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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 552 538 501
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -37
Contract jobs citing WATIR 38 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.052% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.56% 0.44% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 28
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£425 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £308 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%
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
6795 5664 5681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 3776 3253
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -3 27 £450 +20.00% 2
South West - 6 £363 - 2
East of England - 5 £400 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 4
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (81.82%) Cucumber
1 72 (81.82%) BDD
2 70 (79.55%) Selenium
3 69 (78.41%) Ruby
4 64 (72.73%) TDD
5 53 (60.23%) Test Automation
6 49 (55.68%) Open Source
7 48 (54.55%) Scrum
8 45 (51.14%) QA
9 42 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (44.32%) Java
10 39 (44.32%) SQL
11 35 (39.77%) Web Services
12 34 (38.64%) XML
13 27 (30.68%) WebDriver
14 26 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
15 25 (28.41%) Sahi
16 24 (27.27%) .NET
17 23 (26.14%) RSpec
18 18 (20.45%) Finance
18 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
19 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
20 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
20 16 (18.18%) TeamCity
21 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
21 15 (17.05%) Capybara
22 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
23 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
23 13 (14.77%) JMeter

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (7.95%) Node.js
2 4 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) Big Data
5 3 (3.41%) HBase
5 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 72 (81.82%) Cucumber
2 70 (79.55%) Selenium
3 27 (30.68%) WebDriver
4 26 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (28.41%) Sahi
6 23 (26.14%) RSpec
7 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
8 16 (18.18%) TeamCity
9 15 (17.05%) Capybara
10 13 (14.77%) JMeter
11 10 (11.36%) Hudson
11 10 (11.36%) SpecFlow
12 9 (10.23%) FitNesse
13 5 (5.68%) CruiseControl
14 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
14 3 (3.41%) Calabash
14 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
15 2 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
15 2 (2.27%) JIRA
16 1 (1.14%) JUnit
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (37.50%) Developer
2 28 (31.82%) Tester
3 12 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 11 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 8 (9.09%) Lead Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Technical Tester
7 7 (7.95%) Technical Developer
7 7 (7.95%) QA Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.82%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) QA Leader
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (4.55%) Agile Tester
9 4 (4.55%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.77%) Web Services
2 34 (38.64%) XML
3 24 (27.27%) .NET
4 11 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 11 (12.50%) Sinatra
5 10 (11.36%) RESTful
6 8 (9.09%) Sass
6 8 (9.09%) HTML
7 7 (7.95%) Mustache
7 7 (7.95%) JSON
8 6 (6.82%) XSLT
9 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.27%) CSS
10 2 (2.27%) SOAP
10 2 (2.27%) jQuery
10 2 (2.27%) REST
11 1 (1.14%) CSS3
11 1 (1.14%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (55.68%) Open Source
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) DTV
5 1 (1.14%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (81.82%) BDD
2 64 (72.73%) TDD
3 53 (60.23%) Test Automation
4 48 (54.55%) Scrum
5 42 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
7 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
8 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.23%) User Stories
10 7 (7.95%) Kanban
10 7 (7.95%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Content Management
10 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.82%) OOP
12 5 (5.68%) Regression Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Pair Programming
13 4 (4.55%) Project Management
14 3 (3.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 69 (78.41%) Ruby
2 39 (44.32%) Java
2 39 (44.32%) SQL
3 12 (13.64%) Scala
4 10 (11.36%) Golang
4 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.55%) C#
7 2 (2.27%) PHP
7 2 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (51.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Puppet
1 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.27%) SAP
1 2 (2.27%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.14%) Google
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