The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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)
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 241 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 10 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.038% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 -
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1299 1010 1157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.51% 19.27% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 881 985
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

WATIR
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for WATIR in the South West

WATIR
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for WATIR in the South West

WATIR
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South West 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
Bristol - 10 £47,500 - 2
WATIR
England

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 South West region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 24 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (88.00%) Ruby
4 20 (80.00%) Selenium
4 20 (80.00%) TDD
4 20 (80.00%) Cucumber
5 19 (76.00%) ISTQB
6 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
6 15 (60.00%) SpecFlow
7 14 (56.00%) Behat
7 14 (56.00%) Capybara
7 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
7 14 (56.00%) OO
7 14 (56.00%) ISEB
8 13 (52.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (52.00%) DevOps
9 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
10 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (44.00%) Protractor
10 11 (44.00%) Jasmine
11 9 (36.00%) AngularJS
11 9 (36.00%) JIRA
11 9 (36.00%) C#
12 8 (32.00%) SQL
12 8 (32.00%) SSL
12 8 (32.00%) JSON
12 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (32.00%) IaaS
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (32.00%) PaaS
1 8 (32.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Apache Accumulo
1 5 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 20 (80.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (56.00%) Capybara
4 13 (52.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (44.00%) Jasmine
6 11 (44.00%) Protractor
7 9 (36.00%) JIRA
8 7 (28.00%) Mercurial
9 6 (24.00%) JMeter
10 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
11 1 (4.00%) WatiN
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Behat
2 9 (36.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (32.00%) JSON
3 8 (32.00%) React
3 8 (32.00%) REST
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (80.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (56.00%) OO
5 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
6 13 (52.00%) DevOps
7 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (20.00%) SDLC
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Ruby
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Perl
4 6 (24.00%) Python
5 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (20.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.00%) Scala
6 4 (16.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (56.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
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