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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 620 565 566
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +1
Contract jobs citing WATIR 10 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.076% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 38 21
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£475 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
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
8236 7282 6271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.90% 12.88% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4672 4023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 138 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 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 6 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 2 September 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 -38 10 £475 +18.75% 3
London -28 9 £488 +4.83% 1
City of London +13 6 £500 +11.73%
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 28 (87.50%) TDD
2 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 25 (78.13%) QA
3 25 (78.13%) Cucumber
3 25 (78.13%) BDD
4 24 (75.00%) Selenium
5 22 (68.75%) Ruby
6 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (53.13%) Open Source
8 16 (50.00%) Capybara
9 15 (46.88%) WebDriver
9 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
9 15 (46.88%) Finance
10 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (40.63%) RESTful
11 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
12 12 (37.50%) Jasmine
12 12 (37.50%) SpecFlow
12 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
13 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
13 11 (34.38%) .NET
14 10 (31.25%) C#
14 10 (31.25%) Java
14 10 (31.25%) HTTP
14 10 (31.25%) Load Testing
14 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
14 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
14 10 (31.25%) RSpec
14 10 (31.25%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (31.25%) DevOps

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (78.13%) Cucumber
2 24 (75.00%) Selenium
3 16 (50.00%) Capybara
4 15 (46.88%) WebDriver
4 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
5 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
6 12 (37.50%) SpecFlow
6 12 (37.50%) Jasmine
7 10 (31.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (31.25%) RSpec
8 8 (25.00%) Sahi
8 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 4 (12.50%) FitNesse
9 4 (12.50%) Calabash
10 3 (9.38%) RubyGems
11 2 (6.25%) Appium
11 2 (6.25%) Geb
11 2 (6.25%) JIRA
12 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
12 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Tester
4 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Automated Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Web Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.13%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) RESTful
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 9 (28.13%) Web Services
4 8 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) JSON
5 3 (9.38%) YAML
5 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) React
6 2 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (3.13%) HTML
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.13%) CSS
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.13%) REST
7 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) TDD
2 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 25 (78.13%) BDD
4 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (53.13%) Open Source
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
8 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
9 10 (31.25%) Load Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
9 10 (31.25%) DevOps
9 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
10 9 (28.13%) Scrum
11 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 3 (9.38%) OOP
13 2 (6.25%) Project Management
13 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
13 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
13 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
13 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Ruby
2 10 (31.25%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (78.13%) QA
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