The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 184 186 206
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing WATIR 8 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.25% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 1.88% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
646 798 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.91% 13.35% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 626 622
Average daily rate £425 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) BDD
4 6 (66.67%) Capybara
4 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (66.67%) Selenium
5 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
5 5 (55.56%) RESTful
5 5 (55.56%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) HTTP
5 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 5 (55.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (55.56%) DevOps
5 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
5 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
5 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
6 4 (44.44%) Ruby
7 3 (33.33%) RSpec
8 2 (22.22%) OOP
8 2 (22.22%) Scrum
9 1 (11.11%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
3 6 (66.67%) Capybara
3 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 5 (55.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
4 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
5 3 (33.33%) RSpec
6 1 (11.11%) Subversion
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (11.11%) Appium
6 1 (11.11%) Calabash
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) BDD
4 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
5 5 (55.56%) DevOps
5 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) OOP
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (11.11%) Kanban
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
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