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 27 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 419 413
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.037% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.21% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 17
Median daily rate - £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3910 3785 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.78% 17.38% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2839 2362
Median daily rate £485 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £90.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WATIR in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Capybara
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Web Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
3 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) TDD

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Capybara
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Sahi
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
2 4 (57.14%) QA Tester
3 3 (42.86%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Analytics
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Web Analytics
2 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) MiFID