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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 843 760 801
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +41
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 72 173 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.91% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 66 101 81
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%

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
18697 19020 16239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 16.24% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15715 16012 13819
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

WATIR Salary Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Top 13 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 30 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 -62 72 £55,000 +10.00% 7
London -4 41 £52,500 - 5
South East -27 29 £55,000 +43.79% 2
Surrey - 23 £55,000 - 1
City of London +26 14 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Hampshire -48 5 £38,000 +4.10% 1
Portsmouth -19 4 £21,000 -42.46% 1
West Midlands +3 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Warwick -8 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Warwickshire -14 1 £65,000 +23.80%
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £36,000 -
Crawley - 1 £50,000 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 94 (78.33%) Selenium
2 81 (67.50%) Ruby
2 81 (67.50%) Test Automation
3 75 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (57.50%) Cucumber
5 66 (55.00%) Jenkins
5 66 (55.00%) TDD
6 64 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (44.17%) BDD
8 52 (43.33%) Scrum
9 45 (37.50%) QA
10 42 (35.00%) RSpec
11 39 (32.50%) WebDriver
12 37 (30.83%) OO
13 36 (30.00%) Automation Testing
14 35 (29.17%) UNIX
14 35 (29.17%) Linux
15 31 (25.83%) C#
15 31 (25.83%) Git (software)
16 30 (25.00%) Java
17 28 (23.33%) RubyGems
18 26 (21.67%) Open Source
19 23 (19.17%) Subversion
20 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
20 21 (17.50%) XML
21 20 (16.67%) RESTful
22 19 (15.83%) Test Strategy
23 18 (15.00%) SQL
23 18 (15.00%) Finance
24 17 (14.17%) OOP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (2.50%) GlassFish
3 3 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (1.67%) Wireless
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 94 (78.33%) Selenium
2 69 (57.50%) Cucumber
3 66 (55.00%) Jenkins
4 42 (35.00%) RSpec
5 39 (32.50%) WebDriver
6 31 (25.83%) Git (software)
7 28 (23.33%) RubyGems
8 23 (19.17%) Subversion
9 17 (14.17%) JBehave
10 16 (13.33%) TeamCity
11 15 (12.50%) FitNesse
11 15 (12.50%) SpecFlow
12 14 (11.67%) JIRA
13 13 (10.83%) JMeter
13 13 (10.83%) Hudson
14 10 (8.33%) Capybara
15 9 (7.50%) Calabash
15 9 (7.50%) JUnit
15 9 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (6.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 18 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (0.83%) Games
2 1 (0.83%) Banking
2 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
2 1 (0.83%) Marketing
2 1 (0.83%) Front Office
2 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (44.17%) Automation Engineer
2 41 (34.17%) Test Engineer
3 35 (29.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 26 (21.67%) Analyst
5 22 (18.33%) QA Engineer
6 20 (16.67%) QA Analyst
7 18 (15.00%) Test Analyst
8 17 (14.17%) Tester
9 16 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
10 15 (12.50%) Automation Tester
11 13 (10.83%) QA Test Analyst
11 13 (10.83%) QA Tester
12 11 (9.17%) Developer
13 9 (7.50%) Agile Tester
14 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Developer
15 4 (3.33%) QA Leader
15 4 (3.33%) Graduate
16 3 (2.50%) Software Engineer
16 3 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
16 3 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) XML
2 20 (16.67%) RESTful
3 14 (11.67%) REST
3 14 (11.67%) SOAP
4 12 (10.00%) HTML
5 11 (9.17%) Web Services
5 11 (9.17%) Gherkin
6 8 (6.67%) .NET
7 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.83%) CSS
7 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (5.83%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.50%) JMS
8 3 (2.50%) Spring
8 3 (2.50%) Yii
8 3 (2.50%) CSS3
8 3 (2.50%) JAX-RS
8 3 (2.50%) RESTEasy
8 3 (2.50%) JPA
9 1 (0.83%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) User Experience
3 8 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.83%) W3C
4 7 (5.83%) Blog
5 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.17%) UNIX
1 35 (29.17%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 75 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (55.00%) TDD
4 64 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (44.17%) BDD
6 52 (43.33%) Scrum
7 37 (30.83%) OO
8 36 (30.00%) Automation Testing
9 26 (21.67%) Open Source
10 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
11 19 (15.83%) Test Strategy
12 17 (14.17%) User Stories
12 17 (14.17%) OOP
13 14 (11.67%) Performance Testing
14 13 (10.83%) Automated Testing
15 12 (10.00%) Kanban
16 11 (9.17%) Software Testing
16 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
16 11 (9.17%) Waterfall
17 10 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 81 (67.50%) Ruby
2 31 (25.83%) C#
3 30 (25.00%) Java
4 18 (15.00%) SQL
5 9 (7.50%) PHP
5 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.17%) C
6 5 (4.17%) Python
7 4 (3.33%) Groovy
7 4 (3.33%) Perl
7 4 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (1.67%) Scala
9 1 (0.83%) Clojure
9 1 (0.83%) Go
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 8 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.50%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
1 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle
2 3 (2.50%) Zend
3 1 (0.83%) IBM
3 1 (0.83%) Calypso
3 1 (0.83%) HP
3 1 (0.83%) VMware
3 1 (0.83%) Telerik
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