Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1080 1096 1155
Rank change year-on-year +16 +59 -115
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 109 123 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 88 85 141
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,125 £36,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +24.71% -19.05% +5.00%

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36595 35004 38379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.36% 18.71% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29765 30214 32428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WATIR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Top 10 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 105 £55,000 +10.00% 3
London -9 60 £60,000 +4.35% 1
UK excluding London +25 45 £53,000 +24.71% 2
Midlands +17 22 £50,000 +17.65%
West Midlands +16 22 £50,000 +17.65%
South West +21 14 £53,000 +41.33%
South East +31 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +10 5 - - 1
North of England +9 5 - - 1
East of England -4 1 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 108 (99.08%) Test Automation
2 103 (94.50%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (78.90%) Ruby
3 86 (78.90%) Selenium
4 75 (68.81%) Cucumber
5 70 (64.22%) Jenkins
6 61 (55.96%) BDD
7 48 (44.04%) WebDriver
8 47 (43.12%) QA
9 46 (42.20%) Java
9 46 (42.20%) Git (software)
10 42 (38.53%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (38.53%) Gherkin
11 41 (37.61%) JIRA
12 40 (36.70%) SQL
13 36 (33.03%) Finance
14 35 (32.11%) JMeter
14 35 (32.11%) TDD
15 34 (31.19%) Linux
16 33 (30.28%) C#
17 32 (29.36%) Degree
18 31 (28.44%) SoapUI
19 30 (27.52%) Scrum
20 28 (25.69%) Open Source
21 26 (23.85%) Capybara
21 26 (23.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
22 25 (22.94%) Python
22 25 (22.94%) Software Testing
22 25 (22.94%) SpecFlow

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 6 (5.50%) JBoss
2 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.67%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.67%) CMS
3 4 (3.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.17%) IaaS
3 10 (9.17%) PaaS
3 10 (9.17%) SaaS
4 8 (7.34%) G Suite
4 8 (7.34%) GitHub
4 8 (7.34%) Office 365
4 8 (7.34%) Slack
5 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.67%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) HTTP
2 10 (9.17%) SSL
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.67%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.83%) MarkLogic
3 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 86 (78.90%) Selenium
2 75 (68.81%) Cucumber
3 70 (64.22%) Jenkins
4 48 (44.04%) WebDriver
5 46 (42.20%) Git (software)
6 41 (37.61%) JIRA
7 35 (32.11%) JMeter
8 31 (28.44%) SoapUI
9 26 (23.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (23.85%) Capybara
10 25 (22.94%) SpecFlow
11 24 (22.02%) RSpec
12 23 (21.10%) Ranorex
13 19 (17.43%) Calabash
14 18 (16.51%) Protractor
15 17 (15.60%) Jasmine
16 16 (14.68%) JBehave
17 14 (12.84%) Appium
18 12 (11.01%) Buildbot
18 12 (11.01%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (33.03%) Finance
2 14 (12.84%) Retail
3 8 (7.34%) Electronics
3 8 (7.34%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Banking
5 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (47.71%) Tester
2 27 (24.77%) Automation Tester
3 23 (21.10%) Analyst
3 23 (21.10%) Test Engineer
4 20 (18.35%) Selenium Tester
4 20 (18.35%) Test Analyst
5 16 (14.68%) QA Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) QA Analyst
6 12 (11.01%) QA Test Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) QA Tester
6 12 (11.01%) Ruby Automation Tester
6 12 (11.01%) Senior Tester
6 12 (11.01%) Technical Leader
6 12 (11.01%) Technical Tester
7 11 (10.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (10.09%) Developer
7 11 (10.09%) Lead Tester
7 11 (10.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Test Leader
8 10 (9.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.53%) Gherkin
2 21 (19.27%) HTML
3 15 (13.76%) XML
4 14 (12.84%) JSON
5 10 (9.17%) AngularJS
5 10 (9.17%) Behat
5 10 (9.17%) React
5 10 (9.17%) REST
6 9 (8.26%) SOAP
7 7 (6.42%) .NET
7 7 (6.42%) GWT
8 6 (5.50%) CSS
9 5 (4.59%) Apache Flex
9 5 (4.59%) Node.js
10 4 (3.67%) Play Framework
10 4 (3.67%) Sass
11 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.83%) Web Services
12 1 (0.92%) J2EE
12 1 (0.92%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.42%) Fintech
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.67%) User Experience
5 3 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.19%) Linux
2 14 (12.84%) Windows
3 10 (9.17%) Unix
4 7 (6.42%) Android
4 7 (6.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (99.08%) Test Automation
2 103 (94.50%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (55.96%) BDD
4 42 (38.53%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (32.11%) TDD
6 30 (27.52%) Scrum
7 28 (25.69%) Open Source
8 25 (22.94%) Software Testing
9 23 (21.10%) Regression Testing
10 21 (19.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (16.51%) API Testing
11 18 (16.51%) DevOps
12 17 (15.60%) Acceptance Criteria
12 17 (15.60%) Exploratory Testing
13 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
14 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
15 13 (11.93%) Issue Tracking
16 12 (11.01%) Kanban
16 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
16 12 (11.01%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (78.90%) Ruby
2 46 (42.20%) Java
3 40 (36.70%) SQL
4 33 (30.28%) C#
5 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
6 25 (22.94%) Python
7 19 (17.43%) Scala
8 18 (16.51%) C
8 18 (16.51%) PHP
9 14 (12.84%) C++
10 10 (9.17%) Perl
11 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) Degree
2 19 (17.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (13.76%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.17%) ISEB
5 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (43.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) CA Agile Central
2 11 (10.09%) Google
3 8 (7.34%) SAP
4 7 (6.42%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.67%) Capita
6 2 (1.83%) HP
6 2 (1.83%) Telerik
6 2 (1.83%) Zend
7 1 (0.92%) Avature
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft