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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 865 909
Rank change year-on-year +63 +44  
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 70 59 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.061% 0.056%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56 44 59
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 £63,000
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18451 17538 18538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.07% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15209 15206 15549
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Top 18 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 25 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
England +62 69 £50,000 -13.04% 3
London +29 35 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +19 19 £50,000 -13.04%
Birmingham - 12 £47,500 -
South West +12 10 £47,500 - 1
Bristol - 10 £47,500 - 1
Warwick +13 7 £50,000 -13.04%
Warwickshire +7 7 £50,000 -13.04%
South East +51 2 £65,000 +44.44%
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £65,000 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
City of London +26 1 - -
East of England +1 1 £31,500 -25.88%
Hertfordshire -6 1 £31,500 -25.88%
Stevenage - 1 £31,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for WATIR.

1 119 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (84.73%) Selenium
3 108 (82.44%) Test Automation
4 100 (76.34%) Ruby
5 93 (70.99%) Cucumber
6 61 (46.56%) Java
7 57 (43.51%) BDD
7 57 (43.51%) Jenkins
8 52 (39.69%) TDD
9 51 (38.93%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (37.40%) WebDriver
11 46 (35.11%) QA
12 40 (30.53%) JMeter
12 40 (30.53%) SoapUI
13 39 (29.77%) JIRA
14 38 (29.01%) Capybara
15 36 (27.48%) SQL
16 33 (25.19%) Scrum
16 33 (25.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (24.43%) Software Testing
17 32 (24.43%) Finance
18 31 (23.66%) SpecFlow
19 29 (22.14%) Git (software)
19 29 (22.14%) C#
20 27 (20.61%) JUnit
20 27 (20.61%) Gherkin
21 26 (19.85%) Scala
22 25 (19.08%) JBehave
22 25 (19.08%) Linux
22 25 (19.08%) DSDM

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 15 (11.45%) JBoss
2 14 (10.69%) GlassFish
2 14 (10.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (10.69%) WildFly
3 5 (3.82%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.82%) CMS
3 5 (3.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.40%) G Suite
2 11 (8.40%) GitHub
2 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.40%) Office 365
2 11 (8.40%) Slack
3 8 (6.11%) IaaS
3 8 (6.11%) PaaS
3 8 (6.11%) SaaS
4 7 (5.34%) BrowserStack
5 6 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) SSL
2 6 (4.58%) HTTP
3 2 (1.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) MySQL
1 14 (10.69%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.82%) Apache Accumulo
3 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.53%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 111 (84.73%) Selenium
2 93 (70.99%) Cucumber
3 57 (43.51%) Jenkins
4 49 (37.40%) WebDriver
5 40 (30.53%) JMeter
5 40 (30.53%) SoapUI
6 39 (29.77%) JIRA
7 38 (29.01%) Capybara
8 31 (23.66%) SpecFlow
9 29 (22.14%) Git (software)
10 27 (20.61%) JUnit
11 25 (19.08%) JBehave
12 24 (18.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (17.56%) Ranorex
14 19 (14.50%) RSpec
15 17 (12.98%) Appium
16 14 (10.69%) Hudson
17 13 (9.92%) Jasmine
17 13 (9.92%) Protractor
18 12 (9.16%) eggPlant
General
1 32 (24.43%) Finance
2 17 (12.98%) Retail
3 14 (10.69%) Billing
4 9 (6.87%) Advertising
5 7 (5.34%) Marketing
6 6 (4.58%) Games
7 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.53%) Electronics
8 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (32.06%) Test Engineer
2 36 (27.48%) Analyst
3 34 (25.95%) Test Analyst
4 28 (21.37%) Tester
5 20 (15.27%) QA Engineer
6 19 (14.50%) Java Engineer
7 17 (12.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (11.45%) Developer
8 15 (11.45%) Developer in Test
8 15 (11.45%) QA Analyst
8 15 (11.45%) QA Test Analyst
8 15 (11.45%) QA Tester
8 15 (11.45%) Senior Java Engineer
9 14 (10.69%) QA Test Engineer
10 12 (9.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 11 (8.40%) Automation Tester
11 11 (8.40%) Senior Test Engineer
12 10 (7.63%) Technical Leader
13 9 (6.87%) Senior QA Tester
13 9 (6.87%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.61%) Gherkin
2 20 (15.27%) RESTful
3 14 (10.69%) Behat
3 14 (10.69%) Hibernate
3 14 (10.69%) HornetQ
3 14 (10.69%) Java EE
3 14 (10.69%) JAX-RS
3 14 (10.69%) JMS
3 14 (10.69%) RESTEasy
3 14 (10.69%) Spring
4 13 (9.92%) HTML
4 13 (9.92%) JSON
4 13 (9.92%) SOAP
5 12 (9.16%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.63%) Node.js
6 10 (7.63%) Play Framework
6 10 (7.63%) XML
7 8 (6.11%) React
7 8 (6.11%) REST
8 7 (5.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) User Experience
2 9 (6.87%) Fintech
3 8 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.08%) Linux
2 17 (12.98%) Windows
3 10 (7.63%) Unix
4 6 (4.58%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.82%) Android
5 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (82.44%) Test Automation
3 57 (43.51%) BDD
4 52 (39.69%) TDD
5 51 (38.93%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (25.19%) Continuous Delivery
6 33 (25.19%) Scrum
7 32 (24.43%) Software Testing
8 25 (19.08%) DSDM
8 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
9 24 (18.32%) Microservices
10 22 (16.79%) Open Source
11 19 (14.50%) DevOps
11 19 (14.50%) OO
12 18 (13.74%) Exploratory Testing
12 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
13 17 (12.98%) Unit Testing
14 16 (12.21%) Performance Testing
14 16 (12.21%) Test Strategy
14 16 (12.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 100 (76.34%) Ruby
2 61 (46.56%) Java
3 36 (27.48%) SQL
4 29 (22.14%) C#
5 26 (19.85%) Scala
6 25 (19.08%) Python
7 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
8 16 (12.21%) C
9 15 (11.45%) PHP
10 13 (9.92%) Perl
11 11 (8.40%) C++
12 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) ISTQB
2 17 (12.98%) ISEB
3 13 (9.92%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.82%) Degree
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (35.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Puppet
2 3 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) CA Agile Central
2 15 (11.45%) Google
2 15 (11.45%) Oracle
3 7 (5.34%) HP
4 4 (3.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.05%) Telerik
5 3 (2.29%) SAP
6 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.53%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) ATG
7 1 (0.76%) Demandware
7 1 (0.76%) hybris
7 1 (0.76%) Zend
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