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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 539 527 505
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Contract jobs citing WATIR 46 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.059% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 23
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £290 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 - £313
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
6596 5445 5365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.23% 11.55% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3555 3365
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 128 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £19.55 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 December 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 December 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 +25 37 £425 +6.25% 3
South West - 5 £363 -
South East - 4 £400 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 80 (87.91%) Selenium
2 74 (81.32%) Ruby
2 74 (81.32%) Cucumber
3 67 (73.63%) BDD
4 62 (68.13%) TDD
5 61 (67.03%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (62.64%) Test Automation
7 54 (59.34%) Open Source
8 53 (58.24%) QA
9 48 (52.75%) Java
10 42 (46.15%) Scrum
11 40 (43.96%) Web Services
11 40 (43.96%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (42.86%) SQL
12 39 (42.86%) XML
13 37 (40.66%) .NET
14 35 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
15 34 (37.36%) Sahi
16 24 (26.37%) WebDriver
17 19 (20.88%) Finance
17 19 (20.88%) RSpec
18 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
18 16 (17.58%) TeamCity
18 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
19 13 (14.29%) C#
19 13 (14.29%) Automated Testing
19 13 (14.29%) SpecFlow
20 12 (13.19%) JMeter
20 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
20 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (3.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.30%) HBase
3 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 80 (87.91%) Selenium
2 74 (81.32%) Cucumber
3 35 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (37.36%) Sahi
5 24 (26.37%) WebDriver
6 19 (20.88%) RSpec
7 16 (17.58%) TeamCity
7 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
8 13 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 12 (13.19%) JMeter
10 11 (12.09%) Hudson
10 11 (12.09%) Capybara
11 9 (9.89%) FitNesse
12 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.20%) JBehave
12 2 (2.20%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
12 2 (2.20%) Calabash
12 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (1.10%) Selenium IDE
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Publishing
4 2 (2.20%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.20%) Electronics
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Tester
2 25 (27.47%) Developer
3 9 (9.89%) Ruby Developer
4 8 (8.79%) QA Tester
4 8 (8.79%) Senior Tester
4 8 (8.79%) Automation Tester
5 6 (6.59%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (6.59%) QA Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Technical Tester
6 5 (5.49%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) QA Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) QA Leader
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Automation Tester
7 4 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.30%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (43.96%) Web Services
2 39 (42.86%) XML
3 37 (40.66%) .NET
4 9 (9.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (9.89%) Sinatra
5 6 (6.59%) RESTful
6 5 (5.49%) REST
7 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.30%) JSON
7 3 (3.30%) HTML
8 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.20%) jQuery
8 2 (2.20%) XSLT
9 1 (1.10%) CSS
9 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.10%) Sass
9 1 (1.10%) LESS
9 1 (1.10%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.10%) Underscore.js
9 1 (1.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 54 (59.34%) Open Source
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.20%) DTV
4 1 (1.10%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.10%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) BDD
2 62 (68.13%) TDD
3 61 (67.03%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (62.64%) Test Automation
5 42 (46.15%) Scrum
6 40 (43.96%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.79%) User Stories
11 7 (7.69%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.59%) Kanban
12 6 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (5.49%) OOP
14 3 (3.30%) Content Management
14 3 (3.30%) Test Management
14 3 (3.30%) Software Testing
14 3 (3.30%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (81.32%) Ruby
2 48 (52.75%) Java
3 39 (42.86%) SQL
4 13 (14.29%) C#
5 11 (12.09%) Scala
6 8 (8.79%) Golang
7 5 (5.49%) Python
8 4 (4.40%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) Groovy
11 1 (1.10%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (58.24%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Puppet
1 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.20%) SAP
1 2 (2.20%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.10%) Google