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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 555 510 476
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -34
Contract jobs citing WATIR 21 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.93% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 50
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£375 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £310 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +21.66%
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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 24 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 27 February 2015. 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 -48 21 £375 -3.22% 6
London -55 9 £380 -3.18% 2
West Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 3
Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 3
Leeds - 7 £375 - 3
North East - 3 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £325 -
Hampshire - 2 £388 -
South East - 2 £388 - 1
City of London +5 1 £525 +31.25%
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Hereford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 68 (97.14%) Selenium
2 59 (84.29%) Ruby
3 57 (81.43%) Cucumber
4 51 (72.86%) QA
5 50 (71.43%) BDD
5 50 (71.43%) Test Automation
5 50 (71.43%) Java
6 49 (70.00%) Open Source
7 46 (65.71%) TDD
8 41 (58.57%) SQL
8 41 (58.57%) Web Services
8 41 (58.57%) XML
9 40 (57.14%) .NET
10 39 (55.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 38 (54.29%) Sahi
12 37 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (35.71%) Scrum
15 15 (21.43%) WebDriver
16 14 (20.00%) C#
16 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
17 11 (15.71%) Finance
17 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
18 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
18 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
19 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
20 8 (11.43%) User Stories
21 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
21 7 (10.00%) JMeter
21 7 (10.00%) Scala

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (5.71%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Summit
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) HBase
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (97.14%) Selenium
2 57 (81.43%) Cucumber
3 39 (55.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 38 (54.29%) Sahi
5 15 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
8 7 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 7 (10.00%) JMeter
8 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (8.57%) RSpec
10 4 (5.71%) Capybara
11 3 (4.29%) Hudson
12 2 (2.86%) JBehave
12 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.43%) NUnit
13 1 (1.43%) CruiseControl
13 1 (1.43%) Subversion
13 1 (1.43%) JIRA
13 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Tester
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Automation Tester
6 7 (10.00%) Senior Tester
7 6 (8.57%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Senior QA Tester
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Tester
8 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) QA Leader
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Automation Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (58.57%) Web Services
1 41 (58.57%) XML
2 40 (57.14%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) RESTful
3 5 (7.14%) REST
3 5 (7.14%) Sass
4 4 (5.71%) Mustache
5 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.29%) JSON
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.86%) HTML
6 2 (2.86%) Sinatra
6 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.43%) LESS
7 1 (1.43%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.43%) Underscore.js
7 1 (1.43%) HTML5
7 1 (1.43%) CSS3
7 1 (1.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (70.00%) Open Source
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) DTV
3 1 (1.43%) Streaming Media
3 1 (1.43%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) UNIX
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 50 (71.43%) BDD
2 46 (65.71%) TDD
3 37 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (35.71%) Scrum
6 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.43%) User Stories
9 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Kanban
12 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
13 3 (4.29%) Software Testing
14 2 (2.86%) Project Management
14 2 (2.86%) Regression Testing
14 2 (2.86%) Agile Testing
14 2 (2.86%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (84.29%) Ruby
2 50 (71.43%) Java
3 41 (58.57%) SQL
4 14 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (10.00%) Scala
6 5 (7.14%) Python
7 4 (5.71%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) Golang
9 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (72.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (1.43%) SAP
1 1 (1.43%) Google
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