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 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 165 190
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.030% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.17% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £374
% change year-on-year +16.66% +0.33%  
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 666 583 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.34% 17.54% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 487 586
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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