The first table below looks at the demand for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 124 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing WATIR 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.13% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 1.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
301 250 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 10.67% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 113
Average daily rate £363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
WATIR
UK

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) Star Schema
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Data Management
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (100.00%) Star Schema
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) JBehave
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Gradle
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (50.00%) Hudson
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Data Management
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) ATDD
1 4 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 4 (100.00%) Inmon Methodology
1 4 (100.00%) User Stories
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) VMware