The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 134 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WATIR 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% - 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.01% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£363 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £276
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +80.99%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
398 261 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 11.83% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 165 154
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the South West region.

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 8 £363 -
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (100.00%) Finance
1 17 (100.00%) Scrum
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 16 (94.12%) WebDriver
3 14 (82.35%) Open Source
3 14 (82.35%) Performance Testing
3 14 (82.35%) JMeter
4 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
4 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) DTV
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Electronics
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (17.65%) Marketing
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 16 (94.12%) WebDriver
3 14 (82.35%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Hudson
5 2 (11.76%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Tester
2 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Technical Tester
3 7 (41.18%) Technical Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Lead Developer
4 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Scrum
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Performance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Kanban
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) SAP