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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 399 336 343
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +7
Contract jobs citing WATIR 3 68 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.099% 2.22% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 52 29
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
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 27 March 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 0 1 - - 1
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (97.50%) Ruby
2 37 (92.50%) Selenium
3 35 (87.50%) Cucumber
4 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
5 32 (80.00%) QA
6 30 (75.00%) Java
7 29 (72.50%) Open Source
8 27 (67.50%) BDD
8 27 (67.50%) .NET
8 27 (67.50%) TDD
9 25 (62.50%) SQL
9 25 (62.50%) Web Services
9 25 (62.50%) XML
10 24 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (57.50%) Sahi
12 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (25.00%) Scrum
15 9 (22.50%) C#
16 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
16 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
16 7 (17.50%) User Stories
17 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
17 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
18 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
18 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 5 (12.50%) REST
19 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
19 4 (10.00%) Python
19 4 (10.00%) Finance

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) HBase
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (92.50%) Selenium
2 35 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 24 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (57.50%) Sahi
5 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
5 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
6 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.50%) RSpec
8 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.00%) JBehave
8 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.00%) Subversion
9 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.50%) JUnit
9 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.50%) JMeter
9 1 (2.50%) JIRA
9 1 (2.50%) NUnit
9 1 (2.50%) Capybara
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Tester
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 4 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) Web Services
2 25 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) Sinatra
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.50%) SOAP
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (72.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 27 (67.50%) BDD
2 27 (67.50%) TDD
3 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) User Stories
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.00%) OOP
12 1 (2.50%) OO
12 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.50%) Matrix Management
12 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
12 1 (2.50%) Load Testing
12 1 (2.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) Ruby
2 30 (75.00%) Java
3 25 (62.50%) SQL
4 9 (22.50%) C#
5 4 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) Golang
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001