Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 836 809
Rank change year-on-year +30 -27 -84
Contract jobs citing WATIR 15 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.041% 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.095% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 33
England median daily rate £298 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +3.03% -1.20%
10th Percentile £220 £288 £325
90th Percentile £536 £608 £525
UK median daily rate £298 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -30.00% +3.03% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15764 15606 13629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.87% 15.38% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 10718 8969
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £270
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 275 223
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.78 £21.52
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.40 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74% -2.01%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +5 7 £350 -21.13% 2
South West -6 5 £241 -26.00%
North of England +59 2 £438 +40.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
WATIR
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 England region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Cucumber
2 13 (86.67%) BDD
3 12 (80.00%) Ruby
3 12 (80.00%) QA
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) XML
4 10 (66.67%) Java
5 9 (60.00%) Sahi
5 9 (60.00%) Test Planning
6 8 (53.33%) Open Source
6 8 (53.33%) .NET
6 8 (53.33%) HP UFT
6 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (53.33%) TDD
7 7 (46.67%) Web Services
7 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
7 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
8 6 (40.00%) C#
9 5 (33.33%) Capybara
9 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) JIRA
9 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
10 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
10 4 (26.67%) Web Analytics

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 13 (86.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (60.00%) Sahi
4 8 (53.33%) HP UFT
5 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
6 5 (33.33%) Capybara
6 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (33.33%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
8 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 1 (6.67%) JMeter
9 1 (6.67%) JUnit
9 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 1 (6.67%) NUnit
9 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
9 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 4 (26.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
5 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) BDD
3 9 (60.00%) Test Planning
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
4 8 (53.33%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Analytics
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Analytics
6 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
7 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.67%) SDET
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Ruby
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP