The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 368 391 404
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +13
Contract jobs citing WATIR 38 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.12% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% 0.95% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £468 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3147 2978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.73% 12.97% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2252 2035
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 £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
WATIR
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +16 7 £505 +32.45% 1
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 91 (94.79%) Cucumber
2 90 (93.75%) Ruby
3 82 (85.42%) BDD
4 75 (78.13%) TDD
5 73 (76.04%) Test Automation
6 71 (73.96%) Selenium
7 54 (56.25%) Java
7 54 (56.25%) SQL
8 48 (50.00%) XML
9 47 (48.96%) Web Services
9 47 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (48.96%) QA
10 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (42.71%) Scrum
12 39 (40.63%) Open Source
13 33 (34.38%) QuickTest Pro
14 28 (29.17%) .NET
14 28 (29.17%) WebDriver
15 26 (27.08%) Sahi
16 25 (26.04%) JavaScript
17 23 (23.96%) Node.js
17 23 (23.96%) Sass
18 22 (22.92%) TeamCity
18 22 (22.92%) RSpec
19 21 (21.88%) HTML
20 20 (20.83%) Mustache
20 20 (20.83%) Jenkins
21 17 (17.71%) RESTful
21 17 (17.71%) JSON
21 17 (17.71%) Shell Script

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (23.96%) Node.js
2 2 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.04%) HBase
4 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 91 (94.79%) Cucumber
2 71 (73.96%) Selenium
3 33 (34.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (29.17%) WebDriver
5 26 (27.08%) Sahi
6 22 (22.92%) TeamCity
6 22 (22.92%) RSpec
7 20 (20.83%) Jenkins
8 16 (16.67%) Capybara
9 15 (15.63%) CruiseControl
10 8 (8.33%) SpecFlow
11 6 (6.25%) FitNesse
12 5 (5.21%) Hudson
12 5 (5.21%) JIRA
12 5 (5.21%) JMeter
13 4 (4.17%) Calabash
14 2 (2.08%) Bugzilla
14 2 (2.08%) Subversion
14 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
15 1 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
3 3 (3.13%) Local Government
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Tester
2 27 (28.13%) Developer
3 19 (19.79%) Analyst
4 18 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 18 (18.75%) Automation Tester
5 13 (13.54%) Ruby Developer
6 11 (11.46%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) QA Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) QA Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.25%) Technical Tester
9 6 (6.25%) Agile Tester
10 5 (5.21%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (50.00%) XML
2 47 (48.96%) Web Services
3 28 (29.17%) .NET
4 23 (23.96%) Sass
5 21 (21.88%) HTML
6 20 (20.83%) Mustache
7 17 (17.71%) RESTful
7 17 (17.71%) JSON
7 17 (17.71%) XSLT
8 13 (13.54%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (10.42%) Sinatra
10 6 (6.25%) Gherkin
11 3 (3.13%) CSS
11 3 (3.13%) SOAP
12 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.08%) HTML5
13 1 (1.04%) REST
13 1 (1.04%) Ajax
13 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (40.63%) Open Source
2 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.08%) Blog
4 2 (2.08%) IPTV
4 2 (2.08%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) UNIX
2 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (85.42%) BDD
2 75 (78.13%) TDD
3 73 (76.04%) Test Automation
4 47 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (42.71%) Scrum
7 16 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 16 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 14 (14.58%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.29%) User Stories
10 7 (7.29%) Content Management
11 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.21%) OOP
13 4 (4.17%) Business Analysis
13 4 (4.17%) Kanban
13 4 (4.17%) Test Strategy
14 3 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
14 3 (3.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (93.75%) Ruby
2 54 (56.25%) Java
2 54 (56.25%) SQL
3 25 (26.04%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.71%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.29%) Golang
6 6 (6.25%) Scala
7 3 (3.13%) Python
7 3 (3.13%) C#
8 2 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) ISEB
3 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (48.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Puppet
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.08%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.04%) Empirix
2 1 (1.04%) IBM
2 1 (1.04%) Compuware
2 1 (1.04%) HP
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle