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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 515 498 572
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +74
Contract jobs citing WATIR 72 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.096% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 0.85% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 13
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £284 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +13.33%
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
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 21 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 70 £425 +17.24% 9
London +12 64 £425 +9.67% 7
City of London -7 15 £450 +24.13% 1
Bristol -9 5 £363 +11.53%
South West -18 5 £363 +11.53%
West Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Cheltenham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Warwick - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 93 (88.57%) Cucumber
2 87 (82.86%) Ruby
3 83 (79.05%) Selenium
4 72 (68.57%) BDD
5 68 (64.76%) Test Automation
5 68 (64.76%) TDD
6 51 (48.57%) QA
6 51 (48.57%) Java
7 48 (45.71%) SQL
8 46 (43.81%) Scrum
8 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (40.95%) Open Source
10 41 (39.05%) XML
11 40 (38.10%) JavaScript
12 39 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (36.19%) Web Services
14 36 (34.29%) HTML
14 36 (34.29%) WebDriver
15 29 (27.62%) QuickTest Pro
16 23 (21.90%) .NET
16 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
17 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
18 18 (17.14%) RSpec
18 18 (17.14%) TeamCity
19 17 (16.19%) RESTful
19 17 (16.19%) Sahi
20 16 (15.24%) Sass
20 16 (15.24%) Node.js
20 16 (15.24%) Relational Database
20 16 (15.24%) JSON

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (15.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.76%) Big Data
3 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.81%) Star Schema
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 93 (88.57%) Cucumber
2 83 (79.05%) Selenium
3 36 (34.29%) WebDriver
4 29 (27.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
6 18 (17.14%) RSpec
6 18 (17.14%) TeamCity
7 17 (16.19%) Sahi
8 15 (14.29%) CruiseControl
8 15 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 14 (13.33%) Calabash
10 12 (11.43%) JIRA
10 12 (11.43%) Capybara
11 11 (10.48%) JMeter
12 9 (8.57%) FitNesse
13 7 (6.67%) JBehave
14 6 (5.71%) Subversion
14 6 (5.71%) Maven
15 5 (4.76%) Hudson
15 5 (4.76%) JUnit
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
4 3 (2.86%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.86%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (44.76%) Tester
2 26 (24.76%) Automation Tester
3 24 (22.86%) Developer
4 16 (15.24%) QA Tester
5 15 (14.29%) Analyst
6 13 (12.38%) Test Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) Technical Tester
7 12 (11.43%) Test Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) QA Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) Ruby Developer
9 8 (7.62%) Mobile Tester
10 7 (6.67%) Senior Tester
10 7 (6.67%) QA Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.76%) Senior QA Tester
12 4 (3.81%) Quality Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (39.05%) XML
2 38 (36.19%) Web Services
3 36 (34.29%) HTML
4 23 (21.90%) .NET
5 17 (16.19%) RESTful
6 16 (15.24%) Sass
6 16 (15.24%) JSON
6 16 (15.24%) XSLT
7 13 (12.38%) Mustache
8 11 (10.48%) Gherkin
9 9 (8.57%) CSS
10 8 (7.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (6.67%) Ajax
12 6 (5.71%) DHTML
13 3 (2.86%) Sinatra
14 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
14 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (1.90%) HTML5
15 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
15 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (40.95%) Open Source
2 7 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.86%) Video on Demand
3 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) IPTV
4 2 (1.90%) Blog
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
4 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (68.57%) BDD
2 68 (64.76%) Test Automation
2 68 (64.76%) TDD
3 46 (43.81%) Scrum
3 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
6 16 (15.24%) Pair Programming
7 13 (12.38%) Integration Testing
8 10 (9.52%) User Stories
9 9 (8.57%) Automation Testing
10 8 (7.62%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 5 (4.76%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.76%) Manual Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Performance Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Content Management
13 4 (3.81%) Data Management
13 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (82.86%) Ruby
2 51 (48.57%) Java
3 48 (45.71%) SQL
4 40 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.48%) C#
7 10 (9.52%) Python
8 6 (5.71%) F#
9 4 (3.81%) Groovy
9 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.86%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Scala
11 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) ISEB
2 4 (3.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (48.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Puppet
1 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.76%) HP
1 5 (4.76%) Oracle
2 4 (3.81%) VMware
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.95%) Empirix
3 1 (0.95%) IBM
3 1 (0.95%) Compuware
3 1 (0.95%) SAP
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago