The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 615 595 536
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -59
Contract jobs citing WATIR 15 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.039% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.29% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 36
Median daily rate £444 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £366 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.44% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WATIR
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8030 6960 6180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.08% 13.49% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 4664 4045
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 129
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.43 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in England

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in England

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in England

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WATIR across the England region.

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in England

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 9 £444 -11.25% 4
South West - 5 £450 -
North West - 1 £320 -
WATIR
UK

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 England region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 39 (92.86%) Cucumber
2 36 (85.71%) Ruby
3 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (69.05%) Selenium
5 25 (59.52%) SpecFlow
6 22 (52.38%) Capybara
7 20 (47.62%) JIRA
7 20 (47.62%) QA
8 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
9 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
10 14 (33.33%) Scrum
10 14 (33.33%) Java
10 14 (33.33%) SQL
10 14 (33.33%) .NET
11 12 (28.57%) JMeter
11 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
12 11 (26.19%) BDD
13 10 (23.81%) DevOps
13 10 (23.81%) TDD
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
13 10 (23.81%) Software Delivery
14 9 (21.43%) JUnit
14 9 (21.43%) HP UFT
14 9 (21.43%) Sahi
14 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
15 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
15 8 (19.05%) Zephyr
15 8 (19.05%) Behat
15 8 (19.05%) LoadRunner
15 8 (19.05%) GAP Analysis

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) PuTTY
1 3 (7.14%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (92.86%) Cucumber
2 29 (69.05%) Selenium
3 25 (59.52%) SpecFlow
4 22 (52.38%) Capybara
5 20 (47.62%) JIRA
6 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
7 12 (28.57%) JMeter
8 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 9 (21.43%) HP UFT
8 9 (21.43%) JUnit
8 9 (21.43%) Sahi
9 8 (19.05%) LoadRunner
9 8 (19.05%) NUnit
9 8 (19.05%) Zephyr
10 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 5 (11.90%) RSpec
12 4 (9.52%) Calabash
13 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
13 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
13 3 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Test Engineer
2 19 (45.24%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Developer in Test
3 10 (23.81%) Test Automation Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) QA Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Manager
7 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) Behat
3 7 (16.67%) SOAP
4 5 (11.90%) Web Services
5 4 (9.52%) RESTful
6 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.76%) HTML
6 2 (4.76%) JSON
6 2 (4.76%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Unix
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
3 14 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 11 (26.19%) BDD
6 10 (23.81%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) Software Delivery
6 10 (23.81%) TDD
7 8 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (19.05%) OO
8 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (11.90%) Kanban
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Test Management
11 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) Ruby
2 14 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) QA
2 5 (11.90%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) HP
2 8 (19.05%) Rally
3 1 (2.38%) SAP