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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 617 617
Rank change year-on-year +24 0  
Contract jobs citing WATIR 10 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.050% 0.043%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 17
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £313 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £646 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +17.76% -13.33%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8205 8230 7252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.40% 14.73% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5577 5585 4642
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 160 140
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £49.90 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

WATIR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 12 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +24 10 £400 +18.51% 6
London +20 6 £400 -24.70% 2
Somerset +9 2 £253 -18.38%
South West -9 2 £253 -22.15% 2
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
Taunton - 1 £241 -
Telford - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 36 (97.30%) Selenium
2 34 (91.89%) SQL
3 32 (86.49%) QA
3 32 (86.49%) BDD
4 31 (83.78%) Ruby
5 30 (81.08%) Test Automation
6 29 (78.38%) XML
7 28 (75.68%) HP UFT
7 28 (75.68%) Java
7 28 (75.68%) Sahi
8 27 (72.97%) TDD
9 25 (67.57%) Web Services
9 25 (67.57%) .NET
9 25 (67.57%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (64.86%) Open Source
11 23 (62.16%) Cucumber
12 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (29.73%) SpecFlow
14 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
14 9 (24.32%) JIRA
14 9 (24.32%) Test Planning
15 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
16 7 (18.92%) Finance
16 7 (18.92%) Unix
17 6 (16.22%) Linux
17 6 (16.22%) C#
17 6 (16.22%) JUnit
17 6 (16.22%) SOAP
17 6 (16.22%) JMeter
17 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering

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 2 (5.41%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (97.30%) Selenium
2 28 (75.68%) HP UFT
2 28 (75.68%) Sahi
3 23 (62.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (29.73%) SpecFlow
5 9 (24.32%) JIRA
6 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
7 6 (16.22%) JMeter
7 6 (16.22%) JUnit
7 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
8 5 (13.51%) Capybara
8 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
8 5 (13.51%) NUnit
8 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
8 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
8 5 (13.51%) Zephyr
9 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
9 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.41%) Subversion
11 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Tester
3 8 (21.62%) QA Tester
4 7 (18.92%) QA Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Automation Tester
6 5 (13.51%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (10.81%) Developer in Test
8 3 (8.11%) Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 3 (8.11%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (8.11%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) QA Specialist
8 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (78.38%) XML
2 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 25 (67.57%) Web Services
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
3 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
3 6 (16.22%) SOAP
4 5 (13.51%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) EJB
5 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.70%) JSF
5 1 (2.70%) JSP
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.70%) Spring
5 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Unix
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) BDD
2 30 (81.08%) Test Automation
3 27 (72.97%) TDD
4 25 (67.57%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (64.86%) Open Source
6 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (24.32%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) DevOps
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) Analytics
9 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Web Analytics
10 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
12 2 (5.41%) Pair Programming
12 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (91.89%) SQL
2 31 (83.78%) Ruby
3 28 (75.68%) Java
4 6 (16.22%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) Go
7 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (86.49%) QA
2 6 (16.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) MiFID
3 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) ATG
3 1 (2.70%) BEA