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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Rank 605 617 608
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing WATIR 19 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.35% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 45
Median daily rate £350 £404 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% -4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £313 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £499 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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
8238 8296 7457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 14.98% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5543 5587 5128
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 186 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 4 December 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 15 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 4 December 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 -1 19 £350 -13.41% 6
North East - 12 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £345 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £345 -
London -11 4 £383 -0.77% 5
South East +17 1 £388 +210.00%
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Leeds +14 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
North West +1 1 £350 +29.03%
City of London -8 1 £370 -25.06% 2
West Sussex - 1 £388 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Crawley - 1 £388 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 39 (97.50%) QA
2 38 (95.00%) Selenium
3 33 (82.50%) BDD
3 33 (82.50%) Java
3 33 (82.50%) Ruby
4 32 (80.00%) TDD
4 32 (80.00%) HP UFT
4 32 (80.00%) Sahi
5 30 (75.00%) Cucumber
6 28 (70.00%) SQL
7 27 (67.50%) .NET
8 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
9 25 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (62.50%) Web Services
10 23 (57.50%) Open Source
11 21 (52.50%) XML
12 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
13 13 (32.50%) JMeter
14 12 (30.00%) SOAP
15 11 (27.50%) JIRA
15 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
15 11 (27.50%) DevOps
16 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
16 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (25.00%) HP
16 10 (25.00%) JUnit
16 10 (25.00%) NUnit
16 10 (25.00%) Zephyr
17 8 (20.00%) Unix

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 1 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) OpenROAD
1 1 (2.50%) SAS
1 1 (2.50%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (95.00%) Selenium
2 32 (80.00%) HP UFT
2 32 (80.00%) Sahi
3 30 (75.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (32.50%) JMeter
4 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
5 11 (27.50%) JIRA
5 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
6 10 (25.00%) JUnit
6 10 (25.00%) NUnit
6 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 10 (25.00%) Zephyr
7 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.00%) Appium
9 3 (7.50%) RSpec
9 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
10 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
10 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
10 2 (5.00%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) QA Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Digital Developer
5 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) Web Services
3 21 (52.50%) XML
4 12 (30.00%) SOAP
5 2 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) Chai
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) CSS3
6 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Unix
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) BDD
2 32 (80.00%) TDD
3 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 25 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (57.50%) Open Source
6 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (27.50%) DevOps
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.50%) Kanban
10 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
11 2 (5.00%) Defect Management
11 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) Java
1 33 (82.50%) Ruby
2 28 (70.00%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (97.50%) QA
2 7 (17.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (12.50%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Green Hat
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
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