The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WATIR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WATIR over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
London / City of London
Rank - 156 -
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.090% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £266 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -18.30% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WATIR is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 556 517 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.35% 15.54% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 411 535
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WATIR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for WATIR in the City of London

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WATIR in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in the City of London

WATIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HP

WATIR
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (50.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP