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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 855 860 784
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -76
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 48 80 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.066% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.41% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 35 64 68
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,650 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £38,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -30.90%

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
17985 19358 16791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 16.03% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15110 15921 14279
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.89%

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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 20 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 17 April 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
(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 +2 48 £50,000 +8.10% 10
London -15 28 £50,000 +5.26% 8
South East +9 16 £55,000 +44.73%
Surrey +18 11 £55,000 +44.73%
Egham - 11 £55,000 -
City of London +17 4 £70,000 +29.62% 1
Hampshire +5 4 £34,500 +21.05%
West Midlands -13 3 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Warwick +3 2 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Warwickshire -6 2 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire +7 1 - -
West Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Leeds +2 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £35,000 -
Hereford - 1 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 84 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (70.69%) Ruby
3 77 (66.38%) Selenium
4 76 (65.52%) BDD
5 70 (60.34%) Cucumber
5 70 (60.34%) TDD
6 57 (49.14%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (44.83%) Test Automation
8 46 (39.66%) Scrum
9 45 (38.79%) Git (software)
9 45 (38.79%) Jenkins
10 44 (37.93%) C#
11 43 (37.07%) QA
12 42 (36.21%) Java
13 40 (34.48%) SQL
14 37 (31.90%) OO
15 33 (28.45%) Software Engineering
15 33 (28.45%) NUnit
16 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
17 30 (25.86%) Calabash
17 30 (25.86%) Open Source
18 28 (24.14%) RESTful
18 28 (24.14%) HTML
19 27 (23.28%) TeamCity
19 27 (23.28%) WebDriver
20 26 (22.41%) Linux
20 26 (22.41%) XML
20 26 (22.41%) JIRA
21 24 (20.69%) JUnit
21 24 (20.69%) Gherkin

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (15.52%) Confluence
2 17 (14.66%) IIS
3 2 (1.72%) JBoss
3 2 (1.72%) uiautomator
3 2 (1.72%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Trello
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) HTTP
2 9 (7.76%) Internet
3 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.66%) RavenDB
3 12 (10.34%) MySQL
4 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.17%) Big Data
6 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (66.38%) Selenium
2 70 (60.34%) Cucumber
3 45 (38.79%) Git (software)
3 45 (38.79%) Jenkins
4 33 (28.45%) NUnit
5 30 (25.86%) Calabash
6 27 (23.28%) TeamCity
6 27 (23.28%) WebDriver
7 26 (22.41%) JIRA
8 24 (20.69%) JUnit
9 21 (18.10%) SpecFlow
9 21 (18.10%) RSpec
10 19 (16.38%) JBehave
11 18 (15.52%) Capybara
12 17 (14.66%) NCrunch
12 17 (14.66%) Rhino Mocks
12 17 (14.66%) Moq
12 17 (14.66%) ReSharper
13 12 (10.34%) Subversion
14 11 (9.48%) RubyGems
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 17 (14.66%) Back Office
2 17 (14.66%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Electronics
3 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (24.14%) Automation Engineer
2 26 (22.41%) Test Engineer
3 20 (17.24%) Developer
4 19 (16.38%) Analyst
5 18 (15.52%) Software Developer
6 14 (12.07%) Tester
7 13 (11.21%) Test Analyst
8 12 (10.34%) QA Engineer
9 9 (7.76%) QA Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.31%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
13 3 (2.59%) Senior QA Analyst
13 3 (2.59%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.14%) HTML
1 28 (24.14%) RESTful
2 26 (22.41%) XML
3 24 (20.69%) Gherkin
4 22 (18.97%) Web Services
4 22 (18.97%) .NET
5 20 (17.24%) CSS
6 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET
6 18 (15.52%) .NET Framework
6 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (15.52%) jQuery
7 17 (14.66%) NHibernate
7 17 (14.66%) Spring.NET
7 17 (14.66%) StructureMap
7 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 17 (14.66%) Dapper ORM
7 17 (14.66%) Entity Framework
7 17 (14.66%) MSMQ
8 6 (5.17%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.86%) Open Source
2 17 (14.66%) Mobile App
3 13 (11.21%) User Experience
3 13 (11.21%) W3C
3 13 (11.21%) Blog
4 8 (6.90%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
2 23 (19.83%) UNIX
3 6 (5.17%) Android
4 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (65.52%) BDD
3 70 (60.34%) TDD
4 57 (49.14%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (44.83%) Test Automation
6 46 (39.66%) Scrum
7 37 (31.90%) OO
8 33 (28.45%) Software Engineering
9 23 (19.83%) Test Scripting
10 22 (18.97%) E-Commerce
11 21 (18.10%) Pair Programming
11 21 (18.10%) Automation Testing
12 20 (17.24%) Refactoring
13 18 (15.52%) Software Testing
13 18 (15.52%) MVC
13 18 (15.52%) Kanban
13 18 (15.52%) Test Strategy
14 17 (14.66%) OOD
15 16 (13.79%) Waterfall
16 15 (12.93%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (70.69%) Ruby
2 44 (37.93%) C#
3 42 (36.21%) Java
4 40 (34.48%) SQL
5 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
6 17 (14.66%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.90%) Python
8 7 (6.03%) PHP
9 5 (4.31%) Perl
9 5 (4.31%) C++
9 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.59%) Groovy
10 3 (2.59%) C
11 1 (0.86%) VBScript
11 1 (0.86%) F#
11 1 (0.86%) PHP5
11 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (37.07%) QA
2 13 (11.21%) WCAG
Vendors
1 18 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.66%) Endeca
2 17 (14.66%) RedPrairie
3 3 (2.59%) Zend
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle
4 1 (0.86%) IBM
4 1 (0.86%) Compuware
4 1 (0.86%) HP
4 1 (0.86%) Empirix
4 1 (0.86%) VMware
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Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 12%
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Bonus
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: 40,000-60,000
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