The table below looks at the statistics for WatiN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatiN over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatiN
Rank 622 608 584
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs citing WatiN 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.053% 0.057% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £320 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £315 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

WatiN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WatiN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WatiN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WatiN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WatiN within the UK.

WatiN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WatiN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WatiN within the UK.

WatiN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WatiN
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatiN within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -4 3 £310 +6.89% 2
London +5 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 £330 -
Scotland - 1 £330 -
South East - 1 £310 -

WatiN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WatiN 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 WatiN.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) Test Planning
5 9 (64.29%) NCrunch
5 9 (64.29%) SpecFlow
5 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
5 9 (64.29%) BDD
5 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
5 9 (64.29%) FitNesse
6 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
7 5 (35.71%) MSTest
8 4 (28.57%) QA
9 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 3 (21.43%) Selenium
9 3 (21.43%) Information Assurance
9 3 (21.43%) .NET
9 3 (21.43%) Web Services
10 2 (14.29%) ITIL
10 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (14.29%) OO
10 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 2 (14.29%) MS Visio

WatiN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WatiN 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 WatiN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (64.29%) FitNesse
2 9 (64.29%) NCrunch
2 9 (64.29%) SpecFlow
3 5 (35.71%) MSTest
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Moq
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Automation Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Test Manager
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation Manager
4 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
2 2 (14.29%) Ninject
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) Test Planning
4 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
4 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Information Assurance
7 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) OOD
8 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow