Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 810 833
Rank change year-on-year -41 +23 -44
Contract jobs citing WATIR 18 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.044% 0.037%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.097% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 29
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.62% -1.00%
10th Percentile £331 £276 £309
90th Percentile £475 £458 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £391
% change year-on-year - -10.54% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £60.00

WATIR is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,574 16,081 15,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.47% 16.59% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,023 10,743 10,452
UK median daily rate £458 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 243 389
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.10 £21.59 £23.20
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.50 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%

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 24 January 2018.

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 6 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 24 January 2018. 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 -41 18 £400 +14.29% 8
London -53 11 £400 +4.58% 5
North of England +24 7 £350 +5.26% 2
UK excluding London -12 7 £350 - 3
North West +8 4 £395 +12.71%
North East +41 3 £325 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WATIR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for WATIR.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) Selenium
3 15 (83.33%) Ruby
4 12 (66.67%) BDD
5 11 (61.11%) Capybara
5 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 9 (50.00%) Gradle
6 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (44.44%) QA
7 8 (44.44%) C#
8 7 (38.89%) Java
8 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) OO
9 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 4 (22.22%) Open Source
10 4 (22.22%) Sahi
10 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
10 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (22.22%) JIRA
11 3 (16.67%) Marketing
11 3 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk
11 3 (16.67%) Validation
11 3 (16.67%) Scrum
11 3 (16.67%) Software Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 3 (16.67%) WinSCP
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Cucumber
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) Capybara
3 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (50.00%) Gradle
3 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Sahi
6 3 (16.67%) Ant
6 3 (16.67%) Calabash
6 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (16.67%) JMeter
6 3 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (5.56%) Appium
7 1 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
3 12 (66.67%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Context-Driven Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) SDET
9 1 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Ruby
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment