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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 560 548 575
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing WATIR 41 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.051% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 18
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£400 £388 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £500 £276
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
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 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
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 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -13 41 £400 +3.22% 10
London +18 30 £450 +16.12% 4
South West - 8 £363 - 2
Bristol - 8 £363 - 1
City of London +29 3 £448 +17.37%
East of England - 3 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Wales - - - - 1

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 94 (85.45%) Cucumber
2 92 (83.64%) Ruby
3 87 (79.09%) BDD
4 85 (77.27%) Selenium
5 79 (71.82%) TDD
6 69 (62.73%) Test Automation
7 56 (50.91%) Scrum
8 52 (47.27%) Java
8 52 (47.27%) QA
9 49 (44.55%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (44.55%) SQL
9 49 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (43.64%) Open Source
11 46 (41.82%) Web Services
12 43 (39.09%) XML
13 42 (38.18%) WebDriver
14 30 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
15 26 (23.64%) Jenkins
16 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
16 25 (22.73%) RSpec
16 25 (22.73%) TeamCity
17 24 (21.82%) .NET
18 23 (20.91%) Sahi
19 21 (19.09%) RESTful
19 21 (19.09%) Finance
19 21 (19.09%) Capybara
20 20 (18.18%) Sass
20 20 (18.18%) Node.js
20 20 (18.18%) HTML
21 18 (16.36%) HTTP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (18.18%) Node.js
2 3 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.91%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.45%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.36%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.45%) Big Data
5 2 (1.82%) HBase
5 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 94 (85.45%) Cucumber
2 85 (77.27%) Selenium
3 42 (38.18%) WebDriver
4 30 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (23.64%) Jenkins
6 25 (22.73%) RSpec
6 25 (22.73%) TeamCity
7 23 (20.91%) Sahi
8 21 (19.09%) Capybara
9 16 (14.55%) JMeter
10 15 (13.64%) CruiseControl
11 10 (9.09%) Hudson
12 9 (8.18%) SpecFlow
13 7 (6.36%) FitNesse
14 4 (3.64%) JIRA
14 4 (3.64%) Calabash
15 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
15 3 (2.73%) LoadRunner
16 2 (1.82%) Bugzilla
16 2 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 21 (19.09%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Retail
3 5 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (2.73%) Local Government
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (34.55%) Tester
2 34 (30.91%) Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Analyst
4 17 (15.45%) Automation Tester
5 16 (14.55%) Test Analyst
6 13 (11.82%) Technical Tester
6 13 (11.82%) Ruby Developer
7 12 (10.91%) Test Engineer
8 11 (10.00%) QA Engineer
9 10 (9.09%) QA Analyst
10 9 (8.18%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.36%) Technical Developer
11 7 (6.36%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (6.36%) Lead Developer
12 6 (5.45%) QA Tester
13 5 (4.55%) Agile Tester
14 4 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
14 4 (3.64%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.82%) Web Services
2 43 (39.09%) XML
3 24 (21.82%) .NET
4 21 (19.09%) RESTful
5 20 (18.18%) HTML
5 20 (18.18%) Sass
6 17 (15.45%) Mustache
6 17 (15.45%) JSON
6 17 (15.45%) XSLT
7 13 (11.82%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (10.00%) Sinatra
9 6 (5.45%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.73%) CSS
10 3 (2.73%) SOAP
11 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.91%) LAMP
12 1 (0.91%) Ajax
12 1 (0.91%) REST
12 1 (0.91%) jQuery
12 1 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (43.64%) Open Source
2 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.82%) DTV
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) Blog
5 1 (0.91%) IPTV
5 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (79.09%) BDD
2 79 (71.82%) TDD
3 69 (62.73%) Test Automation
4 56 (50.91%) Scrum
5 49 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (44.55%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.55%) Pair Programming
6 16 (14.55%) Automation Testing
7 14 (12.73%) Performance Testing
8 13 (11.82%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.91%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.27%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.36%) Content Management
11 7 (6.36%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.36%) User Stories
12 6 (5.45%) Kanban
12 6 (5.45%) OOP
13 4 (3.64%) Project Management
13 4 (3.64%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (83.64%) Ruby
2 52 (47.27%) Java
3 49 (44.55%) SQL
4 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.45%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.27%) Golang
7 6 (5.45%) Scala
8 4 (3.64%) PHP
8 4 (3.64%) Python
9 3 (2.73%) C#
10 1 (0.91%) Groovy
10 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) ISEB
3 3 (2.73%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (47.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Puppet
1 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (1.82%) SAP
1 2 (1.82%) Rackspace
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