The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank - 164 -
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.022% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £313 -
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
561 576 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.83% 12.84% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 369 234
Median daily rate £400 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £34.90
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 the North West

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WATIR
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (100.00%) WinSCP
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA