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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 572 564 523
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -41
Contract jobs citing WATIR 19 18 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.039% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.29% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 33
Average daily rate £370 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £363 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
WATIR
UK

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
7033 6302 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.53% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4725 4299 3444
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 113 117
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £16.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £47.50 £48.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 7 £370 -1.33% 2
South East +14 6 £370 -7.50%
South West +4 6 £325 -10.34% 1
WATIR
UK

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 35 (77.78%) Selenium
2 34 (75.56%) Cucumber
3 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (60.00%) Ruby
4 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 26 (57.78%) QA
6 21 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (46.67%) Java
7 18 (40.00%) BDD
8 17 (37.78%) TDD
9 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
10 13 (28.89%) Web Services
11 12 (26.67%) HP UFT
11 12 (26.67%) Capybara
11 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
12 11 (24.44%) SQL
12 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
13 10 (22.22%) Test Management
13 10 (22.22%) .NET
14 9 (20.00%) System Testing
14 9 (20.00%) Kanban
14 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
14 9 (20.00%) JIRA
14 9 (20.00%) Appium
14 9 (20.00%) SDLC
15 8 (17.78%) Load Testing
15 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
15 8 (17.78%) JMeter
16 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.22%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (77.78%) Selenium
2 34 (75.56%) Cucumber
3 12 (26.67%) Capybara
3 12 (26.67%) HP UFT
3 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
4 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
5 9 (20.00%) Appium
5 9 (20.00%) JIRA
6 8 (17.78%) JMeter
7 7 (15.56%) FitNesse
8 6 (13.33%) JUnit
8 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
9 5 (11.11%) Geb
9 5 (11.11%) Sahi
9 5 (11.11%) TestComplete
10 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
11 3 (6.67%) Gerrit
11 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
1 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
1 11 (24.44%) Tester
2 6 (13.33%) Automation Tester
2 6 (13.33%) QA Tester
3 5 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Manual Tester
4 4 (8.89%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (8.89%) QA Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (8.89%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Web Services
2 10 (22.22%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 4 (8.89%) HTML
5 4 (8.89%) YAML
6 2 (4.44%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) HTML5
6 2 (4.44%) React
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) Behat
7 1 (2.22%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) RESTful
7 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Handset
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (40.00%) BDD
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
6 16 (35.56%) Manual Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Test Management
8 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Kanban
8 9 (20.00%) SDLC
8 9 (20.00%) System Testing
9 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
9 8 (17.78%) Load Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Open Source
11 6 (13.33%) Scrum
11 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
11 6 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) Ruby
2 21 (46.67%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) Groovy
6 2 (4.44%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (57.78%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Telerik
3 1 (2.22%) ATG
3 1 (2.22%) hybris
3 1 (2.22%) Rally
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow