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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 399 386 367
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs citing WATIR 12 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.091% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.60% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 31
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
3194 3152 2913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.10% 15.13% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2366 2398 2100
Average daily rate £475 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +37 4 £444 -1.38% 3
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 17 (85.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) Ruby
3 16 (80.00%) Selenium
4 14 (70.00%) BDD
5 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (65.00%) QA
6 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (55.00%) TDD
7 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (45.00%) Appium
9 7 (35.00%) SDLC
9 7 (35.00%) Capybara
9 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (35.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) .NET
9 7 (35.00%) Web Services
9 7 (35.00%) HP UFT
10 6 (30.00%) XML
10 6 (30.00%) JMeter
10 6 (30.00%) FitNesse
10 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
10 6 (30.00%) Open Source
11 5 (25.00%) Sahi
11 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
11 5 (25.00%) API Testing
11 5 (25.00%) Geb
11 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (25.00%) Groovy

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) uiautomator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (80.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) Appium
5 7 (35.00%) Capybara
5 7 (35.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (30.00%) FitNesse
6 6 (30.00%) JMeter
7 5 (25.00%) Geb
7 5 (25.00%) Sahi
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (15.00%) Gerrit
9 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
9 3 (15.00%) RSpec
10 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
10 2 (10.00%) SilkTest
10 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
11 1 (5.00%) Paros
General
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Java Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) JSON
3 4 (20.00%) YAML
4 2 (10.00%) React
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Kali Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) BDD
2 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (55.00%) TDD
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) Open Source
6 5 (25.00%) API Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (15.00%) OWASP
8 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (10.00%) OO
9 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) Ruby
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Groovy
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
2 4 (20.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) ATG
2 1 (5.00%) hybris