The table below looks at the statistics for SilkTest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Borland SilkTest
Rank 575 565 530
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.017% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£500 £255 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.07% -46.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £255 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

SilkTest
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SilkTest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SilkTest
Daily Rate Trend

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

SilkTest Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SilkTest
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SilkTest within the UK.

SilkTest Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SilkTest
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkTest within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 1 £500 +96.07%
City of London - 1 £500 -
London - 1 £500 -
Worthing - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South East - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) PHP
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (14.29%) Confluence
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) System Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Groovy
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) SilkCentral
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tools Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Siebel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus