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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK
Rank 569 597 563
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -34
Contract jobs citing WATIR 23 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.056% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 34
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
7386 7463 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.96% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4925 4985 4718
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 193 124
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

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 16 January 2017.

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 17 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +11 23 £350 -6.66% 7
North East - 13 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £350 -
London -17 6 £370 -1.33% 4
City of London -8 2 £498 +12.11%
North West +19 1 £350 +52.17%
South West +18 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
Telford - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 41 (97.62%) Selenium
2 38 (90.48%) QA
3 36 (85.71%) SQL
3 36 (85.71%) TDD
4 35 (83.33%) HP UFT
4 35 (83.33%) Sahi
5 34 (80.95%) BDD
5 34 (80.95%) Java
6 32 (76.19%) Ruby
7 30 (71.43%) Test Automation
8 29 (69.05%) .NET
8 29 (69.05%) Web Services
9 28 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (64.29%) Cucumber
11 26 (61.90%) Open Source
12 25 (59.52%) XML
13 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (33.33%) SOAP
14 14 (33.33%) JMeter
15 13 (30.95%) LoadRunner
16 12 (28.57%) Unix
16 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
17 11 (26.19%) JUnit
17 11 (26.19%) DevOps
18 10 (23.81%) Zephyr
18 10 (23.81%) HP
18 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
18 10 (23.81%) Windows
18 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
18 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.38%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (97.62%) Selenium
2 35 (83.33%) HP UFT
2 35 (83.33%) Sahi
3 27 (64.29%) Cucumber
4 14 (33.33%) JMeter
5 13 (30.95%) LoadRunner
6 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 11 (26.19%) JUnit
8 10 (23.81%) JIRA
8 10 (23.81%) NUnit
8 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
8 10 (23.81%) Zephyr
9 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
10 3 (7.14%) TestComplete
11 2 (4.76%) FitNesse
11 2 (4.76%) Geb
11 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.76%) RSpec
11 2 (4.76%) Subversion
11 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) QA Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Tester
3 5 (11.90%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) QA Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
1 29 (69.05%) Web Services
2 25 (59.52%) XML
3 14 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) Ajax
5 1 (2.38%) Chai
5 1 (2.38%) CSS3
5 1 (2.38%) EJB
5 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) JSF
5 1 (2.38%) JSP
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Unix
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) TDD
2 34 (80.95%) BDD
3 30 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 28 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (61.90%) Open Source
6 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (26.19%) DevOps
8 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Scrum
9 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
10 3 (7.14%) Kanban
10 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) SQL
2 34 (80.95%) Java
3 32 (76.19%) Ruby
4 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Go
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (90.48%) QA
2 9 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.76%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.38%) ATG
4 1 (2.38%) BEA