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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 159 199 199
Rank change year-on-year
+40 0
Contract jobs citing WATIR 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.073% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.58% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Median daily rate £350 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WATIR
London

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
568 685 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.43% 12.50% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 518 636
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Capybara
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
4 3 (42.86%) SDET
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Appium
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
5 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (28.57%) FitNesse

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Capybara
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) RSpec
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Calabash
4 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
4 1 (14.29%) Geb
4 1 (14.29%) Sahi
4 1 (14.29%) SilkTest
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle