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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 359 368 332
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Contract jobs citing WATIR 27 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.14% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £291 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +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
3093 2896 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.95% 13.25% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2093 1929
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Average hourly rate £24.75 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 +14 6 £450 +16.12%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 50 (92.59%) Ruby
1 50 (92.59%) Selenium
2 48 (88.89%) Cucumber
3 47 (87.04%) Test Automation
4 43 (79.63%) QA
5 41 (75.93%) BDD
5 41 (75.93%) Java
6 40 (74.07%) TDD
6 40 (74.07%) Open Source
7 37 (68.52%) Web Services
7 37 (68.52%) XML
8 36 (66.67%) SQL
8 36 (66.67%) .NET
9 34 (62.96%) QuickTest Pro
10 33 (61.11%) Sahi
11 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (27.78%) Scrum
14 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
15 9 (16.67%) C#
15 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
16 8 (14.81%) Scala
16 8 (14.81%) SpecFlow
16 8 (14.81%) User Stories
17 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
17 6 (11.11%) FitNesse
18 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
18 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
18 5 (9.26%) REST
18 5 (9.26%) RSpec

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.56%) Big Data
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.70%) HBase
2 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (92.59%) Selenium
2 48 (88.89%) Cucumber
3 34 (62.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (61.11%) Sahi
5 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 8 (14.81%) SpecFlow
7 6 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 5 (9.26%) RSpec
9 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
10 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
11 2 (3.70%) Capybara
11 2 (3.70%) CruiseControl
11 2 (3.70%) JBehave
11 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.85%) JIRA
12 1 (1.85%) QUnit
12 1 (1.85%) JMeter
12 1 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
1 3 (5.56%) Publishing
2 2 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Tester
1 12 (22.22%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) QA Tester
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Automation Tester
5 5 (9.26%) QA Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (68.52%) Web Services
1 37 (68.52%) XML
2 36 (66.67%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) REST
3 5 (9.26%) RESTful
4 4 (7.41%) Sinatra
4 4 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (5.56%) JSON
5 3 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) XSLT
6 2 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (1.85%) HTML5
7 1 (1.85%) CSS3
7 1 (1.85%) CSS
7 1 (1.85%) LESS
7 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.85%) Underscore.js
7 1 (1.85%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (74.07%) Open Source
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Streaming Media
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Over-the-Top Content
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Test Automation
2 41 (75.93%) BDD
3 40 (74.07%) TDD
4 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (27.78%) Scrum
7 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 8 (14.81%) User Stories
9 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Kanban
11 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
12 3 (5.56%) OOP
13 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
13 2 (3.70%) Pair Programming
13 2 (3.70%) Regression Testing
13 2 (3.70%) Load Testing
13 2 (3.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (92.59%) Ruby
2 41 (75.93%) Java
3 36 (66.67%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (14.81%) Scala
6 5 (9.26%) Python
7 4 (7.41%) Golang
8 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.85%) F#
10 1 (1.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (79.63%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) Google
1 1 (1.85%) Rackspace