The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 559 518 488
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -30
Contract jobs citing WATIR 24 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.13% 0.079%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 1.04% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 55 27
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £335 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6532 6159 4934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.93% 12.42% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4234 4007 3187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 131
Average hourly rate £37.27 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.19% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.30 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in England

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WATIR across the England region.

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in England

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in England

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the England region.

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in England

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -58 12 £485 +14.11% 5
Yorkshire - 8 £363 -
North East - 3 £325 -
South East - 3 £375 - 1
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 57 (95.00%) Selenium
2 50 (83.33%) Ruby
3 48 (80.00%) Cucumber
4 46 (76.67%) QA
5 44 (73.33%) Test Automation
6 42 (70.00%) Open Source
7 40 (66.67%) TDD
8 39 (65.00%) BDD
9 38 (63.33%) Java
10 31 (51.67%) .NET
11 30 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 30 (50.00%) Sahi
12 29 (48.33%) Web Services
12 29 (48.33%) XML
12 29 (48.33%) SQL
13 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (33.33%) Scrum
15 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
16 15 (25.00%) C#
17 14 (23.33%) Finance
18 12 (20.00%) SpecFlow
19 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
19 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
20 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
20 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
20 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
21 7 (11.67%) RSpec
21 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
21 7 (11.67%) RESTful

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (6.67%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (95.00%) Selenium
2 48 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 30 (50.00%) Sahi
3 30 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 12 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.67%) RSpec
8 6 (10.00%) JMeter
8 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 5 (8.33%) Capybara
10 4 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (6.67%) FitNesse
11 3 (5.00%) RubyGems
11 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.33%) Subversion
12 2 (3.33%) Geb
13 1 (1.67%) GitLab
13 1 (1.67%) Calabash
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Tester
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) QA Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 5 (8.33%) Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (51.67%) .NET
2 29 (48.33%) Web Services
2 29 (48.33%) XML
3 7 (11.67%) RESTful
4 5 (8.33%) REST
5 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.67%) Mustache
5 4 (6.67%) Sass
5 4 (6.67%) JSON
6 3 (5.00%) YAML
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (70.00%) Open Source
2 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) UNIX
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 40 (66.67%) TDD
3 39 (65.00%) BDD
4 28 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.00%) User Stories
8 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.00%) Project Management
11 3 (5.00%) DevOps
11 3 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (83.33%) Ruby
2 38 (63.33%) Java
3 29 (48.33%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (6.67%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) Groovy
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (76.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 14001
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