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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 524 535 576
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +41
Contract jobs citing WATIR 48 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.061% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 11
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 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +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
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
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 £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £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 22 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 22 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 +10 48 £400 +6.66% 16
London +27 39 £450 +16.12% 8
South West - 9 £363 - 2
Bristol - 9 £363 -
City of London +23 7 £505 +34.66% 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 4
Cambridge - - - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 4
Swindon - - - - 2
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 4
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 96 (84.21%) Cucumber
2 95 (83.33%) Ruby
3 89 (78.07%) Selenium
4 85 (74.56%) BDD
5 78 (68.42%) TDD
6 74 (64.91%) Test Automation
7 57 (50.00%) SQL
7 57 (50.00%) Scrum
8 56 (49.12%) Java
9 53 (46.49%) QA
9 53 (46.49%) Open Source
10 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (42.98%) Web Services
11 49 (42.98%) XML
12 48 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (35.96%) WebDriver
14 36 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 29 (25.44%) JavaScript
15 29 (25.44%) .NET
16 26 (22.81%) Sahi
17 24 (21.05%) HTML
18 23 (20.18%) Finance
18 23 (20.18%) Node.js
18 23 (20.18%) Sass
19 22 (19.30%) Jenkins
19 22 (19.30%) TeamCity
19 22 (19.30%) RSpec
20 20 (17.54%) Mustache
21 18 (15.79%) JMeter
21 18 (15.79%) RESTful

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (20.18%) Node.js
2 2 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.26%) Big Data
3 6 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (84.21%) Cucumber
2 89 (78.07%) Selenium
3 41 (35.96%) WebDriver
4 36 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (22.81%) Sahi
6 22 (19.30%) Jenkins
6 22 (19.30%) TeamCity
6 22 (19.30%) RSpec
7 18 (15.79%) JMeter
8 17 (14.91%) Capybara
9 15 (13.16%) CruiseControl
10 11 (9.65%) SpecFlow
11 8 (7.02%) FitNesse
12 7 (6.14%) JIRA
12 7 (6.14%) Hudson
13 5 (4.39%) Calabash
14 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
15 3 (2.63%) Subversion
15 3 (2.63%) Bugzilla
16 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (3.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (39.47%) Tester
2 34 (29.82%) Developer
3 21 (18.42%) Automation Tester
4 20 (17.54%) Analyst
5 18 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 17 (14.91%) Technical Tester
7 12 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
8 11 (9.65%) Test Engineer
9 10 (8.77%) QA Engineer
9 10 (8.77%) QA Analyst
10 9 (7.89%) QA Tester
11 8 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (6.14%) Lead Developer
12 7 (6.14%) Technical Developer
13 6 (5.26%) Agile Tester
14 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
15 4 (3.51%) Automation Analyst
15 4 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
15 4 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (42.98%) Web Services
1 49 (42.98%) XML
2 29 (25.44%) .NET
3 24 (21.05%) HTML
4 23 (20.18%) Sass
5 20 (17.54%) Mustache
6 18 (15.79%) RESTful
7 17 (14.91%) JSON
7 17 (14.91%) XSLT
8 12 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (7.89%) Sinatra
10 7 (6.14%) Gherkin
11 4 (3.51%) CSS
12 3 (2.63%) SOAP
13 2 (1.75%) HTML5
13 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.75%) Ajax
14 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
14 1 (0.88%) DHTML
14 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (46.49%) Open Source
2 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.75%) Blog
4 2 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) Windows
3 2 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (74.56%) BDD
2 78 (68.42%) TDD
3 74 (64.91%) Test Automation
4 57 (50.00%) Scrum
5 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (14.91%) Automation Testing
8 16 (14.04%) Pair Programming
8 16 (14.04%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.40%) Performance Testing
10 11 (9.65%) Integration Testing
11 9 (7.89%) Content Management
11 9 (7.89%) User Stories
12 8 (7.02%) Automated Testing
13 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.39%) Kanban
14 5 (4.39%) OOP
14 5 (4.39%) Test Strategy
15 4 (3.51%) Business Analysis
16 3 (2.63%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (83.33%) Ruby
2 57 (50.00%) SQL
3 56 (49.12%) Java
4 29 (25.44%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.91%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.26%) Golang
6 6 (5.26%) C#
7 5 (4.39%) Scala
7 5 (4.39%) Python
8 4 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (1.75%) F#
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) ISEB
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (46.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Puppet
1 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
1 2 (1.75%) HP
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle
2 1 (0.88%) SAP
2 1 (0.88%) Empirix
2 1 (0.88%) IBM
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.88%) Compuware
2 1 (0.88%) VMware
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