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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 597 629 579
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -50
Contract jobs citing WATIR 20 8 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.015% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.11% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 40
Median daily rate £391 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £374 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
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
8293 7606 6766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.95% 14.48% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5600 5093 4557
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 162 110
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.10 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +13 10 £450 +2.85% 3
North East - 7 £300 -
South West - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
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WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (89.47%) Cucumber
2 32 (84.21%) Selenium
3 31 (81.58%) Ruby
4 28 (73.68%) QA
5 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (55.26%) Java
6 21 (55.26%) Test Automation
6 21 (55.26%) BDD
7 19 (50.00%) TDD
8 18 (47.37%) SQL
8 18 (47.37%) .NET
8 18 (47.37%) HP UFT
8 18 (47.37%) Sahi
9 17 (44.74%) SpecFlow
10 16 (42.11%) JIRA
11 12 (31.58%) JMeter
11 12 (31.58%) Capybara
12 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (28.95%) Scrum
12 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
12 11 (28.95%) Web Services
13 10 (26.32%) SOAP
13 10 (26.32%) Open Source
13 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
13 10 (26.32%) DevOps
14 9 (23.68%) Zephyr
14 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
14 9 (23.68%) JUnit
15 8 (21.05%) XML
15 8 (21.05%) HP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) OpenROAD
1 1 (2.63%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) PuTTY
1 2 (5.26%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (89.47%) Cucumber
2 32 (84.21%) Selenium
3 18 (47.37%) HP UFT
3 18 (47.37%) Sahi
4 17 (44.74%) SpecFlow
5 16 (42.11%) JIRA
6 12 (31.58%) Capybara
6 12 (31.58%) JMeter
7 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
8 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
9 9 (23.68%) JUnit
9 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
9 9 (23.68%) Zephyr
10 8 (21.05%) NUnit
11 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 3 (7.89%) Appium
12 3 (7.89%) RSpec
13 2 (5.26%) Calabash
13 2 (5.26%) Geb
13 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (13.16%) Banking
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer in Test
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) QA Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 1 (2.63%) Software QA Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) SOAP
4 8 (21.05%) XML
5 5 (13.16%) Behat
6 2 (5.26%) REST
7 1 (2.63%) Chai
7 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Unix
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) BDD
2 21 (55.26%) Test Automation
3 19 (50.00%) TDD
4 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.95%) Scrum
5 10 (26.32%) DevOps
5 10 (26.32%) Open Source
6 8 (21.05%) Software Delivery
6 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Kanban
7 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Time Management
10 3 (7.89%) Validation
11 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) Ruby
2 21 (55.26%) Java
3 18 (47.37%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 5 (13.16%) C#
6 4 (10.53%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.26%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
1 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (73.68%) QA
2 6 (15.79%) SDET
3 3 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 5 (13.16%) Rally
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Green Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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