The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 125 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing WATIR 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.31% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 2.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £241 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.00% -  
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 520 402 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.23% 13.80% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 243 289
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 30
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in the South West

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the South West 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
Somerset +8 6 £241 -22.41%
WATIR
England

WATIR
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) Test Planning
2 5 (83.33%) Sahi
2 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
2 5 (83.33%) Sahi
2 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Buildr
4 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) jMock
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) EJB
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JSF
3 1 (16.67%) JSP
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 5 (83.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) ATDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) ATG
1 1 (16.67%) BEA
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle