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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 811 848 742
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -106
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 88 57 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.052% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.34% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 63 51 113
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.42%

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
17699 16771 17337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 15.39% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14972 13961 15242
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 2014 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 29 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 22 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
England +32 88 £52,500 - 6
South East +12 27 £43,750 +26.81% 1
London -12 27 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Portsmouth +5 24 - - 1
Hampshire -4 24 - - 1
East of England -9 17 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £55,000 - 1
Watford - 13 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £27,500 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £27,500 -
Sheffield - 8 £27,500 -
North West - 5 £37,500 -
Peterborough -3 4 £55,000 -21.42%
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £55,000 -21.42%
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 -
City of London +9 3 £58,500 -13.33%
Surrey -9 3 £43,750 +29.62%
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
West Midlands -20 2 £53,750 -6.52%
Warwick - 2 £53,750 -
Warwickshire - 2 £53,750 -
South West -2 1 £40,000 -
Somerset - 1 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £35,000 -
Bath - 1 £40,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £31,500 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 229 (87.74%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (86.21%) Ruby
3 218 (83.52%) Cucumber
4 190 (72.80%) BDD
5 164 (62.84%) TDD
6 148 (56.70%) C#
7 140 (53.64%) Git (software)
8 134 (51.34%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (50.57%) Selenium
10 131 (50.19%) NUnit
11 127 (48.66%) E-Commerce
12 123 (47.13%) JavaScript
12 123 (47.13%) TeamCity
13 120 (45.98%) .NET
14 118 (45.21%) JIRA
15 116 (44.44%) MVC
16 115 (44.06%) ASP.NET
16 115 (44.06%) ASP.NET MVC
17 108 (41.38%) QA
18 107 (41.00%) Pair Programming
19 106 (40.61%) Scrum
19 106 (40.61%) SQL Server
19 106 (40.61%) HTML
20 104 (39.85%) OO
20 104 (39.85%) NHibernate
20 104 (39.85%) Refactoring
21 103 (39.46%) ReSharper
21 103 (39.46%) Rhino Mocks
21 103 (39.46%) StructureMap
22 100 (38.31%) Retail

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 93 (35.63%) IIS
1 93 (35.63%) Confluence
2 10 (3.83%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.77%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.38%) uiautomator
Applications
1 70 (26.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.15%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.94%) GitHub
2 4 (1.53%) Trello
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.34%) Internet
2 14 (5.36%) HTTP
3 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (40.61%) SQL Server
2 93 (35.63%) RavenDB
3 48 (18.39%) Relational Database
4 39 (14.94%) RDBMS
5 22 (8.43%) MySQL
6 20 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 218 (83.52%) Cucumber
2 140 (53.64%) Git (software)
3 132 (50.57%) Selenium
4 131 (50.19%) NUnit
5 123 (47.13%) TeamCity
6 118 (45.21%) JIRA
7 103 (39.46%) ReSharper
7 103 (39.46%) Rhino Mocks
8 93 (35.63%) Moq
8 93 (35.63%) NCrunch
9 92 (35.25%) WebDriver
10 54 (20.69%) Jenkins
11 47 (18.01%) Calabash
12 42 (16.09%) JUnit
13 34 (13.03%) SpecFlow
14 33 (12.64%) JBehave
14 33 (12.64%) Capybara
15 29 (11.11%) RSpec
16 24 (9.20%) Subversion
17 16 (6.13%) Hudson
General
1 100 (38.31%) Retail
2 73 (27.97%) Back Office
3 53 (20.31%) Finance
4 14 (5.36%) Banking
5 13 (4.98%) Retail Banking
6 10 (3.83%) Music Industry
6 10 (3.83%) Publishing
7 8 (3.07%) Marketing
8 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 101 (38.70%) Developer
2 62 (23.75%) QA Engineer
3 54 (20.69%) Software Developer
4 42 (16.09%) .NET Developer
5 38 (14.56%) Analyst
6 32 (12.26%) Test Analyst
7 30 (11.49%) Quality Engineer
8 24 (9.20%) Senior Developer
9 18 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
10 17 (6.51%) .NET Software Developer
10 17 (6.51%) Senior Software Developer
11 16 (6.13%) Test Engineer
12 14 (5.36%) Junior
12 14 (5.36%) Junior .NET Developer
12 14 (5.36%) Junior Developer
13 13 (4.98%) Tester
14 12 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (4.21%) C# Developer
15 11 (4.21%) Senior Test Engineer
15 11 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (45.98%) .NET
2 115 (44.06%) ASP.NET
2 115 (44.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 106 (40.61%) HTML
4 104 (39.85%) NHibernate
5 103 (39.46%) StructureMap
6 99 (37.93%) CSS
7 97 (37.16%) .NET Framework
8 96 (36.78%) jQuery
9 93 (35.63%) Spring.NET
9 93 (35.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 93 (35.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 93 (35.63%) Dapper ORM
9 93 (35.63%) MSMQ
10 83 (31.80%) Gherkin
11 47 (18.01%) RESTful
12 42 (16.09%) Web Services
13 39 (14.94%) XML
14 33 (12.64%) Castle Windsor
15 14 (5.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 97 (37.16%) Open Source
2 33 (12.64%) Blog
3 17 (6.51%) Online Gambling
4 11 (4.21%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.83%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) NHS
10 1 (0.38%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.26%) Linux
2 20 (7.66%) UNIX
3 11 (4.21%) Windows
4 4 (1.53%) Android
5 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (87.74%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (72.80%) BDD
3 164 (62.84%) TDD
4 134 (51.34%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (48.66%) E-Commerce
6 116 (44.44%) MVC
7 107 (41.00%) Pair Programming
8 106 (40.61%) Scrum
9 104 (39.85%) Refactoring
9 104 (39.85%) OO
10 99 (37.93%) ERP
10 99 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
11 97 (37.16%) Test Scripting
12 73 (27.97%) OOD
13 70 (26.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 59 (22.61%) Test Automation
15 51 (19.54%) Mentoring
16 46 (17.62%) Migration
17 44 (16.86%) Software Engineering
17 44 (16.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 225 (86.21%) Ruby
2 148 (56.70%) C#
3 123 (47.13%) JavaScript
4 93 (35.63%) VB.NET
5 77 (29.50%) SQL
6 63 (24.14%) Java
7 18 (6.90%) Python
8 13 (4.98%) C++
9 7 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.68%) PHP
10 5 (1.92%) Perl
11 4 (1.53%) Groovy
11 4 (1.53%) F#
12 3 (1.15%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) C
13 1 (0.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 20 (7.66%) Degree
2 17 (6.51%) ISEB
3 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (41.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (35.63%) Endeca
1 93 (35.63%) RedPrairie
2 76 (29.12%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.36%) HP
4 10 (3.83%) Sony
4 10 (3.83%) Toshiba
5 4 (1.53%) Google
5 4 (1.53%) Twitter
5 4 (1.53%) IBM
6 3 (1.15%) Zend
7 2 (0.77%) Empirix
7 2 (0.77%) Compuware
8 1 (0.38%) Lotus
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
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