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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 527 505 467
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -38
Contract jobs citing WATIR 36 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.64% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +21.66%
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
6213 5286 4855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.45% 11.88% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4268 3425 3072
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 125 198
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 27 £425 +6.25% 5
South West - 5 £363 -
South East - 4 £400 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 70 (93.33%) Selenium
2 61 (81.33%) Ruby
3 60 (80.00%) Cucumber
4 53 (70.67%) BDD
5 49 (65.33%) Open Source
5 49 (65.33%) TDD
6 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
6 48 (64.00%) QA
7 46 (61.33%) Java
8 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (50.67%) Web Services
10 37 (49.33%) XML
10 37 (49.33%) SQL
11 36 (48.00%) .NET
12 34 (45.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 34 (45.33%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (44.00%) Sahi
14 32 (42.67%) Scrum
15 20 (26.67%) WebDriver
16 14 (18.67%) Finance
16 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
17 13 (17.33%) C#
18 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
18 12 (16.00%) RSpec
18 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
18 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
19 11 (14.67%) SpecFlow
20 10 (13.33%) Performance Testing
20 10 (13.33%) JMeter
21 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) HBase
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (93.33%) Selenium
2 60 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 34 (45.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (44.00%) Sahi
5 20 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
6 12 (16.00%) RSpec
6 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (14.67%) SpecFlow
8 10 (13.33%) JMeter
9 8 (10.67%) FitNesse
10 7 (9.33%) Hudson
10 7 (9.33%) Capybara
11 2 (2.67%) CruiseControl
11 2 (2.67%) JBehave
11 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.67%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
12 1 (1.33%) QUnit
12 1 (1.33%) Calabash
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Publishing
3 2 (2.67%) Games
3 2 (2.67%) Electronics
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Tester
2 18 (24.00%) Developer
3 8 (10.67%) Automation Tester
3 8 (10.67%) QA Tester
4 7 (9.33%) Senior Tester
5 6 (8.00%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
6 5 (6.67%) QA Leader
6 5 (6.67%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Tester
7 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) QA Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (50.67%) Web Services
2 37 (49.33%) XML
3 36 (48.00%) .NET
4 6 (8.00%) RESTful
5 5 (6.67%) Sinatra
5 5 (6.67%) REST
5 5 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.00%) JSON
6 3 (4.00%) HTML
7 2 (2.67%) XSLT
7 2 (2.67%) jQuery
7 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.33%) CSS3
8 1 (1.33%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.33%) Sass
8 1 (1.33%) LESS
8 1 (1.33%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.33%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (65.33%) Open Source
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.33%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (70.67%) BDD
2 49 (65.33%) TDD
3 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
4 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (45.33%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (42.67%) Scrum
7 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.67%) User Stories
11 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
12 5 (6.67%) Kanban
12 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
14 3 (4.00%) OOP
15 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
15 2 (2.67%) Regression Testing
15 2 (2.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (81.33%) Ruby
2 46 (61.33%) Java
3 37 (49.33%) SQL
4 13 (17.33%) C#
5 9 (12.00%) Scala
6 5 (6.67%) Golang
6 5 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (5.33%) PHP
8 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.33%) Groovy
10 1 (1.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (64.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
1 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) SAP
2 1 (1.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.33%) Google