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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 708 767 795
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +28
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 191 106 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.100% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 85 93 79
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +23.52%

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
18734 16222 17027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 15.25% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15523 13820 14720
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +45 186 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South East +45 79 £38,250 -27.14% 3
Hampshire +46 71 £36,500 -27.00% 3
Portsmouth +29 67 £36,500 -27.00% 2
London +8 65 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South West -7 23 £37,500 +10.29% 1
City of London 0 19 £52,500 +9.37%
East of England -14 16 £55,000 -21.42% 5
Wiltshire - 15 £37,500 -
Swindon - 9 £37,500 -
Watford - 7 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £55,000 - 2
Sussex - 6 - -
Dorset - 6 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 - - 3
Luton - 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -21 4 £42,500 -39.28%
Peterborough -2 2 £50,000 -28.57%
Oxfordshire -2 2 £70,000 +33.33%
Kidlington -6 2 £70,000 +33.33%
Bristol -10 2 £46,250 +36.02% 1
Cambridge - 2 £35,000 -
North West -18 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Leeds -28 1 - -
West Yorkshire -38 1 - -
Yorkshire -45 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -
South Wales - 1 £37,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 -
Wales - 1 £37,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 234 (77.23%) Cucumber
2 220 (72.61%) Ruby
3 212 (69.97%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (68.98%) BDD
5 195 (64.36%) Selenium
6 193 (63.70%) TDD
7 156 (51.49%) C#
8 139 (45.87%) WebDriver
8 139 (45.87%) Continuous Integration
9 134 (44.22%) QA
9 134 (44.22%) Scrum
10 125 (41.25%) E-Commerce
11 123 (40.59%) JavaScript
12 122 (40.26%) TeamCity
13 121 (39.93%) .NET
14 117 (38.61%) Git (software)
15 115 (37.95%) Test Scripting
16 114 (37.62%) ASP.NET
16 114 (37.62%) MVC
17 110 (36.30%) JIRA
18 109 (35.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 108 (35.64%) Retail
20 106 (34.98%) NUnit
21 104 (34.32%) SQL Server
21 104 (34.32%) Business Intelligence
22 103 (33.99%) ERP
23 98 (32.34%) HTML
24 96 (31.68%) CSS
24 96 (31.68%) Pair Programming
25 95 (31.35%) NHibernate

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 84 (27.72%) IIS
1 84 (27.72%) Confluence
2 14 (4.62%) Apache Solr
3 6 (1.98%) CMS
4 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.32%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.66%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 51 (16.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.52%) GitHub
2 5 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.65%) SaaS
3 4 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.94%) Internet
2 12 (3.96%) HTTP
3 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (34.32%) SQL Server
2 84 (27.72%) RavenDB
3 50 (16.50%) Relational Database
4 41 (13.53%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.62%) MySQL
6 7 (2.31%) Big Data
6 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.31%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.32%) Text Mining
7 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.32%) Triplestore
7 4 (1.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 234 (77.23%) Cucumber
2 195 (64.36%) Selenium
3 139 (45.87%) WebDriver
4 122 (40.26%) TeamCity
5 117 (38.61%) Git (software)
6 110 (36.30%) JIRA
7 106 (34.98%) NUnit
8 94 (31.02%) ReSharper
8 94 (31.02%) Rhino Mocks
9 84 (27.72%) Moq
9 84 (27.72%) NCrunch
10 49 (16.17%) Jenkins
11 34 (11.22%) Hudson
12 30 (9.90%) Capybara
13 28 (9.24%) JUnit
14 27 (8.91%) Calabash
15 26 (8.58%) JMeter
15 26 (8.58%) Subversion
16 24 (7.92%) QuickTest Pro
16 24 (7.92%) JBehave
General
1 108 (35.64%) Retail
2 75 (24.75%) Finance
3 63 (20.79%) Back Office
4 16 (5.28%) Banking
5 15 (4.95%) Retail Banking
6 11 (3.63%) Publishing
7 10 (3.30%) Marketing
7 10 (3.30%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.99%) Games
8 3 (0.99%) Law
9 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 102 (33.66%) Developer
2 68 (22.44%) QA Engineer
3 51 (16.83%) Analyst
3 51 (16.83%) .NET Developer
4 47 (15.51%) Tester
5 35 (11.55%) Software Developer
6 34 (11.22%) Test Analyst
7 30 (9.90%) Quality Engineer
8 19 (6.27%) Senior Developer
8 19 (6.27%) Test Engineer
9 17 (5.61%) Junior
9 17 (5.61%) Agile .NET Developer
10 16 (5.28%) Automation Engineer
10 16 (5.28%) Junior .NET Developer
10 16 (5.28%) QA Analyst
10 16 (5.28%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (5.28%) Junior Developer
11 14 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.63%) .NET Software Developer
13 10 (3.30%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (39.93%) .NET
2 114 (37.62%) ASP.NET
3 109 (35.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 98 (32.34%) HTML
5 96 (31.68%) CSS
6 95 (31.35%) NHibernate
7 94 (31.02%) StructureMap
8 91 (30.03%) .NET Framework
9 85 (28.05%) jQuery
10 84 (27.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 84 (27.72%) Spring.NET
10 84 (27.72%) MSMQ
10 84 (27.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 84 (27.72%) Dapper ORM
11 67 (22.11%) Gherkin
12 44 (14.52%) Web Services
13 33 (10.89%) RESTful
14 27 (8.91%) XML
15 22 (7.26%) Castle Windsor
16 21 (6.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 93 (30.69%) Open Source
2 36 (11.88%) Blog
3 13 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.96%) Online Gambling
5 11 (3.63%) Blackberry
6 10 (3.30%) Digital Media
7 9 (2.97%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.65%) BBC
9 4 (1.32%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.32%) Ontologies
9 4 (1.32%) Linked Data
9 4 (1.32%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.66%) Social Media
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) W3C
11 1 (0.33%) DTV
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.93%) UNIX
2 20 (6.60%) Linux
3 8 (2.64%) Windows
4 5 (1.65%) Android
5 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (69.97%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (68.98%) BDD
3 193 (63.70%) TDD
4 139 (45.87%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (44.22%) Scrum
6 125 (41.25%) E-Commerce
7 115 (37.95%) Test Scripting
8 114 (37.62%) MVC
9 104 (34.32%) Business Intelligence
10 103 (33.99%) ERP
11 96 (31.68%) Pair Programming
12 94 (31.02%) Refactoring
13 89 (29.37%) OO
14 72 (23.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (20.46%) OOD
16 60 (19.80%) Test Automation
17 53 (17.49%) Automation Testing
18 47 (15.51%) Test Strategy
19 46 (15.18%) Migration
20 40 (13.20%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 220 (72.61%) Ruby
2 156 (51.49%) C#
3 123 (40.59%) JavaScript
4 84 (27.72%) VB.NET
5 70 (23.10%) SQL
6 61 (20.13%) Java
7 33 (10.89%) Python
8 16 (5.28%) C++
9 12 (3.96%) F#
10 8 (2.64%) Perl
11 7 (2.31%) PHP
12 5 (1.65%) Groovy
13 4 (1.32%) SPARQL
13 4 (1.32%) Scala
13 4 (1.32%) XPath
13 4 (1.32%) XQuery
13 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.66%) C
16 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (12.54%) Degree
2 30 (9.90%) ISEB
3 16 (5.28%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCTS
6 1 (0.33%) MCSD
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (44.22%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Section 508
2 1 (0.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 84 (27.72%) Endeca
1 84 (27.72%) RedPrairie
2 70 (23.10%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.26%) HP
4 10 (3.30%) Sony
4 10 (3.30%) Toshiba
5 8 (2.64%) IBM
6 4 (1.32%) Twitter
6 4 (1.32%) Google
7 2 (0.66%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) Compuware
8 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.33%) Empirix
8 1 (0.33%) Lotus
8 1 (0.33%) Zend
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Staff Discounts
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Staff Discounts
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 18 days ago
Luton
easyJet
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Arsenal Football Club
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago