The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 862 883 898
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 89 58 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.055% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 63 36 49
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £65,000 £61,700
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +52.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18161 16965 16576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.89% 16.23% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15618 14382 13600
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WATIR
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK.

WATIR Salary Trend in the UK

WATIR
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WATIR over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
England +39 89 £52,500 - 9
London +32 58 £50,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +10 27 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Warwickshire +3 23 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Warwick 0 23 £52,500 -12.50% 2
City of London +65 11 £50,000 -16.66% 3
North West +7 2 - - 1
South East -20 2 £72,500 +70.58%
Coventry - 2 £44,000 -
Southport - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £72,500 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 150 (94.94%) Selenium
2 130 (82.28%) Cucumber
3 127 (80.38%) Ruby
4 120 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (71.52%) Java
6 97 (61.39%) QA
7 89 (56.33%) Jenkins
8 85 (53.80%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (52.53%) Test Automation
10 81 (51.27%) TDD
11 74 (46.84%) BDD
12 67 (42.41%) Scrum
13 61 (38.61%) RSpec
14 52 (32.91%) WebDriver
14 52 (32.91%) JIRA
15 49 (31.01%) JMeter
15 49 (31.01%) Hudson
16 47 (29.75%) SQL
16 47 (29.75%) Degree
17 44 (27.85%) E-Commerce
18 43 (27.22%) Software Engineering
19 42 (26.58%) Test Scripting
20 39 (24.68%) Manual Testing
21 38 (24.05%) MySQL
21 38 (24.05%) ISTQB
21 38 (24.05%) RESTful
22 36 (22.78%) SOA
23 35 (22.15%) ISEB
23 35 (22.15%) Gherkin
24 34 (21.52%) JBoss

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 34 (21.52%) JBoss
2 33 (20.89%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) Internet
1 5 (3.16%) PuTTY
1 5 (3.16%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (24.05%) MySQL
2 33 (20.89%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 150 (94.94%) Selenium
2 130 (82.28%) Cucumber
3 89 (56.33%) Jenkins
4 61 (38.61%) RSpec
5 52 (32.91%) JIRA
5 52 (32.91%) WebDriver
6 49 (31.01%) Hudson
6 49 (31.01%) JMeter
7 33 (20.89%) Git (software)
8 32 (20.25%) Appium
9 24 (15.19%) Mercurial
10 17 (10.76%) SoapUI
11 15 (9.49%) Capybara
12 13 (8.23%) Ant
13 12 (7.59%) Calabash
14 10 (6.33%) JUnit
14 10 (6.33%) SpecFlow
15 9 (5.70%) Gerrit
16 7 (4.43%) HP UFT
16 7 (4.43%) RubyMine
General
1 32 (20.25%) Billing
2 23 (14.56%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Finance
4 5 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.27%) Front Office
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.58%) Analyst
2 39 (24.68%) Test Analyst
3 36 (22.78%) Java Engineer
4 32 (20.25%) QA Engineer
5 31 (19.62%) Developer
6 30 (18.99%) QA Analyst
7 29 (18.35%) Senior Java Engineer
8 27 (17.09%) Java Developer
8 27 (17.09%) QA Test Analyst
9 26 (16.46%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (15.82%) Agile Developer
10 25 (15.82%) Agile Java Developer
10 25 (15.82%) Senior Developer
10 25 (15.82%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (15.19%) Senior Agile Developer
11 24 (15.19%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 23 (14.56%) Test Engineer
13 18 (11.39%) QA Automation Engineer
14 15 (9.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 15 (9.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.05%) RESTful
2 35 (22.15%) Gherkin
3 33 (20.89%) Hibernate
3 33 (20.89%) Java EE
3 33 (20.89%) JAX-RS
3 33 (20.89%) JMS
3 33 (20.89%) JPA
3 33 (20.89%) RESTEasy
3 33 (20.89%) Spring
4 22 (13.92%) REST
4 22 (13.92%) Web Services
5 11 (6.96%) SOAP
6 7 (4.43%) HTML
7 6 (3.80%) CSS
8 5 (3.16%) .NET
9 4 (2.53%) XML
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.25%) Mathematics
2 21 (13.29%) iPad
3 12 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.70%) Digital Media
5 7 (4.43%) User Experience
6 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Fintech
9 2 (1.27%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.27%) New Media
10 1 (0.63%) Online Games
10 1 (0.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.23%) Linux
2 7 (4.43%) Kali Linux
3 6 (3.80%) Android
3 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.53%) Unix
4 4 (2.53%) Windows
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (53.80%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (52.53%) Test Automation
4 81 (51.27%) TDD
5 74 (46.84%) BDD
6 67 (42.41%) Scrum
7 44 (27.85%) E-Commerce
8 43 (27.22%) Software Engineering
9 42 (26.58%) Test Scripting
10 39 (24.68%) Manual Testing
11 36 (22.78%) SOA
12 33 (20.89%) Dependency Injection
12 33 (20.89%) DSDM
13 32 (20.25%) Automated Testing
13 32 (20.25%) Test Strategy
13 32 (20.25%) Unit Testing
13 32 (20.25%) Workflow
14 29 (18.35%) Automation Testing
15 26 (16.46%) SDLC
15 26 (16.46%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 127 (80.38%) Ruby
2 113 (71.52%) Java
3 47 (29.75%) SQL
4 21 (13.29%) C#
5 16 (10.13%) PHP
6 13 (8.23%) Perl
7 10 (6.33%) Python
8 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.16%) Groovy
9 5 (3.16%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.53%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.27%) C
11 2 (1.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (29.75%) Degree
2 38 (24.05%) ISTQB
3 35 (22.15%) ISEB
4 27 (17.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (61.39%) QA
2 16 (10.13%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.06%) ATG
1 8 (5.06%) Rally
2 7 (4.43%) SAP
3 6 (3.80%) HP
3 6 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (1.90%) Telerik
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
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