The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
London / City of London
Rank 153 151 189
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +38
Contract jobs citing WATIR 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.063% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 0.47% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £498 £388 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.38% -26.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £369
% change year-on-year
-6.47% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
503 427 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 13.38% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 332 589
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WATIR as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region.

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WATIR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Sahi
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Sahi
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (33.33%) Geb
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) RSpec
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) QA Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Green Hat
1 1 (33.33%) HP