The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 53 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 22 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.49% 0.27% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.27% 0.54% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 2
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Ruby
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
266 186 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 42.16% 49.34% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 185 154 183
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ruby across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Ruby
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ruby across the Watford region.

Ruby Salary Trend in Watford

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Ruby 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 Ruby.

1 26 (83.87%) Jenkins
2 24 (77.42%) SQL
3 23 (74.19%) Java
3 23 (74.19%) XML
3 23 (74.19%) Selenium
3 23 (74.19%) Test Scripting
3 23 (74.19%) Test Automation
3 23 (74.19%) RESTful
3 23 (74.19%) Open Source
3 23 (74.19%) Cucumber
3 23 (74.19%) BDD
4 22 (70.97%) JBehave
4 22 (70.97%) SpecFlow
4 22 (70.97%) Gherkin
4 22 (70.97%) Calabash
4 22 (70.97%) WATIR
4 22 (70.97%) Web Services
4 22 (70.97%) JUnit
4 22 (70.97%) C#
4 22 (70.97%) NUnit
4 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
5 14 (45.16%) OO
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) Puppet
7 6 (19.35%) Windows
8 5 (16.13%) HP
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Cloud Computing

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Ruby 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 Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Jenkins
2 23 (74.19%) Cucumber
2 23 (74.19%) Selenium
3 22 (70.97%) JBehave
3 22 (70.97%) JUnit
3 22 (70.97%) NUnit
3 22 (70.97%) WATIR
3 22 (70.97%) Calabash
3 22 (70.97%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.90%) Hudson
4 4 (12.90%) Maven
4 4 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
4 1 (3.23%) Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) XML
1 23 (74.19%) RESTful
2 22 (70.97%) Web Services
2 22 (70.97%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) JSP
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) Flash
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (74.19%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Test Scripting
1 23 (74.19%) Test Automation
1 23 (74.19%) BDD
2 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
3 14 (45.16%) OO
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Document Management
7 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.23%) System Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.23%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) Java
3 22 (70.97%) C#
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
2 5 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft