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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 752 785 782
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 144 96 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.088% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 0.58% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 63 80 95
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.94%

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
17819 16567 16345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.64% 15.23% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14803 14129 14160
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,515
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,100 £63,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 30 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 24 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
England +36 143 £52,500 +5.00% 11
South East +29 58 £28,500 -17.39% 4
Hampshire +26 52 £28,500 -32.14% 2
Portsmouth +14 49 - - 2
London -4 33 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East of England -5 25 £55,000 -21.42%
South West -10 16 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Hertfordshire - 13 £55,000 -
Watford - 13 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 9 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 8 - -
Luton - 8 - -
Sussex - 6 - -
Dorset - 6 - -
City of London +17 5 £57,500 +20.41% 1
Yorkshire -40 5 £27,500 -12.69% 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £27,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £55,000 -21.42%
Peterborough -5 4 £55,000 -21.42%
North West -18 4 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cheshire - 3 £35,000 - 2
Swindon - 3 £37,500 -
West Midlands -17 2 £53,750 -2.27%
Warwickshire - 2 £53,750 -
Warrington - 2 £35,000 - 1
Warwick - 2 £53,750 -
Basingstoke +13 1 £28,500 -16.17%
Bristol +1 1 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Cardiff - 1 £37,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 287 (90.54%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (79.81%) Cucumber
3 243 (76.66%) Ruby
4 233 (73.50%) BDD
5 208 (65.62%) TDD
6 180 (56.78%) C#
7 171 (53.94%) Selenium
8 160 (50.47%) Continuous Integration
9 149 (47.00%) Git (software)
10 146 (46.06%) E-Commerce
11 144 (45.43%) TeamCity
12 140 (44.16%) JavaScript
13 138 (43.53%) .NET
13 138 (43.53%) NUnit
14 135 (42.59%) MVC
14 135 (42.59%) QA
15 134 (42.27%) ASP.NET
16 133 (41.96%) JIRA
17 130 (41.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 128 (40.38%) Scrum
19 125 (39.43%) WebDriver
20 123 (38.80%) Retail
20 123 (38.80%) SQL Server
21 115 (36.28%) HTML
21 115 (36.28%) CSS
21 115 (36.28%) ERP
21 115 (36.28%) Business Intelligence
21 115 (36.28%) Pair Programming
21 115 (36.28%) Test Scripting
21 115 (36.28%) NHibernate

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 104 (32.81%) IIS
1 104 (32.81%) Confluence
2 14 (4.42%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.95%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.95%) CMS
4 3 (0.95%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (23.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.88%) GitHub
2 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Trello
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.94%) Internet
2 8 (2.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (38.80%) SQL Server
2 104 (32.81%) RavenDB
3 48 (15.14%) Relational Database
4 41 (12.93%) RDBMS
5 21 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (6.62%) MySQL
6 12 (3.79%) Big Data
7 5 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.26%) Text Mining
8 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.26%) Triplestore
8 4 (1.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 253 (79.81%) Cucumber
2 171 (53.94%) Selenium
3 149 (47.00%) Git (software)
4 144 (45.43%) TeamCity
5 138 (43.53%) NUnit
6 133 (41.96%) JIRA
7 125 (39.43%) WebDriver
8 114 (35.96%) Rhino Mocks
8 114 (35.96%) ReSharper
9 104 (32.81%) Moq
9 104 (32.81%) NCrunch
10 58 (18.30%) Jenkins
11 45 (14.20%) JUnit
12 40 (12.62%) Calabash
13 36 (11.36%) JBehave
14 32 (10.09%) Subversion
15 31 (9.78%) Hudson
15 31 (9.78%) SpecFlow
15 31 (9.78%) Capybara
16 26 (8.20%) RSpec
General
1 123 (38.80%) Retail
2 83 (26.18%) Back Office
3 70 (22.08%) Finance
4 17 (5.36%) Banking
5 15 (4.73%) Retail Banking
6 12 (3.79%) Marketing
7 10 (3.15%) Music Industry
7 10 (3.15%) Publishing
8 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 123 (38.80%) Developer
2 72 (22.71%) QA Engineer
3 62 (19.56%) .NET Developer
4 51 (16.09%) Software Developer
5 47 (14.83%) Analyst
6 34 (10.73%) Test Analyst
7 31 (9.78%) Tester
8 30 (9.46%) Quality Engineer
9 24 (7.57%) Senior Developer
10 21 (6.62%) .NET Software Developer
11 20 (6.31%) Junior
11 20 (6.31%) Junior .NET Developer
11 20 (6.31%) Junior Developer
12 19 (5.99%) Automation Engineer
13 17 (5.36%) Test Engineer
14 16 (5.05%) C# Developer
14 16 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (5.05%) Agile .NET Developer
15 15 (4.73%) C# Software Developer
16 14 (4.42%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (43.53%) .NET
2 134 (42.27%) ASP.NET
3 130 (41.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 115 (36.28%) NHibernate
4 115 (36.28%) CSS
4 115 (36.28%) HTML
5 114 (35.96%) StructureMap
6 109 (34.38%) .NET Framework
7 106 (33.44%) jQuery
8 104 (32.81%) MSMQ
8 104 (32.81%) Spring.NET
8 104 (32.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 104 (32.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 104 (32.81%) Dapper ORM
9 80 (25.24%) Gherkin
10 47 (14.83%) Web Services
11 45 (14.20%) RESTful
12 37 (11.67%) XML
13 30 (9.46%) Castle Windsor
14 19 (5.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (31.55%) Open Source
2 36 (11.36%) Blog
3 17 (5.36%) Online Gambling
4 13 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.47%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.47%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.15%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.26%) Linked Data
9 4 (1.26%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.26%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.26%) Ontologies
10 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.46%) Linux
2 22 (6.94%) UNIX
3 9 (2.84%) Windows
4 4 (1.26%) Android
5 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (90.54%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (73.50%) BDD
3 208 (65.62%) TDD
4 160 (50.47%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (46.06%) E-Commerce
6 135 (42.59%) MVC
7 128 (40.38%) Scrum
8 115 (36.28%) Pair Programming
8 115 (36.28%) Business Intelligence
8 115 (36.28%) ERP
8 115 (36.28%) Test Scripting
9 114 (35.96%) OO
9 114 (35.96%) Refactoring
10 84 (26.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 82 (25.87%) OOD
12 64 (20.19%) Test Automation
13 54 (17.03%) Migration
14 53 (16.72%) Software Engineering
15 49 (15.46%) Automation Testing
16 48 (15.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 243 (76.66%) Ruby
2 180 (56.78%) C#
3 140 (44.16%) JavaScript
4 104 (32.81%) VB.NET
5 82 (25.87%) SQL
6 73 (23.03%) Java
7 27 (8.52%) Python
8 12 (3.79%) C++
9 11 (3.47%) F#
10 7 (2.21%) Groovy
11 6 (1.89%) Perl
11 6 (1.89%) PHP
12 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.26%) XQuery
13 4 (1.26%) XPath
13 4 (1.26%) SPARQL
13 4 (1.26%) Scala
14 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.63%) C
16 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (10.41%) Degree
2 25 (7.89%) ISEB
3 13 (4.10%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) MCSD
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (42.59%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Section 508
2 1 (0.32%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 104 (32.81%) Endeca
1 104 (32.81%) RedPrairie
2 88 (27.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.31%) HP
4 10 (3.15%) Sony
4 10 (3.15%) Toshiba
5 8 (2.52%) IBM
6 4 (1.26%) Twitter
6 4 (1.26%) Google
7 3 (0.95%) Zend
8 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.32%) Empirix
8 1 (0.32%) Lotus
8 1 (0.32%) Compuware
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