The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 431 430 418
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing WATIR 10 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.022% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.14% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 27
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £525
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
England

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

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
4100 3626 3586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.91% 15.72% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2624 2678
Median daily rate £461 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in London

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in London

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in London

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in London

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
City of London +9 1 £450 -5.26% 1
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 London region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 16 (88.89%) QA
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
1 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) BDD
3 12 (66.67%) Ruby
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
4 10 (55.56%) Java
5 9 (50.00%) SOAP
5 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (50.00%) JMeter
5 9 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 9 (50.00%) DevOps
6 8 (44.44%) Zephyr
6 8 (44.44%) JUnit
6 8 (44.44%) HP UFT
6 8 (44.44%) JIRA
6 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 8 (44.44%) Sahi
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) NUnit
7 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
8 6 (33.33%) SDET
8 6 (33.33%) Scrum
8 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
9 5 (27.78%) Banking
9 5 (27.78%) Unix
9 5 (27.78%) Windows
9 5 (27.78%) .NET

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JMeter
2 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (44.44%) HP UFT
3 8 (44.44%) JIRA
3 8 (44.44%) JUnit
3 8 (44.44%) Sahi
3 8 (44.44%) Zephyr
4 7 (38.89%) NUnit
4 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
5 4 (22.22%) RSpec
6 3 (16.67%) Appium
6 3 (16.67%) Capybara
7 2 (11.11%) Calabash
7 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
7 2 (11.11%) Geb
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) Chai
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) BDD
3 10 (55.56%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) DevOps
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
8 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.11%) Test Management
10 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Ruby
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (88.89%) QA
2 6 (33.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Green Hat