The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
England / West Midlands
Rank 205 194 221
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +27
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 3 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.063% 0.49% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 3.33% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 1
Median salary - £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
730 780 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.28% 14.78% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 640 675 648
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing WATIR as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WATIR
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WATIR Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WATIR
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 - -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing WATIR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) RSpec
4 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
5 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
5 3 (42.86%) DevOps
5 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Concordion
5 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
5 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
5 3 (42.86%) JIRA
5 3 (42.86%) Hudson
5 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
5 3 (42.86%) REST
5 3 (42.86%) JBehave
5 3 (42.86%) Open Source
5 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
3 3 (42.86%) Ant
3 3 (42.86%) Concordion
3 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Hudson
3 3 (42.86%) JBehave
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) Mercurial
3 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) TestNG
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) OOP
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle