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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 194 222 220
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing WATIR 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£458 £369 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.06% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £423 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £463 £276
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +67.42%
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
799 870 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.99% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 641 537
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.46 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 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 10 (90.91%) TDD
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
1 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
1 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Ruby
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Web Services
3 8 (72.73%) XML
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) Open Source
4 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 6 (54.55%) Sahi
6 5 (45.45%) Mustache
6 5 (45.45%) Sass
6 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Node.js
7 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
7 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
7 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
8 3 (27.27%) Scrum
9 2 (18.18%) HTTP
9 2 (18.18%) Capybara
9 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
9 2 (18.18%) User Stories
9 2 (18.18%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (45.45%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
1 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
2 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (54.55%) Sahi
4 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Capybara
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
6 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (9.09%) JMeter
6 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
6 1 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Web Services
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Mustache
3 5 (45.45%) Sass
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
1 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) DevOps
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) OOP
7 1 (9.09%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
7 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
1 9 (81.82%) Ruby
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA