Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SilkTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SilkTest over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 882 903
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -26
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.005% 0.023% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median daily rate - £288 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £288 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19078 17440 16371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.50% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13287 11750 10892
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 251 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SilkTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Top 2 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 1 - - 1
London - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle