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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 621 620 559
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -61
Contract jobs citing WATIR 25 25 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.045% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.34% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 51
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £369
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +1.01%
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
8176 7312 6870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.06% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5628 4773 4456
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 £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 133 154
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.19 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

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 May 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 May 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 +10 25 £425 - 5
London +1 11 £638 +29.44%
South West - 9 £438 -
Bristol - 9 £438 -
Peterborough - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
City of London +36 2 - -
Southport - 2 £313 -
Merseyside - 2 £313 -
North West - 2 £313 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (84.09%) Cucumber
2 35 (79.55%) Ruby
3 27 (61.36%) Selenium
4 24 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 24 (54.55%) Capybara
5 22 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 19 (43.18%) QA
7 18 (40.91%) JIRA
8 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
9 14 (31.82%) SQL
10 12 (27.27%) .NET
11 11 (25.00%) Java
12 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
12 10 (22.73%) HP UFT
12 10 (22.73%) Scrum
12 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
12 10 (22.73%) BDD
12 10 (22.73%) Software Delivery
13 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
13 9 (20.45%) TDD
13 9 (20.45%) JMeter
13 9 (20.45%) OO
13 9 (20.45%) JUnit
14 8 (18.18%) Web Services
14 8 (18.18%) C#
14 8 (18.18%) HP
14 8 (18.18%) ISEB
14 8 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (18.18%) ISTQB

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 (4.55%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) PuTTY
1 2 (4.55%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (84.09%) Cucumber
2 27 (61.36%) Selenium
3 24 (54.55%) Capybara
4 22 (50.00%) SpecFlow
5 18 (40.91%) JIRA
6 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
7 10 (22.73%) HP UFT
8 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
8 9 (20.45%) JMeter
8 9 (20.45%) JUnit
9 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.64%) RSpec
10 6 (13.64%) Sahi
11 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
11 5 (11.36%) NUnit
11 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
11 5 (11.36%) Zephyr
12 4 (9.09%) Appium
12 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
13 3 (6.82%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Test Automation Engineer
1 17 (38.64%) Test Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Developer in Test
2 10 (22.73%) Test Automation Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Manager
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) Behat
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
3 5 (11.36%) SOAP
4 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 4 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (9.09%) RESTful
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) HTML5
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Unix
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 10 (22.73%) BDD
3 10 (22.73%) Scrum
3 10 (22.73%) Software Delivery
3 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.45%) OO
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
5 8 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (15.91%) Test Management
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.64%) DevOps
7 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Kanban
8 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.36%) SDLC
8 5 (11.36%) Validation
8 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) Load Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) Ruby
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (18.18%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ISEB
1 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) HP
2 8 (18.18%) Rally
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Telerik
4 1 (2.27%) SAP