The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 227 227
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 19 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.19% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.94% 1.36% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 1
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +21.05%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 981 881 847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.02% 14.32% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 832 710 754
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 West Midlands

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

WATIR
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for WATIR in the West Midlands

WATIR
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham - 12 £47,500 -
Warwickshire +1 7 £50,000 -13.04%
WATIR
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 27 (100.00%) Java
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (100.00%) Selenium
2 24 (88.89%) JBehave
3 18 (66.67%) JUnit
4 17 (62.96%) Jenkins
5 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
5 16 (59.26%) RSpec
5 16 (59.26%) SQL
5 16 (59.26%) Unit Testing
5 16 (59.26%) TDD
5 16 (59.26%) Ruby
6 15 (55.56%) RESTful
6 15 (55.56%) JBoss
7 14 (51.85%) DSDM
7 14 (51.85%) JMS
7 14 (51.85%) SOA
7 14 (51.85%) MySQL
7 14 (51.85%) Oracle
7 14 (51.85%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (51.85%) Hibernate
7 14 (51.85%) Scrum
7 14 (51.85%) Workflow
7 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (51.85%) GlassFish
7 14 (51.85%) Java EE
7 14 (51.85%) Billing
7 14 (51.85%) Spring
7 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
7 14 (51.85%) Single Customer View

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (55.56%) JBoss
2 14 (51.85%) GlassFish
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (51.85%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) MySQL
1 14 (51.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) MarkLogic
2 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (100.00%) Selenium
2 24 (88.89%) JBehave
3 18 (66.67%) JUnit
4 17 (62.96%) Jenkins
5 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
5 16 (59.26%) RSpec
6 14 (51.85%) Hudson
7 13 (48.15%) JMeter
8 12 (44.44%) SpecFlow
9 11 (40.74%) eggPlant
9 11 (40.74%) JIRA
9 11 (40.74%) Ranorex
9 11 (40.74%) SoapUI
10 2 (7.41%) Capybara
10 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
10 2 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (7.41%) Protractor
10 2 (7.41%) Subversion
10 2 (7.41%) TestNG
10 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (51.85%) Billing
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Java Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Senior Java Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Tester
5 6 (22.22%) QA Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) QA Tester
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Senior QA Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) RESTful
2 14 (51.85%) Hibernate
2 14 (51.85%) HornetQ
2 14 (51.85%) Java EE
2 14 (51.85%) JAX-RS
2 14 (51.85%) JMS
2 14 (51.85%) RESTEasy
2 14 (51.85%) Spring
3 12 (44.44%) Gherkin
4 11 (40.74%) SOAP
5 5 (18.52%) JPA
6 2 (7.41%) Apache Flex
6 2 (7.41%) GWT
6 2 (7.41%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) TDD
2 16 (59.26%) Unit Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Continuous Delivery
3 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (51.85%) Dependency Injection
3 14 (51.85%) DSDM
3 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Microservices
3 14 (51.85%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Single Customer View
3 14 (51.85%) SOA
3 14 (51.85%) Software Delivery
3 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
3 14 (51.85%) Workflow
4 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
5 12 (44.44%) BDD
6 11 (40.74%) Open Source
7 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
8 9 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (59.26%) Ruby
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian