The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 60 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WATIR 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.14% - 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.62% - 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate £325 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WATIR
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
104 130 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.80% 14.69% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 88 82
Average daily rate £380 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £35.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £40.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WATIR across the Bristol region.

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the Bristol region.

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

WATIR
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing WATIR also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WATIR.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Ruby
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) Capybara
1 10 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Behat
3 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Rally
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing WATIR also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WATIR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Capybara
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 9 (90.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Developer in Test
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) Behat
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Ruby
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Rally