The first table below looks at the demand for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 188 213 223
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Contract jobs citing WATIR 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.085% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.73% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£505 £381 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.45% -1.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
793 819 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.56% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 613 606
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +26.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
WATIR
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WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 19 (95.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Ruby
2 18 (90.00%) TDD
3 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 17 (85.00%) Selenium
4 16 (80.00%) BDD
4 16 (80.00%) Java
4 16 (80.00%) Web Services
4 16 (80.00%) XML
5 13 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (60.00%) .NET
7 10 (50.00%) QA
7 10 (50.00%) Open Source
7 10 (50.00%) Node.js
7 10 (50.00%) Sass
8 9 (45.00%) Sahi
9 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (35.00%) Mustache
10 6 (30.00%) Scrum
11 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 5 (25.00%) TeamCity
12 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
13 3 (15.00%) RESTful
13 3 (15.00%) Local Government
13 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
13 3 (15.00%) JSON
13 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) Cucumber
2 17 (85.00%) Selenium
3 13 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (45.00%) Sahi
5 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (15.00%) CruiseControl
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.00%) Subversion
7 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (5.00%) JMeter
8 1 (5.00%) RSpec
8 1 (5.00%) Capybara
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (15.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) Web Services
1 16 (80.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) Sass
4 7 (35.00%) Mustache
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) RESTful
5 3 (15.00%) XSLT
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) TDD
1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (80.00%) BDD
3 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) Customer Insight
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) Ruby
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 16 (80.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA