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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 195 224 229
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +5
Contract jobs citing WATIR 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.081% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.71% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£448 £381 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £338 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £438 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £500 £276
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +80.99%
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
785 844 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.57% 11.46% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 639 591
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £59.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +73.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (94.44%) TDD
1 17 (94.44%) Cucumber
2 16 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Ruby
3 15 (83.33%) Selenium
3 15 (83.33%) BDD
4 14 (77.78%) Java
4 14 (77.78%) SQL
5 13 (72.22%) Web Services
5 13 (72.22%) XML
6 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (55.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (50.00%) .NET
8 9 (50.00%) QA
8 9 (50.00%) Node.js
8 9 (50.00%) Sass
9 8 (44.44%) Open Source
10 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (33.33%) Scrum
11 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
11 6 (33.33%) Sahi
11 6 (33.33%) Mustache
12 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
13 4 (22.22%) HTTP
13 4 (22.22%) RESTful
13 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
13 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
13 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
13 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
14 3 (16.67%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (50.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Cucumber
2 15 (83.33%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (33.33%) Sahi
4 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
6 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 3 (16.67%) CruiseControl
8 2 (11.11%) Subversion
8 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.11%) Capybara
9 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (5.56%) RSpec
9 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
9 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
9 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 3 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Agile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Web Services
1 13 (72.22%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) Sass
3 6 (33.33%) Mustache
4 4 (22.22%) RESTful
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) JSON
5 3 (16.67%) XSLT
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.56%) SOAP
6 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 15 (83.33%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 2 (11.11%) User Stories
9 2 (11.11%) Kanban
10 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.56%) DevOps
10 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
10 1 (5.56%) OOP
10 1 (5.56%) OO
10 1 (5.56%) Project Management
10 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Ruby
2 14 (77.78%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA