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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 406 404 403
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing WATIR 9 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.81% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 20
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £342 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WATIR
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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
3632 3563 3291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 14.88% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2527 2362
Average daily rate £438 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 +7 6 £500 +11.73%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (96.15%) Cucumber
2 23 (88.46%) QA
3 22 (84.62%) TDD
3 22 (84.62%) BDD
4 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
5 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (69.23%) Selenium
6 16 (61.54%) Ruby
6 16 (61.54%) Capybara
7 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
7 15 (57.69%) Open Source
7 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
7 15 (57.69%) Finance
8 12 (46.15%) SpecFlow
8 12 (46.15%) Jasmine
9 11 (42.31%) RESTful
9 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
10 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
10 10 (38.46%) Security Testing
10 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
10 10 (38.46%) HTTP
10 10 (38.46%) C#
10 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
10 10 (38.46%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (38.46%) DevOps
10 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
11 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (30.77%) .NET
13 7 (26.92%) Java
13 7 (26.92%) RSpec

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) Cucumber
2 18 (69.23%) Selenium
3 16 (61.54%) Capybara
4 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
4 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
5 12 (46.15%) SpecFlow
5 12 (46.15%) Jasmine
6 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 10 (38.46%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (26.92%) RSpec
8 5 (19.23%) Sahi
8 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
9 4 (15.38%) FitNesse
9 4 (15.38%) Calabash
10 2 (7.69%) Appium
10 2 (7.69%) Geb
10 2 (7.69%) JIRA
11 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
11 1 (3.85%) Subversion
11 1 (3.85%) RubyGems
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Tester
3 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Web Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Automated Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) RESTful
2 8 (30.77%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) JSON
5 3 (11.54%) YAML
5 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
6 2 (7.69%) React
6 2 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (3.85%) HTML
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.85%) CSS
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.85%) REST
7 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) TDD
1 22 (84.62%) BDD
2 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (57.69%) Open Source
5 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
6 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Security Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 10 (38.46%) DevOps
6 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
7 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 3 (11.54%) OOP
10 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.85%) Kanban
11 1 (3.85%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Ruby
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (88.46%) QA