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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 564 486 463
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -23
Contract jobs citing WATIR 12 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 1.25% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 58 44
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£375 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
6363 5904 4768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.98% 12.36% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4134 3848 3080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 101 138
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.70 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

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
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 30 March 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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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
Yorkshire - 8 £363 -
London -62 3 £375 -11.76% 3
North East - 3 £325 -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 55 (94.83%) Selenium
2 51 (87.93%) Ruby
3 48 (82.76%) Cucumber
4 44 (75.86%) QA
5 43 (74.14%) Test Automation
6 42 (72.41%) Open Source
6 42 (72.41%) Java
7 40 (68.97%) BDD
8 37 (63.79%) TDD
9 34 (58.62%) .NET
10 33 (56.90%) SQL
10 33 (56.90%) Web Services
10 33 (56.90%) XML
10 33 (56.90%) QuickTest Pro
11 32 (55.17%) Sahi
12 27 (46.55%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (27.59%) Scrum
14 13 (22.41%) C#
14 13 (22.41%) WebDriver
15 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
16 9 (15.52%) Finance
16 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
17 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
17 7 (12.07%) User Stories
18 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
18 6 (10.34%) JMeter
18 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
18 6 (10.34%) FitNesse

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (6.90%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) HBase
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (94.83%) Selenium
2 48 (82.76%) Cucumber
3 33 (56.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (55.17%) Sahi
5 13 (22.41%) WebDriver
6 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
7 6 (10.34%) FitNesse
7 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.34%) JMeter
8 4 (6.90%) RSpec
9 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.45%) JBehave
10 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.45%) Subversion
11 1 (1.72%) JIRA
11 1 (1.72%) NUnit
11 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.72%) JUnit
11 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Tester
2 10 (17.24%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Developer
4 8 (13.79%) QA Tester
5 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Automation Tester
7 5 (8.62%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Tester
8 4 (6.90%) Senior QA Tester
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Tester
8 4 (6.90%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Automation Tester
10 2 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (58.62%) .NET
2 33 (56.90%) Web Services
2 33 (56.90%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) RESTful
3 5 (8.62%) REST
4 4 (6.90%) Mustache
4 4 (6.90%) Sass
5 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.45%) Sinatra
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.72%) JSON
7 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (72.41%) Open Source
2 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) Test Automation
2 40 (68.97%) BDD
3 37 (63.79%) TDD
4 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (46.55%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (27.59%) Scrum
6 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.07%) User Stories
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
11 3 (5.17%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.17%) Agile Project Management
12 2 (3.45%) OOP
13 1 (1.72%) OO
13 1 (1.72%) Regression Testing
13 1 (1.72%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (87.93%) Ruby
2 42 (72.41%) Java
3 33 (56.90%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) PHP
6 2 (3.45%) Scala
6 2 (3.45%) Golang
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (75.86%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001