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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 186 213 224
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +11
Contract jobs citing WATIR 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.071% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 0.62% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£495 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.28%
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
742 813 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.04% 11.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 616 602
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 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 11 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 22 (88.00%) Selenium
2 21 (84.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (76.00%) Ruby
4 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
4 18 (72.00%) SQL
4 18 (72.00%) TDD
5 17 (68.00%) BDD
6 16 (64.00%) Java
6 16 (64.00%) Web Services
6 16 (64.00%) XML
6 16 (64.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (52.00%) Open Source
7 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (48.00%) .NET
9 11 (44.00%) QA
10 10 (40.00%) Node.js
10 10 (40.00%) Sass
11 9 (36.00%) Sahi
11 9 (36.00%) Scrum
12 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
13 7 (28.00%) Mustache
14 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
15 4 (16.00%) JMeter
15 4 (16.00%) Finance
15 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
15 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
15 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
16 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
16 3 (12.00%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 (40.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (88.00%) Selenium
2 21 (84.00%) Cucumber
3 16 (64.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (36.00%) Sahi
5 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (16.00%) JMeter
8 3 (12.00%) CruiseControl
8 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (8.00%) Subversion
9 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
10 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
10 1 (4.00%) RSpec
10 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 1 (4.00%) Capybara
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Automation Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) Web Services
1 16 (64.00%) XML
2 12 (48.00%) .NET
3 10 (40.00%) Sass
4 7 (28.00%) Mustache
5 3 (12.00%) HTML
5 3 (12.00%) JSON
5 3 (12.00%) RESTful
5 3 (12.00%) XSLT
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) TDD
1 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) BDD
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (36.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Pair Programming
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Kanban
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Content Management
8 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Customer Insight
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Ruby
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 16 (64.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) F#
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA