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 3 months to 24 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 640 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 -  
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.025% 0.048% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8108 8337 7452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.53% 15.50% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 5751 4903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 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 24 June 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 +49 2 £350 -30.00% 1
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 £350 -
South East - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for SilkTest.

1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) Validation
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) SaaS
3 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
3 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Taleo
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration

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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 2 (18.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) SAP CO
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
1 4 (36.36%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Codeship
3 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 1 (9.09%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Leader
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (9.09%) E-Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) HR Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP FI Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Scenario Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
1 7 (63.64%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Micro Focus