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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 606 593 540
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -53
Contract jobs citing WATIR 20 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.037% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.27% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 35
Average daily rate £373 £380 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% -3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £363 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 20 £373 -1.97% 8
London +5 10 £383 -0.64% 3
South East +19 6 £370 -7.50%
Hampshire +7 6 £370 -7.50%
South West +6 4 £405 +11.72% 1
Fareham - 4 - -
City of London +36 3 £400 -17.94% 2
Bristol -1 2 - -
Portsmouth -3 2 £370 -1.33%
Plymouth - 1 £500 -
Devon - 1 £500 -
Somerset - 1 £310 - 1

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 34 (79.07%) Selenium
2 32 (74.42%) Cucumber
3 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (60.47%) QA
4 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
5 25 (58.14%) Ruby
6 21 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (48.84%) Java
7 18 (41.86%) BDD
8 17 (39.53%) TDD
9 16 (37.21%) Manual Testing
10 13 (30.23%) Web Services
11 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
11 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
12 10 (23.26%) SQL
12 10 (23.26%) Test Management
12 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
12 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
12 10 (23.26%) Capybara
13 9 (20.93%) Appium
13 9 (20.93%) SDLC
13 9 (20.93%) System Testing
13 9 (20.93%) Kanban
13 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
13 9 (20.93%) .NET
14 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
14 8 (18.60%) JMeter
14 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
14 8 (18.60%) JIRA
15 7 (16.28%) FitNesse

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (6.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (79.07%) Selenium
2 32 (74.42%) Cucumber
3 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
3 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
4 10 (23.26%) Capybara
4 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
4 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
5 9 (20.93%) Appium
6 8 (18.60%) JIRA
6 8 (18.60%) JMeter
7 7 (16.28%) FitNesse
8 6 (13.95%) JUnit
9 5 (11.63%) Geb
9 5 (11.63%) Sahi
9 5 (11.63%) TestComplete
10 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
10 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
11 3 (6.98%) Gerrit
11 3 (6.98%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.98%) RSpec
General
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
1 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
1 11 (25.58%) Tester
2 6 (13.95%) Automation Tester
2 6 (13.95%) QA Tester
3 5 (11.63%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Manual Tester
4 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) Web Services
2 9 (20.93%) .NET
3 7 (16.28%) XML
4 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.63%) JSON
5 4 (9.30%) HTML
5 4 (9.30%) YAML
6 2 (4.65%) CSS
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) React
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.33%) REST
7 1 (2.33%) RESTful
7 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
3 21 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (41.86%) BDD
5 17 (39.53%) TDD
6 16 (37.21%) Manual Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Test Management
8 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Kanban
8 9 (20.93%) SDLC
8 9 (20.93%) System Testing
9 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
9 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum
11 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
11 6 (13.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Ruby
2 21 (48.84%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.63%) Groovy
6 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
1 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (60.47%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Telerik
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) ATG
4 1 (2.33%) hybris
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow