The table below looks at the statistics for SilkTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Borland SilkTest
Rank 400 - 386
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% - 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.089% - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£540 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - £255 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.40 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3387 2978 2790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.88% 12.51% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2628 2182 2011
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

SilkTest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SilkTest across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SilkTest Jobs Demand Trend in London

SilkTest
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SilkTest across the London region.

SilkTest Daily Rate Trend in London

SilkTest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkTest within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - -
SilkTest
England

SilkTest
Top 25 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SilkTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SilkTest.

1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SilkTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SilkTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA