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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 148 185 197
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +12
Contract jobs citing WATIR 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.70% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Average daily rate £444 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £435 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £515 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
WATIR
London

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
413 716 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.17% 14.22% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 574 543
Average daily rate £450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Appium
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) SilkTest
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) OOD
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Appium
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) SilkTest
4 1 (20.00%) Capybara
4 1 (20.00%) Geb
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Java Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Quality Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle