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 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 128
Contract jobs citing WATIR 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - - 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £363
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 443 478 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.85% 16.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 348 244
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 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
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WATIR.

1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) WatiN
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby