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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Borland SilkTest
UK
Rank 600 640 622
Rank change year-on-year +40 -18  
Contract jobs citing SilkTest 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.013% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £314 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 - -
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 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
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 £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SilkTest.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Top 7 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 March 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 - 9 £314 - 2
South East - 5 £314 -
London - 4 £300 - 2
Basingstoke - 3 £314 -
Hampshire - 3 £314 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) Validation
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) Taleo
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Migration

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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 (20.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
1 3 (30.00%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Codeship
3 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (10.00%) HR Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (60.00%) Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (10.00%) Saba
4 1 (10.00%) webMethods