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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 399 393 392
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing WATIR 29 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.78% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 19
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£450 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £309 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3606 3326 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 13.13% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2411 1923
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 17
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £39.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +19 2 £429 +10.64%
Uxbridge - - - -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 64 (95.52%) Cucumber
1 64 (95.52%) BDD
2 62 (92.54%) Ruby
3 56 (83.58%) TDD
4 53 (79.10%) Test Automation
5 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (73.13%) Selenium
7 43 (64.18%) QA
8 38 (56.72%) SQL
9 37 (55.22%) Java
10 36 (53.73%) Open Source
11 34 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (50.75%) Web Services
11 34 (50.75%) XML
12 27 (40.30%) Scrum
13 26 (38.81%) QuickTest Pro
14 25 (37.31%) Sahi
15 24 (35.82%) .NET
16 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
16 17 (25.37%) RSpec
17 14 (20.90%) Automation Testing
18 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
19 12 (17.91%) Scala
20 11 (16.42%) NoSQL
20 11 (16.42%) Sinatra
20 11 (16.42%) Ruby on Rails
21 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
21 10 (14.93%) TeamCity
21 10 (14.93%) Golang
21 10 (14.93%) Jenkins

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (10.45%) Node.js
2 4 (5.97%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.46%) Big Data
5 3 (4.48%) HBase
5 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (95.52%) Cucumber
2 49 (73.13%) Selenium
3 26 (38.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (37.31%) Sahi
5 17 (25.37%) RSpec
6 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
7 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
7 10 (14.93%) TeamCity
7 10 (14.93%) SpecFlow
8 9 (13.43%) Capybara
9 7 (10.45%) FitNesse
10 5 (7.46%) CruiseControl
11 3 (4.48%) Hudson
11 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
11 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
11 3 (4.48%) Calabash
12 2 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (2.99%) JIRA
13 1 (1.49%) JUnit
13 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 15 (22.39%) Tester
3 12 (17.91%) Automation Tester
4 11 (16.42%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) QA Tester
7 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.96%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) QA Leader
9 4 (5.97%) Senior QA Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.75%) Web Services
1 34 (50.75%) XML
2 24 (35.82%) .NET
3 11 (16.42%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (16.42%) Sinatra
4 9 (13.43%) RESTful
5 8 (11.94%) Sass
5 8 (11.94%) HTML
6 7 (10.45%) Mustache
6 7 (10.45%) JSON
7 6 (8.96%) XSLT
8 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.99%) CSS
9 2 (2.99%) SOAP
9 2 (2.99%) jQuery
9 2 (2.99%) REST
10 1 (1.49%) CSS3
10 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (53.73%) Open Source
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.49%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.49%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (95.52%) BDD
2 56 (83.58%) TDD
3 53 (79.10%) Test Automation
4 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (40.30%) Scrum
7 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Automation Testing
9 9 (13.43%) User Stories
9 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.45%) Content Management
10 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Kanban
11 6 (8.96%) OOP
11 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.46%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Pair Programming
13 4 (5.97%) Project Management
14 3 (4.48%) OO
14 3 (4.48%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (92.54%) Ruby
2 38 (56.72%) SQL
3 37 (55.22%) Java
4 12 (17.91%) Scala
5 10 (14.93%) Golang
5 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.97%) C#
8 2 (2.99%) Python
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) Groovy
9 1 (1.49%) F#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (64.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.49%) Google