The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank - 148 143
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.031% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.19% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -
WATIR
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
461 532 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.72% 16.56% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 390 332
Median daily rate £385 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 28
Median hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £37.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £43.85 £50.00
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 the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WATIR
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 South West region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland