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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 552 483 504
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +21
Contract jobs citing WATIR 27 70 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 1.14% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 56 16
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £356 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6365 6117 4812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.94% 12.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 4033 3087
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 139 146
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £23.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -54 15 £485 +14.11% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £363 -
North East - 5 £373 - 1
South East - 3 £375 - 2
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (86.05%) Selenium
2 35 (81.40%) TDD
2 35 (81.40%) Ruby
3 33 (76.74%) QA
3 33 (76.74%) Cucumber
3 33 (76.74%) BDD
4 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
5 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (58.14%) Open Source
7 23 (53.49%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (48.84%) Java
9 16 (37.21%) Scrum
10 15 (34.88%) .NET
10 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 15 (34.88%) Sahi
10 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
11 14 (32.56%) SQL
11 14 (32.56%) Web Services
11 14 (32.56%) XML
11 14 (32.56%) C#
11 14 (32.56%) Finance
12 12 (27.91%) SpecFlow
13 11 (25.58%) RESTful
13 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
13 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
14 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
15 9 (20.93%) Capybara
15 9 (20.93%) RSpec
15 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
16 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (9.30%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (86.05%) Selenium
2 33 (76.74%) Cucumber
3 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (34.88%) Sahi
3 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
4 12 (27.91%) SpecFlow
5 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
6 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
7 9 (20.93%) Capybara
7 9 (20.93%) RSpec
8 5 (11.63%) Jasmine
8 5 (11.63%) TeamCity
8 5 (11.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (6.98%) RubyGems
9 3 (6.98%) Calabash
9 3 (6.98%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.65%) Subversion
10 2 (4.65%) JMeter
10 2 (4.65%) Geb
11 1 (2.33%) JBehave
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) QA Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) QA Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Automated Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) .NET
2 14 (32.56%) Web Services
2 14 (32.56%) XML
3 11 (25.58%) RESTful
4 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.30%) JSON
5 4 (9.30%) Mustache
5 4 (9.30%) Sass
5 4 (9.30%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) YAML
7 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (58.14%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) Online Gambling
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) TDD
2 33 (76.74%) BDD
3 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
4 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (53.49%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (37.21%) Scrum
7 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.63%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) DevOps
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (9.30%) User Stories
11 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
12 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) Ruby
2 21 (48.84%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) Groovy
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (76.74%) QA
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