The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatiN
Rank 600 541 590
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +49
Contract jobs citing WatiN 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.023% 0.003%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.20% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Average daily rate £380 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £245 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.91% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7045 5495 5884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 11.31% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3484 3429
Average daily rate £375 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

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 7 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 3 £380 +16.92% 2
London -41 1 £350 -12.50% 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

WatiN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) WinForms
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter

WatiN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) WATIR
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Compuware
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Empirix
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle