The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 554 533 569
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +36
Contract jobs citing WATIR 50 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.063% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.55% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +11 50 £400 +6.66% 11
London +24 40 £450 +18.03% 3
Bristol - 8 £369 - 2
South West - 8 £369 - 3
City of London +11 7 £505 +32.45% 1
East of England -29 2 £400 +14.28% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Swindon - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 95 (84.07%) Ruby
1 95 (84.07%) Cucumber
2 87 (76.99%) Selenium
3 85 (75.22%) BDD
4 78 (69.03%) TDD
5 73 (64.60%) Test Automation
6 56 (49.56%) Scrum
7 55 (48.67%) Java
8 54 (47.79%) SQL
9 51 (45.13%) Open Source
10 50 (44.25%) QA
11 49 (43.36%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (43.36%) Web Services
11 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (42.48%) XML
13 41 (36.28%) WebDriver
14 36 (31.86%) QuickTest Pro
15 28 (24.78%) .NET
16 26 (23.01%) JavaScript
16 26 (23.01%) Sahi
17 24 (21.24%) RSpec
17 24 (21.24%) TeamCity
18 23 (20.35%) Node.js
18 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
18 23 (20.35%) Sass
19 22 (19.47%) HTML
19 22 (19.47%) Finance
20 20 (17.70%) Mustache
21 19 (16.81%) Capybara
22 18 (15.93%) JMeter

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (20.35%) Node.js
2 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.08%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) HBase
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 95 (84.07%) Cucumber
2 87 (76.99%) Selenium
3 41 (36.28%) WebDriver
4 36 (31.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (23.01%) Sahi
6 24 (21.24%) RSpec
6 24 (21.24%) TeamCity
7 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
8 19 (16.81%) Capybara
9 18 (15.93%) JMeter
10 15 (13.27%) CruiseControl
11 8 (7.08%) Hudson
11 8 (7.08%) SpecFlow
12 7 (6.19%) FitNesse
13 6 (5.31%) JIRA
14 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
14 4 (3.54%) Calabash
15 3 (2.65%) Bugzilla
16 2 (1.77%) ClearQuest
16 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Tester
2 35 (30.97%) Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Analyst
4 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
4 18 (15.93%) Automation Tester
5 17 (15.04%) Technical Tester
6 13 (11.50%) Ruby Developer
7 12 (10.62%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) QA Engineer
8 10 (8.85%) QA Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) Lead Developer
11 7 (6.19%) Technical Developer
12 6 (5.31%) Agile Tester
12 6 (5.31%) QA Tester
13 5 (4.42%) Test Manager
14 4 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (43.36%) Web Services
2 48 (42.48%) XML
3 28 (24.78%) .NET
4 23 (20.35%) Sass
5 22 (19.47%) HTML
6 20 (17.70%) Mustache
7 18 (15.93%) RESTful
8 17 (15.04%) JSON
8 17 (15.04%) XSLT
9 13 (11.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (8.85%) Sinatra
11 7 (6.19%) Gherkin
12 4 (3.54%) CSS
13 3 (2.65%) SOAP
14 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
14 2 (1.77%) HTML5
15 1 (0.88%) REST
15 1 (0.88%) LAMP
15 1 (0.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 51 (45.13%) Open Source
2 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.77%) Blog
4 2 (1.77%) IPTV
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) Linux
2 2 (1.77%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.22%) BDD
2 78 (69.03%) TDD
3 73 (64.60%) Test Automation
4 56 (49.56%) Scrum
5 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (43.36%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.16%) Pair Programming
6 16 (14.16%) Automation Testing
7 15 (13.27%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing
9 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.19%) Content Management
10 7 (6.19%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.19%) User Stories
11 5 (4.42%) OOP
11 5 (4.42%) Kanban
12 4 (3.54%) Test Strategy
12 4 (3.54%) Business Analysis
13 3 (2.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 95 (84.07%) Ruby
2 55 (48.67%) Java
3 54 (47.79%) SQL
4 26 (23.01%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.04%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.19%) Golang
7 6 (5.31%) Scala
8 4 (3.54%) Python
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
9 3 (2.65%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) ISEB
3 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (44.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
1 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (1.77%) Rackspace
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle
2 1 (0.88%) SAP
2 1 (0.88%) IBM
2 1 (0.88%) Compuware
2 1 (0.88%) HP
2 1 (0.88%) Empirix
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