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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Borland SilkTest
UK
Rank 591 627 610
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.026% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £314 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 - -
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
7645 7575 7063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 14.58% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5138 4996 4676
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 £305 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 202 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £29.51 £28.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 5 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +32 6 £314 -16.26% 1
London +18 3 £300 -20.00%
Basingstoke - 3 £314 -
Hampshire - 3 £314 - 1
South East - 3 £314 - 1

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) SAP FI
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP FI Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Saba
4 1 (14.29%) webMethods