Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 845 848
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 -108
Contract jobs citing WATIR 15 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.088% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 33
UK median daily rate £298 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £220 £288 £325
90th Percentile £536 £608 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £266 £325 £374
% change year-on-year -18.31% -13.04% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16970 16872 14888
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.70% 15.33% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11575 11473 9667
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £298 £269
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 294 257
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.74% -2.01%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.25 £21.95
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.73%

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WATIR in the UK

WATIR
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England +31 15 £298 -30.00% 2
UK excluding London +51 8 £266 -18.31%
London -6 7 £350 -21.13% 2
South West -4 5 £241 -26.00%
North of England +65 2 £438 +40.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 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 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%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
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%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (6.67%) SDET
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
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