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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 575 562 522
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -40
Contract jobs citing WATIR 37 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.048% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.41% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £323 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +36.00%
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
7338 6141 6006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.65% 11.73% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4950 4001 3439
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 146 235
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.27 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 30 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 31 October 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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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 -23 37 £425 +13.33% 12
London +11 27 £450 +20.00% 5
South West - 6 £363 - 2
East of England - 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £400 -
City of London +18 2 £429 +14.33% 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (82.35%) Cucumber
1 70 (82.35%) BDD
2 68 (80.00%) Selenium
3 67 (78.82%) Ruby
4 64 (75.29%) TDD
5 52 (61.18%) Test Automation
6 48 (56.47%) Open Source
7 47 (55.29%) Scrum
8 44 (51.76%) QA
9 42 (49.41%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (44.71%) Java
10 38 (44.71%) SQL
11 34 (40.00%) Web Services
12 33 (38.82%) XML
13 26 (30.59%) QuickTest Pro
14 25 (29.41%) Sahi
14 25 (29.41%) WebDriver
15 24 (28.24%) .NET
16 22 (25.88%) RSpec
17 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
18 17 (20.00%) Finance
18 17 (20.00%) Automated Testing
19 16 (18.82%) TeamCity
20 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
20 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
21 13 (15.29%) Capybara
21 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
22 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
22 12 (14.12%) Scala

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 7 (8.24%) Node.js
2 4 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.88%) Big Data
3 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) HBase
4 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (82.35%) Cucumber
2 68 (80.00%) Selenium
3 26 (30.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (29.41%) Sahi
4 25 (29.41%) WebDriver
5 22 (25.88%) RSpec
6 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
7 16 (18.82%) TeamCity
8 13 (15.29%) Capybara
9 12 (14.12%) JMeter
10 10 (11.76%) Hudson
10 10 (11.76%) SpecFlow
11 9 (10.59%) FitNesse
12 5 (5.88%) CruiseControl
13 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
13 3 (3.53%) Jasmine
14 2 (2.35%) Calabash
14 2 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (2.35%) JIRA
15 1 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Developer
2 27 (31.76%) Tester
3 12 (14.12%) Automation Tester
4 11 (12.94%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) QA Tester
7 7 (8.24%) QA Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) QA Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Senior Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Technical Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Technical Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.71%) Senior Automation Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Agile Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.00%) Web Services
2 33 (38.82%) XML
3 24 (28.24%) .NET
4 11 (12.94%) Ruby on Rails
4 11 (12.94%) Sinatra
5 9 (10.59%) RESTful
6 8 (9.41%) Sass
7 7 (8.24%) HTML
7 7 (8.24%) Mustache
8 6 (7.06%) JSON
9 5 (5.88%) XSLT
10 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.35%) CSS
10 2 (2.35%) jQuery
10 2 (2.35%) REST
10 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.18%) LESS
11 1 (1.18%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (56.47%) Open Source
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) DTV
4 1 (1.18%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (82.35%) BDD
2 64 (75.29%) TDD
3 52 (61.18%) Test Automation
4 47 (55.29%) Scrum
5 42 (49.41%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.59%) User Stories
10 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Kanban
11 7 (8.24%) Content Management
11 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
12 6 (7.06%) OOP
13 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
13 5 (5.88%) Pair Programming
14 4 (4.71%) Project Management
15 3 (3.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 67 (78.82%) Ruby
2 38 (44.71%) Java
2 38 (44.71%) SQL
3 12 (14.12%) Scala
4 10 (11.76%) Golang
5 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.71%) C#
8 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) Python
9 1 (1.18%) Groovy
9 1 (1.18%) F#
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (51.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.35%) SAP
1 2 (2.35%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.18%) Google
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