The table below looks at the statistics for SilkTest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Borland SilkTest
Rank 619 656 631
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -25
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.012% 0.012% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £350 - £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8237 8306 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 15.01% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 5578 5100
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 115
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

SilkTest
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SilkTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkTest within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +8 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
South East - 1 £350 -

SilkTest
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SilkTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SilkTest.

1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Saba
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Taleo

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Saba
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods