The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 572 516 541
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +25
Contract jobs citing WATIR 22 61 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.12% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.91% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 14
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£475 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £356 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
6928 6721 5114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.85% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4553 4328 3195
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 149 148
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WATIR
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 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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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 -51 22 £475 +11.76% 4
London -30 17 £493 +12.57% 2
City of London +6 9 £500 +11.11% 1
South East - 3 £375 - 2
Egham - 3 £375 -
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £373 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £373 -
North East - 2 £373 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (85.37%) Selenium
2 34 (82.93%) TDD
3 33 (80.49%) QA
3 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
4 32 (78.05%) Ruby
5 31 (75.61%) Cucumber
5 31 (75.61%) BDD
6 25 (60.98%) Open Source
6 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (51.22%) Java
9 16 (39.02%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (39.02%) Sahi
10 15 (36.59%) Web Services
10 15 (36.59%) XML
10 15 (36.59%) SQL
10 15 (36.59%) .NET
10 15 (36.59%) Finance
11 14 (34.15%) WebDriver
12 13 (31.71%) Scrum
13 12 (29.27%) C#
13 12 (29.27%) RESTful
13 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
13 12 (29.27%) Automated Testing
14 10 (24.39%) Capybara
14 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
15 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
15 9 (21.95%) MongoDB
15 9 (21.95%) RSpec
16 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.76%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) MongoDB
2 6 (14.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) Selenium
2 31 (75.61%) Cucumber
3 16 (39.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (39.02%) Sahi
4 14 (34.15%) WebDriver
5 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
6 10 (24.39%) Capybara
6 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
7 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
7 9 (21.95%) RSpec
8 6 (14.63%) Jasmine
8 6 (14.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (7.32%) Calabash
9 3 (7.32%) RubyGems
9 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
9 3 (7.32%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.88%) Subversion
10 2 (4.88%) JMeter
10 2 (4.88%) Geb
11 1 (2.44%) GitLab
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) QA Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Tester
3 5 (12.20%) QA Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Web Services
1 15 (36.59%) XML
1 15 (36.59%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) RESTful
3 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.76%) JSON
3 4 (9.76%) Mustache
3 4 (9.76%) Sass
3 4 (9.76%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.32%) REST
4 3 (7.32%) YAML
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Online Gambling
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) TDD
2 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
3 31 (75.61%) BDD
4 25 (60.98%) Open Source
4 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (31.71%) Scrum
7 12 (29.27%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
9 6 (14.63%) DevOps
10 5 (12.20%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.32%) SDLC
11 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.32%) User Stories
11 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) Ruby
2 21 (51.22%) Java
3 15 (36.59%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) C#
5 3 (7.32%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) Groovy
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (80.49%) QA
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