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 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 135 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WATIR 7 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% - 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 10
Median daily rate £450 - £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £374 £369
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +1.35%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
417 430 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.85% 13.74% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 284 238
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 29
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.74 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +3.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £32.54 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £45.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WATIR across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol - 7 £450 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) Ruby
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 15 (93.75%) SpecFlow
2 15 (93.75%) Capybara
3 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
4 9 (56.25%) Selenium
5 8 (50.00%) JIRA
5 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (50.00%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 8 (50.00%) ISEB
5 8 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (50.00%) OO
5 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 8 (50.00%) Behat
5 8 (50.00%) Rally
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Games
8 3 (18.75%) Time Management
8 3 (18.75%) Kanban
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.25%) Electronics
9 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (6.25%) Finance

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Capybara
1 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
1 15 (93.75%) SpecFlow
2 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (50.00%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 12 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer in Test
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Behat
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) OO
3 8 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Ruby
2 8 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Rally
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP