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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 599 591 560
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing WATIR 20 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.40% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 39
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £373 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £374 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +3.10%
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
7614 6825 6282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.64% 13.42% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5313 4544 4095
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 104 139
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.04 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -1 8 £425 -15.00% 1
South West - 7 £450 -
North West - 3 £313 -
East of England - 2 - -
WATIR
UK

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (92.50%) Cucumber
2 35 (87.50%) Ruby
2 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (65.00%) Selenium
4 23 (57.50%) Capybara
5 22 (55.00%) SpecFlow
6 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
7 18 (45.00%) QA
7 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
8 17 (42.50%) JIRA
9 14 (35.00%) Scrum
9 14 (35.00%) SQL
10 12 (30.00%) .NET
10 12 (30.00%) Java
10 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
11 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (25.00%) BDD
11 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
12 9 (22.50%) JMeter
12 9 (22.50%) TDD
13 8 (20.00%) ISEB
13 8 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (20.00%) OO
13 8 (20.00%) C#
13 8 (20.00%) Behat
13 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 8 (20.00%) Rally
14 7 (17.50%) DevOps
15 6 (15.00%) Sahi

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 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) PuTTY
1 3 (7.50%) WinSCP
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (92.50%) Cucumber
2 26 (65.00%) Selenium
3 23 (57.50%) Capybara
4 22 (55.00%) SpecFlow
5 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
6 17 (42.50%) JIRA
7 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (22.50%) JMeter
9 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (15.00%) JUnit
9 6 (15.00%) Sahi
10 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.50%) NUnit
10 5 (12.50%) RSpec
10 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 5 (12.50%) Zephyr
11 4 (10.00%) Appium
11 4 (10.00%) Calabash
11 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 3 (7.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 10 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps Manager
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) QA Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Software QA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) Behat
3 5 (12.50%) SOAP
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Unix
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (35.00%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) BDD
5 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 9 (22.50%) TDD
7 8 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (20.00%) OO
8 7 (17.50%) DevOps
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Kanban
9 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.00%) QA Automation
11 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) Ruby
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Java
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Rally
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) SAP