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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 824 718 786
Rank change year-on-year
-106 +68
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 76 193 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.17% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 1.04% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 70 87 93
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £58,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%

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
19174 18524 16190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.32% 16.12% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16303 15346 13789
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 17 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 31 August 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 -98 74 £55,000 +4.76% 4
London -19 43 £52,500 - 2
South East -38 28 £55,000 +43.79% 1
Surrey - 19 £55,000 -
City of London +12 13 £62,500 +19.04%
Hampshire -39 8 £30,000 -17.80% 1
Portsmouth -26 6 £30,000 -17.80% 1
Warwickshire -3 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
South Wales -6 2 £36,500 -1.35%
Warwick -8 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Cardiff -9 2 £36,500 -1.35%
Wales -10 2 £36,500 -1.35%
West Midlands -15 2 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Crawley - 1 £50,000 -
Fareham - 1 £73,750 -
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £36,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 101 (79.53%) Selenium
2 92 (72.44%) Ruby
3 90 (70.87%) Test Automation
4 80 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (60.63%) Cucumber
6 74 (58.27%) Jenkins
7 73 (57.48%) TDD
8 71 (55.91%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (43.31%) Scrum
10 51 (40.16%) BDD
11 49 (38.58%) RSpec
11 49 (38.58%) QA
12 43 (33.86%) WebDriver
13 42 (33.07%) Automation Testing
14 41 (32.28%) OO
15 39 (30.71%) UNIX
15 39 (30.71%) Linux
16 35 (27.56%) Git (software)
17 34 (26.77%) C#
18 30 (23.62%) Java
19 25 (19.69%) Open Source
20 24 (18.90%) Subversion
21 21 (16.54%) User Stories
21 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
22 20 (15.75%) Finance
23 19 (14.96%) RubyGems
24 18 (14.17%) RESTful
24 18 (14.17%) SpecFlow
24 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
25 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (5.51%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.94%) JBoss
3 3 (2.36%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.57%) Confluence
4 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 101 (79.53%) Selenium
2 77 (60.63%) Cucumber
3 74 (58.27%) Jenkins
4 49 (38.58%) RSpec
5 43 (33.86%) WebDriver
6 35 (27.56%) Git (software)
7 24 (18.90%) Subversion
8 19 (14.96%) RubyGems
9 18 (14.17%) SpecFlow
10 16 (12.60%) JBehave
10 16 (12.60%) TeamCity
11 15 (11.81%) JIRA
11 15 (11.81%) Hudson
12 14 (11.02%) FitNesse
13 13 (10.24%) JMeter
13 13 (10.24%) Capybara
14 11 (8.66%) JUnit
15 9 (7.09%) NUnit
15 9 (7.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (6.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Marketing
3 1 (0.79%) Front Office
3 1 (0.79%) Back Office
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.79%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Billing
3 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (48.03%) Automation Engineer
2 41 (32.28%) Test Engineer
3 39 (30.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 27 (21.26%) Analyst
5 25 (19.69%) QA Engineer
6 22 (17.32%) QA Analyst
7 20 (15.75%) Tester
8 18 (14.17%) Test Analyst
8 18 (14.17%) Automation Tester
9 14 (11.02%) Agile Test Analyst
9 14 (11.02%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (9.45%) Developer
10 12 (9.45%) QA Tester
11 9 (7.09%) Agile Tester
12 7 (5.51%) QA Automation Engineer
12 7 (5.51%) BizTalk Developer
13 4 (3.15%) QA Leader
13 4 (3.15%) AWS Developer
13 4 (3.15%) Graduate
14 3 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.17%) RESTful
2 17 (13.39%) Gherkin
3 16 (12.60%) REST
3 16 (12.60%) XML
4 15 (11.81%) SOAP
5 12 (9.45%) HTML
6 10 (7.87%) .NET
7 9 (7.09%) Web Services
8 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET
8 8 (6.30%) CSS
9 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.51%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.36%) Spring
10 3 (2.36%) JPA
10 3 (2.36%) JMS
10 3 (2.36%) JAX-RS
10 3 (2.36%) RESTEasy
11 2 (1.57%) CSS3
11 2 (1.57%) Apache Flex
11 2 (1.57%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.36%) W3C
4 3 (2.36%) Blog
5 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.71%) UNIX
1 39 (30.71%) Linux
2 3 (2.36%) Android
2 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (70.87%) Test Automation
2 80 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (57.48%) TDD
4 71 (55.91%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (43.31%) Scrum
6 51 (40.16%) BDD
7 42 (33.07%) Automation Testing
8 41 (32.28%) OO
9 25 (19.69%) Open Source
10 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
10 21 (16.54%) User Stories
11 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
12 17 (13.39%) OOP
12 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing
13 15 (11.81%) Performance Testing
14 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
15 11 (8.66%) Load Testing
16 10 (7.87%) Software Testing
17 9 (7.09%) DevOps
17 9 (7.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 92 (72.44%) Ruby
2 34 (26.77%) C#
3 30 (23.62%) Java
4 13 (10.24%) SQL
5 9 (7.09%) PHP
6 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.94%) Python
7 3 (2.36%) Groovy
7 3 (2.36%) C
8 2 (1.57%) Perl
8 2 (1.57%) C++
8 2 (1.57%) Scala
9 1 (0.79%) Clojure
9 1 (0.79%) Go
9 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Degree
2 8 (6.30%) ISEB
3 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (38.58%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.15%) HP
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle
3 2 (1.57%) Telerik
3 2 (1.57%) Zend
4 1 (0.79%) VMware
4 1 (0.79%) IBM
4 1 (0.79%) Calypso
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago