The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SilkTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Micro Focus Silk Test (formerly Borland Silk Test)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 424 -
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.014% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.081% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

SilkTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3877 3726 3270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.75% 17.23% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2842 2788 2359
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +45.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £41.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £116.88 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SilkTest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SilkTest in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SilkTest in London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the London region with a requirement for SilkTest.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Codeship
4 1 (25.00%) IBM UrbanCode

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (50.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Codeship
1 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus