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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 366 391 362
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -29
Contract jobs citing WATIR 37 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £287 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +16.80%
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
3387 2978 2790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.88% 12.51% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2628 2182 2011
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £52.50 £50.00
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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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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 +10 6 £450 +2.85%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 63 (92.65%) Ruby
2 62 (91.18%) Cucumber
3 57 (83.82%) Selenium
3 57 (83.82%) Test Automation
4 55 (80.88%) BDD
5 53 (77.94%) TDD
6 48 (70.59%) QA
7 43 (63.24%) Open Source
7 43 (63.24%) Java
8 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (57.35%) Web Services
9 39 (57.35%) XML
10 38 (55.88%) SQL
11 37 (54.41%) .NET
12 35 (51.47%) QuickTest Pro
13 34 (50.00%) Sahi
14 31 (45.59%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (32.35%) Scrum
16 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
17 12 (17.65%) RSpec
18 11 (16.18%) Scala
18 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
18 11 (16.18%) Automation Testing
19 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
20 9 (13.24%) Sinatra
20 9 (13.24%) Ruby on Rails
20 9 (13.24%) C#
21 8 (11.76%) Golang
21 8 (11.76%) User Stories
22 7 (10.29%) Jenkins

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (4.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Summit
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Big Data
3 3 (4.41%) HBase
3 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (91.18%) Cucumber
2 57 (83.82%) Selenium
3 35 (51.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (50.00%) Sahi
5 12 (17.65%) RSpec
6 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
7 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
8 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
8 7 (10.29%) FitNesse
9 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
10 5 (7.35%) Capybara
11 3 (4.41%) Hudson
12 2 (2.94%) JBehave
12 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.94%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.94%) Calabash
12 2 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
13 1 (1.47%) QUnit
13 1 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Tester
3 9 (13.24%) Ruby Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 8 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 6 (8.82%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (7.35%) QA Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) QA Leader
6 5 (7.35%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (57.35%) Web Services
1 39 (57.35%) XML
2 37 (54.41%) .NET
3 9 (13.24%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (13.24%) Sinatra
4 5 (7.35%) REST
4 5 (7.35%) RESTful
5 3 (4.41%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) JSON
6 2 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.94%) XSLT
6 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.47%) HTML5
7 1 (1.47%) CSS
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) CSS3
7 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.47%) Sass
7 1 (1.47%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (63.24%) Open Source
2 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.47%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.47%) Streaming Media
3 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (83.82%) Test Automation
2 55 (80.88%) BDD
3 53 (77.94%) TDD
4 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (45.59%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (32.35%) Scrum
7 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.76%) User Stories
10 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
12 5 (7.35%) Kanban
12 5 (7.35%) OOP
13 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
13 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
13 3 (4.41%) Matrix Management
13 3 (4.41%) Content Management
13 3 (4.41%) Test Management
13 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (92.65%) Ruby
2 43 (63.24%) Java
3 38 (55.88%) SQL
4 11 (16.18%) Scala
5 9 (13.24%) C#
6 8 (11.76%) Golang
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.47%) Groovy
10 1 (1.47%) F#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (70.59%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Puppet
1 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.94%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.47%) Google