The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 877 933
Rank change year-on-year +80 +56  
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 61 77 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.074% 0.042%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 41 55 26
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.90% -4.54%  

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16785 18767 17540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.70% 18.05% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14109 16055 14709
Median salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

WATIR
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England +89 61 £50,000 -4.76% 5
London +65 30 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South West +43 15 £41,250 -13.15% 2
Bristol - 10 £47,500 - 2
West Midlands +17 9 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Warwick +19 8 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Warwickshire +9 8 £50,000 -4.76% 1
South East +56 5 - -
Gloucestershire +9 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Fareham - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
City of London +29 2 £52,500 -8.69%
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 with a requirement for WATIR.

1 105 (87.50%) Selenium
2 100 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (80.00%) Ruby
4 79 (65.83%) Cucumber
5 58 (48.33%) BDD
6 55 (45.83%) Test Automation
7 54 (45.00%) TDD
8 50 (41.67%) Java
8 50 (41.67%) Jenkins
9 47 (39.17%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (39.17%) QA
10 46 (38.33%) JMeter
11 45 (37.50%) SoapUI
12 44 (36.67%) Capybara
13 41 (34.17%) WebDriver
14 34 (28.33%) JIRA
15 33 (27.50%) Performance Testing
16 32 (26.67%) Software Engineering
17 31 (25.83%) Git (software)
18 30 (25.00%) Automation Testing
18 30 (25.00%) Scrum
18 30 (25.00%) SQL
19 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
20 25 (20.83%) JUnit
20 25 (20.83%) Linux
20 25 (20.83%) Appium
21 22 (18.33%) Test Planning
21 22 (18.33%) Python
21 22 (18.33%) ISTQB
22 21 (17.50%) Test Management

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (7.50%) CMS
1 9 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (7.50%) Umbraco
2 8 (6.67%) GlassFish
2 8 (6.67%) JBoss
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (6.67%) WildFly
3 6 (5.00%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) G Suite
1 10 (8.33%) Office 365
1 10 (8.33%) Slack
2 9 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.33%) SaaS
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.67%) GitHub
4 2 (1.67%) IaaS
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) HTTP
2 7 (5.83%) ATM
3 2 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.67%) MySQL
2 8 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.00%) Apache Accumulo
3 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 105 (87.50%) Selenium
2 79 (65.83%) Cucumber
3 50 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 46 (38.33%) JMeter
5 45 (37.50%) SoapUI
6 44 (36.67%) Capybara
7 41 (34.17%) WebDriver
8 34 (28.33%) JIRA
9 31 (25.83%) Git (software)
10 25 (20.83%) Appium
10 25 (20.83%) JUnit
11 18 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (14.17%) HP UFT
12 17 (14.17%) SpecFlow
13 14 (11.67%) Ranorex
14 13 (10.83%) RSpec
15 12 (10.00%) JBehave
16 10 (8.33%) Buildbot
17 9 (7.50%) Mercurial
17 9 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Retail
3 9 (7.50%) Advertising
4 8 (6.67%) Billing
5 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.33%) Marketing
7 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Test Engineer
2 30 (25.00%) Tester
3 21 (17.50%) Automation Tester
4 18 (15.00%) QA Tester
5 17 (14.17%) Analyst
5 17 (14.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 14 (11.67%) Developer
6 14 (11.67%) Developer in Test
6 14 (11.67%) QA Automation Tester
6 14 (11.67%) Test Analyst
7 13 (10.83%) Integration Engineer
8 11 (9.17%) Senior QA Tester
8 11 (9.17%) Senior Tester
9 10 (8.33%) Consultant
9 10 (8.33%) Java Engineer
9 10 (8.33%) Test Consultant
10 9 (7.50%) QA Leader
10 9 (7.50%) Senior Automation Tester
10 9 (7.50%) Senior Java Engineer
10 9 (7.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) Web Services
2 17 (14.17%) XML
3 15 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 14 (11.67%) RESTful
5 13 (10.83%) SOAP
6 10 (8.33%) HTML
7 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 8 (6.67%) HornetQ
8 8 (6.67%) Java EE
8 8 (6.67%) JAX-RS
8 8 (6.67%) JMS
8 8 (6.67%) RESTEasy
8 8 (6.67%) Spring
9 6 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (4.17%) .NET
10 5 (4.17%) Behat
10 5 (4.17%) JPA
11 4 (3.33%) Node.js
11 4 (3.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.33%) iPad
3 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.33%) User Experience
4 3 (2.50%) Fintech
4 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) Linux
2 12 (10.00%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Android
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.33%) BDD
3 55 (45.83%) Test Automation
4 54 (45.00%) TDD
5 47 (39.17%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (27.50%) Performance Testing
7 32 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 30 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 30 (25.00%) Scrum
9 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
10 22 (18.33%) Test Planning
11 21 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (17.50%) Test Management
11 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
12 19 (15.83%) Load Testing
12 19 (15.83%) Security Testing
13 18 (15.00%) DSDM
13 18 (15.00%) Integration Testing
13 18 (15.00%) Mentoring
14 17 (14.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 96 (80.00%) Ruby
2 50 (41.67%) Java
3 30 (25.00%) SQL
4 22 (18.33%) Python
5 21 (17.50%) C#
6 18 (15.00%) Scala
7 15 (12.50%) C
7 15 (12.50%) Perl
8 11 (9.17%) PHP
9 10 (8.33%) C++
9 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.50%) Groovy
12 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (18.33%) ISTQB
2 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) ISEB
3 13 (10.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.83%) Degree
5 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (39.17%) QA
2 11 (9.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Oracle
2 10 (8.33%) Google
2 10 (8.33%) HP
2 10 (8.33%) Telerik
3 9 (7.50%) Sitecore
4 7 (5.83%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.33%) ATG
5 4 (3.33%) Demandware
5 4 (3.33%) hybris
5 4 (3.33%) SAP
6 3 (2.50%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.83%) VMware
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