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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 526 527 545
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing WATIR 43 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.056% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.47% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £430
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6597 5733 5876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 11.97% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4293 3736 3419
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 £278 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 119 202
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £50.00 £45.00
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 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +10 30 £458 +18.06% 3
South West - 9 £363 - 1
East of England - 4 £400 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 96 (84.96%) Cucumber
2 94 (83.19%) Ruby
3 89 (78.76%) BDD
4 87 (76.99%) Selenium
5 81 (71.68%) TDD
6 70 (61.95%) Test Automation
7 58 (51.33%) Scrum
8 52 (46.02%) Java
8 52 (46.02%) QA
9 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (44.25%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (43.36%) SQL
10 49 (43.36%) Open Source
11 46 (40.71%) Web Services
12 43 (38.05%) XML
12 43 (38.05%) WebDriver
13 30 (26.55%) QuickTest Pro
14 27 (23.89%) RSpec
14 27 (23.89%) Jenkins
15 26 (23.01%) TeamCity
16 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
17 24 (21.24%) .NET
18 23 (20.35%) Sahi
19 22 (19.47%) Finance
19 22 (19.47%) Capybara
20 21 (18.58%) RESTful
21 20 (17.70%) HTML
21 20 (17.70%) Node.js
21 20 (17.70%) Sass
22 18 (15.93%) HTTP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (17.70%) Node.js
2 3 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.19%) Big Data
3 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.77%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 96 (84.96%) Cucumber
2 87 (76.99%) Selenium
3 43 (38.05%) WebDriver
4 30 (26.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (23.89%) RSpec
5 27 (23.89%) Jenkins
6 26 (23.01%) TeamCity
7 23 (20.35%) Sahi
8 22 (19.47%) Capybara
9 17 (15.04%) JMeter
10 15 (13.27%) CruiseControl
11 11 (9.73%) Hudson
12 9 (7.96%) SpecFlow
13 7 (6.19%) FitNesse
14 4 (3.54%) JIRA
14 4 (3.54%) Calabash
15 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
15 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
16 2 (1.77%) Bugzilla
16 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 5 (4.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Local Government
5 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (34.51%) Tester
2 36 (31.86%) Developer
3 19 (16.81%) Analyst
4 17 (15.04%) Automation Tester
5 16 (14.16%) Test Analyst
6 14 (12.39%) Ruby Developer
7 13 (11.50%) Technical Tester
8 12 (10.62%) Test Engineer
9 11 (9.73%) QA Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) QA Analyst
11 9 (7.96%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Technical Developer
12 7 (6.19%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (6.19%) Lead Developer
13 6 (5.31%) QA Tester
14 5 (4.42%) Agile Tester
15 4 (3.54%) Automation Analyst
15 4 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
15 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
15 4 (3.54%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.71%) Web Services
2 43 (38.05%) XML
3 24 (21.24%) .NET
4 21 (18.58%) RESTful
5 20 (17.70%) HTML
5 20 (17.70%) Sass
6 17 (15.04%) Mustache
6 17 (15.04%) JSON
6 17 (15.04%) XSLT
7 14 (12.39%) Ruby on Rails
8 12 (10.62%) Sinatra
9 6 (5.31%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.65%) CSS
10 3 (2.65%) SOAP
11 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.88%) LAMP
12 1 (0.88%) Ajax
12 1 (0.88%) REST
12 1 (0.88%) jQuery
12 1 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (43.36%) Open Source
2 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) DTV
4 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) Blog
5 1 (0.88%) IPTV
5 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (78.76%) BDD
2 81 (71.68%) TDD
3 70 (61.95%) Test Automation
4 58 (51.33%) Scrum
5 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (44.25%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.16%) Pair Programming
6 16 (14.16%) Automation Testing
7 15 (13.27%) Performance Testing
8 13 (11.50%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.19%) OOP
11 7 (6.19%) Content Management
11 7 (6.19%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.19%) User Stories
12 6 (5.31%) Kanban
13 4 (3.54%) Web Testing
13 4 (3.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 94 (83.19%) Ruby
2 52 (46.02%) Java
3 49 (43.36%) SQL
4 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.04%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.96%) Golang
7 7 (6.19%) Scala
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
8 4 (3.54%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) ISEB
3 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (46.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) Puppet
1 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (2.65%) Rackspace
2 2 (1.77%) SAP
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