Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 January 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 789 800
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 -32
Contract jobs citing WATIR 18 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 29
England median daily rate £400 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.62% -1.00%
10th Percentile £331 £282 £309
90th Percentile £475 £460 £495
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £396
% change year-on-year +14.29% -11.62% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
England median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,013 14,995 14,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 16.67% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,030 10,028 9,782
England median daily rate £470 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.80% +4.73% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.47% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 220 347
England median hourly rate £43.75 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.90 £24.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.40 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WATIR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WATIR in England

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in England

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WATIR in England

WATIR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WATIR in England

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -29 11 £400 -0.93% 4
North of England +20 7 £350 +5.26% 1
North West +10 4 £395 +12.71%
North East +34 3 £325 -
WATIR
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) Selenium
3 15 (83.33%) Ruby
4 12 (66.67%) BDD
5 11 (61.11%) Capybara
5 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 9 (50.00%) Gradle
6 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (44.44%) QA
7 8 (44.44%) C#
8 7 (38.89%) Java
8 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) OO
9 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 4 (22.22%) Open Source
10 4 (22.22%) Sahi
10 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
10 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (22.22%) JIRA
11 3 (16.67%) Marketing
11 3 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk
11 3 (16.67%) Validation
11 3 (16.67%) Scrum
11 3 (16.67%) Software Testing

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 3 (16.67%) WinSCP
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) Capybara
3 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (50.00%) Gradle
3 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Sahi
6 3 (16.67%) Ant
6 3 (16.67%) Calabash
6 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (16.67%) JMeter
6 3 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (5.56%) Appium
7 1 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
3 12 (66.67%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Context-Driven Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) SDET
9 1 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Ruby
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment