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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 560 549 551
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing WATIR 46 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.047% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.40% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 28
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£400 £368 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £304 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £276
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +80.99%
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
7329 6261 6389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.86% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4841 4057 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 223
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 September 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 September 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 -16 46 £400 +8.84% 4
London +13 32 £450 +25.00% 1
Bristol - 8 £363 -
South West - 8 £363 -
East of England - 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £400 -
City of London +22 3 £458 +24.06%
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (82.47%) Cucumber
2 79 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (79.38%) Selenium
3 77 (79.38%) BDD
4 76 (78.35%) Ruby
5 69 (71.13%) TDD
6 55 (56.70%) Test Automation
7 53 (54.64%) Scrum
8 49 (50.52%) Open Source
9 48 (49.48%) QA
10 44 (45.36%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (44.33%) Java
12 42 (43.30%) SQL
13 39 (40.21%) Web Services
14 37 (38.14%) XML
15 34 (35.05%) WebDriver
16 29 (29.90%) QuickTest Pro
17 25 (25.77%) .NET
18 24 (24.74%) RSpec
18 24 (24.74%) Sahi
19 21 (21.65%) Finance
19 21 (21.65%) Jenkins
20 19 (19.59%) Capybara
20 19 (19.59%) TeamCity
21 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
21 16 (16.49%) Automated Testing
21 16 (16.49%) Sass
21 16 (16.49%) Automation Testing
22 15 (15.46%) Node.js
22 15 (15.46%) JMeter

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (15.46%) Node.js
2 3 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) NoSQL
2 9 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.15%) Big Data
5 2 (2.06%) HBase
5 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 80 (82.47%) Cucumber
2 77 (79.38%) Selenium
3 34 (35.05%) WebDriver
4 29 (29.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (24.74%) Sahi
5 24 (24.74%) RSpec
6 21 (21.65%) Jenkins
7 19 (19.59%) Capybara
7 19 (19.59%) TeamCity
8 15 (15.46%) JMeter
9 11 (11.34%) Hudson
10 9 (9.28%) SpecFlow
11 8 (8.25%) CruiseControl
12 7 (7.22%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.12%) Calabash
14 3 (3.09%) Jasmine
14 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
14 3 (3.09%) JIRA
15 2 (2.06%) Maven
15 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Local Government
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 3 (3.09%) Electronics
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.06%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Developer
2 32 (32.99%) Tester
3 13 (13.40%) Analyst
3 13 (13.40%) Automation Tester
4 12 (12.37%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Ruby Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Technical Tester
7 8 (8.25%) QA Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) QA Analyst
8 7 (7.22%) QA Tester
8 7 (7.22%) Technical Developer
8 7 (7.22%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (7.22%) Lead Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.09%) QA Leader
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (40.21%) Web Services
2 37 (38.14%) XML
3 25 (25.77%) .NET
4 16 (16.49%) Sass
5 13 (13.40%) RESTful
6 12 (12.37%) Mustache
7 11 (11.34%) HTML
8 10 (10.31%) JSON
8 10 (10.31%) Sinatra
8 10 (10.31%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (9.28%) XSLT
10 5 (5.15%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.06%) CSS
11 2 (2.06%) SOAP
11 2 (2.06%) REST
11 2 (2.06%) jQuery
12 1 (1.03%) HTML5
12 1 (1.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (50.52%) Open Source
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.09%) DTV
5 1 (1.03%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (79.38%) BDD
3 69 (71.13%) TDD
4 55 (56.70%) Test Automation
5 53 (54.64%) Scrum
6 44 (45.36%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (16.49%) Automated Testing
7 16 (16.49%) Automation Testing
8 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
10 9 (9.28%) Pair Programming
11 8 (8.25%) User Stories
11 8 (8.25%) Kanban
12 7 (7.22%) Content Management
12 7 (7.22%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.22%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.22%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.19%) OOP
14 4 (4.12%) OO
14 4 (4.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (78.35%) Ruby
2 43 (44.33%) Java
3 42 (43.30%) SQL
4 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.37%) Scala
6 9 (9.28%) Golang
6 9 (9.28%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.09%) C#
7 3 (3.09%) PHP
8 2 (2.06%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) Groovy
9 1 (1.03%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (49.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Puppet
1 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (3.09%) SAP
1 3 (3.09%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.03%) Google