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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 421 409 371
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing WATIR 12 12 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.054% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.38% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 48
Average daily rate £531 £485 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £395 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £504 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
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
3775 3136 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.41% 14.00% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2198 2295
Average daily rate £463 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 10
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +42 3 £350 -30.00%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 22 (88.00%) Cucumber
2 21 (84.00%) QA
3 19 (76.00%) Selenium
3 19 (76.00%) Ruby
4 16 (64.00%) Java
4 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (52.00%) TDD
6 13 (52.00%) BDD
7 12 (48.00%) SQL
7 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
8 11 (44.00%) Web Services
8 11 (44.00%) Sahi
9 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (32.00%) XML
10 8 (32.00%) JMeter
11 7 (28.00%) .NET
11 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (28.00%) Capybara
12 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (24.00%) RSpec
12 6 (24.00%) Open Source
12 6 (24.00%) DevOps
12 6 (24.00%) Appium
12 6 (24.00%) JUnit
12 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
12 6 (24.00%) FitNesse
12 6 (24.00%) JSON
12 6 (24.00%) JIRA
13 5 (20.00%) Groovy

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (88.00%) Cucumber
2 19 (76.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
4 11 (44.00%) Sahi
5 8 (32.00%) JMeter
6 7 (28.00%) Capybara
6 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (24.00%) Appium
7 6 (24.00%) FitNesse
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
7 6 (24.00%) JUnit
7 6 (24.00%) RSpec
8 5 (20.00%) Geb
8 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (20.00%) NUnit
8 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (20.00%) Zephyr
9 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Manager
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) QA Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) XML
3 7 (28.00%) .NET
4 6 (24.00%) JSON
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (16.00%) RESTful
6 4 (16.00%) YAML
7 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) BDD
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (24.00%) DevOps
5 6 (24.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) QA Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Pair Programming
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Ruby
2 16 (64.00%) Java
3 12 (48.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.00%) Groovy
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (84.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle