanban
11 5 (16.13%) User Stories
12 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (12.90%) BDD
12 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Ruby
2 6 (19.35%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) RedPrairie
1 4 (12.90%) Endeca
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Empirix
3 1 (3.23%) Compuware
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP