The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 257 - 232
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WATIR 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% - 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£375 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1179 1094 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.85% 11.73% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 643 532
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £38.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WATIR across the South East region.

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (100.00%) Ruby
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) RubyGems
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) RubyGems
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA