The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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.

Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 416 410
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs citing WATIR 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.045% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.28% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £350 £519 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.53% +38.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -22.15% -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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3566 3534 3081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.29% 15.84% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2580 2182
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in London

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WATIR in London

WATIR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WATIR in London

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 11 (78.57%) QA
4 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 9 (64.29%) JIRA
5 8 (57.14%) Ruby
5 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 7 (50.00%) Sahi
6 7 (50.00%) XML
6 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
7 6 (42.86%) Java
7 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
7 6 (42.86%) DevOps
8 5 (35.71%) Zephyr
8 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
8 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
8 5 (35.71%) Capybara
8 5 (35.71%) Analytics
8 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (35.71%) NUnit
8 5 (35.71%) Web Analytics
8 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
8 5 (35.71%) HP
8 5 (35.71%) JMeter
8 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
8 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
8 5 (35.71%) JUnit

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
4 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
5 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (50.00%) Sahi
6 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
7 5 (35.71%) Capybara
7 5 (35.71%) JMeter
7 5 (35.71%) JUnit
7 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
7 5 (35.71%) NUnit
7 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
7 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
7 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
7 5 (35.71%) Zephyr
8 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 1 (7.14%) Codeship
9 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
9 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) BDD
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Web Analytics
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Ruby
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) MiFID
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP