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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Borland SilkTest
Rank 437 418 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.004% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.053% 0.031% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £488 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -
SilkTest
England

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
3771 3178 3096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.38% 13.95% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2767 2228 2294
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 12
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £107.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (50.00%) Rational Robot
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Green Hat
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) RIATest
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) WATIR
4 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Case Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Rational Robot
3 2 (50.00%) RIATest
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (25.00%) Toad
4 1 (25.00%) WATIR
4 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Case Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Green Hat
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) SAP