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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 572 534 519
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -15
Contract jobs citing WATIR 22 66 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.12% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.96% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 55 32
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£375 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £335 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -44 22 £375 -11.76% 7
London -44 10 £475 +11.76% 7
Leeds - 8 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £363 -
Yorkshire - 8 £363 -
North East - 3 £325 -
South East - 3 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 -
Egham - 3 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £325 -
Surrey - 3 £375 -
City of London +5 2 £475 +5.55% 5

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 55 (94.83%) Selenium
2 50 (86.21%) Ruby
3 46 (79.31%) Cucumber
4 44 (75.86%) QA
5 42 (72.41%) Test Automation
6 40 (68.97%) Open Source
7 38 (65.52%) TDD
7 38 (65.52%) Java
8 37 (63.79%) BDD
9 31 (53.45%) .NET
10 30 (51.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 30 (51.72%) Sahi
11 29 (50.00%) SQL
11 29 (50.00%) Web Services
11 29 (50.00%) XML
12 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (34.48%) Scrum
15 14 (24.14%) WebDriver
16 13 (22.41%) C#
17 12 (20.69%) Finance
18 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
19 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
20 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
21 7 (12.07%) RSpec
21 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
21 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
22 6 (10.34%) JMeter
22 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
22 6 (10.34%) Git (software)

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.90%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (94.83%) Selenium
2 46 (79.31%) Cucumber
3 30 (51.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (51.72%) Sahi
4 14 (24.14%) WebDriver
5 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
6 7 (12.07%) RSpec
7 6 (10.34%) JMeter
7 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
7 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.90%) FitNesse
9 3 (5.17%) Capybara
9 3 (5.17%) RubyGems
10 2 (3.45%) Subversion
10 2 (3.45%) Geb
10 2 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.72%) GitLab
11 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.72%) Calabash
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Tester
2 12 (20.69%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) QA Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 5 (8.62%) QA Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Tester
5 4 (6.90%) QA Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (3.45%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (53.45%) .NET
2 29 (50.00%) Web Services
2 29 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) REST
3 5 (8.62%) RESTful
4 4 (6.90%) JSON
4 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.90%) Mustache
4 4 (6.90%) Sass
5 3 (5.17%) YAML
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (68.97%) Open Source
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.72%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) UNIX
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 38 (65.52%) TDD
3 37 (63.79%) BDD
4 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (34.48%) Scrum
7 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.34%) User Stories
9 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.17%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
12 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
12 2 (3.45%) Regression Testing
13 1 (1.72%) DevOps
13 1 (1.72%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (86.21%) Ruby
2 38 (65.52%) Java
3 29 (50.00%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) PHP
5 4 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (3.45%) Groovy
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (75.86%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
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