The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 390 335 328
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -7
Contract jobs citing WATIR 9 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 1.69% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 34
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£380 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WATIR
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3133 2903 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 13.36% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2320 2090 1851
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in London

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WATIR across the London region.

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in London

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in London

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the London region.

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in London

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +5 1 £525 +31.25%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 47 (95.92%) Selenium
2 46 (93.88%) Ruby
3 42 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 42 (85.71%) Cucumber
4 39 (79.59%) QA
5 38 (77.55%) Java
6 36 (73.47%) Open Source
7 35 (71.43%) BDD
8 34 (69.39%) .NET
8 34 (69.39%) Web Services
8 34 (69.39%) XML
8 34 (69.39%) TDD
9 33 (67.35%) SQL
10 31 (63.27%) QuickTest Pro
11 30 (61.22%) Sahi
12 24 (48.98%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (30.61%) Scrum
15 12 (24.49%) Automated Testing
16 10 (20.41%) C#
17 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
17 8 (16.33%) User Stories
18 7 (14.29%) SpecFlow
18 7 (14.29%) Scala
18 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
19 6 (12.24%) FitNesse
20 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
20 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
20 5 (10.20%) REST
20 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Summit
1 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.04%) HBase
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (95.92%) Selenium
2 42 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 31 (63.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (61.22%) Sahi
5 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 6 (12.24%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.12%) RSpec
8 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.08%) Capybara
9 2 (4.08%) JBehave
9 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.04%) JMeter
10 1 (2.04%) NUnit
10 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
10 1 (2.04%) Subversion
10 1 (2.04%) JIRA
10 1 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Publishing
2 2 (4.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Tester
2 10 (20.41%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) QA Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Automation Tester
7 4 (8.16%) QA Leader
7 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.12%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (69.39%) .NET
1 34 (69.39%) Web Services
1 34 (69.39%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) REST
3 3 (6.12%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.08%) RESTful
4 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.08%) Sinatra
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.04%) Sass
5 1 (2.04%) LESS
5 1 (2.04%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.04%) Underscore.js
5 1 (2.04%) jQuery
5 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (73.47%) Open Source
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Streaming Media
3 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 35 (71.43%) BDD
3 34 (69.39%) TDD
4 24 (48.98%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (30.61%) Scrum
7 12 (24.49%) Automated Testing
8 8 (16.33%) User Stories
9 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Kanban
12 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Agile Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
14 1 (2.04%) Analytics
14 1 (2.04%) Line Management
14 1 (2.04%) Active Record
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) Ruby
2 38 (77.55%) Java
3 33 (67.35%) SQL
4 10 (20.41%) C#
5 7 (14.29%) Scala
6 5 (10.20%) Python
7 4 (8.16%) PHP
8 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) Golang
9 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (79.59%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Google