Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 243 260
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +31
Contract jobs citing WATIR 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.014% 0.015% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.072% 0.082% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
City of London median daily rate £510 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%
Central London median daily rate £510 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +16.57% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

WATIR is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1398 1226 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.53% 18.31% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 999 1090
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £310
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23.24 £31.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £59.45 £33.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +3.45%

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WATIR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Capybara
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) SDET
1 1 (100.00%) Creative Thinking

WATIR
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) Capybara
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) SDET
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA