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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
UK
Rank 584 617 604
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing WATIR 17 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 15
Median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £321 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £389 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
7798 7444 7053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 14.54% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5253 4912 4659
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 200 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £30.32 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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 27 February 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 16 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 27 February 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 +10 17 £350 -2.77% 8
London +19 7 £400 +8.10% 3
Somerset +5 4 £240 -22.58%
South West -4 4 £240 -26.15% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 -
North East - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 -
Taunton - 2 £235 -
Telford - 2 £500 -
Shropshire - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £500 - 1
City of London -2 1 £625 +66.66% 1
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (94.29%) Selenium
2 30 (85.71%) QA
2 30 (85.71%) SQL
3 28 (80.00%) Java
3 28 (80.00%) HP UFT
3 28 (80.00%) Ruby
3 28 (80.00%) Sahi
4 27 (77.14%) TDD
5 26 (74.29%) BDD
6 25 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (71.43%) Test Automation
6 25 (71.43%) Web Services
7 24 (68.57%) XML
7 24 (68.57%) .NET
8 23 (65.71%) Open Source
9 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
10 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
12 8 (22.86%) JMeter
12 8 (22.86%) SOAP
12 8 (22.86%) Unix
12 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
13 7 (20.00%) JUnit
13 7 (20.00%) Finance
13 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
13 7 (20.00%) DevOps
14 6 (17.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
14 6 (17.14%) SoapUI
14 6 (17.14%) Zephyr

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 (5.71%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.86%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (94.29%) Selenium
2 28 (80.00%) HP UFT
2 28 (80.00%) Sahi
3 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
4 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 8 (22.86%) JMeter
6 7 (20.00%) JUnit
6 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 6 (17.14%) JIRA
7 6 (17.14%) NUnit
7 6 (17.14%) SoapUI
7 6 (17.14%) Zephyr
8 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.71%) RSpec
9 2 (5.71%) Subversion
10 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
1 9 (25.71%) QA Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Tester
3 5 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer in Test
5 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) QA Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Developer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) Web Services
2 24 (68.57%) .NET
2 24 (68.57%) XML
3 8 (22.86%) SOAP
4 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.71%) CSS
5 2 (5.71%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
6 1 (2.86%) Chai
6 1 (2.86%) CSS3
6 1 (2.86%) EJB
6 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.86%) HTML5
6 1 (2.86%) JSF
6 1 (2.86%) JSP
6 1 (2.86%) RESTful
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (2.86%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Unix
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) TDD
2 26 (74.29%) BDD
3 25 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 23 (65.71%) Open Source
5 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) DevOps
7 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
8 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
9 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
9 2 (5.71%) QA Automation
9 2 (5.71%) Scrum
9 2 (5.71%) Software Delivery
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) SQL
2 28 (80.00%) Java
2 28 (80.00%) Ruby
3 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.43%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Go
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (17.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) MiFID
3 1 (2.86%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) ATG
3 1 (2.86%) BEA
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