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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 586 549 533
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -16
Contract jobs citing WATIR 27 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.081% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.64% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 19
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £343 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
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 £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 July 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 12 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 3 July 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 -47 27 £475 +18.75% 6
London -24 21 £500 +17.64% 4
City of London -3 12 £500 +11.11% 2
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
Egham - 3 £375 -
South East - 3 £375 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £373 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £373 -
North East - 2 £373 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (92.31%) TDD
2 34 (87.18%) Test Automation
3 33 (84.62%) QA
4 32 (82.05%) Selenium
5 31 (79.49%) Cucumber
5 31 (79.49%) BDD
6 29 (74.36%) Ruby
7 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (61.54%) Open Source
9 18 (46.15%) Java
10 17 (43.59%) Web Services
10 17 (43.59%) HP UFT
10 17 (43.59%) Sahi
11 16 (41.03%) XML
11 16 (41.03%) SQL
11 16 (41.03%) .NET
11 16 (41.03%) RESTful
12 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
12 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
13 14 (35.90%) Finance
13 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
13 14 (35.90%) Capybara
14 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
15 10 (25.64%) Scrum
15 10 (25.64%) C#
15 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
16 9 (23.08%) Load Testing
16 9 (23.08%) Security Testing
16 9 (23.08%) HTTP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.26%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (82.05%) Selenium
2 31 (79.49%) Cucumber
3 17 (43.59%) HP UFT
3 17 (43.59%) Sahi
4 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
5 14 (35.90%) Capybara
6 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 9 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 9 (23.08%) Jasmine
7 9 (23.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (23.08%) RSpec
8 4 (10.26%) RubyGems
8 4 (10.26%) FitNesse
9 3 (7.69%) Calabash
10 2 (5.13%) Geb
10 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
10 2 (5.13%) Subversion
10 2 (5.13%) JIRA
11 1 (2.56%) GitLab
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) QA Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
8 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Automated Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) Web Services
2 16 (41.03%) XML
2 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) RESTful
3 4 (10.26%) Mustache
3 4 (10.26%) Sass
3 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.26%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) YAML
4 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) REST
6 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Online Gambling
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) TDD
2 34 (87.18%) Test Automation
3 31 (79.49%) BDD
4 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (61.54%) Open Source
6 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
7 10 (25.64%) Scrum
8 9 (23.08%) Load Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Security Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 9 (23.08%) DevOps
9 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 2 (5.13%) OOP
13 1 (2.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) Ruby
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Groovy
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (84.62%) QA
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