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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 834 803 795
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 49 104 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.089% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 42 71 73
Average salary £53,750 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%

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
17579 18991 16001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.45% 16.17% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14696 15964 13615
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 May 2015 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 16 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 May 2015. 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
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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 -18 49 £53,750 +13.15% 9
London +21 27 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East +4 20 £55,000 +44.73% 2
Surrey +34 18 £55,000 +44.73% 1
Egham - 11 £55,000 -
City of London +25 3 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Hampshire -14 2 £36,250 +27.19%
West Yorkshire +15 1 - -
Leeds +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Warwick 0 1 £47,500 -5.00%
West Midlands -7 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Warwickshire -10 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 80 (83.33%) Selenium
2 61 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (61.46%) TDD
4 58 (60.42%) Ruby
4 58 (60.42%) BDD
5 54 (56.25%) Test Automation
6 53 (55.21%) Cucumber
7 49 (51.04%) Scrum
8 47 (48.96%) Jenkins
8 47 (48.96%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (31.25%) QA
10 29 (30.21%) Java
11 26 (27.08%) UNIX
11 26 (27.08%) OO
11 26 (27.08%) Software Engineering
11 26 (27.08%) Git (software)
12 25 (26.04%) RSpec
12 25 (26.04%) SQL
12 25 (26.04%) C#
13 24 (25.00%) Linux
13 24 (25.00%) WebDriver
14 23 (23.96%) RESTful
14 23 (23.96%) Calabash
15 22 (22.92%) Automation Testing
16 21 (21.88%) Open Source
17 20 (20.83%) XML
18 19 (19.79%) JBehave
19 18 (18.75%) RubyGems
19 18 (18.75%) Kanban
20 17 (17.71%) Mobile App

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (8.33%) Confluence
2 5 (5.21%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.08%) JBoss
3 2 (2.08%) uiautomator
4 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
2 3 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 2 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) MySQL
2 7 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.21%) RavenDB
5 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (83.33%) Selenium
2 53 (55.21%) Cucumber
3 47 (48.96%) Jenkins
4 26 (27.08%) Git (software)
5 25 (26.04%) RSpec
6 24 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 23 (23.96%) Calabash
8 19 (19.79%) JBehave
9 18 (18.75%) RubyGems
10 17 (17.71%) NUnit
11 16 (16.67%) JIRA
11 16 (16.67%) SpecFlow
12 15 (15.63%) JUnit
13 12 (12.50%) Capybara
14 11 (11.46%) FitNesse
14 11 (11.46%) TeamCity
15 10 (10.42%) Hudson
16 9 (9.38%) Subversion
17 8 (8.33%) JMeter
18 7 (7.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Back Office
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Games
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Automation Engineer
2 32 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 14 (14.58%) Tester
4 12 (12.50%) Analyst
5 10 (10.42%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) QA Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.29%) Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Agile Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.08%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.96%) RESTful
2 20 (20.83%) XML
3 17 (17.71%) Gherkin
3 17 (17.71%) Web Services
4 13 (13.54%) HTML
5 7 (7.29%) .NET
5 7 (7.29%) CSS
6 6 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.21%) Spring.NET
7 5 (5.21%) StructureMap
7 5 (5.21%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (5.21%) Dapper ORM
7 5 (5.21%) MSMQ
7 5 (5.21%) NHibernate
7 5 (5.21%) jQuery
8 3 (3.13%) REST
8 3 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Open Source
2 17 (17.71%) Mobile App
3 13 (13.54%) Blog
3 13 (13.54%) W3C
3 13 (13.54%) User Experience
4 5 (5.21%) Online Gambling
5 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) UNIX
2 24 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Android
4 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (61.46%) TDD
3 58 (60.42%) BDD
4 54 (56.25%) Test Automation
5 49 (51.04%) Scrum
6 47 (48.96%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (27.08%) OO
7 26 (27.08%) Software Engineering
8 22 (22.92%) Automation Testing
9 18 (18.75%) Kanban
10 17 (17.71%) Test Strategy
11 16 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 15 (15.63%) Test Scripting
13 14 (14.58%) Software Testing
14 13 (13.54%) RAD
15 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
16 9 (9.38%) Pair Programming
17 8 (8.33%) Performance Testing
17 8 (8.33%) Refactoring
17 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 58 (60.42%) Ruby
2 29 (30.21%) Java
3 25 (26.04%) SQL
3 25 (26.04%) C#
4 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.25%) Python
6 5 (5.21%) PHP
6 5 (5.21%) C++
6 5 (5.21%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.17%) Perl
8 3 (3.13%) C
8 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.08%) Groovy
10 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) ISEB
3 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.25%) QA
2 13 (13.54%) WCAG
Vendors
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) RedPrairie
2 5 (5.21%) Endeca
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) Zend
5 1 (1.04%) VMware
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago