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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 721 768 784
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +16
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 177 109 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66 96 91
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 £37,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%

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
18318 16185 17098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.04% 15.15% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15093 13765 14761
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +72 174 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East +60 80 £34,250 -31.50% 2
Hampshire +53 74 £34,250 -31.50% 2
Portsmouth +23 70 - - 2
London -23 47 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South West -18 23 £37,500 +10.29%
East of England +5 21 £55,000 -21.42%
Wiltshire - 15 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 11 £55,000 -
Watford - 11 £55,000 -
City of London -6 10 £53,750 +11.97%
Swindon - 9 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 8 - -
Luton - 8 - -
Sussex - 6 - -
Dorset - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £35,000 -50.00%
Bristol -17 2 £46,250 +36.02%
Yorkshire -51 2 £27,500 -12.69% 1
Cambridge - 2 £35,000 -
Basingstoke -3 1 £28,500 -16.17%
North West -17 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Leeds -32 1 - -
West Yorkshire -42 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 -
Wales - 1 £37,000 -
South Wales - 1 £37,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £25,000 -
Belfast - 1 £25,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 288 (91.72%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (78.98%) Cucumber
3 236 (75.16%) Ruby
4 226 (71.97%) BDD
5 205 (65.29%) TDD
6 186 (59.24%) Selenium
7 170 (54.14%) C#
8 152 (48.41%) Continuous Integration
9 140 (44.59%) E-Commerce
10 138 (43.95%) Scrum
11 136 (43.31%) WebDriver
12 135 (42.99%) TeamCity
13 133 (42.36%) .NET
14 132 (42.04%) Git (software)
15 131 (41.72%) QA
15 131 (41.72%) JavaScript
16 128 (40.76%) ASP.NET
16 128 (40.76%) MVC
17 126 (40.13%) JIRA
18 123 (39.17%) ASP.NET MVC
18 123 (39.17%) NUnit
19 117 (37.26%) SQL Server
19 117 (37.26%) Retail
20 116 (36.94%) Test Scripting
21 114 (36.31%) Business Intelligence
22 113 (35.99%) ERP
23 108 (34.39%) Pair Programming
24 107 (34.08%) HTML
24 107 (34.08%) NHibernate
25 106 (33.76%) ReSharper

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 96 (30.57%) Confluence
1 96 (30.57%) IIS
2 14 (4.46%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.59%) CMS
4 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 63 (20.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.01%) GitHub
2 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.59%) SaaS
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.73%) Internet
2 10 (3.18%) HTTP
3 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (37.26%) SQL Server
2 96 (30.57%) RavenDB
3 50 (15.92%) Relational Database
4 41 (13.06%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.78%) MySQL
6 9 (2.87%) Big Data
7 7 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.27%) Text Mining
9 4 (1.27%) HBase
9 4 (1.27%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 248 (78.98%) Cucumber
2 186 (59.24%) Selenium
3 136 (43.31%) WebDriver
4 135 (42.99%) TeamCity
5 132 (42.04%) Git (software)
6 126 (40.13%) JIRA
7 123 (39.17%) NUnit
8 106 (33.76%) ReSharper
8 106 (33.76%) Rhino Mocks
9 96 (30.57%) Moq
9 96 (30.57%) NCrunch
10 54 (17.20%) Jenkins
11 34 (10.83%) JUnit
11 34 (10.83%) Calabash
11 34 (10.83%) Hudson
12 31 (9.87%) Capybara
13 29 (9.24%) JBehave
14 26 (8.28%) Subversion
15 24 (7.64%) JMeter
15 24 (7.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 117 (37.26%) Retail
2 75 (23.89%) Back Office
3 74 (23.57%) Finance
4 16 (5.10%) Banking
5 15 (4.78%) Retail Banking
6 13 (4.14%) Marketing
7 11 (3.50%) Publishing
8 10 (3.18%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.96%) Games
9 3 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (36.62%) Developer
2 69 (21.97%) QA Engineer
3 62 (19.75%) .NET Developer
4 52 (16.56%) Analyst
5 43 (13.69%) Tester
6 39 (12.42%) Software Developer
7 35 (11.15%) Test Analyst
8 30 (9.55%) Quality Engineer
9 21 (6.69%) Junior
9 21 (6.69%) Agile .NET Developer
10 20 (6.37%) Test Engineer
10 20 (6.37%) Junior Developer
10 20 (6.37%) Junior .NET Developer
11 19 (6.05%) Senior Developer
11 19 (6.05%) Automation Engineer
12 16 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.78%) .NET Software Developer
14 14 (4.46%) Senior Test Analyst
14 14 (4.46%) QA Analyst
15 11 (3.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (42.36%) .NET
2 128 (40.76%) ASP.NET
3 123 (39.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 107 (34.08%) HTML
4 107 (34.08%) NHibernate
5 106 (33.76%) CSS
5 106 (33.76%) StructureMap
6 102 (32.48%) .NET Framework
7 97 (30.89%) jQuery
8 96 (30.57%) Spring.NET
8 96 (30.57%) MSMQ
8 96 (30.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 96 (30.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 96 (30.57%) Dapper ORM
9 74 (23.57%) Gherkin
10 47 (14.97%) Web Services
11 37 (11.78%) RESTful
12 30 (9.55%) XML
13 24 (7.64%) Castle Windsor
14 20 (6.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 98 (31.21%) Open Source
2 36 (11.46%) Blog
3 14 (4.46%) Online Gambling
4 13 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.50%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.18%) Digital Media
8 9 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.27%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.27%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.27%) Ontologies
9 4 (1.27%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.64%) BBC
10 2 (0.64%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Online Games
11 1 (0.32%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.32%) DTV
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.32%) Linux
2 22 (7.01%) UNIX
3 10 (3.18%) Windows
4 5 (1.59%) Android
5 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (91.72%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (71.97%) BDD
3 205 (65.29%) TDD
4 152 (48.41%) Continuous Integration
5 140 (44.59%) E-Commerce
6 138 (43.95%) Scrum
7 128 (40.76%) MVC
8 116 (36.94%) Test Scripting
9 114 (36.31%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (35.99%) ERP
11 108 (34.39%) Pair Programming
12 106 (33.76%) Refactoring
13 103 (32.80%) OO
14 82 (26.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 74 (23.57%) OOD
16 62 (19.75%) Test Automation
17 53 (16.88%) Automation Testing
18 52 (16.56%) Migration
19 47 (14.97%) Software Engineering
20 46 (14.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 236 (75.16%) Ruby
2 170 (54.14%) C#
3 131 (41.72%) JavaScript
4 96 (30.57%) VB.NET
5 71 (22.61%) SQL
6 62 (19.75%) Java
7 30 (9.55%) Python
8 14 (4.46%) C++
9 12 (3.82%) F#
10 7 (2.23%) Perl
11 5 (1.59%) PHP
12 4 (1.27%) XQuery
12 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.27%) SPARQL
12 4 (1.27%) Scala
12 4 (1.27%) Groovy
12 4 (1.27%) XPath
13 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.64%) C
15 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (10.51%) Degree
2 28 (8.92%) ISEB
3 16 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) MCSD
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (41.72%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Section 508
2 1 (0.32%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 96 (30.57%) Endeca
1 96 (30.57%) RedPrairie
2 81 (25.80%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.01%) HP
4 10 (3.18%) Sony
4 10 (3.18%) Toshiba
5 8 (2.55%) IBM
6 4 (1.27%) Google
6 4 (1.27%) Twitter
7 1 (0.32%) Zend
7 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) Compuware
7 1 (0.32%) Empirix
7 1 (0.32%) Lotus
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Staff Discounts
Posted: 11 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Staff Discounts
Posted: 11 days ago