Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 323 311
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 +10
Permanent jobs citing WATIR 22 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 0.79% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 19
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,850
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1910 1777 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.92% 15.71% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1501 1552
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WATIR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 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
Birmingham +40 22 £50,000 -
WATIR
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (90.91%) Gherkin
2 20 (90.91%) JMeter
3 18 (81.82%) Open Source
3 18 (81.82%) BDD
4 15 (68.18%) Finance
4 15 (68.18%) JBehave
4 15 (68.18%) SoapUI
5 14 (63.64%) Cucumber
5 14 (63.64%) QA
6 13 (59.09%) JIRA
6 13 (59.09%) SpecFlow
7 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
7 12 (54.55%) SQL
8 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 10 (45.45%) Ranorex
10 8 (36.36%) SOAP
10 8 (36.36%) Test Management
10 8 (36.36%) eggPlant
10 8 (36.36%) CA Agile Central
11 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (31.82%) Fintech
11 7 (31.82%) Agile Testing
11 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
11 7 (31.82%) Ruby
11 7 (31.82%) C#
11 7 (31.82%) Python

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 6 (27.27%) JBoss
2 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MarkLogic
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
2 20 (90.91%) JMeter
3 15 (68.18%) JBehave
3 15 (68.18%) SoapUI
4 14 (63.64%) Cucumber
5 13 (59.09%) JIRA
5 13 (59.09%) SpecFlow
6 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
7 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 10 (45.45%) Ranorex
9 8 (36.36%) eggPlant
10 7 (31.82%) Eclipse
10 7 (31.82%) IntelliJ
11 6 (27.27%) JUnit
11 6 (27.27%) Subversion
12 5 (22.73%) Bitbucket
12 5 (22.73%) Capybara
12 5 (22.73%) Jasmine
12 5 (22.73%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (22.73%) Maven
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Test Engineer
2 12 (54.55%) QA Engineer
3 11 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 10 (45.45%) Analyst
4 10 (45.45%) QA Tester
4 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
4 10 (45.45%) Tester
5 9 (40.91%) QA Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) Senior QA Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) Senior QA Tester
5 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (40.91%) Senior Tester
6 7 (31.82%) Senior QA Engineer
6 7 (31.82%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (18.18%) Developer
9 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) Gherkin
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
3 5 (22.73%) Apache Flex
3 5 (22.73%) GWT
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Fintech
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (81.82%) BDD
2 18 (81.82%) Open Source
3 8 (36.36%) Test Management
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 5 (22.73%) ATDD
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) Collateral Management
6 5 (22.73%) Context-Driven Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) RUP
6 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) Ruby
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) Perl
4 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) Scala
5 2 (9.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (22.73%) Atlassian