The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 505 515 543
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +28
Contract jobs citing WATIR 48 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.067% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6182 5455 5595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.90% 11.77% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 3493 3374
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 £275 £275 £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 127 137 196
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 £33.50 £25.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
WATIR
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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 July 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 22 July 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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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
London +27 39 £450 +16.12% 8
South West - 9 £363 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 4
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 95 (84.07%) Ruby
1 95 (84.07%) Cucumber
2 88 (77.88%) Selenium
3 85 (75.22%) BDD
4 77 (68.14%) TDD
5 73 (64.60%) Test Automation
6 56 (49.56%) Scrum
6 56 (49.56%) SQL
7 55 (48.67%) Java
8 53 (46.90%) Open Source
8 53 (46.90%) QA
9 49 (43.36%) Web Services
9 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (42.48%) XML
11 47 (41.59%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (36.28%) WebDriver
13 36 (31.86%) QuickTest Pro
14 29 (25.66%) .NET
14 29 (25.66%) JavaScript
15 26 (23.01%) Sahi
16 23 (20.35%) HTML
16 23 (20.35%) Node.js
16 23 (20.35%) Sass
17 22 (19.47%) Finance
17 22 (19.47%) TeamCity
18 21 (18.58%) RSpec
18 21 (18.58%) Jenkins
19 20 (17.70%) Mustache
20 18 (15.93%) JMeter
20 18 (15.93%) RESTful

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (20.35%) Node.js
2 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.08%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.31%) Big Data
3 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 95 (84.07%) Cucumber
2 88 (77.88%) Selenium
3 41 (36.28%) WebDriver
4 36 (31.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (23.01%) Sahi
6 22 (19.47%) TeamCity
7 21 (18.58%) RSpec
7 21 (18.58%) Jenkins
8 18 (15.93%) JMeter
9 17 (15.04%) Capybara
10 15 (13.27%) CruiseControl
11 11 (9.73%) SpecFlow
12 7 (6.19%) FitNesse
13 6 (5.31%) Hudson
13 6 (5.31%) JIRA
14 5 (4.42%) Calabash
15 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
16 3 (2.65%) Bugzilla
17 2 (1.77%) ClearQuest
17 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Local Government
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Tester
2 34 (30.09%) Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Automation Tester
3 20 (17.70%) Analyst
4 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
5 17 (15.04%) Technical Tester
6 12 (10.62%) Ruby Developer
7 11 (9.73%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) QA Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) QA Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) QA Tester
10 8 (7.08%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) Technical Developer
11 7 (6.19%) Lead Developer
12 6 (5.31%) Agile Tester
13 5 (4.42%) Test Manager
14 4 (3.54%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (43.36%) Web Services
2 48 (42.48%) XML
3 29 (25.66%) .NET
4 23 (20.35%) HTML
4 23 (20.35%) Sass
5 20 (17.70%) Mustache
6 18 (15.93%) RESTful
7 17 (15.04%) JSON
7 17 (15.04%) XSLT
8 12 (10.62%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (7.96%) Sinatra
10 7 (6.19%) Gherkin
11 4 (3.54%) CSS
12 3 (2.65%) SOAP
13 2 (1.77%) HTML5
13 2 (1.77%) Ajax
13 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
14 1 (0.88%) DHTML
14 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
14 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (46.90%) Open Source
2 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.77%) IPTV
4 2 (1.77%) Blog
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) Linux
2 2 (1.77%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.22%) BDD
2 77 (68.14%) TDD
3 73 (64.60%) Test Automation
4 56 (49.56%) Scrum
5 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (41.59%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (15.04%) Automation Testing
8 16 (14.16%) Pair Programming
8 16 (14.16%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing
10 11 (9.73%) Integration Testing
11 9 (7.96%) Content Management
12 8 (7.08%) User Stories
12 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
13 7 (6.19%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.42%) Kanban
14 5 (4.42%) OOP
15 4 (3.54%) Test Strategy
15 4 (3.54%) Business Analysis
16 3 (2.65%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (84.07%) Ruby
2 56 (49.56%) SQL
3 55 (48.67%) Java
4 29 (25.66%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.04%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.31%) Golang
6 6 (5.31%) C#
7 5 (4.42%) Scala
8 4 (3.54%) Python
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.77%) F#
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) ISEB
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (46.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (1.77%) Rackspace
2 1 (0.88%) Empirix
2 1 (0.88%) IBM
2 1 (0.88%) Compuware
2 1 (0.88%) HP
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle
2 1 (0.88%) SAP
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