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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 822 759 816
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +57
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 68 162 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.14% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.86% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 63 103 73
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,700 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
18430 18897 16291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 16.06% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15490 16010 13988
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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 7 July 2015 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 11 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 7 July 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 -64 68 £52,500 +5.00% 4
London -2 44 £50,000 - 2
South East -2 21 £55,000 +43.79% 2
Surrey - 18 £55,000 - 1
City of London +31 12 £70,000 +27.27%
Hampshire -37 3 £46,250 +26.71% 1
Warwick -9 2 £56,250 +7.14%
West Midlands -17 2 £56,250 +7.14%
Warwickshire -20 2 £56,250 +7.14%
Portsmouth -14 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £36,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 93 (80.17%) Selenium
2 74 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (62.07%) Test Automation
4 71 (61.21%) Ruby
5 65 (56.03%) TDD
6 62 (53.45%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (53.45%) Cucumber
7 59 (50.86%) Jenkins
8 55 (47.41%) BDD
9 52 (44.83%) Scrum
10 46 (39.66%) QA
11 37 (31.90%) WebDriver
12 35 (30.17%) RSpec
12 35 (30.17%) OO
13 33 (28.45%) UNIX
13 33 (28.45%) Git (software)
14 32 (27.59%) Linux
15 30 (25.86%) Automation Testing
16 28 (24.14%) C#
17 27 (23.28%) Java
18 26 (22.41%) Software Engineering
18 26 (22.41%) RubyGems
19 24 (20.69%) Open Source
20 23 (19.83%) Test Strategy
21 21 (18.10%) Subversion
22 20 (17.24%) XML
22 20 (17.24%) RESTful
23 18 (15.52%) Finance
24 17 (14.66%) SQL
24 17 (14.66%) JBehave

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.45%) JBoss
3 3 (2.59%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.86%) RavenDB
3 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (80.17%) Selenium
2 62 (53.45%) Cucumber
3 59 (50.86%) Jenkins
4 37 (31.90%) WebDriver
5 35 (30.17%) RSpec
6 33 (28.45%) Git (software)
7 26 (22.41%) RubyGems
8 21 (18.10%) Subversion
9 17 (14.66%) JBehave
10 15 (12.93%) SpecFlow
10 15 (12.93%) TeamCity
11 14 (12.07%) JIRA
12 13 (11.21%) FitNesse
13 12 (10.34%) JMeter
13 12 (10.34%) Calabash
13 12 (10.34%) Hudson
13 12 (10.34%) Capybara
14 11 (9.48%) JUnit
15 9 (7.76%) NUnit
15 9 (7.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (15.52%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Games
2 2 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Front Office
3 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Automation Engineer
2 40 (34.48%) Test Engineer
3 30 (25.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 25 (21.55%) Analyst
5 20 (17.24%) QA Analyst
6 18 (15.52%) Tester
7 17 (14.66%) QA Engineer
8 15 (12.93%) Test Analyst
9 14 (12.07%) Agile Test Analyst
10 12 (10.34%) Automation Tester
10 12 (10.34%) QA Tester
11 11 (9.48%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (7.76%) Developer
13 8 (6.90%) Agile Tester
14 6 (5.17%) BizTalk Developer
15 4 (3.45%) QA Leader
16 3 (2.59%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
16 3 (2.59%) Senior Test Engineer
16 3 (2.59%) Software Engineer
16 3 (2.59%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.24%) XML
1 20 (17.24%) RESTful
2 12 (10.34%) SOAP
2 12 (10.34%) REST
2 12 (10.34%) Gherkin
3 11 (9.48%) Web Services
4 10 (8.62%) HTML
5 8 (6.90%) .NET
6 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.31%) CSS
8 3 (2.59%) JMS
8 3 (2.59%) Spring
8 3 (2.59%) JPA
8 3 (2.59%) JAX-RS
8 3 (2.59%) RESTEasy
8 3 (2.59%) CSS3
8 3 (2.59%) Yii
9 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Mobile App
2 13 (11.21%) User Experience
3 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.48%) W3C
4 11 (9.48%) Blog
5 2 (1.72%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.86%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.45%) UNIX
2 32 (27.59%) Linux
3 7 (6.03%) Android
4 6 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Windows
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 65 (56.03%) TDD
4 62 (53.45%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (47.41%) BDD
6 52 (44.83%) Scrum
7 35 (30.17%) OO
8 30 (25.86%) Automation Testing
9 26 (22.41%) Software Engineering
10 24 (20.69%) Open Source
11 23 (19.83%) Test Strategy
12 16 (13.79%) Kanban
13 15 (12.93%) Waterfall
14 14 (12.07%) User Stories
14 14 (12.07%) Performance Testing
14 14 (12.07%) OOP
15 13 (11.21%) SDLC
16 12 (10.34%) Test Scripting
16 12 (10.34%) Automated Testing
16 12 (10.34%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (61.21%) Ruby
2 28 (24.14%) C#
3 27 (23.28%) Java
4 17 (14.66%) SQL
5 10 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.03%) PHP
7 6 (5.17%) Python
8 5 (4.31%) C
9 4 (3.45%) Perl
9 4 (3.45%) C++
9 4 (3.45%) Groovy
10 1 (0.86%) Scala
10 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.86%) VBScript
10 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Degree
2 8 (6.90%) ISEB
3 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (39.66%) QA
2 11 (9.48%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Puppet
1 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle
1 3 (2.59%) Zend
2 1 (0.86%) RedPrairie
2 1 (0.86%) IBM
2 1 (0.86%) HP
2 1 (0.86%) VMware
2 1 (0.86%) Telerik
2 1 (0.86%) Endeca
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago