The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 - 144
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WATIR 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.099% - 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £350
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 418 542 434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.63% 19.21% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 388 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 - £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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WATIR in Yorkshire

WATIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WATIR in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WATIR in Yorkshire

WATIR
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WATIR within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
WATIR
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

WATIR
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Sahi
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP