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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 527 528 541
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing WATIR 45 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.052% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 0.43% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 26
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£400 £368 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £304 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £276
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
6606 5812 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.85% 12.06% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4430 3836 3355
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 121 203
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +20 31 £450 +25.00% 3
South West - 8 £363 -
East of England - 6 £400 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 82 (83.67%) Cucumber
2 81 (82.65%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (80.61%) BDD
4 78 (79.59%) Ruby
5 77 (78.57%) Selenium
6 71 (72.45%) TDD
7 56 (57.14%) Test Automation
8 54 (55.10%) Scrum
9 49 (50.00%) Open Source
10 48 (48.98%) QA
11 44 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (44.90%) Java
12 43 (43.88%) SQL
13 39 (39.80%) Web Services
14 37 (37.76%) XML
15 35 (35.71%) WebDriver
16 29 (29.59%) QuickTest Pro
17 25 (25.51%) .NET
17 25 (25.51%) RSpec
18 24 (24.49%) Sahi
19 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
20 21 (21.43%) Finance
21 19 (19.39%) TeamCity
21 19 (19.39%) Capybara
22 16 (16.33%) Automation Testing
22 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
22 16 (16.33%) Automated Testing
23 15 (15.31%) JMeter
23 15 (15.31%) JavaScript
23 15 (15.31%) Performance Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 15 (15.31%) Node.js
2 3 (3.06%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) NoSQL
1 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.12%) Big Data
4 2 (2.04%) HBase
4 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 82 (83.67%) Cucumber
2 77 (78.57%) Selenium
3 35 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 29 (29.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (25.51%) RSpec
6 24 (24.49%) Sahi
7 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
8 19 (19.39%) TeamCity
8 19 (19.39%) Capybara
9 15 (15.31%) JMeter
10 11 (11.22%) Hudson
11 9 (9.18%) SpecFlow
11 9 (9.18%) CruiseControl
12 7 (7.14%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.08%) Calabash
14 3 (3.06%) JIRA
15 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
15 2 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
15 2 (2.04%) Maven
15 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Local Government
3 3 (3.06%) Electronics
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Tester
1 33 (33.67%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.22%) Ruby Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.18%) Technical Tester
8 8 (8.16%) QA Analyst
8 8 (8.16%) QA Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Technical Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Lead Developer
9 7 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (7.14%) QA Tester
10 6 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Agile Tester
12 3 (3.06%) QA Leader
12 3 (3.06%) QA Manager
12 3 (3.06%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (39.80%) Web Services
2 37 (37.76%) XML
3 25 (25.51%) .NET
4 15 (15.31%) Sass
5 14 (14.29%) RESTful
6 12 (12.24%) Mustache
7 11 (11.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (11.22%) HTML
8 10 (10.20%) XSLT
8 10 (10.20%) JSON
8 10 (10.20%) Sinatra
9 5 (5.10%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.04%) SOAP
10 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.02%) jQuery
11 1 (1.02%) CSS
11 1 (1.02%) LAMP
11 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.06%) DTV
5 1 (1.02%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (82.65%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (80.61%) BDD
3 71 (72.45%) TDD
4 56 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 54 (55.10%) Scrum
6 44 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (16.33%) Automation Testing
7 16 (16.33%) Automated Testing
8 15 (15.31%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.20%) Pair Programming
9 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.16%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.16%) Kanban
10 8 (8.16%) User Stories
11 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.14%) Content Management
11 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.12%) OOP
13 4 (4.08%) OO
13 4 (4.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (79.59%) Ruby
2 44 (44.90%) Java
3 43 (43.88%) SQL
4 15 (15.31%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.24%) Scala
6 10 (10.20%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.18%) Golang
8 3 (3.06%) C#
8 3 (3.06%) PHP
9 2 (2.04%) Python
10 1 (1.02%) Groovy
10 1 (1.02%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (48.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.06%) SAP
1 3 (3.06%) Rackspace