The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WATIR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 848 899
Rank change year-on-year +62 +51  
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 69 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.064% 0.055%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 54
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  

WATIR is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17524 16902 17648
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.99% 18.24% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 14567 14845 14931
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £66,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WATIR as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for WATIR in England

WATIR
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WATIR in England.

Salary trend for WATIR in England

WATIR
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WATIR in England

WATIR
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London +39 35 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +24 19 £50,000 -13.04%
South West +17 10 £47,500 - 2
South East +38 2 £65,000 +44.44%
Yorkshire +3 2 - -
East of England -5 1 £31,500 -25.88%
WATIR
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 England region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 118 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (85.38%) Selenium
3 107 (82.31%) Test Automation
4 99 (76.15%) Ruby
5 93 (71.54%) Cucumber
6 61 (46.92%) Java
7 57 (43.85%) BDD
8 56 (43.08%) Jenkins
9 52 (40.00%) TDD
10 51 (39.23%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (37.69%) WebDriver
12 46 (35.38%) QA
13 40 (30.77%) JMeter
13 40 (30.77%) SoapUI
14 38 (29.23%) Capybara
14 38 (29.23%) JIRA
15 36 (27.69%) SQL
16 33 (25.38%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (24.62%) Finance
17 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
17 32 (24.62%) Scrum
18 31 (23.85%) SpecFlow
19 29 (22.31%) C#
20 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
21 27 (20.77%) JUnit
22 26 (20.00%) Scala
22 26 (20.00%) Gherkin
23 25 (19.23%) JBehave
23 25 (19.23%) Linux
23 25 (19.23%) DSDM

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.54%) JBoss
2 14 (10.77%) GlassFish
2 14 (10.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (10.77%) WildFly
3 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.85%) CMS
3 5 (3.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (8.46%) G Suite
1 11 (8.46%) GitHub
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (8.46%) Office 365
1 11 (8.46%) Slack
2 8 (6.15%) IaaS
2 8 (6.15%) PaaS
2 8 (6.15%) SaaS
3 7 (5.38%) BrowserStack
4 6 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) SSL
2 6 (4.62%) HTTP
3 2 (1.54%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) MySQL
1 14 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) Apache Accumulo
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.54%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 111 (85.38%) Selenium
2 93 (71.54%) Cucumber
3 56 (43.08%) Jenkins
4 49 (37.69%) WebDriver
5 40 (30.77%) JMeter
5 40 (30.77%) SoapUI
6 38 (29.23%) Capybara
6 38 (29.23%) JIRA
7 31 (23.85%) SpecFlow
8 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
9 27 (20.77%) JUnit
10 25 (19.23%) JBehave
11 24 (18.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (17.69%) Ranorex
13 19 (14.62%) RSpec
14 17 (13.08%) Appium
15 14 (10.77%) Hudson
16 13 (10.00%) Jasmine
16 13 (10.00%) Protractor
17 12 (9.23%) eggPlant
General
1 32 (24.62%) Finance
2 17 (13.08%) Retail
3 14 (10.77%) Billing
4 9 (6.92%) Advertising
5 7 (5.38%) Marketing
6 6 (4.62%) Games
7 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Test Engineer
2 36 (27.69%) Analyst
3 34 (26.15%) Test Analyst
4 28 (21.54%) Tester
5 20 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 19 (14.62%) Java Engineer
7 16 (12.31%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (11.54%) Developer
8 15 (11.54%) Developer in Test
8 15 (11.54%) QA Analyst
8 15 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
8 15 (11.54%) QA Tester
8 15 (11.54%) Senior Java Engineer
9 14 (10.77%) QA Test Engineer
10 12 (9.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 11 (8.46%) Automation Tester
11 11 (8.46%) Senior Test Engineer
12 10 (7.69%) Technical Leader
13 9 (6.92%) Senior QA Tester
13 9 (6.92%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 20 (15.38%) RESTful
3 14 (10.77%) Behat
3 14 (10.77%) Hibernate
3 14 (10.77%) HornetQ
3 14 (10.77%) Java EE
3 14 (10.77%) JAX-RS
3 14 (10.77%) JMS
3 14 (10.77%) RESTEasy
3 14 (10.77%) Spring
4 13 (10.00%) HTML
4 13 (10.00%) JSON
4 13 (10.00%) SOAP
5 12 (9.23%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.69%) Node.js
6 10 (7.69%) Play Framework
6 10 (7.69%) XML
7 8 (6.15%) React
7 8 (6.15%) REST
8 7 (5.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) User Experience
2 9 (6.92%) Fintech
3 8 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.23%) Linux
2 17 (13.08%) Windows
3 10 (7.69%) Unix
4 6 (4.62%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.85%) Android
5 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (82.31%) Test Automation
3 57 (43.85%) BDD
4 52 (40.00%) TDD
5 51 (39.23%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (25.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (24.62%) Scrum
7 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
8 25 (19.23%) DSDM
8 25 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 24 (18.46%) Microservices
10 22 (16.92%) Open Source
11 19 (14.62%) DevOps
11 19 (14.62%) OO
12 18 (13.85%) Exploratory Testing
12 18 (13.85%) Functional Testing
13 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
14 16 (12.31%) Performance Testing
14 16 (12.31%) SOA
14 16 (12.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 99 (76.15%) Ruby
2 61 (46.92%) Java
3 36 (27.69%) SQL
4 29 (22.31%) C#
5 26 (20.00%) Scala
6 25 (19.23%) Python
7 20 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 16 (12.31%) C
9 14 (10.77%) PHP
10 13 (10.00%) Perl
11 11 (8.46%) C++
12 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.08%) ISEB
3 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (35.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) CA Agile Central
2 15 (11.54%) Google
2 15 (11.54%) Oracle
3 7 (5.38%) HP
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.08%) Telerik
5 3 (2.31%) SAP
6 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.54%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) ATG
7 1 (0.77%) Demandware
7 1 (0.77%) hybris
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