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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 541 523 475
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -48
Contract jobs citing WATIR 36 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.66% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 38
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£400 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £294 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +21.66%
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
6850 5794 5386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.90% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3694 3351
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 131 208
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 January 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 27 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 26 January 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 -24 36 £400 +3.22% 5
London -4 27 £425 +9.67% 5
City of London +10 6 £450 +12.50%
South West - 5 £363 -
South East - 4 £400 -
Hampshire - 4 £400 -
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Bath - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Hereford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 70 (94.59%) Selenium
2 60 (81.08%) Ruby
3 59 (79.73%) Cucumber
4 52 (70.27%) BDD
5 49 (66.22%) Open Source
6 48 (64.86%) QA
6 48 (64.86%) TDD
7 47 (63.51%) Test Automation
8 46 (62.16%) Java
9 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (51.35%) Web Services
11 37 (50.00%) XML
11 37 (50.00%) SQL
12 36 (48.65%) .NET
13 34 (45.95%) QuickTest Pro
13 34 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (44.59%) Sahi
15 32 (43.24%) Scrum
16 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
17 14 (18.92%) Finance
17 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
18 13 (17.57%) C#
19 12 (16.22%) TeamCity
19 12 (16.22%) Automated Testing
19 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
20 11 (14.86%) SpecFlow
20 11 (14.86%) RSpec
21 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
21 10 (13.51%) JMeter
22 9 (12.16%) Test Scripting

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.35%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.70%) HBase
2 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (94.59%) Selenium
2 59 (79.73%) Cucumber
3 34 (45.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (44.59%) Sahi
5 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
6 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
6 12 (16.22%) TeamCity
7 11 (14.86%) RSpec
7 11 (14.86%) SpecFlow
8 10 (13.51%) JMeter
9 8 (10.81%) FitNesse
10 7 (9.46%) Hudson
10 7 (9.46%) Capybara
11 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.70%) JBehave
11 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.70%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.35%) Maven
12 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Publishing
3 2 (2.70%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Tester
2 17 (22.97%) Developer
3 8 (10.81%) QA Tester
3 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Tester
5 6 (8.11%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) QA Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Automation Tester
7 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Ruby Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Tester
7 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) QA Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (51.35%) Web Services
2 37 (50.00%) XML
3 36 (48.65%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) RESTful
5 5 (6.76%) REST
6 4 (5.41%) Sinatra
6 4 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.05%) JSON
7 3 (4.05%) HTML
7 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.70%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) XSLT
8 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.35%) CSS
9 1 (1.35%) HTML5
9 1 (1.35%) Sass
9 1 (1.35%) LESS
9 1 (1.35%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.35%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (66.22%) Open Source
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) DTV
4 1 (1.35%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.35%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (70.27%) BDD
2 48 (64.86%) TDD
3 47 (63.51%) Test Automation
4 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (43.24%) Scrum
7 12 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.81%) User Stories
11 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
12 5 (6.76%) Kanban
12 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (4.05%) OOP
14 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
15 2 (2.70%) Pair Programming
15 2 (2.70%) Programme Management
15 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 60 (81.08%) Ruby
2 46 (62.16%) Java
3 37 (50.00%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) C#
5 8 (10.81%) Scala
6 5 (6.76%) Python
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
7 4 (5.41%) Golang
8 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.35%) Groovy
10 1 (1.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (64.86%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (1.35%) Google
2 1 (1.35%) Rackspace