The table below looks at the statistics for WATIR skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 624 609 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -34
Contract jobs citing WATIR 19 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.048% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.36% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 37
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £373 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £491
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 - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8339 7501 6779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.53% 13.39% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5751 4959 4310
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 123 156
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

WATIR
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WATIR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WATIR
Daily Rate Trend

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

WATIR Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WATIR
Daily Rate Histogram

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

WATIR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WATIR
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WATIR Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WATIR
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK 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
England -14 19 £425 -10.52% 4
London -10 8 £425 -15.00% 3
South West - 7 £450 -
Bristol - 7 £450 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Southport - 2 £316 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
North West - 2 £316 -
Merseyside - 2 £316 -
City of London +36 1 - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for WATIR.

1 37 (92.50%) Cucumber
2 35 (87.50%) Ruby
2 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (65.00%) Selenium
4 23 (57.50%) Capybara
5 22 (55.00%) SpecFlow
6 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
7 18 (45.00%) QA
7 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
8 17 (42.50%) JIRA
9 14 (35.00%) Scrum
9 14 (35.00%) SQL
10 12 (30.00%) .NET
10 12 (30.00%) Java
10 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
11 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (25.00%) BDD
11 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
12 9 (22.50%) JMeter
12 9 (22.50%) TDD
13 8 (20.00%) ISEB
13 8 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (20.00%) OO
13 8 (20.00%) C#
13 8 (20.00%) Behat
13 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 8 (20.00%) Rally
14 7 (17.50%) DevOps
15 6 (15.00%) Sahi

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) PuTTY
1 3 (7.50%) WinSCP
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (92.50%) Cucumber
2 26 (65.00%) Selenium
3 23 (57.50%) Capybara
4 22 (55.00%) SpecFlow
5 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
6 17 (42.50%) JIRA
7 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (22.50%) JMeter
9 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (15.00%) JUnit
9 6 (15.00%) Sahi
10 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.50%) NUnit
10 5 (12.50%) RSpec
10 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 5 (12.50%) Zephyr
11 4 (10.00%) Appium
11 4 (10.00%) Calabash
11 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 3 (7.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 10 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps Manager
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) QA Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Software QA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) Behat
3 5 (12.50%) SOAP
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Unix
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (35.00%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) BDD
5 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 9 (22.50%) TDD
7 8 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (20.00%) OO
8 7 (17.50%) DevOps
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Kanban
9 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.00%) QA Automation
11 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) Ruby
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Java
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Rally
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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